portraits – the skinny

Typically, we will meet somewhere outdoors around Tahoe or Truckee; I will be happy to make suggestions, or come to a location of your choice. For babies or maternity, I would likely come to your house.

With larger families I make sure to get several images of the big group, the individual families, grandparents with grandchildren, just the kids, and any combination you’d like. I love to get close-ups of each child or siblings together if possible – I know how cherished those are, my walls are covered in portraits of my son!

If you’re in town for just a few days we will schedule the session early in your trip, so we have enough time to schedule the image presentation. I will come back to show you your photos on a large screen. It’s a wonderful way to see them with your whole family in a relaxed setting! This is also when you place your order – be prepared, have an idea of what you’d like, measure your walls, and let me know if there is something specific you have in mind (such as a landscape over the mantle), so that I can photograph for that.

Don’t forget gift prints for relatives you might need. I will help you choose the images, sizes and crops, and the format – prints, canvases, albums, or digital files. I can even make holiday cards from your family portraits.

Sessions are $195, and last 1-2 hours. Best times are mornings around 9, especially with children, or late afternoon to evening for soft light and sunsets.


I’m looking forward to connecting with you!