Ahh, porch sessions! These are my own unique offering, right at my home. I live on historical Fort Sam Houston in downtown San Antonio and I have a phenomenal upper porch that I've turned into my own little studio. It's a great neutral setting with gorgeous light year-round. I have a big round daybed that is a great setting for a big family pile, cuddles, and easy interactive moments that don't feel posed. It can be set up as a full circle daybed or swapped to be a bench. We can also pull it out of the way for pictures without the seating.
Porch sessions offer a huge savings over my standard outdoor packages because they are so incredibly convenient and easy for me. I don't have to worry about childcare and leaving early and scouting a spot. I know the setting and where the sun is best all year round. I think you'll love this option that offers a clean, bright setting; a hybrid studio option that still provides that gorgeous glowy outdoor light that is my typical style.
+ approximately 1 hour, but not timed
+ Style guidance and pre-session phone consultation
+ Receive all edited high-res digital images with printing rights (minimum 60 images)
+ Add $25 for weekend sessions
Here are a few images from a porch session with a family of four. This took place in the late afternoon. Even though it was just on the daybed, we got great combinations of everyone, mom and dad, each kid, and parents interacting with each kid. Their color palette was whites, tans and blues and I LOVE this bright and fairly monochromatic look in this setting. They have a great combo of some light patterns plus some texture and cute accents (that little blue romper!!). We almost always go barefoot on the daybed, because who cuddles in their shoes?!
Here are a few images from another family sunset porch session. They chose mostly darker clothes, which created a lot of contrast against the brighter background.
This session was taken late morning - since the sun is on the other side of the porch, we have a beautiful green background with the tree back there (it's green late spring through early winter - this background isn't so pretty in February). This session also has an entirely different feel because they chose a very bright and colorful clothing palette. It worked perfectly with the green from the tree and gave such a fun overall feel. Here you can also see the daybed used as a bench, which made it a bit easier for Grandma to sit up. We were also able to utilize more of the porch to get the kids play and move around.
Another neutral sunset session, and I LOVED their clothing choices here. They went neutral with a great mix of lighter and darker clothing, and I loved how they alternated with her in a light top and dark pants, and him in a dark top and light pants. It made for a great mix of contrasting pieces that added some dark contrast without it being too heavy either with their tops or pants. There's also nice texture to their sweaters which adds some visual interest.
These are my own family pictures - the family shots taken with a tripod. This is another sunset session and we chose lighter neutrals and earth tones. The overall combination makes for a brighter, clean, neutral gallery. We used the full daybed, then also moved it away and took some pictures against the railing, which provided a bit of variety.