Candid family sessions allow you to shed the staged and unfamiliar poses that sometimes parallel traditional family photos, and therefore allow you to feel most comfortable in the environment that fits your family best. – Testimonial from Jessie Seubert
Nothing is better than real life, and nothing shows real life better than candid moments. But don’t let this worry you, I always aim to capture my clients in the best, most flattering light.
That is completely normal. Most people don’t. I have plenty of experience with this, and I do everything I can to help make everyone feel comfortable.
For the 24 hour experiences, I arrive the night before to have dinner with the entire family so we can get to know everyone a little better. I don’t take any photos at this time. In my experience, by the end of the evening, everyone is more comfortable and ready to go the next day and less apprehensive next the next morning.
Also, I won’t be taking pictures every second throughout the day. Sometimes I’ll just make myself a part of the family. Funnily enough, most kids think I’m invited over to play with them, so I will take some time to play with them a little. This helps take the pressure off, knowing you know you don’t need to be doing “something interesting” all day long. But once a moment is happening I’ll jump back into photographer mode.
Nothing special and especially no matching outfits. Just wear what you would normally dress in.
Pajamas in the morning, maybe jeans and a t-shirt, or dress during the day, and something comfy in the evening. Whatever is standard for your family. Comfort is key.
In the past families have gone to the zoo, spent the day at the beach, went to the pumpkin patch, visited the day at the park. Nothing is off limits.
I always encourage something that the whole family enjoys doing together.
24 hours session get around 400-700. 2 hour sessions get around 100-200. The number depends on how many family members there are.
Yes! If you want multiple days of coverage please let me know because I have special pricing for multiple 24 hours experiences.