Let me shoot your family this year?
Yes, in the first part of it, when you’re not really thinking about it yet–because that’s when I’ll be in your city, and also life doesn’t just happen in the fall.
And, for the first time, I’m offering something new. I’m calling ’em Home + Away Sessions. Cause fancy name, right! I’ve been shooting families exclusively in their homes and it is thrilling for so many reasons–your kids are comfortable there. it’s where your memories are made. it’s got so much meaning packed into every pixel because it’s all familiar, instead of some pretty park you’ve never been to.
But sometimes being photographed solely in your home is just toooo much. And you just can’t manage the making-it-picture-perfect part, no matter how many times I try to preach about love being the beauty and all that. Sometimes you just spin yourself into making excuses about how you’ll book a session at home once you’ve decorated a little more or after the remodel or or. And I get it.
So we’re going to slice off the best of both worlds and make a freaking delicious hybrid pie.
Here’s how it’ll go down.
I’ll arrive at your home and that’s where we’ll start. We’ll do snuggling and giggling. And we very well may stay there the whole time. But, if there’s another place nearby that’s meaningful to your family, we’ll head over there for the last bit of our session.
Cause if you’ve ever thought, gahh, my house is just.not.pretty.enough for an at-home session, here’s our chance. To use that one gorgeous corner with heavenly light and the front porch or the backyard with the bright red slide your two year old worships and then, to walk to Your Park or jaunt to The Beach or the one picturesque spot your living room wall kinda can’t live without.
Your Q’s are brewin. Here are the A’s.
So, what does our session include?
-Up to 2 hours of shooting in up to two locations–your home and, (only if ya want) somewhere meaningful to your crew. the closer the better (within a 20 min drive) so your kids aren’t completely DONE by the time we get to spot 2.
-50+ completely edited, hi-res digital files ready to print print print. Bye bare walls and frustration that there’s no proof you ever were there, living this wild and wonderful life with your kids.
But Brooke, my husband is like the opposite of into this. What do I saaayyy to that cute guy?
I happen to have one of those husbands, who shows up for family photos solely because he knows it’s important to me. If you’ve got one of these, I’d advise sticking with a full at-home session so we’re making glory as quickly as possible and not dragging into 2 locations. I promise to be quick, and since I photograph a guy who doesn’t love being photographed kinda all the time, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve. And hey, those tricks work–listen to this, from Jen right after our shoot: “Thank you so much for today. My husband said he enjoyed having our pictures done and that’s a first for him!” heh. proof.
But Brooke, how much does this cost? Christmas was like yesterday you know…
Two payments of $425. First payment is due to secure your spot. Final payment is due 2 weeks before our session.
How do I book?
Buttons comin at the end of this post!
What happens after I book?
I’ll send you a contract + questionnaire so I can get to know your family before our session. Once I have the contract, I’ll send along a welcome packet with more info about what to expect and how to prepare for our session. From there, we’ll talk location (if we need) and I’ll be available to answer questions + talk any more details between the time you lay down your dollars and the time we actually get to shoot.
What if we don’t have a home where you’re comin but we live near Portland/Utah/San Francisco + we want to come there?
Yes. Let’s do it. Destination family sessions work the same way–up to 2 hours of shooting with 50+ files, but I suggest one location so your kids are as happy as possible without trekking them all over the tourist sites. San Francisco friends, I’ll be in San Jose and Oakland, so if your home is near either of those spots/within an hour of San Fran, let’s do your home.
But Brooke, are you like, cool? I need a cool photographer for my family. Do people even like what you do?
Def not cool, can’t rock a beanie to save my life. but here’s the thing. I’d really, really love to shoot your family because it gives me all kinds of thrills, because I think it’s the most sacred, incredible, heart-wrenching, sweet work in the world to be part of a family and I get my kicks off seeing the love that radiates in that holy space–but. I know. The photography experience is way more than a wash of warm fuzzy. So I’ll let the peeeople tell you what they think.
“You perfectly captured my goofy little girl. You also managed to take a shot of me that I absolutely love which is super hard considering how hard us women are on how we look. There are so many treasures that you captured and I cannot wait to put these all over my walls!” -Jennifer
“Oh Brooke, the pictures are everything I was hoping for with a little somethin’ somethin’ extra that only you could make happen! I didn’t just want to have a keepsake of our faces, I wanted to preserve the nuances that are specifically us–the relationships that are each unique and dynamic–and you certainly brought that to the table. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us this experience.” -Aubrey
“You made a day in our lives look beautiful while keeping it real. These are just so much better than I even imagined. Thank you. Just thank you.” -Claire
“Seriously, I can’t say this enough but thank you for the photos you did of us. It may sound cliche but it does not mean it’s not true when I say they are priceless to me. The session was chaos and magic all at once. AKA our real life.” -Jonathan Canlas
So here’s the part where you commit to showing up in your life, your memories, and all the things that are slipping through our “theygrowuptoofast!” fingers.
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