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As an extended family photographer in Chattanooga, 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 when it's their turn. I 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!
A small collection of some of my favorite extended family session images.
“Christian, this is unbelievable. You are a miracle worker of a photographer! How on earth did you do this? I can't believe you were able to create such amazing photos with a bundle of grumpy kids and tired grown-ups! You deserve an award for this!”
“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!!”
“We absolutely LOVE THESE! These are so amazing and I can't wait to share them and get prints!!!”
“I love them ALL so much! She's so kind and friendly. My 1-year-old loved her (and so did the dog). I highly recommend booking your family session. You will not be disappointed!!!”
I plan your session so that we move from shot to shot efficiently and to make sure we cover all the photos you want. Your extended family session will almost feel like a mini session for every family involved because in addition to the large group shots, I also plan to get each family individually. I also plan several special combinations and even individuals of the kids if there is time. We can plan your extended family photo session at a location special to you and your family 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 take 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 available to the entire family. 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 it's all included! The all-inclusive price is $1300 with half due to schedule your session and the other half due 1 week before the session. If you need to break up the payments into smaller increments, let me know and we can work it out!
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 $1300
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.
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.
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.
Of course! I often recommend getting your extended family photos at a location special to your family. Let me know if you have a special location in mind already so we can plan around that.
No worries! Message me your question and I’ll get right back to you.
Would you like a free consultation to discuss your perfect extended family photo session? Message me now to get started!