Lifestyle-Documentary family session information


About an In-home or On-location Documentary-Lifesyle Session…

I am currently booking in-home family sessions. A documentary-lifestyle session is one in which I capture 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 neighborhood.   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 consider my style a hybrid of documentary and lifestyle and I take a combination of candid and very natural portraits of your family.  I will, from time to time, ask your children to stop and look, ask them questions to get natural facial expressions, or joke around to get sweet smiles and laughter. 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.  Your images make a beautiful custom coffee table book, which I am also available to make. Alternatively, the on-location shoot takes place at at an agreed upon location such as a favorite park, the lake, the valley, a downtown location, etc. I’m up for anything and love to hear your ideas.  Whether you choose an in-home or on-location session, you end up with a beautiful collection of photos that not only tell your family’s story, but also images to hang on your walls and give as gifts.

Session Rates

Option A: The True Story $450


~ 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 or on-location at an agreed upon location and time.

~  Your online, password protected gallery of approximately 60-75  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  $650

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