Family Photography

The dynamic between every family is so different, and I love trying to identify that dynamic, and then tailor my creativity to fit your family’s personalities and interests. Some of the most special family photography sessions happen when a family comes prepared to have fun together and do something that is actually natural for them to do together as a family.

Session Description

I often get asked, “What should we wear?” My response is always, “Wear what you are comfortable wearing!” If dad never wears a suit, and is forced to wear one for family pictures, the discomfort will definitely show up in the images. If your family lives in jeans and tshirts, then by all means, wear jeans and tshirts if you want. But make sure your clothes reflect your normal style, so you look back at your pictures in 10 years and don’t say, “What were we thinking??” It is super fun right now to have coordinating color schemes without being all matchy-matchy.

If you would like some ideas of great color schemes that would work awesome for family pictures, visit this website The Perfect Pallette, for some great options and ideas. I personally LOVE bright, fun colors and patterns in my pictures, (I just had my 2 year old son wearing the most awesome mustard-yellow pants in our fall family pictures..) so if that is your cup of tea, go for it! If you tend to be more subdued and want to keep it simple, that is perfect- whatever reflects your family.

Session Length & Location Details

A typical family session lasts around 1 to 1.5 hours.

There is a $.50 mileage charge for anywhere 25 miles out of Billings MT. If air-travel and overnight stay is required, an additional (agreed upon) fee will be charged to the regular session fee as determined by individual circumstances.

Session Fee

The cost for a single family session is $400.

This includes the session fee, a jumpdrive of the best edited images (generally around 40-50), and the rights to use and print the images as you wish.

*This fee covers the cost of a single family unit. If you have multiple families wanting a session (for instance, a reunion in town), please contact me for a quote more specific to your situation.

There is a $.50 mileage charge for anywhere 25 miles out of Billings MT. If air-travel and overnight stay is required, an additional (agreed upon) fee will be charged to the regular session fee as determined by individual circumstances.

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Here is what our customers are saying


  • Jessica

    Elise has the most incredible patience and great talent. I cannot believe how she can capture even the smallest expressions that I assume only I notice on my sweet baby’s face – those looks that I will see in him for years to come and will remind me of when he was small. She brings her genuine love of children to every photo shoot and her heart guides her wonderful eye to frame the most perfect of moments making them picture memories for a lifetime.

    Jessica, Family Session
  • Lindsey

    Elise photographed our wedding in June, as well as our engagement photos, and we couldn’t be happier with her work! She was well-prepared, ultra-creative on the spot, and so laid back and easy to work with. She captured every moment of a whirlwind day beautifully! (Used From Google+ Reviews)

    Lindsey, Wedding Session
  • Carey

    Elise was wonderful with my children with her calming demeanor and her style was creative and unique. The pictures turned out beautiful! I received so many compliments.

    Carey, Family Session
  • Powell Family

    Elise did a wonderful job capturing the personalities of each member of our family of five! She was patient and proficient and did such excellent work that we are planning to put her photos all over our home!

    Powell Family, Family Session