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As a Las Vegas family photographer, and a mother of three little boys, I am well aware of how fast time flies - and how much I want to hold on to every moment (even the ones that make me a little crazy). I'm guilty myself of not taking "enough" family photos. Everyone assumes that I must have a million beautiful photos of my boys - and I do (on my iPhone - just like you)!

But when it comes time to really savor the moments with our children, I think that having someone there to document that connection can be such a blessing. I treasure the sessions I've done with my own little ones and I know that I can't ever get those little fingers and toes back. Once the dimples on their sweet knuckles disappear, the next milestones are just on the horizon.

Let me help you freeze time. Even the crazy times. Let's do it.

Family photo time! Dun dun DUNNNNNNNNNN. What do we wear? Will everyone behave? Will I be judging you? (the answer to that is no, I will absolutely NOT be judging you – read on…)

I know. I used to feel like that, too. But then I got over it and realized that making memories is way more important than finding the perfect dress to wear. Some of my favorite photos of my boys are the ones where their faces are dirty, or they just got a terrible haircut, or someone made THAT face. You know - the one that only your child can make. In 20 years, that's what I honestly want to look back on. I don't want to pretend that things are perfect. I want to laugh with you guys, and be silly with you, and snap all those in-between moments. Where one kid walks off set and the other ones laugh about it. It would be my greatest honor to capture these moments for your family.

Families can be difficult for a photographer without experience in the real world. Honestly, before I had kids, I had exactly…no clue. Not a one. I had no patience for crying babies, I didn’t understand the ebb and flow of family dynamics, and I didn’t have much sensitivity for the parents that struggled to get their little ones to “cooperate.” (please note my air quotes around “cooperate”)

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Fast-forward several years and my boys (currently ages seven, three and brand new) have taught me that patience is not only a learned skill but one that you hone daily. Family dynamics can change by the minute. “Uncooperative kids” (there go the air quotes again) can almost always be encouraged to play and be silly, and I can shoot from a distance to help them gain confidence in the session. I’m not here to deliver squeaky clean images. But I will sit in the dirt and play Hot Wheels or Harry Potter or act like a duck if it cracks the code. I once even let a little girl put rocks in my boots just because it made her laugh. I definitely won’t judge you for bringing bribes, and I WILL give you images of your family that you will treasure forever and ever. Click below and tell me all about your vision and let’s make it happen!

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  • Post production and editing of your images done 100% by Deidra
  • Complimentary pre-shoot online consultation
  • Deidra’s time spent shooting
  • Online gallery of your final images
  • Location scouting, planning and permitting included
  • Posing coaching throughout your photoshoot
  • Print release to print/share your images
  • Final high-resolution digital files
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Booking a family session should be easy. But I know, as a mother and a family photographer, that they are often overwhelming and confusing – and that’s before you even start to select your outfits. My goal is to remove those stressors and make the experience painless and fun – even if you have teenagers! I offer short family sessions (30 minutes!) while still delivering a tremendous number of images for each client. Whether your family has the littlest of babes or college kids, I know with certainty that no one wants to stand around for two hours for a photo shoot. We get in, we have fun, we get out!

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  • Contact me with your date preferences and all about your ideas for your session.
  • We’ll pick a date that works for your family – and yes, I work weekends!
  • If you’d like, we’ll have a phone call or video call to go over your vision and make sure that we’re all on the same page.
  • We’ll decide on the perfect location and timeline together – I will review sunset times and make sure we have the best light available on your date.
  • We will get you officially booked in with an online contract and retainer payment (50% of the total) – you don’t have to print or scan anything, and it can be done from any browser, including your smartphone.
  • I will handle any permits or permissions for your chosen location.
  • We’ll stay in touch between now and the event date – you can email or call/text me anytime with any questions or concerns! I will reach out a week or so before the session to confirm final details.
  • Feel free to text or email me with your outfit options and I can offer guidance based on your vibe and location choice.
  • Final payment is due the day of the session – the system will send you an automated reminder with an easy payment link.
  • On the day of the session, I will be there with bells on – ready to photograph every little in-between moment and capture your tribe as you are, right now (this is the best part!!).
  • After the session, I return to my studio and back up your images right away. I then personally edit and process your images for delivery, sending out your online gallery link within ten days of our session together.
  • The images are all yours! You can share them, print them and plaster them all over the internet if you’d like.
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