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the Camden Family | Olympia, WA

Can I just say I love a good full family session?  Getting to spend a whole hour with a sweet little family allows everyone to just completely relax, be themselves & not feel rushed.  The smiles are genuine, legit personalities come out & I have a chance to really get to know you & spend time chatting you up (thanks for pretending to be interested in the details of my New York trip, Camdens!).  I’ve historically offered a half hour session for folks just wanting a few images of their family but after spending around an hour with these guys, my 2014 family sessions will all be at least an hour.  Maybe even longer!  I’m telling you, the proof is in the images.  A full one hour session gives off a “hey, I’m just gonna hang out with you guys for a while & don’t mind me over here snapping some pics” vibe as opposed to a “stand here. smile! let’s go over there… smile!” vibe.  And that’s the way I like it.

That being said, I’ll still be offering Mini Session Days twice a year (Spring & Fall) because there really is no better way to grab a quick updated family photo for your holiday cards than mini sessions.  Everybody wins.

Oh, & you know when else everybody wins?  Fall in the PNW.  Oh my goodness, as if I didn’t profess my love enough in the last post, shooting at Tumwater Falls in the Fall is a dream for an Olympia Family Photographer.  The golden light, the bright leaves & the crisp air that allows scarves & boots & sweaters.  Just some of my favorite things.


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Gina Christensen Huff -

These are amazing Amy! Beautiful!

Mara Wolff -

These are GORGEOUS! And the last three are my TOTAL fav…such a beautiful family! I’m sure they will forever treasure these images!!

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