"The days are long, but the years are short" is a phrase that resonates deeply with many parents. It captures the fleeting nature of time and the preciousness of each moment spent with our families. Family photography allows us to capture and preserve the different seasons of our family's life, creating timeless photos that can be cherished and passed down through generations.
In my own family, we prioritize setting aside a budget for a yearly family photo session. It's an experience I eagerly anticipate because amidst the busyness of life, it's a special day dedicated to being present with one another. We choose beautiful locations that serve as backdrops for creating lasting memories and documenting the growth and stages of our son's life.
When our son was younger, he didn't often smile during photo sessions. I communicated this to our photographer, emphasizing that capturing his true personality and quirks was more important to us than forced smiles. Looking back on our family albums, I am flooded with memories and emotions. The images captured during those sessions preserve not only the physical appearances of our family but also the essence of who we are. They serve as reminders of our unique story, evoking nostalgia and allowing us to relive those special moments for years to come.
Investing in family photography is a gift to yourself and your loved ones. It immortalizes the love, joy, and growth experienced within your family, providing a visual narrative that will be cherished and treasured throughout the years.
In order to capture and tell your family's unique story, I offer three different types of family experiences: sunset, studio, and lifestyle sessions.
For those looking for simplicity and a clean aesthetic in their family portraits, the studio sessions are a perfect fit. These sessions focus on the family as a whole, as well as on capturing individual moments and connections.
Sunset sessions provide a beautiful opportunity to incorporate stunning scenery into your family portraits. With the golden hour light as your backdrop, these sessions create a warm and picturesque atmosphere for your family to shine.
If you prefer a more intimate and personal touch, lifestyle sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. These sessions have a documentary feel, capturing genuine moments between you, your partner, your family, and even your pets. The focus is on showcasing the real and candid interactions that make your family unique.
To make your session even more convenient and stress-free, I offer access to my growing client closet. You can explore a variety of clothing options for your family, ensuring that everyone looks and feels their best during the session.
No matter which session you choose, my goal is to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience for your family, allowing your true personalities and connections to shine through in your portraits. Together, we will capture the essence of your family's story and create timeless memories that you can cherish for years to come.
The most important thing to think about when scheduling a family session is sleeping schedules. In the summer, the sun sets much later at 6 or 7, so sunset sessions might not be a great choice for families with younger children. In the fall, sunset is at 4pm, so some schedule changes might have to be made to accommodate. Studio sessions can be scheduled at any time of the day due to the artificial lighting. Lifestyle sessions are usually shot in the morning, depending on lighting in your home, and are scheduled around nap's.
You can expect your images back within 1-2 weeks after your session. I carefully choose the best images and edit with lots of love to make sure there is consistency throughout your entire gallery.
I recommend to stick with neutral, earthy tones as they never go out of style. They also go best with my editing and photography style. Once you book, you will receive a client portal with tons of information on what to wear, as well as guidance from me, with one on one calls. I also want to take as much stress as I can off of you, so I have a growing client closet of items for you to choose from for your session.
I do and want to travel more outside of the state! There is a travel fee involved, but if you need me to travel to you, I am more than happy to do so.
A nonrefundable session fee of $300 is required to hold your session date and time as well as a signed contract. The remainder of the collection fee is due the day of the session.
Reach out and I will walk you through all of your options. Can't wait to meet you!
Deja captured our family in such a fabulous way, we now have such special photos we will treasure for a lifetime.
We are so thankful to have Deja photographing our growing family. She is kind and thoughtful and makes the process so easy and comfortable.
Deja went above and beyond to make us feel special during such a stressful time. We are so thankful we found her and look forward to having her capture future milestones for our little family.
Deja took the most AMAZING photographs of my 2 year old niece! She not only got her to smile beautifully and naturally at the camera, but Deja also captured fantastic (and heartwarming) candid shots when even mom didn't know the camera was on. She is so gifted and wonderful to work with!