Families, Children, and Babies

Every memory for every stage of life

family portraits

Traditional family sessions last approximately 1-2 hours. It is important to take time during the session to get to know each other, take breaks and have fun. I love to capture family interactions and strive to create a relaxed setting so natural personalities will shine through. Family Sessions may take place at a favorite location, your home, my studio or a place that I love to photograph (I have quite a list!). Once we set a session date, we will determine the best location for your family.

Family Session Pricing begins at $225.

Milestone sessions

Milestone packages will help capture your child’s growth through their first year of life. They last approximately one hour each. My approach to milestone sessions is a classic timeless look. No need to bring a number of outfit changes as I find the simpler the better. I use very clean solid backdrops and natural settings to create images that are timeless - focusing on your sweet child and their personality. These sessions can be done in my Pella, IA studio, in your home or at a local outdoor location. Suggested ages to photograph during the first year are: newborn (first 10 days after birth), 4 months, 6 months, 8 months and 1 year!

Milestone sessions pricing begins at $125.

newborn sessions

Newborn portraits are best captured in the first 4-14 days, while your baby is sleeping soundly and curling up into those adorable womblike poses. For babies that are born early and spend time in the hospital, please schedule a session within the first week of being sent home. Families are encouraged to book their newborn photography session as early as possible to ensure availability. Your due date will be placed on my calendar, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you once your baby is born to schedule your newborn session. Sessions for newborns can take up to two hours. Family and sibling portraits are welcome during this time. I only book a limited number of newborns each month to allow flexibility in my calendar for last-minute appointments. If you’ve already had your little one, I will try our very best to accommodate you, or at least to recommend a fellow photographer with availability.

Newborn Session pricing begins at $250.