We All Know This Year is One for the Books.

Before ringing in the new year, make a point to capture life exactly as it's been this year: half-dressed zoom calls, messy play rooms, many dirtied coffee mugs and wine glasses, and somehow a hug to spare! I'll come into your space for two hours to document the warmest, silliest, mundane, boring and messiest.

There can be many ways to plan this session, such as combining:

-Morning routine: Jammies, breakfast, brushing teeth and diaper changes, morning jogs

-Work & School: People in different parts of the house, coloring sheets, sitting outside

-Afternoon Walk: Take a break from the calls and pull out a bike, scooter or chalk

-Afternoon Activity: Playing at the park, Creating crafts or making a mess in the backyard

-Etc. What ideas do you have?! What do you enjoy doing together? Apart? In different rooms?!

Two Hours | $400


-30 Minute Pre-Planning Session via Zoom

-Two Hours Day of Shooting at Your Home

-In Person Reveal of Your Gallery (At My Studio or Your Home)

-Private Online Gallery with Print Options

-Additional Purchase Option: 5 Minute Heirloom Video of the Day


Is this kind of session right for me?

If you have kept images on your walls for years or want to make a new habit of it, and value having someone with a trained eye for nostalgia, yes, this is the kind of session for you!

My family is boring. What would you even make pictures of?

In our pre-planning session, we will work together to tease apart what makes your family just that - your family! What may seem boring while amidst it, in hindsight can be the best year of many. Partnering with Raygen Samone will give a much needed perspective shift toward delight, wonder, wisdom and gratitude.

Do we have to dress fancy?

This depends, but preferably.. no! The beauty of documentary is that we're creating images that will matter to you, your children, and theirs, and theirs. The more reality, the better. What if you saw images of your family from 100 years ago and they were presenting themselves as anything but how they actually were? It'd be a bit of a bummer! So we wear jammies for the great grand-babies. You're welcome, great grand-babies.

Why $400?

I take my craft quite seriously and maintain a respectable price for those that both value the work and desire the experience. The $400 breaks down into: $100 service fee (me, all my gear and technology), $150 per shooting hour (day of time, editing time and images). Your images will remain in my archives for up to three years, meaning you'll have access to them at no additional cost!

It's still COVID. So.

I'll be in a mask throughout our entire session so as to protect myself, your family, and those I'll serve after yours! Please be honest about your family's symptoms as your date approaches and I will simply rain check the session. Should I test positive, I will let you know ASAP and rain check your session! Let's protect each other! (:

Do we HAVVVE to stay in the house?

NOPE! In your pre-planning session we'll come up with a unique experience just for your family, whether that be as-is at home, or an adventure day somewhere else! (Just leave room for me in the minivan!)

What's the process?

-Fill out the form below

-Receive a confirmation email

-Pre-Planning Session via Zoom/ Phone Call

-Day Of Session

-Wait About Two Weeks in Anticipation!!!

-Reveal Party via Zoom! Raygen Samone will provide the slideshow!

-Given access to your online gallery and store

What's it like working with Raygen Samone?

"She went OVER AND ABOVE my expectations. She has an absolute gift with children. It can be stressful doing family photos when you have young children. Of course that will be the day your kids act like they aren’t raised right! But Raygen is patient and doesn’t make you feel rushed when you need to pause to tend to the kids."

-Emma O

"Omg I love Raygen so hard."

-Jean M

Ready? Let's Do It!

If you're ready to freeze the mundane and cultivate your home towards delight, wonder, wisdom and gratitude, fill out the form below to get started! Raygen Samone will come up with three potential dates and, upon your confirmation, send an invoice and contract, select a time for a planning and reveal session -- and that's it!

This will determine the following information you receive!

May select more than one. Three days and times will be presented to you upon the completion of this form.

May select more than one. Three days and times will be presented to you upon the completion of this form.

May select more than one. Three days and times will be presented to you upon the completion of this form. Raygen Samone is a natural light photographer and will not shoot past sunset for the sake of quality images.

Capsule Video - Each family member is interviewed with questions asked by the family. Footage is compiled along with photos and b-roll of the day of.