FAMILY PHOTOJOURNALISM SESSIONS

Oh my gracious. BROOKE. These are absurdly beautiful. Beyond belief perfect. They capture the craziness, the silliness, the sweetness, the hilarity, the mess and beauty and perfection that God has given us in every day life! Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!! None of these words are sufficient for how amazing these are to me! Precious in EVERY WAY.
— AG

what is family photojournalism?

a picture is worth a thousand words. you can see several such sessions of this type by scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking on the latest blog entries of this type. you can also look at my portfolio

or, if you want words, read this.

family photojournalism — also referred to as visual storytelling or documentary photography — has much less to do with coordinating clothing and sitting for a portrait... and much more to do with celebrating and capturing what is beautiful in your ordinary life. i come into a family’s (messy and gloriously imperfect!) home for 1 or more hours while you are doing all your normal stuff together. no one is asked to stop and look at the camera or even to smile. instead, as you play and work together i’m there silently creating a series of images that tell a story about this particular season in your family’s life together. this can be done to mark a transition, to document a life season that is fleeting, or just because.

why would you want a photojournalism session? 

because those portraits you had taken a few years ago in the coordinating clothing at magic hour at a park… those are pretty, but they don’t tell anyone much about the people that you are. it’s a bit like you were put inside of a ready-made template, golden and groomed, but not so much different than the next family. 

but these are the sorts of images that begin to really express something of the quirky wonder that is your particular family. these are the images that get more precious with time. you’ll be able to sit down and look at them in 5+ years and remember the texture of your son’s hair when he was an infant, and that particular facial expression your daughter made when she was in the first grade, the way that your house was decorated when you had only lived in it for a year, and the fashion choices you made then that have changed so much since. these are the sorts of images that when your kids will look back on them as adults, they’ll be plunged into a sea of remembrance, researching their personal histories in the myriad details of the each photograph. through the eyes of my camera, i hope you’ll be able to see with fresh perspective the incredible life you’ve been given to live and the beauty of the people with whom you’re sharing it.

three session types available

regular sessions include:

  • 2-2.5 hours of documentary-style shooting around an afternoon, morning, or evening of family rituals/activities + 1  playfully posed family portrait
  • on location in your home and/or other favorite frequented place(s)
  • 100+ beautifully edited images in an online gallery
  • 3 high-res digital files of your choice, with print release (the rest may be purchased - see below)
  • 40-45-page, 5.5x5.5-inch storybook album of select images

$380  investment


short stories include:

  • 1 hour of documentary-style shooting centered around one or two brief family rituals/activities
  • on location in your home and/or other favorite frequented place(s)
  • 40+ beautifully edited images in an online gallery
  • 1 high-res digital file of your choice, with print release (the rest may be purchased - see below)
  • no album included with this package (a 40-page 5.5x5.5" storybook album can be added on for $60)

$265 investment


extended sessions include: 

  • 4-5 hours of documentary-style shooting covering a chunk of a day in your ordinary family life + 1 or 2 playfully posed family portraits
  • on location in your home and/or other favorite frequented place(s)
  • 200+ beautifully edited images in an online gallery
  • 10 high-res digital files of your choice, with print release (the rest may be purchased - see below)
  • 60-page, 8.5x8.5-inch (big!) storybook album of select images

$620 investment


optional add-ons (can be added to any session):

  • digital download of ALL images with complete copyright permissions -- $200 (regular session) or $100 (short story) or $300 (extended)
  • a la cart prints -- starting at $2.38 
  • additional hour of shooting -- $100
  • upgrade to a 8.5"x8.5" album -- $75
  • full set of album-quality proofs in keepsake box -- $1/image 
  • mileage for sessions further than 20 miles from my home -- $1/mile one way

Ready to GO? BOOK it by emailing me!