Documentary + Lifestyle Photography

To beautifully archive your every day life


i wish we were sitting down to chat over coffee.

If I had it my way, we’d be meeting face-to-face, so we could chat about your life right now and why you want to have it documented.  I would tell you that while I love (LOVE) my family, I don’t always love motherhood - it can be really freaking hard sometimes.  And in a world of curated social media feeds, it makes it even more difficult to not only relate to other mothers, but to enjoy our own motherhood experience. 

If you share this frustration, I feel you, and I see you, and you don't have to shy away from the realness of motherhood with me.  My sessions have a documentary approach, which can feel vulnerable at first.  However, I find that the less posing you do, the more you'll truly love your images.  So, feel free to keep your sweatpants on and snuggle up with your little ones on the couch.  I want to document the tiny moments that bring you joy, because these are the moments you and your children will want to remember, and there is so much beauty in that.

Are you thinking, "I love this idea, but what will we do while you're here?  My life is pretty boring.  What if the kids meltdown?!  And I'm afraid I'll look awkward."  Many of the families you see here had those same thoughts.  Don't worry, we'll chat prior to your session about what will work best for your family and how we can capture what life looks like for you right now.  My goal is to document you and your family as you are, and create images that will preserve this time in your life.   

xo Bridget



TESTIMONIALS:

"Thank you so much again for capturing us as we truly are and not making us pose or put Evan in silly positions.  You are so good at what you do!  I want to hire you to be our in-house photog, you could just follow us around and take pics, making even the most mundane tasks beautiful, Mike cleaning the dog poop up outback and me cleaning out the fridge on Sunday eve before trash pick up on Monday.  Seriously though, I am already thinking about the next time we will need photos, I don't know if I can wait a year!" - Kim

 

"We just watched the video... we're both crying :) It's beautiful... and more than we could have asked for. Thank you so much! We're so happy that you helped us forever capture these precious moments in Olivia's life." - Greg & Nora


pricing + details:

Package rates available when you book two or more sessions at the same time, for example: mini maternity + lifestyle newborn.   

All sessions include professionally edited images, delivered in an online proofing gallery for you to choose your favorites images for downloading, printing, and sharing.  Each session includes a set amount of images, with the opportunity to upgrade to the full gallery.  All purchased images include personal printing rights.


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 Just because a session can take place in your home, does not mean your home needs to be perfect or feel staged.  These sessions focus on your connections and interactions.  Don't wait for life, your house, or your appearance to be perfect, it already is. 

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+ LIFESTYLE DOCUMENTARY SESSION

.......... $385 // 35 images ..........

This 90 minute lifestyle documentary session takes place in your home or at a favorite location, and is focused on your daily rituals and candid interactions. This session can be used to document your growing family, capture what life looks like with a newborn, or preserve your everyday moments.

Professionally edited images from our session are delivered in an online gallery for you to select your favorites. This session includes 35 high resolution images, presented in a proofing gallery of 65+ images. A print release is included for your 35 favorite images, and any additional images you purchase.

Upgrade your session to include the full edited gallery, total $545.

+ EVERY DAY MINI SESSION

.......... $225 // 12 images ..........

This 30 minute lifestyle mini session takes place outside, within 20 miles of 08108. This is just enough time to capture a few portraits and the candid interactions in between. Mini sessions are perfect for maternity portraits for first time mommas, updating your family's photo, and celebrating special milestones.

Professionally edited images from our session are delivered in an online proofing gallery for you to select your favorites. This session includes 12 high resolution images, presented in a gallery of 30+ images. A print release is included for your 12 favorite images, and any additional images you purchase. Mini sessions are not available as newborn sessions. Babies are unpredictable and it just takes a bit more time to capture all of that love.

Upgrade your session to include the full edited gallery, total $345.

+ FRESH 48: NEW BABY LIFESTYLE SESSION

.......... collections begin at $485 ..........

Your little one has just arrived. This 45-90 minute lifestyle documentary session takes place in your hospital, home, or birth center, within 48 hours of birth. I will capture first interactions with siblings or close relatives, quiet moments, and all of the freshness of a new baby. The length of the session varies, as I like to give plenty of flexibility for feedings and checks. Since this is a time-sensitive session, please book in advance for on-call availability.

Your session results in professionally edited hi-resolution images, delivered via an online gallery for downloading and printing. Album, print, video, and announcement are packages available.

+ BIRTH STORIES

.......... collections begin at $1200 .........

Two hours or two days, however your unique labor and birth unfolds, I'm there.

Birth stories include on-call availability from 38 weeks until delivery. I will lovingly and unobtrusively document your labor and birth story at your home, hospital, or birth center, from the start of active labor up until 2 hours after your new sweet baby arrives.

Your birth story results in professional, individually edited, hi-resolution images, presented in a private online gallery for downloading and printing. All birth packages include a slide show of photographer selected images, set to music. At least 2 images will be delivered within 24 hours of delivery for you to start sharing immediately to announce your new little one. Album and print packages are available.

I love celebrating birth and motherhood, but I fully understand that this is a vulnerable and intimate experience. Your comfort and privacy is my utmost priority. We will chat prior to delivery to fully set expectations for documenting your birth story and images are shared only with your permission.

*I know that there is additional cost involved in having a home birth. If you're planning a home birth, please contact me for special rates on home birth stories.


Payment plans and registries available.

$100 non-refundable retainer due to book your session and reserve your date.  All sessions and orders are subject to NJ sales tax.

Want to hang out for a longer session?  Maybe even a full day? Let's chat to design the perfect session for your family.

Pricing + details subject to change at any time without notice.  Includes travel within 20 miles from Collingswood, NJ.


ARTIFACTS + ADD ONS:

I firmly believe in creating artifacts to hang in your home, remind you of how small they once were, and pass down to future generations.  Albums, slideshows, print packages, and other ways to preserve your memories are available with any session.

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 1 // Additional hour: $150

Available to extend your session and tell more of your story.  Includes 20 additional images for each added hour.

2 // Video fusion slide show: $185

I take short video clips during our session and combine it with images in a slideshow set to music.  Not available for mini sessions.

3// Digital images:  1 image: $21,  3 images: $55

Want a few more images, but not quite the whole gallery?  Purchase additional images once your proofing gallery is delivered.

 

Please inquire for current print + album pricing.

 


"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.

We take photos to recall - with greater vibrancy - those experiences that have shaped and made us. We take photos to bridge distance and shorten time, to lend legacy to the little things and life to the forgotten."

Katie Thurmes