Staying home. Being able to continue learning at home. Working at home. Happy at home. Sad at home. Playing at home. Making at home. Loving at home. As families, we’ve been mostly doing life at home for the past 2 1/2 months and it’s been an adjustment for all. It’s a historic time to document for your family in a beautiful way.
We’re All in this Together
Like all families at home, my family and I are doing our best to keep the fear and sadness from seeping in. These walls are our sanctuary, and while we definitely are free to feel the feelings here, we are doing our best to live life as we would normally within these walls and make this, as much as possible, a positive time for our family. I know I’m not alone in this and that in spite of so many challenges and so much hardship, I am choosing to see the beauty in having a little more time to focus on what family is, especially in times of hardship- togetherness, support, comaraderie, joy, honesty, and, of course, love.
Toward the beginning of California’s Safe at Home orders, I began safely shooting some very short sessions in neighbors’ front yards simply to get an image or two that would document this time for them. I’m a believer in documenting images that will preserve a family’s legacy for future generations. During these sessions, I wanted to create an image that someone can show to their children and grandchildren in 30 or 50 years and would portray a bit of life during this global pandemic when we were told to stay home, as we will no doubt be telling stories about this time for years to come.
Documenting Families and Preserving Your Stories
After doing a few very short and sweet sessions in this way, I grew to feel like there was more to be told than just one image of a family sitting on a porch. A photo can speak a thousand words, yes. But, there’s so much more to tell about this time than just one photo. We may not be having big weddings or birthday parties, but these are still days to be documented so that we can preserve our stories, especially during this historic time.
And so, since it looks like Los Angeles will be living this way for at least another month, I’m officially launching my Families at Home Project which consists of sessions that are available for booking now through June 30th. These are half-sessions in which I will come to your home (So Cal only) for 25-30 minutes and photograph your family in your front yard and through doorways and windows. I will stay outside, wear a mask when appropriate, and will always stay at a safe distance while I photograph your family in a beautiful way that feels natural and authentic to you.
Families at Home Project Sessions | $425
Available now through June 30th
25-30-minute session at your home shot safely and from a distance
10 high-resolution image files
Limited booking times available
We will focus on shots of the whole family and you will receive your choice of 10 high-resolution image files. More images will be included in your online gallery and you will be able to purchase those additional files if desired as well.
Sessions will only be offered on certain days and times in certain areas of Los Angeles in an effort to group sessions together geographically and limit my travel around town. Below are some dates and times I currently have available, but I’ll be adding more soon so check back or email to get on my list of interested clients!
Current dates and LA areas available for booking now:
Brentwood/Santa Monica/ Pacific Palisades Areas
Wednesday, June 3rd | Morning
Sherman Oaks/Studio City Areas
Saturday, June 6th | Morning or Evening
West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Area
Sunday, June 14th | Morning
Calabasas & Encino Areas
Tuesday, June 9th | Afternoon
Friday, June 26th | Morning
Also, if you can find two other families in your area that would also like sessions, we can group them all together on a date that works for you!
Full Family Sessions are also now booking again!
I’m excited to announce that my usual full family sessions are also now available for booking again! These sessions are booked at the client’s convenience and will also be photographed at client homes in outdoor spaces only (no indoor sessions for the time being). You will get 1-1.5 hours of shooting time, which allows for more variety in images than a half-session, and 120+ final high-resolution images.
Clients can expect the same beautiful images that are full of life and love you’ve always received from my sessions. Email me for more information and to book your session!
Full Family Session | $975
1-1.5 hour session at your home in Los Angeles (other areas available for additional travel fee)
120+ high resolution image files
Can be booked at anytime pending studio availability
I’m so happy to be able to be doing the thing I love so much more regularly again- seeing your families, documenting your families, getting to chat with you (from a distance) and creating beautiful images that help to tell your family’s story… it all brings me so much happiness and I’m so thankful to all of you for continuing to support that even during this difficult time for us all. Soon, we will be back to doing life with out so much restriction, but until then, continue to make your homes your happy place and allow me to document the love that will always exist there no matter what.