Family sessions are held on location and last 60-90 minutes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  Bring yourself and immediate family.  We can meet at your home, the park, the lake or any location in the Bloomington-Nomral area.  

OR, if you prefer to just photograph the children, we can do that, too!  Child sessions are so fun!  No forced posing or smiles here.  The kids will be allowed to explore and play while I capture these true moments. 

Want to capture the whole family?  Contact us for extended family rates.


First, it is important to choose a session time when your children will be at their most comfortable (not around lunch or nap time.)  To get the most out of your session we do not want to have tired or hungry children.  You may want to consider bringing a non-messy snack like cheerios.  I will bring little things like bubbles and PEZ candies to interact with the children as well. Please let me know if you do not wish for your children to have candy.

It is important to let your children to be free.  It is not necessary to direct them, ask them to smile or look here or there.  This can end up making children tense or frustrated. Sometimes it's best for parents to hang back a bit and let me interact with the children.

Children have their own agendas, and most toddlers do not take direction to 'pose'.  Almost all my images are captured candidly.  It is my goal to capture those natural smiles and personalities of your little ones.

Please do not expect me to recreate a photograph from my website, or another photographer. Your session will be special and unique with your family's emotions and interactions with each other.


I want you to be comfortable and this is especially important for the kids!  Here are some tips to help you decided on outfits....

  • let the kids have a part in the outfit decision.
  • neutral colors, textures and patters are lovely and add interest without taking away from the kids. 
  • layering is awesome!
  • avoid matching exactly.
  • avoid choosing shirts or jackets with big logos, characters or distracting prints. 
  • most importantly, choose clothing that matches your child's style and especially, something that they will be comfortable in and happy to wear.  
  • wear things you love.

So Mom... pick your favorite outfit, one that you feel great in!  Now take it to Hubby's side of the closet and find something that coordinates nicely.  Take your same outfit so child #1's closet and coordinate your outfit to his...child #2, and so on.  Now, lay everyones outfits out on your bed. How does it look?  Your family should now be beautifully coordinated without being perfectly matched!  

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Session Fee  |  100

Includes 60-90 minute session on location, 2 photographers, 30-40 proofs

Session fee does not include prints, products or digitals.  Packages start at $300.