Photographing families is my jam. I love it! I really enjoy being outside, capturing the light, and the love between family members. I feel so fortunate to photograph a family laughing, hugging, chasing, walking, and playing with their children. Nothing will make your kiddos laugh more than when you are genuine with them. During your session with me, I will set up your family for many shots and will do a combination of posed shots, semi posed, and candids, but my favorites are the in-between candid moments. In my former life, I was a first grade teacher and I think that experience has helped me connect quickly with kids that I am photographing. It's important to me that anyone I am working with feels welcomed and not overwhelmed with needing to be anything other than themselves. So if your child is feeling bashful, it is more important to meet them where they are at than to force a smile or an interaction that they are not ready for. Often times those interactions bring out the most tender moments between a parent and their child. I also love to bring an element of playfulness to my photo sessions. So I encourage you to bring all of those feelings to the photo session.
When preparing for your session, we will discuss possible locations around San Francisco that suits the vibe you are looking for. I ask you to envision what you'd like to see hanging on the walls of your home. Close your eyes and visualize it. Not every piece of art in your home needs to match at all, but it does feel good to enjoy what you see around your house. SF is the home to a large variety of styles so the world is your oyster, essentially. Based on the location we agree upon will determine what clothing to wear. I always tell clients that it is important to wear what you feel most comfortable in. I will have you walking, sitting, playing, and sometimes running around so it's good to keep that in mind when selecting what to wear.
Our photo session will last about an hour, giving us time to get to know one another (again, if we've worked together before), explore the space and photograph along the way. Your session will render many amazing images. During my editing process, I will select the best of the best and edit those for exposure and color. I will then deliver about 50 edited images to you via an online gallery. These hi-res images are yours to download and keep forever. I also offer detail editing, albums and canvases for an additional fee. Session and edited digital files: $525