Extended Family Photo Session Information

A extended family of 10 smiles at each other with the fall sun setting through the trees behind them

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


I like to keep things stress-free and fun! I plan every session unique to you and your family by sending out a pre-session questionnaire so that I can plan to get all the group shots and combinations you want without you needing to worry about whether we got it all. This means you get to focus on spending time and having fun with your family while I take care of the rest.


I come from a large family myself so I understand the unique struggles of getting everyone together for photos! I'm also very patient and experienced with children. So don't worry if your family has a lot of them! I've got a few tricks up my sleeve for kids (and Dads too!) I will direct your session so that everyone knows where to stand and will also come prepared with ideas and prompts to get those genuine, natural smiles from everyone. You can expect your extended family photos to be full of laughter and fun!


Your extended family session will feel like a mini session for every family involved in that in addition to the large group shots, I also plan to get each family together as well as special combinations and individuals of the kids if there is time. We can plan your extended family photo session at a location special to you or I'm happy to scout the perfect location to accommodate your group. Do you need extended family photos outside of the Chattanooga area? Good news - I travel! Send me a message to discuss your situation.


Because extended family sessions include extra time and generally include larger galleries that tell a story, I simplify the process by only offering one all-inclusive option for extended families. Pricing for extended family sessions covers all the pre-session planning, the Client Experience Guide that gets sent after booking, and all of the edited, high-resolution digital images from your session. This way everyone can enjoy their favorites and you don't have to worry about making sure everyone gets a say in the final selection because they're all included! The all-inclusive price is $1200 with half due to schedule your session and the other half due 1 week before the session.


After you book your session I will send you my Client Experience Guide and the pre-session planning questionnaire so that I can make sure you and your extended family get the most out of our time together!

Would you like a free consultation to discuss your perfect extended 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.

extended family photo session of 10 in a park with the fall sun setting through the trees behind them.
extended family of 10 looks at each other in a park with the fall sun setting through the trees behind them.
grandma and grandpa take a family photo with one of their daughters and her kids at fall extended family photo session
grandma and grandpa take a family photo with one of their daughters and her kids at fall extended family photo session
mom and dad hold, squish, and kiss their young daughters as part of an extended family photo session
closeup of one of the kids at an extended family photo session while her parents hold her and her little sis
mom laughs with her 2 adult daughters as part of a fall extended family photo session
closeup of an older mom smiling with her 2 adult daughters cheek to cheek
extended family of 10 throws fall leaves in the air for an extended family photo session
extended family of 10 throws fall leaves in the air for an extended family photo session
all of the  men from an extended family photo session stand together for a photo with the sunset behind them
extended family of 10 sits in a line on the fall leaves for a group photo
family of 4 sits on fall leaves for their family photo as part of a large etended family session
closeup of a little girl lying on the ground surrounded by fall leaves playing during their extended family session
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Family Session FAQ

What does an extended family session cost?

Each extended family session includes multiple large group poses as well as smaller group combinations and each individual family. It's like a mini session for each family plus photos with all the extra family members too! Extended family sessions are all-inclusive so that everyone gets to keep their favorites! The all-inclusive cost of an extended family session experience is $1200

How many images will I get?

It ultimately depends on how large your group is and how long we spend taking photos. I guarantee 60+ images but extended family galleries can easily have more than that.

What if the 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. As far as time of day goes, the last 2 hours before sunset is generally the best.

I still have questions.

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