Let's Be Real

Your kids will likely sit still for somewhere between 3 and 7 minutes.  During that time, we will try damn hard to get a few of you all smiling and looking at the camera.  After that, all bets are off.  Haha.

Except I bet we will get photos that you love. Sessions are relaxed, playful, and easy going, while also including some direction, structure, and posing.  I get that we all want those holiday-card-worthy shots with everyone looking at the camera, so we’ll do that.  But I also think what will make you tear up years from now are the photos of you loving, snuggling, playing, and being real.  Even if your reality is a crying baby or cranky three year old or a kid who would rather stand alone than sit in your lap because of course it will be.  Kids are cray.  But this is a judgement free zone and a safe place, and we will just work through it together.  Haha!   

Session fees are $250 ($300 for the weekend) and cover our time planning the session, location scouting, my “What to Wear” guide and personalized wardrobe help, and our time shooting. Collections of high resolution digital files and fine art prints start at $250, and the average total investment is $500-$950. You can purchase a few favorite images or the entire gallery – it’s totally up to you, but you don’t have to decide until after you’ve seen your photos. That way, you’re investing in photos you know you’ll love, cherish, and display in your home for years to come.

Family Photography Sessions take place in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, but I’m also up for adventure, so if you have a place that’s special to you, just say the word! Sessions start around sunrise or sunset, so we can get that gorgeous golden glow, and last 60-90 minutes, depending on everyone’s cooperation and mood (I’m talking to you, Dads!!). Haha. 2-3 weeks after our shoot, you’ll receive an online gallery of edited proofs from which you can pick out your favorites for purchase.  And even if you feel like your session was a tad chaotic, I promise you’ll be in love with the photos.  Pinky swear.

I know that hiring a photographer can be intimidating and a little overwhelming, but I also know how quickly time passes and what it feels like to regret not having photos of our growing kids. So, let’s do it. Get in touch ASAP to schedule a session and get on my calendar.


**Virginia Stiles is a family photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona.  Sessions typically take place in Arcadia, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, McDowell Mountain, DC Ranch, Fountain Hills, South Mountain, Ahwatukee Foothills, McCormick Ranch, or Central Phoenix.  However, she is available for travel sessions to lovely places like Tucson, Sedona, Flagstaff, Denver, Aspen, Beavercreek, Evergreen, Vail, Boulder, Glenwood Springs and beyond!**