It is amazing in our day and age of constant social media sharing just how difficult it can be to slow down enough to really capture family photos that we come back to. How many images have we forgotten that we posted one time to Facebook or Instagram? How many images have we snapped and buried in the ever growing storage of our phones? Despite the increased quantity of digital photos and videos that we collect, how many images do we actually have of our entire family together? For us it's very few!!
We started this journey in photography to document and tell stories of marriage. As our family has grown, our desire to document and share stories of marriage has grown as well: beyond the wedding day and into the beautiful chaos that is family life.
From the delivery room in a hospital to the grandparents' back yard with their kids home and together for the first time in years. From Christmas Card group photos to capturing the home life of a newly adopted child. We want to tell your story and help make images that you'll come back to. We want to freeze time and capture the feelings of the present that are so easily lost among our busy chaotic lives.
We have two types of Family Sessions:
Mini Sessions - rapid fire 30 minute portrait sessions that we do seasonally with multiple families on the same day. These are fantastic for Christmas Cards as well as for kids (& husbands) that won't last for a longer session! Sign up for our email list to find out about the next time we schedule one.
Family Lifestyle Sessions - Photographs for two hours anywhere in the DC area. These are mostly documentary, and focused on capturing amazing raw candid imagery of your family. These are usually either in-home sessions for documenting new babies and family life, or they are at an outdoors destination (farms, parks, hiking trails, etc).
We will check in 24-48 hours before the session to confirm the weather. If it looks like rain is definite we're happy to postpone and pick a different open date based on our availability. We're also happy to shoot in the rain!
Yes! We do lifestyle newborn photos in a documentary fashion. We do these in your house soon after the baby comes home, or we can document the birth experience in the hospital.
We have 3 tiny humans and WE GET IT! We often can't predict or control our kids, and we invite you to let the stress of that go. We'll still get great pictures of your kid no matter what, but at the same time it's hard to cover up parent stress in photos. So regardless of what happens, we invite you to go with the flow and enjoy the time!
Lifestyle sessions include 100+ images and all of the high-res digital files. Mini sessions come with 50+ images and free downloads of up to 25 of your favorite images.
Within 4 weeks of the session.
We give out written permission when we deliver the photos for you to make unlimited personal copies and prints for personal use. As long as you're not turning around and selling them or re-editing them with wacky filters and republishing them then you can pretty much do whatever you'd like with them!
All of your photos will be available through an online proofing gallery. You'll be able to download the high-res digital files directly from your gallery. You are also welcome to order prints through our professional lab.
30 Minute Session with Bernadette
Dates anounced by social media & newsletter
50+ Edited Digital Images
25 Image Downloads
2 Hour Session with Bernadette
Your home or anywhere in the greater DC area
100+ Edited Digital Images