our answer to

FAMILY

PORTRAITS

fun. real. heartfelt.

We get it. Choosing a family photographer is a tough choice. You feel past photo sessions have either missed the mark with quality or they have just looked like everyone else family pictures. Your family is one-of-a-kind and you deserve photos that are unique to you all and don’t feel like the family pics of every other mom in your Facebook group.

We want you to love the images we create for you. That starts with getting to know us and the types of images we seek to create. There is a perfect photographer out there for everyone. It would be so cool if you discovered we’re the ones for you! So, take a look around, read more about our approach, and just get to know us better.

Well, we won’t settle for your fake smile, that’s for sure. We love to see the authentic you. We live for those fleeting moments where your genuine laugh shows up, even if we have to work our tails off to get it. We need to capture those real connections between y’all! Of course, one really cool thing about working with us is that we REALLY want to work with you to create something noticeably different than what everyone else is getting. We’re not the photographers for you if you want overly-posed “stiff” pictures that look like everyone else’s. Hey-you’re NOT just anybody. You’re YOU. Let’s celebrate that!

Here’s the deal. Your family is growing and changing constantly. Your kiddos may do some crazy things that you *hope* no one ever captures on camera 🙂 BUT, they also have 3 dozen distinct facial expressions… their very own personality… and you love them so much that you just can’t contain it sometimes.

Of course, everyone loves having a beautiful portrait, and we’ll totally get a few. BUT! We’ll do it with our MIKE + JULIE signature stamped on it. We figure if you’re relaxed and having a good time, then it will show a whole lot more than a stuffy studio ’tilt your head just like this… no, this way… now say cheese!’ kinda portrait. We’ll make you smile because we’ll be laughing and playing with you.

We want you to have a TON of fun, and if you’re not, then you’re probably not at a session with MIKE + JULIE. Cuz that’s what we do, we have fun, loads and loads of it.

Our goal is for you to walk away with a brand new idea of what it's like to get your pictures taken.

We want nothing more than for you to have a great time, remembering how much you love this crazy bunch of people who you call family. Come spend an hour with us. We’ll play, relax, laugh, and connect. We won’t focus on that “perfectly posed” family picture, but rather create images that capture the REAL you.

FAMILY

PORTRAITS

fun. real. heartfelt.

We want you to love the images we create for you. That starts with getting to know us and the types of images we seek to create. There is a perfect photographer out there for everyone. It would be so cool if you discovered we’re the ones for you! So, take a look around, read more about our approach, and just get to know us better.

Well, we won’t settle for your fake smile, that’s for sure. We love to see the authentic you. We live for those fleeting moments where your genuine laugh shows up, even if we have to work our tails off to get it. We need to capture those real connections between y’all! Of course, one really cool thing about working with us is that we REALLY want to work with you to create something noticeably different than what everyone else is getting. We’re not the photographers for you if you want overly-posed “stiff” pictures that look like everyone else’s. Hey-you’re NOT just anybody. You’re YOU. Let’s celebrate that!

Here’s the deal. Your family is growing and changing constantly. Your kiddos may do some crazy things that you *hope* no one ever captures on camera 🙂 BUT, they also have 3 dozen distinct facial expressions… their very own personality… and you love them so much that you just can’t contain it sometimes.

Of course, everyone loves having a beautiful portrait, and we’ll totally get a few. BUT! We’ll do it with our MIKE + JULIE signature stamped on it. We figure if you’re relaxed and having a good time, then it will show a whole lot more than a stuffy studio ’tilt your head just like this… no, this way… now say cheese!’ kinda portrait. We’ll make you smile because we’ll be laughing and playing with you.

We want you to have a TON of fun, and if you’re not, then you’re probably not at a session with MIKE + JULIE. Cuz that’s what we do, we have fun, loads and loads of it.

Our goal is for you to walk away with a brand new idea of what it's like to get your pictures taken.

We want nothing more than for you to have a great time, remembering how much you love this crazy bunch of people who you call family. Come spend an hour with us. We’ll play, relax, laugh, and connect. We won’t focus on that “perfectly posed” family picture, but rather create images that capture the REAL you.

MY HEART IS MELTING! MIKE AND JULIE YOU TWO ARE AMAZINGLY GIFTED. HOW YOU CAN CAPTURE AND BRING OUT THE LOVE THROUGH A PHOTO IS INSPIRED! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO AND HAVE DONE FOR OUR FAMILY. YOU ARE IN A LEAGUE ALL YOUR OWN!

