“The days go by with so many little things that don’t seem to matter
until they’re no longer there & suddenly, they’re all that ever mattered.”
– Brian Andreas

What is a Storytelling Session?

A Storytelling Session tells your story with photographs & video. We will chat about your story ahead of time. Your session is custom to your wants & needs. They can take place anywhere, but often in your own home. By capturing real moments, true interactions & incorporating the audio of giggles & sweet voices, I will help you to pass on your family’s legacy. See an example of a full Storytelling Session HERE.

What is a Moving Portrait?

Moving Portraits can commemorate an age, milestone, or just capture a time in someone’s life. Only one person is featured in a moving portrait. It can be a child, a grandparent, the sky is the limit. These can take place outside, or anywhere you see fit. Imagine an interview with your preschooler, documenting their funny answers to life’s questions. Imagine your daughter running through wildflowers, your son jumping around a park dressed up like Superman, or your grandmother in her home with the focus on her beauty & her heirlooms that she keeps close by. These are affordable enough for you to do them yearly for your children. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a moving picture with audio worth? See an example of a Moving Portrait HERE.

Will this take place in my house?  It’s a mess!

If we choose your house as the location, please know that I use lenses that do not “see” any dirt, dust, etc.  The backgrounds are blurred. There is very little you need to do to prepare!  I will send my Style Guide to help you know what to expect & how to prepare.   In addition, you will always be given a private link to approve your video prior to my sharing with others.  That way if anything makes you uncomfortable, we can take it out.  But this is solely for peace of mind.  I promise you will fall in love with my work & the way this season of your life is captured!

What will we do?

Most of all, I want you to do what your family loves to do together when there is no schedule.  I can turn even just sitting around cuddling into a fantastic Family Film.  I will, however, communicate with you prior with ideas & suggestions that make great stories such as baking cookies, playing with a favored toy (Lego anyone), playing outside, swinging, reading, cuddling, arts & crafts, cooking or eating together…or all of the above.  We will do whatever it is your family enjoys.  Want to see examples of Family Films from families of all types?  Check them out HERE.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, I do. Ask me about paying in installments.

How do I book?

Email me! We will discuss your needs for storytelling photogragphy & video. I will send you an online form that tells me more about your style & who I will be photographing. This is how I begin to formulate a plan for your session. If we are holding the session in your home, you will also receive a link to my Style Guide to help you know how to prepare. A $100 retainer as well as the form are required in order to book. emilykarenphotography@gmail.com

I can’t wait to meet you & your sweet family!

Serving CO, KS, TX, & NV.  Emily is a baby & family photographer specializing in storytelling photography & family films.