We view the art of family photography as an improvisational collaboration. Children unscripted. You know, running until they fall then laughing and doing it again. Looking at mom for approval AFTER they have jumped in the fountain. Doing what's fun without over-thinking it. A photo session with your kids should be filled with towel caped heroes and bed sheet forts. It's about capturing a moment of their uncontained imaginations. Improvisation at its earliest and truest form. It's love: rubbing noses with mommy. It's energy: jumping on the bed playing air guitar. It's resilient: scraped knees and cartoon Band-Aids. It's yummy: milk mustaches and cookie crumb smiles. It's... children unscripted.
A maternity session can be in studio, outdoors with natural light, in your home, we discuss what your vision is for these very important photos. For newborn photography we generally recommend having the session in your home, baby is most comfortable in its own surroundings. The added benefit is that you have a snapshot of this time in your life, the nursery, the books you read at night, the toys. Every little piece of this newborn life.
We believe your investment in beautiful, meaningful photography should culminate with something you can hold, something you can touch, as a way to rekindle the memories through a tangible heirloom. Exclusive, handmade albums, books, boxes, frames and fine art prints are available.
Drop us a line, we want to learn what is important to you, what you want from your family photography and how we can serve your needs.
Fall Mini Session Experience
We really hate to over use the term documentary style but that might be the closest. We capture moments as they unfold, real moments that have meaning, beautiful, yet with a realness to them. Most of the day we hope that you are oblivious to the camera because you are in the moment enjoying yourselves. We are focused all day on what is happening around the two of you but we are constantly looking for what is going on everywhere else as well. Your wedding images will represent a comprehensive retelling of the day - the whole story.
Your wedding day will have some of the most intimate moments of your life. Powerful, unexpected, beautiful, moving moments. We watch your story unfold in front of our cameras. Inspired. Unique.
Wedding photographs are the beginning of the family legacy. Knowing how important these photographs are and knowing that these photographs will be part of your lives forever is our inspiration. These images are not only for you as a couple but for all the people you love and will love.
When I was a little girl my favorite thing in the world was to look through my grandparents photographs. Those photographs of Nana + Pep, young and dating, so obviously in love. The posed bridal portraits, the wedding photographs. The timelessness of these images. I am here because of this union, these photographs are the history, our personal family history. I am part of my grandparents and their parents and my parents - all because two people fell in love.
It is helpful to have a list of family groupings that are important to you. We tend to work efficiently when it is time for the formal/bridal party photographs and definitely do not want anyone forgotten. Being organized and having fun is key! It is helpful to know who is most important to you so that a very meaningful photo is not overlooked because we were unaware or not expecting the photograph to take place. Letting us know of special relationships and situations is extremely helpful as well. (Mom and Dad prefer not to speak to each other let alone appear in a photograph together or maybe you and your 9 cousins like to have a photograph taken together at every wedding, whatever the situation or request, we do our best to accommodate).
Please keep in mind that no particular shot can be guaranteed. We make every effort to photograph everything you have ever dreamed of, but there are so many variables outside the control of the photographer such as weather, the inability to gather certain guests, the unwillingness of certain people to be photographed, the tardiness of the wedding party, restrictions of the venue, etc.
There is always a photographer duo that will be less expensive, but don't underestimate the importance of experience, knowledge + being prepared. When you are hiring a wedding photographer, please review a full wedding not just their well curated highlights on Instagram. A full wedding day should speak to you - you need to be in love with the style and see enough work that you feel confident that you will be delivered an outstanding product that matches your expectations.
We have seen almost every possible problem or situation arise on a wedding day. Paying a little bit more for a wedding photographer and getting the images you want is much better than paying less and not loving your photos. We have so many anecdotes that we can share from friends and family members...just remember, there are no do overs.
Observing people and their relationships.
Travel is part of our creative process. Discovering, meeting new people, seeing new things, enjoying what surrounds us is tremendously inspiring. The sights, smells and sounds of a somewhere you have never been before, a flash mob dancing on a summer evening in a Venice piazza, a fish monger in Athens finishing a long day, roaming the streets of Jakarta not headed in any particular direction, photographing a Blues musician too talented to be performing in a seen better days jazz club, documenting relocated refugees in their new country, observing, seeing, feeling - whether it is half way around the world or in our own city.