capturing the moments



      Moms and dads, I see you!  This stage of life is both crazy and beautiful at the same time. And oh so busy! You are elbow deep in finger paint. Kissing scrapped knees. And chauffeuring your teenager around town.
      I know just how much work it takes to simply get your family out the door for the day. And that the idea of getting everyone looking great and ready for family pictures can feel like the impossible task.
      But, I also know your children will never be this little again. This season in life will be gone in a blink of an eye. And that one day you will miss seeing the messy paint covered table. You will long to hear your daughter ask you to pick her up. You will miss all the crazy in this season of life.
      Creating memories and documenting this stage in your family’s life is important to you. That’s why you are here. And that is why I am here! I create a family portrait experience that is relaxed, fun and bound to become one of your family’s favorite memories. Not another item on your to do list and source of stress. If a family portrait session with KFP sounds like just what you’ve been looking for, let’s chat!
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      baby laying fall leaves watching leaves fall
      family picture sitting in covered bridge


      Your family is one of a kind. And you have a unique story to tell. That’s why all session with Kristen Fotta Photography begin with a little phone date. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite sparkling drink and let’s chat! This is a time of us to get to know each other and plan out a session that that tells your family’s story.

      Of course, I love to learn a bit about each of your personalities. And what you love to do together as a family. This helps me recommend the perfect location and style for your family photo session. As well as help you with coordinating your family outfits. 

      But, one of my favorite questions to ask is:

       What you hope to remember about your family when you look back 10 years from now?

      So many times we don’t stop and think about what makes this season in life so special. Do you want to capture your daughters chubby rolls or toothless smile? Or are you always behind the camera and want to have portraits where you are loving on your littles and can see the way they smile at you? And, if this question has you thinking about your family and getting a little misty eyed, that’s okay! I am right there with you!


      If updating family portraits has crossed your mind, then ‘What will we Wear’ was most likely not far behind. What to wear for family pictures is the most common question I am asked as a photographer. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of styling countless families. And, I’m sharing my 5 favorite tips to help you look picture perfect. Just click the link below to download your free guide.


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      5 simple steps to looking picture perfect


      This is the fun part! Really! Expect to enjoy the evening together while we take family pictures. My goal is not only to photograph a Christmas card worthy perfectly posed portrait. But also to capture your family’s love and connection through candid photography.

      Younger children often need some time to warm up to that ‘new person with the camera’. Or may need breaks to play and be kids during the session. And that’s no problem at all! We may play a game, tell jokes, or ask mom and dad to join in a tickle fight. These moments often turn into some of the most treasured photos.

      Family picture sessions are typically  60-90 minutes. But I will devote the time that is needed to ensure we capture beautiful images of your family.


      Once we capture gorgeous family portraits and tell your family’s story, how would you most enjoy those images?

      As large canvas that makes you pause for a moment and smile every time you walk in the house?

      Or in album that you can flip through with your children as you tell them stories about what they were like when they were little?

      Or maybe you hadn’t thought about that yet? That’s okay! That’s why all sessions end with a personal design appointment. I know you are busy! This season in life can be crazy. And, I want to make sure that you enjoy your portraits everyday. And that printing them doesn’t become one more thing on your to do list.

      So, 1-2 weeks after your family portrait session, I will meet you back at my home studio in Akron, Ohio. We will kick back and relax with your favorite beverage and a few snacks while you view your beautiful hand edited portraits in a slide show set to music.

      I know many families wonder how they will ever choose which image(s) they will hang in their home. And I want to ensure you love your decision. That is why I use the latest software to help you visualize how framed prints and canvas gallery wraps will look in YOUR OWN HOME.

      After our design appointment, you can sit back and relax! I will make any final adjustments to your family portraits, ensure everything is absolutely perfect once it is printed and hand deliver to you.

      Because each item is a custom piece of art, most artwork takes 4-6 weeks to be printed and delivered.

      Want a peak at a few of our client’s favorite products? Click here. 



      Kristen Fotta Photography offers a custom family photography experience. From planning out all the details of your session to creating custom works of art for your home, we are here to handle all the details so you don’t have to.

      I know how busy life is. Especially with little ones! Whether you are chasing your toddler around all day, or shuttling teenagers around town, we know that finding time to squeeze in a family portrait session can seem a little overwhelming.  I am here to make your session easy and enjoyable!  So you can just enjoy the experience, your beautiful portraits and time with your family.

      Our creative fee of $300 includes a presession planning call, our session together, artistic retouching of your images and a design consultation two weeks after your session. Creative fee does not include digital images or art products.

      During your design consultation, you decide what artwork and keepsakes best fit your family. I offer a variety of carefully curated heirloom quality products including custom framed portraits, signature albums, keepsake boxes, wall galleries, holiday cards and announcement. Take a peek at some of our most popular keepsakes here.

      There is no minimum purchase or obligation. You choose only what you love!

      We also realize the importance of being able to share and treasure photographs with family and friends. So we offer complimentary web sized digital images of each image purchased.

      Gift prints start at $65 and custom wall art begins at $395. Clients typically invest between $600 and $2500 on a selection of prints, wall art and albums.

      If you’d like more information or to talk over what you had in mind for a family session, I’d love to talk with you!

      My favorite parts of being a Family Photographer in Akron Ohio is  helping busy moms and dads who find they are always behind the camera get into the pictures. So they can love on there spouse, hug and play with their children and create tangible memories of this moment in time.


      AS A FAMILY. 

      If you are ready to step out from behind the camera, let’s chat!