Storytelling Sessions

Go beyond portraits and capture your family just as they are.

This documentary approach is definitely different than the traditional portraits in the park session. I won’t tell you what to wear. I won’t tell you where to stand. I won’t ask you to say cheese. We’ll come up with an activity to do during our session, but other than that my job is to observe and document your family doing what they do best – laughing and loving each other!

Storytelling sessions are about 2 hours in length, to properly capture the story of what makes your family special. The focus of these sessions will be candid, unposed, documentary portraiture. We can take a few posed family images, if desired, but the bulk of my time will be spent observing you and capturing you just as you are.

Storytelling Session – $200
2 hours of candid photo coverage
video montage for social media

*session fee covers time during the session, print and digital collections are available after the session, with options starting at $300. Most Storytelling clients prefer to purchase a physical album, with album prices starting at $600.


I want to build my storytelling session portfolio and build brand ambassadors (aka a hype squad!) I’m looking for a fun family or couple to participate in a completely complimentary storytelling session. 


What I’m looking for:

  • Fun ideas – pitch me your dream session. Make it unique and something very personal to your family! Does your family celebrate a unique holiday or have any really fun spring/summer traditions? A sport that’s a big part of your life? Or something simple like making pancakes on Saturday mornings? I want to capture that kind of stuff!
  • A brand partner – winners must be willing to be my cheerleaders. This includes social media shares, tags, etc.
  • I’m looking for a variety of family structures – single parents, couples with no kids, parents of 6+ kids, parents with toddlers, parents with older kids, same sex parents, every ethnicity and color – all are welcome to apply!!
  • TO APPLY – fill out this form!


Storytelling Session FAQ’s:

  • How is this different from a normal session in the park? Well, for starters, documentary photography a true to life experience. It’s low stress, low prep. I’ll follow your family around through their everyday, observing and capturing them just as they are. It’s an intimate look at your family, a slice of life.
  • What will we do during the session? That’s up to you. We’ll discuss a few easy activities we can plan for our session, to keep things moving. Making breakfast, a day at the park, a trip for ice cream, bath time with the little ones, etc. These are all great concepts to explore!
  • What should we wear? Don’t worry about matching the perfect coordinated ensemble. Wear your normal clothes! However, it is sometimes helpful to avoid writing on clothing, or colors that look garish (neon, for example does not photograph well.)
  • My house is – tiny, messy, dark, cluttered, insert word here. It’s ok. You can pick up if you want, or not. I’m really no one to judge. I’ll bring along lighting equipment to use if absolutely necessary, however I usually embrace low light situations.
  • I mean really, I don’t want to be at home. We don’t have to be actually in your home for these sessions. We can plan activities that take us out and about if you prefer!
  • It’s my kid’s birthday/bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah/dance recital/etc. Can you take pictures? Definitely! These occasions are perfect for a storytelling session! If you want more than two hours of coverage, just let me know and we’ll create a custom collection for you.