Family - Compellingly real stories of everyday celebrations

Mini day in the life

Day in the life

Before your session

We meet for coffee and I learn about you and your family - how your preschooler saunters around the house with a bowl on her head ordering her little brother to inspect every can of Play Doh for mixed colors. Or how your partner has built and dismantled the baby swing three times and still ended up with extra pieces. We engage about your goals for your session. These conversations provide the foundation to tell your story authentically. And you get to know me, so we can avoid those awkward meeting-for-the-first-time moments on the day of your session.

During your session

I integrate into your family like a friend who just happens to have a camera. Sometimes I put down the camera. Sometimes I step back from the activity. I don't tell you where to stand, when to smile, or how act. There is no pressure to be anything other than who you are. And while it feels like we're all just hanging out, I'm observing your family dynamic, assessing the lighting, and designing compositions.  

After your session

Once your gallery is completed, I come to your home for your ordering appointment. We first view your photos in a slideshow where you relive your story and your connections through my lens. Then together we select your favorite images and create a true piece of art. This may be an album, a fine art print, or a gallery wall of mounted prints. I'm present to help you choose which images work best as wall art and where you may want to display them in your home. In the end, you have pieces that serve as beautiful art, lasting heirlooms, and a family chronicle.

Family session fees begin at $600. Albums begin at $880 and matted prints start at $150. I offer non-interest payment plans for all clients.

 
Christine did a fantastic job making the whole family comfortable. She was able to seamlessly blend into our family. As a family, we enjoy looking at our images together. It brings laughter and warms all of our hearts. Thank you, Christine, for giving us beautiful photos we will treasure our whole lives. PS: You’re awesome.
— Maren, DITL client

Annual family photo shoot?
Vacation down the shore?
Child’s first birthday?
Trip to the grocery store?

No matter what your photographic needs, I’m waving my magic fairy wand and granting you permission to ditch matching outfits, awkward poses, and the Pinterest-perfect paradigm. It’s time to be the REAL you and share with the world what matters most.

You just be YOU because Real is Powerful.