family photography

let's capture the magic of your real life, and let's make it easy.

raising a family is hard. taking photos doesn't have to be.

Family is like gravity. The push and pull of joy and chaos, like some crazy magic force you can’t help but 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.

The experience of taking your family's photos matters just as much to me as the photos themselves – it should be easy and fun. Whether we're in your home or in the great outdoors together, it's my heart’s favorite work to create the space for you and your family to feel comfortable being yourselves and connected to one another in front of my camera. As it turns out, that's what makes the best photos too!
I can help you capture this crazy gorgeous rollercoaster season of life with your loved ones, and get those photos in your hands and on your walls. All you have to do? Be yourselves. Seriously!

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

Let's make it easy.

  • 01.

    First, let’s hop on a quick call. I want to hear more about what you’re looking for from your session, what matters most to you about this time in your family’s life, and what you want to capture together. There’s never any pressure to book! I’ll be glad to help you select which of my session options is right for you, and answer any of your questions about the process.

  • 02.

    Select your date + location.  Once we’ve chatted, I’ll send you the link to choose your session date at your home, in my natural light studio in Black Rock CT, or outdoors. If you’d like to shoot outdoors but you’re not sure where, I’m happy to make some recommendations based on your family’s needs. If you and your family need a different time window than is shown on my calendar for everyone’s comfort, just let me know.

  • 03.

    Sign your contract and pay your session fee.  Bookings are confirmed with payment of your session fee and a signature on your session contract, which you’ll receive right after you choose a date. The session fee officially reserves the date and time that you’ve selected as yours on my calendar. This fee also includes my time and expertise before, during, and after the session. The session fee is non-refundable but applicable to future dates up to 1 year from booking. Session fees do not include digital prints or products – these items are included as a part of your post-session collection purchase.

  • 04.

    Once you’re booked, you’ll receive a session prep guide with tips, advice, and best practices to help make it a fun and easy experience for you and your family. You’ll complete a short pre-session questionnaire for me, and if you’d like, we’ll schedule a quick call to talk through any questions or concerns you might have. I’m here to make the process as fun and easy for you as possible!

  • 05.

    Session day! We’ll meet at our planned location a bit before our start time and settle in together.  Sessions are fun and easy breezy – you get to just be yourselves, and leave the rest up to me!

  • 06.

    2-3 weeks after your session, you’ll receive a slideshow of all your images (30+ for half-sessions and 60+ for full sessions) to watch and rewatch for 24 hours!

  • 07.

    Choose your Post-Session Collection 24 hours after you’ve viewed all your photos via your slideshow. After purchasing your Collection, your entire session gallery will be available online for glee-filled sharing with family and friends!

  • 08.

    You’ll have a whole month (that’s right, 30 days!) to choose how to spend your gallery print credit and to select your digital downloads. With my beautiful automated galleries, you can do it on your time, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Choose from prints, framed prints, canvases, holiday cards, custom-designed albums and more. Need recommendations? I’m here to help!

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!

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

You absolutely can. Book a Maternity Session along with a Family or Newborn Session, and get a 10% discount on both sessions.

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 Photoshop?

As I tell all my clients (yep, brides, new moms, whole families...) my goal is to make space for you and your loves to enjoy the best versions of yourselves in that moment. I don't head swap or photoshop – because I really believe you (and your loves) are gorgeous just as you are! The editing I do is more about making sure skin tones look as lovely as they do in real life and the textures of our session setting really come alive.

session pricing

  • FULL SESSION INVESTMENT BEGINS AT $1050
  • HALF SESSION INVESTMENT BEGINS AT $600

Session investment includes both your session fee + your post-session collection purchase.

Your non-refundable session fee is due at the time of booking to secure your date for your family’s session. Ready to go? Still have questions? Reach out below and let’s get planning!

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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.