What We Believe

We believe in artistry, exploration, connection, and truth. Our goal is to create a curated collection of timeless, poignant photographs of the way your family lives, laughs, and plays together that you will treasure for all time.

Children grow so fast. We understand that it can be hard to find the time to schedule and organize the shoot, so we will help you with every step. From booking online, to wardrobe choices,  through selecting the final pieces of artwork for your home, we're with you. We will provide all of the guidance you need to prepare and feel confident in your session. 

It is such an honor to connect with families and give them this truly unique and personal experience. It is so much more than just a pretty picture: it's truth.

 

 

Her Eyes Look Like Mine

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It's the night before Thanksgiving and I'm curled up on the couch next to my mother at my parents' home in snowy upstate New York. There is a fire in the fireplace, a nice glass of malbec within arm's reach, and a calico purring on my lap. We're going through boxes of family pictures dating back to the early 1900s.

We come across a beautiful sepia portrait of a woman in a white blouse with upswept dark hair and we both pause to admire the photograph. Her eyes look like mine. My mom tells me that she is my great-grandmother, who emigrated from Italy close to the turn of the century.

What a gift it is to have this photo. It makes me wish I had similar portraits of my mother and grandmother. 

As women, however, we tend to worry about how we look in pictures or that we 'just need to lose a few pounds', so we avoid the camera and consequently do not exist in photos. I promise you that your loved ones have no trouble seeing your natural beauty and would treasure a great photo of you, just as I love this photo of my great-grandmother.

So to the moms out there - it's time you existed in photos, and it is our job to guide you so that you feel comfortable and confident, which allows that natural beauty shine out. One day that portrait of you will be the most precious thing that your children will ever own.

Don't worry about whether or not you think you're good enough, slim enough, or young enough. You are perfect now. Include yourself in the session and preserve the memories of your time with your kids now. Time passes too quickly to wait.

Pricing & Next Steps

Firstly, take a look at our gallery to get a sense of what we do. If you've decided that this experience is what you are looking for, we are so excited and can't wait to work with you!

Once your appointment is scheduled, we'll send you a welcome packet with information about how to prepare for your session and what to bring. We'll also schedule a phone consultation to plan out the details and talk through any questions you may have. 

On the day of our session, we'll give your family some things to do, games to play, and things to talk about so that we can photograph your family as it is - in the ways that you naturally laugh, play, and live together. 

When your photos are ready, you'll come back into the studio to see the finished printed photographs. This experience can sometimes be overwhelming and your first instinct is very likely to be "I love them all!" Once you pick out your favorites, we'll help you design artwork for your walls, choose smaller items like cards or gift prints, and talk through payment options (payment plans are available!).