WHAT TO EXPECT

Think of your photo session as a fun adventure with your family. Giving your family time and space to be totally present with each other is important to me. The more connected and engaged everyone is, the better the experience and, duh, the better the photos!

Think of what matters most to your family. What do you value or enjoy doing together? Where do you like to spend time? We’ll tailor a photo session that speaks to who you are as a family in this particular phase of life. My passion is in photographing families in the heart of the cities or towns they live in; wherever your passion brings you, I’ll meet you there!

My work has been described as creative, whimsical, and joyful. I take a laid back approach to capture images that are more candid and less posed. Unless we’re talking about NY style pizza, you won’t ever hear me say “CHEESE.”

With a degree in Early Childhood Education and 20+ years working with children of all ages, I simply get kids and will know how to work with yours.

 
 
oakland family reading books at home

the process

Before the session, You’ll fill out a brief questionnaire, we’ll chat on the phone, and I’ll learn all about your family.

During the photo session, all you need to do is relax, have fun, stay connected and engaged with your family…I’ll take care of the rest!

Within three weeks, you’ll preview your images through an online slideshow + proofing gallery.

family of five sitting on gazebo steps at lake merritt
 
 

pricing

Simple, all-inclusive pricing that covers the time, talent and attention to your session experience, from the initial phone consult all the way through to the hand delivery of your photo order.

Included are the edited collection of digital image files, so you won’t have to choose between images.

Also included is a complimentary storytelling album. I will select the images and custom design this album for you. I want you to walk away from your session experience with a beautiful keepsake that showcases your family story. This is a gift your family will cherish and enjoy for years to come. Also, a portion of every album sale is donated to Beautiful Together, an organization whose mission is to improve the lives of orphaned children in the United States and Africa.

 
 

LFP signature family sessions

$975 (SUMMER SPECIAL - PRICE VALID JUNE-AUGUST)

On-location photo session for up to five family members, lasting about 1.5 hours. Includes access to a viewing slideshow for 24 hours and an online proofing gallery.

You’ll receive the edited high-resolution digital files from your photo session (approximately 75 images) and the complimentary storytelling album designed by me.

City-loving adventure sessions

$1,475 (SUMMER SPECIAL - PRICE VALID JUNE-AUGUST)

Choose your own adventure in the city you live! We’ll plan to start the day in/near your home and end up wherever adventure leads us! Various locations, immediate family members only, lasting up to three hours. Includes access to a viewing slideshow for 24 hours and an online proofing gallery.

You’ll receive the edited high-resolution digital files from your photo session (approximately 250 images) and the complimentary storytelling album designed by me.

 
 

A retainer of $300 and signed agreement is due upon booking. Remaining balance is due before session.

The collection of sales tax (not included) is required.

Prints and other products are available as add-ons to your session package. Click the button below for more info.