I am your photographer
if you want
• an easy going fun session with beautiful photos
• help with figuring out the tough stuff like where to go and what to wear
• an experience that is enjoyable for everyone
I get it!
I know that getting everyone together can be tough and figuring out all the details is hard but that is where I thrive!
I will help you as much as you need throughout the process to make sure we create images that you will love and treasure.
Don’t know what to wear?
I can send you a style guide and even provide you links on what to get for everyone.
Don’t know where to go for your session?
I have lots of ideas on that!
Worried about your kids misbehaving at the session?
I can put your mind at ease about that!
Making you happy makes me happy. Earning your trust is key to warm photos that look and feel authentic to you.
How It Works
Get Booked: Let’s talk by phone to go over your thoughts and I can then start putting some ideas together for your unique session. We will coordinate our calendars and get you booked in.
Location & Styling: We will talk about locations that suit your vibe. Whether you want a wild rugged coastline or maybe a mossy forest or an urban setting, I can give you suggestions on all of that. Once we know where we are going its time to get everyone styled. You can pull things you already have from your closets or I can offer suggestions on what else would look good on camera. I also offer a full styling service where we can send you a vision board complete with links on where to buy find everything on line.
Have Some Fun: Time to have a fun session! We will meet at our chosen location and our session will be all about playing and running around and having fun. We will do a lot of ‘candid’ style photos as well as I will guide you into some effortless poses that feel authentic to you. This will help give your gallery a variety of images to choose from.
Order Up: About 2-3 weeks after your session you will be able to see your beautiful photos online and choose your favorites. Those will then receive hand painting by me to make them look their very best and you can order everything from wall prints to album to gifts and digital files.
Digital packages start at $450
Digital packages start at $400
Digital packages start at $350
Contact me for a detailed pricing guide and available options for the type of session you are interested in.
I believe that everyone should have beautiful photos with their loved ones.
Pricing should not hold you back from this experience.
If you need a custom payment plan we can work with you to make your photo dream a reality.
“Joanne- a HUGE thank you. Wow the pictures turned out better than we could have imagined and they look incredible on our walls. Thank you so much!” —Dana Kim
Frequently Asked Questions
What time of day is best for a session –
The best time is always when there is good light. Early mornings are nice soft light and the last hour before sunset is known as Golden Hour when the light is more bold and dramatic. In between those times we can still do sessions its just a matter of what the light looks best with the location we have chosen.
I’m worried that my kids wont behave –
This is an easy one for me, I have worked with kids my whole life (I was an elementary school teacher before being a full time photographer) and I love kids of all ages. I don’t ever expect them to sit still and look at the camera so don’t worry about that. I want kids to be kids and for them to run and play and have fun as I capture their natural smiles and expressions.
When will we receive our photos?
Your online gallery will be ready within 2-3 weeks. If you order prints those take another 2-3 weeks and albums take just a little bit longer than that. Digital galleries are ready within a week after you have chosen your favorites.
At your session you have space to be yourself – to act silly, to sow your love, to have excitement and fun.
I encourage you to come as your true self.