What is a Day in the Life Session?

It’s just a normal day you spend with your family, plus me!  It’s really that simple.  You’ll go about your normal routine, and I’ll photograph what life looks like for your family at this moment in time.  I won’t direct you in any way. You will have complete control over what you wear, what you do, and where you go.  The only difference will be that I’m photographing it for you.   And I hope you’ll find me a welcome addition to your family for the day.  It is super easy because all you have to do is be yourself!


Why do a Day in the Life session?

Your everyday life is beautiful!  It is made up of tiny moments that tell the unique story of your family.  And a Day in the Life session is the perfect way to capture these moments.  Not only will you see the beauty in what feels like chaos, but you will preserve those moments that make the chaos worth it.  You will have a way to remember the quirky little mannerisms you love about your children, the routines that are specific to this moment in time, and all the moments that are happening in the background that you would normally miss.  Some of the moments will be funny; some will be tender.  Some will show how frustrating life can be at times.  But all of them will show the love that binds your family together. 

Kids grow up so fast!  Preserving a "day in your life" will be a treasure for years to come.  When your kids are grown they will have photos that tell the story of their childhood- the way everyone ended up in mom and dad's bed on Saturday morning, how they climbed on the counter to sneak cookies out of cabinets, the way dad tickled them until they cried, and the way mom could somehow brush one kid's teeth and do another kid's hair at the same time.  I am passionate about capturing these moments that are unique and special to your family.  It is my goal to create a collection of photos that will really tell your family's story.     




“Our day with Julia was amazing!  I was at first concerned about having such a long photo "session" and wondering if our "day in the life" would feel artificial with Julia being there, but it was not like that at all.  Julia is so friendly and nonintrusive that it felt like a normal day with my family.  I am so happy to have pictures representing a real day with my family that we would have never captured without Julia.”

-Sarah Schumacher


"Fair warning: I’m an introvert and a homebody who loves his space and quiet time. With that in mind, we LOVED having Julia with us for our “Day in the Life.” Julia came over shortly after school as the kids poured into the house and caught our usual chaos.  Julia grabbed some wonderful pics of the kids pouring on the “Daddy’s Home” hugs. She even caught a somewhat serious moment when we were negotiating an altercation involving the flawed implementation of a wrestling move. The time Julia spent with us was easy and natural and the pictures were amazing. Nothing posed or staged - the album held all the authenticity that I’d expect from a day in our life."

-Peter Goff


"Our Day In The Life session with Julia was great! About twenty minutes after Julia arrived,we all just went about our usual routines while Julia was in the background. I prefer to be behind the lens, but love the images that Julia captured - especially with all of us! The intimate moments I would never think or be able to capture were my favorite images - high fives and clinking glasses at the dinner table; the naked race to the bath tub; diaper changes and bedtime routines. All of the cliches about it going so fast - I am so thrilled to have these images to remember the small moments that get forgotten all too quickly."

-Lee Alliet


Day in the Life session fee- $250
Includes- Julia with your family for 5-hours, all editing and post producing, online slideshow, online gallery to view, share, and order prints from

The digital Collection- $500
Includes digital download of all the images in your online gallery- high resolution with print release

Day in the Life sessions make fabulous photo albums!  Don’t let your treasured moments lie dormant on a hard drive!  Let me turn your day into a beautiful album you can enjoy for years to come.  My albums are 10x10 flesh mount albums that include any 30 images you choose.  Additional images can be added for an additional charge. 

Prints & Canvas
Pricing varies based on size- please inquire.   

*Prices do not include sales tax and are subject to change.