Let go of perfection, embrace the chaos and lean into your love and joy during your family photography session.
A lifestyle family photo session with me is about embracing the chaos while showing your love, dynamics, and connections within your family. With gentle guidances through poses, and activities that keep kids and husbands interested, our time together will not feel like a chore, but a fun adventure out with the family. In the end, you will have a collection of images that tells the story of your family as you are right now.
Complete the Inquiry form on the Contact Me Page. Within 24 hours you'll receive a welcome email with access to my booking calendar. Select a date for your session & complete the contract and you're booked!
Once you're booked, you receive access to my client lounge. This is designed to make your Seattle area family photo session smooth and stress free.
That's it. Feel confident and ready for family photos. You can relax and let me photography your family. I'll worry about the kids, you just enjoy the experience.
Access to the client lounge. From tips on what to wear to help selecting the perfect location to what to expect and how to make the most of your session, Neyssa will ensure you feel prepared, relaxed and at ease for your family photo session.
A fun, and laid-back family photo session. Neyssa will guide you through prompts and poses that allow you to focus on loving your family and having fun while she captures your family beautifully.
Sessions last approx. 45 min - 1 hour.
Included with your session is a gallery of high resolution digital files (minimum 75 in both color and black and white) you can print & share with family!
Plus, enjoy a complementary 8x8 20-page album, professionally designed by Neyssa Lee Photography.
Together, we will decide on the perfect location to capture your family - whether that's in the comfort of your own home, or in one of the beautiful outdoor locations in the Seattle area (from Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle).
Your session includes your entire gallery of (at least 75) high resolution digital files to use for personal use. Each family photography session includes a complimentary 8x8 custom lay flat album. You are busy, which is why I fully design the album for you. No extra work, just a tangible way to enjoy your family's photos.
Together we will create art, not just photographs. In my eyes art is something you display in your homes and show off to friends and families. Photographs are often hidden in a drawer (or on your computer). Ready to make art together? Contact me to reserve a session date.
*$400 deposit due to book. The remainder is due the week of your session.
**Immediate Family only. Additional fees for extended family.
A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF:
You want a playful session that focuses on your family's love and connection (not on stiff poses of everyone looking at the camera).
“Neyssa Lee Photography is becoming an annual tradition for our family. Her warm, calm guidance through the process puts all ages at ease. I love the natural smiles she captures. There are so many amazing moments captured that it's a struggle to choose favorites. I look forward to having Neyssa photograph our family beautifully year after year."
-Amanda, Seattle, WA
06. When (and how) do I book my photo session?
05. Do you offer Mini Sessions?
04. What happens once I book a session?
03. What happens if it rains?
02. What if my children are crazy during my photo session?!
01. What kind of photographer are you?
I am a natural light, lifestyle portrait photographer. My work can be described as natural, fun, light and authentic. I became a photographer to capture the small, everyday moments and milestones of life and your gallery will reflect that. I am an all inclusive family photographer because I don’t want you to be forced to choose just five photos. I am not after that one “perfect shot” of everyone smiling at the camera.
I provide a large gallery showing genuine connections, personality and the spirit of your family as you are right now. In the end, I want you to look at your gallery of images and truly see yourself, to say, “this is my family, documented beautifully.” My hope is that you will want to display your photos as artwork, because that’s what they are – art.
01. WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
As much as we'd like to believe our children are perfect angels, we know that just isn't the case. Kids will be kids. They are unpredictable and they don't always want their picture taken. However, I have been photographing families and kids for over 13 years now. I am also a mother to six kids under the age of 13. Trust me when I say, I have seen it all.
I'm not in the business of making children perform, pose, and smile just so. I may photograph the pout, but then I will suggest a new game or activity. I have plenty of tricks up my sleeves. Parents have told me time and time again, they can't believe the images I captured amidst all the chaos.
Chaos is the story of my life, friend. It is where my photography shines.
02. WHAT IF MY CHILDREN ARE CRAZY DURING MY PHOTO SESSION?!
I totally get it. You have made an investment in family photos and you don't want to spend the entire time drenched. I am a photographer in Washington State, flexibility is my middle name (okay, not really, but that's a big secret!). Leading up to your session I'm in contact watching the weather forecast. If things don't look good I offer several options.
1) We do the session in your home. Kids are often comfortable in their own home and this type of session allows for plenty of family details to be captured.
2) We select a location with cover. I have several favorite spots in the area.
03. WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Once you have booked a family portrait session with me, we will start discussing the perfect location. I offer suggestions based on favorite spots that both show off the beauty of the pacific northwest while offering a perfect backdrop for family photos. I select locations that have beautiful light during the time of day your family needs your session, yet offers something for your family to do together - whether that is playing, exploring, throwing rocks, twirling in fields, or building forts in the woods.
I am also here to help you choose the right thing to wear. I guide you through the process, as much or as little as you'd like. Often clients will text me a photo of everyone's outfits laid out. While I want you to be YOU, I know you're making an investment and what you wear matters. I help ensure your photos are timeless while staying true to you.
04. WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I BOOK A SESSION?
The only type of mini session I offer is a mini maternity session, available to expectant moms when they book a newborn session with me.
My approach to photographing your family is to capture the entire story, and 10-15 minutes can just feel too rushed. Children need time to warm up, or get out the wiggles, while parents need time to relax into the processes. I am not about capturing that one “perfect photo” but a collection of images that tell your story, that show your love for each other. Trying to cram that into a short period of time is not only more stressful for mom and the kids, but leaves so much left out.
For more on why a mini session may not be right for your family check out
Mini Sessions - Why or Why Not
05. DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?
Each November booking opens for the following year. Priority availability is given to returning clients and then newsletter subscribers.
If you're looking for family photos, I suggest reaching out right now to get onto my calendar.
To book, click the button below, complete the contact form (tell me something fun about your family!).
06. WHEN (AND HOW) DO I BOOK MY PHOTO SESSION?
A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF:
You want the family photo experience and to include everyone from your siblings to your parents.
A multigenerational family photography session focused on documenting everyone in your family.
These sessions give each smaller family unit a few photos together, while focusing on the larger group, cousins, and the grandparents.
Extended family sessions are playful, laid back, and not about that 1 "perfect" shot.
Includes a gallery of approximately 100 digital files and a 12x12 Custom Album, professionally designed by Neyssa Lee Photography.
Sessions are quick, relaxed, playful and last approximately 1 hour.
Travel Photo Sessions:
Take your family photos at your favorite vacation spots.
A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF:
You want the same family photo experience from Neyssa Lee Photography while visiting a new location.
2024 Travel Dates
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