messy, fun, tender, peaceful, perfect, little moments

Come as you are! We'll capture some magic.

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My approach is simple, warm, and down-to-earth. The mission is to connect, have a good time, and put everyone at ease.

While you are hanging out with your people, walking, laughing, and just enjoying your time,

I strive to craft natural, beautiful photographs that reflect your family in a genuine, easy feeling way.

The focus of the session is on togetherness and energy.

We'll have eyes at the camera, too, but we are looking to record those special details you'll want to remember.

We'll meet at a NW Indiana outdoor spot, or Chicago South Suburbs / Chicagoland area. We can also have your session right at home. I have locations I love to use, but I am always eager and open to new areas. It's not the location that will make these images precious, it's you and your family together that's highlighted.

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What you get


An about you questionnaire where you'll get to share details about your family and thoughts with me. 


On session day, before we start, we'll cover again how the session may go. We'll chat, have fun, and document artful moments with you and your family.


In 4 weeks, you'll receive high resolution images to download, print and share.  You'll also have access to professional photo products.

A Prep Guide with info from "what to wear" to  "what to do with your hands."

In-Home or OutdoorSession




  • Outdoor sessions are booked at end of day (close to sunset)My signature session features tons of variety and fun with you and your family.

  • Immediate household, nuclear family members up to 6 included

  • For family, couples, child, seniors, branding

  • DETAILS:  Each session is treated as a blank canvas. We focus on connections, energy, and your personal authentic moments. I strive to get a great set of lightly posed photos with everyone looking at the camera, too. Think of this as a great time to enjoy each other! We'll meet in a prairie, forest, on the beach, a field, a park,  downtown area of your town, or other spot.

  • ALL IN:  Includes all the high-resolution digital files from your online gallery in color and some in black and white (about 40+),  delivered via direct download. ​​

  • Roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour session
  • All digital files from your gallery




  • An In-Home Lifestyle Session includes up to 90 minutes of shooting time and is typically booked mid-late morning

  • Immediate household, nuclear family members included up to 6

  • For family, couples, child, branding

  • DETAILS: I aim to capture raw moments and lasting memories built behind the walls of your home. This session is a great option for any family. Set aside some time to enjoy each other's company, and we'll document beautiful family moments. The session will take place in and around your home, in your favorite little places and spaces. We’ll be in your home, but your backyard, or porch are not off-limits.  All homes work.

  • ALL IN: Includes all the high-resolution digital files from your online gallery in color and some in black and white (about 40+), delivered via direct download.​

  • Roughly 60-90 minute session
  • All digital files from your gallery



  • Outdoor session within 5 miles of my home in 46319 in Northwest Indiana, (photographer's choice of location) incudes up to 20 minutes of shooting time plus 7 digital images.

  • Immediate household, nuclear family members included up to 6​

  • DETAILS: Perfect for a couple quick updated family shots or a focus on just the kids.  You are able to select and download eight images with printing rights. Additional images and prints are available for purchase directly from your gallery.

  • Roughly 20 minute session
  • 7  digital files

Extended Family

depending on number of families & people

650 - 820.

  • Extended Family Photography Session, outdoors or in your home lasting about 1 to 2 hours.

  • DETAILS: There are many candid moments documented and lots of different groupings, some with everyone looking at the camera. These are always so unique and fun! Each family unit receives some time for individual photos.  We document details and portraits and have a good time! Afterward, everyone will have the chance to download the high-resolution images and to order prints. The location is in your home, a field, the backyard, the beach. I have locations I like and I'm always open, too. We can meet pretty much anywhere.

  • ALL IN:  Includes all high-resolution digital files from your online gallery in color and some in black & white (about 50+),  delivered via direct download, to share among the family.

  • Roughly 1-2 hour session
  • All digital files from your gallery
  • 8x10 lustre print
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How it Works

Once you make the wonderful decision to get into a lifestyle photography session together, you'll contact me.

We'll discuss date, ideas, location, and your people.

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LOCATIONS / TRAVEL:  Includes travel up a 15-mile radius from zip code 46319. Travel fee is applied beyond. I do travel to Chicago Suburbs and further. Minimum of $75 Chicago. Location is 46319 area code, photographer's choice for mini. Northwest Indiana Family Photographer​  (map)

FAMILY INCLUDED:  Immediate family / dependents in your household up to 6 people, are included in Outdoor and In Home sessions. If you have more than 6 people, add $20 per additional immediate family member. If you'd like to include others, schedule an Extended Family Session.

AGREEMENTS:  Contracts must be reviewed, digitally signed, and submitted for your session to be scheduled. ​​$100-200  non-refundable initial payment is due at the time of booking to secure your spot for sessions. The remainder is due on or before the session. 

Shine a light on your session

I got you covered with beautiful Prints, Canvases, and a special Heirloom Leather Album with flush mount pages.

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ready for the next step

We'll craft art around meaningful moments with your family.
And have a darn good time doing it ~