How I approach familiy photoraphy

Style + Philosophy

Photography is more than just pretty faces and coordinated poses…it is about people. And people are more than just what you see on the outside, which is why my photography seeks to capture so much more. Personality, emotions, quirks, memories…

Whether you live in Dallas, McKinney, or in your parents basement…when I start shooting it isn’t time to put on the straight jacket, straighten your posture, and give me that toothy smile like your grandma wanted to see. We are going to have fun and be real. That is the only way to truly capture your personality. The focused face of your little boy when he is concentrated on a task, the sparkle in your girls eyes when she hears how beautiful she is in her dress, the look in your fiancée’s eyes when she dreams of her wedding day, the laughter as the newlyweds get down on the dance floor, the sweet innocence of your newborn, the anticipation of having a baby…

My style seeks to truly reflect those I am shooting. So what a casual observer might call a good picture, the bride in tears can barely put into words how she feels. This is the goal…to capture moments in time that will not be forgotten…to capture the heart of who people are.

A few images from the archives


Getting ready for family photos

The Process

Ready to get those family pictures taken? Great! There is something so special about preserving those memories of your life during this season of your life…however crazy it might be. To get your session scheduled, just send me an email and we will find a time that works for both of us. From there we will begin planning what type of location you are wanting – some people want something in nature while others are looking for something a little more rustic or urban. Whatever it is, we can find it. I have even had families do some sessions at some of my favorite Dallas wedding venues where I have done wedding photography. Some of our favorite spots are Downtown McKinney, downtown Frisco, and old abandon railroad in Allen, White Rock Lake, and some smaller parks in Highland park & Dallas. But every year we are adding more and more locations to our list as our clients come up with new & creative ideas.

Now for the hardest part: what to wear. Here is a little post I did that might help: What to Wear to a Portrait Session

Outdoor Session
  • 60 minute session at location of your choice
  • 30+ edited digitals with reprint release
  • Time & travel included
  • 15 minute session
  • 10 digitals with reprint release
  • Option to purchase more digitals
  • Offered on select days/times during year
Farmhouse Session
  • 30 minute session at The Farmhouse McKinney
  • 15+ fully edited digitals with reprint release

*all prices subject to 8.25% state sales tax



(will be updated as dates are official)

February 10 :: #StandForLifeMinis

April 7 :: 2017 Bluebonnet Mini Sessions

Summer Fun Minis :: June

Fall Minis :: October/November