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About True Mama:

It's time to consider a different approach to your family photography

  • Founded on the ideals of the village, with the belief that we are better together, your experience with True Mama is designed to lift you up, give you freedom to choose what works for your family, and support your motherhood experience.
  • Authentic, unposed images will tell the real and raw story of this chapter in your life, preserving your family's story for generations to come.
  • Low-key sessions at home allow your whole family to shine - on your terms, when you are most comfortable, in the comfort of your own space. You're encouraged to take potty breaks, have a snack, change clothes and get cozy - whatever you would normally do!
  • I believe documentary family photography offers honest, unapologetic dialogue around the real challenges we all face with raising littles with humor and grace. Ultimately, my hope is that we can look at each others' images and see ourselves in them, too, so we can celebrate the incredible love we hold in the details of our every day.

Investment and Experience

1) Choose the story you want to tell:

A retainer of $350 (for a weekday booking) or $500 (for a weekend booking) is required to reserve our time together.

2) We'll hang out - I'll work to capture your real moments of love and connection.

All storytelling sessions are 1.5 - 2 hours long - afterwards, you'll receive your choice of five high resolution digital images as a note of thanks for choosing me to capture your most cherished family memories.

3) Get more of the images you love!

I believe so deeply that each day spent with your kids is the most important day of your life. Your memories deserve to be held, passed around dinner tables, brought out over the holidays, memorized as bedtime stories, displayed proudly and prominently in your home, held tight during times of hardship and loss, and passed down through generations to come.

These collections reflect my truest hopes for you that your photos will live on as some of the most prized artifacts in your life. Just wait until you see your gallery - you'll fall in love with the details of your family all over again.

Is there something you were hoping to see here? Custom sessions, wall galleries and product options are always available!

Signature Membership

What makes True Mama truly unique...

You Pay: A monthly subscription of $85 for one calendar year ($1020 total)

You Get: An annual family photography subscription! Over the course of the year, you design two family photography sessions for up to four hours total. You'll receive twenty high resolution digital images for each session. Of course, you're welcome to add on a collection afterwards if you want more!

We'll work together to plan out when and how you would most like to capture your family's memories this year - it is completely customized to your unique vision.

You'll love: That picture perfect is not the end goal. That you will always receive all of your cherished images and full freedom and flexibility to decide how you use them. That every step of the way is customized just for you, you don't have to fit into a preset package. That this membership is way more than a one-time shoot, it's about connection, community, and care.

Created By
Shea Kluender


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