The Experience

From the moment you inquire with me, I will walk you through all the steps from picking a date and time to help with what clothes to wear to helping you select heirloom quality artwork for your home.

Photography sessions have a reputation of being stressful. It’s always destined to the be day when everything goes wrong. Johnny spills chocolate pudding on his shirt during lunch, Susie refused to nap even though she does every day at the same time. Don’t you worry about that, Mom and Dad. We will make it work.

My sessions are fun and playful, laid back and casual. Come as you are. I’ll always include a few more formal photos that are always loved by grandparents but, for the most part, I keep things relaxed and natural. Families with younger children will play games, run around, play on playgrounds and have a snack, if it’s needed. Older kids, don’t worry, I’m really good at making a fool of myself to get genuine laughing and smiles from even the most stubborn teenager.

The Details

What is included with every session?

Time

I like to keep things simple. Each session is based off of the amount of time I get to spend with you and your family. Each package can be booked for most session types, including families, children, couples and maternity. Some session types, such as extended family and newborn, have special pricing because I get the chance to spend a bit more time with you.

Location

Sessions can be done inside or outside. I do photos outside during any season. Yes! That includes Winter in Wisconsin! I have a number of favorite locations in and around the Madison area to take photos. But, if you have a location that is special to you and yours, run it by me so I can scout it ahead of time. My focus is on you! I can also do sessions inside at your home or in a local studio.

Digitals

I hate picking favorites so I’m not going to make you do it. All of the best shots from your session are included as high-resolution digitals. These are presented to you in a private online gallery for download. Of course I give you a print release but I hope you decide to print your images through my professional lab.

Prints

Look around your house. What is on your walls? In frames on your bookshelves? This year I am focusing on tangible prints in your hands. How often has media changed in the last 20 years? Floppy disks (let’s be real, I’m a Xennial), stacks of cds with files we can’t read, hard drives we don’t have the right cables to access. Let’s get those images off of your computer! I guarantee the print and color quality of everything ordered through my lab. Where print credits are included, I like to think of them as a gift card for prints and products. You will have the opportunity to order prints, canvas, wall displays and much more directly from your client portal but I am always available to help!

Pricing

Standard Sessions

The following session packages can be booked for families, children, maternity, couples and portraits. More details about special sessions are below. If you have a unique situation or idea that doesn’t fit into one of these session types, contact me! We can chat about it.

All sessions require a $100 retainer to secure your desired date. Payment plans are available.

Petite

Shorter session great for updating your family photos for holiday cards or milestone portraits of your children.

  • 30 minutes / 1 location
  • 25+ digital images
  • Welcome guide
  • 5 – 4×6 gift prints
  • 1 – 11×14 wall print
$350.00 + WI Sales Tax

Full

Most popular session! A longer session to give your family enough time to warmup so we can get genuine moments of interaction.

  • 60 minutes / 1 location
  • 40+ digital images
  • Welcome guide
  • 20 – 4×6 gift prints
  • $100 print credit
$500.00 + WI Sales Tax

Lifestyle

This is the premiere session! All the bells and whistles. I’ll follow you around while you play and explore. A large print credit is all the encouragement you need.

  • 2 hours / 2 locations
  • Full digital gallery
  • Welcome guide
  • 50 – 4×6 gift prints in a display box
  • Ordering session
  • $200 print credit
$850.00 + WI Sales Tax

Special Sessions

Special occasions always call for photos. This feels even more important in these times of socially distancing and fiercely loving those around us.

Newborn

Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your little one!  It’s such an exciting time. 

My newborn session is photographed within three weeks of you arriving home from the hospital with your baby.  These are in-home lifestyle sessions with your family together doing things such as snuggling with mom and dad, feeding, napping, getting dressed, little fingers and little toes, etc. I include photos of your older children. I let baby guide the session so be prepared to set aside up to 2 hours.

For everyone’s protection, I am fully vaccinated and boosted and will wear a mask while in your home.

  • Up to 2 hours
  • Full digital gallery
  • 20 – 4×6 gift prints
  • 1 – 5×7 Linen photo book
$650.00 + WI Sales Tax

Newborn & Maternity Package

Booking these two together will save you money! These packages start at $500.00 + tax.

Extended Family

My family reunions always center around food and football. At some point, we peel people off of couches in front of the tv, begging them for a family photo in the front yard. There, fifteen people would yell “Look at me” and no one would be looking at the same person at the same time. There has to be an easier option. Now, it’s just me that takes the photos and guess what? Everyone is looking at the camera!

In these times we live in, getting photos of your extended families is even more important. It’s important to have these memories of people who grow up with us! Invite me to your family reunion where I will pull people out for various traditional photo groupings. Or schedule an hour with me at one of my favorite outdoor locations. I will make sure you have photos of your family for a lifetime.

  • 60 minutes / 1 location
  • Full high-res digital gallery
  • 1 – 11×14 print for each family group
  • Grandparents are included
$550.00 for up to 8 people. $15.00 for each additional

Ready to book?

If you are ready to book, please just fill out my contact form. You will hear back from me within 24 hours.