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California / Hawaii / Oregon

Casual, Modern, Fun Lifestyle Photo Sessions

The Details

I believe your photos should be authentic to you.

I wont ask you to do cheesy poses or anything that you are not comfortable with. The time we spend together is for me to capture who you are and what you are all about… the genuine connections, your adventures and the things and people you love most in your life.

Family canvas above the sofa.
Opened family photo album.

The Investment

Artwork of your loved ones is one of your most worthwhile investments.

What we create together only becomes more valuable as time goes by and leaving something for future generation to look back on is priceless.

Family watching the ocean sunset.

Family, Couples and High School Senior Sessions

Starting at $450

Many togs standing on truck tailgate.

Dog Sessions

Starting at $400
Young girl playing with a blooming tree branch.

Headshots and Branding Photos

Starting at $350

Contact me for a detailed pricing guide and available options for the type of session you are interested in.

I believe that everyone should have beautiful photos with their loved ones.

Pricing should not hold you back from this experience.

If you need a custom payment plan we can work with you to make your photo dream a reality.

Wall art with a happy family.

“Joanne- a HUGE thank you. Wow the pictures turned out better than we could have imagined and they look incredible on our walls. Thank you so much!”


— Dana Kim

So what is a session like?

I know that getting everyone together can be tough and figuring out all the details might be a little daunting but that is where I thrive! I will help you as much as you need throughout the process to make sure we create images that you will love and treasure.

Don’t know what to wear?

Once you are booked in will send you a style guide and can even provide you links on where to get outfits for everyone.

Don’t know where to go for your session?

I have lots of ideas on that and we can decide together what works best for you and the look you want.

Worried about your kids misbehaving at the session?

I love kids of all ages and was a Grade School teacher before being a full time Photographer so I have seen all the moods! I will give you tips on how to make things easy with the kids and make it a relaxing fun session for all of you. I have lots of tricks that I can use throughout the session if needed!

“Making you happy makes me happy. Earning your trust is key to warm photos that look and feel authentic to you.”

The Process


Lets Talk

We start with a phone consultation to go over your thoughts and vision then we coordinate our calendars and get you scheduled. Once you are booked in I start working on the plan for your unique session.


Location & Styling

There are lots of choices on this…whether you want a coastal look or a forest or a city scene, I can give you suggestions on all of that and more! Once we know where we are going its time to get everyone styled to fit with the location you have chosen. You can pull things you already have from your closets or I can offer suggestions on what else would look good on camera. You can text me photos to get my thoughts and suggestions on what will look good on-camera. I also offer a full styling service where we can send you a vision board complete with links on where to buy find everything on line.


Quality Time

This is your time to relax and enjoy yourself and your family. We will meet at our chosen location and our session will be all about playing and running around and having fun. We will get some of the ‘everybody look at the camera photos” and we will do a lot of ‘candid’ style photos. I will guide you into some poses that feel authentic to you. This will help give your gallery a variety of images to choose from.


Your Works of Art

2-3 weeks after your session you will be able to see your beautiful photos online and choose your favorites. They will then go through the process of hand “painting” to make them look their very best. This is also the time for you to order anything from wall prints to gorgeous coffee table album to gifts and digital files.
Young children at the beach.

At your session you have space to be yourself – to act silly, to sow your love, to have excitement and fun. I encourage you to come as your true self.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time of day is best for a session

The best time is always when there is good light. Early mornings are nice soft light and the last hour before sunset is known as Golden Hour when the light is more bold and dramatic. In between those times we can still do sessions its just a matter of what the light looks best with the location we have chosen.

I’m worried that my kids wont behave

This is an easy one for me, I have worked with kids my whole life (I was an elementary school teacher before being a full time photographer) and I love kids of all ages. I don’t ever expect them to sit still and look at the camera so don’t worry about that. I want kids to be kids and for them to run and play and have fun as I capture their natural smiles and expressions.

When will we receive our photos?

Your online gallery will be ready within 2-3 weeks. If you order prints those take another 2-3 weeks and albums take just a little bit longer than that. Digital galleries are ready within a week after you have chosen your favorites.