Jenisse Photography - Utah County Family and Wedding Photographer




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Family Sessions
$420
1 location within 30 miles of Spanish Fork
At least 75 edited images
Up to 3 people (Add $10 for each additional person)
Receive images back within one week
Printing rights
Golden Hour Lighting

Do you ever look at your kids and wish you could freeze them in this time right now, exactly how they are? Their freckles, their fingers, the way they giggle and play with their brothers, or give hugs to dad, kisses to mom. Our family photography sessions are full of just that. We spend up to an hour playing, smiling, tickling, hugging, laughing and kissing to get the best shots of your family candidly and posed.

We will get tons of shots of the whole family together, mom and kids, dad and kids, mom and dad together, siblings together and individuals of each child. You will cherish these pictures forever when your kids are older and you have something to remember them when they were little.

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Extended Family Sessions

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All sessions are up to an hour and a half and you will receive at least 75 edited images.
Extended family sessions come with at least one whole group shot, grandchildren, grandchildren and grandparents, siblings, and we spend about 5-10 minutes with each individual family to get at least 3 poses, their children together, and parents together.
Extended family sessions OVER 20 PEOPLE do not come with individual portraits of family members. It may be added on for $5 a person. They also do not include special posing for individual families like mom and daughters, etc. but can also be added on for $10 per grouping.
Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT TYPE OF PICTURES SHOULD I EXPECT?
Every type of picture! We spend the first 15 minutes (When kids are the best) getting poses of everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Then we play and get candid and fun shots. We also get mom and kids, dad and kids, mom and daughter, dad and sons, etc! (Extended families are photographed differently. Please refer to the extended family section above to read about what type of pictures are included)

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?
You should arrive to the session at least 10 minutes early to make sure everyone is out of the car, fully dressed, and ready to go when the session begins. If you are worried about kids spilling in the car, please bring them in a different outfit and change them once you get there. Refer to the next section for more tips on preparing for your session.

DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER PICK THE IMAGES?
Yes, I will pick and edit at least 75 images.

DO I GET TO PICK THE LOCATION?
Yes! Unless you picked a back-to-back session, you will be picking the location from a list I will send you after booking. If you chose a back-to-back session, the location will be chosen for you based on the date you choose.

CAN I SHOW YOU A PINTEREST BOARD OF PICTURES I WANT?
You can choose your favorite 1-2 images and we will try to get them. Every family and session is different. Pinterest is is a great resource but it is full of photographers' very best and favorite shot from their session, so to expect a whole pinterest board of the very best work from multiple photographers is just unrealistic and it doesn't allow me to use my own creativity during the shoot, resulting in everyone being unhappy.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Yes! There are a few ways you can get a discount.
  • Referrals: Get a $25 credit to use at your session within one year for referring someone who books, or a free mini session for referring a wedding that books with me.
  • Paying Cash at the session will get you a $20 discount.
  • Mini Sessions still gets you a ton of amazing pictures, at a more affordable price
  • Back-to-back sessions will get you a $50 discount. Prices listed are for the best lighting and/or golden hour. Discounted sessions are before a golden hour session with brighter, but still beautiful, lighting. Travel fees to locations outside of the 30 mile radius are also greatly discounted.

HOW MUCH ARE YOUR TRAVEL FEES?
Travel fees vary based on location, time and miles. When locations are sent out, any additional fees will be included with that location so it isn't a surprise at the end.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY FAMILY SESSION?
One of the perks of booking with me is that I send you an outfit at the time of booking! This will go over colors, patterns and textures to help you figure out what to wear! Im also always open to answer any questions or help you decide. I've had many people send me pictures of things they were deciding on and I've let them know if it would photograph well or if they should go with something else! Im always happy to help.

HOW CAN WE COORDINATE OUTFITS WITH OUR BIG EXTENDED FAMILY?
I know this can be tough! Depending on the size of your family, pick 1-3 main colors, and you can mix with ANY neutrals. Have each family dress themselves to coordinate with each other. Don't worry about picking the exact color - rather than giving everyone a paint swatch to go off of, just tell them BLUE. Then when people show up in multiple shades of blue, it will add interest! It will all flow, I promise.

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How To Prepare


EAT BEFORE + BRING SNACKS + TREATS
Your kids will not do well on empty stomachs. Grab dinner before (in a change of clothes!) to help with hangry moods, plus bring snacks. Please do not bring colored snacks, things that get stuck in teeth, or are hard to chew and produce a lot of extra saliva, like suckers, goldfish, chocolate, gummy bears, etc. The best snacks to bring are pretzels, marshmallows, smarties, or cheerios. Now, here is the secret tip that will make a HUGE difference with how your children do: Do not bring out the sweet treats until half way through the session! Sometimes it helps to not even mention that you are bringing a sweet treat for them. Only give them cheerios or something similar in the beginning. Then when they start to really lose patience, thats when you bring out the treats and it will help them get through the last half! If you bring out the treats in the beginning, they will start off the session grumpier because they will just want more treats.

DON'T LET YOUR KIDS FALL ASLEEP IN THE CAR
Kids are happiest during the first 15 minutes of a family session and most kids take at least 20 minutes to fully wake up from their nap. Its really hard to get great shots when that important first chunk of time is actually spent waking up. If your child is an exception to this, and can wake up quickly and is happy every time, then its totally fine if they fall asleep!

SMILE EVEN WHEN YOUR KIDS AREN'T
Yes, Photoshop works sometimes but not every time. If you try to keep a smile on your face the whole time, then we will get amazing pictures when your kids smile! Some sessions are spent trying to get the children to cheer up the entire time. In those cases, it is absolutely crucial that you keep a smile on your face and keep your energy high throughout the session! I still get amazing shots even with grumpy kids as long as the parents just pretend like nothing crazy is happening ;)

OFFER A BRIBE
This works great for kids 3 and up! Offer to get a treat after, a toy from the dollar store, or an actual dollar!

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
In the spring and fall months, layer up so you can take layers off if its too hot, but always plan for colder weather. Please do not bring your children dressed in thin clothes or dresses without tights or layers in the winter. They will be so much happier if they are overdressed with hats, gloves, jackets and layers. Make sure your jackets coordinate with your outfits so if they have to stay on, you still look great!

PLAY AND HAVE FUN
Your kids will feed off of your energy. Make this a fun experience for them by being happy and playful rather than scolding them. I've been doing this for a long time and the best results always come from families who play and giggle together.



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