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2023 Booking Guide

Hi there! If you've found yourself on this page, you're ready to book or curious about a film or photo session for your family in 2023! This guide is all about which sessions you can book, pro's and con's to them, as well as what time of year to schedule AND all you need to know when booking opens up November 14th, 2022!

Session Types

Photo Only 

You just need some updated photos! I got you! Get ready for a gallery full to the brim of the good stuff. The pretty, the un-posed, the in-between moments, the small details. 

One hour in the moments before the sun dips below the horizon, an all inclusive downloadable gallery (75-125) with printing rights. 



(Please note I do not do extended families)

PROS: Literally jaw dropping photos because that's all we focus on.

CONS: No video ;) 

Keepsake Film + Photo

A film focused on relationships.  A beautiful snippet into your life. This session is more guided and great for more posed photographs as well. 


Up to 75 minutes shooting time.

On location or in-home

A 3-4 minute cinematic film.

20+ digital images in a downloadable gallery.

Wardrobe styling.



PROS: Shorter session can be less stressful. 

The option for shooting on location means you don't have to get your house ready.
Usually produces great photos as its more posed/guided.

CONS: A more linear editing process with the film. 

Limited amount of time to "get everything in."

Legacy Film + Photo

This is for families who really want an in-depth film that captures the essence of home. After all, that is where the heart is! 


Up to 3 hours shooting time.

A 4-5 minute cinematic film with a lyrical song.

A more comprehensive edit.

40+ digital stills in a downloadable gallery.
*A complimentary mini photo session at a later date.*

Wardrobe styling.



*Mini sessions will be offered on pre-determined specific dates, and not redeemable for monetary value if missed

PROS: Extra time to get in a wide variety of activities and emotions. 

A more detailed, comprehensive edit that has superb storytelling. 

A complimentary mini photo session to fill in the gaps where we might miss the more posed (wall hanger) worthy photos! 

CONS: The length can be a big day for little ones and parents. 

Beach Sessions

These are LIMITED release sessions and some of my favorite all year. All beach sessions are done September weeknights (ideal sunset time, as well as crowd control) in St Joe MI . These will sell out fast. 

Photo Only | $550

Includes 1 hour, 50+ image gallery

Film + Photo | $850

Includes 1 hour (approx) 

40+ image gallery

3-4 minute film 

PROS: Seriously beautiful scenery that makes for not only a beautiful film but also wall hanger photos.

CONS: It can be windy, so if you need your hair perfect, this one isn't for you! We embrace the wind with these! 
Also slightly (sometimes very) messy with sand but I promise the results are worth it. 

Mini Sessions can also be booked and are listed on the booking page. Sessions range from 20-40 minutes and vary between $250-$450 based on session type

Retainers are due within 24 hours to hold your session. Photo/Beach/Keepsake have a $200 retainer

Legacy sessions are $500

Mini's are $100

Are there any added fee's?

All Michigan Sales Tax is included in the price.

Travel fee's of $0.75/mi beyond 60 mi roundtrip of 49071

Please note you can reserve your Newborn or Fresh 48 session NOW! Jan-April keepsake/photo sessions are 25% off!

A few tips: 

One hour photo sessions and keepsake film/photo sessions usually start 1-2 hours prior to sunset depending on the location. So if sunset is at 9:15pm, expect our session to be around 7:45-8:45pm. Legacy's start 4 hours prior to sunset. We can do morning sessions for Legacies too. 


Everything except the Legacy session is scheduled on WEEKDAYS.

If we are shooting mainly indoors, we can move the session up. 


Beach sessions are ALWAYS the hour before sunset. 

Which month is best?


Booking tips

Know which session you want.

Reach out and ask me any questions you have before booking opens.

Have what months you want, as well as a handful of dates you know are open ready. Not every day will be available to book so be flexible with a plan.

Keep kids' sports/activities in mind.

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