“So…Karlee did a thing! My amazingly talented niece from Willa Jo Photography captured these beauties! To all my friends with upcoming seniors, look her up! She uses mother nature’s natural light and elements to get the perfect shot. All the modern and trendy looks you’re looking for are in her back pocket! Karlee had so much fun in the laid back and enjoyable environment she gives. SERIOUSLY, check her out!!”
“Thank you so much! This is the most fun I've ever had taking family pictures!”
“I can’t recommend Willa Jo Photography enough. Katie made it so fun and natural the entire time! I have never felt more comfortable during photos and it shows in the photos themselves! I had such a hard time even picking favorites because they are all so good!! Usually I like one or two pictures from photos, but I seriously loved the entire gallery we got. If you’re looking for amazing looking photos with a photographer that makes you feel comfortable and gets all the great shots, you need to book with her!”
“Willa Jo Photography did a great job on our family pictures. I suggest giving her a call. Not a easy task to make our family look good but she nailed it.”
“Absolutely thrilled with the photos Willa Jo Photography captured during my session. From start to finish, her professionalism and creativity were top-notch. Katie has a keen eye for detail and knows how to bring out the best in every moment. Highly recommend for anyone looking to preserve memories beautifully!”
“I highly recommend using Willa Jo Photography for your next photo shoot!! Katie did an amazing job with our family pictures and I am very pleased with the work she does and how the photos turned out. She handled our three generation group so professionally and in a way that it seemed fun! And with 4 kids four and under she was very patient and willing to quickly pivot to other shots when one of the little ones needed more time. We ended up with so many good pictures...!”
Still have questions? Here are a few FAQs!
How many pictures will we receive?
You will receive DOZENS (often 100+) of high quality, edited photographs delivered via online gallery from every session (with the exception of mini sessions).
How should we dress for our family session?
You can find more information under Experience and Style Guidance, but I'll give you the cliff notes ;)
1. Keep it neutral
2. Choose an outfit for the hardest to dress first
3. Coordinate colors - Don't do matchy, matchy.
4. Make it move! Maxi dresses, flowy skirts - movement is always a good choice!
5. Avoid bright/neon colors and large logos.
6. Keep it simple! But make it fun with different fabrics and textures!
You can always reach out if you're stuck or in need of a suggestion!
When do you hold your sessions?
All of my sessions will be done 1-2 hours before sunset for the best golden light. I avoid mid day sessions at all costs (unless we're doing an In Home Newborn session!)
Do we have to order prints from you?
Nope! All of my sessions come with a Print Release which allows you to print where and what you want! However, there is an option to order prints and other items from a professional online photo lab, which will give you the highest quality of prints.
Can you edit out a pimple or scratch from my child's face?
Of course! Small blemishes can easily be removed during the editing process. Simple edits as these keep the feel and emotions of the photo intact and the distractions down without diminishing the authenticity of the photograph.
Can I choose the location for my session?
We can definitely consider different location options for your session, and I LOVE finding new spots! However, I would need to be sure the location is ideal for lighting and photographing, so I may ask for some pictures of the area (if it's a location near you) or I may scout it out ahead of time to get a feel for the space and decide if we can get the best photographs there.
I have lots of different session locations in mind, and we can work together to get the best fit for everyone.
Do you offer mini sessions?
Yes! I offer mini sessions on certain dates, usually a few times a year. During a mini session, you can expect about the same experience as a full session, just at a little quicker pace and not quite as many posing options. My mini sessions come with a limited number of free photos with the opportunity to purchase more.
My senior doesn't really like getting their pictures taken...
That's OK! Not everyone loves being in front the camera. I have lots of posing ideas and tricks to help your senior feel more comfortable at his or her session. I offer a Senior Mini Session for the senior who just needs a couple good photos to make Mom or Dad and the yearbook committee happy ;)