You & Your Family Are Unlike Any Other
so why are you settling for boring family photos like everyone else??
IT'S TIME TO START LIVING IN THE MOMENT.
As ironic as it is for a family photographer to be saying this - It's time for us ALL to stop focusing on being picture-perfect.
Why? Because life is full of beautifully messy moments and it's time to start embracing them.
Think about it like this: Whether it's 5 months, 5 years, or 50 years from now, when you and your family look back at the images from our time together, do you want to be reminded of forced smiles and stiff poses, or how fun it was to play games and a funny joke/gesture that made everyone laugh so hard they snorted?
I mean, I know which one I would prefer...
That's why I'm the west virginia family photographer for you - just focus on the moments that matter most + leave me to capture them in a beautiful and artistic fashion.
I'm a family photographer in west Virginia whosE goal is to make getting family photos done a fun experience for everyone! I WILL CAREFULLY CRAFT A PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE THAT'S UNIQUE TO YOU AS A FAMILY.
"What's The Difference Between A Portrait And A Lifestyle Session?"
Great question friend, here's a breakdown of the two:
- Genuine Moments: Capture real essence naturally.
- Casual Vibes: Comfortable attire, not super matchy-matchy.
- Natural Flow: Minimal posing, focus is more on authentic expressions.
- Prompted Realness: Photographer guides for genuine shots.
- Observational Style: Unfold moments organically.
- Flexible Locations: Indoors or outdoor spots, generally meaningful.
- Candid Comfort: Ideal for relaxed, genuine photos. Perfect for camera-shy individuals.
Lifestyle sessions embrace your desires. Lifestyle sessions focus on capturing real-life moments and interactions, allowing subjects to be themselves. They're versatile and can take place in familiar environments, providing a relaxed and authentic photography experience. Highlight daily antics, talents, hobbies, passions, and more – it's your life showcased uniquely.
Traditional Portrait Session
- Classic Portraits: Timeless, formal portraits.
- Coordinated Outfits: Matching attire for polished look.
- Posing and Direction: Photographer guides for composed appearance.
- Studio or Set: Controlled environment, studio or set.
- Structured Approach: Planned shots and compositions.
- Special Occasions: Popular for graduations, family portraits, & headshots.
Traditional portrait sessions focus on creating well-composed, formal portraits with attention to details like clothing coordination and posing direction. They provide a structured experience and are often used for special occasions and professional purposes.
EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHILD
A Few Ideas For A Fun & More Personal Family Photo Experience
- Play Your Tune: Bring your instrument or a Bluetooth speaker for serenades and dance parties.
- Stay In: Stay in and enjoy baking, forts, and pillow fights.
- Personal Touch: From gaming to movies, tailor the experience to you.
- Sentimental Journeys: Revisit coffee shops, first meetings, or family homes.
- Spontaneous Thrills: Explore nature, new cities, or interesting events – and craft lasting memories along the way.
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
Whether you book a session to celebrate an anniversary, special occasion, holiday, or just because - I'll illustrate this chapter of your lives while also creating an atmosphere that feels more like a fun family outing than a photoshoot.
As a storyteller, learning your family's story is essential.
From the first message to gallery delivery, meticulous planning ensures success.
I'll send a questionnaire to understand expectations and get to know your family better.
Basic details, but also deeper insights: time spent together, individual descriptions, long-term feelings.
Comfort matters: getting wet/dirty, doing any lifting or carrying, any disabilities one may have – all considered for a smooth session.
CELEBRATE YOUR MILESTONES
Life's most cherished moments deserve to be preserved.
With my family photography services, we'll document every step of your family's journey.
From the joy of welcoming a new member to celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and all the beautiful moments in between, my goal is to encapsulate your unique story.
I understand the significance of these milestones and am dedicated to crafting images that you'll treasure for years to come.
Let me help you create a visual narrative of your family's growth, love, and happiness.
Reviews/Love Notes from Previous Clients
"Aireal took my family’s lifestyle photos after my second daughter was born. She was so great with our toddler and newborn and the pictures turned out wonderful! She made the whole process very relaxed and comfortable! Couldn’t recommend her more!"
- The Strong Family
A Newborn Lifestyle Session
"Aireal is one of the best photographers I have had the privilege of working with. She is very professional, but is ALWAYS ready to make you laugh to capture the best picture! She is so different from other stiff photographers I've worked with previously. You can see this in her attitude and the quality of work she does. I definitely recommend her for any event you have or just family pictures!"
- Emma Martin
West Virginia University Senior
You deserve the absolute best.
In order to ensure my clients are getting the absolute best experience I can provide, I take on a limited amount of sessions each year.
Fill out this contact form and I will be in touch soon to confirm you're still interested and begin the booking processes.
After we've finalized the details, you'll just sign your contract, pay your retainer, fill out a questionnaire, and begin (not so) patiently counting down the days until your session arrives!