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Looking for a few updated family photos to include on this year's family holiday cards? These 20 minutes sessions are the perfect way to document your current season.  Short, sweet, and fun for the whole family. Each session includes at least 40 high resolution edited images with a print release and 30% discount to your professional print lab.  

Upcoming Session Dates: 
September 30, 2022
October 1, 2022
October 2, 2022
October 28, 2022
October 29, 2022
October 30, 2022

2022 Fall Mini Sessions 

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ready to tell your story?

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were born from past wedding couples asking us to document their growing families and now we just can't get enough!

We love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful. 

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come. 


Family Portraits

2022 FAL Portraits 

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Melissa DeGraaff

It is always a pleasure to work with Charolette ! She always has the ability to turn less than perfect locations into incredible galleries !! She also has a way of capturing everyone in their true joys ! My family and I are always so comfortable around her - and feel like she really does a phenomenal job at bringing our vision to life ! I highly recommend Charolette and her team for your photography needs !

'My family and I are always so comfortable around her


big sur, california 

Felicia Graham

I had my wedding and newborn photographed by Charolette. Both were such a wonderful experience, I can’t wait for future experiences to capture! My pictures were absolutely gorgeous. I enjoy the quality of professionalism Charolette has brought to each session she went above and beyond by provided some snacks and beverages for my 6 year old daughter at one of the sessions. I’m so thankful to have found a great photographer

'My pictures were absolutely gorgeous...she went above and beyond


coarsegold, california


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For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below. 45-60 minute portrait sessions for a family of six or smaller with full access to your gallery begins at $400.



Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We are parents of FIVE. There is NOTHING we are not perpared for. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 


We're awkward and my kids don't sit still. Will our photos turn out okay?


If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)


What should we wear? 


The sooner the better! Our weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know! 


How far in advance should we book?


No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 


What do we do if it rains? Do we schedule another date?



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