Candid, relaxed Austin family photography focused on capturing little moments and big personalities.


Families grow and change constantly. The days are long, but the years are short. Before you know it, that 18-inch newborn is now three feet tall, running around your feet. In a blink, a toddler is graduating high school, off to create their own adventures.

AUSTIN Family photography is so much more than Christmas card photos, it’s meant to document the in-between moments. 

If you look at my family photography, you’ll see pure fun. I let kids be kids, embrace the big personalities, and capture your family the way you are.

There are the good old days you will think of once the house goes quiet, and I would love to document all these precious moments for you. If it is a home lifestyle shoot to remember how your life looked and felt at this time or going to your favorite place and doing a shoot there, I would love to work with you to plan the custom shoot to capture your family perfectly.

Each age is beautiful and unique in its own way. 

Before you know it, you will be dropping your once little ones off at college and asking where the time went.

Childhood is made of messy hair, scraped knees, primary-colored pj’s, princess dresses, rain boots, belly laughs, and so many cuddles. Or you might be in the rolling eyes, too cool for you phase, but they secretly love that you give them hugs and check in on them.

“We get our family photos taken by Paige, and not only is she a literal angel for putting up with a rowdy toddler, but the pictures are beyond our expectations!”


Austin family photography sessions begin at $825. Please fill out the contact form below to receive more information about my offerings.



We only offer mini sessions once a year in the fall, timed for holiday card photos. Otherwise, our minimum session is 1-hour (trust me - it takes that long to get kids comfortable in front of the camera, and increases the likelihood of getting that winning “all looking at the camera” photo vs. a mini session.



I’ve been a photographer since 2012! I first focused solely on portraits (think senior photos!), then began working as a wedding photographer’s assistant and second photographer where I quickly fell in love with weddings. I shot my first wedding in 2014 and never looked back!I'm a San Francisco Bay Area & Austin, TX wedding photographer, here to make you feel like your best self while getting you down that aisle to your other half.

How long have you been a photographer?


Family photos and portraits are typically scheduled on weekdays. Our weekends are often dedicated to shooting weddings or spending precious time with our families. The most beautiful outdoor locations tend to be crowded on weekends, which may not be ideal for our purposes. To fully enjoy your session, consider taking a half day off work or scheduling an "appointment". We recommend scheduling your session asap, as our calendar fills up quickly. During peak seasons like spring and fall, we book anywhere from 4-12 weeks in advance. In the event of rain, we will work with you to find a new date that suits both of our schedules. If rescheduling isn't an option, we suggest booking an indoor location with good natural light as a backup plan.

What days to you offer family photos or portrait sessions?


Please note: Rescheduling is left to the discretion of the photographer, and will only be rescheduled if photography is unable to take place. We are unable to accommodate reschedules for weather preference - i.e. cold (unless below freezing), fog, wind, cloudiness, etc

We average 50-75 images per hour that we’re shooting. We deliver all photos taken except for duplicates, blinks, test shots, etc. We love delivering our client’s photos quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. We believe in freely sharing our work because that is what we would want if we were in your shoes! You will receive your photos within 2-3 weeks after the session! If you have a specific time constraints (like using your photos for holiday cards), make sure you schedule far enough in advance to comfortably order these + leave wiggle room in case we need to reschedule due to weather.

How many photos will I receive? How long will it take to get them?


I actually love it when our families ask us to photograph them in a location that means something special to them - whether that's a local spot or a destination elsewhere. It could be the place of your first date, your proposal, your wedding, or your go-to date night. We've traveled to over 8 states for destination engagement sessions. :) Should you opt for something more local, I will send you a list of location options to get a feel for what you like. I love trying out new locations, too! Travel of up to 30 minutes from 78744 is included.

Where will we shoot?


I’m happy to come to your house, but remember - bright natural light and neutral colors are key for good photos. This means your session might be at 1PM for the best light vs. at golden hour like a traditional outdoor session. Travel of up to 30 minutes from 78744 is included. If you love the look of “home” sessions, but your home isn’t a good fit, I can recommend some rental spaces that have a homey vibe that are available for photoshoots.

