For the big chapters and the pages in between, lifestyle sessions offer your family a comfortable, easy photography experience that focuses on interaction, play, and just letting kids be kids. If you are looking for a bunch of posed Olan Mills-style photos, or a bunch of props in a studio, that’s just not me. I offer lifestyle sessions on-location or in your home and seek to document your family at that moment in time. No pressure, nothing forced, just you all being yourselves and being together in that moment.
available year-round on select dates & limited weekends
see calendar below
for families, maternity & kids
up to 60 mins – $425
for kid milestones
30 mins – $375
in-home, relaxed sessions available throughout the year
starting at $225
available on pre-selected dates throughout the year (usually summer, fall & holiday) at pre-determined locations.
What is the booking process?
I open my booking calendar for the year in the spring (usually around March). To book a session with me, review the calendar below and choose your date and package. To officially secure the session, I’ll send over a contract and invoice for the booking retainer. The signed contract and a $150 non-refundable retainer are required to secure your date/time. Everything is done online to make it easy peasy for you (and me!).
What happens if It rains?
If we’re having an outdoor session, we of course are at the mercy of the Michigan weather. No one wants wet kids or messed up hair/makeup. I try to make a weather call the morning of the session for PM sessions and by 9pm the night before for AM sessions. If your session is rained out, we will reschedule for the next available date that works for both of us.
What time of the day are your sessions?
Usually sessions take place in the two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset. If the session is in-home, we try to schedule mid-day (between 11am and 2pm).
What do I bring to my session?
A good attitude and your smiling faces! There’s really nothing special you need other than yourselves. Leave the rest to me!
What should we wear?
After you book, I’ll send over my helpful hints and tips, but to sum it up, comfortable clothes you can move in and neutral colors always work well!
What about locations?
I have my favorite locations all around the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Sometimes clients prefer a certain spot and that’s great! Sometimes they need help. I’m here to help you decide what fits best with what you’re envisioning. Most families opt for a nature setting so we use local parks.
How do I receive my photos and when?
All of my images are delivered via an online gallery so you can view and download them wherever you are! You’ll also be able to order professional prints, albums, and books through your gallery.
All session are delivered within a four-week timeframe unless otherwise specified by me!
FEATURED LIFESTYLE SESSIONS
I was nervous how our pictures would turn out with cranky not wanting to participate children, but she was great with them and worked through it. The pictures turned out great! Very happy with the service and professionalism!
BOOK A SESSION
My calendar for family, maternity and milestone sessions is below. Please reach out to me to book a newborn session or refer to my mini session pages to book a mini session. Thank you!