I love watching families grow!  I feel like many of my clients are like family since I get to capture such special times for them.  I offer several different options for children and family sessions.  I like to make each shoot unique and custom.  I am always looking for new locations, props and backgrounds.  I also like to incorporate any cool ideas/props my awesome clients may have too.

I offer both studio and location sessions.  Often we do a mix of both.  Start in the field and finish in the studio.  My studio is in downtown Skowhegan.  It is great for families looking to have portraits in a controlled environment.  In the studio, there is not a lot of places for a 16 month old to run off to as opposed to a big field.  Also, during the colder months the studio is perfect for families not looking to brave the cold for "winter wonderland" pictures.  

 

When possible, I do prefer to photograph families and children on location.  I have several favorite locations that I enjoy shooting at. My locations change often as the seasons and foliage change.  Some locations only last a week or two while certain flowers are in bloom.  I am open to discussing any location you may have as well.

 

With location shoots, we need to have some flexibility due to the weather.  I often hold two dates for each family so that we have a rain date.  I like to shoot when the sun is soft.  This means evenings or cloudy days.  The hour before sunset is my favorite time of the day.  The ideal time for gorgeous family portraits!

 

Usually once a month, I offer {mini sessions} these are short little theme sessions and include 15-20 digital files, with print release, for you to print/use as you choose.  They are an affordable way for families to update their pictures often.  I usually post my upcoming minis a few months in advance, however, when I have a new location I really enjoy shooting at or a super fun theme in mind, I may post a last minute mini.  All images are taken at the same location.  I schedule the sessions back to back all day.  Spots tend to fill up quickly! 

 

~The Session Options~

 

$149.99 {milestone}

*A custom session (usually 1hr or so) for ONE child. 2+ sets in the studio and one outside (weather permitting).   

*An online gallery with 20+ hand edited images.  A combination of both color and black & white portraits and candids.

*Pre-session chat (email, phone, messaging or at my studio) to discuss the location, outfits and "feel" for the session.

*Digital download of entire gallery as high resolution files for you to print as you choose with print release.

 

 

$229.99 {classic} ~Children, Families, Couples, Maternity~

*A custom (usually 1hr or so) on location and/or studio session.  

*An online gallery with 30+ hand edited images.  A combination of both color and black & white portraits and candids.

*Pre-session chat (email, phone, messaging or at my studio) to discuss the location, outfits and "feel" for the session.

*Digital download of entire gallery as high resolution files for you to print as you choose with print release.

 

$349.99  {extended family} *up to 20 people

*A custom 1-2 hour on location and/or studio session.  

*An online gallery with 50+ hand edited images.  A combination of both color and black & white posed portraits and photojournalistic candids.

*Pre-session chat (email, phone, messaging or at my studio) to discuss the location, outfits and "feel" for the session.

*Digital download of entire gallery as high resolution files for you to print as you choose with print release.

 

Also included is my extensive, always changing prop/backdrop & accessories collection.  I have quite a "studio wardrobe" for clients to use during their shoot, so before you buy something new for a session, message me or stop by to see what I have. Pricing also includes the post session editing.  If you would like, I will also post a sneak peek on facebook, usually within 24-48 hours of the session. Feel free to tag and share these images, but PLEASE do not pull them off and print them. My FB uploads are very small files and will not print well. Within 3-4 weeks from your session, your images will be uploaded onto an online gallery. Client galleries are password protected. Anyone who has your password can view and order.

Book a Session

To book a session, please fill out the form below. I will send you a questionnaire, portrait contract and invoice. Sessions are NOT booked until your date/time has been confirmed and your contract & deposit have been received. As a mom of 4, I totally understand things can come up and rescheduling is fine. We can work with both of our schedules and the weather to pick a new session date. Deposit is applied to your session fee and the remaining balance is due at the time of the session.