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that highlight the love + uniqueness that is your family

Family Photographer based in Salem, Oregon 

Natural, Authentic, Connecting Family Photos

Time moves fast- too fast. Every season of life for your family- the good + the challenging- deserve to be documented. It’s so valuable to look back at these photos and see the connection with each other. To remember the season your kids were in, remembering the trials you overcame at that time, the joy in their faces while they’re little and the sweet moments “in between” poses. Your family in its most raw, authentic form is beautiful + unique and is worthy of being captured. 

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In a world filled with social media + riddled with comparison, my heart is that you feel completely at peace during your session. The goal isn’t perfection, its being present and letting that presence + bond you have show through in your photos. It’s documenting the real smiles, the giggles + the fun of having your photos done together. It’s about photos that last for generations to come. There’s not an instagram worthy dress code, a standard to have to hit, or even about kiddos that don’t struggle through it at points. It’s a grace filled space for you to be yourselves, let go of the worries traditionally associated with having your photos done + truly enjoy being in the moment + being fully your unique, goofy, love filled selves. 

We’re here to meet you where you are

We are always sure to get the photo of everyone looking at the camera first. From there take a lifestyle approach to your session. This makes the kids less overwhelmed and sets the stage for more natural + connected photos. During your session we walk around, let the kiddos discover, guide you through prompts and pause you for sweet moments. The photos you get truly encapsulate who you are as a family + the season of life that you are in. 

A relaxed + connected family photography experience

Pricing + Investment

Family Session Pricing

Meet the Family
Photographer- Kenzi

This part of Kenzi Shipley Photography is my passion project. I have a heart for documenting the various seasons of life for families in a way that is laid back, relaxing and something to look forward to year after year. Life moves so crazy fast, having photos of your kiddos + you throughout the years are truly priceless. Whatever is holding you back- stress, finances, not feeling comfortable in front of the camera- I guarantee years from now it won’t matter. All that will matter is that you get to look back and relive a time in your life that has past + look at life with your kiddos while they are little.  

i'm a family photographer based in salem, oregon and joyfully serve within a 100 mile radius! because, why not!

I'm here to guide you through the family photo process, giving you prompts and poses that create connection. it's a relaxed experience full of joy and i'm here to walk you through every step of the process, resulting in family photos that truly mean something to you.

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— Gaona, Family photos

"I cannot say enough good things about Kenzi. She is so incredibly warm and easy-going and talented. She made us feel at ease from the second we met. She guided us so well throughout the shoot (embraced and rolled with our awkward selves lol) and delivered an outstanding gallery."

what clients are saying

— Kayla, Wedding, Engagement, maternity, newborn photos

"Kenzi made the whole experience so fun which for us is hard because we are awkward when it comes to being photographed but it was so easy and seamless with her. ... Her photos are so beautiful and she really captures our personalities and the emotion in every shot!!

what clients are saying

— Nikki, Wedding, Engagement + Family photos

"Kenzi is simply amazing. She pours her whole heart into her business and it shows. She takes the time to connect and get to know her clients so that when picture taking time comes, you’re already comfortable."

what clients are saying

"Each time, we experience an intimate lifestyle photography session. Kenzi’s work is unique in that it feels like a family date! It’s intimate and creates a family memory while we’re being captured. It reminds us of the love we have and what makes us special and precious. Our whole family absolutely looks forward to it We always leave our photo times more connected as a family than when we came."

what clients are saying

katy, family, maternity, birth + newborn

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

I am based in the Salem, Oregon area. I don't charge travel fees within driving 50 miles RT of Salem/ Corvallis, Oregon. I spend a lot of time photographing families in Portland, the Gorge and the Oregon Coast- reach out for a special pricing sheet for these locations!

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FAMILY FAQ

Where are you based? Do you charge travel fees?

Family sessions are split into two payments. The first due to book, the last due one week before your session.

FAMILY FAQ

Do you offer payment plans?

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I guarantee 20+ high quality, thoughtfully edited images in an hour session. A generational family session is 40+ photos. each photo is artfully edited in accordance to my personal editing style. 

FAMILY FAQ

How many photos do I get with my family session?

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Absolutely! I have so many tips and tricks and am happy to chat with you about what photographs best or send a outfit guide your way!

FAMILY FAQ

I have no idea what to wear to my family session, can you help?

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I sure do!! Let me know what area you would like to stay in and I am happy to send you a few ideas in that area! Family sessions are my jam, so I have quite a few ideas to send your way!

FAMILY FAQ

I'm blanking on location ideas for my family session- can you help?

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Sure, you can reschedule up to 2 times! In Oregon, our rain is unpredictable and changes by the hour. my method is to play it out on the day of the session. I also have back up locations with good tree cover OR my own indoor lifestyle studio.

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What if it rains? Can I reschedule?

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