Welcome to a fresh approach to lifestyle imagery for creative families who ache for authentic, beautiful photos of their family. This is not your average Christmas card shoot; there’s nothing mini about it, and cheese-saying is no longer the focus.
How it works:
Photo sessions will take place in and around your home, in your favorite places and spaces. We’ll start in your home, but your backyard and your porch and the park around the corner you go to every day are not off-limits. It’s about documenting you in your meaningful spaces–something group cheese-saying shots in the autumn leaves just can’t touch.
We’ll spend an hour and a half with your family making photos. If you have specific things you do as a family together, like cooking or reading books, we’ll document those things–but, if you just want love-soaked images full of giggles and funny faces and the beautiful mess that is your everyday life, well, that’s at the top of my list.
You’ll receive a set of completely edited, hi-resolution photos (at least 60+ images) so you can print any size, anywhere. You’ll also have an online gallery to share with family and friends for ordering crazy gorgeous professional prints with extra retouching* and mounting on sizes larger than 8×10. Prints are shipped right to your front door–Grandma will be thrilled!
*Editing services do not include body sculpting, head swapping, skin plasticization, or any other excessive retouching. You are breathtaking as you are. Deal?
At-home family sessions are for you if:
-there are at least two of you and you have a home. I don’t care if you have zero kids or seven, you are a family.
-you yearn for more photos of you with your kids, for someone to see and document all the love you shower them with every day.
-you dream of candid, raw, gorgeous moments to hang on your walls and remind you why you keep opening your heart and doing the gut-ripping soul-bursting work of being a mother, a father, a member of your family.
I’ll be honest. These sessions are NOT for:
-peeps who ‘just need one good photo’
-people who want traditional, posed, everyone-smiling-looking photos. We’ll get a few of those, but they are not the focus of our time together
-large extended families, unless grandma and grandpa have a home in Utah and want everyone to come hang out for the session. (In which case, coolest Gma and Gpa award!)
-those who are worried about what others think of them. These sessions are up close and personal, and some of your people might not get it. Your in laws might want your girls dressed in matching outfits by that great waterfall. If matchy and posed is what you’re after, this session is not for you. We’re going for the whole story of your family.
You have questions. Here are the answers.
But Brooke, my house is just not pretty enough.
If you have at least one window and a door that leads to outside, we are good to go. I know, because you’re here, that your house is full of love, and that’s all I need. I have photographed families in basement apartments and gigantic spaces–please believe me when I say it does not matter. You matter.
What about travel?
Sessions in the Salt Lake City area do not require a travel fee. Families south of Provo or north of Ogden, shoot me an email before you buy and we’ll discuss travel fees.
If you’re far away, please let’s still photograph your wonderful family. Contact me for rates.
Do I get all the photos you take?
You’ll receive every good photo, and I promise you won’t miss the ones I weed out–eye blinks, two of the same photo with little hairs in different spots…oh, let me spare you the heartache. I always err on the side of giving more photos rather than less, and you’ll have at least 60 photos from our session. The real kicker: I’ve never had a family ask for more photos.
What are hi-res files?
Hi-res files is just a nice way of saying you’ll be able to print these photos as huge as you like, anywhere you like.
When does my session happen?
Sessions are taking place September 15-20, 2014. See exact times and available dates below.
When will I receive my photos?
14 days or less after our session date, via Dropbox–so you don’t have to wait for anything in the mail!
I want to book a session but I can’t do any of these dates! What do I do?
Send me an email and we’ll see if we can make something work, mdear.
But what if my kids are just going crazy the whole time?
It’s my job to worry about your littles–I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve.It’s your job to show up full of love and with an open heart.
Buy a session Monday September 15, 5:30-7:00pm: Sold out, thank you so much!
Buy a session Wednesday September 17, 5:30-7:00pm: Sold out, thank you so much!
Buy a session Thursday September 18, 5:30-7:00pm:
Buy a session Saturday September 20, 5:30-7:00pm:
See more family photos here. More questions? Email me here.