FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN RALEIGH, NC

Capturing your family’s joy-filled moments to create a lasting legacy

It’s true what they say, that the days are long but the years are short.

One second your little one is a newborn, and then you blink and they’re a teen.

Between school drop-offs, snack time, work, and activities, your children grow up right before your very eyes.

You try to savor every moment with them and document it all, but your phone photos don’t quite capture the true essence of your family, and it feels impossible trying to find the time to actually order prints and artwork for your home in order to enjoy the photos you do cherish most.

I get it, and I’m here for you! Let’s get you some natural family photos & artwork in a way that is seamless, stress-free, and even fun.

LET'S CAPTURE YOUR FAMILY

“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

Lifestyle family photography with ease & fun

Lifestyle family photo session up to 1 hour

20 digital images + print release

4x6" print of each image, or $200 artwork credit toward heirloom photo album or other artwork investment

Family session preparation guide & wardrobe guide

Shareable online gallery, slideshow, & mobile app

Personal touch-points (consultation, wardrobe planning, photo reveal & ordering session, home delivery of finished artwork)

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

Our experience together includes the photo session itself & receiving images both digitally and as printed artwork. Your investment of $650 includes: 

The overall investment for your photography experience & family heirlooms may vary based the artwork you choose to relive these memories for years in the future. Full pricing details and artwork options will be shared during your complimentary consultation.

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My mama-to-mama

promise

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.

LET'S CHAT

the Light Creative experience

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Complimentary
Consultation

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session
planning

 three

portrait session

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photo reveal
& ordering

 five

artwork
delivery

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.

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frequently asked questions

FAQ

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.

Why do you include prints with the digitals?

I believe photos come alive when we hold them in our hands! 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 and one day pass them on to your kids. Our memories aren’t meant to live on a hard drive - they’re meant to be displayed around your home & bring joy daily. 

You get the best of both worlds here! You’re welcome to use your high-resolution digital files for any print needs on your own, and I’m here to help with any archival-quality heirloom artwork you may be interested in. We can chat about using your artwork credit toward albums, wall art, mounted prints, etc., or we can keep it simple by sticking with the included 4x6” premium prints.

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 chatting about any artwork you're interested in. Once your photo selections & potential artwork order are in place, I'll apply final edits to the selected images & will send your downloadable online gallery right away. 

Printed artwork will be delivered to you within 2-6 weeks of ordering, 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 celebrate you exactly as you are.

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

LET'S GET STARTED