Every family, couple, human being is unique. I want to photograph your essential selves. I am not looking for perfect smiles or perfect poses. I am looking for the little moments between mother and daughter, you and your honey, your dogs making you laugh, you just being you. Some of my favorite sessions to photograph are a day in the life where we capture you completely being yourselves at home: playing music, dancing, snuggling on the sofa, watering plants with the kids. My portrait sessions are relaxed and involve lots of silliness, snuggles and laughs.
I will guide you into moments and give direction but I am always looking for the little in-betweens. You are my inspiration and I am so excited to capture all of your love for eachother.
I HAPPILY LIVE AND WORK IN Austin. I'm available for Sessions in Texas and Beyond.
Family and portrait sessions start at $700. Sessions include between 1-4 hours of coverage by me. The sessions also include your artfully edited digital files available for download within an online gallery. Your gallery will be live for 2 weeks for you to order any prints and other products you may like. You can also order fine art albums, framed wall portraits, and holiday cards from your gallery as well.
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I consider myself a photojournalistic photographer with a flair for the editorial too. During portrait sessions I will guide my clients into the moments to capture the best light and angles while still keeping the photos as authentic as possible.
I take the process of shooting and hand editing my imagery seriously. It’s a process for me from start to finish and I relish in giving my clients hand crafted imagery that will stand the test of time.
Lover of nostalgia
I look at images as important artifacts that will transcend all of our lives. To me they aren’t pinterest ideas ready to be replicated. Each family/wedding/brand is unique and I approach your story as so.
“I can't recommend Amber enough! I'm so pleased with the photos she took of our family, I think my husband even enjoyed himself and he hates taking pictures! Amber made us feel at ease and made the entire shoot really fun. She's very professional and extremely talented. Everyone has commented on how much they love the photos she took of us. If you're looking to do a safe socially distanced photos shoot with a top notch photographer in Austin and beyond, contact Amber!"
My family sessions are designed around your lives as they truly are at this time. What do you like to do together? What activities does your kiddo love at this age? Let’s capture your normal activities. These normal daily moments are what you will truly treasure in 30 years when your kids are all grown up. Don’t feel like you have to get all dressed up either, though you totally are welcome to! Be you, let’s keep it natural. You can also do a combination of a more traditional portrait session and a documentary session to get a little bit of both!
We can chat about your ideas and customize a session for you from there! Reach out through my contact form and give me all of your ideas and I will send over my investment guide.
Sessions begin at 1 hour for one location but can go on for up to 4 if you want me to capture a full morning or afternoon in your lives. Shorter sessions are ideal for a quick glimpse into your lives at this time. This can begin with you getting your kiddo up from a nap, taking a bath, making breakfast, blowing bubbles, reading books, playing with favorite toys, watering the garden, etc. A longer session will include more locations, like going to the park, out for ice cream, or on a walk, etc.
What is your approach to PHOTOGRAPHING FAMILIES?
My approach to portraits is simple. I want to capture you as you are together, as naturally as possible. I celebrate the silly, soulful, and unique aspects to who you are. After all, in 30 years, all of those expressions will tell the story of who you all are far beyond perfect smiles.
How do we book?
I require a signed portrait contract and 50% retainer to book all portrait sessions. The balance is due on the date of your session via the original invoice.
What types of sessions do you offer?
I am experienced in documenting families, newborns, maternity, and couples. I love all of these equally!
What do we expect after our session?
Your portraits will be uploaded to a private online gallery within 2 weeks of your session for you to download your high resolution images and order prints, albums, etc.
How much time is included with your sessions?
My family sessions are either 45 minutes, 2 hours or 4 hours. It truly depends on whether you want a “short and sweet” front yard style session or a longer, more relaxed session at 1-2 locations and multiple outfits! Longer sessions always have more opportunities for variety, but the perk of the “short and sweet” 45 minute session is if you just need some quick fun portraits to document this time in your lives. I’m here for all of it! I do recommend at least 2 hours for newborns and also for extended family!
Will you help us choose locations and outfits for our session?
Yes! Let me know if you have a vision and I’m happy to guide you with locations and styling concepts!
What do you include with your sessions? Do we get the digital files?
I include a minimum of 30 files with all sessions, more with longer sessions. The files are high resolution and added into an online gallery within 2 weeks of your session. You can download them directly from there!
What should we expect to spend with you?
My sessions start at $700 for “short and sweet” sessions and $950 for 2 hour sessions. Clients often expect to invest an additional $500+ beyond that on their chosen prints if desired.
Do you offer printed products and fine art books/albums for us to order of our session?
Yes! I recommend printing your photos soon after your shoot and I offer a variety of quality products in your gallery, this includes a variety of print sizes, albums, canvas, holiday cards, calendars, etc! Your photos should be printed and adored and they don’t deserve to just sit on your computer. It’s important to have physical copies of your treasured images for your future generations to love on too. Hard drives fail, high quality archival prints are SO important for longevity of your images.
How long should we book you for a newborn session?
I recommend at least 2 hours for a newborn session so that we have plenty of time for changes and breaks for feeding. This also allows us a relaxed atmosphere that doesn’t feel rushed.
Do you charge a travel fee for your “short and sweet” session?
If the session is within 10 miles of downtown Austin, the session includes my travel. If you live outside of 10 miles of downtown Austin, I do charge a small travel fee based on the distance. Inquire and I can calculate this for you!