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STORY SESSIONS

I am SO excited to be launching this project, which is so unique, and so so close to my heart both as a mother and as a family photographer, and I cannot wait to work with you and your family! Let's document the beautiful messy life!

SPECIAL: THROUGH AUGUST 2018, ALL STORY SESSIONS ARE 25% OFF. SESSIONS MUST BE BOOKED BY 6/30/2018 AND SCHEDULED BEFORE 8/30/2018. FIRST TEN FAMILIES WHO BOOK A DOCUMENTARY PHOTO SESSION IN APRIL-AUGUST, WILL RECEIVE A COMPLEMENTARY 6” STORY ALBUM!


What is a Story Session?

5 years from now, when your children are grown, imagine having a collection of beautifully printed archival photographs that pull you straight back to the feeling of these days. Think an afternoon in your kitchen baking cookies, a morning at the beach flying kites and splashing in the water, or an intense session of Lego building.It could even just be the normal routines from your day. Whatever it is that makes your family yours.

Story Sessions are about capturing your family’s every day life, those little moments that you want to remember forever: morning pajama time, breakfast, hanging out, jumping on the bed, birthdays, milestones, playing, family games, whatever makes your family…your family!

 My documentary photography sessions go well beyond a typical portrait session. It is my intention to artfully capture your family as you actually are… to give you visual reminders of the love and beauty that is always present, even on the most imperfect of days.  

How do you know that documentary photography is right for you?

  • You value authenticity over perfection

  • You can laugh when your child spills orange juice all over your new carpet
  • your are sentimental
  • You value beautiful photography but would like to approach it in a more spontaneous way. You don’t have to worry about posing or smiling. You just get to do what you do best – being yourself and interact with those whom you love most. And let me capture the beauty and magic that unfolds.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about your session.

  • good morning (getting up, breakfast, time together)
  • typical Saturday afternoon (lunch or baking treats, playing together, storytime)
  • game night
  • all about art (creating crafts together with your children)
  • good night (eating/preparing dinner, bedtime routines)
  • Swimming
  • reading books
  • local festival or carnival
  • gymnastics class
  • playing in sprinklers
  • flying kites
  • Everything in between

A session fee retainer is required to book your session. Payment plans available for all sessions

SESSION FEE DETAILS

All inclusive sessions start at $975

Full Day Documentary Story Session

  • Travel to and from session
  • Eight to ten hours of shooting
  • Artisan edit of 100 images
  • Extended collection of 300 images
  • Slideshow to share with family and friends


 

 

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Half Day Story Session 

  • Travel to and from session
  • Five to six hours of shooting
  • Artisan edit of 100 images
  • Extended collection of 300 
  • images
  • Slideshow to share with family and friends


 

 

Morning Story Session 

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  • Travel to and from session
  • two to three hours of shooting
  • Artisan edit of 50 images
  • Extended Collection of 100 images
  • Slideshow to share with friends and family

 

Vacation/Story Session -

Whether you're renting a beach house in Nantucket, camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, or taking the kids to Disney World for the first time, I would love to join you and capture these once in a lifetime moments. 

  • Travel to and from session
  • Five to six hours of shooting
  • Artisan edit of 100 images
  • Extended collection of 300 
  • images
  • Slideshow to share with family and friends

Please contact us to discuss your adventure in detail. A travel fee is applied to locations more than thirty miles outside of Madison, Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS A STORY SESSION?

The name says it all: I'll be creating a documentary of your family's real life. Like a photojournalist who travels to the corners of the earth to photograph the cultures & customs they encounter, I’ll be your family historian for the day, documenting the routines, quirks, & traditions that make your family who they are.

Whether it's a simple day at home, a special event, or a trip to the beach, I’ll capture real moments as they unfold – no posing & no directing. I won't ask you to smile, I'll just ask you to be yourself so that I can capture real smiles (& laughter, & frowns, & tantrums). 

I want to get to the heart of who your family is, one photo at a time.

SO WHY ARE STORY SESSIONS SO EXPENSIVE

Because the costs of creating amazing pictures are really high. But why would you want to pay that kind of money for it? Because the costs of not doing it are even greater.

The value of family photography goes beyond the price, and it increases with time. I would go as far as saying that the pictures of my family and from my childhood, are THE MOST valuable non-living things in my house. Nothing else even comes close

WHY SHOULD WE PICK YOU?

That I can't answer for you, because like any relationship, ours will be a relationship. I'm going to be in your home, with you and the people closest to you. So more than anything, I want you to feel like I'm someone you think you'll really enjoy working with. A few people have been kind enough to say some really humbling things about working with me, so have a look if you like.

If I'm not your photographer, that's absolutely OK. I know a ton of local photographers, each with a different style and different price points, so if we aren't a match, say the word and I'll try to help you find someone who is. 


I need help figuring out what to plan! I feel like we don't do anything interesting.

We take care of this during the consultation. I have a questionnaire for you to fill out that gives me some insights into your family values and normal routines. From there, I’ll give some suggestions about what I think would make for a really awesome session. One thing to keep in mind, what we do isn’t that important. The activities we plan are largely used to facilitate interactions and genuine emotions.

 

 


Celebration Sessions

BIRTHDAY PARTIES & EVENTS

There are many aspects to planning a child’s party. The party pictures should become cherished memories for you, your family and your child. little voice photos brings a unique approach to your child’s party photos. Having little voice photos at the big event insures you are in the birthday pictures with the children instead of behind the lens. Long after the party, these will be your child’s memories as well as yours. Lisa will work with you to understand the facets of your event thus reducing the stress on you while creating priceless, high quality, photographic keepsakes, or participate yourself.

Please contact me for individual quotes for Prom, Sweet 16, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Birthday parties start from $675 for 2 hours. (250. session + 425. all hi res. images) 

Bat Mitzvahs start from $2000 .