But that's where I come in to help. I bring years of expertise wrangling families and a warm and welcoming attitude to the table, resulting in a stress-free and joy-filled family photo experience. You get 'em dressed, and I'll do the rest — together, we'll create a gallery of images to capture this moment in your lives.
I make the process easy and fun with simple scheduling and a shooting style that allows for movement, flexibility and authenticity throughout the session. And even more importantly, I want to capture these fleeting moments with your growing family. I want you to look back and have photos that you are all in (and aren't snapped on a phone!).
Family sessions are perfect for any and all milestones: maternity sessions, growing kiddos, anniversary celebrations, family reunions and everything in between.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are a perfect way to capture your precious new addition from the comfort of your home. I'll come to you and capture you and your family living life and snuggling your brand new baby. Newborn sessions are typically during your baby's first few weeks, please reach out at least one month before your due date to schedule your session.
Senior sessions are a perfect way to acknowledge a milestone to be proud of and the beginning of a new chapter. I'm excited to hear about what makes YOU unique and capture your personality during this moment with locations, props and outfits that are meaningful and authentic to you.
A limited number of Short & Sweet Mini Sessions will be available throughout the year. Join my email list to be the first to reserve your mini session.
She was always responsive and helped us to create a schedule for the day of events. She took the most amazing photos of our wedding, they were better than we could have ever imagined! Moments only last so long, but the photos last a lifetime. The quality of her photos were amazing! I would recommend Janie to anyone who asked!
We LOVE our photos. We couldn't be happier with the quality of our photos and we have received so many compliments. Janie is friendly and goes above and beyond to add personal touches. She helped us create a schedule for our wedding day (we would have been lost otherwise!) and made taking photos fun. It felt very natural and easy to take pictures with her. I am so grateful Janie was available and couldn't imagine working with anyone else!
The quality of the pictures are top-notch and she was very easy and enjoyable to work with. Multiple people in our wedding party said 'your photographer was so great and so fun!' We are very happy with our decision to use her and the results!
My family has worked with her on several occasions and she continues to do phenomenal work. Her attention to detail, creativity and patience make her a wonderful person to work with. Her photos are beautiful. Janie is the best of the best!
I’m kind of kidding here by including this in the FAQs. But in case you are having trouble convincing him, here’s my advice to get him just as excited for the session as you are: remind him how quickly this time flies by and how fast your kids are growing up. Next, I dare you to go through the photos on your phone and count how many include the whole family (I'm going to guess very few!). You all deserve these milestones and important years to be beautifully documented. And finally, I promise that everyone will have a blast and be grateful for the memories captured.
Okay, now how do I prepare my husband?
We all know toddlers have a mind of their own, but my goal is to make the session fun and stress-free for the whole family. My posing, prompts and style allow for movement, flexibility and authenticity.
Before the session, prepare them by talking about me and what to expect, and set them up for success by scheduling the session around naps and bedtimes. Help them feel their best with a full belly, empty diaper and lots of well-rested energy. And during the session, I want you to relax and cuddle your kiddos and I'll guide the way.
Family photos seem so stressful, how do I prepare my kids for the session?
I want you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, so my posing and prompts allow for movement, fun and authenticity. My editing style is bright, natural and timeless.
How would you describe your photography style?
All of your high resolution digital images will be delivered through an online gallery with print release that allows you to view, share, download and print your photos.
How will we receive the photos?
Fill out the session inquiry form and I will send you available dates and session details, and we'll find a time and location that's perfect for your family.
How do I schedule my session?
I know! Picking outfits can seem even more challenging than getting everyone on board, but I will send you a full guide of suggestions via email once we book your session. In the meantime, here's a quick tip that will hopefully reduce stress: outfits should coordinate, but not necessarily match. Pick 3-4 coordinating colors to work from and go from there. And if you need extra inspiration, you can always check out my Instagram or Pinterest. You've got this!
But, Janie, what should we wear?