“The story of life is quicker than a blink of an eye. The story of life is Hello, Goodbye.” - Jimi Hendrix
We can’t stop time from moving forward. What we can do, however, is enjoy every second between the Hello and Goodbye. I love that photography allows us too look back and remember the memories attached to each moment in our lives.
I’m a wife and mother to 3 girls. I have come to know all too well how quickly time passes us by. It has been such a gift to me that I can look at pictures and remember all the sweet moments and I wanted to be able to provide that gift to others as well. I love creating with families images that capture the love of their home. Every smile, every laugh, every hug. To be able to stop time, if only for a moment, to soak in the time we have with our families, right here. right now.
My sessions are fun, yet intimate, focusing on capturing the love shared within your family.
I look more for the reaction than the action when it comes to posing, meaning less stress and the ability to take more candid photos. I may ask you to do some strange sounding poses, but what I’m looking for is the natural reaction that it brings out, i.e. laughter or intimacy.
What I’m known for:
My style. My editing style is very vibrant, natural and warm. I love the outdoors and the colors and tones it has to offer, so I seek to enhance them rather than mute them. I want your images to reflect how life really is, right now, in this moment.
My turn around time. Let’s face it, we live in a world that focuses on instant gratification. And while I’m a firm believer that the best things take time, I understand the excitement of wanting to see your images as soon as possible. For this reason I work to get your images back to you quickly, but still make sure every detail is covered.
My commitment. Client satisfaction is my top priority. I will talk to you before your session to find out what is most important to you to get out of your session. We will cover your ideal location, your outfit desires, your most wanted shots and any and all details your most want. I’m quick to respond to emails and texts, I’m here to bounce ideas off of and help you achiee your goals and desires.
Family sessions have one primary focus. To capture your family how it is in the moment. These sessions are laid back and fun, allowing for natural, intimate connection / moments. They allow us to embrace creativity and make a custom session that’s perfect for your family. Opening up a safe space for me to tell your story and the memories attached to it.
Family sessions include a 1 hour session in a custom location, 20+ hand edited images in an Online gallery, a print release if you would like to print on your own, or a one-on-one session with me where we will sit down and I will help you custom order everything you will ever need, plus offer a 20% print credit.
What you can expect from RWP:
A friend. I don’t want to just show up on the day of your session, barely knowing your name. I want to know you. Your family. names, ages, likes, dislikes. I want to be able to arrive at your session and already have a connection with you so during your shoot all we have to worry about is having fun.
A guide. You should never book a session with a photographer and then not hear from them until your session. I’m here to answer any question you may have along the way. To help you pick outfits, to calm any fears, to help you decide on the best location, look and style. to give you tips and tricks to best prepare for your session. With me you aren’t just “taking pictures” you’re making an investment. An investment into your family. And I value your time and effort more than anything.
A photographer. You wouldn’t invite a new friend to your home and expect them to know where everything is in your kitchen. The same reason why I wouldn’t begin shooting and expect you to know exactly how to pose, what lighting is best, etc. You hire a professional because of what they can offer. I will always offer you my best. My focus during our session is to make sure you’re comfortable, relaxed and feeling your best. Consider me your personal hype man ;)
If you think we are a good fit and would like to book a session, please reach out using the contact form below: