Lifestyle Sessions

Because photoshoots can be fun.

Let's meet up at your house and play together. Or at your favorite beach. Or we can start our session playing legos at your house and then take our time going for a walk to the playground. 

Whatever we decide to do, we'll have a great time!

And the truth is, doing a full lifestyle session instead of a minishoot gives us the time to really make art.


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Testimonial Video

Lisa Case, Cambridge mom of three

Jess has been taking photos for us for 11 years - since our first child was born - and we adore her. She manages to get fantastic photos no matter the location, level of frenzy we've been in trying to get everyone dressed and ready for our photoshoot, weather, or social distancing required. I don't know how she does it! We just had this year's photoshoot, and the photos turned out just as wonderful as always! Thank you so much, Jess!!!

How much does it cost?

My lifestyle photos sessions range in price from $360-460, depending on the time of year (Sept-Dec photoshoots are $100 more expensive due to the demand that time of year.)

If you want to buy all the JPGs afterwards, lots of people choose to do that for $750 more after their lifestyle session.

Lifestyle Photoshoot

$360 (Jan-Aug)

45-90 minute lifestyle photoshoot at home or at a location you choose during my quiet season between Jan-Aug

1-2 locations

Expert posing guidance

50-75 final edited watermarked JPG files

Order Prints, Products & JPGs a la carte

Lifestyle Photoshoot

$460 (Sept-Dec)

45-90 minute lifestyle photoshoot at home or at a location you choose during my busy season between Sept-Dec

1-2 locations

Expert posing guidance

50-75 final edited watermarked JPG files

Order Prints, Products & JPGs a la carte

Owning all your Lifestyle Session JPGs

additional $750

high res JPGs of all 50-75 images from a lifestyle session

available for download via a private link

or available on a keepsake USB

A La Carte Options


My heirloom albums are the perfect way to preserve your images and look back on your senior photos for years to come.  You can select any photos you'd like from your session and I will design layouts for you in a custom coffeetable album. The photos are printed on thick, cardstock pages. Additional copies are $175. 



Choose 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and larger mounted prints after your senior session - they make great gifts for everyone who loves you. 

$26 - $48


My favorite hanging option these days is metal prints - they match every decor and their color saturation and wow-factor (they float about 1" off the wall!) are off the charts. 

Starting at $72


Feel like your kids are growing way too fast? Want a nice, regular way to keep up with documenting them as they grow? One popular option is to upgrade after your lifestyle session to add one of my Public Garden minishoots 6-9 months later and then I'll design you a coffeetable album after the two sessions. Lots more info is here.

$775 (but the amount you paid for your lifestyle session is applied to this total)


Want to make your own holiday cards? Or you've found a company who'll print your photo onto something cool? Want to print copies of your favorite images to give as gifts to the people who love your family? Buying individual JPG files (or all of them) is sometimes the easiest way.

$75 each (or $750 for all)

Want to see a full lifestyle session gallery?

Click the link below to request access to a full lifestyle session gallery. An email window will pop up - just let me know a bit about your family... maybe let me know the ages of your kids... so I can send you a gallery that's closest to what you're looking for.

Send Me a Gallery

Ready to book? Or want to have a quick call?

If you're ready to book a session, click the orange button below to check my available photoshoot schedule for the next couple of month online.

If you prefer, we can also jump on a quick phone call so that I can get to know you better, and I can answer all of your questions. CLICK HERE to schedule a stress-free 15-minute phone consultation. 

Check Jess' photoshoot calendar

About Jess McDaniel

I am so lucky to have spent the almost two decades taking pictures of babies, families, and expectant mothers in their homes all around the Boston area. I love what I do every day, and I feel so fortunate to have chronicled fun, crazy, quiet, energetic, and sweet moments for hundreds of fantastic families over the years.

I travel anywhere within an hour of Boston for photoshoots. Outside of photography, I truly love The Container Store, salty food and my husband and daughters. And not necessarily in that order.

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