-Josey

KC family photographers

session

fee

{single family – $150 plus tax}
{multiple household family – $300 plus tax}

guided 1-hour session (KC metro)

guided Zoom ordering session where you’ll view and order your pictures (no digital or physical product is included in session fee, all digital and physical product is purchased separately)

additional

details

A signed contract and session fee payment must be received to reserve a spot on our calendar. Minimum product purchase of $200 required. Sessions book 2-4 weeks out, depending on the season. Session fees are non-refundable, but transferable up to 6 months. Sales tax will be added to all session fees and product purchases. Print collections start at $1025. A la carte options are available as well. Prices subject to change without notice.

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What is a session with MIKE + JULIE like?

We’ll spend about an hour together at the Kansas City metro location of your choice. First and foremost, we’ll help you choose a location that has great lighting and interesting environments. You’ll spend your time with us laughing, playing a few games, having a stress-free FUN time. We WILL ask you to smile for the camera, but we’ll do it with style and hopefully a bit of entertainment (which is code for Mike will make odd sounds and jump over Julie’s head-true story). We do a mix of posing and interacting shots. Don’t expect it to be a ‘smiling at the camera the whole time’ type of session. We firmly believe it’s important to capture not only what you all look like at this moment in time, but how you feel about each other.

Can I get studio portraits?

Well, you can, just not with us… 😉 Studio work is great and all, don’t get us wrong. We just like the freedom of a real environment more. It’s actually an important element in what makes our style look the way it does.

How do I book/reserve a session?

Your session date is reserved once your portrait contract is signed and your session fee is paid.

Do you offer digitals?

Yep, we sure do. You can purchase one individual file, a bundle, or the whole kit and caboodle! But, that digital file sure won’t look as nice on your walls as a big, beautiful canvas though 😉 

What if I have to reschedule?

Payment of your session fee reserves that day and time for you, and only you. So, when you can’t make it, no one else gets that spot either. But… we totally understand that life happens. You get one complimentary reschedule for any reason. After that, if you still need to reschedule there is a $75 rescheduling fee.

I have no idea where to have my session, help!

Breathe!! It’s okay! We know you want to find the location that’s perfect for YOU, which is different for each client. We’ll work with you to find out what your style is like and make suggestions. We got you. But! We firmly believe that you don’t need that perfect location in order to have incredible photos. People trump location, every time. Great connections between people can happen anywhere 🙂

When is the best time for my session?

Our favorite time of day to shoot is during the evening a few hours before sunset. It’s hands-down the most flattering light of the day!

What if the weather is bad on the day of my session?

Since we live in the land of weather being persnickety, it’s a very good time to talk about our inclement weather procedure. If the forecast calls for poor shooting conditions (rain/strong winds/snow/excessive heat), we will contact you the night before your session and see if it’s possible to make a call at that time. Often though, it’s a matter of waiting until those last few hours prior to really know whether a reschedule is needed. If that’s the case, we will call you 3 hours prior to let you know our thoughts. If we postpone, no worries! We’ll compare calendars and come up with a date that works for both of us.

Can you help me with what to wear?

Aaaaabsolutely, we can! We even made a whole blog post about it, check it out here: WHAT TO WEAR to my fabulous session with MIKE + JULIE.  But, our biggest concern is that you choose clothing that you feel GREAT in. When you feel good, it shows.

What if I am late to my session?

Tsk tsk tsk… nah, we’re just kidding-it’s not a problem! We try not to book sessions back to back in case things happen, but often it’s a matter of running out of light. No light=no pictures. It’s just that simple. For that reason, if you are more than 20 minutes late we will automatically reschedule.

What if my kiddos don’t behave at the session?

DON’T worry if your kiddos don’t want to smile. As much as you want your kiddo to be a perfect angel during the session, let yourself off the hook if it doesn’t happen. This is where we work our MIKE + JULIE magic 😉 It takes some kiddos a little longer to warm up to new people than others. We are pretty good at detecting that and turning things around. We never want you to push them, or force them to smile. It’s just not how we roll. Part of choosing a session with MIKE + JULIE means trusting our process. For us, that process looks like getting in there and just playing with your kiddos. It’s MORE about the experience than it is about the perfect pose.

What happens after the session?

Once your session is over, the agonizing wait begins! Then, you’ll cozy up in your favorite spot from the convenience of your home for your guided ordering session via Zoom. This is when you’ll see your images for the first time (you’ll already be acquainted with all of your yummy product options), and place your product order. PLUS… we promise to help you every step of the way to prepare for your ordering session, no worries.