Family or Child Sessions


Your perfect picture happens when you capture your real life - how your daughter giggles, the sparkle in your boy's eyes, how your husband looks at you, how you feel about your children . . . so that's why during your family session we focus on the fun and the love of your family.

Your Family or Child Session includes:

  • A Pre-Session Consultation to discuss ideas on how to best capture your family connection and how to get natural, real smiles from everyone
  • "What to Wear" discussion to help take the stress out of what everyone is going to wear during your session
  • Approximately 60-90 minutes to laugh and explore our chosen location
  • A Viewing Gallery of 18-20 images that will show a mix of your family in lifestyle and everyone-is-smiling photographs
  • Ordering Session where I can assist you in selecting the images you want to display as art in your home, prints to gift family and friends, and other unique items to showcase your child and family photos (Prints and Products priced separately, Digital Images with a Print Release are available as a product from your session)

$100 Session Fee (up to 6 people)

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"Our daughter has always had a lot of anxiety about getting her photo taken, so we were a bit worried how our session would go.  Tracy engaged with her right away to make her feel more comfortable.  Tracy shared funny stories; they exchanged jokes; and they even ran a couple of races as their favorite superheroes.  Our daughter's smiling face in every single photo shows how much fun she had with Tracy that day!"

- Jen, Farmington

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Family or Child Session Questions and Answers


I would love to have family photos, but I have young children and I doubt that they will cooperate.

Okay, so not really in question format but a valid concern of many parents!  It is tough to get pictures of little ones sitting still and smiling at the camera.  That's true! But, that's not necessarily what we have to capture during a child or family photo session for you to walk away with photos that you will look back on to remember these days!  I like to engage the family during a photo session so we capture real smiles and real memories.  Not forced, fake ones.  And, most likely, during our interactions, I am going to capture that beautiful face of your little one looking at me with the smile you know and love and wouldn't trade anything in the world to see.  

What do we wear?

One of the biggest questions when it comes to family pictures is what to wear and although it is important it should definitely not stress you out and for sure shouldn't stop you from having pictures taken.  In preparation for your session, we will discuss multiple aspects of your photos that will help in selecting the right choice of clothing. I am happy to be as involved in the clothing selection as you want me to be.  Clients will often text me pictures of possible outfit choices so we can find the perfect combination of outfits together.

Can I buy the digital images?

I do offer the Digital Images with a Print Release as a product offering.  The Digital Images with a Print Release product is a full resolution copy of every image that is in your viewing gallery (approximately 18-20 unique images).  The Print Release allows you to print the images at the printer of your choice for personal use.  You also receive a web-ready copy of each image to use for posting on social media.  The images will be available via digital download.  The copyright on these images is maintained solely by Tracy Caffrey Photography LLC so editing or changing the images in any form is not allowed by law.  Please contact me with any questions about the Digital Images with a Print Release product.

Where will the session be?

I primarily shoot in Rosemount, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Prior Lake and Minneapolis but I have also photographed in St Paul, Mendota Heights, Edina, and St Louis Park.  If you have a location you want to have the session at we can definitely discuss additional options.

Is there time for an outfit change?

For a child session, it depends on the age and temperament of the child.  Sometimes an outfit change may derail the flow of the session for a young child or one who has trouble transitioning.  If you think though your child will be able to quickly and easily change during the session, I encourage a second outfit as it extends the opportunity to capture more of the child's personality.

If you're interested in an outfit change during a family session, it is possible and we can discuss in detail during our Pre-Session Consultation.

Can we arrange a family session for my extended family?

Absolutely! The more the merrier! For extended family sessions we do a mix of capturing the entire family and individual families but it depends on what YOU want.  Please contact me for a custom quote for an extended family session.

How do we book a session?

Just contact me here or send me an email at to get the ball rolling.  I try to answer any inquiries within 24 hours.  If you haven't received an email reply, please do check your "Other" or "Junk Mail" folders in case your email provider sorted it out incorrectly.

I look forward to hearing from you!