My goal is to take the stress out of your photo session. It will be fun and laid back and you can just be you - and I will be there to document that story. I want to make sure every one involved has a great time! My biggest compliment (and always a goal during family sessions!) is a a mom telling me that dad said he actually had a fun time! Woot!
Everyone is unique and so will your time be with me. Family and Senior sessions will meet at a location in the Central Illinois area based on the vision we come up with together while planning the session. I'm always stoked to do in-home sessions for families as well, to capture your "every day". Newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home.
I would never want to limit the photos included in your gallery, so your session's gallery will result in as many images that tell your story from your session. You will receive a 10-year access to a personal website to view, download high resolution images and order prints and other products from your session. Print Release is also included.
Portrait sessions are for families, children and teens, a sibling or best friend session, or maternity session, and usually lasts around an hour to an hour and a half. (Please contact me for pricing for extended families, the more the merrier!) I'm an emotive photographer, and my main goal is to capture the connection and real moments between you and your loved ones, to be your storyteller, but I still include the posed and smiling at the camera photos that grandma wants on her mantle ;) Family sessions allow for individual photos of the couple and children in addition to group photographs.
Family and Lifestyle Portraits $400
A newborn session is done in the comfort of your own home and is intended for babies up to 3 months of age. I tend to gravitate more towards a lifestyle approach when it comes to newborns. I will still capture a few posed portraits, but I spend most of the session capturing the interaction between parents and their new little one. These portraits tend to have the most meaning to mom and dad. I try and find creative ways to incorporate your home décor, nursery décor and family memorabilia.
Senior Year $450
Senior year is a special time in someone’s life. This is a time to showcase your personality, your talents, your unique style… The senior session includes up to 2 hours shooting time, up to 3 locations and unlimited outfit changes. You may even bring your mom, best friend, boy/girlfriend or even your pet to be included in some of your shots.