Documentary family session information


About an at-home, around your neighborhood documentary family session…

I am currently booking 2017-2018 at-home, around your neighborhood family sessions. I believe in real life. I believe children are happiest and most natural in their own space. I believe we are most comfortable as families in our own home. Most importantly, I value a family’s home and feel that I can best tell your unique story of love and connection in it. An at-home documentary family session is one in which I photograph a condensed, yet typical, day in the life of your family in a photo-journalistic style. The shoot takes place both inside your home and around your yard and/or a favorite neighborhood spot, i.e. a park, a walk around the block, out for ice cream, the lake, the metroparks, etc.  The session lasts approximately two hours, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. I follow your family’s lead, photographing your life while you engage in your favorite activities, which include all of life’s perfect and imperfect moments. I photograph what makes your family and home unique.  I photograph your story. I always make sure to get full family photos as well either on your front porch, stoop, back porch, deck, yard, etc. or somewhere in your home at some point during your session. Approximately 2-3 weeks after your session, you will receive a link to a gallery of  approiximately  75-100 images, which is available for downloading. You may also choose to print from my professional lab or on your own. Your collection of images make a beautiful visual narrative and I am able to create a custom hard bound coffee table book should you wish.

Session Rates

Option A: The True Story $475


~ Pre-session consultation via an in-person meeting, FaceTime, email, or Skype. It’s up to you! My goal is to get to know a little about you, your family, and your wishes for your shoot.

~  Your 2 hour session (sometimes longer, sometimes shorter) in your home and around your neighborhood. The 2nd location is up to you!

~  Your online, password protected gallery of approximately 75-100 high resolution images available for  viewing, sharing, and instant downloading. Upon providing you with the link to view your gallery, I provide you with a link to an instant downloadable zip file containing the folder of your images.  You may choose to purchase professional prints directly from your gallery that I provide or download your images to print at a lab of your choice.

~ My guidance in choosing quality prints and products should you need it.

Option B: The Full Story  $675

Includes all of the above plus a custom, hard-cover coffee table style book happily made just for you by me out of the images from your session and 4×6 proofs of all of your images.

*NEW: As of February 2015, a 10% discount for either package will be offered to all clients for signing model releases. I am an Offset artist. Offset is a stock photo agency which I work with. Should you agree to sign an Offset model release, the images from  your session may be placed in my Offset gallery to be purchased by their clients to be used in ads. You may see my Offset gallery by clicking HERE.

I look forward to following you and yours around and capturing your moments, your story, your life. Your family.



(804) 909-7438