Documentary Family Photography by Heather
I’m very much inspired by my 3-year-old daughter. When she picks up the camera, she sees and captures it how it is and I absolutely love that.
I no longer do wedding photography, but what I loved about it was being hired to capture the story of a day in a couple’s lives in an artistic way. Why should that be the only day in our lives that we press pause on?
Sure, on any given day you can go grab your camera and fire away, but then you’re not in the moment anymore – you’re outside of it looking in.
The little ways you communicate with your kids, make them laugh or listen, not to mention all the work you do behind the scenes is lost.
I can be the person with the artistic eye who presses pause for you, capturing the little things to tell a cohesive story of this unique moment in time and creating beautiful true-to-life portraits.
I provide full-resolution copies of all images included in the final album for backup and printing. I also post them in an online gallery with access to high-quality printing (completely optional). If you’d like to print elsewhere (note: quality and color may very greatly), a personal-use license comes along with your digital copies.
Digital images are great to have for backup and sharing online, but they can get quickly buried, lost, destroyed or corrupt. In my opinion, the best way to really experience and soak in an image is by holding it in your hands. For those reasons and more, I also design a bookstore-quality coffee-table-syle album for all my clients.
Imagine the delight of your grandkids over twenty years from now as they look through a stack of annual albums and see an authentic depiction of the lives their parents lived at different stages of their childhood!
(Yes, I am a sap about these things)
The photo session
Instead of following the standard 1 hour photoshoot format where everyone is primped, prepared, and on-guard (not to mention exhausted afterwards), we’ll book a broader block of time for me to come over and join in on whatever you are up to that day.
I use all natural light to capture images – no flashing bulbs and I could care less if it is rainy or sunny. I love the mood that is set either way. I travel light and dress comfortably to blend in and be quick on my feet.
Although I’m always there to help when needed, I let people lead their own photo destinies instead of staging poses and unnatural scenes.
The result is natural, beautiful photos, and meaningful art for your home.
My pricing is a little untraditional. I don’t hold your photos hostage or charge exorbitant amounts for prints and albums. My talents and cost of business are covered by one flat fee. Professional printing (recommended for best color and quality) at reasonable prices is available through your online album, but you are free to print whenever or wherever you please.
Why? Personally, I don’t like to be nickel and dimed. I also want you to make tons of prints and look through your book with reckless abandon. That’s just what I believe should be done with photographs.
The books I provide are not leather bound or handmade by world famous artisans, but they are high quality with pages sturdy enough to stand up to most toddlers (mine have survived multiple toddlers grabbing and flipping through it). If someone tears a page or smashes a giant spider with it, a new one can be ordered without breaking the bank.
So, print lots! Send a book for grandma, stick some photos on the fridge, sprinkle them around your desk at work etc.!