Taking family pictures must be a pleasure for everyone involved. I want you, your husband and your children to look forward to spending time together. This must be a fun, family outing and not a chore for Mom. This sounds like crazy talk, but reading the kind words of past clients (now friends), you can see this is possible. But how will we do it?
The most important thing is to be prepared and not stress. After booking the session, I’ll share a very detailed styling guide. This will help you and the crew to look your best and covers a few tips to making sure no one can wait for the big day. We’ll pick a great location and can also have a conversation to address anything not covered in the style guide.
And then? Then you meet me in-person to have some… FUN! During our time together, I’ll constantly provide direction and affirmation to keep us moving along. We’ll crack a few jokes, whisper sweet nothings and burst out in laughter. Depending on the size of your family, everyone will not be in front of the lens all of the time. We’ll take enough natural breaks and pauses to accommodate for life happening. Time will pass faster than you think, because everyone is having a blast. Our time together will end and… you will not have to wait ages for your memories.
I’ll send a preview as soon as possible to get social media buzzing. Within two weeks, you’ll receive an online gallery of proof images to select your images from. Don’t be surprised if you think to yourself: “How and when did she capture all of these memories of my family smiling!” Once we know which images you want, the final product will be available within two weeks. When your family enjoy looking through these images, they may just ask: “ Can we do this again?”
Marele is the best photographer around. She has a way with kids that has even my crazies look fabulous. We have used her for family shoots three years in a row and I have referred anyone who would listen to her. Highly recommended. And much loved.
Even my crazies look fabulous.
I am so glad we found Marele. What an amazing photographer! She was able to capture the sweetest lifestyle photographs of our family. We have three young children and she was so patient and knew just what to say/do to make it a fun experience for all. We received our final edited images quickly and professionally. We plan to use her year after year and hope you do also!
What an amazing photographer!
Marele is an amazing photographer. She does a wonderful job finding beautiful scenery for the our photos, while still making sure that focus is on our family. She is so patient with our little ones as they try to escape from taking a picture. She made them smile and laugh and captured so many happy moments for our family. Her photos are clean, clear, and crisp. She always surprises me with how many amazing shots she gets in a short amount of time. I highly recommend Marele!!
she Captured so many happy moments for our family.
We finally got around to getting family photos & were SO happy we did! Marele was so flexible with the weather forecast. When the rain finally stopped, we had a fabulous experience. Marele is so open and warm- it felt like we were with a family friend. She was excellent at getting the kids to relax and look their best. She has such a great eye. The photos are beautiful..it was hard to choose our favorites! She will definitely be a fixture in our life for any events we need captured.
it felt like we were with a family friend
I was very happy with her services. Our photos were top notch! I have an almost 2 year old who was grumpy at the beginning of the shoot. I thought we weren't going to get a good photo but Marele who has kids of her own was extremely patient with her and towards the end we got some really awesome shots. It was obvious to me from the beginning that she is good with kids which is a plus for anyone needing family photography. Marele was also extremely prompt and quick with her delivery.
Marele has been one of the best photographers I've worked with!
Sessions cover all direct family members (mom, dad, children and pets). Additional adults can be included up until a maximum of 6. Over and above the maximum of 6, additional people can be included for $50 per person.
This depends on how many quality images I was able to capture, but proof galleries are between 60 and 80 images
Additional images can be purchased at $25 an image or the complete gallery for a full session can be purchased for $450 extra. This would then be a total of $1,100 for a full session and all images (around 100)