Chattanooga Lifestyle Photographer

Mom and dad hold 2 young children between them and tickle them for laughter at sunset through trees

Why choose a lifestyle photo session with me?

Every lifestyle photo session is unique - just like every family is unique! Whatever your reasons for looking for a Chattanooga lifestyle photographer, I’m refreshingly different! I create personal family photo experiences that are designed to be fun and interactive so that you walk away from our session confident that you will receive beautiful images to share with friends and family and display in your own home.

I like to keep things stress-free and fun and I'm very patient and experienced with children. So don't worry! I've got some tricks up my sleeve for any shy or uninterested children. (My tricks work on dads too!) I take a lifestyle photography approach in that I like to capture both posed and candid family moments and will come prepared with ideas and prompts to get those genuine, natural smiles from everyone. You can expect family photos full of laughter and fun!

Lifestyle Family Portfolio

A small collection of some of my favorite lifestyle family images.

mom and dad sit on the ground and each tickle one of their 1 and 2 year old daughters for lifestyle photo session
mom and dad swing their 2 year old daughter at sunset for lifestyle photo session in chattanooga
mother holds her 1 year old daughter on her hip and crouches down to reach out to her 2 year old daughter in a field
mother holds her chunky 1 year old daughter in her lap for snuggles during family photo session
1yo boy in suspenders and blue shirt holds his mom's hand in a patch of fall wildflowers
mom crouches in a patch of fall wildflowers with her 1yo son in suspenders and blue shirt.
1yo boy in blue shirt smiles over mom's shoulder as she kisses his cheek for fall family photos
dad throws 1yo son up unto the air with the sun setting through the trees behind them for fall family photo session
mom and dad hold their 2 toddlers between them and tickle for laughs during winter photo session
mom and dad crouch in a tree lined path with 2 young toddlers. mom kisses son on cheek.
family of 4 dressed up in blue and cream stand in a patch of fall wildflowers and laugh at each other
older sister (11) hugs younger sister (8) from behind for fall family photo session in Chattanooga
8yo girl in a white dress spinns in a patch of fall wild flowers for Chattanooga family photo session
a mother and her 2 daughters stand in a line holding hands among fall wild flowers and laugh at each other.
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Client Testimonials

Cordell Family

“Wow! That is the best way to describe my experience with Christian! She was so patient and kind during our family photography session. It’s always difficult to get my one and two-year-olds to cooperate when taking photos, but she made sure we were able to capture the sweetest photos and memories of our girls. I cannot recommend her enough!!”

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How does your lifestyle photo session work?

Before the Session

The Pre-Session Consultation

I like to schedule a quick phone call to discuss exactly what you want from your lifestyle photo session. In this call, we will also discuss location options and I will send you an invoice so that you can pay your session fee retainer. I am primarily a Chattanooga lifestyle photographer and also serve the immediate surrounding areas. We can plan your family photo session at a location special to you or I'm happy to recommend the perfect Chattanooga location to fit your family's style.

The Client Experience Guide

One of the ways I make your experience easy and stress-free is by providing a Client Experience Guide that includes styling tips for what to wear, tips on how to get your children excited for the session, and even a sample checklist! I also send you a pre-session questionnaire that helps me plan and prepare for your session so that I can ensure your family gets the most out of our time together. Your time is precious and as a mom myself, I can totally relate. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare helps to make your experience easy and stress-free!

Mom and Dad swing 2 year old daughter down a path of tall grass. dad holds 1 year old daughter.

At the Session and Beyond

During your lifestyle photography session, we will focus on having fun and exploring the location you've chosen. We will play some games and enjoy lots of natural smiles! After your session I will edit all the best images from your session and in 2-3 weeks when they are ready, you will get to view a gallery of fully edited images from which to choose your favorites. You will choose which image package to purchase directly from your gallery and this way you see exactly what you're getting and only pay for the images you love!

What does it cost?

The session fee for family sessions is $200 and image collections start at $250. Your image collection is selected after you see your fully edited photos in an online gallery. My clients plan to spend a minimum of $450+ on their session after the final images are selected.

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Lifestyle Family Session FAQ

What does a family session cost?

Each session includes multiple poses and groupings as well as individuals of each family member and even some of just mom and dad together. Family sessions start with a $200 session fee and you choose which images to purchase only after they've been edited. Digital image collections start at $250. My average client plans to invest between $450-$1200 total for their session and images.

What do I wear?

I go over styling tips in general as well as specific tips for each season in my Client Experience Guide that I send to each client after they book. You’re also welcome to text me photos of your family’s outfits and I’m more than happy to offer my opinion or make suggestions.

What if it rains?

I keep an eye on the forecast leading up to your session and will let you know if we need to reschedule. Rescheduling due to weather is no problem and if it happens we will look at the calendar together and decide on a new date for your session!

Can we bring our dog?

In general, the answer is yes! I love meeting your furry family members and they deserve to be in photos too! However, some locations are better than others when it comes to including pets. Let me know if you would like to include your pet and we will make sure to choose a location that is best!

What if my kids won't cooperate?

It certainly wouldn't be the first time I've worked with kids who weren't interested in having their photos taken on a particular day. But don't worry, I've got some tricks up my sleeve when it comes to working with children and am very patient and understanding. If you've got specific concerns unique to your children, let's talk! I'm sure we can work something out.

What are some good locations?

I have a long list and I’m always looking for more locations that are beautiful, just like my clients! During our consultation and planning call, I will ask you questions about your style and can make suggestions for locations that will be the best fit to highlight your family!

How many images will I get?

It kinda just depends on how photogenic you are and how long we shoot. Most galleries are 50+ images and you'll get to choose which of your favorites you want to keep after they've been fully hand-edited by me.

When is the best time to get family photos?

Anytime! Each season is beautiful in its own way but Spring and Fall are particularly busy seasons so it's best to go ahead and book early if you'd like photos at a specific time of year.

How many people can be included in my family session?

Each family session is designed for immediate family only. This means Mom, Dad, and children, plus pets if you want to include them. If you want photos with additional family members, like grandparents, I offer an Extended Family Session that is designed for a larger group.

Do you do large groups of multiple families?

Yes! I come from a large family myself and love seeing other families get together. I've photographed many multi-family groups and can build a session to meet your specific needs. I included a link to my extended family session info page below or you can message me to discuss your extended family session.

I still have questions.

No worries! Message me your question and I’ll get right back to you.

Ready to start planning your lifestyle family session?

Whether you're ready to book or want to gather more information, let's schedule a free consultation to discuss your perfect lifestyle family photo session! Message me now to get started!

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Chattanooga Lifestyle Photographer