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Time to cuddle, laugh, and play!

I believe the most important memories are the ones we take for granted…cooking your favorite family meal, a so-called average day at the park, frolicking, and playing silly games.

It’s also the humdrum and messiness of family life that make up the memories you never want to let go of. In using these moments, I’m able to create beautiful, authentic, and memorable moments you will hold dear for a lifetime. 

I'm a storytelling portrait photographer located in Loma Linda, California. Serving four Southern California areas: Inland Empire, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and surrounding areas. I look forward to connecting with you!

“I can’t thank you enough for everything Alex! You don’t just take photos, you give life to every picture! I didn't just have an awesome photographer but I gained a friend in you.” - Jisselle S.

Welcome!

I'm Alex Slattery, a photographer and storyteller located in sunny Southern California. As a single mom, I know how hectic life gets trying to balance work and motherhood. Running a business, making deadlines and meeting my son's needs on top of taking care of a household can take a lot out of anyone. And if you're a mom too, you get it… Wait, I didn’t get to all the laundry… hmmm... I guess he’ll be wearing dirty pants. Oops… mom fail… But despite all the demands life serves up, having pictures of us laughing and enjoying each other and being in the moment make all the craziness worth it. Dirty pants and all, and hey, that’s what Photoshop is for!

Because those daily trips to the neighborhood park that he no longer cares to frolic in are plastered on my wall to remind me of who he was and who he will never be again. Isn’t that part of what life is about? It's cherishing and remembering those in-between moments that you can't get back. The only way is to pause those moments to contain them in a time capsule never to be forgotten—ever! My heart explodes with joy every time I see that toothless smile so prominently displayed on my wall - proof that motherhood is worth all the challenges!

Contact me below so you too can have stunning, beautiful, and meaningful memories of you and your family.

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About Your Family Photoshoot

On this page, you'll find information about my family sessions, including collections and pricing, as well as images from previous sessions and resources to help you prepare for your photo shoot. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Our Family Photoshoot Process

Consultation

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First we’ll chat to explore what really makes your heart sing and what is most important for you to have captured.

Planning

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You will be given detailed guides on how to plan and prepare for your session. This is important so you can feel confident and picture-ready on the day of your session.

Photo Session

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Time to have fun and capture all the snuggles, joy, and love between your family.

Ordering

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Two weeks after your session, you will have your viewing appointment to place your order.

Through your pictures, I got to see all the love and laughter of all those we adore. Your pictures had me laughing out loud and in tears the next moment reliving all the love around us on that fun day.  I will look at these pictures and feel the goosebumps, just as I did at that moment, on that day.  I could never thank you enough Alex for incredible pictures of my incredible people! -Debra R.

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Collections

Session prices start at $499 and include up to two hours of photography and one 11x14 gift print. Session fees are non-refundable. Most clients spend an average of $1500 on collections. All collections include the retouched digital images of your artwork. Custom albums, wall art, gift prints, and unique photo gifts are available for purchase.

Ready to capture some memories?

Keepsakes & Wall Art

Frequently Asked Questions

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These sessions are designed to document the emotional moments between you and your favorite people. Storytelling sessions are a mix of intentional and spontaneous photographs. I’ll incorporate both a mix of portrait and documentary photography to capture what matters most to you. You’ll receive images of everyone together, the kiddos being silly with one another, and separate interactions between the members of the family. You will receive pictures looking your best and enjoying special moments.

After a phone consultation and finding out what is important for you to have captured, you will be sent a contract, invoice, questionnaire, and a detailed guide on how to prepare for your session.

Many! Because of the custom nature of photography and your specific desires, you will receive between 80-120 images to choose from for placing your order.

The best places to photograph are locations that have significance for you and your family. Your home or an outdoor location that will allow everyone in the family to have fun and be relaxed is going to be the ideal location for you. If you really just want an awesome background and don’t know where to go, I’ll help you find the right location for you. I know a ton of awesome locations in Southern California. From the coast to urban areas there are no shortages of amazing places to choose from.

Your photos will be ready for viewing and ordering within two weeks of your session.

Absolutely! I will travel 60 miles from Redlands, CA. If you are located out of this area, a travel fee will be added.

I know how awkward it can be to be in front of the camera so yes, I will absolutely help you pose in ways that feel natural but show you in the most flattering way.

For sure! Candid pictures are a huge part of your family’s story.  The best pictures are the ones where you are in the moment with your family. 

Absolutely! Pets are family members too.

Yes, however, large extended families take additional time to photograph. My session price is for 6 people or fewer. Additional family members are $30 per person.

Family Pictures

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Child Portraits

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"HIGHLY RECOMMEND Alex Slattery Photography!  She did my husband's corporate photo and the choices were so impressive we decided to schedule a session with her for just the two of us.  So fun and easy!  She helped us plan everything according to our likes and needs.  The result was an awesome time doing the photos at a little park and our favorite place...the beach.  When the proofs were back, she came to our home and helped us choose the perfect shots and package.  A couple of weeks after that, she came back over with the finished (BEAUTIFUL) products.  Every time we walk into our home and see those happy pics, we smile and know our kids are probably doing the same when they're looking at their photo gifts. Thank you, Alex!" - Toni M.

Family Photography Resources

How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Parenting young children can be exhausting, but you still want to remember every moment, and photos are a great way to do that. However, any parent knows how difficult it can be to capture pictures of kids who are always in motion—and sometimes throwing a fit. Check out these tips from the professionals for taking …

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How Family Photos Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Having annual family portraits taken can seem like it’s not a big deal. Who cares if you don’t send out a holiday card or update your Facebook profile picture? But in reality, family portraits can have a huge impact on your children’s self-esteem and how they view their place in the world and your family …

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5 Questions to Ask a Potential Family Photographer

When it comes to photography, many people put a lot of effort into choosing a wedding photographer but not as much consideration into who will capture their family photos. But these images of your family are just as important and will be something for your children, grandchildren, and future generations to look back on. If …

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About Alex Slattery Photography

Alex Slattery Photography is a Southern California photographer specializing in families and branding.

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Alex was phenomenal!  I only get to spend summers with my now 13-year-old daughter. Alex found a beach for a father-daughter photo shoot.  She took the time to capture very special moments of my daughter and me spending a memorable afternoon at the beach and the artwork from that day fills a wall of my house.  Very natural shots and it was as if we were hanging out with a family friend.  I take comfort from those photos almost every morning.  

- Paul S.

"When my first son was born, I took tons of photos of him, as new parents do, but I wanted some professional photos of him to hang on our wall. I hired a photographer to take these photos, but I wasn't very pleased with the results. I'd dressed my son in an adorable outfit and made the appointment for a time I thought he wouldn't be tired and fussy, but he started to cry during the shoot and the photographer, though friendly, seemed in a rush to finish, and the entire process was not enjoyable.

I didn't hire a professional photographer again until after my second son was born. A friend recommended Alex's services to me, so I gave her a call. I liked her approach even before meeting her. She told me what to do to prepare, not to worry if one or both of the kids were fussy, and that she wanted the shoot to be relaxed. She suggested we shoot in our home and backyard so that the boys felt comfortable in their own environment. She was so great with the kids - she took her time, encouraged me to interact with them, and it was overall a totally low-key, enjoyable experience.

My boys are now 8 and 10, and I've hired Alex to take family photos every year, as well as shoot some other special occasions, and I've given out her info to numerous people. When I see the photos Alex has taken of our family, I love that she's captured the boys' personalities, the joy and love in our family, and that we have beautiful images I will treasure for the rest of my life."
- Laureen G.

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