Not your typical family photo session experience.

Whether you're expecting first time mother, or a family of five, these Storytelling Family Sessions are for you, my love! Storytelling Family Sessions are all about capturing your family in a way that is emotionally charged and authentic to you! It can be nerve-racking to be in front of the camera. It is totally okay to be nervous; I have pretty much ran in the opposite direction of a camera all my life. This type of session is more than just the posed. There was a time where we all smiled for the camera in every single photo, but rules are meant to be broken.

Our time together will be spent capturing the moments, all the FEELS, and the adventures that tell your story. From the tiny little details of your little's hair blowing in the wind, to the belly laughs, and their toes; we'll capture these fleeting moments. Together, we'll laugh, dance and play or maybe sing. This will be an experience that you'll love, and never want to forget.

No more forcing your child to sit still and pose for the camera or the worry that your child is running away from the camera. We'll explore in order to create moments that you can look back on for a lifetime. During this whole process you will interact authentically with your family. Not sure what do in your session? That's okay! I will guide you through the process, in a way that the moments will come naturally. 

Storytelling sessions start out at $549, however most clients invest up to $1,000. This includes access to my beautiful client closet, and assistance styling your family. For more info on my client closet, KEEP SCROLLING!

Storytelling & Savoring the Moment is What It's All About!

Storytelling Family Sessions

What you'll get:
-Hand editing & enhancing of the final 20 photos selected
-Weeks of planning your unique session to tell your story
- Approximately one hour of photographing
- Styling Guide PDF & Access to Client Closet
- Online Gallery
-Immediate Family

Starting at $549

Extended Family Sessions

What you'll get:
-Hand editing & enhancing of the final 40 photos selected
-$50 Print Credit
-Weeks of planning your unique session to tell your story
- Approximately one hour of photographing
- Styling Guide PDF & Access to Client Closet
- Online Gallery

Starting at $749

Reach out for a Family Session Below

Christa Schiessl photographing toddler at Lincoln Park

Love notes

Million Family

“Christa always makes us feel so comfortable! She is so incredibly easy to work with and captures our family so well! We always feel super comfortable and natural in front of the camera, even though we're not used to being in front of it. The photos turned out amazing, and she totally rolled with the punches. Our 18 month old was not excited about being still, but she still made it and Christa had so many creative solutions.”

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If a Mini Session is more your style...

Maybe you're busy, or have littles who you don't think will make it through a full session (I'm here to help you with that), but I understand why a mini session may be more of your style. Or you just want a variety of different photos, join our mailing list. These are only offered 1-2 times per year and are a hot item.

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client closet

the door is always open for you

One thing that I have slowly been growing is my client closet. Right now the closet is for women and small children. There is something about allow me to take the guess work out of styling your family. For all my sessions, I offer a free virtual client styling consultation via zoom. We can go through my closet to style you and your family. If we cannot style everyone in your family, I'll provide you with some amazing options that will work perfectly for your upcoming session.

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The booking process is simple and painless. After we have chatted and you decide to go ahead and book your session, I will send you a contract, invoice and questionnaire. After the contract is signed, you will be invoiced for the deposit. I require a 50% non-refundable deposit to book your session. The remainder of the session fee is due the day of your session. Book now!


I use an online gallery to deliver your photos. The images are high resolution. You will receive an invitation to the gallery. Once you favorite the number of images included in your session, you will be able to download the images onto your computer. Once on your computer, you can print as you please. If you want more than what's included in your session, you have options to purchase more.


You will receive an invitation to the online gallery within 4-6 weeks. At that time, you will be able to download your high resolution images. Fine art prints can be purchased from your gallery and will be delivered via post office to your home.


YES! Breckenridge CO especially! We travel there every year so if that's something you'd like please, please, please reach out! I travel for sessions and absolutely love capturing your family in meaningful locations! You just let me know where, and I will pack my bags! Travel fees are extra for air fair and one night hotel stay. If you get a couple of friends to book sessions, too, and you can split the travel fees!

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”