The sun, the laughter, and the love are all elements that made for a beautiful session with this family that I have had the pleasure of knowing for years.
This family is energetic, fun, and loving! Mom and Dad have been inseparable since 2011 (love that!) and their boys are into legos, superheroes, trucks, and dancing. These pictures were taken at the same place they had their wedding photos - this was such a sweet family!
Come meet this playful, loving, and affectionate family! Mom and dad have a beautiful relationship and were a joy to capture even just the two of them! The boys, both lovers of Pokemon, Sonic, and anything on wheels, were full of energy and such a joy to be around.
Having four young kids myself, I know the stress that can easily take over when it comes to a family session. I will help relieve that for you through thoughtful pre-session planning, an online styling service, and taking the time to get to know your family.
Our session will feel relaxed, joy-filled, and child-led. Instead of focusing on a perfectly posed portrait where everyone is looking at the camera, my priority will be to capture emotion, movement, and connection among your loved ones. I want my gallery of images to tell your story and to stir your heart.
I want your personalities to shine and the truth of this season of your life to be captured. I care about documenting your children as they are (not who they “should” be) whether full of smiles, serious faces, or the need to run. I want you to feel full of gratitude, confidence, and peace knowing that your family's beauty does not have to be created, it is already there, exactly as you are.
I desire to bring forth greater love.
To make visible the invisible. To celebrate
one another's beauty, dignity, and worth.
You simply being here already makes you someone special to me! There's really no point in lingering a second longer - come say hi!! Photography has brought me so much joy and being able to pour love into families and accentuate their awesomeness just never gets old. It's a role I do not take lightly. If the way I view and capture life around me resonates with you, then I promise we are going to have an incredible time together! So don't wait another second, fill out that contact form and let's get the conversation rolling!
1. Say Hello
2. Get on the Calendar!
Once I receive your inquiry and finish my happy dance, I will get back to you with session dates and times so we can get it locked in the calendar! A non-refundable portion of your overall investment will be due at the time of choosing your date to make it unavailable others. Once we have these necessary details in place, along with a signed contract, the attention to detail and preparation will follow. I will be with you every step of the way!
Now that everything is officially scheduled, we will get chatting about all the fun details: location, clothes, and overall preparation. It is important to me that I get to know your family so that I can capture authentic images that speak to your unique story together. I will kick this off with a general questionnaire. Meanwhile, you will receive access to a free online styling service to assist you in choosing the best outfits as well as my personal styling guide and expertise. I find so much joy in helping you feel prepared, peaceful, and confident leading up to our session together. I'm here for you!
3. ask me Anything
The day is finally here!!! At this point, we will have touched base again a few days prior, final payment will have been made, and you will be ready to roll! This is the day that all you'll need to do is focus on the gratitude you have for your family. Perfection will have no place in our time together. It will be about loving each other, exactly as you are and taking life as it comes. I'll be the one on the side documenting the story that unfolds, revealing the moments that capture the essence of who you are together in this season of your life. It is such an honor!
4. Your Session
Within three weeks, you will receive access to your private online gallery, along with a slideshow, where you can view and download your images. You will also have access to a professional print shop with drag and drop design capabilities so you can get the highest quality prints off of your computer and delivered to your doorstep was easily as possible.
Do prints often stay on your computer? Here's where I can help! I offer my own album design as an upgrade if you would like to take it off your plate completely and have it done for you. I get it, life is busy, but printing your album is beyond worth it. These are the memories that can be held in your hands and shared for generations to come. These photos are heirlooms. They are art. They are your story unveiled.
5. your photographs
starting at only $750
Immediate Family Members
Pre-Session Planning and Consultation
Complimentary Styling Service
High-Resolution Digital Files in Color
& Black and White
Presented in a Private Online Gallery
Discounted Access to Professional Album Design and Printing Services
heirloom artwork • priceless
Payment plans AVAILABLE upon request
yOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL
Can you see it? Sitting down with loved ones gathered around you inspired to dream, hope, and rise again as they turn the pages of a beloved album in the warmth of your presence? You have the power to impact future generations with the value you choose to place in the present. Let's honor your journey. You won’t regret it.
Maggie is not only amazing at what she does but she also has a heart of gold to match! She really took the time to get to know me and my family and I can’t tell her enough how much I appreciated that. She made me feel more comfortable and confident at our session and was so supportive of what our daughters needed, encouraged us to follow their lead, and because of that she was able to capture beautiful photos. I felt this overwhelming feeling of joy in my heart when viewing the final images! I was blown away at the beauty. I couldn’t stop smiling! Maggie was able to perfectly capture our family - “this is SO us!” my husband and I shouted at each other as we scrolled through our photos. I sincerely can’t thank Maggie enough.
LYVYANE & Mike
Maggie is a talented photographer and an amazing human being. The combination of these attributes makes her excel at her craft. Maggie's heart and soul go into her work and it is reflected in the product. Our session was incredibly thoughtful and planned perfectly. The lighting captured in our photos was angelic because Maggie had scouted an incredible location and knew by the minute when the sun would be magical. I am so thankful to have found Maggie to take Mother/daughter photos for the holidays this year. She exceeded my expectations. They are more than photos; they are an heirloom.
