Kids + Family Lifestyle Photography

for the quirky, authentic + awesome

 
 

the no-stress solution to getting family photos you'll LOVE!

HOW? 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.

fun lifestyle photographer for kids and families in bend oregon

fun lifestyle photography in bend oregon and southern california - by the suitcase studio
 

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!


 
I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We’re awkward. We don’t like being in front of the camera. Yet Michelle managed to keep us laughing & even got Guz comfortable enough that he was picking out photo spots. Thank you SO much for keeping us laughing + for the amazing pictures of my little family.
— Emalee Hatch
fun family photography in bend oregon and southern california - the suitcase studio

 

sessions types + pricing

01.

photo party

If you want a great budget-friendly experience, THIS might be a perfect fit. Host a photo party for yourself + 3 to 8 friends at a local park or favorite location... you won't even have to be there the whole time! Each participant receives 20 minutes of camera time + 10 high-resolution digital images. Great for school portrait alternatives, mommy+me pics, quick family pics + more.

$199 each mini-session (includes digital images)

02.

SIGNATURE session

>>MOST POPULAR SESSION TYPE<<

This is the no-stress solution to getting the photos you CRAVE. Includes in-depth planning, 1-2 hours of camera time at the location(s) of your choice, and 50 final high-resolution images. Fine art products such as wall canvases and albums are also available for purchase.

$499 (includes digital images)

03.

STORYTELLER session

This is truly a unique day-in-the-life experience. Let me step into your world and capture it from the inside... like wedding-day photos for the life that happens AFTER the wedding. We can go on a special adventure, or even capture the everyday beauty of your home life. Session includes up to 6 hours together at multiple locations, 200+ final high-resolution digital images and a fine art album as a keepsake souvenir.

$1199 (includes digital images + album)

 

The Suitcase Studio includes digital images in all kid and family photo sessions. Available as app on phone or mobile device.

All sessions include digital images!

Digital images are delivered as downloadable files, presented to you in a custom online gallery which will remain securely backed up for TEN YEARS. You can download your images from this gallery at any time and as many times as you’d like. Photos can also easily be shared to your favorite social media sites or downloaded to your phone as an app so you can carry your entire photo album with you anywhere!

Prints and other fine art products are also available for purchase.


Get those photos OFF your computer and into your life!

DID YOU KNOW? Studies have shown that kids that grow up in households with pictures of them on display have HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM than those without?

I offer prints, fine art albums, canvases + matted images in keepsake boxes so you can get those new photos in your home and enjoy them every day. Not sure where to start? Just ask, and I'll walk you through your options so you can walk away TRULY happy. And all without the frustration (or the "I'll-get-around-to-it-someday") of having to do it yourself. We can even create a custom wall display together, using images of your OWN ROOMS, so you can truly try before you buy!

 

 

READY TO PLAY?

CONTACT ME TO GET STARTED

Offering lifestyle photography services in Bend, OR + beyond. Coming to Southern California 4x a year, and travel sessions elsewhere are available upon request.

I'd love to hear your story and see about capturing a piece of it for you. Let's connect!

email: michelle@theSuitcaseStudio.com

phone: (541) 633-7598 (no text messages, please)

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