To say I have patience and understanding of your little ones is probably an understatement (seriously). After working with preschoolers for so long you just learn how fun kids are, you can see past the crazies and the wiggles and capture them in a way that is genuine to your kiddos and your family.
When it comes to family sessions I give a little extra time for diaper changes, freak outs, snack breaks (please try to come with full bellies), and wiggles just in case we need it.
I use more of a child-led way of photographing your family which really does lead to the most authentic photos. Because believe me, if they don't want to sit and smile THEY WONT. But we can still play, cuddle, run, and have tons of fun!
Ok so before I was a full time photographer I worked at a preschool...
for 10 years!
YUP, TEN fun YEARS.
* I OFFER A LIMITED AMOUNT OF FAMILY SESSIONS PER MONTH, especially in the fall/winter SO PLEASE SEND ME AN INQUIRY early to book your holiday sessions! *
Local Sessions Starting At: $600
+ Up to one hour of shooting time
sometimes the kids are over it quickly, other times they take a little while to warm up so an hour usually gives us the perfect AMOUNT of time!
+ MY LOCATION SCOUTING AND ACCESS TO MY LOCATION CHOOSING GUIDE WHICH WILL HELP YOU TO PICK THE BEST SPOT!
+ One outfit change if needed!
+ Up to 4 people
Please inquire if you have a larger family, I would still love to take photos for you!
+ All final chosen fully edited images in an online gallery
+ Print release + Digital downloads of all edited images
"...Rachel and her assistant were so sweet and all around great to be around . We have a 3 year old and if anyone knowns keeping a toddler focus and entertained during a shoot isn't the easiest but they both did an amazing job and made it so much fun for her. I Really recommend her to anyone who is looking for great quality and over all an amazing experience."
"...She was so lovely and flexible to work with as we were planning our session. During the photoshoot, Rachel was so sweet, easy-going, and made us feel comfortable right away. She was amazing with our one year old, connecting with him and keeping him engaged! She also has the gift of giving just enough guidance without making things seem posed, so that the look stays organic and candid. I cannot recommend her enough. I'll always cherish the photos from this shoot, and will definitely book more sessions with her in the future! "
"Rachel will get the most beautiful, perfect photo of you/your family without you even thinking it possible! My youngest was the grumpiest baby for photos (normally happy baby), and she still somehow managed to get the most beautiful and gorgeous photos that I will cherish forever! She’s the kindest and most patient photographer I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and I cannot say enough good things nor can I express how much I believed everyone should get their photos done by her!"