You know the ones I’m talking about:
• When your son twirls your hair around his fingers while he’s slung over your shoulder...
• Or when your daughter loses the ragged, one-eyed teddy bear she won't let out of her sight & bursts into mega tears (and the kind of wailing usually reserved for horror movies)...
• Or when the twins both stick their tongues through the big gaps in their smiles where their two front teeth used to be (or even cuter, when they hold hands while they think you’re not watching, those little devils!)...
Those are the moments we take for granted during the (seemingly) neverending chaos that is #momlife...
….and they’re also the ones that one day we’ll wish we had some way to remember.
It’s hard to say this without sounding like an obnoxious Hallmark card, but it’s true: the little moments matter, too.
Let me help you capture those moments – and the authentic essence of your family – so you can keep them forever.
No fake smiles, awkward (and uncomfortable) poses or matching khakis and white shirts required. (Unless, you know, that’s how you roll. I’m totally not knocking khakis, although I personally prefer a solid pair of skinny jeans.)
What? A 2-hour photography session in your home or backyard designed to capture your wonderful (sometimes wild) family in your natural habitat (you know, the place where you live, laugh & love and most likely lap up several glasses of rose’ most nights. #nojudgment).
Who? Your entire family. (Or just the ones you like the best. I won’t tell anyone.)
Where? The comfort of your own home (or backyard).
Why? Let me document your family for a day & get memories you can hold in your hand (or gush over every time you see them on your walls) for a lifetime. #awww
How? This isn’t your typical “getting your photos done” experience. Instead, I’ll come to you, coffee in hand (for you – okay and probably me, too) & do my thing while you do yours. Just imagine a typical afternoon hanging with the fam, doing the things you already do (or a fun activity of your choice)–except this time, you’ll have a kooky photographer following you around & capturing every sweet second of it – from the cheesy grins to the tender glances to the annoyed eye rolls. (Can’t leave those out, right?)
When? I’m generally booked 6-8 weeks in advance for this service.
What? Fun & relaxed photography sessions for the whole flippin’ family. You pick the place & I’ll show up with the camera, plus, a fun activity that’ll keep the kids happy (or at least so delightfully distracted they’ll practically forget I’m there).
Where? One local, outdoor location of your choice (within a 25 mile radius of the 08312).
Why? So you’ll never forget what your adorable family looked like at this age and/or stage. (Plus being outside is just good for your mental health, so there’s that, too.)
When? I’m generally booked 6-8 weeks in advance for this service. (Are you noticing a pattern here? ;) )
Newborn sessions are also available by request.
They really do grow up way too fast. Book a newborn session to forever remember your precious little one at their absolute littlest.
Please book prior to your baby’s grand entrance. I'll pencil you in based on the due date and then make room for you in the schedule once the baby arrives. When clients ask, "When is the best time for a newborn session?" I half-jokingly reply, "Stop by on your way home from the hospital." In all seriousness, though, the sooner you have your new bundle photographed, the more smoothly the session will go.
To keep it simple (and give you a guideline): Newborns are ideally photographed within the first two weeks of life.
“Over six years ago, I was expecting my first child and asked Kristine to do my pregnancy pictures. Two pregnancies later, Kristine is the only person I trust to take the perfect pictures of my three little ones. She has photographed each of my babies as newborns, six-month-olds, and one-year-olds and she is always so excited to see how much they have grown during our annual family photo sessions. Kristine is a patient, funny, down-to-earth perfectionist who can make a sleep-deprived new mom look well-rested, a shy little boy feel comfortable, and a new big brother or sister look like an old pro. We have done shoots in studio and on location and have never been disappointed. Most days, I am lucky to get my three kids in the same grainy iPhone photo with at least one of them looking, which is why it means so much to me to look up and see our walls decorated with beautiful photos taken by Kristine. When I look at her pictures, I can hear my son’s giggle and see my daughter’s personality and it makes me so happy that I trusted Kristine to freeze those moments forever. It doesn’t hurt that she left out the bags under my eyes, the toddler meltdowns, and the newborn diaper mishaps. :) ”
— Kim M
“I could not possibly recommend Kristine Ryan Photography any higher! We first used Kristine for a newborn photoshoot for my daughter. Her professionalism and patience were amazing, and the finished product completely blew me away! We now have images of our baby girl during the first week of her life that we will cherish forever! Since then, I have used her for multiple professional shoots for my office, and we are now planning our second photoshoot for our daughter. Her vision, creativity and expertise amaze me more and more each time we work together. And you will most certainly not be disappointed with the finished product!”
— Dan B
“I love Kristine...she’s been our photographer for the last 9 years. Over the years she has become a great friend to our family. My kids look forward to seeing her every year. She is awesome with the kids, getting down on their level and relating to them. She will spend whatever time is necessary to get the results you want. She even comes to my house and helps me with how to layout the photos on the walls! I know there are a million other photographers these days. They are here one year and then they’re gone the next. Kristine has been here year after year for our family. There is definitely a reason she has maintained the business she has. She goes above and beyond on every level. And the images - well, they speak for themselves.”
— Beth R