See details & sign up

Limited Edition Christmas tree farm Sessions are here!


Remember the moments that matter the most - your family's real life

You're busy. The house is a mess. But it's all so beautiful.


You found me before I'm ready! (How embarrassing.) 

I'm currently offering documentary family photography, but have not yet gotten this page together.

Please reach out to me directly so I can share some sample galleries with you & we can chat about all the details!


“Kelly was great to work with! She made the whole process easy - from signing up for a session, to signing the contract, to the day of. I always feel at ease when she is photographing our family. Even when our two-year-old is running around wild during the session, she still manages to get photos that feel like ‘us’.”

- Sarah & Colin

The Details

Documentary family photography, simplified

2 hours of photo coverage of your everyday life

60+ storytelling & documentary images as printable digital files

4x6" print of each image, or $400 artwork credit toward heirloom photo album or other artwork investment

Documentary family session preparation guide

Shareable online viewing gallery & slideshow

Home delivery of finished artwork

Personal touch-points (consultation, session planning, photo reveal & ordering session)

And all the behind-the-scenes work like professional photo editing and artwork design, preparation, & ordering!

Our experience together is inclusive of the photo session itself and selection of heirloom artwork & digitals to enjoy your photos. The documentary family session creative fee of $850 includes:

Ultimately, the overall investment for your photography experience & family heirlooms will depend on the artwork you choose to relive these memories for years in the future. Full pricing details will be shared during your complimentary consultation.


My mama-to-mama


to you

We are going to let your kids be KIDS! Let them play. Give them hugs and play games together. Maybe get a special treat after our session, which will just be icing on the cake because they already had fun getting photos taken. I'll be there to capture the fun, to show you how beautiful your family is when you play & laugh together, and to provide heirloom-quality artwork in print so that you'll be able to enjoy your photos in your home easily and often and connect with your family members by sharing photos with them, too. Can you imagine that? This doesn't have to add stress to your life. Let's go have some fun and capture these moments with your kids.


the Light Creative experience








photo reveal
& ordering



I’ll assist you along each step of the process so you and your family are confident in your wardrobe choices, feel calm & have fun during our session, and receive heirloom artwork that fits your specific needs in a seamless way.

Learn More

how to take better photos of your kids with your phone

Get 5+ tips for the best ways to document the daily moments you want to remember with your kids using your smartphone.

Interested in a photo experience that documents your family in every season of the year?


frequently asked questions


What if my little one or older kids aren’t well behaved during the session? 

I know we always want our little ones to be on their best behavior, but I want you to let ME worry about your kids during the session. You get a break for once! 

Please do your best to keep smiling and remain calm, and your kids will often feed off your energy. Our sessions aren’t about bribery or manipulation to get the photos we want - they’re about having fun, rolling with the punches, and making the most out of the energy your kids have! That goes for family sessions and newborn sessions alike.

As a former K-12 educator and a mama myself, I’m well-versed in connecting with kiddos of all ages and incorporating little activities to bring out their amazing personalities. We’ll often change poses/types of interactions if a child isn’t into it so we can keep it playful and get great images that reflect this time in your lives beautifully.

Can I get digital files along with the heirloom artwork? 

I believe that my job isn’t done until I’ve provided you with a finished product so that you can quickly and easily enjoy your photos in your home.

Because of this, my primary goal for our experience together is to create beautiful heirloom artwork that you’ll be able to enjoy in your home soon after our session and one day pass on to your kids. Those tangible artwork pieces are what we focus on first! I also know how important it is to be able to use your photos online & share them with friends & family that way, so digital files are included when you reach a certain artwork order amount. We’ll chat about details during our consultation, but don’t hesitate to ask for clarification beforehand if you’d like. I want to make sure you can enjoy these moments for years to come.

That being said, some digital files are included with the New Life Collection! Please see details here.

When will we get to see the photos?

Our photo reveal & ordering appointment will typically take place 1-2 weeks after the session. This is when you get to see the photo proofs for the first time, and I’ll walk you through choosing your favorite images and putting together your order so that all you have to do afterward is excitedly wait for artwork delivery day! 

Artwork will be hand-delivered to you within 2-6 weeks of this appointment, depending on the amount of design work needed and current turnaround times with my professional printing lab.

Is Light Creative LGBTQ+ friendly? 

Absolutely! I welcome people of all different backgrounds - sexual orientation and gender identity included. Please know that I value you, honor you, and love you exactly as you are.

Let’s capture your family so you can cherish these joy-filled moments forever.