taking pictures in a family or couple's home inspires me more than any mountaintop, beach, or grassy field. don't get me wrong, i'm not going to turn a shoot down at any of those places either, but the heart and story in every corner of a home isn't really matchable in terms of meaning anywhere else. i'm not just talking about the beautiful homes like the one pictured here. please don't think that. i'm talking about houses like mine. messy, but lived in. small, a little cramped, but with pockets of light so magical they never get old. and yes yes yes, i'll take the pretty houses too if ya got em. ;) i'm traveling to a lot of cities this year to teach my workshop, and its my mission to get into as many of your homes as i can to document the stories i find there. i've held off on announcing this list of locations simply because i'm hesitant to be out of my own home so much, but when my kids are with their dad, this is what i do---i steal away into unfamiliar houses where i can feel the raw love of a family even if its not mine. :) the best part is that i get to give that experience back to you in pictures so that you can feel the beauty that isn't always obvious to us humans as we go about our day to day.
here is the list of cities and dates where i will be accepting sessions (families and couples!) in 2015
• los angeles jan 26-27
• tampa jan 29,30
• washington d.c. april 8-11 (almost completely booked)
• st. louis may 5-6
• austin may 8
• pittsburgh may 18
• nyc may 22-23
• madison july 10-11
• ann arbor july 14-15
• portland sep 11-12
• san francisco oct 9-10
• denver oct 21-23
how about an image break before we go over all the pricing information? okay? okay.
(these images were taken at my yan fam way workshop in seattle last year. the lovely and incredibly talented heather perera hosted the workshop in her home and rounded up the equally lovely and equally talented (its hard to believe, i know) katy tuttle to model with her family at home. i am forever grateful).
i've done this whole, traveling photographer thing for a few years now and have learned some heart smashing, bank account terrifying lessons along the way. but i think i've finally settled into a system that not only works for my business sense and mama heart, but also works to honor my beloved clients and give them a bit of a deal where i can. so without further ado, here is all the info you need to decide whether or not you want to book a session with me this year: