We do it all for our kids, husbands, wives, parents, grandkids - we do it for the ones we treasure most in life. Life gets so busy, and all too soon, we realize how quickly everything changes. Photographs preserve these moments in time forever.
One day, you'll realize your little ones are not so little any more...
As a father myself, I’ve seen firsthand how fast kids grow up. And that is why it is so incredibly important to take time for family photographs - to capture the joy, the connections, the sweet smiles, the laughter, the tender moments when they feel so safe in your arms. Capture them because one day very soon, those moments will be gone forever.
So Much More than Just a Family Session!
You're family is wonderfully unique...
Let's make your family session show what an amazing family you are!
Custom wall galleries for any size home or wall space!
~ Gift Prints ~
~ Wall Art: Starting at $279 ~
~ Albums ~
Luxurious custom designed 10x10 albums in a gorgeous presentation box: $1547
*These prices are for Family and Maternity sessions here in the greater Seattle area and Cascade Mountain vicinity. For sessions outside this area, travel fees may apply
Most families typically spend about $600 - $1500+ to have some beautiful artwork to display in their home and give as gifts to loved ones. There is no minimum purchase requirement and you don't have to decide anything until you see your final edited images.
Session Fee for a 2-hour family session (required to boook): $169
Everything else is purchased at your ordering appointment where you'll get to see the beautiful images I've captured and edited for you. I'll help you select your favorites as well as the best products and print sizes for your home or to give as gifts.
Just a few of the many beautiful and fun home decor options:
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"We booked James for a family portrait session and we couldn't be happier with the entire experience. Having your photo taken can often feel awkward but James helped us let our guard down and feel comfortable. James was great with our almost 2-year old son, as well. He was incredibly patient with him and did a great job making my son laugh and look at the camera. My wife and I were really impressed. Not only did the photo shoot go better than expected, but our photos were absolutely stunning! After sharing many of them online I had so many people tell me how much they liked them. Months later, I still have people telling me they saw my family photos and were blown away by them. My wife and I couldn't agree more."
"We are incredibly grateful to have found James Thomas Long photography! James is so good at what he does. He has photographed our family since we had our first child, and now our third. He uses outdoor lighting and landscape to bring nature's beauty into our family photos. We have found this to be a lasting and positive investment, as we have photography and beautiful wall canvases to cherish for years to come. We recommend him wholeheartedly."
"James has been photographing our family every year for the last 5 years and we can’t imagine hiring anyone else. Our sessions with James have become something we all look forward to each and every year. He is patient, so great with the kids, and always truly amazes us with what he is able to capture. Every year, our images are absolutely stunning! We are so very glad we found him to create these beautiful memories for our family. From planning the session all the way through receiving our images and prints, I always know we are in good hands. It is absolutely wonderful to actually see my kids grow in the beautiful canvases James created for us that we now have displayed in our home. I’m so glad that we do this every year and look forward to our next session later this summer!"
1. Will you help me choose a location?
YES! I know so many amazing locations in the Puget Sound! We'll find the perfect spot for your family! And if you want to head up to the mountains, I'm all for it! And I love exploring new places too!
2. What is the best time of year for family photographs?
Any time of year is a great time for family photographs! All of the seasons have something beautiful to offer, whether it's the green bloom of spring, the warmth of summer, the beautiful colors of fall, or the moodiness of winter. If your family loves the snow, snow sessions can be a lot of fun too! Please keep in mind when booking that late summer and fall are the most busy, so spaces tend to fill up months in advance for July-October.
4. What is the best time of day for family photographs?
Sunset!!! And the hour just before sunset (called golden hour). This is the reason that I photograph just one family session on a given day - to ensure your family has the best light possible! I schedule all sessions to start about 2 hour before sunset (depending a little on location) so that we finish at sunset!
5. What if it rains?
I love photographing moody lighting and dramatic skies. And rainy days offer some of the best moody PNW lighting there is! But, we don't want to get drenched out there either, so we'll keep an eye on the forecast and if necessary, we'll reschedule your session. I want you and your family to have an amazing time, so I'm happy to be flexible!
6. Can we bring pets to the session?
Absolutely! Family pets are certainly welcome and are a great way to add some playful fun to the session!
7. Do you offer digital files?
YES! You'll get a file sized for social media of every print you purchase. With a purchase of $1000 or more, you'll get the whole set of images that I've edited for you in that size and with a purchase of $1500 or more, you'll get the whole set in a higher resolution that you can also print on your own. And if you'd like the highest resolution possible, those are available too!
8. Do you know how to engage kids and get them to smile?
Absolutely! My goofy personality is usually enough to get kids to laugh, but I also bring along some fun toys and things to get their attention (these often work on parents too!). Plus, I'm also a dad myself, so I've been there - I know!