Bellingham Family Photography


My style of family photography is to capture natural moments in the places you and your children live and play every day, rather than posed studio shots. I believe that ten, twenty, thirty, or more years from now these “lifestyle” photos will be loved more than ones that simply show what you all looked like. These photos will document moments and emotions. We’ll still get some traditional portraits, too, but the focus will be on capturing your family interacting with each other and the places that are meaningful to you.

If you're just looking for a few quick photos, a Mini Session is an easy choice. But, a Full Session gives us the chance to really get a lot more images. It allows us to do some classic posed shots and then move into capturing images of your family interacting and kids playing.

An Album Session is a little longer than a Full Session and also gives time for a lot of images, but includes a beautiful 8"x10" album that I'll design for you using the images from our session.

Album Session

$400

Up to 2 hours or more

Number of images limited only by time

Beautiful 8"x10" album

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release

Great flexibility

Full Session

$250

Up to 1.5 hours

Number of images limited only by time

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release

Great flexibility

Mini Session

$125

Up to 30 minutes

Includes three edited images

High resolution, print ready images without watermarks | Online gallery for sharing and downloading | Print release

Family and children lifestyle photography
Albums

 

Holding an album full of images in your hands shows them off in a way that is simply better than a screen or even prints on the wall. An album is a beautiful way to enjoy your family photos for years to come.

Handmade in the U.S. | Layflat panoramic pages | Premium photographic paper | Bound in beautiful linen or faux leather, with numerous color/material choices available | Includes design and revisions

Upgrade to a premium album with full-grain leather cover and thick pages for $200

 

More Details

 

Additional time available by request

A La Carte albums (8"x10") start at $200

Includes travel in greater Bellingham area (farther distances may require an additional fee)

Tax not included

 

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Family and baby lifestyle photography
Family and baby lifestyle photography
Family and baby lifestyle photography

F.A.Q.

How many photos will I get?

A Mini Session includes three images of your choice. It's highly likely that I'll capture additional images, which can be purchased individually if you want. Full and Album Sessions include as many images as possible, but I can't promise a minimum number because it depends on so many factors - length of coverage, the kind of photos you're looking for, human personalities, the setting, etc. It's pretty safe to expect about 40 photos per hour at a minimum, give or take. There's a good chance it will be more.

Do I get the digital files, or do I need to order prints?

All my packages include high resolution JPGs suitable for printing at any size and do not include prints. Instead, your online gallery has built-in print ordering through a professional print lab. That's the best way to order prints, because they are excellent quality while still being affordable, my computer screen is calibrated to their printers, and I will personally review each order before they are printed. I'm also happy to recommend other trustworthy print labs that I know give great quality.

What’s a print release?

It’s a PDF document that declares you have my permission to order prints anywhere you want. It’s rare, but some print labs will ask for one to make sure you have my permission.

 
What does “edited” mean?

I'll adjust the brightness, contrast, color, crop, etc. for every photo I deliver. I'll also do minor (and occasionally more involved) blemish removal and object removal on a case-by-case basis.

Do you have insurance?

Yes - My equipment is fully insured (meaning if it’s stolen three days before your wedding you won't even know the difference) and I have personal injury liability coverage. I can provide documentation for any venue that requires it.

How does payment work? Is there a deposit?

Payments are typically split up in half - 50% is due at the time of booking along with a contract; the rest will be due on the day of your session.

How long does it take to get my photos?

You contract will guarantee photo delivery within four weeks - but most of the time I deliver them within three weeks. I usually post a blog entry with some preview images after about a week.