I find extraordinary moments in ordinary families in their element: raw, real, and beautiful. You won't find me setting you up in a stiff pose. I capture candid smiles, genuine laughter, and tender moments. Through my photos, you will see the true, real, and fun personalities of family members who love each other, and that, to me, is perfection.
1. Book your session
You will fill out the contact form and we can start chatting about what kind of a session you want to do and your vision for the session. We will pick a time and date, and we will get started! If you want an outside session, too, some do half and half (half at home and half outdoor). That's always a win-win!
2. Prepare your session
I will send you a session guide and style guide so that you know what to do and what to prepare for the session. If you need help picking outfits, I’m here to help. I love shopping.
3. Photo Day!
Do you want to remember the one favorite spot everyone fought over to sit, the warmth of sunlight shining through the windows where your child sat to eat breakfast, and the inside jokes? This is your day! Some family members might feel nervous, but everyone will be having a great time by the end—I promise!
4. Choose your collection
The moment you've been waiting for!
Following the session, I will send the edited photos through an online gallery so you can decide which ones you'd like to keep.
You can order albums, prints, frames etc whatever you want to choose through a beautiful online gallery.
Session Fee: $300
The package starts at $500 with a print credit. ($800 total)
People normally pay around $1000 for the photos.
*A small traveling fee applies for locations more than 20 miles outside Naperville.
**Session fee is required at booking and is separate from collections below.
What if I want to take maternity photos, too?
I am all ears! We can take pictures at your home, nearby park, Forest Preserve, or wherever you want to take.
How about Covid? What if I don't feel safe you coming over to our house?
I started offering the outdoor newborn session for Covid purposes and it's been really fun photographing newborn sessions outside. This is your day! Whatever you feel most comfortable is the best photo session.
Print for your family
Feel the memories
Remember the inside jokes
Let me share why printing photos is so important.
Thank you notes
YOU WERE MY FAVORITE PART!
“The next time we take family photos, it will for sure be with you. You are so, so talented and kind, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We’ve taken photos before, and it’s been awkward because we haven’t known what to do. I also love and appreciate photos that aren’t staged but more natural. I love that in my favorite shots, we are genuinely laughing and in the moment.”
I WILL RECOMMEND Kristen TO EVERYONE I KNOW.
“Kristen is a phenomenal photographer to work with for family lifestyle photos. She directed our family beautifully and made us feel comfortable right off the bat. She was so darn sweet and gave us ideas for clothing to wear and knew what would look best when I had questions. I feel like the photos we have belong in a magazine!
HER PHOTOS WILL LOOK BEAUTIFUL IN ANYONE'S HOME!
“Kristen is by far THE BEST photographer to capture honest happiness in a family because she is so fun! All we had to do was show up and she made us laugh and look good, and kept my kids interested. She has great attention to detail, but she still helped us to feel at ease and look natural. I will use her again and again and again!”
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