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Sessions and Investment

When you go to a family gathering or have a fun get-together with friends, there is always someone who brings up a moment from the past. Could you imagine not having memories, what would people talk about? Life would be boring without memories! That’s why Family Documentary Photography is so incredible and important. It provides a visual treasure that enhances those memories.

Dad will love it. The kids will love it. YOU will love it!

Wear whatever you want, do whatever you please, this is your life that you want to remember.

Now, let’s find out what type of session is best for you.

Already know which one you want? Jump straight to it by clicking the quick link below.

In-Home Short Story Backyard Mini Park or Beach Newborn Day In The Life Investment Family Portrait

In-Home Short Story Sessions

In-Home Sessions are my specialty. Seriously, doesn't staying home sound so amazing? No running late because of a lost shoe or planning your session around naptime. Your home is the foundation of your family. It’s where it all began and continues to grow. There are no limits when it comes to capturing memories here.

These sessions are about capturing the milestones where they truly happen and the in-between moments we overlook. It's allowing you to be in front of the camera and a part of your memories. A quiet afternoon with your spouse will become a crazy adventure following your toddler from room to room. A swing set in the backyard will turn into their first car in the driveway. Let's capture all of these moments now to keep as memories for a lifetime.

I am never in any of the family photos that I take, because I am always behind the camera. It was precious to see pictures of my husband and I having those real moments interacting with our children. It’s something that I have never been able to capture in the past.
— Corey G.

Backyard Mini Sessions

These sessions give you a taste of the world that is Family Documentary Photography. For those of you who may be worried about an In-Home Session, let’s start in the backyard so you can see what it’s all about. I promise I won't even set foot inside your home. For those of you who are worried about being “boring” during your session, don’t be. There is always something exciting happening, even if it's just your everyday fun out your backdoor!


Park or Beach Sessions

In-Home Sessions are not for everyone, so why not venture off to your favorite park or beach? These sessions are perfect for capturing some epic childhood memories. A one hour session will seem like minutes because time flies when you’re having fun! You’ll get to embrace the fun with your family. You won’t have to worry if the kids won’t stand still or have to go shopping for matching outfits for that perfect family photo. Let your Littles show off their personalities! Enjoy running around with them or snuggling with your spouse while they play. It’s all about enjoying the moment and there is nothing more perfect than that.

Kortney’s method of being the fly on the wall worked beautifully. Not only do I have pictures of our daughter being her adventurous, loving, brave self, I have a photo story to remind us of how much fun life is with our two year old.
— Rachel M.

Fresh 48 and In-Home Newborn Sessions

You are in awe. You have this feeling of excitement and wonderment. You just brought this beautiful baby into the world. Life has changed for the better and a new journey has begun.

Fresh 48 Sessions capture the beautiful first moments of your new baby's life. These sessions occur at the place of delivery within the first 48 hours. Your baby will be changing so fast, even within their first few hours after birth. Dad's first diaper change, mom's happy tears, wrinkly fingers and toes, nursing, meeting siblings and family members, or just gazing at the perfection of your new bundle of joy. Let's make certain these moments are saved before they disappear.

In-Home Newborn Sessions occur within the first 2 weeks of birth. These sessions are all about what life is like after you walk with your baby for the first time through the threshold of your front door. They capture those first mom experiences or the multitasking skills of a pro mama of 4. When your baby is grown and they ask “What was I like when I was a baby?” you’ll be able to not only tell them, but show them.

Precious new life - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Hospital bands - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Daddy's new love - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Small eyelashes - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Having a newborn can be so stressful and exhausting in those first few weeks. It was easy to just relax and let things happen the way they would on any normal day. I was amazed by what came out of just a typical morning.
— Corey G.

Day In The Life Sessions

We all know that life moves at a rapid pace. We talk about where the time has gone or how our children could be so grown. Time is something that you will never get back. Capturing an entire day of your life (or even a half day) as it is right now will only become more valuable. Enjoy the company of loved ones, appreciate all of the tiny details, and preserve your life during this moment. You will love to see all of the changes in your family's routine through the years!

I'm going to get you! - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Laundry helper - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Hanging on the stairs - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography
Dress up - Crown Point, IN Storytelling Photography


So what do you get when you book a session?

  • You get an excuse to slow down and embrace the little moments in your life. Whether it’s a Short Story Session or Full Day In The Life, enjoy doing your favorite things with the ones you love. 

  • Each image is carefully selected and artistically edited prior to your viewing.

  • Includes the edited digital files in low resolution with print release, great for online sharing and small prints. High resolution files can be added at an additional cost.

  • A video slideshow* of your images set to music, uploaded online to share with family and friends.

  • A password protected online gallery with digital download and direct print ordering.

  • Sessions begin at $99.00

  • Payment plans available.

  • For more information, contact me or click the banner to download the Session Pricing Guide

*A video slideshow is not available for Backyard Mini Sessions or Park and Beach Sessions.

I can’t wait to do this again! I want to have these types of pictures filling my house so my children and I can better cherish and remember their childhood.
— Jene L.

Wondering about a Family Portrait?

A beautiful family portrait is extremely important.

But what makes one of these portraits even more beautiful is when the family comes together all on their own.

Somehow, with each session, it's like magic happens.

LOVE pulls them all towards each other for that perfect family portrait.

Documentary Photography gives each image such a deep story, so even though posing doesn't typically come along with the territory, I’m always certain that there will be a moment that just naturally happens so we can capture that PERFECT FAMILY PORTRAIT.

My favorite moment happened at the end. All 6 of us (2 dogs included) piled on the couch for one last picture. Kortney had all 6 of us so at ease we all chilled long enough to sit still and take a picture with cheesy goofy smiles plastered on our faces. That, indeed, is quite the miracle. That is why that moment frozen in time is my absolute favorite picture. Thanks Kortney (miracle worker)!
— Melissa M.