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Family Sessions

Keep it vanilla or include an alternative route.

As a father, a person who grew up in a large family, and a person who has spent a lot of time around a seemingly endless variety of personalities in people of all ages, genders, and cultural upbringings, I know a little bit about the ins and outs of different family dynamics. I love watching families together, whether it be laughter and fun or even siblings bickering. It's all relatable, nostalgic, and interesting. Coming home to edit a family session always puts a smile on my face. I get to show my boys the fellow kiddos I met, the funny faces I probably had to make to get their attention and tell them all about the things I learned about a new family. Sometimes, if the situation is appropriate and discussed beforehand, I even bring my own family along for the adventure! 
During family sessions, I focus on photographing both posed and candid moments. I'm extremely patient with kids and I love to joke, play, and be goofy like I am with my own sons. I aim to capture every moment I can, capturing not only the traditional shots most clients seek, but hopefully some humorous, genuine, and artistic moments as well.

Below, I've included a portion of a handful of different family sessions.
I hope to shoot with you and your loved ones soon.

Michael R. Ballard (Nilas)

Book your portrait session with us:

All lifestyle sessions include recommendations on both planning and posing. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and your experience seamless, so please,

don't hesitate to ask questions. We prefer natural light where possible, and dynamic lighting is available both in and outdoors. We often set our sessions outdoors, at your home or on-site, but studio options are available as well.

Bring all your personality and unique family dynamic to your family portrait session. With every year full of change and growth, there's no better time to immortalize these memories. All you've got to do is show up and be yourselves.

Below are our family portrait options.

Simple Family Session


  • 3 final retouched group images

  • Select from proofs or trust our judgement.

  • Typically 30 minutes

  • We will connect to find an ideal outdoor or indoor location



Full Family Session


  • 7 final retouched images with group variations

  • Select from proofs or trust our judgement.

  • Typically about 1 hour

  • Multiple backgrounds allowed

  • Great for getting some serious and some silly looks while keeping it simple



Presentation Family Session


  • 15-25 final retouched images including group variations and candid's

  • Additional images are only $10 for family and maternity

  • Select from proofs or trust our judgement.

  • Typically 1-2 hours

  • Multiple backgrounds and locations allowed

  • Helpful for multiple poses, outfits, candid's, or adding creative alternatives

         (double exposure,  shutter drag, etc.)


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