Lifestyle Photography Sessions in Austin, Texas

We all have a story waiting to be told. A story of who we are, what we do, where we live and how we love. Let me be the one to preserve your story through beautiful photographs that bring a smile to your face and the faces of the ones you love. When you book with me, you can bet on an adventurous session that provides us with the perfect opportunity to capture humor, love and kindness.

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Newborn Lifestyle Photography Experience

60 minute session, includes all of the best (40+) hand-edited digital images
$800 weekday/ $850 weekend

General Lifestyle Photography Experience

45 minute session, includes all of the best (30+) hand-edited digital images
$700 weekday/ $750 weekend
Includes up to 6 people; request a quote for additional faces along with your booking request

30 minute session, includes 15 hand-edited digital images of your choice
$550 weekday mornings only
Maximum of 4 people; no exceptions

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Upcoming Availability

November 2021
Tuesday, November 30 – AM only

December 2021
Thursday, December 2 – AM only
Monday, December 6 – AM only
Tuesday, December 7 – 4:30pm @ Bull Creek
Tuesday, December 14
Thursday, December 16
Saturday, December 18 (+ $50 holiday fee)

January 2022
Thursday, January 13
Wednesday, January 12 – AM only
Sunday, January 16
Wednesday, January 19 – AM only
Thursday, January 20
Wednesday, January 26 – AM only
Sunday, January 30

February 2022
Wednesday, February 2 – AM only
Thursday, February 3
Wednesday, February 9 – AM only
Thursday, February 10
Sunday, February 13
Wednesday, February 16 – AM only
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, February 23 – AM only
Thursday, February 24


Favorite locations include: Laguna Gloria (+$150/hour), South Congress Avenue, Seaholm Power Plant, Barr Mansion, Sekrit Theater (+$150/hour single client rental), Treaty Oak Distilling and Mount Bonnell.

Let’s get you booked!

A 50% retainer is due within 24 hours to book. The balance is due the day before your session. The first client to book each day selects the location. At-home newborn lifestyle sessions generally take place on Wednesdays around 9:00am. Travel fees will apply to any location more than 45 minutes away from my location in SW Austin. Price does not include tax. Turnaround time is two weeks. 

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Experienced Austin Documentary Lifestyle Photographer: Family, Newborn, Motherhood, Maternity, Couples, Wedding, Milestone, Cake Smash, Business Professional Headshots, Product Photography, Brand Building, Events, Influencers and more. Serving the following areas: Westlake, West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Kyle, Buda, Manor, South Austin, North Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Leander, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Central Texas, South Texas, North Texas and beyond.

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