Family photography should never be stressful! For every session, my main goal is always to make the experience playful, fun and stress-free! I’m a mother myself so I understand some kids don’t want to stand still and that nobody likes forced smiles. I fully believe in letting them be themselves and interacting with them. Being silly and working with what they're doing, not trying to force them to do something else or have someone yelling at them. Let them dig in the dirt, be free and run around, chase a butterfly or collect flowers for mom. Working with your kids, not against them, is key. We pick locations that have lots of room for them to run (safely) and we choose locations with things to keep their little fingers busy. I love turning “directing” into interaction. Between getting comfortable, playing, laughing and picking flowers or leaves with me and your family, I’ll get the perfect photos that encompass your family as they are.
Your session will also be as stress-free as possible. From outfits to location, I take care of everything for your family. No need to shop or stress about figuring out what matches, what will look good or where to find it. That’s part of my job!
i'm here to guide you every step of the way
I'LL BE YOUR
Every session comes with access to my hand-picked collection of items for you and your family. We choose a color palette together and talk about your style, then I'm off to create your wardrobe. I will send you what I've put together for your review. After that, we have one try on meeting to ensure everything fits everyone. Of course, you are welcome to wear something of your own if you prefer but I will be here every step of the way to assist you in preparing your perfect session outfits. *I do not provide mens clothes.
curated just for you!
Submit an inquiry in the “contact” tab to let me know the type of session you're looking for. From there, we will discuss session details and you will gain immediate access to my full pricing guide. Please let me know what your vision is and let's make it happen!
After we choose a date, location and time that work for you I will send you a booking link. Through this booking link you will pay your retainer, sign your contract and lock in your session details. After this you will officially be on my books! You will then have my email and phone number if you have any questions or need to contact me for any reason.
After booking, I will send out a questionnaire to get to know you and your family. This also will help me know exactly what you’re envisioning, what your children's likes, and dislikes are plus anything else you want me to know.
This is also the part where we start to work on your outfits for the entire family. I will ask you to send me your desired color palette and any photos you have for a sample. From there, I will start working to curate outfits for your entire family from my client closet. When your outfits are done, I will send it over to you for approval. Once approved we will meet once for a try on. A try on not only assures that everything looks and fits properly, but it gives everyone a chance to meet the photographer prior to the session. That usually makes kids feel a lot more comfortable come session day. Then we're all set there! *I do not provide men's clothes.
You’re booked, have the perfect outfits and its session day! You don't need to worry about if your baby will behave, if your toddler will listen, if your bigger kids will smile or what in the world you're going to do with your hands. I will guide you and your family so we can capture candid moments, smiles, laughs and your family immersed in love. And I might make your kids burn a littler energy while we’re there, too!
Please remember this:
the perfect photo is not always the one where everyone is looking or smiling right at the camera - your photos are SO much more than that. You’ll probably end up loving every single one. We want personalities to shine through and to see the love of your family.
Make sure your littles are rested and have full bellies - it makes a ton of difference!
Our party is coming to an end… Your viewing gallery is delivered up to 15 business days after our session.
This is where you will review your finished images and choose the ones you love so much that you just have to have them. You will also choose the package that fits your needs best. After choosing, you’ll let me know you're finished and then will be able download your images within 48 hours - that’s it! Mission complete!
investments start at $650
To secure your session, a retainer and signed contract are required. The retainer covers the time, talent and dedication of your photographer. This also covers access to the client closet, custom color palette creation and styling. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately.
jodi & Family
"We did a fall session with Alison and our pictures turned out perfect! She was so friendly and easy to work with. Our youngest who is one didn't really want to cooperate but she was still able to capture so many wonderful images. We had a very hard time choosing which photos to get! We will definitely be using her in the future."
brianna & FAMILY
"Absolutely loved Alison. She was quick, patient and easy to work with. She was also great with our kiddo!! Every photo was amazing! Highly recommend!"
north royalton, ohio
sarah & FAMILY
"I highly recommend Christella Photography. Alison is an extremely talented photographer, great at communicating and so easy to work with. She made my family and I feel comfortable during our session and seamlessly directed us to ensure we got beautiful, fun-loving photos. I especially love her attention to details of the little moments you may not always notice. The combination of detailed images and group family images are perfect for photo gallery walls, and I cannot wait to hang ours! I am so glad we got to capture our kids at this fun stage in life and will definitely use Alison again for our photography needs."
north royalton, ohio
kristin & FAMILY
"My family and I felt so at ease, our pictures felt natural and the location she suggested was absolutely beautiful! We loved every single one of our images and highly recommend Alison to others!"
bonnie park, ohio
audrey & FAMILY
"I was very impressed with Alison's photography skills. It was very hard for me to narrow it down to my favorite photos! Alison is very sweet and great with children. She is also prompt and was very quick at getting the photos uploaded and edited as well! Definitely recommend and would love to book another session sometime in the future!"
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