today’s love story:
Portrait Session Details
and all the magical moments that made it
CREATING THE PERFECT SESSION FOR YOUR FAMILY
Let’s talk about our approach to portraits! We focus on the good stuff, and sessions are lighthearted, loving + fun. 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. The result is this. You walk into the studio a week or two after your session for your reveal. You’re excited + nervous to see what we created together. You settle in, surrounded by beautiful printed art of other families, maybe a bit skeptical that you’ll have the same results.
But you do. You watch the slideshow of your family + its better than you hoped. The portraits capture your real personalities, and real connection – you can actually hear her little laugh when you look at the photograph + just can’t get past how the pictures are so genuinely them. The expressions, joy + love you feel, presented in the very best way.
How is this possible? Because we know you. Erica will meet you before the session to talk all about your family – you’ll brag on them, share the big things + the little things (like how the two of you still hold hands when no one is looking) + start dreaming about where these portraits will live in your home.
Soft white & natural light, our studio is a comfortable space for families with young children to come together & 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 are welcome, too!
To be enjoyed every day.
Imagine coming home from a long day. Tired is an understatement. You take off your shoes after what feels like 20 hours (+ if you’re like me, immediately putting on sweatpants, too), + finally walk into your living room for some much-needed couch time. You glance up to see the prettiest photograph of your loves on the wall + a wave of ‘its all good’ washes over you.
Wall Art from 350-1850
To tell your story.
She picks up the album from 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 that lit up 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.
Albums from 695-1800
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!
Print Boxes from 1200-2000
For sharing online or printing to your heart’s content.
We believe your portraits should be enjoyed EVERYWHERE. Which is why digital files are complimentary with every print purchase – options include web resolution for sharing online, or high resolution for absolutely everything.
on the fence?
What’s stopping you? Let’s talk about that. 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. But in the meantime, here are a few stats 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 per cent of parents thought that having pictures displayed around the home boosts a child’s self-image and self-esteem.”
And 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, https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_photography_can_help_cultivate_mindfulness_and_gratitude
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.