Celebrate everyday magic.
Nothing shows us that change is the only constant like watching our kids grow up. Picture your life with a session that lets your family’s personality unfold. From play time to nap time, blowing bubbles to flying kites — or simply getting in and out of the car — we’ll help you tell your real life story in pictures.
You’ll get 45+ images of your family’s everyday magic, perfect for sharing online and printing up to 16x20.
The present is precious. Candid, timeless photos from daily life connect us to each other — and remind us that love is in the little things.
$650 + tax
- A 20-minute pre-session visit to meet you, see your home, and plan our time together
- A 1-hour session in your home or your chosen environment*
- 45+ high quality digital photos you can share online and print up to 16x20
- 1 photo sent via text within 24 hours of your session — perfect for social sharing
- All photos sent via text and as an online gallery within 7 business days
- Download photos digitally for safe-keeping on your computer or in the cloud
- Easily share photos online, and print in sizes up to 16x20
*We serve Austin-area families. Interested in a vacation setting? Ask us for travel pricing.
A session that celebrates ordinary moments.
We do traditional portraits, too!
Want your active family to sit still for a session? No problem! Capture the whole family plus smaller groupings, like mom or dad with kids, and kids only. Indoors or outdoors, we use professional strobes to make the lighting perfect. We’ll work closely with you to get the details perfect — from clothing to poses to the print sizes you’re dreaming of. Want more details about our Portrait Service? Talk to us.
The photos you get from your session are spontaneous, vibrant, and real. We love capturing images that have the power to transport you back to what you were thinking, feeling, and experiencing in the moment we made them together.
01. What activities make for a good session?
Our REAL approach centers on routines personal to you, environments meaningful to you, and authentic family interactions that capture life as it is really lived. Real life is beautiful, and our client families love to see back in time to the reality they lived when the kids were small. Your session can center on whatever your family does on a typical Saturday. We’ll have 3 hours to follow where life leads — waking up from a nap, having a snack, making cookies together, playing around the house, heading to the park, going to get ice cream — there are no rules. Great sessions are about the things you do in this life you love.
02. How can I prepare for my session?
When you book an Active Family session with us, we work to make your experience effortless. We’ll take the time to get to get to know you and share ideas. During our pre-session visit, we’ll identify the best places to shoot. At your home, we can identify key fixes — as easy as clearing clutter from a nightstand — that make any space look great. Trust me. There’s no need to worry or stage your entire house. Together, we’ll come up with a plan to make your session beautiful and authentic — and above all, stress-free.
03. What should I have my family wear?
Our goal is to tell your real life story, so come as you are! Because we’ll spend significant time together as you go through everyday activities, costume changes often become a natural part of Family Lifestyle sessions. Sometimes moments we don’t plan — like the struggle to get shoes on to go outside — become the most magical aspects of your unique session.
Quick answers to common questions …
Brent is a dad and he knows exactly how to capture those priceless memories from your baby's birth all while making sure mom feels comfortable. We received the most beautiful photos that we will treasure always.
The moments Brent captured will be treasured by all of us forever - they’re beautiful and priceless! He has a way of capturing emotion that makes every photo extra special.
On the day of the shoot, Brent made our young boys feel so comfortable. They laughed and posed and had a great time. Best of all, the photos were incredible, beyond our expectations.
Our little guy was not in a good mood, but Brent was calm and patient and captured amazing photos! He also went out of his way to help generate creative and natural settings based on our home.
Brent runs a highly professional operation that is infused with humanity and kindness. Such a good experience during an emotional time, and the images that we received are beautiful and priceless.
I cannot put into words how much I love the photos from Brent! He was so great to work with ahead of time, understanding about how hectic life would be when the baby was born and absolutely fantastic with our 3.5yo and newborn.
Our little guy was pretty difficult during his session from not napping and Brent was so patient and made sure to capture all of the shots we wanted.
Brent went above and beyond to capture the love and magic of these precious moments. He had all the love and patience our family needed to catch the best moments.
The photos we received are absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Brent has captured in our photos the love and intimacy of our new little family so naturally and so perfectly. Thank you thank you thank you!
My husband and I are not naturally photogenic, so we were really impressed that Brent made it look as if we are! He gives great direction while shooting and really captured our family beautifully.
He fully understands how to make everyone and especially our new baby as comfortable as possible while capturing the true emotions that are spilling out. Brent knows how to swaddle, cradle, and use the light and surroundings to bring the emotions through the lens and into your heart.
Brent was awesome with our kids (aged 4 and 2.5) and took plenty of time to go at their pace. He delivered many more pictures than the minimum we were promised and we are so happy with how they all came out!
Brent has a great skill of photography, his kindness and sensitivity is able to connect with us emotionally and make us comfortable even in the most vulnerable and special moment of our life witnessing our son being born.