You are perfect as you are.
Let me show you the love, beauty, silliness, and joy that I see in your family.
You will only regret not having these photos, I promise.
My goal is to create images that you will look at years from now and think, "Yes, that was who we were. That was our family."
It all changes so fast -so if you are thinking about having a family session, I promise you -you will be so happy you did!
Please read the FAQS below for more information...
"She has a beautiful way of capturing human emotion. We were fortunate enough to have Mary take our family portraits once again and I am couldn't be happier with my photographs.
My kids are not patient and warm up slowly to strangers, Mary is so calm, grounded and welcoming that she had my kids playfully posing for her the minute she started. Thank you for the beautiful photograph memories I will cherish forever."
-Marie & Family
Because you blink and they change. It all goes SO FAST. Family photography is an investment but it is SO. WORTH. IT.
Your family photographs only increase in value as time marches on, kids get bigger and life changes. I know this from my own experience -our family photos are more important than any piece of clothing, electronic, etc..
So yes, whether you hire me or someone else, you are doing the right thing!
I have been a professional photographer for 17 years and before that, I taught elementary school for 7 years -so I am very comfortable with kids. I'm also a mom myself and relate to all that goes into raising a family. :)
My family photography style is documentary, candid and warm. I'm always on the lookout for moments that show the special connections between your family. We will make time for lightly posed images in different groupings but much of the session is candid moments.
Just reach out through email or phone and I will share all my pricing. There is no pressure to buy a single print from your session and there is no minimum to meet. Most families do invest $900-$1200 in prints, digital files, etc..
You are all perfect as you are. Truly. You are here together on this planet, you love each other, and that is what these sessions are about.
These photos are for you to look back on in ten years and get a feeling of what life was like at this point with your family -it’s not for a magazine article. I love REAL LIFE in family photos. I love my son’s messy room from our own family photo shoot years ago. I love his crying face in some of the pictures. That room and those little boy tears are gone from our life now so these photos are so precious to me.
It's simple! I know you are a busy parent and my goal is to make this experience easy and fun for you. :)
We can start with a quick phone chat or you can send me an email. Phone calls can be a great way to get to know each other but email also works well -you decide. I'll send over all my information about how the sessions work and pricing of everything from digital files, prints and albums. Then we pick out a date and I'll send you an online link for paying for the session. If anyone gets sick (I get it!), we just reschedule.