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Storytelling Sessions

Your family has a story to tell.
Capture the story for you.
Create photographic art for future generations.

 

My goal in every session is to capture photos that tell your family's unique story and offer those images back to you in a way your family will cherish. 

Someday, your kids will ask what life was like when they were little. Remember when your baby could fit in the crook of your arm? What about when your toddler wore his swim goggles everywhere for two months solid? Wait, was that just my kid?

There is so much in our family that is precious to us and we want to remember it for generations.
It's time to get these precious moments on paper. 
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Okay, how do we do this?

First, we'll chat in person or by phone to see if we're a good fit. We'll talk about your hopes, dreams, where you want to be in five years. Eh, skip that last one.

Honestly, this'll be fun. We'll chat about your family! We'll talk about what you want out of a photo session ... and how I can provide that. We'll get some paperwork done (It can't all be fun, right?), reserve a date with payment and fill out a client-inquiry questionnaire.

Then, a couple of weeks before the session, I'll grab us some coffee (or tea, if that's your thing) and swing by your house. We'll chat for about half an hour and discuss the specifics of the session: what to wear, what activities you might do, how to prepare and what will happen after the session.

Finally, I'll come the day of the session and we'll have fun! You'll already know me and what to expect, so there's no worrying. You'll be in your own home or a location you know, so there's no stress of finding someplace new. We'll get some amazing photos that capture your family's personality! How cool is that?!

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Sounds awesome! What happens next?

I know you want to see the images! I can't wait to see them too! I looove the process of refining, editing and arranging the photos to tell their story. And you won't have to wait long. Within 2-3 weeks, I'll swing back to your house with the finished gallery!

I'll show you the entire gallery and you get to order exactly what you want. If you are looking for wall art, we'll figure out which images to use, where in your home they'll go and what size to get. If you want an album, I'll custom design the perfect album for you. Prints for grandparents? No problem.

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What about pricing?

Simple is good, right? Storytelling sessions are priced as Session Fee + the option to purchase print products and/or digital collections. 

When it comes to your finished art, you can choose from a variety of both printed items and digital offerings. Your in-person premiere and ordering session will allow you to actually see and handle samples in person so you know exactly what you’re investing in. While I do not have investment minimums, most clients invest at least $485 to $1,000 in their finished art.

 

Storytelling Sessions - $225

Your session fee goes toward your fully customized photography experience; including session planning, your time being photographed, full editing and an in-person premiere session.

Use this session to capture your entire family doing an activity you love or to welcome your newborn home with the parents, siblings and even pets. Sessions featuring newborns can last up to two or three hours; I take the baby's lead here and do minimal and natural posing.

 

Petite Sessions - $150

Petite sessions are available for milestone sessions with infants between 3 months and 1 year old. Cake smash petite sessions are completely customized to your color or theme choice; and even include balloons. These sessions are up to thirty minutes in length, and are the perfect length for your growing infant.

Petite sessions are available weekday mornings only. These spots book quickly, so I suggest booking in advance.

I also have petite maternity sessions available to my newborn storytelling session clients. These feature the expecting mother at home or another outside location. Spouse and other children can definitely be included in the session. Please inquire for more information on the completely customizable maternity through first year packages!

 

Send me a quick note today if you want to capture your family's story. I'll send you back an email with all the details and full pricing. 

I'm now booking newborn and family storytelling sessions in Glendora, Claremont, La Verne
and the surrounding areas of eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties (San Dimas and Upland too!).

In order to give each family the time they deserve, I only accept a limited number of sessions per month. Please contact me as soon as possible to schedule your session. Newborn sessions should be booked prior to the baby arriving, and a session date will then be reserved approximately 1-3 weeks after your due date (and can be adjusted as needed).