Kids + Family Lifestyle Photography
with less posing + more PLAY!
it's the no-stress solution to getting family photos you'll LOVE!
By creating a FUN photo experience for all involved (cross my heart).
Kids think I'm all kinds of cool, and even parents think I'm a superhero of some kind.
Because everyone walks away smiling... for real.
From start to finish, this will be the most STRESS-FREE photo experience you've ever had. Cross my heart, pinkie promise and all that jazz.
less posing. more play.
Let's face it... it's all kinds of awkward being in front of the camera.
And sometimes it's a headache just trying to get the family to cooperate.
I GET THAT.
And I take care of it all so you don't have to stress.
With lots of pre-planning, tips on family involvement, and post-session guidance on what to DO with all your fabulous pics... you'll actually get the chance to relax + ENJOY the experience for a change!
And the session itself... yeah, it's all kinds of fun. (And the MEN are the ones to tell me this when we're done. Totally not even kidding.) Here's why: Using your answers to the in-depth questionnaire I provide as guidance, I go in with a plan for shots to capture, how to interact, and GAMES TO PLAY. For real. And utilizing my background in psychology, I'm able to read your moods and body language, tweaking things as we go along. We'll get the shots you want, all while PLAYING GAMES + interacting in fun ways... and without you even realizing I'm actually posing you along the way.
I'm well versed in getting cooperation and avoiding the meltdowns... for both the kids AND the guys. Ha!
get ready for the BEST family photo session EVER!
Check out this FREE GUIDE that I've created just for you!
It includes my top 10 tips for getting the most STRESS-FREE family photos EVER. Sure, I cover things like location + what to wear, but it goes soooo much deeper than that, including tips on how to get the ENTIRE FAMILY on-board with the photo session, too!
Click here to view my guide to getting FUN family photos, and get ready to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
so... why ME?
I get it.
You're scouring the web looking for the photographer that will fit you juuuuuuust right.
So why should you hire ME?
Because I'm MORE than just a photographer.
Because I'm MORE than just a photographer. With my degree in psychology and years spent working in children's group homes + art camps, I've learned to instantly connect with a range of personalities, and work with all sorts of moods. I work hard so that you don't have to... creating the most stress-free and FUN experience from start to finish, including session planning (where + what to wear/bring), how to get the entire family excited, and even tips on what to DO with your photos AFTER you have them.
Hey there... I'm Michelle Simmons. The camera has been an extension of my hand for most of my life, and I've been running The Suitcase Studio for nearly 10 years now... providing FUN + stress-free photo sessions for the adventurous, authentic + AWESOME. And I still use my psychology training and insight on each + every photo shoot as I calm the nerves of parents, maneuver kids out of meltdown mode, and help everyone connect in the most genuine of ways.
I see you the way your loved ones see you; quirks and all. And we celebrate that uniqueness, together. HOW? By creating a FUN photo experience for all involved (cross my heart). Yes, we'll be taking pictures. But by the end of it, I swear you'll forget I have the camera in my hand.
So let's PLAY!
what's it gonna cost?
My SIGNATURE SESSION is what is offered for family portraits, senior portraits, maternity sessions, newborn sessions and more. It’s just a $299 investment (with no minimum purchase requirement), which includes a $99 session fee + $200 credit towards your purchase. Most clients can expect to spend between $599 - $2499.
And if you have a TWEEN or TEEN between the ages of 9-16, they just might qualify for a FREE mini-session of their very own! Click here to get details on my WHO I AM Project. (Starting up again in 2019)
Remember... custom photography IS in an investment, but I’ll bend over backwards to make sure you're happy with your results, no matter what your price point.
Contact me below to get all the details.
get tangible products in your hands and on your walls!
I get it... you have a limited budget + need to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck! That’s why my Signature Session includes in-person Viewing + Ordering of your images, so that you’re not stuck with the confusion and overwhelm of an online shopping cart.
I'm here to offer my guidance, every step of the way... by providing the most FUN + stress free experience possible from start to finish, so that you don't have to worry about a THING.
From Modern Albums to Canvas Wall Art (and MORE), I've got the perfect fit to show off your fabulous new photos in STYLE! Signature Sessions also include a COMPLIMENTARY Wall Art Design so that you can virtually try before you buy, right on your very own walls! And my Collections include tangible products AND digital images, so you have the best of both worlds… actual photos in your hands or on your walls, so you don't have to deal with doing it later, yourself, as well as high-resolution digital images to share online and print to your heart’s content when you DO have time to get creative!
Check out the video above to take a closer look at what I have to offer.
wanna SEE for yourself?
Check out this video for an example of a recent Signature Session experience.
And click here for a sample of a custom mobile app, which lets you take your experience with you wherever you go and relive the JOY over + over again when you need a lil pick-me-up.
Yeah… it’s all kinds of cool. And just one more perk to booking a Signature Session with me.
READY TO PLAY?
JUST FILL OUT THE FORM TO GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED...
Expect a reply within 24 hours during Office Hours (Sun-Thurs, 10-5).
You may also contact me directly via the following:
phone: (541) 633-7598 (no text messages, please)