Northern Liberties Philadelphia
I think I have lost count of how many times I have photographed this family. Harold is one of my favorite pups to get in front of my lens. He keeps us on our toes as does this adventurous smiley baby.
Wayne, Main Line PA
Hazel & Family
Hazel has been in front of my camera since she was just about 2 weeks old. It has been so fun to watch her grow. She always makes sure I get my cardio in chasing after her during our fun backyard session at their beautiful home in Wayne.
Forbidden Drive, WIssahickon
The Wissahickon is one of my all time favorite spots to photograph families. There is such a wonderful variety of backdrops and even a small dog beach for some water fun!
breathtaking • moments • captured
I often start my sessions by giving my clients the general plan for shooting (different combos in front of different backdrops). Well, best-laid plans and all that.... it doesn't always go according to plan. But that's ok! We go with the flow as much as possible to capture both posed photos and equally beautiful candids. Because what is life without 2 of the cutest wild cards - babies and dogs. Sometimes the kids need to stop and play to let off some steam. Sometimes the pup just needs some extra cuddles and reassurances. We have time for it all. All of life's moments - documented for your family archive.
It all starts with a email. I will send you a full pricing list to review and we will pick a time to talk on the phone to go over details. On the call, we will chat about your ideas and how you envision your shoot. Once we pick a date, I will send over a booking proposal complete with a questionnaire, contract, and information on how to pay your session fee. Your session fee is the only thing due at the time of booking. Once you complete the booking proposal and I receive your payment, I will countersign your contract and send an email with a link to your own personal portal where all your photos and info will live.
1. Say Hello
2. The Session
About a week before your session we will touch base to finalize details like location and time. Generally, I aim for the hour or two before sunset for optimal light (However we can also cater to your babies golden hour for optimal results) You can do your shoot at up to two locations. Many of my clients like to start at home and finish up at a nearby outdoor location for the best of both worlds. Pets are always welcome to join!
3. Photo Reveal
Once your session is complete we will schedule a time for you to come into my office, located in Mt Airy, Philadelphia (between Chestnut Hill and Germantown), to view your photos for the first time. During your meeting I will go over all your archiving options from digital to print to wall art and albums. Everything you could want is available. Together we will make sure you get everything you need to properly archive your photos. I am more than happy to guide you through the process and make suggestions along the way.
4. DON'T WORRY- YOU GET AN ONLINE GALLERY TO!
After purchasing your heirloom items during the meeting you will also get access to an online gallery you can share with family and friends. If you purchased the digital files they will be available for digital download here. You, as well as whoever you share the gallery with, will be able to order additional prints and items in case there is anything you forget to snag in the meeting.
5. YOUR BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED MEMORIES ARRIVE
Digital items are delivered via digital download and custom USB drive. Once all your items are delivered to me and packaged up nicely I will shoot you an email to coordinate pick up or delivery. I will also happily hang wall art you order including custom frames. Don't forget to save your digital photos in more than one place for safe keeping.
Family Portraits Starting at only $300
Time is a thief. One minute they are squishy newborns and the next they are running around at full speed. Don't miss out on all these cute milestones. You can do up to two different locations. Some clients like to start at home and then go to a nearby outdoor location for the best of both worlds. If you're not sure where to go we can brainstorm together.
Document & Archive
My goal is to make you comfortable and confident in front of the camera. (Even if that means I have to memorize a bunch of dad jokes to make you laugh). I reccomend getting a session done approximately once a year after the first year of documentation.
So what should you do with your family photos? Anything you like! Most clients love having the digital files so they can post updates on social media as well as share with family and friends that might not be close by to see them. I usually reccomend getting a few prints and maybe a nice ready to hang wall art for the house. Kids love to see themselves on the wall, plus you get to decorate with all the reminders that you are loved :)
Alexa is absolutely amazing! We joked with Alexa that we'd come out of a session feeling like it was chaos (with a baby and dog not cooperating) and then be blown away at the pictures as she was able to capture the absolute perfect moments that we will cherish forever. She's amazing at her job but also just so fun and great to work with, it's like seeing an old friend each time we are with her! Her beautiful work lines the walls of our home and we enjoy them each and every day.
I highly recommend Alexa! She took photos of me and my dog and was extremely patient with my high-energy pup. She worked diligently to capture his attention and was very accommodating regarding locations both inside and outside of my home. Alexa's vision and style are unparalleled and her level of service is what makes her the best in the business!
I would love to chat more about your exact needs and ideas. Please fill out the form below and I will be in touch!