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Family Session guide

What to expect, along with pricing and process details.

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EVERY FAMILY HAS A STORY.

 

Life goes by way too fast, and it's the everyday moments that make it special. Those are the ones you'll look back on. The toothless grins of your new babe. The adventurous spirit of your 5-year-old. The year he became taller than you. The last year before she goes off to college. It's always something, and it's always special.

 

Whether you're a family of 3 or 13, expecting for the first time or about to become an empty-nester, there is no better time than now to document it...

I would love to tell your family story.

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"Jessi has photographed my family through the years and we keep coming back to her because she is the BEST! She makes us all feel so comfortable and we almost forget that we're taking pictures at all. And the shots she gets are phenomenal. Best money I ever spent!" - Rachael H.

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What to expect

MY STYLE

Fun. Stress-Free. Natural. Emotional. I am there to document your time together. I will, of course, help guide you in natural, beautiful poses, but I am also there to help you have fun doing it. I am great with dads and kids alike, and aim to provide a fun, joyful experience. You will be more comfortable in front of my lens, and your images will have the natural, more authentic feel of true keepsakes.

MY EXPERIENCE

With over 10 years of experience, I am familiar with many different types of situations and I am happy to send you full galleries of past sessions so you can see a full spectrum of my work. I always aim to be both kind and professional when addressing any of my Client's needs, and I’m committed to providing timely responses to any of your questions before and after our session.

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"We booked Jessi long distance from Colorado for a family session on the beach with our family and my parents who traveled with us on vacation. Jessi was so quick to reply to any question and was diligent about checking the weather and offered flexible dates. She drove out to our beach house and was such a joy to work with. Don't hesitate to book her - she is the best kind of people and a true talent!!!" - Jill C.

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Your Investment

I am an all-inclusive photographer, which means that my pricing includes not only my time, experience, and artistry, but also all edited images from your session, delivered in a downloadable digital gallery. I'll also provide a flash drive of the images with a print release. You can expect 40+ images per session.

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Family Collections

Designed to help you hold on to the memories of a lifetime.

Family Documentary Session

If you're looking for: fun, easy, natural-feeling family portraits in one location. This is also for in-home newborn sessions, maternity sessions, and other family memories and milestones you want documented.

Custom tailored for your family, these sessions include up to an hour of session time at home or on location*. We can choose a location that means something to your family, or I can offer suggestions based on the vibe you're looking for. 

Includes:

  • Up to an hour of session time

  • Access to a shop-able styling guide

  • All edited images 

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of the edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

$495

($195 retainer at booking + $300 due by session date)

Returning clients also enjoy 10% off their session fee as a thank you for their continued support.

*Locations more than 100 miles (round trip) from Silverhill, AL or Chattanooga, TN may incur an additional travel fee.

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Family Adventure Session

If you're looking for: additional photos that really show off your personalities as a family in multiple locations, along with outfit changes.

Let's go on an adventure! With these sessions I allocate more time (up to 3 hours) to spend with you doing something you and your family love to do together - we can go out on the boat, go on a hike, go to an amusement park, etc.

Includes:

  • 1-3 hours of session time in 1-2 locations

  • Access to a shop-able styling guide

  • All edited images 

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of the edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

$795

($195 retainer at booking + $600 due by session date)

Returning clients also enjoy 10% off their session fee as a thank you for their continued support.

*Locations more than 100 miles (round trip) from Silverhill, AL or Chattanooga, TN may incur an additional travel fee.

Payment plans available upon request.

Family Documentary
Heirloom Collection

Tell your Family Story for years to come. This collection includes everything in the Family Documentary Session, plus an Heirloom Family Album with all of your favorite images in a beautiful book you can cherish for a lifetime.

Includes:

  • Up to an hour of session time

  • Access to a shop-able styling guide

  • All edited images

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of the edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

  • Heirloom Family Album - a custom designed 10" x 10" leather-bound hardcover coffee table book with your favorite images. Starts with 24 thick, archival, lay-flat pages.​

$795

($195 retainer at booking + $600 due by session date)

Returning clients also enjoy 10% off their session fee as a thank you for their continued support.

Payment plans available upon request.

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Family Adventure
Heirloom Collection

Family adventures deserve to be remembered. Hang on to your favorite memories with everything in the Family Adventure Session, plus an Heirloom Family Album of your adventures with all of your favorite images.

Includes:

  • 1-3 hours of session time in 1-2 locations

  • Access to a shop-able styling guide

  • All edited images

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of the edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

  • Heirloom Family Album - a custom designed 10" x 10" leather-bound hardcover coffee table book with your favorite images. Starts with 30 thick, archival, lay-flat pages.

$1195

($195 retainer at booking + $1000 due by session date.)

 

Returning clients also enjoy 10% off their session fee as a thank you for their continued support.

Payment plans available upon request.

baby bundles

Having a baby and don't want to miss a moment? These collections are for you.

