ALL-INCLUSIVE INVESTMENT

Your Session Experience

My approach to family photography is simple, warm, and down-to-earth. My goal is to connect, have a good time, and put everyone at ease to make the family photography experience enjoyable. While you are enjoying your family together, walking, talking, laughing, I strive to craft and capture natural, beautiful moments that reflect your family in a genuine way. We capture photographs in natural light that mirror the love, fun, and feeling found in your unique family.  Whether you're having an extended family session or an intimate session in your home, it's all awesome. Come as you are and we will capture some magic.

For family sessions, we will meet at a Northwest Indiana outdoor location, Chicago South Suburbs, or Chicagoland location. Some families choose to have a family session inside their home.

 

Newborn sessions are always held in the comfort of your home.

Simple, All-Inclusive Pricing

My style of photography results in a collection of images that speaks to your family's unique beauty and connection. Those photographs are meaningful and you deserve to have them. I will edit an artist's choice of the best quality images from the session and include a minimum of 35 for you to keep forever. 

There's a discount for certain weekdays listed under the session.  Travel fees may apply past a 15 mile radius of Griffith, IN.  All sessions are shot on location.

See ADDITIONAL DETAILS below.

READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE DIFFERENT SESSIONS OFFERED

NEWBORN SESSION

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NEWBORN STORY

$720

$680 (Mon-Fri)

  • Family + Natural Baby Posing in home session lasting about 1.5 - 2.5 hours

  • Immediate family members are included, $15/person beyond 6

  • ALL INCLUSIVE:  Includes all high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (minimum of 40),  delivered via direct download. Images will be displayed in a private online gallery. Prints are available. 

  • 8x10 Luster Print - Credit to the shop

  • ABOUT THE SESSION:  We document the bonding moments of your family during those first couple weeks home. Meaningful lifestyle, natural feeling photographs of your family are taken in the master bedroom, nursery or living room that offer beautiful, natural light. All homes will work. Your family is captured with documentary photography and gently posed family images. I bring a few blankets, fabrics, swaddles, and a couple hats or headbands that we may use for timeless, baby led poses and some wrapped up baby images. We capture fleeting moments that showcase your new bundle and new family. Newborn sessions ideally take place 4-20 days after baby’s birth. After booking, I will email a Welcome Guide with info to help prepare for your session. (Check out my GROW WITH ME package below) 

  • MATERNITY SESSION: Maternity + Newborn Package $1150

FAMILY STORY

$620

$580 (Mon-Thurs)

  • A Family Session In Your Home or Outdoors at sunset lasting around 30 min - 1 hr

  • Immediate family members are included, $15/person beyond 6
  • Family - Maternity - Kids - Couples 
  • Outdoor Sessions are held one to two hours prior to sunset, or during sunrise on certain days. In-Home Sessions are held in the late morning hours and tend to take a little longer sometimes.
  • ALL INCLUSIVEIncludes high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (minimum of 35),  delivered via direct download displayed in a private online gallery.
  • 8x10 Luster Print - Credit to the shop
  • ABOUT THE SESSION: My sessions are customized to you and your family. Our session will focus on love, fun, connection, energy, and those seemingly small, perfectly imperfect details. While the majority of the session will be focused on interactions, I strive to get a great set of natural feeling, lightly posed images with everyone looking at the camera. We capture fleeting moments during our time together. We may sing, dance, laugh, tell jokes, be silly during our session. It makes for beautiful photos. We capture your family just as you are, and focus on creating personal art that will always remind you of how well-loved your family has been. We'll meet outdoors, at the beach, a forest preserve, a field, a park, or a different outdoor or indoor location like in your home. All homes will work for this. 

EXTENDED FAMILY STORY

Starting at about $745

  • Extended Family Session. In-home or outdoors lasting about 45 min to 1.5 hours.

  • Approximately $745 to $900 - depending on the number of people and familiesSimply contact for a quote.

  • ALL INCLUSIVE:  Includes all high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black + white (minimum of 50),  delivered via direct download, to share among the family displayed in a private online gallery. Prints are available.

  • 8x10 Luster Print - Credit to the shop

  • ABOUT THE SESSION: Your family is all together to capture some unique images! In this session, there are many candid moments documented and lots of different groupings, some with everyone looking. My extended family sessions are generally laid back. With this many personalities and groupings, these are always unique. Multiple groupings can be photographed. Each family unit receives a micro mini session of their own.  We document details and connections and have a darn good time doing it.  Afterward, everyone will have the chance to download the high-resolution images, including printing rights, about one month after the session. You will receive an email with my tips to saving them and other recommendations.

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  • LOCATIONS / TRAVEL FEE:  $2.50/mile over 15 miles of travel included from Griffith Indiana, in NW Indiana up to a certain distance. A minimum of $65 is applied for Chicago sessions. Please feel free to ask about any location and travel.

  • NON REFUNDABLE RETAINER: Approximately $100 non-refundable retainer is due at the time of booking to secure your spot.  The remainder is due on or before the session.

  • FAMILY INCLUDED: Immediate family is included in Newborn and Family sessions up to 6 people. If you have more than 6 people in your immediate family, add $15 per additional immediate family member. If you'd like to include more than your immediate family members in a session together, we will schedule an Extended Family Session.

  • AGREEMENTS: Contracts must be reviewed, digitally signed, submitted and invoice complete for your session to be scheduled.​​

  • TURNAROUND: There is approximately a 2-4 week turnaround for your images to be delivered.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION

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GROW WITH ME PACKAGE

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DETAILS TO NOTE

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EXTENDED FAMILY SESSION

After your 

Newborn Session

SAVE 10%

on Family Sessions 

for a year.

GROW WITH ME

DOCUMENT YOUR GROWING FAMILY THROUGH THE YEAR.

After your NEWBORN SESSION, book a Family Story Session within one year's time.

  • Receive 10% off  any FAMILY STORY sessions for your immediate family within a 12 month period after your Newborn Session.  

PHOTO ALBUM 

A beautiful gathering of your session's images.

When you want to print many,

this lay-flat album holds panoramic spreads printed on thick pages bound in a linen cover.  High quality and professional, this album arrives in a protective kraft storage box. 

It's perfect, simple, stunning, and worth it.

8x8 album. 15 flush spreads.

$325

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