CHEYENNE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Fun and Relaxed Family photography For Everyday Families

Serving Cheyenne, Laramie, and Fort Collins

CHEYENNE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Fun and Relaxed Family photography For Everyday Families

Have you put off photos for years because your family doesn’t seem like the type to have Perfect Family Photos? Are your kids too silly? Your spouse too nervous?

Here’s the secret: everyone’s family is messy. And shy. But also somehow loud. And a tiny bit of a disaster. But the right photographer can direct that energy into something fun, something that feels comfortable and not forced.

Yes, you’re going to have to get closer than you think. And yes, it will take a few minutes to get comfortable. But I’ll let your kids be kids, I’ll chat up your spouse about their job, and I’ll tell everyone what to do with their hands. By the time we’re done, your kids will be asking for “One more photo!” (seriously), and your spouse will get in the car and admit, “You know, that really wasn’t that bad”.

What makes a magical family photo isn’t necessarily the light or what you were wearing. It’s not how you were posed, or how well your kids smiled for the camera. It’s an hour outside with your kids, everyone happy and connected, getting a few snuggles before hopping back in the car for ice cream.

– Words From Clients –

Liz worked magic with my family. She was so friendly, kind and patient. She knew how to take away the pressure of trying to force a perfect pose and helped us all enjoy our photo session. Family photos with a three year old and one year old and WE HAD FUN!” – Mattie

how I can help


Relaxed and fun sessions

My favorite clients are the ones who told me “my family hates having their photo taken” during booking, but are suddenly on my calendar year after year.

I will let quiet kids be quiet, rowdy kids be rowdy. I promise – we’ll get there! But do. not. stress. We’ll run, we’ll jump, we’ll snuggle, we’ll adventure.

Organized and professional

I will guide you through the family photo process, from booking, to location, to what to wear, and how to get your images. I’m available for any questions you might have.

I know I’m at my best when I have a clear, organized path forward, which is why I want to provide that for you!

Fellow mom of three

I know how hard you had to work to make this a reality – picking out clothes, getting it on everyone’s schedule, convincing your spouse it was worth the effort.

I’m in your corner to make this an amazing experience, one your family will be excited for every year.

– Words From Clients –

“”Liz is such a talented and personable photographer! She…got a ton of great personality to shine through in the photos… We felt like we were hanging out with a friend.” – Lauren

Pricing

Deluxe Family Session

$899 (plus tax)

No time to print? This session includes a hardcover album, arriving on your doorstep within 4 weeks of gallery delivery.


Deluxe Family Sessions include:

  • All your final digital images (typically 75+ images).
  • In-town and mountain locations (within 50 miles of Cheyenne)
  • 20 page hardcover album (10″x10″) ($600 value)

Full Family Session

$499 (plus tax)

My most popular session! Tons of location options and unlimited downloads.


Full Family Sessions include:

  • All your final digital images (typically 75+ images)
  • In-town and mountain locations (within 50 miles of Cheyenne)

Basic Family Session

$349 (plus tax)

Perfect for families looking for wall art or a holiday card update.


Basic Family Sessions include:

  • 5 digital images for download
  • Additional images can be purchased for $25 each, or full gallery for $175
  • In-town Cheyenne locations only

Prices shown above are for immediate family only. For extended family sessions, please get in touch for a custom quote!

Products

Digital Images

Digital images will be delivered within 3 weeks of your session, in an online gallery.

Full and Deluxe Session clients will be able to share the entire gallery with family and friends, for unlimited downloads.

Basic Sessions include up to 5 digital images for download. Additional images can be purchased for $25 each, or $175 for the full gallery.

Albums

Deluxe Sessions include a 20 page, 10″x10″ album, with either a linen or leather cover. Your family’s name and year will be embossed on the front cover.

Albums are available for a la carte purchase:

  • 10×10 Album: $600
  • 8×8 Album: $450

Canvas Prints

All canvas prints are 1.5″ deep, stretched over a wooden frame, and come ready to hang.

  • 8×10: $125
  • 12×12: $175
  • 16×20: $250
  • 16×24: $300
  • 24×36: $450

Prices shown above do not include sales tax. WY sales tax will be charged on all sessions and products, and tax rate will depend on the location of the session. Contact me at [email protected] to purchase albums and canvas prints after you’ve received your gallery.

Wondering what a Real session might look like?

You can view a full family gallery from an actual session at this link. You’ll be able to see what photos I include with every session – whole family, siblings, mom and dad, the whole shebang.

Best Locations for Photos in Cheyenne

Not sure where you want your session to take place? No worries! I’ve put together a comprehensive guide with my favorite locations for family photos in Cheyenne to help you find the perfect location for your family.

Large family in white and blue and gray outfits, standing in tall grass in front of pine trees in Wyoming.

