A photo session should be more than snapping a few perfectly posed images for your Christmas card! My goal for every session is to only capture your family as they are. No fake, perfectly curated "say cheese" moments- only real, authentic emotions, smiles, laughs, and hugs. 

The goal is to create a gallery of real frozen moments that you can look back on, will trigger a tear of joy and make you say "oh my gosh, I remember when she use to do that!", "look at how tiny he was!" and "I miss those days..."

I believe in doing more than just showing up and taking your photos...

The first step is sometimes the hardest! I promise you, it'll be worth it. 

Fill out my contact form here with as much detail as possible. I will be in touch shortly with an availability calendar, invoice to pay your retainer and a digital Session Agreement to lock in your date.

simply fill out my contact form

get scheduled

Prep for Your Shoot

Following the receipt of your paid retainer and signed Session Agreement will be a few emails containing valuable information for planning your session, including:

-Session Questionnaire
-Session Prep Guide with Location Ideas as well as some styling suggestions

I'll send you everything needed for a successful session

the Big Day

This is the fun part! All the "work" of styling and planning has been done and now all that's left to do is show up, I will handle the rest.

the day has arrived and it's time to get those amazing photos you've been dreaming of!

Gallery Delivery

Within a few days I will send a sample set of 5 images for a quick peek. It's hard waiting for the whole gallery but hopefully this will serve as a nice buffer while you do!
You will receive a complete gallery from your session within 30 days, when they will be available for instant download to your computers and devices from a private online gallery. You will have access to this secure gallery for 1 whole year. 

I know you are dying to see those photos and it'll be worth the wait!

Print Ordering

Every image in your gallery is available to purchase prints of directly through your online album! With a quick click of a button you will have professional quality images headed for your front door. 

I offer a wide range of print products including Photographic Prints for framing, Albums, Canvases, Metal Prints, Wood Prints and more.

Want to get your favorites printed to display in your home? I got you, mama!






About My Process

the process

- mckensy g

"Each time it amazes me that Elaina captures the pictures she does! At our family picture session my daughter was not being the smiley baby you want in your family pictures but Elaina still caught them between cries! She is super sweet and easy to work with, she knows what she's doing and gives guidance for posing! I highly recommend her and can't wait to continue to have her catch all these wonderful memories for my little family!"

+30 Artistically Enhanced Digital Images
+Private Online Gallery for 1 Year
+Print Release



Family Session

Your Investment

+Mama Only
+30 Artistically Enhanced Digital Images
+Private Online Gallery for 1 Year
+Complimentary Styling Assistance
+Print Release



Maternity Session

I cherish those perfect in-between moments that are always missed in real life; I am an unposed and natural photographer that will always take full advantage of the light we are given. Sunflares and glowy light speak to me! 

My editing style is moody with deep black and shadows, bold color and special adjustments to enhance the present emotion.

This is simply a fallacy. 

We mothers tend to be ultra hard on ourselves when it comes to our appearance. The truth is, Mama's are gorgeous in all of our forms throughout our journey. I promise to use the angles that flatter your curves, help you select gorgeous clothing that will compliment your beauty and will hold your hand start to finish so you are completely comfortable and have a wonderful experience <3 

Kids will be kids and will always know when something is up.  When you're working with me though, sessions are always child led. Every emotion they are feeling is okay; stubborn, sad, shy, excited and energetic, tired, happy, loud.. its all just perfect. You have hired me to capture your family as they are in this chapter of their life!

I 100% guarantee I will get all the photos and you will receive a well rounded complete gallery. Smiles, laughs, cuddles, hugs, runs, spins, cries, scowls, and scruncy faced grins- all of it. 

There is only one thing you need to do: Let me handle it.
There isn't a single thing I want you to worry about during your session except arriving to our destination on time! Everything else, I got it. 

Our session together is going to be really relaxed, carefree and fun. I will direct your family as I need, we will chat like old friends and I will play games with your kids. There's going to be tons of baby snuggles and cuddles, butterfly kisses and tickles. This time is to be used for being in the moment with your family. I'll handle the rest!

Clothing for your session is important, but not the most important. 
I am always happy to help you style and select items for your session that will compliment your family, my photography and editing style. 
Most of my clients choose long flowy dresses and coordinating pieces with a boho/vintage look.

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Being a mother to my daughters has taught me the most about real life. It is the one reason Child and Family Photography is what I specialize in. My life as a mother has taught me to appreciate those moments of pure joy that often go unrecognized in the hustle and bustle of everyday chaos with kids. It's enabled me to see these moments within your family so I can capture the picture of that special bond that can only be seen from the outside. I feel so thankful already that you are considering me to document such special moments with those you love the most.

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