All packages are inclusive. What does that mean for you? No extra time and no extra money agonizing over which images you will cherish. The package fee includes a session planning conversation, the session itself, a high resolution, digital gallery of images, and a print release. Your gallery is delivered electronically, and from there you can download, share, and print your images, and enjoy them for years to come.
The anticipation of new life. Maternity sessions are done outdoors or in the comfort of your home. Let’s capture the magic of this time as your family grows. Sessions are limited to immediate family.
Bundle with Newborn Session $300
Wrinkly toes and sweet, sweet milky breath. Brand new squishes are a delight! Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home and are scheduled one to three weeks post birth. Sessions feature the newborn and the immediate family.
Celebrate the 1st Year
Oh, the first year. So many memories to capture! This package includes a newborn family session, a six month mini session, and a first birthday session with a smash cake. Let's celebrate!
Laughter, squeals of delight, total chaotic beauty! Family sessions are taken outdoors or in the comfort of your home. These sessions are reserved for immediate family* and usually last an hour.
*Extended family for additional fee.
Your clients want to know you and your business. Let's show them, together.
Are you the person who’s always behind the camera? Want to enjoy your event and have the photographic proof that you were in attendance? From baby showers to Christenings, Brises to birthday parties, let me help you capture your next event.
$350/hour, 2 hour min
What do we wear?
Thinking about what to wear can be daunting, but our sessions, what you're wearing is the least important part. I want you to wear something that feels GOOD to you. Something that feels comfortable, allows for movement, and enables your confidence to shine through. All I ask is that you don't all wear the same thing (matchy matchy is distracting in photos) and that you don't wear clothing with large lettering, characters, and competing prints. Pops of color are great. Feel free to bring a change of outfit, accessories (hats, scarves, sunglasses, etc), or fun clothes for the kiddos (think dress up, capes - whatever you kid really LOVES to wear). Part of our planning session includes outfit planning, and I'm happy to have you send me photos of outfits so that we can help you feel your best.
How do we prepare our home for a family session?
No major prep necessary! In-home shoots are relaxed and fun, and I will capture your family doing the things you love to do together as they unfold. With that being said, de-clutter a space or two for us to get you comfy- ideally a bedroom and/or an area with floor space or a couch. Where does your home get the best light? I'll likely want you there! Think of the spaces that your family has the most unbridled fun- baking in the kitchen? Splashing in the bath? Playing dress up in the closet? We can get great shots there, too!
What if my kids don't [listen, sit still, smile, behave]?
Part of the joy of capturing your family is capturing the beauty in the chaos. Kids are meant to be wild. And we want them to be that way during the session. It allows me to capture who they are, not just a stiff, formal version of themselves. During family sessions, we'll let them explore, let them play, and let them be kids! I promise we will get great shots of your kiddos smiling at the camera- but it will be because they *want* to be smiling, not because we've forced them to.
What you can do ahead of time:
Talk to your family about what we're going to do.
"We're going to spend some time with my new friend, Arielle! She is going to take photos of our family together. It's going to be so fun! And after we are all done with our pictures, we're all going to (go out for ice cream/play at the park/have a treat)".
Some things to have on hand for family sessions:
* Dry snacks
And for your own ease of mind, know that I have seen LITERALLY everything. Between my past work as a therapist, my current work as a photographer, and my own home life as a mother, it's pretty impossible phase me. With that being said, if anyone in your family has specific needs that I can help support, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I want this experience to be as comfortable and fun for everyone.
How do we prepare our home for a newborn session?
Know that we will be taking the lead from your sweet baby. Newbies make the rules, and we're just here for the ride. I know all too well how messy the newborn season can be, so don’t stress about making your whole house look perfect. If you can de-clutter one or two spaces for our photos, that would be great! I am also happy to help with that once I arrive. Your bed/bedroom, baby’s nursery, and/or a space with a couch are all great options for our session. Permit your home to be slightly warmer so that we can change baby’s clothes and allow them to remain cozy. I intentionally schedule lots of time for these sessions to account for feeding, pooping, and melting down, so try to relax and we’ll take the session as it comes!
Some families have special outfits or blankets they like to include in our session and that’s awesome if that works for you! But please don’t worry about their outfits if not. I’m a minimalist and believe babies are perfect just the way they are. A onesie, or even just a diaper cover or swaddle yield beautiful photographs of your baby.
Items you may want to have on hand:
* An extra set of clothes for baby and you (spit up happens, eh?)
* A pacifier, if baby takes one.
* Wipes and/or burp cloths.
* A neutral swaddle blanket.
* Snacks and water for yourself (and any siblings, if applicable).
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 4 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
How many images will we receive?
All lifestyle portrait sessions included a minimum of 25 beautifully edited, high resolution, digital images. Images are hand ended in both color and black and white.
Branding and petite session packages start with 5 digital images and an option to upgrade.
Events yield a gallery of 100-500 images, depending on type and duration of the event. Event images are lightly retouched, with the option to upgrade to full-editing if desired.
What if [it rains, my child is sick, we need to reschedule]?
50% of your session is due at the time of booking. Sometimes we need to change things around. Kids get sick, the weather is icky- I get it. Please let me know ASAP if you need to reschedule and I will do my absolute best to get you back in as quickly as possible. Please note that certain seasons are busier than others, and I may not be able to offer the same session accommodations (ie a weekend slot) in all cases. If you need to cancel our session, the deposit is non refundable.