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I believe every photograph should feel like a memory. I have a fresh take on what I want the portrait experience to be like for your family. At some point I started to wonder what would happen if we took away the bribes and forced smiles. What would happen if we rebelled against the norm and removed the stress from family photos? It’s a lot of pressure when someone tells you to “act natural” in front of the camera! I simply ask that you come as you are and let me be your creative director. When we find a way to make the experience something to enjoy, we get honest expressions and real memories that last forever. 

Studio photos with a documentary feel.

I especially love the one of me breastfeeding Daisy in the chair. I will treasure that forever.  "You really captured Georgie's spirit - so free. And Pearlie's sincerity. And Daisy's newness. "

"I love the way you see our family through your lens. "

real reviews from my past clients

We don’t make a photograph just with a camera, we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved. – Ansel Adams

They drop their guard and let you in a little. Bring your kids in for a shoot where they can wear whatever they want and be whoever they want to be.  Individual sessions start at $350 and last about 30 minutes. Sibling rates are available. Ages 7+

If you give kids the space to be who they are, it creates an atmosphere where something real happens.

come as you are

a twist on tradional portraits

Studio sessions are simple and always delivered in black and white. I make things as easy as possible. I will give you direction and ask you to interact with each other, snuggling, hugging, laughing, playing. I will capture the wild and the quiet moments and everything in between. Sessions start at $350 and last about 45 minutes.

My take on the traditional studio portrait. You won't be asked to stand still and I won't force you to smile pretty.

in the studio

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You can keep things as real as you want at home. I will spend a few hours just hanging out, capturing whatever is going on and we can even capture some lightly posed shots too if you would like. These sessions are honest and relaxed and only require that you're there doing your thing. 

Documenting families is my passion and the best place to do that is in the comfort of your own home.

home sessions

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wondering how it all works?

frequently asked questions

where will my family photography session take place?

I am currently booking sessions in my beautiful private studio in downtown Mesa. The studio has bright natural light and a clean minimal feel. COMING SOON I will be offering in home sessions to families all over Arizona. Jump on the mailing list to stay up to date!

What do we wear for our studio session?

I strongly believe kids should be able to wear what they want to my individual portrait sessions. My ultimate goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere where they can let their guard down and just hang out with me while taking photos.  It is so important that the get some control over what is happening and a great way to do this is to let them choose what they will wear. When you book your session I will send you info on my philosophy to help make this happen in the easiest way possible. 

What is a Portrait experience session like?

I try to make things as comfortable as possible. When you arrive I will chat with you for a bit and we can talk about different shots we might take. I can show you some samples of what the end results will look like and I'll show you poses and direct you so that you don't feel awkward or silly. We will be chatting throughout the shoot and I love to have music playing during the session so please let me know if you have any special requests!

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- Cara Johnson

"Pamela had music playing and let the kids, and parents, be ourselves. I fell in love with every picture she took "

- Taylor Henderson

"She tailored a personalized nutrition plan to my exact needs and now I have the relationship with myself and food that I've always dreamed of. "

- Raelyn Mitchel

"Not only have a lost weight and feel healthier than ever, I enjoy cooking and food again! Brooklyn's attention to detail is unmatched."

ready to schedule your family's shoot?

I would love to spends some time with your family