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modern women's portraiture

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A cornerstone of my philosophy includes capturing relationships, authentic connection, and the personality and love of your FAMILY. My style for family portraits is relaxed, natural, and more photo-journalistic than overly "posey."

A family photo session should be a fun, bonding experience for your everyone! As such, you can expect a combination of posing and loose direction to encourage more natural interaction. Often everyone’s favorite family photos end up being the less scripted, authentic moments, so I’m always on alert to capture those!

I love photographing families all year round, so please read on or contact me to learn more!


photo session investment


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  • pre-session consultation to talk about your photo session, styling & location
  • 60 minute photo session at a location of your choice (within 45 minutes drive of downtown denver), or in one of our portrait studios
  • artistic edit on approximately 25 best proofs
  • in-person proof viewing + ordering session, at which you will have an opportunity to select your portrait order from beautiful, 5x7 PRINTED proofs (so much more fun than selecting from digital proofs)

PRINTS + PRODUCTS : Please note that fees include time and talent of photographer only. There is a gorgeous boutique line of products and prints which are available a la carte. You will see samples at your viewing and ordering session, along with your printed proofs! Should you need more time to decide on an order, a private online proofing gallery may be hosted for a fee of $200. This fee will be applied toward your portrait order.

DIGITAL FILES: accompanying sized high resolution files are included with every photo you purchase!


DEPOSIT + BOOK : Your non-refundable deposit ($150) guarantees your session booking, time (and reserves studio space if necessary). If we need to reschedule due to sickness or weather, your deposit is transferable.

CONSULTATION : After you have booked your session, we will discuss your desired location and styling for the session. I have two very different natural light studios available (one of them is historic/industrial/vintage and particularly fun the shear variety of settings it offers), but I also love photographing on location so if there's a place that means something to you, let's talk about that! I will then send you a list of things to bring to your session and tips to prepare.

SESSION DAY : Be sure to leave extra time to arrive (everyone will look more relaxed in photos if you’re not stressed out from traffic, and there may be someone scheduled after you so we don’t always have the liberty to go beyond our allotted session time!) Don’t worry, we’ll ease into the photo session, play, laugh, and I’ll talk you through the process to make you look your best!

IN PERSON PHOTO REVEAL! : Approximately 2 weeks after your session we'll meet to see your PHOTOS!! Yes, I will show you real PRINTED, 5x7 gorgeous proofs from your session. I've developed a sorting system to help you narrow down your selections. Our boutique line of products has been carefully selected based on their highest quality, unique and archival characteristics. And yes, you’ll get to see and hold samples of these beautiful photographic products at your session! BRING anyone to this session who may want to purchase photos from your session!

READY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN? Sessions book up to a month in advance so if you're considering a session, contact me for a consultation NOW!

I'd absolutely love to work with you!

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