It’s Not About Professional Photos,

But Beautiful Memories

Save them forever.

Photographs have the power to take us back in time, allowing us to relive memories in every beautiful detail.

Imagine yourself 7-10 years from now, sitting in your living room flipping through your family’s photo album, smiling, maybe even tearing up a bit, remembering all the beautiful memories spent with your kids when they were one, two or four years old. Remembering their cute face, tiny toes, and unique personality. Those memories are priceless.

Family Photography West Lafayette, Indiana
Fall Family Photo Session West Lafayette, Indiana

Laughing, playing games, and tickle fights. Be YOU.

My approach to photography is very laidback and natural. While we will capture several formal, posed portraits that you can print and hang around the house, I also want to show the real, raw and imperfectly perfect moments, because they matter the most. These are the moments you’ll cherish the most, years from now.

6 months sitter milestone photography West Lafayette, Indiana
Family photography West Lafayette, IN

Family Sessions

I have a more casual style of photography. I enjoy capturing the special moments between families; the hugs, the tickles, the inside jokes, which are most likely the expressions that you see most in one another every day.

Please allow me to keep your child focused on me, rather than having harsh tones with them; I have a few tricks to help kids forget the camera is even there, thus producing more natural expressions and smiles from them. I know family portrait-time can be thought of as a stressful time, but I want you to enjoy more than your images, but also the experience of making those images.

I like to capture the natural, interaction between family members but will also offer posed shots as well, in order to benefit the final look of your portraits. Attitude is everything. A grumpy disposition, whether a child’s or a parent’s, can show up in your final images, so I ask that you come to your session with an open mind, keeping in mind that you are creating precious memories that you will cherish for decades to come.


Please see the Parent/Newborn guide here


As a mother, I know children can be shy around new people. I always respect a child’s personal space and gently work on getting them to open up to me and my camera. I will take cues from your child and, most likely they’ll be sad when the session ends!

A full tummy helps keep babies and children happy and satisfied during their portrait session, but please be careful of what foods they eat before their session. Carrots and sweet potatoes are a sweet treat for baby, but can sometimes leave an orange tint on baby’s skin. This tint may not always be noticeable to the human eye, but the camera’s lens can pick up on such skin discoloration. Other foods such as spaghetti, lollipops and candy may also color the skin. Also, if you feed your baby lots of orange foods, their skin may give off an orange glow around the nose and mouth, but unlike food, this cannot be wiped away.

Good bribery snacks to bring along should we need them are things like puffs, smarties, cheerios, etc. Nothing with color as this will create nothing but a drooly, rainbow, waterfall pouring out of your childs mouth.  

Illness and "boo-boos"

​If you or your child is sick or feeling under the weather, kindly call me to reschedule. I’m a mother myself, and I understand that sometimes children get sick. I want your child to enjoy the photo session, and a sick child may not feel like having his or her portraits taken. I also need to keep germs at bay having so many little ones in and out of the studio. I would appreciate if you could call to reschedule as soon as it’s apparent there is illness so that we may get you rescheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration on this matter.

No need to fret when your child gets a small boo-boo on his or her face days before the photo session. Minor re-touching is included.


​Clothing choices are just as important for family sessions, as other sessions. I highly suggest clothing for each family member that has the same tone, not necessarily same color. Choose mom's outfit first since as mom's we typically are the hardest to find items that we like. Please, and this is very important, be wary of a lot of stripes and plaid, and words and logos on your family’s clothing is a hard no. These things can be a distraction from your beautiful family. Oh, and bare feet are great for family sessions too! Feel free to ask for guidance if you're stuck on what to wear.


Safety is extremely important to me and while I take all precautions with my photographic equipment, please keep watch of your little ones around my lighting, backdrops, etc. I appreciate the playful nature that children possess; however, playing with my equipment is not permitted due to safety and cost reasons. You will be held liable should anything get broke. Thank you!

The Process


Fill out the Form

Fill out the new client questionnaire here. Include your preferences in terms of session type. I’ll be in touch within 24 hours.


Contract & Payment

Once all details are confirmed, we’ll sign a contract and you’ll pay a non-refundable deposit.


Planning & Sessions

I'm always just an email or message away for help with wardrobe options and session prep. Other than that, most things can be found in your detailed contract.


Gallery & Products

1-3 weeks after the session you’ll receive an online gallery with all your photos to choose from for prints/products, and digital files depending on package purchased.