Your weekly schedule is... all over the place.

You’re navigating childcare, meals, work, kids’ activities, & more. The moments you get to actually spend together as a family and relax are few & far between. 

At the same time, family is everything. The connection & love you share, the giggles, the hugs, and even the tears… You belong to each other. 

You try to savor each moment with your family & document the little moments & big moments alike, but your phone photos don’t quite capture the true essence of who your family is. You don’t get those honest expressions that you know & love when you ask your kids to smile for a picture, and - where are you?

I get it, and I’m here for you! Let’s get you some natural family photos in a way that is easy, stress-free, and (honestly) very fun.


Document joyful moments of togetherness

”Kelly was approachable, flexible and did everything she could to make our experience with her a positive one. Our session went great, and we were so excited when we saw the end results! Her photos captured our family in ways both planned and unplanned, and we are very grateful to have had her help to preserve those moments.”

- Ellen & Will

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 on 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.


My mama-to-mama


to you

This isn’t your standard sit-and-smile-at-the-camera photo session. We are going to let your kids be KIDS! Let them run & explore. Give them big ol’ bear hugs and play games together. Natural interactions lead to honest photos that encapsulate the true essence of your family & the love that you all share. Everyone comes away from the session saying, “That was actually fun!” and then we take it a step further to get you prints & other keepsakes so you’re not left wondering when to find the time to do that on your own. Isn’t that great? This doesn’t have to add stress to your life. Let’s go have some fun and capture joyful moments with your kiddos.


the Light Creative experience






portrait session


photo reveal
& ordering



I’ll be with you each step of the way so you and your family are confident in your wardrobe choices, feel calm & have fun during our session, and receive heirloom artwork to help you document these beautiful, simple moments.

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”Kelly was super great to work with as a family with two young kids. She was accommodating and understanding in terms of appointment dates and times, and the session went so smoothly. She had great tips on outfit coordinating and she was very helpful after the session to help us pick out what would be our best options as far as prints and downloadable files. I would absolutely recommend Kelly and her business to anyone looking for memories that will last a lifetime!”

- Brandi & Alex

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frequently asked questions


When will we get to see the photos?

Our photo reveal & ordering appointment will typically take place 1 week after the session. This is when you get to see the photo proofs for the first time, and we’ll review your ordering options & make sure all your questions are answered! If you need some more time to make final decisions about what photos or artwork to order, your order will be due 1 week after that so I can start getting everything ready for you.

A downloadable online gallery will be shared soon after ordering. 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.

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.

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.

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 the magic of your family's everyday rhythms