Can we shoot at our home?


If a mom will be in the photos, I recommend dressing mom first as women are usually the hardest to dress because of the number of options available to them and the need to flatter our bodies well. In a shoot without a mother-figure, whoever is the pickiest about what they where or how they look should find their outfit first. From there, I recommend dressing everyone else in coordinating (not matching) outfits in variations of the color palette represented in the “anchor outfit.” For the best look, we recommend wearing neutral colors that you like and feel comfortable in. Avoid black for children; navy is a great alternative. If you wear black as an adult, consider adding a necklace or accessory to break it up. Bright pink and red don't photograph well, but patterns with pink are fine if there are other colors too.  Dress comfortably; there's no need to dress up. Think of what you’d wear to a nice backyard party: something elevated, but comfortable that allows for movement. For women, flats work better than heels for action shots. If you prefer heels, consider bringing a second pair of shoes. Avoid hats with brims to prevent shadows on your face. If you're feeling body conscious, A-line dresses or clothing with sleeves work best; if needed, slightly baggy clothing is better than too-tight clothing.

What should we wear?


The next step is an invoice for your full session amount and contract (all completed online). When you’re ready to book, just email me! I'll send you everything needed to book via email, and you can reserve your date by signing your contract and paying your session fee online - we accept credit cards and digital checks.

How do we book you?




Are you ready for an exceptional experience?

Planning Your Family Session

Planning a family photo session in Austin is an exciting opportunity to capture cherished moments with your loved ones against the backdrop of this vibrant city. Whether you're hoping for a natural light studio session or running around one of the area's many parks, Austin offers a variety of stunning locations for your family photos. To ensure a successful and memorable photo session, follow these expert tips to prepare for your shoot. These tips will help you create beautiful and timeless family photos that you'll treasure for years to come.

Research photographers in Austin who specialize in family photography and whose style aligns with your vision. Look for reviews and examples of their work.

1. Choose the Right Photographer

Plan your session well in advance to secure your preferred date and time. Consider factors like the season, weather, and the ages of your children. Also consider bedtimes and how it aligns with sunset time in the season you’re hoping for.

2. Schedule Your Session

Austin offers a variety of picturesque locations for family photos. Choose a location that suits your family's personality and style - your photographer should have suggestions for this.

3. Select the Perfect Location

Always dress mom first (when applicable, of course!). Then move on to the rest of the family members. Coordinate outfits without being too matchy-matchy. Choose a color scheme and mix and match textures and patterns to add visual interest. Avoid logos or overly busy patterns that can be distracting.

4. Coordinate Outfits

Consider getting your hair and makeup done professionally for a polished look. Keep it natural and timeless to ensure your photos look great for years to come.

5. Hair and Makeup

For outside sessions, schedule your session during the golden hours, shortly after sunrise or before sunset, to take advantage of the soft, flattering light.

6. Timing is Everything

Talk to your children about the photo session beforehand to manage their expectations. Bring along snacks, toys, or activities to keep them entertained and cooperative.

7. Prepare Your Kids

 Family photo sessions are meant to capture your family's unique bond and personality. Relax, enjoy the moment, and let your love for each other shine through.

8. Relax and Have Fun

Some of the best photos happen when you least expect them. Be open to trying new poses or locations suggested by your photographer.

9. Be Open to Spontaneity

Bring along props or items that are meaningful to your family, such as a favorite toy, a family heirloom, or a beloved pet.

10. Incorporate Personal Touches

Austin weather can be unpredictable, so have a backup plan in case of rain or extreme heat. Consider indoor locations or rescheduling if necessary.

11. Stay Flexible

Once you've received your edited photos, consider ordering a professionally designed album through your photographer. An album is a timeless way to showcase your favorite family moments from the session. Your photographer can help you select the best photos and design a beautiful layout that tells your family's story. Displaying an album in your home allows you to relive those special moments and share them with family and friends for years to come.

12. Order an Album

Share your beautiful family photos with friends and family, and cherish the memories you've created in Austin for years to come.

13. Share and Enjoy

By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared for your family photo session in Austin and ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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