Hey there! Looking for a fun alternative to stiff and posed family portraits? Want to get away from bribing your kids with toys just to sit there and smile for a few minutes? I got your back! Lifestyle & adventure sessions capture your family exactly as they are - messy, happy, grumpy, excited, and everything in between. These are sessions that build memories and relationships.

for families

lifestyle &
adventure

what is a lifestyle or adventure session?

Lifestyle sessions are not for everyone. These aren't your typical stand-and-smile-at-the-camera-and-i'll-buy-you-a-toy bribe sessions. They might be different from other photo sessions you've had before. We'll plan a funtivity (fun activity!) like a lunch date, family hike, trip to the zoo, or just stay home and make cookies. We'll hang out, get to know each other, and just have fun. These sessions are laid back and allow for everyone to relax and just be themselves.

How much does it cost?

Lifestyle and Adventure Family Sessions start at $200 for locations within 20 miles of Billings, MT. Keep scrolling for travel charges and be sure to check my travel page to see if I'm already going somewhere you want to be photographed!

pricing

locations

YOUR HOME

billings area

One of the best places to do a lifestyle session is in your own home! Everyone has an easier time relaxing in a place that's familiar and feels cozy to them. I've noticed that especially kids have an easier time warming up to the camera on their own turf. Want to make cookies, paint pictures, play in the sprinklers together? Whatever it is you love, chances are we can capture it at your home.

I LOVE living in Montana and highlighting this beautiful state through my photographs. Some of my favorite spots around Billings are Phipp's Park, Zimmerman Park, Downtown, and Sword's Park. I love when I get to brainstorm ideas with my clients and craft unique sessions that fit their styles and personalities. Some of my favorite sessions have been at the Zoo, SteepWorld (rock-climbing gym), local greenhouses, and Five Guys Burgers! Many of my sessions take place down in Red Lodge at campsites, on trails, or in local restaurants (Mas Taco!).

Southern california

I grew up in Southern California and I'm down there A LOT. My parents and most of my family are there too. So maybe you're heading down there for a vacation, or you're from there and stumbled across my page somehow. Either way, I'd love to set up a session and show you around some of my old stomping grounds in Orange County! Let's hit the beach, the OC Fair, or my favorite local taco shack.

Being less than 2 hours from Yellowstone is one of my very favorite things about living in Montana! It's one of my favorite parks to visit and photograph. Some of my favorite spots in and around YNP are Norris Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley, Beartooth Pass, West Yellowstone, the Wapiti Valley, and so many more!

national parks

yellowstone

TETON

others

photography permits for the national parks

I went to college in Idaho and grew to LOVE the Teton-area. There are so many great little towns (and big little towns!) that are wonderful spots for sessions in the summer. I shoot a very limited number of sessions in the Tetons, so check my travel dates to see if I'll be in the area, or contact me to get on my calendar ASAP!

One of my life goals is to visit all the National Parks in the United States and Canada. I'd love to go back to Zion, the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, and Biscayne! I'm also up in Banff NP in Alberta, Canada at least once a year! Check the map below for parks I've shot at, am going to soon, or dream of visiting one day! Let's pick a time and meet up and have an adventure!

Visited

Going Soon

One day!

Many parks require photography permits when shooting sessions. Since every park is different, it'll depend on where you want to shoot, whether you need to get a permit or not. The cost of the permit is not included in my session fee, but I can walk you through the entire permitting process and make phone calls and fill out any necessary paperwork!

I adhere to a strict leave-no-trace policy whenever I'm in the outdoors, and especially so in the National Parks. That means I always follow local and park laws, make minimal impact on the area around me, and am considerate of animals and others. Learn more about Leave No Trace at lnt.org.

travel

I am constantly traveling for work and with my family! I love to visit new places and try new things. I've shot in 28 States and 25 countries, so I'm no stranger to travel! Is your dream location on my bucket list? If so, let's hang out and have an adventure! Be sure to check my travel dates to see if you can snag a session while I'm already in the area!

TRAVEL charges

My session price includes travel within 20 miles of Billings, Montana. Common locations and their travel charges are listed below. These charges are in addition to my regular session price. Note an extra charge applies for wedding days (includes hotel, food, and rental car if outside Montana). All prices listed are in US Dollars.

-MONTANA-
Red Lodge - $70
Paradise Valley (Chico, Gardiner, Livingston) - $200 (+$300 for Weddings)
Gallatin Valley (Bozeman, Big Sky, West Yellowstone) - $275 (+$300 for Weddings)
Bitterroot Valley (Missoula, Bitterroot NF) - $400 (+300 for Weddings)
Flathead Valley - (Kalispell, Whitefish, West Glacier NP) - $500 (+$300 for Weddings)

-COLORADO-
Denver - $400
Rocky Mountain NP - $500
Ski Areas (Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain) - $500

-CALIFORNIA-
Orange County - $400
Northern CA - $600
Yosemite NP - $600

-WORLDWIDE-
Looking for a location not listed above? Get in touch so I can give you a custom quote! Because there is so much variation in travel cost, I'll research your location and give you an accurate quote for wherever you're choosing to travel! 

bucket list &
travel dates

When your session is over you'll probably be waiting impatiently in your inbox for your gallery. I get it! I'm just as excited to deliver your photos as you are to receive them! Here is a timeline of what to expect after your session.

aFTER YOUR SESSION

2-3 weeks

3 days

Sneak peeks on social media. Be sure you're following me:
@haddowphoto

A blog post with all my favorite photos and thoughts from your session

All your edited photos delivered in an online gallery. USB drives (if ordered) will generally arrive a week or two after the gallery is delivered.

1 week

3 days

Sneak peeks on social media. Be sure you're following me:
@haddowphoto

1 week

A blog post with all my favorite photos and thoughts from your session

3-4 weeks

All your edited photos delivered in an online gallery. USB drives will generally arrive around the same time.

Booking is super easy! All you need to do is get in touch on my contact page to get started!

If you're in Billings, we'll meet up and chat in person and get to know each other, go over your session vision, and see if we'll be a good fit! If you're out of town, we can Skype or FaceTime when it's convenient for you!

When you're ready to book, I'll send over a contract and proposal. Once you sign and pay a 25% retainer, your date will be reserved! 

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Some of my favorite lifestyle and adventure resources:

Resources

casually internet-stalk me

@haddowphoto