"It's a happy talent to know how to play."

Why? Because this is going to end up one of two ways.  Either that funny little face your child loves to make right now will be a fleeting phase you one day long for nostalgically, or it will stick around evolving slightly so that years from now you will recognize it as her perfect personality already starting to shine.  So don't worry about creating that "picture-perfect" setting, and embrace the fleeting nature of these moments we'll never get back.  Think of our session as a little nature walk with your family; I’m just peeking in on your day together. 

At each of my sessions I really strive to create an environment of fun! This is an opportunity for you all to disconnect from other obligations and just enjoy spending some quality time together. We all do best at photoshoots when we are free to be ourselves. I have witnessed the most genuine, twinkling smiles fade into forced “cheese” because parents are begging their daughter to quit fiddling with that blade of grass, or stop bunching her pretty dress in her hand. So please don't worry about any of that - let's just embrace the “imperfections” and let the kids be, well... kids. 

ralph waldo emerson

Your experience matters

Lifestyle
Details

Enjoy a read through our free Lifestyle Session Guide (see below), which explains more about our approach to lifestyle photography.  If you think we might be a good fit for your next session, reach out and we'll chat dates!  Weekend sessions are generally booked 3-9 weeks out, but we usually have more flexibility if you can make a mid-week day afternoon work.

01 reach out

how it works

All our booking is handled electronically via our secure website. We'll email you a booking link to pay the retainer and sign the contract, which secures your session date. You will receive an online client portal to access payment history, remaining invoices, and a copy of your contract.

how it works

02 book your session

Once you've booked we'll work to find the perfect location for your session based on what type of scene you are looking for. We're here to support you in making this the most stress-free and enjoyable photo session you've ever experienced. Feel free to send along photos of outfits you are considering. Our styling advice is all part of the experience, should you want it. 

03 session prep

how it works

On the day of your session give yourself plenty of time to get ready - plan extra time for last minute adjustments. Then leave all your worries at home - come prepared to have fun and simply enjoy being together. I promise, even Dad will have a great time! 

04 photo time

how it works

Your gallery will be carefully curated, hand-edited and delivered via an online link 2-3 weeks from our session date. Feel free to share with family and friends - you'll get unlimited downloads. Don't forget to store multiple backups. You are free to print your images wherever you please, or order professional prints and products via our online storefront. Then hang them up all over your walls for endless swooning!

05 prepare to swoon!

how it works

Session Pricing

Chock full of useful tips and tricks, our Lifestyle Session Guide explains what you can expect from your session with us. Bonus Style Guide ensures you all look your best come session time! 

Grab our Lifestyle Session Guide

+ Styling tips!

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Chock full of useful tips and tricks, our Lifestyle Session Guide explains what you can expect from your session with us. Bonus Style Guide ensures you all look your best come session time! 

Grab our Session Guide

+ Styling tips!

Please inquire for custom event pricing

Have a special event coming up? We love capturing special memories such as birthday or anniversary parties, Bar Mitzvah's and more. Every event is unique and we are honored to share in your celebration! 

special events

275

Offered seasonally with limited dates and locations, these quick and easy sessions are a great way to update your annual family photos for Holiday Cards - and they book up fast! Make sure you sign up for our Newsletter to be the first to know about these special promotions! 

+ 20 min session on select dates + locations 
+ all the edited images to download as
  high-resolution jpegs (avg yield 25-35)
+ private, password secured online gallery
+ cropping guide and print release
+ mobile app for easy sharing

Mini-Sessions

1100     900

A sweet collection to celebrate both your beautiful pregnancy glow and the arrival of your sweet babe, bundled in a sweet package discount.


+ 45-60 min session on location 
+ all the edited images to download as
 high-resolution jpegs (average yield 40-75)



+ 60-90 minute in-home session 
+ all the edited images to download as high-resolution jpegs (average yield 40-75)
+ private, password secured online galleries for each session
+ cropping guide and print release
+ mobile app for easy sharing

BUmp + Baby collection

525

Perfect for family photos, maternity, newborn, seniors graduating high school or college, or any time you want to capture fun-filled memories and celebrate your every-day love. 

+ 45-60 minute session on location  (up to 6 subjects) 
+ all the edited images to download as
  high-resolution jpegs (avg. yield 40-75)
+ private, password secured online gallery
+ cropping guide and print release
+ mobile app for easy sharing

Lifestyle Session


Maternity Session   (525)


in-home lifestyle newborn Session (575) 

Seasonal

Your family's memories aren't meant to stay confined in a folder on your hard drive - they are meant to be seen, shared and re-lived!  Learn more about our professional prints, wall art and albums that convert your memories into tangible works of art.

tangible memories

Frequently Asked Questions 

Our Session Guide (available above) explains what you can expect from your experience with us. Here are some extra questions we've gotten:

DO you use props?

Because I aim for scenes that feel organic and natural, I don’t really use many props, though I will usually bring a blanket for you all to sit on. But if you have something meaningful and personal you want to bring, let’s include it! I love when my families come prepared to engage in an activity they enjoy together. Bring a picnic, or some of your kids’ favorite books to read. If board games are your family‘s Friday night ritual, let’s capture that!  

you can photoshop that, right?

I embrace the notion that we are all perfectly imperfect, just the way we are. I aim to capture the authentic love you all share, so no... I won't make you look 30lbs thinner or 10 years younger. But if your toddler falls and scrapes his cheek, I might be able to work some light photoshop magic on his very temporary boo-boo. Reach out with a pic and I'll let you know. (Retouching can be added to your package for $50/hour - all subject to artist discretion).

can we bring our dog?

I love fur-babies and am always touched when families want to include theirs in our session!  We'll need to make sure the location allows dogs and abide by all leash rules, of course. 

what about my extended family?

Photos capturing the whole fam-bam together are such a treasure for families especially when some of them live out of town! Extended family sessions do require a bit more time and work on my part, so please reach out for a custom quote.   

can we go to joshua tree?

We sure can - or anywhere else you've got your heart set on!  I love a good road-trip!  Lifestyle sessions beyond a 35 mile radius from 92008 are subject to a travel fee though.  (And any permit fees, if required, will need to be covered as well). 

Let's Make Magic

I typically book lifestyle sessions 3-9 weeks out (more for maternity + newborn) so reach out below for current availability. I cannot wait to connect with you!

Marie is a phenomenal photographer;  every year she takes our family photos and her warm nature and fun attitude immediately set us at ease.                

My kids open up,
my shoulders relax

and the genuine, loving and silly personalities of my family are drawn out and captured in precious photos that I will treasure for years to come. 

Andrea Brandon - via Google

Rachel Madden - via Google

Both my daughters (1 year and 3) were not hamming it up for the camera like I thought I wanted, but Marie found all 

the in between moments

with us playing and being silly. I was so happy with how they turned out --

beautifully candid and unique.

Marie immediately made us feel at ease. She  

embraced my daughter's spirit

and was able to capture some truly incredible photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. 

Kritsyn B. - via Google

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