Extended Family Sessions

Since extended family sessions can range from 4 people to 20+ people, I offer custom quotes for these sessions. Extended family sessions start at $700 plus tax.

Use my Contact Page to inquire. Please include the number of people being photographed (estimates are fine), as well as the location and desired session date.

Note: I take very limited sessions during Cheyenne Frontier Days and Thanksgiving break, so get in touch early for these time frames. I’m not available over Christmas break.

– Words From Clients –

“”He wants to gift this [extended family session] to his mom for her birthday. A man who hates photos, but you impressed him this fall with your work and quickness this fall! Not an easy task, but we really appreciated you.” – Lori

Family Photo Session Process

My goal for every family is a stress-free, easy experience. When you inquire, here’s what happens next!


01 | Inquire

To get started, fill out my contact form. Add details about your family, as well as any desired session dates. You’ll receive a reply from me in 24-36 hours.

To book your session time and date, I will send links to a contract and invoice for the deposit ($100).

02 | Plan

We will work together to find the perfect location for your family. I will send tips and resources to set you up for a relaxed and stress-free session day.

I’m here to answer any questions you might have about the process, from what to wear, how to prep your kids, and what to do if it rains.

03 | Session Day

Session day is here! I’ll check in with you by text a day or two before your session to make sure the date and time still works (as well as remind you that your session is coming up!).

Family sessions typically last 45 minutes, but if your family needs a few extra minutes to warm up, that’s okay!

04 | Gallery Delivery

You’ll receive your online gallery within 2-3 weeks of your session (with a few sneak peeks in your inbox within a week of your session).

Clients who have chosen the Basic Package will be able to choose their 5 images for download, as well as purchase additional images.

Full and Deluxe galleries can be shared with family and friends, for unlimited downloads.

Book Your Session

Ready to book your session? Get in touch! Include details about your family, as well as type of session or time of year. You’ll receive a reply in 24-36 hours.

You can also email me directly at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Most of my families book their summer and fall sessions 3-6 months ahead of their session time, but I do have clients who book their session for the upcoming year in Nov/Dec. If you have your heart set on a particular date or fall color, I would recommend getting in touch in January or February. Fall color in Wyoming is VERY brief, and once it’s gone, it’s gone!

I photograph families all over Cheyenne, Laramie, and northern Colorado.

Family sessions within Cheyenne typically take place at Lions Park, High Plains Arboretum, Wyoming State Capitol, or downtown Cheyenne. Basic Family Sessions are only available at these locations.

Deluxe and Full Family Sessions take place at any of the locations listed above, as well as mountain locations (Curt Gowdy, Vedauwoo, Happy Jack Recreation Area, Tie City Trailhead), Fort Collins and Laramie.

I’m happy to travel to Lake Marie or locations south of Fort Collins for family photos, but these locations may require an additional travel fee.

I schedule most family sessions to start 1-2 hours before sunset. I know that doesn’t always work the best for toddlers and babies, so let me know if you need a morning or late afternoon session. I would much rather have a happy baby than perfect light!

Starting in late October through March, most of my sessions are in the morning due to the wind and weather.

I can only say that these are general guidelines, and be prepared for Mother Nature! We’ve had years with a snow and/or cold snaps in September and early October, which meant a quick end to fall color.

Cheyenne: first week of October through mid-October

Curt Gowdy State Park: end of September through first week of October

Summit/Medicine Bow National Forest: mid September through Oct 1

Fort Collins: mid to late October

Since a lot of my work takes place outdoors, I prefer scheduling sessions for when the weather allows us to be “coat free”. This means that the majority of my family sessions take place from June through mid-October.

Not at this time. I do occasionally rent a local studio space, so reach out if that’s something you’re interested in.

I deliver all my galleries within 3 weeks of your session. Sneak peeks are typically delivered to your inbox within one week of your session.

Absolutely! In-home family sessions are some of my favorite, especially in the winter months. No dodging weather, and fewer tears from cold children!

Yes! Extended families are quickly becoming one of my favorite types of sessions. Each extended family session includes a small mini session for each family inside the larger session, and all family members are welcome to download.

Due to the wide variety of locations, situations and number of family members, extended family sessions require a custom quote. Get in touch for more info!

I have more answers! Send me a message and we’ll chat.

– Words From Clients –

“Liz was PHENOMENAL!! Not only did she take amazing portraits and candid photos of our family of four, she really knew how to have fun with us and our two young kids. The moments that were captured are stunning!!” – Kodi

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About Liz

Mom of three girls, reformed engineer, wife to one badass husband, friend to two unappreciative cats and emotional support human for a very anxious dog.

I’ve photographed hundreds of Cheyenne families over the last ten years. I aim to make the process of having your family photographed as simple and fun as possible – everyone should have the awesomeness of a family photo on their wall.

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