As an artist, I am committed to working with you every step of the way to create unique photographs for your family. Getting to know you is part of the process, and we start with a phone conversation. I want to know what makes your family special. I answer your questions, and we collaborate to plan your photo session.  

There are endless possibilities for outdoor photo shoot locations, and we choose a place that fits your family. I only schedule one session a day, and I try to optimize lighting by shooting in the late afternoon.  Full Sessions last 60-90 minutes depending on the number of people, location and the unexpected. 30 minute Mini Sessions are offered to Senior Portrait Session clients during your graduation year. Photography is fun, and I do my best to facilitate a comfortable, engaging and low-stress experience for you. At family sessions, I guide your family, beginning with poses that include everyone, and then I capture candid moments, interactions and details as the session continues. Each session includes images of all family members together, smaller groupings and individual portraits with various backgrounds as we navigate our photo-session site. 


Every photograph you receive is a work of art. After the session, I select the best photos and hand edit 40+ images to create your gallery which is ready within two weeks. Your viewing session takes place in your home or at my Oakland Studio where we discuss album choices and different fine art options for your walls . We begin with a slide show, and then you select some favorites to preview on the walls or plan out your album design. We use photos of your rooms or stock images to decide the best size, placement, and groupings for various rooms in your home. We can also explore frame color and style options. I bring along samples of each product so you can see and touch different options. This process helps ensure that you get the perfect match for your images and your space. If you already have a vision for your home, great! If not, I lend my artistic insight to create fine art arrangements on your walls that you will love coming home to. All product purchases are made at your viewing session and delivered two to four weeks after placing the order. 

Contact Me to plan a family session.

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