family photography

If our days must be a blur, let it be because we are awash with the delicious rush of joy.

why family matters to me

Family is like gravity. The push and pull of joy and chaos, like some crazy magic force you can’t help by feel in your insides. It’s never just what we expect it to be - each day some new lesson from our children, some new discovery about what it means to be a parent, and it’s always, always changing. This is my heart’s favorite work, capturing these moments of family life—creating space with you and the people you love for you to be your truest selves together. These are tiny moments that tell big stories — the stuff that really matters, that makes up our days and ultimately our whole histories.
If you're looking for a photographer to capture something posed, I'm probably not the one for you. If you're looking for someone to help you savor those real, connected, take-your-breath-away-at-their-simple-loveliness moments, let's chat. I celebrate and welcome people, partners, and families of all kinds, colors, religions, and abilities.

who you are

  1. you appreciate the magic in the mess
  2. you want to remember the stories of your everyday
  3. you don’t care about having perfectly posed photos
  4. you love to play and be present together
  5. you want to see your children’s spirit captured
  6. you delight in the details of your family dynamic
  7. you love to have fun and laugh
  8. you are happy to be captured in the comfort of natural light

what to expect

  • 01.
    Let’s have a chat! I want to get to know you, find out what matters most to you about this time in your family’s life, and what you want to capture together.
  • 02.
    Book your session. You’ll choose a collection (which includes your session and some post-session goodie options), I’ll send your contract, you’ll send your deposit, and we’ll pick a date and a location. I’ll send some helpful prep tips and I’m here for anything you need ahead of time!
  • 03.
    Let’s take some photos! We can shoot in your home, in my natural light studio, or outdoors somewhere meaningful for you (I have some amazing locations too!). Sessions are relaxed, fun, and easy for everyone. No such thing as the “perfect” family photo around here.
  • 04.
    Delight in your images. A few weeks after our session, you’ll get a link to your online image gallery, where you’ll find hi-res versions of your images ready for download or print.
  • 05.
    Print that magic! You can purchase prints, calendars, cards and other goodies in a multitude of sizes right from your image gallery. Some collections include heirloom albums - I’ll guide you through image selection, design your album, and handle all the production for you.
faqs.

what if my kids act like... kids?

Repeat after me: it's all good. I'm a momma, and I've seen it allllll, and it's still all good. My goal is to make a space for you to celebrate the real life that happens - whatever that is. Don't stress about perfect kids or clean clothes, because real life is so much lovelier.

when is a good time to do a maternity session?

Most mommas-to-be like to do their session between 28 and 34 weeks, but it's all about when you feel good.

what about a newborn session?

I'll capture you and your loves as soon as you (and your partner) feel physically ready. This could be as soon as a day after arrival/adoption, and up to 2-3 weeks after. Newborn sessions tend to run a little longer than my usual family sessions, because it's lovely to take it slow and really savor the time. And all those tiny diaper changes!

what’s a Fresh 48, and do you offer them?

Fresh 48’s are photo sessions captured in the first 48-hours after your little one arrives, and I love them! I’ll come to the hospital, birth center, or your home and capture some of those super fleeting first days. Fresh 48 clients typically book at least 2 months in advance of delivery, so I can be on call and at the ready.

can I combine the purchase of a family session with a maternity or Fresh 48?

You absolutely can. Book either a Fresh 48 or a Maternity Session along with a Family Session, and get a 10% discount on your Family Session. Book both sessions along with a Family Session, and get a 20% discount on your Family Session.

do you photograph extended families?

I’m happy to capture your extended family. Drop me a line here to chat about what you need, and I’ll provide an estimate.
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do you offer birth photography?

I do! Let's chat about what you're looking for. Drop me a line here.
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do you shoot mini sessions?

I shoot a limited number of spring minis (in a natural light studio) and fall minis (in the great outdoors.) Sign up for my newsletter below or connect with me on my inquire page and you'll be among the first to know when booking is open!
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family rates

  • FAMILY, MATERNITY, AND NEWBORN COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $800
  • FRESH 48 COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $550

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kind words from
a lovely family

I cannot rave about Kristyn, her process and her artistic abilities enough. She made our entire family so comfortable during our photoshoot and was able to capture the fierce and funny spirits of my little girls like I’ve never seen before. I think the girls wish she could come and play (and sparkle them with glitter!) every day. The final images are a true gift for us — a real and authentic moment in time that we will cherish forever.

emily c.