Bellingham Family Photography
My style of family photography is to capture real moments that document your family interacting with each other and being yourselves. I believe that ten, twenty, thirty, or more years from now these “lifestyle” photos will be loved more than ones that simply show what you all looked like. These photos will document personality. I also believe it's important to have traditional family portraits, so I capture both kinds of images during every full family portrait session.
Full Family Sessions last up to 1.5 hours in places that are meaningful to your family (at home, a favorite park, etc.). Another great option is to document your family in a favorite activity - like a trip to the beach, apple picking, or cutting down a Christmas tree. Let's capture your family as you really are and document your personalities in this particular moment.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
MODERN DAY STORYTELLING
Day in the Life sessions are extended lifestyle sessions that document a partial or full day in your family's life. You go about your normal routine (or plan a special day) and I'll document it from start to finish. Each day is full of special moments that define who you are as a family, and they can be the most important parts of your lives - but sometimes they go unnoticed. I'll capture each of these little moments and create a photo essay that tells the story of your family as you are in a single moment of time. It's family photography designed to create images that are as truly meaningful as possible.CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS A DAY IN THE LIFE SESSIONS
"I have to tell you I gasped for joy from one the portrait shots you got of Ellery, my oldest, because it was such a beautiful photo of her. She gets all cheesy around cameras and it’s such a challenge to get a genuine smile captured in a photo. Thank you! Also, to my surprise, my father-in-law who showed great excitement about seeing these photos.
Thanks again. You captured some beautiful memories for us."
"Jake is one of the most gifted photographers I have seen. Our newborn just started smiling in his sleep and it was such a fleeting, precious moment that needed to be captured like lightning. Jake managed to capture that lightning so we could share it with the world. He was able to make every situation appear as natural as possible."
"We had a great time with Jake, and he was wonderful and patient with our 11-month-old son. I appreciated the preparation (he went to the location to scout the day before the shoot), and the beautiful, sharp colors he captured in the photos."