Family Sessions

Family Photography, Western Slope Colorado to Moab, Utah

Family photo sessions  are fun,  enjoy each others company for an hour or two while I take your photos in a location of your choice. Wether you are hosting  a family reunion, event or just wanting to update the family album I will be happy to take pictures for you in a natural, bright and  joyful style. 

 My style of photography is  created by finding good natural light  to create  soft natural flattering images.  I like to be outside in a natural setting such as a local  park, garden,  National Park or Monument. The two hours before sunset is the best time to take photographs  as the sun is lower in the sky and during the summer months not as hot as during the day.

 

Family photographer, Adventure sessions in Moab, Utah

 Moab, Utah is an amazing area  for a family photo session or an elopement wedding. The desert red rocks make for a fantastic backdrop for family portraits, couples engagement photos and intimate elopement weddings.  I have visited the area  many times photographing Arches national Park and Canyonlands. I love the scenery and vast open space where you can wander and get away from it all. 

 The best time for a photo session in Moab  is the two hours before sunset in Arches National Park or sunrise at Dead Horse Point. There are  many other locations in the  area as well but these  are the most popular locations. I am wiling to travel anywhere.  

 I like to think of a photo session as an adventure as I take you on a walking trail while taking a variety of photos to create a fun album of memories  for you to enjoy for years to come.

Family session at Dead Horse Point

My favorite place is Dead Horse Point in Canyonlands. The horseshoe river bend and canyon landscape makes for an amazing backdrop for couples, families. engagement sessions, proposals and elopement weddings. The best time of day to shoot here is sunrise or early morning if you want a clear view of the river bend like in this family picture. This particular morning we had unexpected snow and it was freezing but so worth get up early for as the dusting of snow made it picture perfect. Don’t worry about weather, I prefer clouds over blue skies as it will  add  interest to the photos.  

My photo sessions are more of an adventure than just stand and pose. Although I like to get the group facing the camera and smile posed shots I will take you around to a variety of locations and take fun photo’s while you enjoy the views.

First we choose a location, Arches National Park is my favourite choice for young kids because where I take you there are no steep cliff drop offs. Dead Horse Point makes a fantastic backdrop for couples and families with older kids who like adventure. In Arches I like to start at Turret Arch, Double Arch and then head to an overlook that gives a wide open view of the park. To get to Turret Arch there is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot that climbs up rock steps to the base. At Dead Horse Point I know of several great spots along the rim that are off the beaten trail but walking distance from car park is short.

Don’t worry about this, during our session I will guide you on posing. I do like to pose in a way that flatters the body and will make it as fun as possible getting creative with my camera to give you interesting photos. I work well with children ( I used to teach kids to snowboard – I got this!) and I am open to your creative ideas as well.

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Elopement wedding at The Red Earth Venue, Moab

Will you travel to other areas?

Yes! I live in the Grand Junction area on the Colorado western slope so I travel from there. Just let me know where you would like a photo session. Moab is a popular place so I go there quite often but there are many other beautiful locations in this part of the world.

After the session I will start editing right away and upload them to an online album that i will send you via an email link. Images will be full sized big enough to print into a poster and also a downloadable for sharing on the wed. I can also mail the images on a USB stick if you prefer that option. You will have full rights to do whatever you like with the images apart from selling them and making profit ( I do own the copyright).   I can  provide you with a signed form   for printing rights often requested in print shops if needed. Expect to start seeing images within 24 hours and completed album within 3-4 days.

 $500 for 1 -2 hour shoot anywhere in Moab area. This price also covers any style of  1-2 hr shoot including seniors, family reunion, graduation, maternity, couples.  Cost includes   shooting and editing time and all photos from the session ( I don’t set a limit of photos or charge extra ) For weddings, events and elopements contact me for pricing. 

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