Documentary Family Photography Jessica Uhler Photography


Families. Babies. Kids. Bellies.

Ooh, have I got something to share with you! Check out this video sharing my heart behind why family photography matters so much to me and my clients!


Read my philosophy about family pictures here. So you wanna be in pictures.  What’s next? Well, first let’s make sure we’re on the same wavelength.  Pop on over to the gallery if you haven’t already.  Like what you see?  I hope so.  Now I can’t wait for you to send me a message with a bit about yourself and when you want to make it happen. Let me tell your story through family photojournalism and portraits.

Once we coordinate our calendars and do a little daydreaming together about how to best capture you and yours, the fun begins. Whether we do an in-home storytelling session or choose to go on-location in a park or at the beach I want you to be comfortable and relaxed. If you feel beautiful, you will look beautiful. No need to stress about wardrobe choices and trying to get everyone to match. Don’t go out and buy matching shirts and khaki pants. I’ll give you a few tips, but really DON’T STRESS!

What is important to me (and to you,most likely, if you are checking me out) is capturing real life in a beautiful way. I want to make pictures that tell the story of who your family is at this point in time. I want your personality to shine through. Your home doesn’t need to look like Pinterest. Your wardrobe doesn’t need to be high-end. Just you.  In all your messy, imperfect glory.  I want you to LOVE YOUR LIFE- not someone else’s idea of what your life should look like.

For an in-home documentary session, we’ll spend time together in the most meaningful place of all- your home.  Don’t go nuts cleaning (well, maybe pick up the dirty underwear) but I will scout out the best light and angles and tell your family’s story in a beautiful, sincere way. Maybe we’ll make pancakes together, or blow bubbles, or read some books on the bed (or jump on it!)  It’s all about you and what your family is like. Choosing to center your session around a favorite family activity that is a normal part of your routine creates a great chance to capture your interaction and love as a family.

For an on-location session we’ll plan our location together based on who you are and what you like to do as a family. Maybe we will take a walk to get ice cream together, go for a hike in one of your favorite spots or go play on the beach. I will give you some direction but mostly you just get to be together as a family having fun while I make beautiful pictures for you. It’s important to have a few activities to engage in.

Once we’re all done your images will be hand-edited by me and be ready in 2-3 weeks.  Then comes the unveiling! I’ll have you over to my home studio or a coffee shop (we’ll hug like old friends) or we’ll connect via Skype, and I’ll help you decide what prints and products are best for you. Then off to the printer.

Family sessions include a custom photobook, which I think is the best way to tell a visual story. It’s something that your family will treasure for years. I want the kids to be able to leaf through it’s pages and remember what it felt like to be together.


Heart. Depth. Authenticity. Story. Jessica has an unique and uncanny ability to show photographically the beauty in what most would consider mundane. She transfers this to the beauty of capturing authentic family dynamics to produce stunning images of true family life. Her photographs go beyond the norm of matching outfits and perfectly poised portraits. Her work is truly art, an art that you don’t even realize is being captured during a session; you are encouraged to be natural, to be family. It’s not until you view the images later that you are overwhelmed by the beauty of your little family.

I love that she doesn’t just want you to have amazing photos, it’s an experience. We have a canvas hanging in our bedroom of my husband and me. Anytime we are having a hard time in our marriage, I can look at that portrait and remember that moment of connection; that authentic moment of real depth between us, and it gives me hope. I am so grateful to Jessica for this gift.

She is my immediate recommend. And sidenote: she even befriended my extremely shy middle daughter during our family shoot. A feat, which is as remarkable as the images she produces. -Lindsay





Collections start at $649 and include:

  • My time and talent
  • Hand editing of your images
  • Custom online gallery
  • Custom softcover photobook with limited amount of digital files (amount depends on session).
  • Albums, archival prints and wall art available to purchase a few weeks after your session. Prints start at $29.  Payment options available. Maternity, birth and baby collections available. Call for details or  Get in touch to book your session.