A visual inheritance

As a creative photographer I really love documentary family photography. It tells the honest story of your family. With this style of photography you get to be you. No need to deep clean your home, wear matching clothing, pretend that your family is something it’s not. You really just go about your day. Every family thinks that they are boring, and they are all wrong. The best moments to capture are the little moments that show how you love each other.

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creating TANGIBLE memories

I really believe that my job is not done until you are holding some sort of tangible prints in your hands. In the past year I became worried about all of the photos that I have created and haven’t been printed. Sometimes we rely on our smartphones, and computers to hold our memories. But, they wont last forever. So take the pressure off of you, and have me print your images.


what to expect

We have a consultation. We can meet at my home studio, or have a telephone chat. I want to be sure that you understand how a session runs.

Let me know if you want to book a session. You don’t have to make a decision on the spot. Discuss it with your spouse and let me know if you want to move forward.

You’ll sign a contract and pay the retainer to hold your date. I’ll send you this online, and it must be paid to hold the date, and I will not move forward until the contract is signed.

Let your kids be themselves. Just let the kids know that a friend is coming over to hang out with the family. They will love seeing the photos in the end.

I will show up in comfy clothing. I might be crawling all over the place, but I will be working hard and need to be comfortable.

Real moments are awesome. Bath time, nap time, feeding, time outs, playing outside.

I’ll work on editing your images asap. They are usually done withing 2-3 weeks.

You’ll see your images at the viewing/ordering session. I like to see how families react to the images I created. It’s also easier to help clients order the products in person. This session is scheduled at the shoot and takes place at my home studio, or if we need to schedule a skype session we can. At this session you will place your order.

Reviews and referrals are important. Google reviews and referrals help families find me, and it’s a great way to support my small business.

Don’t forget to book again! Kids grow up fast, and I can’t wait to photograph you again.

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suggested activities

  • building a snowman

  • playing in the sprinklers

  • cooking hot dogs or marshmallows over the fire

  • glacier flight tour

  • sidewalk chalk

  • going to a local festival

  • pinwheels

  • farm work / homesteading

  • bikes

  • Christmas tree trimming

  • a day in Talkeetna or Girdwood

  • gardening and harvesting vegetables

  • taking care of farm animals

  • dipnetting

  • reading books with the Grandparents

  • breastfeeding baby / bottle feeding baby

  • bubbles

  • foraging plants and berries

  • visiting the family cabin

  • finger painting

  • make your own PB&J

  • playing at the lake

  • fishing

  • bathing the baby

  • cookie decorating

  • gingerbread house making

  • Easter egg dying

  • apple picking

  • visiting the fair

  • sledding

Day In the life: home sweet chaos

Hourly Coverage for Newborn, Baby, Family Sessions

These sessions are a great way to get moments of a part of your day that you always wanted to have photographed. Think about what you enjoy doing with your family and do that. The activities that you would do on a regular day together. These sessions are meant to be low stress and you having fun as a family. Just FYI, these are not portrait sessions. They are documentary in style, and because of that I do not direct or guide. The only thing I may do is ask you to move to better light, or open a window if the location is too dark for me to do my job. If you are interested in also having portrait taken, please let me know and we can also get those done.



2 Hours - $400

4 Hours - $800

Full Day Coverage 8 Hours - $1600


My shooting time, slideshow to view, viewing/ordering session.

All prints, digital files, albums are purchased separately.


  1. STORYBOOK COLLECTION: 1100, 10X10 Coffee Table book includes 20 images, custom designed by Christal.

    Upgrades: Each additional picture 25

  2. HEIRLOOM COLLECTION: 1500, 10X10 Leather or Linen, includes 20 images, Embossed with Family Name, Luxury Album custom designed by Christal

    Upgrades: Each additional picture 50

  3. THE DIGITAL COLLECTION: 2000, the entire gallery of fully edited, high resolution, digital files and a print release for personal use.


    Buy an Album Collection + Digital Files and get a 500 Discount.

*If you invest 2500 or more in prints/products, the entire collection of digital files are gifted.

Fine Art Prints: These are fine art prints that are guaranteed that they wont fade or yellow. Prints come with the option of being mounted or unmounted.

  • 850 - Xtra Large 24x36

  • 650 - Large 20x30

  • 450 - Medium 16x24

  • 350 - Small 12x18 / 11x14

  • 150 - Gift Print 8x10/8x12

  • 100 - Gift Print 5x7

Fine Art Canvas Gallery Wraps: Beautifully crafted, and ready to hang on your wall.

  • 1000 - Extra Large 30x40

  • 900 - Big 24x36

  • 700 - Large 20x30

  • 550 - Medium 16x24

  • 400 - Small 11x14


*Session fees are included in the above price

Two 2 hour sessions booked within 4 months of one another - Fresh 48 + baby, newborn + baby.

Full gallery of high resolution digital files to download

2-11x14 Fine Art Prints

Value of over $4000

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