family photography

Everything you need to know about my philosophy, process, and what it means to value

The Family Experience


I know that the "perfect" family photo is important. Who doesn't finally want a photo of all their kids smiling!? And trust me, we'll get that photo, but we won't spend a ton of time forcing your children to smile at the camera when all they want to do is play with you. So, we'll start off with that perfect family portrait, but afterwards get ready to tickle, and spin, and give lots of kisses & piggy back rides! Your session is going to be filled with laughter & sweet candid moments that you'll cherish more than anything when your kiddos get older!

We serve a limited number of very special families each year because we believe that every family deserves photos they’ll treasure forever and an experience they’ll never forget. 

Family sessions shouldn't be about the "Perfect - smiling at the camera" family photo. It should be about all the chaotic, Joyful, calm, & authentic moments in between. 

The more families I photograph, the more that I fall in love with this art. The joy, the hugs, the crocodile tears, watching your parenting in action… I love every second of it. Especially those deep belly laughs from your toddler! I have one of the most important jobs in the photography industry and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to be apart of so many family memories!

Over the past 7 years, I’ve come to find that my absolute favorite sessions to date have been ones where I’ve walked away with genuine friendships that I’ve developed through being their family photographer. And after your session, your kids will know that the next time they see me, we're going to have an extra fun time together!

They won't be little forever

I'm here to find joy in every moment... from the tears to the laughs, because tomorrow they'll be a day older.

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FOR THE Families who cherish Small
intimate moments        big JOYFUL memories. 

The Process

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Your family photos should be an extension of your family's personality and style. I serve a very specific type of family who recognizes that if they want joyful and fun portraits, then they needs more than just a photographer who shows up and takes pretty pictures... They need an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with me is determining if I am the perfect fit for you. Are you upbeat like me? Do you like loud and chaotic moments with your kids? Do you feel that even when your kids aren't having the best day, those little moments deserve to be cherished? Then we're might on the right track! After getting to know each other online a little more,  we’ll move on to the booking process!

01. Let’s Be Friends!

Yay!!! You’re a Bailey Elle Family! I am SO excited I can’t stand it! Now we need to secure your session date so we can make this dream a reality! I’ll send you an online booking proposal where you will be able to review your collection details, pay your deposit, and put your pretty signature on paper (we’ll, online paper that is). And now that you’re officially stuck with me, let the fun begin! You will be sent my custom style guide with everything you need to know about The Family Experience! I'm always just an email away if you have any other questions about what you can expect.

02. Saving the date!

Your family session is finally here! Your custom style guide has helped you plan what to wear, and helped you prep your (probably nervous) husband & kids) for a fun evening in front of the camera! But it's during this time together that we'll really have an opportunity to get to know each other and make amazing family memories with your little ones! And don’t worry, I will help you through EVERYTHING! Getting my families to feel comfortable is one of my favorite parts of portrait photography! And if your kids aren't feeling up for their session, I'll help you with prompts and guide you into moments when needed. After your session will be sent your online gallery of images to download and share!

03. Your Family session!

3 weeks after your family session, you’ll receive your online gallery filled with tons of memories from your incredible session! This is a big moment! Grab the kids, cuddle up on the couch, and get ready to laugh your butts off as you relive how fun your session was! Once you've decided on your favorite images, it'll be time to print them from your online gallery! Soon, your gorgeous family photos will be hanging on every wall in the house for you and your family to admire forever! 

04. your gallery & Heirloom Prints

I am so passionate about providing all of my families with the best and most fun photography experience possible, which is why I take on a limited number of family sessions each year! I want to be able to create an even more personable experience for you!

Bailey Elle sessions begin at $400

• 60-90 minute session
• 50+ edited digital images
• Custom style guides for outfit planning
• And an online gallery of your digital images

What's Included?

Your kids are going to grow up so wildly & incredibly that it feels like one giant, exciting whirlwind. Several years from now you'll find yourself reminiscing on your family photos, and suddenly you'll realize that this was the last time you held your baby in your arms... because your baby was turning 5 next month and just getting too big to carry. Family photography is an important investment in your REAL memories. Your babies won't be little forever, and you deserve & they deserve joyful, timeless images to remember this special time in their lives. 

Bailey Elle Families on average invest $900 in their photography.

The Investment

Your babies won't be little forever. you deserve & they deserve joyful, timeless images to remember this  special time in their lives.