creative, thoughtful, high-quality photography, inspired by you!
Hey, I’m a mom, too (yes that’s my family on vacation in Yosemite)! I’m here to help you create an unforgettable experience & document your family at this moment in time.
I am all about families being authentically true to themselves. If you are looking for creative family portraits that capture authentic emotion and the lifestyle of your family, I’m your girl!
I’ll capture more than what you look like, but who you are, how you feel, and the locations that mean so much to you. I take the time to get to know my families so that they feel comfortable and so that I can capture their true colors on camera.
My approach is inclusive. I’ll help you plan the ideas & locations, and get to know your family, so that everyone is comfortable on camera, and take the time to get the best lighting and fun experiences. At the end of the day you’ll get all of the high res images & an album, maybe more.
Experience your family photography
through my eyes
Experience your family photography through my eyes
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Would you believe me if I said a majority of my couples worry about this? Don’t worry. I don’t expect you to be professional models. First of all, I’ll take some time to get to know you first, we’ll chose a location and look that makes you feel comfortable. We'll also plan to have plenty of time, so no one feels rushed. When I do start taking photos, the process is laid back. I’ll find the most beautiful lighting and scenery and give you easy instructions, asking you to move and interact together in ways that allow me to capture candid moments in a flattering style. There will be times when you probably forget I’m right there. When viewing your finished photos, you'll probably say something like, "OMG this is us, in love and happy, who knew we were so cute/cool/fun?" At least, this has been my experience so far!
Family sessions typically occur on Monday or Wednesdays and end just after sunset.
Absolutely! If you book me, I will be your photographer. I do not assign different photographers to my clients. All of the images on my site were shot by me or my assistant, and are not a compilation of dozens of photographers’ best work. When you book me, what you see is what you get–quality artisanship and personal attention.
I am able to photograph anything really, and literally custom taylor my coverage to meet your unique needs. I typically focus on capturing authentic moments as they occur and creative portraits, as well as an eclectic mix of photos that tell your personal story. Everything from architectural shots that capture your unique location to the tiniest details, traditional family portraits, and even 'happily ever after' vibes at the end of the night.
Of Course! I take time to get to know you and suggest ideas as early as our first meeting. I can't wait to capture photos that are uniquely you!
Don't worry! I meet with each family and find out about each member, see what their priorities are for photos and help them to brainstorm ideas and create a basic timeline to accomplish those goals in a way that is realistic and low-stress.
Sure is! I've been a professional photographer for over ten years. I still have to pinch myself sometimes that I get to do something that is so much fun on a daily basis! Most photographers do this in addition to their full time job. By hiring me, you know that this is my full-time occupation and that you and your wedding gets my full attention.
Anywhere. While you've probably noticed most of my work is close-ish to home: DC, NYC, Pennsylvania etc I've also traveled a little farther for families who are on vacation, or just live out of the area.
My starting package currently includes 2 hours of time so that everyone is themselves on camera, all the edited high-res digital files and an heirloom quality custom designed photo album. Check it out here!
If your heart is set on working together, your best bet is to reach out and let me know what's up and ask me what dates I have open. This sort of flexibility basically ensures that we will be able to work together yay!!
Easy! Just contact me and we'll arrange a time to get to know each other and ensure that we are a perfect match. Making it official is easy, too-- everything can be done on-line and takes about ten minutes! Click here to contact me!
Every Package Includes
2 Hours with Lisa
Yes, I personally photograph each session that I book. I do not assign different photographers to my families. All of the images on my site were shot by me personally and are not a compilation of several photographers’ best work. When you book me, what you see is what you get– quality artisanship and personal attention.
Handcrafted Heirloom Album
*Every package* comes with an album! You’ll have something that can become a part of your family history, no matter how technology changes through the years. I want you to have finished archival quality artwork that you can touch and experience with all of your senses. For you, your family, and the generations to follow.
I carefully distill hundreds of digital files into a tangible book. I’ll personally custom design your album to tell your unique story. There are so many unique cover options, too!
Polished High-Resolution Digital Files
I know it's common for photographers to only edit the shots for the blog and give clients the un-edited "b-roll," but it's important to me to give you "all the moments" even if it takes some serious time and effort on my part. I might only blog 12 shots, but deliver 75 photos. That is a lot of extra time and attention spent perfecting exposure, crop, white balance etc on each image, but I have heard from many past clients that it means so much to them, so it is worth it for me!
Yes, I include this with every package, and most families say it is the most helpful and least expected of my package offerings. I help you to figure out what fits *you* best and work through the logistics that make your photo dreams a reality.
I'll get to know you, and we'll brainstorm potential ideas and locations together, I can even make suggestions on what to wear or the time of the day when the light should be best for your situation.
All of this is important for the end results.
Online Gallery with printing rights
Your on-line gallery displays your full set of high-resolution, polished photos. You are able to view, download, or purchase prints directly from the site. My site is directly connected to my favorite printer in San Francisco who also use the best quality archival inks, papers etc. Watermarks and copyright information will not appear on downloads or prints. You are able to use your digital files to create your own social media posts, holiday cards, DIY photo gifts etc.
Top of the Line Equipment and Back-ups
I fully realize that time is fleeting and I don't take chances with your memories. I have multiple cameras, lenses, batteries, etc. just in case of technical difficulties of any kind. It is a big investment on my part, but something that I'm happy to do for my clients.