What's a session like?

We hang out, take some photographs, and really capture the story of your family. I like to call my style lifestyle documentary. True documentary requires absolutely no direction from the photographer but that can feel a bit weird for some (myself included). To help you feel comfortable, I do give a bit of direction (Will you sit over here in the good light? Would you like to pick a book to read together?  Shall we go for a walk?) but I like to keep things as true and natural as possible. Basically, I'm not big into posing families into unnatural configurations all smiling stiffly into the camera, but I may direct you to sit together and tickle each other, tell jokes, or love on each other a bit. I find that kids of all ages (I'm looking at you dads!) are more relaxed when they're just hanging out and given a small task, and relaxed people make for stellar photos. 

After the session you will get a gallery within one week with your edited images from the session. Then we get to the fun stuff, choosing your favorite images to print, which ones you'd love in an heirloom album, or creating a gallery wall to display your gorgeous prints. I feel strongly about the power of tangible prints and albums as a way to connect to the past and share your life with the future and I want my clients to have something physical to pass on down to their children and their children's children. 

My personality is pretty chill and relaxed, and I want your session to be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. If that sounds good to you, let's chat! I look forward to hearing from you!

palo alto in home newborn photographer