Family collections

for remembering the big and small moments

ASK ABOUT The legacy club

Your littles won't stay little for long and your family legacy is important

Let me get a hell ya if...

The super posed family Christmas card just doesn't do it for you

You cherish each stage of your family's life

Raw moments with your people mean the world to you

You're tired of always being on the wrong side of the camera

Recently, I went through some old family photos my mom brought to my house to pass along the family's history. It was pretty incredible to see photos of late relatives dating back as far as the 1800s and to imagine what life was like for them. It was also really amazing for me to see how my grandfather looked so much like himself as a baby and how my mom and I looked almost identical as children. The every day snapshots that may not have even had any artistic intention at the time but for me, now, meant something beautiful for my family's documented history. This is part of what we leave behind.

Because you blink + it's gone

family collections
What kind of sessions are included in the
Starting Investment: $800 | Turnaround: 3 weeks

Day in the life


Family vacations

Adventure days

In-home sessions


Before we shoot, you can gather some inspiration of photos that you love the feeling of. This helps me see your vision and bring those elements into your photos in a way that feels authentic to you and to my style. I'll also send over a questionnaire to gather some extra details that will help me make the experience the best it can be for you!

Click the button that says "Apply Here" and fill out a quick inquiry form that let's me know about your ideas for family photos! I'll get the 1000 ft view and send you my price guide so you can get all the nitty gritty details to make an informed decision.

Once we know all the details, I'll send over a contract for you to sign and set up a payment plan for you. I require a 30% deposit at the time of booking - which you can pay through the contract link, venmo, or zelle. This reserves your date in my books!

My family collections are for new and expecting families, documenting a day in the life or a fun adventure that you can focus on living in the moment together and not snapping shots yourself. Regardless of what it is, we'll be sure to make it unique to your story. 

My collections are simplified so you can build your own custom package. This way, you get exactly what you want! Add-ons include things like rush turnaround, extra hours, and more.

How This Works

Go through the collections and frequently asked questions, then let's pick a time to hop on a quick Zoom call together. This way, we can go over everything you're envisioning, any questions you may have, and pick a time and place.


Is Right for you if...

Creating memories of your story is important to preserving your legacy

You don't mind showing off your personality

You don't mind getting close to your people and snuggling on camera

You value those in between moments and details

You're not going to get hyped when I deliver the photos

Focusing on the experience rather than THE perfect shot is more important

Details and textural shots aren't high on your priority list

You're looking for stiff poses and don't like candid moments

Is not for you if...

this collection

We live in Chicago but any chance we get to visit the Denver area, I make sure to schedule a photo shoot with Elise.She is a leader in her field. She captures genuine moments of our real family. She goes with the flow, shares her honest opinion, and truly becomes part of our family each time. She is wonderful with our young children and a joy to be around. We cherish and adore our time with her. The pictures we receive are the real bonus! The photos are a treasure that we will love forever.

Claire | family vacation

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