Family photos, films, and remembrance photography

Based in Massachusetts | Available for travel internationally

Family photos, films, and remembrance photography

Based in New England
Available for travel internationally



This is more than your typical photo session

THIS IS YOUR LEGACY OF LOVE


When your children look back at this time in your lives, do you want them to reflect on the time you got stressed out trying to get everyone dressed and on their best behavior for a Pinterest-worthy photo session? Or do you want them to see the value of connection, love, and life stories found in ordinary moments?

Looking back, it’s the little things you will miss most.


This is more than your typical photo session

THIS IS YOUR LEGACY OF LOVE


When your children look back at this time in your lives, do you want them to reflect on the time you got stressed out trying to get everyone dressed and on their best behavior for a Pinterest-worthy photo session? Or do you want them to see the value of connection, love, and life stories found in ordinary moments?

Looking back, it’s the little things you will miss most.


HOW IT WORKS

Every package is customized to fit your needs.
Collections start at $500


Memories
YOU CAN HOLD

We hand-selected products that grow with your family over time. From wall art collages, to autoplay film flipbooks and matted prints that can be assembled into an album, these products work well for chronicling baby’s first year, milestone moments, or annual family photos.

Memories
YOU CAN HOLD

We hand-selected products that grow with your family over time. From wall art collages, to autoplay film flipbooks and matted prints that can be assembled into an album, these products work well for chronicling baby’s first year, milestone moments, or annual family photos.



Remembrance Photography

Helping families facing terminal illness or loss heal though stories.

4 sessions per year, by donation

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I can’t be there for every milestone, every journey, every accomplishment.

I want to help you preserve the memories you capture every day. Imperfect Joy DIY tutorials are an introduction to the art of storytelling through the lens of any camera, even your phone.

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I can’t be there for every milestone, every journey, every accomplishment.

I want to help you preserve the memories you capture every day. Imperfect Joy DIY tutorials are an introduction to the art of storytelling through the lens of any camera, even your phone.

Sign up and I’ll send a link to your inbox to access the DIY tutorials for FREE!

COVID Safety Procedures

We provide easy rescheduling if anyone shows covid symptoms. We will practice social distancing, sanitize hands prior to every session, and your photographer will wear a mask.

AND your session takes place outside or in your home for a safe environment.

COVID
Safety Procedures

We provide easy rescheduling if anyone shows covid symptoms. We will practice social distancing, sanitize hands prior to every session, and your photographer will wear a mask.

AND your session takes place outside or in your home for a safe environment.


Looking back, it’s the little things you will miss most.

The sound of their voice, the feeling of their embrace, the silly things they do every day. It’s the things you think you will never forget, yet somehow time steals the clarity of your memories. Imperfect Joy encapsulates the essence of your family. It is the closest you can get to reliving your most precious memories.

Imperfect Joy preserves your most precious memories through family filmmaking. A story told through YOUR perspective structures memories that reflect what you want to remember most about all of the ages and stages of life. There is beauty in everyday moments, even with all of life’s imperfections. I don’t want to change anything about who you are. We let life unfold and I hone in on the details that help you remember what your family’s love feels like.

Frequently Asked Questions

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I like to leave plenty of time, about 2-3 hours, so you and your family are free to just be yourselves without the worry of a time constraint.

For any credit you put toward products prior to your session you will receive a 10% discount. The remaining balance is due at your Reveal & Ordering Appointment.

My favorite place for Family Stories is in your home. It can also be fun to plan an activity – visit the aquarium, go to a beach, or take trip to the playground. We will decide on a rough outline for the day at your customization appointment.

Yes. Sometimes there is more to our children than a photograph can capture. The way they move, dance, sing and giggle. The way a newborn flails and yawns like their head is opening to sing an opera. It’s like photographs, only better. You do not have to decide until your Reveal if you want to purchase it but you will have a hard time leaving it behind!

I’ll be sneaking in 10-second clips throughout your session. One father told me at the Reveal that he didn’t even know I was recording most of the time.

The best “props” are items that will be part of your family activities or that hold a lot of meaning to your family, so I do not bring props with me. Bubbles, puzzles, a handmade blanket. Don’t overthink it and keep things simple.

If you are comfortable in them, absolutely. If glare or reflections will bother you, call your optometrist and arrange to borrow a pair of empty frames similar to yours, or have the lenses removed from your frames. Most opticians will help you at no charge, but make sure you give them plenty of notice. Avoid transitions lenses. We want to see your eyes!

Whether you hire a pro or do it yourself, try not to change your typical routine too much. You may have heard that you need to wear more in order for it to “show up” but that isn’t the case. You want your finished images to look like you! A little more mascara and lip is all you might want to change. Avoid any shimmery powder or eye shadow.

We will come up with a rain plan at your customization appointment so there are no surprises the day of your session. It is helpful to leave flexibility in your schedule for the day in case we need to rearrange timing.

Everything in your home is part of your story. Dust and dirt are unlikely to distract from your interactions. With young children, toys strewn about are a part of daily life. Finishing the never-ending pile of dishes is only important if you want to take pictures in your kitchen. Do what you can but do not stress about being perfect.

At your in-person Reveal we will use specialized software to compare your images and make decisions easier. You will receive an online galleries for proofing and downloading your purchased images so you can get your products as soon as possible after your session.

If you are struggling to make a decision at the Reveal, we can set up a second appointment with a $200 deposit that will be applied to your order.

I love behind the scenes photos. Feel free take a few snaps with your phone while I’m working with the kids. It is best to keep phone usage brief so it doesn’t become a distraction.

I recommend that you download your images and film to a hard drive and cloud drive for accessibility and security. I will archive your purchased images as well. With the nature of digital content, I cannot guarantee that I will have your files forever. The best way to preserve your memories is with printed products.

You will receive an online gallery with the images you purchased within two weeks of the Reveal. Prints and wall art will be delivered within 3 weeks of final proof approval and albums are delivered within 6 weeks.

I will be snapping away and taking short film clips throughout your session. The final number of pictures varies with the length of the session and type of activities. You will end up with a gallery of 60-100 images to choose from.

A quick and easy traditional portrait session.

✓ 15-minute session
✓ 10+ downloadable portraits with print release
✓ Head-swapping for one portrait included at no extra charge (We will magically and painlessly get everyone looking at the camera!)
✓ Private webpage
✓ Private mobile app
✓ Select dates & locations
✓ Limited availability

Complete package only $150

A bite-sized session, perfect for capturing memories throughout the year.

✓ 1 Hour Session
✓ 20+ downloadable photos
✓ Print release
✓ Mini film (about 1 minute in length)
✓ Private webpage
✓ Private mobile app
✓ Story Exploration & Preservation Plan
✓ Available for locations within 90 minutes of 01010

Complete package $850