family portraits

let’s update those walls

Family photography is something that is so meaningful to me!  Having updated family portraits as your kiddos grow and change throughout the years is immeasurable.  Imagine sitting with your kids 5, 10, even 15 years from now.  What is it about this time in their lives that you want them to remember?  How do you want them to feel?  Taking family portraits isn’t just about the perfect sunset, the new outfits, a good hair day, and everyone saying “cheese”.  It’s your chance to freeze a tiny glimpse of your kid’s lives so that when they look back at these photos years from now, they’re reminded how loved they are. 

We only have a short time with our families while our kids are young and living under our roofs.  These days won’t come back to us, so we have to grab every moment that we can.  There will never be the perfect time to take family pictures.  There’s always another pound to lose, or a few more grays to cover.  This is your family, your life, your story.  Don’t let the moments pass away while you wait for the right time.  That time is NOW. 

Whether your family is made up of toddlers, teens, or even grown adults, I want to photograph your family’s connection.  Let’s celebrate every chapter in your family’s life and document these stages and phases.

Choose Your Collections

Your family portrait collection includes a combination of digital files + product credit (excludes digital-only collection) to apply toward the purchase of wall art, albums & prints. It’s my goal to make sure that you not only have the digital files that you can store and share but also something tangible — a printed art piece from your photo session.  Digital files are wonderful, but they’re not archival.  Technology changes fast, but a printed image can last for years!  When you choose the Classic or Classic Plus collection, you’ll have the flexibility to choose the perfect way to display your new photos.

Digital Only

 

  • Family Portrait Session Fee
  • 60 minutes of Shooting
  • Gallery of all edited images
  • Print release
  • Set of 4×6 proof prints

$500

Classic Collection

most popular

 

  • Family Portrait Session Fee
  • Up to 90 minutes of Shooting
  • Gallery of all edited images
  • $100 Product Credit to spend in your online gallery store

$550

Classic Plus

 

  • Family Portrait Session Fee
  • up to 2 hours of Shooting
  • Bonus mini session at holidays
  • Gallery of all edited images
  • $200 Product Credit to spend in your online gallery store

$700

how it works

Portrait Planning Consult

We’ll go over all the details from locations to outfits so that you can feel prepared

Your Family Portrait Session

My goal is to make you all feel comfortable in front of my lens.  There are no real expectations but to show up ready to have fun and love on your family.

Choose Your Favorites

About 2 weeks after your session you’ll get to see your photos.  Whether you just want digital files, wall art, or an album, I have lots of beautiful ways to display your new pictures.

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what they’re saying

Family photos make me nervous with young kids because you never know how it’s going to go. The second we met with Suzanne we felt like family! My kids had no problem opening up, being silly, and smiling for the camera. She is truly magical with the kids and our pictures are proof of this.

Sheedy Family

Suzanne did a wonderful job photographing our family. She was so great with the young boys and made it fun and relaxed. The pictures we got from her are BEAUTIFUL! We will definitely be using her again.

Petrizzi Family

Suzanne was great to work with! She is professional, knowledgeable, and fun. We are so happy with the service she provided us! From the first meeting to the last she was reliable, timely, helpful, and talented!! We highly recommend her!

Bosma Family

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can i help?

your questions

How do I choose outfits for our family portraits?

Such a great question!  I usually say start with the colors in your house.  Do you prefer neutrals?  Bold color?  maybe more monochromatic?  Let your home be the base for your color palette since you’ll probably want to place them around various rooms.  Once you decide on your color scheme, pick mom’s outfit first and build off of hers.  I have a handy dandy guide to help you in choosing outfits and colors when you book your session.

When is the best time of year to schedule family pictures?

I recommend breaking out your calendar.  What times of the year are the easiest for you?  What type of foliage do you like?  Fall is a wonderful time to photograph, but if your kiddos are involved in sports and other activities, you may want to avoid scheduling hassles and aim for a late summer session.  It’s really personal preference.

How soon in advance should we schedule our photos?

As soon as you are able to find a date that works, grab it!  My calendar fills very quickly, and it’s hard to get a last-minute session.  I recommend booking at least a month in advance.

How long does a family portrait session last?

Depending on how many locations we use, your session will last about an hour.  I like to shoot in the evening about an hour before sunset for that warm flattering light.

How long will it take to see our finished family pictures?

Once we’ve wrapped up your session, it will take about 10-14 days for me to hand edit your images.  Each image is retouched to remove blemishes and flyaway hairs.

I will include both color and a few black & white images as well.

Do we get all of the digital files?

Yes!  No matter which family portrait collection you choose, you will receive all of the retouched digital files and a print release.  A typical session will have at least 25 images, but usually many more.

* I do not offer RAW or unedited files.  No exceptions.

Will you retouch blemishes or scratches?

Absolutely!  I will hand edit every image in your gallery to make sure that it’s print-ready.  I want you to LOVE your images, so retouching is always included.

i can’t wait to meet you

book your session

Ready to book your family photo sitting?  Click the button below to view available time slots, or fill out the form below to get in touch.  Let’s get started telling your family’s story!