I know it can be a bit daunting to approach family photos. From finding a date that will work, picking a location, and figuring out what to wear. I want to make this process easy and that’s why I have a calendar of my availability to make booking straightforward, a location guide so you don’t need to come up with ideas yourself, and advice on what to wear. 

I focus heavily on mamas during family sessions. I know you aren’t photographed nearly enough in the day-to-day, and your kids need as many photos with you in them as possible! 

I'd love to hear from you, and learn more about your family

family portraits capturing
your love and connection

salem family photographer

The bulk of my photography work is newborns and babies at my studio, however, I also love seeing my families again to create updated family photos each year. I offer these relaxed and easy family sessions outdoors during the spring, summer, and fall months. 

My approach to family photography is a combination of working to get those classic photos of everyone smiling at the camera, and also candid photos of your family interacting with each other. I think both are important! 

when to schedule


Everything is in bloom! Yes, we have the rain to contend with, but in exchange, we have so much in bloom from the camas fields, rows of tulips, and dripping wisteria, spring is truly a magical time to take outdoor family photos.


Is there anything much better than photographing on a late summer evening? This might be my favorite time to photograph outdoors. Summer gives us golden sunset light that just can’t be beaten. And rescheduling due to rain? Pretty much a non-issue in summer!


Hands down the most popular time of year to photograph families. And for good reason. Crispy, orange, red, and yellow leaves make a stunning backdrop. The cozy fall wardrobe is a fan favorite too!

disappointment-free family photos

"Katie is simply the BEST photographer.

We’ve used her for over 6 years and couldn’t imagine having someone else take our family photos.

She is amazing to work with and is so very talented. Katie knows how to make you feel comfortable which is key to great portraits.

I highly recommend her to anyone whether you’re looking for newborn photos or family. I promise, you will not be disappointed."


Katie's photos NEVER disappoint. Happy baby, sleepy baby, or even a cranky baby, she will get the shot or 20 ; ) that once you see, you won't be able to live without! I'm so thankful I found her and will continue to use her talents frequently.



7-10 business days after your session I will email you to let you know your gallery is ready for viewing. You'll select a day for your online ordering appointment. Choose a day that works for your family. It's at this time you'll place your digital file and product order from the available packages or a la carte. Digital files start at 500. 

digital files and products

• includes photographing immediate family, up to 6 people


family session fee

A session fee is collected at the time of booking and covers the time and date of your session, access to studio wardrobe, and your online ordering appointment. The session fee is non-refundable. Digital files and products are purchased separately.

session fee

pricing and ordering for family sessions


more on family sessions

at-home, Lifestyle Family photos

For this type of family photo session, I will come to you! Sometimes its easier to capture natural and authentic portraits when you are in your own environment at home. I’ll capture you doing the things you’d normally do everyday: reading books, playing with toys, lounging on your bed, and more.

what to wear for fall family photos

Should you match? What styles? What about colors – should they be bright, bold, muted, or monochromatic? When you have a group of more than two people, it can be challenging to figure out what everyone should wear – especially when there are kids in the mix. To help make the process easier, here are my suggestions for how to put your family’s fall photo outfits together.

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