capturing life.  creating art.

Family Sessions

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What you can expect

natural, relaxed and fun
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No fake or cheese smiles.  We focus on making it a fun and real - getting the whole family playing and interacting together so your images will reflect the actual happy moments you had together.

focus on connection
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Get ready to snuggle.  You never knew how good you looked loving on your sweet family.  Even the dads end up loving their special "alone time" with mom.

Art that is your family
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Your photos come download and print ready.  A little extra retouch on your favorites included.  Order from your gallery or your favorite print lab.  Happy to help with print orders and wall galleries - just ask!

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kind words

Every time I have Christy take our family photos I am blown away by our images. She somehow captures the

 perfect real moments

that show our personalities and relationships with each other. My home is full of wall art from our photo sessions and I cherish every memory. I'm so grateful for her!

Erin

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Every time I have Christy take our family photos I am blown away by our images. She somehow captures the

 perfect real moments

that show our personalities and relationships with each other. My home is full of wall art from our photo sessions and I cherish every memory. I'm so grateful for her!

Erin

What's included

  • Personal online gallery
  • Images ready to download, print, post, and share.
  • Personal use print release.
  • Incredibly quick turn around time.
  • Additional retouching on your favorites.
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You may ask...

What if my kids don't behave (meaning my kids are normal)?

I'd much rather photograph slightly naughty kids than stiff, stressed out ones with cheesy smiles.  The best sessions are when parents let go and are present in the moment with their kids. Remember, during your session, your children and hubby are the most wonderful human beings you've ever seen, and they can do no wrong.  I want to capture that amazement, respect, and excitement that everyone has for each other (but sometimes we forget.)  However, if you're not happy with our session, we may suggest rescheduling or other options.

Not feeling my best self, maybe I should wait until...?

Your family loves you just the way you are!  They deserve to have nice memories of you at this time in your life. If you are worried, we can do strategic posing to help flatter you and make you look amazing!  And if you'd like a little extra retouch on your favorites, we'll see what we can do 😉

What if I just want pictures of the kids or milestone photos?

Of course!  The packages are based on time so just select the session based on the amount of time you would like and let me know when signing up who all will be photographed.  And just a heads up - if you're considering a "just the kids" shoot, I'll try very hard to talk you and Dad into being in the photos too 😉

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Family Session Options

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most popular - $400

Mini Session

Details

Perfect sized session for most families!

Outdoors in the sunshine, beaches, trails and parks.

Location may be predetermined for some Saturdays or other popular dates.  Contact Christy for options. 

    • 30 minute session
    • Online gallery of 40+ edited and downloadable photos included
    • Available weekdays and limited Saturdays
$400
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Custom experience - $700

Family Session

Details

These sessions are meant to truly dive into capturing moments in a slower, more personalized way while allowing time for exploration and creativity to come out.

We'll work together to find the perfect location for you - beach, park, trails, your home, or another location that is meaningful to your family. 

    • 60 minute session
    • Gallery of 80+ edited photos included
    • Available weekdays and Saturdays
$700
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Seasonal Option - just a few for your Christmas card

Tiny Sessions for the Holidays

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15 minutes - $300

Itty Bitty Session

Details

Perfect if you need just a few images for a Christmas card or updated Family photo. 

These work great if the kids are a little older, picture ready and don't need warming up!

  • Offered in the Fall on select Saturdays
  • Escondido Private Property (aka the "grove")
  • Focus on a few great family pictures
  • Other poses/combinations as time allows
  • All the best photos from your session included for download
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$300
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last minute - no problem

"Squeeze us in" Session

Details

I would love to squeeze you in before or after another session! 

15 minute ($300) or 30 minute ($400) options.

These are especially popular with beach locations and we'll work the light as best we can!

Contact me the week you're ready to book your session and I'll let you know what dates and locations are available.

Contact Christy for options 🙂

family gatherings, babies & milestones

And more options...

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family reunions or larger groups

Extended Family Sessions

Details
  • Same pricing but tailored towards larger groups of 10-40.
  • Tap the button for lots more info and options for extended family sessions!
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newborn or family activities

Home Lifestyle Sessions

Details
  • Snuggles at home with the family and your new little one.
  • Or maybe a fun activity together like decorating Christmas cookies!
  • 1 hour family session recommended for newborns.
  • Contact Christy to book - best in morning or afternoon.

Interested in a session?

Let's chat!  Tap the icon in the lower left to send me a message.

Ready to book?

You can check dates, options, and DIY book your family session here or contact Christy first to chat about options.

Looking ahead?

We typically book 60 days out but we can pencil in a spot for you and chat more as it gets closer.

Not quite ready?

May I recommend signing up for the newsletter and let's keep in touch.

Let's chat soon!

XOXO

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