My family portrait sessions are very casual and fun. They take place mostly outdoors or at your home. I capture emotions and true love. During the photography session we will get both beautifully posed family portraits and candid images.

You are welcome to suggest any location you like for the family photo session or I may come up with some ideas for you. Locations in South Bend IN, Mishawaka IN, Granger IN or Notre Dame IN are included in the session fee.

 

Family Photography Packages

“Family Fun” package is a short family photo session that takes place in one location of your choice and includes a variety of posed portraits along with some candid photos. This option is great if:

  • you simply need a variety of family and children portraits,
  • you have a family gathering and need an extended family portrait and smaller groups’ photos with multiple combinations,
  • For maternity/pregnancy photo sessions,
  • For photos for Christmas cards.

 

“Your Family Story” is a great option if you want to cover more locations and/or activities or want a documentary style session at your home. This session still includes some posed photos, but comes with many storytelling images. This package is perfect for you if:

  • you want to cover multiple locations within a walking distance (for instance include multiple locations on the Notre Dame University campus or in Downtown South Bend),
  • you want to include some activities in your session (apple picking, Lake Michigan beach activities, hike in a park etc.),
  • For newborn and baby photo sessions at your home.

 

Ready to document your family's story?

Drop me a note and let me know what I can do for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How would you describe your style?

I love preserving moments, emotions and personalities in my photos. During my portrait photo shoots, I combine posed and candid photos. My posing guidance is very gentle and often I suggest an activity instead of a frozen pose. It’s best to describe my style as lifestyle photography. I tend to have a cheerful and energetic feel for family and children’s photography, and a romantic and tender feel for couples and engagements.

Where does the session take place?

Typically, sessions take place either outdoors or in my clients’ homes. You are welcome to suggest any location that you like, or I can give you some ideas. You may find my favorite locations here.

What should we wear?

Check out my “What to Wear” guide here.

What should I take for an outdoor photo session?

> Water and treats for kids.

> You may bring something to sit on, such as a blanket or something waterproof, if you’re not comfortable sitting on the ground.

> It’s best to pack everything in one bag, because it will be easier for us to move from place to place.

What if it’s raining?

I start checking the weather forecast 3 days before every photo session. If it’s raining or heavy overcast, I’ll suggest to reschedule our photo session to a better weather day.

When should I schedule my maternity session?

It’s usually better to schedule your maternity photo session for between 30-35 weeks, when the baby bump is already nice and full, but you still feel comfortable.

What is the best time for a newborn photography session?

Newborn babies are usually best to photograph when they are 10-15 days old. However, I do newborn photo sessions in a family documentary style, and any age is great for that.

How do we schedule a newborn photo session?

I usually reserve a tentative date for newborn photography. I ask parents to contact me when the baby is born and we then schedule an actual session date.

How long will it take to receive our images?

Usually you receive your images within 2 weeks, but during busy times, it may be a little longer.

How will I receive my images?

Your photographs will be delivered in high-resolution JPG format through a password-protected online gallery, and you’ll have a link to download them all.

How can I use the images?

You can use your images to make prints, share with your friends and family, and post on social media.

You can also order prints through your online gallery. They will be printed in a professional lab and delivered to your home.

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