Time flies. Live every day like it's your birthday. Let me take care of the rest.
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Family

Family

Time flies. Live every day like it’s your birthday.

Let me take care of the rest.

A documentary led, lifestyle inspired approach

 

family is not the only thing, but it is everything

When I photographed Lisa, Alden & kids, I was reminded that as time goes by, family is not the only thing, but it is everything.

 
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photography is a personal experience, not just taking a picture

Photography is more than taking a picture. It’s personal, meaningful, something to be enjoyed again & again.

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real moments make your family, your own

I capture things as they are, no studio, no lighting. Let’s keep it simple. Laid back. And real.

there is no better time

to embrace the absurdity than today

Life isn’t perfect and attempting to have a photo session can be a lesson in improv comedy hour. And that’s ok. You’ll never forget it.

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we should unleash the cuteness!

I will find the cuteness inside, the cuteness outside, the cuteness in between.

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it’s a time to reflect

Our time together is an opportunity look back, bask in the present, and a chance to look to the future.

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sometimes a step back is all that we need

There is beauty all around us. Enjoy the view.

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how you feel will shine through

How you feel before, during and after our time together is more important to me than the photos themselves. The rest will take care of itself.

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the best comfort is in your true self

I will not ask you to say cheese, but what I will do is allow for enough time for us to settle in, get comfortable and let time unfold naturally.

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we’re in this together

We'll kick things off over coffee and work together on a meaningful location.

I’ll organize behind the scenes & share a few tips beforehand. During our time together, you’ll spend time with those closest to you as I melt away into the background.

Simple. Fun. Memorable.

 
 
 

Session Flow &
The Experience

Easy, fun, memorable… and I won’t ask you to “say cheese” with my documentary led, lifestyle sprinkled approach.

Initial Contact, Scheduling & Booking

  • Once we have confirmed your session date and your booking fee has been received, I’ll provide you with a short questionnaire in order to get to know a little bit more about your family and better understand your goals for our time together

  • We can get together for a short meet-up so that the first time we meet isn’t the day of your session

Planning & Prep

  • We’ll work together to choose a meaningful location that’s not only great for photos, but is personal to you and your family

  • I will scout your location in advance and take what I’ve learned from your questionnaire and our meet-up to help us get the most of our time together

  • I’ll also share a few clothing & day of tips to help put your mind at ease beforehand

Your Session Day

  • Whichever package you choose, we will have a comfortable amount of time to settle in, enjoy the time & not worry about being rushed

  • My approach is documentary style, so I will focus on natural moments & interactions

  • While I will never ask you to “say cheese,” we’ll be sure to find opportunities to pair up different family members, as well as get photos of everyone together

Your Digital Gallery in 3 Weeks

  • You will receive a personal digital gallery of the best, fully processed images from your session
    in 3 weeks to make final selects

  • Depending on your chosen session, one can expect up to 30 - 50+ final images to select from

  • Along with special photo book & wall art packages, access to professional photo labs for high quality prints available upon request

 
 

 
 

INVESTMENT

Packages to fit your needs


starter package

$1,625.00

  • Planning & prep

  • 45 - 60 minute documentary style family photo session at your meaningful location

  • (24) final processed, high resolution digital images selected from your Full Gallery of images that make the final grade


core package

$2,250.00

  • Planning & prep

  • 60 - 90 minute documentary style family photo session at your meaningful location

  • Full Gallery (36+) final processed high resolution digital images that make the final grade


Day in the Life 4 hour Session

Starting at $4,995.00

  • Planning & prep

  • 4 hour documentary / lifestyle session

  • Full Gallery (50+) final processed high resolution digital images that make the final grade


Day in the Life 8 hour Session

Starting at $7,495.00

  • Planning & prep

  • 8 hour documentary / lifestyle session

  • Full Gallery (50+) final processed high resolution digital images that make the final grade


Custom Packages Available Upon REQUEST

Investment depending on scope

  • Got an idea? Reach out and let’s make it happen.

 
 

Starter and Core Packages include up to family of 5. Additional family member +$200pp. 20% Deposit upon booking and remainder due 48 hrs after session. Will travel, additional fees and expenses may apply. Rates & packages subject to change. Please reach out with any questions.

 
 

What they are saying…

"It’s one thing to feel the affection when you see a photo of your child. It’s a whole other thing to feel the depth of joy and the pangs of love when you see a photo that really touches on the soul and beauty of your child, their spirit and their innocents. You are able to create that, and it is such a gift." - Nadia

"Alvin has an uncanny ability to draw people out and capture these amazing, natural moments on film. The photos Alvin created for us were truly beautiful and distilled the very essence of this special time in our lives. Not only that, but Alvin made the entire experience incredibly fun (our 3 year old had a blast!). We couldn't have asked for a more positive overall experience." - Dave

“We have a 4 year old who is not a performer or ‘poser’ for pictures. Alvin manages to capture him in his element while looking natural and making the whole experience fun and enjoyable. He is conscientious, easy to work with and a magician with capturing spontaneous moments. His photos are beautiful works of art that we will treasure forever.” - Jenny

“Alvin brought fun ideas, spontaneity, positive energy and patience to our family shoot. He made it easy for us to have fun and look beautiful. A million times yes to Alvin!” - Brooke

 

Galleries

Redwood Paradise

Redwood Paradise

My name is Felix, but call me Kevin

My name is Felix, but call me Kevin

Magical Forest

Magical Forest

Before There Were Four

Before There Were Four

Climbing Trees

Climbing Trees

Campus Stroll

Campus Stroll

Kiddos


I will treat your photos as if they are my own

Time flies. Live every day like it’s your birthday.

Let me take care of the rest.