time together as a family is a gift

Joanna Gaines

capturing your connection

I'm not a formal posing photographer. I don't think you can really expect a 2 year old to be on board with that either. I love watching families interact. I love smiles so big they scrunch noses, lots of laughter and having fun.

I don't want you to dread a family session. I want to take away all the stress of what to wear, (did you see my client closet?) if the kids will behave, (they will be fine) and the weather, (okay I can't do anything about that).

I have been capturing some families for the past 13 years and watching the kids grow before my lens has been the greatest honor. Most of the kids you see in the gallery below I've captured as a newborn.

Don't let the fact that the session lasts 60-90mins scare you. We aren't posing and shooting that whole time. I allot time for playing, snacking, chatting and moving locations.

Your family session Includes

60-90min session on location (park, beach, downtown)

60-100 fully edited digital images

Black and white copies of all images

1 week turn around time

use of client closet

total cost is $750

A $200 retainer is required to hold your date/time and the remaining balance is due after your session before the gallery is released.

Family sessions are for the immediate family only. If you would like to include Grandparents, Cousins, Aunts/Uncles etc then there will be an additional $250 charge.

I have VERY limited availability during the months of October and November for full family sessions. If you would like to book during that time it is best to do so as soon as possible.

Beach sessions are usually held April-September at sunset (7:30-9pm) during the week (weekends are too crowded at the beach for pretty pictures).


Amy Hettesheimer

Every year we get moans and groans about doing family pictures, but all that changes when Tamara arrives. The biggest complainers have genuine smiles and laughter throughout the session. Our 3 dogs miraculously look her way with her magical noises giving sweet expressions and head tilts. I cannot express how much the images mean to me and I love having her talent cover my walls.