as it is right now.

celebrating your family + life

maternity, newborn, and family lifestyle sessions

i basically hang out with you and your crew and document you being you! it's lots of play, lots of movement, lots of love. the purpose of these sessions are to tell your story as it is in the moment, no faking it, just letting real life shine through in the images i capture. don't worry you're not totally alone, i will give some guidance throughout the session and will definitely grab a few of those look-at-me photos because those are important too! my sessions allow you to slow down, be in the moment with your peeps, and allow me to be inspired by and capture the special uniqueness of your family. they are super relaxed, go with the flow, and we'll have lots of fun. i document a little chaos, some quiet moments, and a lot of connection. i may be all up in your face with my camera or be a total fly on the wall to get those beautiful memories for you!

browse around my website to get a feel for my style and investment information (below). once you've done that and like what you see, fill out my contact form! we'll schedule a consult where we can connect, i find out more about what you're looking for, you learn about my process, and to make sure we vibe well! it's important to me that you not only love my work, but that you feel comfortable around me too!

how this works -


contact + consult

if you love me and want to book, let me know! i'll do a big ass happy dance, then i'll send you an email letting you know i did a big ass happy dance :) in your email, i'll confirm our date (if we decided on one already) and you'll also receive:

  • a contract for you to review and sign
  • your invoice to pay your non-refundable retainer of $400
  • a questionnaire that helps me to get to know you and your peeps just a little more

once your contract has been signed and retainer paid, you'll get my session guide with tips for a successful session.


get you booked

you'll get a confirmation email a couple days before our session. then we'll meet on our date, time, and location. we'll play, run around, and laugh our butts off. your session is up to 90 minutes and takes place at a location of your choosing in the bay area. outside of the bay area, but still want me to photograph you? i love to travel, so let's chat!


have a really fun session

after our session, i'll get to work on your beautiful images and create a private watermarked gallery for you view within 14 business days of our session. from there you'll choose which collection to purchase (options below). please note, your retainer does not apply to your collection purchase.


receive your slideshow

once you've purchased a collection, you'll receive your images to download in hi-res + web res formats. your gallery will be available to view + download images for up to 6 months. you'll also have access to my print lab to order high quality prints mailed directly to you. to keep your options open though, your images come with a print release so you can print anywhere. you'd like. 


delivery of images


please note: your retainer does not apply to collection purchase.

collection one

  • 25 digital images
collection two

  • 40 digital images
  • complimentary gift of 8x10 matte print
collection three

  • full gallery of digital images (roughly 75 images)
  • complimentary gift of 6x6 album


  • 3(ish) minute video | $300
  • additional images | $25/image
a la carte print option available

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awarded bronze for best family photographers in the east bay 2022 by bay area parent magazine voters!