Early morning feedings, school lunches, and short nap times. Beautiful memories of this fleeting time displayed in photographs around your home. Yep, you can have them both.
You’re the type of woman who values documenting these early years of your kiddos or that growing belly but you’ve got a lot of standards for your family photographer to meet (and you should!) Do you wish you could find someone with consistent style who would take the pain out of the booking, shooting, and printing process? And maybe convince your hubby it’s worth the investment without you having to say a word?
Well, you’re in the right spot, mama!
I serve busy moms like you who don't want to let another year go by without booking a family session but know they need a little help in the process. You know these years go fast but with an overflowing sink and carpool lanes snaking down the block, you only have a few precious moments to yourself and finding a family photographer who will capture photos of your children and make it a painless process seems like a pipe dream right now.
As a new mama, wife, and business owner, I totally understand that the struggle is real. If you’re looking for a photographer who will take the pain out of the process, respond quickly to your emails, help you pick out what to wear and where to shoot, deliver consistent images with variety, and maybe have some fun with those adorable kiddos of yours, I’m your girl!
I’m Chelsea and I’m crazy about my husband, our new baby boy, our rescue pup, traveling the world, all things France, live music, shopping, a good glass of red wine at the end of a long day, and Jesus. I photograph families who want a mix of posed and candid portraits in beautiful light that show your happiness and togetherness as a family.
I’ll be with you every step of the way – from planning what to wear, what to shoot, how to prep your kids (and husband!) for the session, to final delivery of images – so you know you’re taken care of and can focus on enjoying your session, not dreading it.
You know family photos are important and you want so badly want to do one but … life.
You’re a busy mama and by time you’ve gotten the kids fed and off to school, worked a full day, made dinner and crashed on the couch, you just don’t have the time or energy to search for a photographer, let alone figure out what the heck you’re all going to wear!
You want someone who will not only make the process easy and seamless but a talented pro who loves children and will get a variety of photos of your family.
In an era of iPhone images and mom-never-being-in-the-photos, the last thing you need is a painfully long family session where the kids don’t cooperate and your husband checks game scores on his phone between takes. Oh and a crappy end product to boot.
Well mama, take a deep breath, reheat that coffee, and know that I’ve got you covered.
All of my portrait clients receive:
-up to one hour of shooting in a pre-designated location (I’ll help ya pick it!)
-all the edited digital images in an online gallery ready for immediate download
-options to add custom heirloom products like albums and prints
-20% discount off all products
-a season-appropriate wardrobe guide and personalized outfit consultation
-full access to me for help & expertise (that means emails get answered within 48 hours!)
1. Fill out my contact form and I do a happy dance when it comes through. I’ll send you all the session information plus relevant galleries for you to look through (cuz we all know Instagram doesn’t show it all!)
2. We pick a day, sign a contract agreement, and you pay 50% of the balance within one week (the remainder is due one week before the shoot!)
3. I send you a season-appropriate wardrobe guide and we talk clothes!
4. We meet at the agreed upon location. I get to know your kids for a few minutes and then we get to shooting once everyone is comfortable.
5. You receive your online gallery within 2-3 weeks of the session date with all the high resolution digital files.
6. If you want, you order prints and products and they’re sent directly to your house.
7. You crash on the couch, happy and overjoyed looking at the newest portrait framed on the fireplace.
Because I pour so much into each client and family that I work with, I only take on a limited number of sessions per month. Session fee includes up to an hour of shooting (unless otherwise noted), all edited high resolution digital images in an online gallery for immediate download and a 20% discount on print products.
OUTDOOR SESSIONS (April through early November) $600
STUDIO SESSIONS (all year) $725
MATERNITY + NEWBORN BUNDLE (all year) $1000
Maternity session $500 (45 minutes)
Newborn session $650 (1.5 hours)
Book your maternity and newborn sessions at the same time and save $150 off the total price. Maternity sessions last up to 45 minutes and newborn sessions are typically up to 90 minutes.
MINI SESSIONS | MOTHERHOOD SESSIONS
Mini sessions and motherhood sessions are offered at limited times throughout the year.
Greg & Amy Anderson
Lauri Ann & Jon-Howard Hanson
maternity & family portraits
Kristin & Wes Hanover family portraits
Lauren & Shaun Smith
Kirsta & Todd Volkman