Family Photo Session Information

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

What is it like to have a family photo session with me?

Every family photo session is unique - just like every family is unique! I offer two types of family photo sessions - on location (typically outdoors) or an in-home lifestyle session.

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 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!

I am primarily a Chattanooga family 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. Do you need family photos outside of the Chattanooga area? Good news - I travel! Let's discuss and determine if I can be your family photographer too.

We will start by having a pre-session consult to discuss exactly what you're hoping to get out of your photo session and how to ensure you get photos that match your style. After you book your session I will send you my Client Experience Guide and pre-session planning questionnaire so that I can make sure you get the most out of our time together!

If you're looking for an extended family session that includes additional extended family members, check out my extended family session info page!

Would you like a free consultation to discuss your perfect family photo session? Message me now to get started!

You may select more than one.

Please enjoy a selection of my favorite family photos below.

mom and dad hold their 2 toddlers for winter family photos at sunset
mom flips 1yo son upside down to make him laught for family photos. dad holds daughter as they watch on tree lined path
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.
mom, dad, and 1yo boy on mom's hip smile for fall family photo with their dog
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
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
smiling mom leans against her husband's chest as they share a special moment during fall 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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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.

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 hand-edited by me.

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 above or you can message me to discuss your extended family session.

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.

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 if you'd like photos at a specific time of year.

I still have questions.

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