Maggie was warm, communicative, professional and focused on ensuring that everything about our experience with her was the best that it possibly could be. It was also so refreshing to have someone who encouraged us to embrace who we are as individuals and as a couple and to have that reflected in beautiful photos. When you work with Maggie, you will be amazed at how she is going to capture you and your family in your element, which is probably why all of her photos turn out so beautifully - they reflect who we were in that moment in time and for that I am grateful.
Kate & JOsh
Maggie of Everything is Grace Photography is a true professional and visual artist! During our session she managed to capture so many images that authentically showcased me and my personality. I was blown away with the album she sent of the pictures she captured. After seeing the photos, a friend commented that every pic looked so joy-filled! THAT is a direct result of Maggie and her skills! I've already recommended her to family and friends, and would book with her again in a heartbeat!
The photos Maggie takes are not only brilliant, but they display the beauty, truth, messiness, and absolutely lovely parts of life. She does all of this through a photo session that makes you feel like you are hanging out with one of your closest friends. She eases everyone in and through that process gets truly gorgeous photos of her clients. I will continue to use her for my photography needs and would recommend her to anyone!
This was the single best experience I have ever had with having pictures taken! I was hesitant to do it beforehand, but all that melted away the minute the session started. Maggie was calm, warm, and welcoming. She encouraged my daughter and I to be ourselves and provided direction here and there to create the most beautiful photos. I can't say enough about how incredible this experience was, and the photos are unbelievable! This will forever be a very special memory for my daughter and I, all thanks to Everything is Grace Photography!
Kris & LIZZIE
Absolutely amazed and overwhelmed at the photos we received after having a session with Maggie! What's even better is that it was such a fun and easy time. With two young kids, photo sessions have been hit or miss but she was so great with our boys and the time flew by. It was so casual! It felt like we were just having a conversation and walking through the park while she snapped away. I could not be more pleased with the whole experience and we have definitely found our photographer for years to come!
Matt and Michelle
Aside from being an amazing photographer, Maggie is such a sweet and kind human-being! She completely made my family and I feel at ease and the pictures came out beautiful and natural. Maggie really captured our personalities. It was such a nice experience to have as a family. It was fun and playful without feeling cheesy. We were blown away by the images. The pictures were breathtaking and even made me teary-eyed (in a good way). Simply put, they are beautiful!
Kevin & erin
There aren’t enough words to explain how amazing Maggie is. Her work is truly an extension of her. The care, the ease of preparation, the session itself, all the things added to the experience. When we got the images back, I had so many good ones to pick from, which has never happened for me before. She gave us memories that we will forever cherish.
Maggie came to our home on a cold February day for a couples "Date Night" session. My husband and I are not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but Maggie made it so easy for us. Her sense of humor and genuine excitement helped us feel natural in front of the camera. Her specific directions while shooting made the session painless, and honestly, a lot of fun!! We absolutely love having photos of us in our home. We will treasure these photos forever!
Matt & Lauren
My husband and I just had our 10 year wedding anniversary and did a photo session with Maggie to celebrate, wearing our wedding clothes! It was so much fun. She did an outstanding job replicating some of our favorite wedding pictures and had some cute ideas of ways to involve our 3 young kids! We will cherish these pictures forever. It was also so special for our kids to see us in my dress / his tux! We can’t wait for a repeat for our 20 year!!!! Thank you Maggie!!!
TIffany & ANDY
You won’t regret your investment in Everything is Grace Photography! We love our photos! And boy was it hard to choose a few favorites to share! We’ve never done a summer photo session and they turned out beautiful. I am so glad I chose to capture these moments, my kids are getting so big and all doing their own things, it’s bittersweet. Seriously, go check out Maggie! She pours her heart into these sessions and is simply one of the best. Joyful, loving, kind and generous. You won’t regret it!
Thank you Maggie for loving on my family and connecting with us, I am so grateful. Now to choose ones for my walls…."
Lisa & MARK
Maggie has given me the gift of being able to marvel at my family. I think that deep down, this is probably how God is able to view us all. He is not hurried, rushed or impatient. He gazes upon his loved ones, soaking in the beauty, vulnerability and love of a given moment. Thank you for the gift of being able to see my family as God sees us. Thank you for this captured Holy Pause.
Chad & Nora
My family can’t say enough about Maggie. She was patient and kind and it was actually a lot of fun. My kids keep asking when we can do it again. As for the pictures they are truly amazing! She captured our family in true form and love! We’ll definitely be doing another session!
Stacy & DAVE
Absolutely amazing session and final pictures! Maggie was able to capture moments that we normally would not have on camera. She made it fun for everyone! We shared MANY laughs and she made the photo session easy. She has a great eye and knows just what to capture! When you work with her, she is invested in you and I LOVE it. This is also probably why my husband reached out to her a few months later to surprise me with one of her couples “Date Night" Sessions which was another incredible experience but this time for just the two of us. :)
Julie & RONNIE
A slice of life. That is what Maggie captured when she photographed my family. It was exactly what I was envisioning, plus more. She scouted the location and knew the best spots to catch that golden hour sun. She was playful and fun which was perfect for my sons. She let the session unfold with an idea of what she wanted to capture, all while letting our love and laughter guide us into truly comfortable and real moments!
Nic & Di
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