I’m here to capture the large moments and small details that showcase your family’s life together, highlight your connection, and help you relive your memories for decades to come. Each of my collections is thoughtfully designed to give you all the coverage you need and none of the stress you don’t—so you leave our time together wondering, “'Why did I wait so long to do this?!”
Think family sessions are about tense poses and forced smiles? Think again! My sessions are awesome adventures with your favorite people that result in beautiful photos of your love and legacy. Rest assured, I’ll capture an image of everyone looking at the camera for your holiday card, but 99% of your gallery will be photos of your crew exploring, interacting, and loving on each other. Honestly, what could make a mama’s heart happier?
Whether you want to remember the beauty of your bump or celebrate the arrival of your new babe, I’ve got a package for you! These sessions are a great way to capture the joy-filled, blurry, exhausting season of new motherhood in a beautiful location at sunset or in the comfort of your home.
Often the seemingly mundane bedtime routines we do with our kids night after night (you know, putting on PJs, tucking them in, reading just one more book) turn out to be the most meaningful. I love a beautiful field and coordinated outfits as much as the next person, but nothing beats capturing the family bedtime routine that reflects the deep love you’ve cultivated. These 60(ish) minute sessions in your home are relaxed, laid-back, and fun!
Nothing quite prepares you for the wild, wonderful, messy ride that is motherhood. Let’s capture it in all its crazy glory with images you’ll cherish for years to come. These sessions are fun, casual opportunities to hang out, cuddle, and get some much needed quality time with your kiddo. The result? A beautiful gallery of images that showcase the one-of-a-kind bond you two share.
Fill out my contact form and fill me in on your family and your needs. I’ll be in touch shortly via email with more information about the process and my availability. If we’re a great fit to work together, we’ll coordinate a session date and time.
I’ll send a booking link to pay your $150 deposit and reserve your session date. Then, it’s time to crank the tunes and raise a toast—you just joined the CMP fam! In the weeks and months leading up to your session, I’ll help you plan outfits, locations, props, and any other details.
Your session is here! Get ready for a fun, laid-back experience that feels natural. You’ll play with your kiddos, go through your normal routine, or explore a new place together. I’ll be there to guide as needed and make sure we get allll the good shots you’ll want to frame asap. You’ll receive your edited gallery 4 weeks later.
Do you charge a travel fee?
There is a travel fee for sessions more than 30 miles outside Tama/Toledo, Iowa.
Is a deposit required?
Yes, a deposit of $150 is due to secure your session date.
Help! I have no idea what to wear. Will you help?
Absolutely, I have a style guide that I email once you book. I will even find outfit options for you if you’d like—I’m very involved in the outfitting process!
I’m worried my kids will not behave.
Your kids will be fine. They are ALWAYS better with others than you. Plus, when they are playing games and having fun, they will be more than fine!
What time will our session start?
I start sessions an hour before sunset. Please keep this in mind when booking during a particular season. In the summer, the sun sets around 9:00 pm, so sessions won’t start until 8:00 pm. If you’re concerned about bedtimes, consider booking a spring or fall session when we can start at 5:30 pm.
Still curious? Shoot me an email at email@example.com