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Investment and Experience


Session Information

I do my best to customize your session to suit your individual needs. Whether that means a morning session for a newborn or toddler, or an evening session to accommodate the entire family, I will work with you to get it just right. I provide suggestions on session time and location in order to deliver the best photos and product.

I spend between 15-20 hours from scheduling through delivery to ensure that the experience is a positive one and photos delivered are up to the standards I’ve set for my business. I do use Photoshop when editing your session, however it is used to enhance light and color only.

All of my sessions are lifestyle/documentary in nature. What does this mean?! This means I photograph and capture your family as they are now and each personality within the family. I will always get 2-5 posed family photos, however once those are finished we will let lose, play games, get wet, blow bubbles, have a picnic, etc. Before the session I will ask you to complete a questionnaire that will help to guide our time together. I will also ask  you to bring favorites (toys, stuffed animals, etc.) in addition to games, snacks and anything fun. This helps to show true, heartfelt interactions and is where my heart lies as a photographer. I will be guiding you along the way, but want these photos to represent YOUR family at this moment.


Simple Family Session – $250


You will receive a session at the location decided on between you and I,  lasting approximately 45 minutes.  I will have photos edited and saved to a custom thumb drive in about 7-12 days. Your session will also
include an app with your photos to show friends/family.

Your photos are presented digitally on a thumb drive. You will receive 10 photos, including files sized for sharing on social media.

Deluxe Family Session – $300


You will receive a session lasting approximately 60-90 minutes at an agreed upon location. This session can include up to 2 locations within 20 minutes of one another and wardrobe changes.

Photos will again be edited and saved to a custom thumb drive within 7-12 days, along with a photo app for sharing. You will receive 25 digital images, including files sized for sharing on social media.

Premiere Family Session – $375


This session includes everything listed in the Deluxe Family Session, as well as a press printed hardcover book of photos from your session to display.

Newborn Family Session – $375


My newborn sessions are also lifestyle and documentary style sessions that include not only the newborn, but the entire family. These will take place in your home and last from 1-2.5 hours. Just like a family session, I want to capture your family getting to know the newest member along with individual photos of your newborn.

This session includes 25 digital images on a custom thumb drive, a press printed hardcover book and your choice of pose in an 11 X 14 professional print.

All packages require a signed contract, model release and a $50 non refundable deposit due at the time of booking. Along with your digital files, you will receive a print release from me for future printing.

Additional digital files and prints can be purchased following the session. Each additional digital file can be purchased for $10.00.


  • Bev SoI will be in Okinawa this weekend mar 5-8. Would you have time for a family photo session? We have a one year old boy. ThanksReplyCancel

    • ChristaHi Bev,

      I would love to, but we no longer live in Okinawa. We are currently stationed in Germany.

      Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sumera Q.I am interested in a photo session in October!ReplyCancel

  • Emily culpepperHello!
    I’m very interested in getting our family photos taken. We live in stuttgart, Kelley barracks. Our desire is outdoor location that reminds us of our time here in Germany.
    Thank you for your help and can’t wait to hear back from you!

    • ChristaHi Emily,

      At this time my fall weekend sessions I had open are completely booked. I’m happy to accommodate your family on a weeknight, however, I know that is difficult with work and activities. If it is something that will work for you let me know and we’ll get something scheduled for you!


      • Emily CulpepperThank you for your quick response!
        We are available during weekdays. What does your Monday 2, 9 October look like?
        Please tell me what days and times are best for you and I will gladly arrange my family and schedule!
        Thank you again,

        • ChristaThat sounds great! I’m going to email you regarding those 2 dates and other details so it’s not out here in the “public” on the comments.ReplyCancel

  • Jaimie SpareHi there. I am interested in a newborn family session. I am due March 5th. My mother-in-law will also be in town for the birth; would she be able to join the session?
    Thank you!

    • ChristaHi Jaimie,

      Thank you so much for getting in touch with me for photos! I’m going to email you so we can discuss further!

      Thank you,

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