this is what i’m all about


You guys I am such a nerd! Seriously. I’m sitting here trying to figure out a way to put the way I feel about photos into words without sounding like a total cheeseball.

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time but they took on a whole new meaning for me when I suddenly lost a dear friend. The pictures I had of our memories were instantly priceless. My perspective changed and I learned that even the most ordinary day is precious and the smallest details worth remembering.

Photos are like magic. They have the power to take us back to a moment, remember a feeling, and tell a story. I believe they even have the power to strengthen our families in the hard moments when it feels like it’s all falling apart by reminding us of what matters most and the things that hold us together.

That is what I’m all about. Storytelling. And I’d love to tell your story because your everyday story is precious too. So, how do you want your story told? I offer two different photography experiences, lifestyle and documentary.

LIFESTYLE

The lifestyle experience is probably the closest to what you’re used to; coordinated outfits, outdoor/studio-esque location, and semi-posed. If you need a portrait to hang on grandma’s wall, this is the session for you. We’ll get a combination of classic portraits and candid moments that tell your family story of love, laughter and quirkiness.

DOCUMENTARY

As for the documentary experience, think photojournalism. These sessions are focused on telling the authentic, raw story with absolutely no alterations or interventions. Birth stories are probably what you’re most familiar with but there are so many other possibilities. I also love Day In The Life sessions which are basically me chilling with your family for 4+ hours on a perfectly, ordinary day (see an example here). Other possibilities include family outings, vacations, parties, reunions, etc.

WE SHOULD DEFINITELY HANG OUT IF...

SO, WHAT'S IT LIKE?

 

investment

 

IS PHOTOGRAPHY REALLY AN INVESTMENT?

 

in·vest·ment
/in’ves(t)mənt/

noun

  1. a thing that is worth buying because it retains or increases value over time.

Value of Photography Over Time

*Based on actual data 😉

Family Feud

 

Besides people, name something you’d try to save if your house was on fire.

Survey says….

1 – PETS – 29 (of course!)
2 – PICTURES – 25

 

Photography is a lot of things, but most of all, it’s an investment. You are investing in your memories, you’re investing in your story, you’re investing in me (the story teller!) I specialize in offering something for everyone. I’ve bundled my most popular offerings for your ordering convenience, although I also offer a wide variety of add-ons for those wanting a more customized experience!

 

the maren elizabeth collections

 

MINI SESSIONS

$99

LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

Begin at $200

DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS

Begin at $250

 

I look forward to the possibility of providing you with unforgettable photographs from this season of life. Inquire to receive immediate access to my full 2018-2019 pricing & information guide.

HAS YOUR INNER VOICE BEEN SCREAMING “HECK YESSSSS!!!” AS YOU READ ALONG? THEN LET’S DO THIS!

 

book now!

(SAY HELLO AND LET’S TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!)