Family sessions are all about documenting the small moments that aren't so small. They're a chance to capture a personality, a facial expression, a silly dance move, a unique family dynamic, in a time when a child is growing and changing so fast. The storyteller in me enjoys capturing the really vulnerable moments you share with your children. I aim to create images that are tender and genuine.

I am more than happy to provide location recommendations in or outside of Portland, in addition to outfit suggestions. Sometimes shooting in your home can be really unique and special too.

More families on the blog


I can meet you at a park and shoot for just an hour. That's definitely an option if you are uninterested in shooting for an extended period of time. But to be 100 percent transparent, most of the family sessions you see here are a result of families giving me a good amount of their time. You can find me eating dinner with families, spending the first 30 minutes of our sessions just getting to know one another, rolling on the ground with the kids, feeding their chickens, making art with them. 

Family dynamics are unique, vulnerable and sacred. Sometimes more time and a bit of patience gives me a chance to really capture the true essence of a family. I like to think of family photos of a day-in-the-life-of and I just happen to be there hanging out, camera by my side, waiting for moments to unfold naturally. 

The reason longer sessions work so well is because it takes the pressure off the kids to perform. No matter the age, I never experience temper tantrums. Kids enjoy having a new guest there to play, and once they've had a chance to relax and ease into their element, they forget why I am really there. 

With that said, I do occasionally host mini sessions if you are still dying to have photos but prefer something brief. Pricing on those vary and starts lower than my base family pricing listed on my info page. Reach out if you'd like more info.

a note about family sessions.

More families on the blog

Family session in the columbia gorge

South carolina in home Family session

motherhood session in hood river