Athens Family Photographer
I'm Heather Larkin. I'm a photographer in Athens Georgia specializing in vibrant and fun photography for families.
My Family Photography
Having great family photos is important to you (and your mother-in-law), but you worry that it's so much stress. I work hard to make your family portraits fun and easy. I pose your family to look the best while still making your photos look candid and not stiff. Take a look at my Family Portrait Gallery for more examples.
My style is colorful and fun. Vibrant photos are important to show off the real character of your family. I am known for being patient and taking the time to get a shy child to open up, or waiting for a silly kid to calm a bit. The true smiles and real expressions captured in my photography will make the personalities of each family member shine.
The location you choose can set the mood, so I have a whole list of my favorite places to take family pictures. I make sure to find the best light and include the surrounding environmental area to make your photos stand out. I also help you with your family's wardrobe or just pick everything for you, making it even easier. The resulting prints and albums will be treasured by your family for generations to come.
You don't have to take only my word for it either, you can see my testimonials page for kind words from people like you. If you have any questions you can contact me or check out my Family Portrait FAQ.
Family Photo Pricing
My prices are transparent and posted on my website for you to see at any time. I know that most families want digital images from their photo sessions, but I also know what a pain it is for most people to do anything with that CD or USB drive full of pictures. For lots of people, they get it and it just sits in their drawer for years without being enjoyed. Too many clients tell me that they went to another photographer but they never printed the images they got. You'll get downloadable digital images from me, but also fully custom printed products as well, so you can really feel your photos. Turning the thick pages of a leather-bound album or standing in front of a beautifully framed wall print makes the portraits so much more real than scrolling through your tiny phone screen. See my Pricing Page for full information with pictures and videos of products.
Fall Family Portraits and Holiday Cards and Gifts
Autumn is traditionally the time when families schedule their photo sessions because of the holiday season. Fall pictures are wonderful because the weather has cooled down and the summer hectic time is past. Prints and albums make perfect gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa of course, but are also wonderful for Mother's Day, Father's day, Grandparent's day, and Valentine's day gifts. If you send holiday cards at the end of the year, what better way to show how your family has grown than with family photo cards? See my Pricing Page for full information with pictures and videos of products.
Portrait Outfit Help
Picking out the best clothes for your pictures is often the toughest part of family portrait prep! I help make it easier every step, from shopping for you online and just sending links on what to buy for each family member, to shopping with you in the store or looking at your texts to me with outfit ideas. It shouldn't have to be what stresses you out the most. See my family outfit ideas page for more.
My Family Portrait Expertise
I've been doing portrait sessions for local families in the Athens and Watkinsville area for over 15 years. I went to school for a degree in early childhood education and was a pre-school teacher before starting my photography studio, which means I have about 25 years of experience with kids. I know all the potty humor that works to get real smiles, all the games to play to get true poses, and all the fun things to say to see your child's true personality. I get told time and time again that my clients love how calm and patient I am.
Athens Photo Venues
I've been a photographer in Athens and Watkinsville for 15 years, so I have had plenty of time to figure out where the best spots are. I know what looks best in the background of your portraits, where and at what angle the best light is, and what areas look best with your wardrobe. From formal to wild, a field of green grass to flowers, I will match your style to the locations I know look best. See my Top 10 Athens Photo Locations for more info.
Attention to Detail
The smallest little unnoticed thing in a photograph can ruin the entire mood. You wouldn't hang a timeless portrait on the wall if it looked like there was a tree growing out of your head. Hair ties on wrists, litter in the corners, questionable graffiti on a pole behind you... it all needs to be seen and fixed before your photos are on your walls. I begin each photo session by checking the list and making sure everything looks great, and making sure that continues through the entire time I'm with you.
Athens, Watkinsville, and into Atlanta - Available for travel to Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans
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