Maternity + Newborn Bundle

Whether it's your first or your fourth, having a baby - making a literal human - is absolutely magical and deserves to be documented. I love capturing this special time in your growing family's life, and I've put together a bundle to help you remember this time that goes by far too fast.

Includes:

  • Documentary Maternity Session

  • Fresh 48 OR In-Home Newborn Session

  • All edited images (you can expect 40+ per session)

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of your edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 immediate family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

$895

(a $95 savings!)

Payable in 3 installments.

Add an Heirloom Album for $300

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The First Year Milestone Bundle

For expectant and new parents, I know how fast that first year of life with your new baby goes by. I started the First Year Series to help alleviate some of the stress that comes with trying to remember to document those first milestones, so that you can just be present and enjoy that time firsthand.

With the First Year Milestone Bundle, we'll pre-book all of the big sessions, and I'll even do it at a discounted rate! 

Includes:

  • Documentary Maternity Session

  • Fresh 48 OR In-Home Newborn Session

  • Six Month Milestone Documentary Session

  • One Year Milestone Documentary Session

  • All edited images (you can expect 40+ per session)

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of your edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 immediate family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

$1695

(a $285 savings!)

Payable in 5 installments.

Add a Baby's First Year Heirloom Book for $300

The First Year
Complete Bundle

For parents who want to document absolutely EVERYTHING - this complete baby bundle is the one for you.

We won't miss any of the special moments, from pregnancy to birth to one year portraits, and so much that happens in between! 

The all-inclusive collection includes:

  • Documentary Maternity Session

  • Fresh 48 OR In-Home Documentary Newborn Session

  • Three Month Milestone Session

  • Six Month Milestone Session

  • Nine Month Milestone Session

  • One Year Milestone Session

  • All edited images (you can expect 40+ per session)

  • Online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution image download

  • A flash drive of your edited images

  • Print release

  • Up to 6 immediate family members (more family members may be added at $25/person).

 

PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF A COMPLIMENTARY SESSION:

Baby Announcement Mini OR Gender Reveal Mini

(you can also trade one of the milestones, or get both for just $245 more!)

$2495

(a $720 savings!)

Payable in 6 installments.

Add a Baby's First Year Heirloom Book for $300

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Birth + Baby

The birth of a child is absolutely the most magical event I will ever get to photograph. I love documenting each and every one of these miracles, and I am honored to help you remember every special moment.

Birth coverage includes:

  • On-call for two weeks leading up to the birth

  • Coverage during active labor and birth

  • Portraits and candids for up to one hour post-birth

  • All edited images

  • Private online gallery hosting for one year

  • High resolution digital image download

  • A flash drive of your edited images

  • Print release

$895

Add additional milestone sessions (maternity, in-home newborn, 6 month, and one year portraits for $400 each - a $95 savings per session. Must be an add-on to get the discount).

Add a Birth Book for $300.

"Our family loves Jessi! She has a way of making you feel really comfortable in front of the camera. Can't recommend her enough!" - Lendsy S.

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the process

How to book and what comes next.

01: Contact

Click here to email me so we can go over the details of your session and pick a date and time. I will also help offer suggestions on location based on what you're looking for.

02: Book

Once we have a date and location, I'll email you a photo agreement to e-sign and a link to pay your retainer. Then you get to look forward to the big day, while I make sure my equipment is all clean and lookin sweet for your precious faces. 

03: Session

The big day arrives and we meet at the decided upon location, probably right before sunset cause that's my favorite time to shoot, and we laugh and have a great time and you'll be all like "Omgosh I'm so glad we hired her, what a great time this has been."

04: Delivery

I'll upload a sneak peek within a few days, then it'll take 2-4 weeks to edit all of your glorious images. I will probably cry at how cute you are. Then I email you a link to your gorgeous online gallery where you can view, share, order prints, and download the high res files. 

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faq

Can I bring a dog or pet to our session?

Yes. Absolutely. One thousand times yes.

Why should we hire you?

I take care of all of my clients like they are family. I have over 10 years of experience and absolutely love what I do. I have been told that I bring a sense of joy and comfort to my sessions, which helps me photograph and reveal the "true spirit" of the people and relationships I photograph. 

Are you lgbtq+ friendly?

Yes! I'm here to document your family time, whatever that looks like.

Do you edit all our photos?

Every image that you receive has been individually edited by me. I never send my images off to be bulk edited by some other company. I want to make sure every shot is consistent with the quality of work I expect from myself.

 

Where do you live & how far will you travel? 

I live on the Gulf Coast in Southern Alabama but also offer services in the Chattanooga area (moving there soon!) I’m always up for a new adventure so if you have a destination in mind just let me know and we’ll see what we can do!

"She is by far the best photographer I have ever used!! She is absolutely amazing and very talented. You will not be disappointed!! You will love your pics!!!" - Stephanie M.

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