Welcome to the boutique family portrait experience!
FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE YOURS.
There’s a lot of dark + moody out there these days…families looking forebodingly at each other, posed with smoldering eyes, edited to desaturate all of the beautiful color. We’re, well, basically the opposite of that!
Your session will be filled with snuggles + laughs
+ playful interaction with your favorite humans.
Sessions are lighthearted, loving + fun.
The portraits capture their personalities + genuine connection
better than you could have even imagined.
A week or two after your session, its time for the big reveal. You watch the slideshow of your family + just can’t get over how the pictures are so genuinely them. You can actually hear his little laugh + feel her sweet snuggle when you look at the photographs and you’re giddy to get them into your home.
It's art of the people you love most + now that you have it, you can't imagine life without it.
Not every day is easy + life is nowhere close to perfect. But Erica has a knack for capturing the way you feel during the very best moments. You know the ones that make your heart squeeze with love, that you want to hold onto forever. As a full-service studio, we’re here to create keepsakes that will do just that. The time we spend before + after the session is what really create the magic in your portraits.
We'll talk about your family - from the big things (like struggles to start a family) to the little things (she still holds your hand when no one is looking) + start dreaming about where these portraits will live in your home.
Keepsakes are a primary part of any portrait experience. We work with clients to help them decide which options are best for them – from framed prints to albums to digital files and gift prints.
Soft white & natural light, we can bring our studio to your home to create a comfortable space for families with young children to celebrate their relationship all year long.
The simple nature of the studio helps connection and childlike beauty shine, and thanks to our optional bed setting, your session can get as snuggly as you’d like.
At your favorite location or ours. Outdoor sessions can be at your home, the places you love to spend time together, or we can recommend locations for your family.
Older children are generally more comfortable outside where there’s room to run + play. Lighthearted, fun + loving. Furbabies welcome!
To be enjoyed every day.
Imagine coming home from a long day. You take off your shoes after what feels like 20 hours of running around (+ if you’re like me, immediately putting on yoga pants, too) + walk into your living room for some much-needed couch time. You look up to see the prettiest photograph of the people you love most on the wall + a wave of ‘its all good’ washes over you. Starting at 350.
To tell your story.
She takes the album off the shelf + hides under the dining room table, flipping through the pages. You can giggles as she remembers being just 3 years old. Her wild ponytails + infectious laugh lit every room. She ran so much during the session that you were worried we wouldn’t get anything! But now that free spirit + big laugh live on in the pages of the album that you never realized would mean so much to her, or you. Starting at 750.
Print Boxes + Mat Prints.
For a little of everything.
Print boxes are great because you can frame on your own, give as gifts and rotate throughout your home. Your favorite portraits matted or all of them, delivered simply as archival prints!
Starting at 950.
For sharing online or printing on your own.
We believe your portraits should be enjoyed EVERYWHERE. Digital copies are included with every print purchased, sized for sharing online. Want print rights? Upgrade your album + wall art for $295.
Digital-only collections start at 650.
THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF PORTRAITS
I may be able to help you decide if now is the right time for portraits, and if we’re the right fit for you.
In the meantime, here are a few statistics you might find interesting –
the benefit of printed portraits goes further than you might think.
The Deeper Benefit for your Children
“Children whose parents display family photographs in the home grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging.” And ‘For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socializing process; learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them…
“Professor Geoff Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, said: ‘When children grow up surrounded by photographs, it gives them a richer understanding of where they come from, which helps with confidence. ‘Until recently, people often thought of photographs as almost trivial, but actually they are an incredibly important way of connecting with our sense of self, with each other and with times gone by.’ Previous research has also found that 71 percent of parents thought that having pictures displayed around the home boosts a child’s self-image and self-esteem.”
And the Benefit for You
“If you were to think about teaching both mindfulness and gratitude to students, photography might not be the first method that comes to mind. But mindfulness is, at its core, a state of open awareness and attention—and to feel gratitude, we first have to truly notice the good things in life. Looked at that way, it’s easier to see how photography could be used as a tool in classrooms to promote mindfulness and gratitude—and the benefits they both have been shown to bring to young people.” – Emily Campbell,
And then there’s the Digital Dark Age
“Vint Cerf, a Google Vice President, says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost….He fears that future generations will have little or no record of the 21st Century as we enter what he describes as a ‘digital Dark Age’.
Our life, our memories, our most cherished family photographs increasingly exist as bits of information – on our hard drives or in “the cloud”. But as technology moves on, they risk being lost in the wake of an accelerating digital revolution.
‘I worry a great deal about that,’ Mr Cerf told me. ‘You and I are experiencing things like this. Old formats of documents that we’ve created or presentations may not be readable by the latest version of the software because backwards compatibility is not always guaranteed.'” – https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31450389
Now’s the time. It’s so important.