Your Four Seasons – Family Photography in Ann Arbor, Michigan

I’m super excited to announce a totally unique experience and addition to my documentary family photography services called: Your Four Seasons!

It’s pretty common to get your family photos taken once a year and, typically, families often choose to get posed portraits in a pretty park or on a bridge and call it good. We already know that my family photography sessions are nothing like that, right? They’re full of candid and genuine, real-life pictures that help families remember exactly what life was like in that particular season. These photos are so valuable and create a legacy for literally decades to come.

Detail shot of toddler boy stands up after bath and waits to be dried offToddler boy watches TV while the sunset shines through the window beside him

So what if we took it one step further? What if, instead of just one session a year, we captured your family once every season for an entire year? < Mind blown! >

But seriously, picture this: you have a baby on the way, she’s due in the steaming hot month of July. You already have a toddler who will rock out being a big brother. We do our first session when you bring your newborn home from the hospital and I photograph your new family of four together in the nursery, in the living room, and even in the sweltering heat outside. Suddenly it’s October and there are pumpkins everywhere, and your newborn isn’t so little anymore. She’s starting to take in the world around her, and the four of you go to Three Cedars Farm in Northville, where your toddler rejoices over donuts and cider and the petting zoo. Then the holidays roll in with the snow and the season is full of firsts all over again, especially for your little girl who’s probably sitting up on her own and trying to figure out how to crawl. Finally, where once there was that blanket of snow and January felt like it still hadn’t ended after 100 days, there is now green grass and blooming flowers and your face feels warm in the sun again.

Then your newborn little girl is one year old, and we make sure to document that too.

Toddler girl takes a sip of fruit with her mom's helpYoung girl plays dress up and plays with her necklaces at her desk

Of course, this is only one example. There are so many possibilities, because even if you only ever have one little one, it’s that much more important to choose a documentary family photography package like this, so you have the opportunity to remember exactly what this one year looked like for them and for you.

So here’s a little bit about the package itself:

  • You can have 4 sessions at 2 hours each, or 4 sessions at 6 hours each.
  • The 2 hour option is $800 and includes the 4 sessions, photo editing, a 2-3 minute film for each session and a $200 credit toward any album, collage wall art or keepsake box to be provided after the first two sessions and/or ordered at the end of the year. You will also receive an online gallery of up to 100 artist-choice images when the full year is completed.
  • The 6 hour option is $1600 and includes everything listed in the 2 hour option, as well as all digital files on a USB drive with keepsake box to be provided at the end of the year (with an online gallery provided after each session).
  • For the 2 hour option50% non-refundable retainer is due upon booking, with incremental payments to be made prior to each session.
  • For the 6 hour option20% non-refundable retainer is due upon booking, with incremental payments to be made prior to each session.
  • For every client who pays the full amount at booking, there will be 10% discounted from the full amount as well as an extra $100 credit to any album, collage wall art or keepsake box.
  • For any family who begins their year with a newborn (fewer than 4 weeks old), I will include a free 1 hour photography session for their first birthday. Likewise, for any family who books both a Fresh 48 hospital session and a Your Four Seasons package, you will receive a $100 credit toward the Fresh 48 session.

 

Okay! That about sums it up. I am REALLY excited about these new documentary photography sessions, and creating legacies for your families. If you’re interested in booking, fill out my contact form or call me! 734.730.3099.

A young boy captured in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter

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