A comprehensive Client Prep guide that covers everything you need to know about how to prepare and what to expect during your session.

Prior to your session, we can arrange a virtual meeting to introduce ourselves,  discuss details, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

When you book a session with me, you will receive full access to the high-res digital images I capture during your session. My photos are meant to narrate a story, so it’s important to me that you don’t leave with just a limited selection.

Family films offer the ultimate opportunity to capture the current moments of your life as a family.

Family Package 1

$1400

Interviews are recorded at a location of choice, either your house or in studio.

  • All pre-session planning.
  • 30 minutes to set and pack up.
  • 3 hours filming.
  • 15 hours hours culling, choosing music, editing together clips, color grading, creating titles and sequences.
  • 3-5 minute final film; ready for download on a password protected online site.

Family Package 2

$800

Interviews are recorded at a location of choice, either your house or in studio.

  • All pre-session planning.
  • 30 minutes to set and pack up.
  • 1 hours filming.
  • 5 hours hours culling, choosing music, editing together clips, color grading, creating titles and sequences.
  • 60-90 second final film; ready for download on a password protected online site.

I’ve always loved taking pictures, but videos have found a more special place in my heart. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Videos are more engaging! Videos can capture movement and sound and feed all the senses.
  • Videos can tell the whole story! Photos can only capture a single moment in time, but videos can tell a story by capturing multiple making it a more powerful tool and delivering more emotion when looking back.
  • Videos are more memorable! Studies have shown that people are more likely to remember information that they have seen in a video than information that they have read or heard. This is because videos engage multiple senses.
  • Videos can be used to connect with people on a deeper level! When we watch a video, we are not just seeing a static image, we are seeing a story unfold. That’s exactly why I focus on family themes with my films. In my opinion, the family connection is the most important.
Family films offer the ultimate opportunity to capture the current moments of your life as a family.

Consider the numerous video clips stored on your phone that remain untouched. The number must be countless, right?

This is the most priceless gift you will ever give to your kids!

By booking a family film session, you ensure that your precious memories are not lost forever in an old, inoperable phone or buried deep within the vast collection of photos, videos, and screenshots accumulated over the years.

If you appreciate the concept of preserving genuine, heartfelt moments from this phase of your life, a Family Film session is ideal for you. It allows you to pause time for a day and document your family’s memories, providing the ability to relive them whenever you desire. This becomes an invaluable gift for both your children and yourself. If you had only 60 seconds to gather the most cherished possessions in your house, a family film would undoubtedly make that list. It becomes the video you watch repeatedly together as a family each year, preserving not just your children’s expressions and laughter, but also your interactions and connections as a parent.

  • Can I book you for photos only?

    Unfortunately the short answer is no. I occasionally will open up a date in my schedule to seasonal mini sessions, but those are far and few between. Films are something unique that I offer my clients that help me tell the full story and that’s where my passion lies.

  • When is the best time to schedule my session?

    If you want to showcase your yard and go play outside, I would recommend mid-April to mid-October when the weather will be pleasant. If you’re happy just staying inside though, I film all year round.

  • How long are sessions?

    I’ve found that 3 hours is the magic number for filming, but I also offer a shorter film that would consist of 1 hour of filming. We can figure out what’s right for your family during your consultation call.

  • How do I see my images and film after the session?

    I’ll email a link to your private photo gallery 1-2 weeks after our session. You can order prints, download and even share to social media direct from there! A film can take up to 20 hours to edit depending on the length and will arrive 2-3 weeks later.

  • What should we wear for my session?

    Choosing the right outfits can greatly enhance the overall look and feel of your photos and film. I recommend wearing outfits that are comfortable and reflect your personal style. It’s best to avoid busy patterns (especially thin stripes)  or logos that may be distracting. Prior to the session, I can provide you with some helpful tips and suggestions to guide you in selecting the perfect attire.

  • What if I haven’t lost the baby weight?

    You’re beautiful mama! And I know for a fact that your children don’t care. Aren’t you doing this for them to have to remember these days forever? They will never care about what size pants you were, they will only want to remember you exactly as you are now.

  • How does your pricing work?

    A $200 non-refundable session fee is due at time of booking to secure your date and time for your session which includes all pre-planning. Family Film packages start at $800 and payment is due by or on the date of filming.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Absolutely! I understand that this is an investment and I am more than happy to work with you to come up with a reasonable payment plan to help you budget the cost.