Storytelling Sessions

The unique connections in your family are significant. 
Capture the story for you.
Create photographic art for future generations.

Hey, what's a Storytelling Session?

Your family has a story to tell. I want to capture photos that tell that story and give them 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, that's 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. 

Okay, how do we do this?

First, we'll chat online 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?!

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.

What about pricing?

Storytelling sessions are priced as Session Fee + the option to purchase print products and/or digital collections. Because you get to see the images before you purchase anything, you can decide exactly what you want.

Storytelling sessions start at $250. The average client invests $800 which includes the session, a gorgeous custom designed album and full gallery of high resolution digital images.

Want maternity, Fresh48 or even baby milestone mini-sessions too? We can totally do that.

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 LA County (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 2-3 weeks after your due date (and can be adjusted as needed).


Fresh 48 (Birth Space Session)

Discount available when booked with a newborn session.  If booked alone it is charged as a full portrait session.

Birth is an amazing thing and the precious moments after are fleeting. A birth space newborn session allows those raw memories to be savored forever. Your session will take place in your birth space (hospital, home, birth center). These sessions are completely documentary in nature. I come in and capture you connecting with your new baby. This session is only for the immediate family. I keep my schedule open around your due date and will visit your space within the first 48 hours of life or before you are discharged form the hospital. Sessions usually last 30 minutes to 1 hour. These sessions are stress free and relaxed. No prepping necessary. Images from these mini sessions will be included in your custom newborn album.