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Forget the "solider headshot", canned family photos. My style evokes a very natural, everyday look - with a bit of an artistic twist. I freeze time and create lasting memories of your family's life together.

I'll be running around, being a kid with your kid. I'll get your teenager to put down their phone and crack a smile. And I'll be patient with your pet (all furkids are welcome!) as we build trust to create amazing portraits. We will have fun! And what that creates is beautiful memories you can forever treasure for generations.

Family photos shouldn't be all posed and photoshopped to cliché perfection. I bring out genuine smiles and candid moments (I have some very good - some ok G rated jokes!) I can create images under any lighting situation - just let me know what you are looking for and I will make sure to create that for you! :)

Included in your service;
Wardrobe Consultation - I want you to look your best, feel your best, and have an amazing time. Whether casual or dressy, I want you to fall back in love with your photos every single time you look at them. Run your wardrobe options by me and we will create the look you want together. You really don't have to stress about it - and you can trust my experience.
Artistic Retouching - I will not be photoshopping you into the Kardashians, but I will be editing each and every photo to my artistic style. Retouching is available upon request for an additional fee per image.
Online Gallery and Print Center - You get access to a password protected, online gallery so you can ogle your photos from any web browser. And just when you thought it couldn't get easier, you can totally order high quality professional prints and other products from this online gallery - BOOM!
Digital Images - Downloadable digital files are included in all collections. The number of images depends on the collection purchased. But don't worry, you can always add on and order additional images/prints.


  • Bring Distractions - When it comes to family sessions, I highly recommend bringing toys, books, and favorite snacks for your kids and/or pets. They get distracted very easy especially when they're forced to look at a camera - which is why I will make this whole thing fun for them. I make sure to add activity breaks in between so they can see me as a friend. Once they see me as their friend - the rest is easy-peasy! Then watch me work my magic! ;)
  • Time Your Session - You know your family best. If your baby gets cranky mid-morning or your husband gets hangry late afternoon, don't schedule your shoot for those times. I'm flexible and want to catch your family when everyone is in a peak mood. Although I will say, those outdoor sunset photos don't happen when the sun is "in your face". Those will have to be done closer to sunset time which changes year around. If you need an earlier time during the day, I highly recommend doing an in-home lifestyle session.
  • Pick Clothes Ahead Of Time - Please, please, please choose your wardrobe more than a day before your session. I include a personal wardrobe consultation with every shoot and if you're not sure where to start, I can even hook you up with a professional personal stylist. Literally, she comes to your house and helps you pair what is already in your closet. Want something fresh? She will go shopping with you! :)



I limit my family sessions to once per week and recommend booking at least a month ahead of time. This scheduling allows me to give each family the time and attention they deserve both before (wardrobe & location counseling) and after (retouching and product ordering session). Reservations require a non-refundable retainer.


Sessions have options for one or two hours and can have hours added if it's a holiday gathering. It really depends on whether you bring kids (or furkids) with you and how they are doing throughout the shoot. If it's a single family shoot or an extended family gathering... Families without young kids and/or pets need less time while extended families need more. So let me know what you are looking for and I will give you the best recommendation.

The session can take place anywhere you want - a gorgeous natural setting, around downtown Dallas, in your home, or at my studio. Travel fee is included within the 15-mile radius of my studio in 75226.

In-studio collections begin at $475. Keep an eye out for special offers on mini sessions! Those will only include the session fee of $99 and you can individually purchase digitals, prints and other products. I can not only capture your family moments, but I can also bring them to life with coffee table books, canvas prints, and other photo display options. I make decorating your home with your new photos a breeze! :)
Although I absolutely love posting sneak peeks on social media and blogging about my work, full galleries are available 2-4 weeks after the shoot. In a hurry and need your photos sooner? Rush editing and 2-day delivery is available for $300 per session.



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