A Joyful Approach to  Family Photography

Pricing & Services

Maternity . Newborns. Families. Children

As a mother of 5 and a family photographer for the last 17 years, I know the joy and chaos of these early years all too well. I also know what it's like to search for the perfect family photographer, so I truly try to make this process easy for you. My job is to make sure that the experience itself is just as incredible as the end product. 

From helping you with all the prep and planning, to making pricing simple and straightforward, you can keep the focus on just loving on your people and watching it all come together in photographs to pass down to your kids. It's really that easy.










Sarah - Baltimore mother of 2

- Detailed session prep and clothing guide.

- Downloadable and sharable gallery with a mix of connections, candid emotive photos, storytelling detail images, and classic portraits. Hybrid of posed and lifestyle.

- Fully edited high resolution images

- Quick turn around. I know you're excited to see them, so you'll have your completed gallery ready to download within 10 short days of your session.

- Custom album add-on's and beautiful keepsakes available in your online gallery. 




What Every Session Includes

From the beginning, Kim was SO responsive and SO easy to chat with to plan our session. She was so warm and friendly, flexible and encouraging during our shoot. My shy 2.5 year old toddler warmed right up to her and she captured so many amazing photos of my family. I am SO happy I listened to Kim and did the photos in our home. Having photos of our family interacting in the spaces we spend our time, particularly in my daughter's room, is so special and I love them all so much, even more than the ones we did outside which was what I thought I wanted.  I also loved that Kim's pricing INCLUDES your entire gallery of edited photos and we don't have to pick and choose which are "worth" paying for. I think that in 5-10 years, the silly candid imperfect ones will be my favorites. The turnaround time on the photos was fast and the editing is beautiful without a detail missed! 

Laura, Clarksville Md 

a Love note...

a love note....

Newborn Sessions

Natural In-Home Newborn Photography

You name it, we'll document it together. Family connections, newborn details with natural poses, individuals of each child if more than one, baby with each parent, siblings together, pets of course, and plenty of the in between!


* Detailed Prep Guide and Wardrobe Assistance
* Relaxed In-Home or Outdoor Session
* 70+ Fully Edited Images (In color and BW)
* Print Release and Pro Lab Access









Starting at $850

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$100 Deposit / Balance when you see (and fall in love with) your gallery.

Ask me about Fresh 48 and Multiple Session Discounts

Family Sessions

Playful and Stress-Free Family Photography

Snuggle in your own home, take a walk in your neighborhood, or laugh and play outdoors at one of my favorite Maryland locations!

Each session is totally customized to the ages and needs of your family. A mix of playful candids and classic portraits. 

* Detailed Prep and Wardrobe Assistance
* Relaxed In-Home or Outdoor Session
* 70+ Fully Edited Images (In color and BW)
* Print Release and Pro Lab Access


Starting at $650

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$100 Deposit / Balance when you see (and fall in love with) your gallery.

Maternity Sessions

Indoor and Outdoor Maternity Photography

To always remind you just how incredible this time was. Pregnancy looks radiant on you!

Choose from either an in-home (mix of indoor/outdoors) or an outdoor only maternity session to document your growing belly and that beautiful anticipation. Partners, children and pets welcome to participate.

Rates vary based upon location, starting at $550. 


Let's Chat

Part of what makes us feel a strong connection to a photograph is how we felt when it was taken. It's an experience. I have owned and operated 6 different studios during my 16 year career but none have compared to the work that I can provide when I photograph a family in their own element, be it in home or outdoors. Not to mention, babies are absolutely more comfortable which equals bigger smiles. ;)

Do you have a studio?

Yes please! Your pets are part of the family and your family photos wouldn't be the same without them in at least some! I have always had pets myself so am very comfortable with all types of animals and more than happy to include your fur babies too. In fact, it just adds for even larger galleries!

Can My dogs participate?


Frequently

asked

Questions

Your family photo gallery will be connected to one of the nations highest quality labs with affordable print prices of all sizes. You can also download your purchased images and print wherever you like and I'll send a list of suggested labs. My most frequently suggested lab is MPIX.

Where should I print my Photos?

I fully guarantee my work, but let me elaborate here. If your baby is super fussy and we just can't make it work that day, we'll wrap it up, get you back newborn snuggles and I'll come back another day. Easy as that. It's only happened twice in over 16 years for babies who really were just having an off day, but the option is there should we need it. 


What if my baby is fussy or toddler doesn't cooperate?

You may notice that I don't list times in the descriptions. That's because storytelling looks different for every family. I don't watch a clock because we move on baby's time, but you can expect a natural flow of 90-120 minutes for newborns and about 30- 60 minutes for family or maternity. We take as many breaks for changes and feeding as we need and you'll see, there's a natural end. Never rushed and never too long.

How long should we plan for the session to take?

I save the best question for last. This is almost everyone's concern and I really enjoy showing people how little it matters the day of the session.

I have photographed families in all types of homes. From a single room in a tiny apartment, to sprawling mansions that were immaculately decorated. I can tell you with 100% certainty that it doesn't matter. It's about the light, and your connections. We can find that anywhere you are.  We can use as much or as little of your home as you'd like. If you have great decor, awesome, we can include tiny bits. Nothing at all on the walls because you just moved in? Great! We have lots of white backgrounds and simplicity! Truth be told, we spend a lot of time near windows and I will guide you before the session as what to expect. No need to fully clean or prep, it's a lot easier than you think.

What if my home is too small, or not decorated? Or too Dark?

Get Started

The process is easy!

Step 1: Reach out and tell me a bit about your family by clicking the button below.

Step 2: I'll email right back with more info and availability. I'm pretty fast with replies.

Step 3: I'll guide you to the best location for your vision.

Step 4: Complete a short questionnaire and submit your deposit to lock in your date.

Step 5: Meet for a fun and stress-free session!

Step 6: Get a beautiful curated gallery to download, print and share!

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