family

Being SUPER real here; I am a 100% softie.  Not the ooey-gooey kind.  Just the super effected by love, emotions, family kind of softie.  I’m super stoic when I need to be and can control a rowdy crowd of groomsmen with the best of them. I mean, sometimes it is simply a must to put on my game face and roll with the punches.  

But, behind my work-face or mom-stare-down I still tear-up at just about every wedding that I get to photograph, the look on a dad’s face when they see their daughter’s Senior pictures for the first time, and when my youngest child is quietly singing Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star from the back seat of the minivan.

I’m telling you this because I want you to know how important your family, your emotions, your images are to me.  My family is my everything.  And the memories and images we leave are the legacy and love story that our families will tell for generations.

I’ve known from day one that I believe in family and all theth it.  It took me some life experience to finally determine that my calling was to serve others through photography and the tangible gift of printed memories.

I am here to photograph and detail the best and most important memories of your life.  I am here to share the laughs, the tears, the loves that come with a growing and changing family.  And, it is a complete honor for me to do so.

My imagery is bold, authentic, and moment driven. It is the details, the real-life story. When hiring Westland Farms, you are hiring more than a photographer.  

You are hiring guidance, experience, and a friend that will be present to help create a stress-free session and the inspiration for today and generations to come.

THE family Session PROCESS

 

 Let’s Chat!

I would love to treat you to coffee, wine, or your favorite treat!  We will spend some time flipping through images, chatting about the style of images you are looking for, how you plan to use your images, and your ideal photographer.  I want to answer your questions, help you come up with a few more, and get to know you a little better.  If there isn’t a break in your schedule to meet in-person, I’m happy to chat over the phone!

 

Making it Official

It’s a match! When you’re ready to move forward, we will make it official.  And, I’ve made signing your contract and paying your retainer super simple and very easy.  Think custom online portal, one place that’s all yours to handle all of the details. 

Preparing Your Family for Portraits

Down to the nitty-gritty.  Having photographed over 500 family sessions, I am ready to hand-off some great insight and guidance as you prepare for your family session.  You will receive links to my online articles that will help in planning wardrobe, props, location, and working with different age groups throughout our time together.  Happy, stress-less families make for happy images!

 Collecting the Details

Tag!  You’re it! At this point in the process, you’ve spent some time reading and planning out your session.  Now, inquiring minds want to know!  You will receive a two-series questionnaire.  I want to get to know you….and, know you well.  I can’t wait to understand what you love (and what you don’t) about photography, posing, and your family.  Your input will ensure that your family portraits session is easy-peasy and comfortable.

Confirming the Details

A week ahead of your scheduled portraits session we will touch base with a quick phone call.  This allows me to make certain we are on the same page with location, time, weather details, and your expectations.  And, I’m all earsyou’re your questions, suggestions, and need-to-knows.

Your Portrait Session

Now for the Fun Part!  The work is done.  Now we get to have some fun!  We will meet at the agreed upon location.  If I have not met all of the individuals participating in the session, I will spend a short amount of time introducing myself and getting to know your crew.  It is important that everyone feels comfortable.  My goals always include capturing the personalities and stages that each individual is in.  We want fun, relaxed images that you will treasure always.

It’s All Been Amazing

But if I’m being entirely honest, now is one of my most favorite family photographer moments.  A couple of weeks after your session you will receive a super exciting email that will contain the link to your custom online gallery.  THE GALLERY!  The gallery that contains all of your beautiful, edited images. 

Albums, Prints, Canvases, and Gifts

Your Custom Online Family Gallery is available for 6 months from your session date.  Now is the time to deck your home with those beautiful prints, order a canvas for mom, and create awesome cards for gifts and holidays. I design and proof all orders in studio and am standing by to help with any selections and sizing questions you have along the way. 

Does Your Selected Collection Include a USB?

 If your selected Family Portraits Package includes a Custom USB, you can expect it to arrive within 6 weeks of your Gallery Release.  We design and order each USB with the individual family in mind, keeping true to style.

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

“When we received the pictures we were blown away”

We had such a great experience using Sarah for family photos this summer! She was easy to communicate with and made our session so fun, despite the heat and a tired toddler! We had a blast hanging out until sunset and Sarah fit right into our crew! We hardly remembered taking so many pictures and she caught some beautiful moments. It is such a fun way to remember our family reunion! Thanks, Sarah and team!

 -The Hughes Family

“just Amazing!”

 

I just got our gallery and I’m so in love. Sarah was amazing with my girls especially my shy one! I didn’t want to spend the money, but it was worth every penny! Thank you and we are already looking forward to our next session! 

 

 -The Wendt Family

“the finished product was phenomenal”

Absolutely one of the best sessions I’ve ever been a part of! Super friendly and very professional. Sarah was great with our dog and we had a blast! And, the finished product was phenomenal. I’d highly recommend her to anyone wanting family photos.  

-The Kamer Family

“Sarah, was fun and energetic”

We had our Christmas portraits done last Christmas and cannot wait to do them again! Trying to get two one year olds and an 11 year old to all look her way and smile was one heck of a challenge and she nailed it!!  

 

-The Naser Family

investment

For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. I accept a  limited number of portrait sessions each season to ensure every family has the attention and detail I value.   My Family Collections begin at $275.