i recognize your hard work. your sacrifices. your heart and soul.
and i want to celebrate it with you.
Maternity, Mommy & Me
Motherhood should be seen, cherished if you will. Once you become a mama, whether you're 8 weeks into pregnancy or 18 years into raising them, those babies become every ounce of your being. It is achingly glorious, never-ending work. You should get to see you the way that they see you.
All Your People
The loud, messy chaos that will unravel you, challenge you, and then fill you up in one sweeping moment. In the sacred corners of your home or frolicking through a Midwest field at sunset, let's tell the whole story.
Their First Year
Oh, how it flies by. Between the excitement of brand newness, ushering in their next phases, and sleepless nights and exhaustion... Time is such a thief in that first year. Wrinkly just borns, squishy thighs, and babbling busybodies are all welcome here. These baby-focused sessions are perfect for newborns and all of their milestones.
hallmarks of my work
Beautiful mom amidst the chaos.
A Strong foundation.
children who are free to be.
happiest all together.
What should we wear?
Upon booking, I'll help you pick out all the things! It doesn't have to be brand new or cost a ton. Wear your favorite dress you've been hoarding for years if you want - the trademark of mom in their eyes. My only rules are: Mom gets to pick her outfit first. Something that makes her feel beautiful. And NO matching! But no worries, I have a few more guidelines to start you on the right foot if you need it.
Good news: you are off the hook for our entire session. It’s my job to worry about your littles–I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve. It’s your job to show up full of love and with an open heart. Kids showing up allowed to be their full selves and not having to worry about taking orders from a strange lady will make the photographs. So, no threatening them beforehand. I've got it, I promise!
What if my kids are crazy the whole time?
Do you have at least one good-sized window? That's the bare minimum I need to make it work. It doesn't have to be perfect. It has to be the place that holds your memories of your family. A home full of love is way more important than a house that's stunningly decorated. If needed, we can split our time between home and a nearby or meaningful outdoor location.
what if my house isn't pretty enough?
Will you pose us?
I direct you, if you will. We'll get the portraits of smiles and clean outfits to send out to grandparents. But then we will let the kids settle in, have fun, play games, and I'll follow their lead and their energy.
How many photos will we receive, and when?
No set number! I refuse to withhold any image that holds a memory you made with your family. I'll do my typical culling of similar images, missed focus, blinks, etc., love on them for a few weeks, and then they'll be yours forever!