Family portraits add imagery to your family history. Give me an hour and I’ll give you an adventure with stunning photos that show your family's personality. Every family has a colorful story. I’d love to tell yours.
All the smiles you see on these faces are REAL! My goal for family sessions is to make sure everyone in your family leaves the shoot feeling like they had a great time. And they always do!
I’m incredibly patient and know how to get every single person laughing from the wild toddler to the dad who would rather be doing ANYTHING else. Don’t worry - I can get him to laugh, too.
Our time together will be laidback and FUN. I'll guide you to pose naturally (and you'll still look like you stepped out of the pages of a magazine). I’ll encourage you to interact candidly and authentically so that your portraits show your family just as they are.
"Can’t say enough about Jessamy. She did a fantastic job making “dreaded” family photos into an enjoyable experience. She is warm, detailed, and a joy to work with. She listened and addressed my concerns. Would highly recommend her and looking forward to using her again!"
"She did a fantastic job making 'dreaded' family photos into an enjoyable experience."
“Jessamy was instrumental in helping me figure out outfits for my family (she even went virtual shopping with me, something that I absolutely LOVED) & calmed my nerves. Jessamy was by far the most interactive photographer we have ever had (from beginning to end) and I look forward to working w/her again in the future! I highly recommend Jessamy to anyone looking to have beautiful photos done!”
“She's not only very professional in what she does, but she has fun along the way!”
“When your husband enjoys a photography session - you know your photographer is someone special! The photos speak for themselves, but what you don’t see is the incredible effort by Jessamy to make sure the weather, setting, clothing is perfect. Nothing is left to chance and she brings out the unique personality of each person. Highly recommend!”
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We chat! You’ll receive a questionnaire where you can tell me about your family and share all the little details that help me get to know you better.
Time to plan! Once your session is booked, you’ll receive the official JLP Style Guide for outfit inspiration. We'll have a personal styling consultation to offer any tips for planning outfits for the family and to answer any styling question you might have!
Next, we shoot! You're at the location we decided on, looking gorgeous in your stylish outfits. I'll guide everyone into natural poses that make you look like models. Above all, I'm going to keep everyone engaged and having a great time. (promise)
Your images are ready! You’ll have new family photos waiting for you in an online gallery that you can share with friends and family. No hidden fees or minimum purchases. Everything in your gallery is yours.
Great question! I won’t leave you hanging on this one - promise! Helping choose outfits is one of my favorite parts of the whole process. I'll suggest outfits that are cohesive and make everyone look good.
Bottom line - it’s all about YOUR style.
What do you recommend wearing for the shoot?
Every JLP family receives an official style guide, and it covers the WHOLE family. In your guide, you'll find tons of tips on how to pick out the perfect outfits and accessories (including a link to a Season-specific Pinterest Board for style inspo), and more.
What’s the JLP Style Guide?
Ahh the Pacific Northwest! To be honest, I never worry about the forecast until a couple of hours before the scheduled session. I ask you to be flexible on the day of your scheduled shoot. We usually confirm the time either the night before or the morning of, based on the weather and the scheduled sunset.
I’m basically a weather-expert!
What happens if it rains?
After years of working with families, I've learned what creates amazing portraits and an unforgettable experience. I offer two packages, one that includes 60 minutes, 1 outfit and 1 location, and another that includes 90 minutes, 1-2 outfits and 1 location. I don't believe I can tell a family's story in a 15 or 20 minute 'mini session'... and I'm in no rush...
Do you offer smaller packages?
I want to make you feel GORGEOUS and CONFIDENT. And what family doesn't want to feel magazine-worthy, even for a little bit?
Sharing your images is SO EASY. You'll have access to an online gallery where you can easily download, share, and print your high resolution files. Additional images will be available for purchase. No minimum purchase.
Your session is custom designed just for you and includes 1 location, 20 images and 1 outfit change. Studio sessions available.
*Extended sessions available