Who is your client?

My client is not everybody, and I am ok with that. I want you to be happy, so it's important to me that your vision meshes with my style. If you're looking for perfectly posed photographs, I'm probably not your girl. my client is creative. They can be a little quirk and likes to take risks. My client is unafraid of the non-traditional. By the end of this process, we are friends. Someone who wants to capture their unique and genuine story. My client finds beauty in the everyday moments. 


I try to keep things simple.  Please contact me for full session guide at amie@amiehansen.com or fill out this form here

What will my session be like?

I like to keep things genuine. organic. real. I encourage you to pick an activity or two you'd like to do with your kids to keep you moving and interacting in an authentic way. We'll probably chat a bit, i'll get to know you and your kids and i'll snap as we go. I plan for one to two hours per shoot. you're always my only session of the day, so you can rest assured that i'll take the time needed to authentically document the story of you. I'll capture some posed shots. I'll become a fly on the wall and capture lots of in-between shots. Your kid might have a giggling fit. your kid might have a meltdown. I'll capture that too and i'm willing to bet those will be your favorites. 

Where will my session take place?

Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home. I photograph you and your baby as you are. no beanbags, no props, no crazy poses. i simple document you and your new family in your home and in your element. All other sessions take place in your home and favorite nearby places of your choice. You choose, or if you'd like my advice, I am more than happy to help. I'm a big advocate of in home sessions, I believe they are very uniquely you and allow for you to be comfortable and genuine in front of the camera. 

What should we wear?

You don't need to spend a ton of money or buy all new clothes to look good in your photos. This is about capturing you as you are now. The best photos are ones we look back on while smiling and remembering how we were. If you're being photographed in your home, simple, light colored clothing looks best. Barefoot? Even better. For outdoor sessions, don't try to match everyone together. Pick a few colors and try to get everyone on the same wavelength. Coordination is key. Different textures, patterns, and layers add a lot of visual interest and are encouraged!

What's in your bag?

canon 6d, canon 35mm 1.4, lots of memory cards, contax n1 with zeiss planar 50 1.4 len, fuji 400, porta 400 and a few rolls of black and whites too for my film camera.