Outdoor, Casual, Fun Cheney, WA Family Photos - You are worth remembering! 

Hello, is it time to get your family pictures? 

Get ready for some fun interaction and real smiling in the great outdoors! Much of the Cheney area landscape is raw and beautifully dramatic, providing an incredible back drop for your legacy family portrait to hang on the wall, print out for an album or to include in cards and invitations. Read on to see if we are a good fit.

Cheney, WA family pictures. Photo in a field

My favorite family photos end up being the ones where the family takes themselves lightly and just heads outside for a fun time together in a grand, wild, memorable or favorite location.  And that's what I want to create with you. 

Whether your family photo session includes a casual stroll in the woods, a walk by the river, a rocky trail, your lakeside cabin, a hike in the mountains or even (pretend?) camping at your favorite outdoor spot - I want to capture you, being the fun loving, outdoorsy and adventurous family that you are. 

If that sounds like the kind of family session you're up for, head on over to my contact page and we will make a plan!

I aim for informal, minimally posed photos where I document your family enjoying life with each other.  When photographing younger children, I tend to just let them play and take pictures of the fun they are having. 

 Additional information can be found below. Click here for my family photo portfolio.

The VH Family asked for photos in their orchard. The gnarled trees added great textural depth to this families favorite location. 


What do we wear?

Be Comfortable.  I like to keep you moving around, standing, walking, sitting - wear something that you enjoy. 

Let each family member show their personality, wearing clothes at the same level of dressiness is as matchy as you need to be, but we do want to consider color for coordination. Talk to each other about what you would like to wear. Save some money and the hassle of a trip, you likely already own clothes that bring out your best look as a family.

Most people look their best in certain colors (mine is light blue). Black clothes often look sharp in real life but they can be a tough color for photographs. Try to find a color pallete that incorporates your families best colors. Pinterest is a great place if you need some help with color ideas. 

Moms:  Thank you for all your hard work in organizing, planning and making things happen. In all the busyness of preparing your family for photos don't forget about you. You deserve to look great! Play up your assets.  If you have an area of insecurity, think about how you can minimize that with your outfit choice.  If you have insecurities that you want to share with me - please do.  BUT, you're not allowed to do it during your session.  Let's get that out of the way beforehand, so it doesn't bring us down on session day.  :)

Dads: Bring the Fun! Your wife probably had to talk you into photos and I am glad that you are participating. My wife loves it when I encourage her and be an active part in the things she values. Today isn't about fake smiling and rigid posing, it's about getting outside and having fun. The most important thing you can bring to picture day is a good attitude.  But if you do have a signature hat, belt buckle, or something that you really love - let's find a way to include it.