Watercolor Leaves
Watercolor Leaves

Experience

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

While you are hanging out with your family, walking, laughing, and enjoying each other,

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

Here's a session tip:

Embrace the day, have a good time,

and mak e memories you'll want to remember.

For family sessions, we'll meet at a Northwest Indiana outdoor location or Chicago South Suburbs / Chicagoland location. We can also have your session right at home. Newborn sessions are always held in the comfort of your home.

Documenting real, messy, fun, joyful, tender, wonderful, peaceful, perfect little moments. 

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

Simple, All-Inclusive Pricing

All in. All-inclusive.

My style of photography results in a collection of images that speaks to your family's unique beauty and connection. I will edit an artist's choice of the best quality images from the session for you to keep forever.

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NEWBORN SESSION

$690

  • In Home Newborn Photography session lasting about 2 - 3 hours

  • Immediate family members only included, $20/person beyond 6

  • ALL IN:  Includes all high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (about 50+),  delivered via direct download in a private online gallery. Prints are available. 

  • ABOUT THE SESSION:  We document the bonding moments with your family during those first couple of weeks home. Meaningful photographs are taken in the master bedroom, nursery, or living room and all spaces that offer beautiful, natural light. All types of homes will work. The session is photographed as a family lifestyle story, easy and laid back. A few sweet photos of baby are also taken with blankets, swaddles, wraps, bows, or hats and gently posed family images are captured. Newborn sessions ideally take place 4-20 days after birth.

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OUTDOOR SESSION

Fri, Sat & Sun  $590

Mon - Thur  $550

  • Outdoor Lifestyle Photography Session, lasting up to 1 hour.

  • Typically booked 1-2 hours before sunset or right at sunrise

  • Immediate household, nuclear family members only included. $20/person beyond 6
  • Family - Couples  - Maternity - Senior
  • ALL INIncludes all the high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (about 40+),  delivered via direct download in a private online gallery.
  • ABOUT THE SESSION: Let's enjoy life and have. fun. The session is customized to you and your family. Each session is treated as a blank canvas. We focus on love, fun, connections, energy, and your personal authentic moments. I also strive to get a great set of natural, lightly posed photos with everyone looking at the camera. Think of the session as a great little time to enjoy your family! We may sing, dance,  run,  play games, while you snuggle, cuddle, or just be happy hanging out with the family. Held outdoors, on the beach, a forest preserve, field,  park, or urban location, or anywhere.

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IN-HOME SESSION

Fri, Sat & Sun  $590

Mon - Thur  $550

  • A Lifestyle Photography Session at Home, lasting about 1 hour

  • Typically booked late morning

  • Immediate household, nuclear family members included. $20/person beyond 6
  • Family - Couples  - Maternity - Branding
  • ALL INIncludes all the high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (about 40+),  delivered via direct download in a private online gallery.
  • ABOUT THE SESSION: For in-home sessions I aim to capture raw moments and those simple awesome lasting memories built behind the walls of your home. If you ache for authentic feeling photos of you + your people, an in-home family session is always a great option. Photo sessions will take place in and around your home, in your favorite places and spaces. We’ll start in your home, but your backyard and your porch and the park around the corner you go to every day are not off-limits.  All homes will work and are always so wonderful!

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EXTENDED FAMILY SESSION

 approximate starting  investment

$650

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

  • About $600 to $850, depending on the number of people & family units.

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

  • 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 and easygoing. With this many personalities and groupings, these are always unique and fun! Multiple groupings can be photographed. Each family unit receives a micro mini session.  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, with print rights, about 30 days after the session.

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WEDDING

event and couples documention

My mission is to tell the story of your beautiful day. Let your wedding be lived, loved, and remembered forever. 

 

Invest in memories to last a lifetime and let me provide art that will allow you to feel your day over and over.

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SESSION PHOTO ALBUM

Shine a lovely light on what was captured at your session. 

 

Gorgeous 8x8 custom leather album

includes high quality prints on 15 sturdy, lay-flat spreads. 

$285

ADDITIONAL PORTRAIT
SESSION DETAILS

LOCATIONS / TRAVEL FEE

SESSIONS: Extra travel fee is charged for any location outside of a 15-mile radius from zip code 46319. Minimum of $75 Chicago.

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FAMILY INCLUDED

SESSIONS: Immediate family / dependents in your household are included in the Newborn, Outdoor and In Home sessions - rates listed are for up to 6 people. If you have more than 6 people, add $20 per additional immediate family member. If you'd like to include others, we'll schedule an Extended Family Session.

AGREEMENTS

Contracts must be reviewed, digitally signed, and submitted, with a non-refundable retainer invoice completed for your session to be scheduled. ​​$75-150  non-refundable initial payment is due at the time of booking to secure your spot. The remainder is due on or before the session. 

TURNAROUND

Approximately 4-week turnaround for session images to be delivered. 12-weeks for weddings and events.

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“Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.”


–Sebastian Smee

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