Family Portraits

The Lacey Wood Photography Approach

My team of photographers and I are friendly, easygoing, creative, honest, patient and fun. We have a unique bag of tricks that we use to keep everyone smiling naturally, laughing, and enjoying themselves throughout the session. We balance efficiency with attention to detail.

Prepare For Your Session

It is always a good idea to give some thought to what the members of your family wear to your family portrait session. You don’t have to be super matchy-matchy, but it looks great if you find a color palate you like and dress everyone within that palate. I don’t recommend that everyone in the family wear all white or all black. That can result in a lump of white or black in the middle of the shot or floating head syndrome, depending on the background. It’s fine to wear white and black, but break it up with some other color/s. Avoid clashing designs and busy patterns (florals, paisleys, t-shirt logos). Most essentially, make sure everyone is comfortable in what they will be wearing. It is more important for everyone to smile naturally than it is for your family to be precisely uniformed.

Don’t experiment with any radical facial or skin treatments or get waxed the day before your family portrait session. Doing so can cause unexpected skin reactions. Stick with water and your usual skin care regimen.

Share Your Preferences

If you have certain preferences about your family’s portrait session, please share. If you prefer all shots be taken horizontally instead of vertically, if you have a side of your face that you prefer, if your dog responds to a specific command, please tell us. These hints will help us provide you with a family portrait you love, which is always our goal.

Packages

30-Minute Session $125

  • Unlimited photo exposures
  • 1 retouched 8×10 print
  • All full resolution photo files

1-Hour Session $199

  • Unlimited photo exposures
  • 2 retouched 8×10 prints
  • All full resolution photo files

Additional Retouches – $35 per image

After Your Family Portrait Session

Following your family portrait session, I will create a private online proof gallery where you (and anyone with whom you need to share it) can view your photos for the next 90 days. From this page you may select the images you wish to have retouched and printed. The retouched images that are included in the cost of your package must be chosen within 7 days of your family portrait session. Once your retouch selections have been made, all images from your family portrait session, including the final retouched images, will be burned to disk and delivered directly to you along with your included prints and any additional prints you may choose to order.

Location and Travel

My home location is in Downtown Burbank, but I travel all over the world to photograph portraits and events. A location fee may apply if your shoot is 15 miles outside of our location in Burbank.