Sessions for Each Season of Life

Families & Motherhood

I’m want to explain each of my sessions and which I believe is best for maternity, family, newborn, milestones and whatever season of life you are in!

Mini Sessions

My mini sessions are not an option that I give on a regular basis. These sessions are usually seasonal (Spring or Fall) or for holidays (Mother’s Day or Christmas). These are the shortest session I have and are about 10-15 minutes long.

Why Choose a Mini Session?

The Mini Session is the best package when you want a super quick update to your family photos and you want a theme! Most of the seasonal sessions are going to be outdoor sessions during a specific time of year or some sort of celebration of the season.

Young boy picking apples in Mt. Airy Maryland at Gavers Farm with his family for mini session

Apple picking is the perfect Fall mini session! We did this at Gaver Farm this year. You buy your bag, pick your apples and have family photos done while having fun!

Holiday sessions have decorations that aim to capture the theme and families use the pictures to send out Christmas cards.

Mom, dad, and baby sitting on a bench with a Christmas tree, presents and other Christmas decorations for Christmas pictures mini session

Petite Sessions

My petite sessions are the shortest sessions that I offer regularly. These are 30 minute sessions with 10 images included in the package. I recommend these for milestone sessions, cake smashes, and quick family updates.

Why Choose a Petite Session?

I recommend these for baby milestones and one year olds because they are “over it” very quick. They also don’t need a full hour to smash a cake. I still get important moments without the frustration!

The petite session is also a good choice if you just need a quick update of your family and only need a few images. I tell families with kids that are babies to one year olds, this would be a good session because, like milestone sessions, they get tired of it real quick!

Picture of six month old girl on the left sitting in a chair with beautiful flowers and a picture of one year old boy on the right sitting on a pier eating a cake for cake smash session
6 Month Milestone One Year Cake Smash

Full Sessions

The full session I offer is a 60 minute session that includes 30+ images and is my most popular package! This is the best package for pregnancy announcements, maternity, updated family sessions, and seniors. It’s also the best for any other session that you want an outfit change, prop change, or multiple location choices.

Why Choose a Full Session?

This is my most popular session because it gives plenty of time to capture those important moments and you get the most out of your session!

Pregnancy announcements, maternity and senior sessions have plenty of time for outfit changes, prop changes, and to walk to different parts of our location. For families with children over a year old, this gives them a chance to warm up to me.

Family of five for a full session with mom and dad kissing and two boys and you girl running towards camera.

Once everyone warms up, the magic happens and I am able to get those natural moments! My families and clients get to play games, have fun, laugh, and just be in the moment with each other.

Premium Sessions

The Premium session is exactly like the full session but includes an 8×8 photo album. These are also perfect for pregnancy announcements, maternity, updated family sessions and senior sessions.

Why Choose a Premium Session

The premium session, like my full session allows me to have enough time in your session for outfit changes, prop changes, and to get to know you and your family! The premium session is the best choice if you want to have a printed album of your session images because it comes with the session and I put it together with the favorite images you choose.

Picture of photo albums that are available through me and my printing lab for photography sessions.
A few examples of the types of photo albums that are available through me and the printing lab I use!

Newborn Sessions

My newborn sessions are up to 2 hours and comes with 30+ images. These are lifestyle sessions that take place in the comfort of your own home and have little to no props involved. I do have a Moses Basket that I bring, a few newborn outfits and some swaddles!

Moses basket and swaddle used for newborn babies for newborn sessions.

Why Choose a Newborn Session

Newborn sessions are specifically designed for families with a newborn baby. I have two kids of my own so I know what its like to not only travel with a newborn baby, but travel with a newborn baby and a toddler or big kid. It can be stressful for sure! My lifestyle sessions are meant to take that stress away! You don’t have to leave your house, you don’t have to worry about cleaning, all I need is a window!

A newborn baby girl sticking her tongue out while in moms arms with dad standing behind her posing next to a window for a newborn session
Mom, baby girl and dad standing in front of a window!

The newborn session also has a longer session time. This is because we go at the pace of baby! It gives us time to feed baby, change the baby’s diaper, or settle them if they wake up! We slow the pace down of the session to keep baby happy and mom stress free!

Motherhood Packages

The motherhood package is going to be a full maternity session and a newborn session in a bundled package!

Why Choose the Motherhood Package

The Motherhood Package is going to be the best choice for those expecting mothers who need to book both their maternity and their newborn sessions! We book both sessions at the same time so you there is no worrying later, but you get a bundled discounted deal!

Maternity and newborn sessions for a motherhood package.

I hope each breakdown explains what each package is and what would be the best fit for you! I can’t wait to start capturing all your important moments in this season of life and for many years to come! Head over to my contact page, fill it out so we can make memories!

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