Over 500 celebrations

Dallas wedding photographer

Be yourself, authentically.

Since 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE FOR FAMILY PORTRAITS?

 

My style is all about capturing authentic, joyful moments and interactions as they naturally unfold. No stiff posing or saying "cheese" here! I'll give you gentle prompts to relax and be yourselves while documenting those genuine smiles, snuggles, and silliness.

 

 

 

WHAT'S THE BEST LOCATION FOR FAMILY PHOTOS?

 

We can definitely do portraits in my studio with stylized backdrops and lighting, or outside in the city or out in nature. But some of my favorite family sessions happen right in the comfort of your own home! Using your living spaces and yard makes everyone feel at ease and gives the photos a warm, meaningful backdrop. I'm also happy to help you with selecting the perfect backdrop if your home is not an option.

 

 

 

MY KIDS ARE WILD! HOW DO YOU HANDLE THAT?

 

No worries at all - I have a bottomless bag of silly tricks and games to redirect that youthful energy into authentic laughs and giggles. If they're feeling rambunctious, we'll just embrace the chaos! Those unscripted, high-energy moments often make the most memorable photos.

 

 

 

WHAT'S A LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION LIKE?

 

Instead of those traditional posed newborn shots, a lifestyle session captures your new baby just as they are - sleeping, stretching, and snuggling with the parents. We'll hang out in the comfort of your home while I document those early, fleeting moments as a fly on the wall.

 

 

 

HOW LONG DOES A FAMILY SESSION LAST?

 

Usually, a 1 hour is ideal for family sessions, which gives us plenty of time to capture a variety of groupings without feeling rushed. We'll go at your pace and take breaks as needed for snacks, diaper changes, etc., and we can always add more time if needed.

 

 

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR FAMILY PHOTOS?

 

Many families love capturing that "this is us right now" moment, whether it's a newborn joining the crew, a big move, or just a season of life. But any time is a good time to update your family portraits! I'm always happy to provide styling tips based on the season/setting.

 

 

 

CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH EXTENDED FAMILY TOO?

 

Absolutely! Extended family sessions are my jam. We can plan for different groupings to get all the cousins, grandparents, fur-babies, and chosen family in the mix, too.

 

 

 

HOW QUICKLY CAN WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

 

I know how excited you'll be to see your portraits! My typical turnaround time is 2-3 weeks to receive your full online gallery of edited images. I'm happy to provide a few sneak peeks within a few days too.

Let's set up a time to chat!

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Dallas, Texas based wedding photographer

Established IN 2007

Based in North Texas

available worldwide