{Image of me and my son by Margaret Jacobsen}

{Image of me and my son by Margaret Jacobsen}

Lifestyle Family Sessions
Your $600 investment includes :

  • our time together: up to 90 minutes on location within a 15-mile radius of Santa Barbara (additional travel rates apply beyond that radius)
  • email or phone conversations regarding location selection and clothing recommendations, and answers to any questions you may have
  • a simple questionnaire for new clients to complete ahead of time, allowing you to share a bit about your family and learn more about what working with me will look like 
  • your immediate family or children only, up to six people (no pets, no extended family members) at the location of your choice. Immediate family members beyond six will be charged $50 per person. It's essential to choose a location that is comfortable and speaks to the interests and experience of the people being photographed. It may be your home or a beautiful public space you have a special connection to. When people are in their own element and interacting freely, that's when the magic happens. I am here to help identify what this location may be for you.
  • lovingly and thoughtfully culled and edited* high resolution, digital images (some color, some black and white, as determined by me) delivered no more than 30 days from your session completion date. You will receive—on average—80 photos.
  • access to your own online gallery, from which you will download your images, and where you may choose to order professional prints and/or canvasses. Turn-around time on print orders is as few as 2-3 business dates; my rates are fair and competitive, there is no sales tax, and shipping is always free.

Fashion Editorial Sessions

  • Editorial, look book, high res website imagery, etc. for children's and adult's fashion brands
  • Together we can design your own custom package; email kelly@kellyswedaphotography.com

Social Media Imagery and/or Management

  • Are you a brand in need of images to co-mingle with your existing Instagram content?
  • Are you in need of a complete Instagram makeover, including imagery, development of a posting schedule and someone to manage it?
  • Together we can design your own custom package; email kelly@kellyswedaphotography.com

* The culled and edited images you will receive will not include any cast-offs as determined by me during post-processing. Why do most professional photographers not give clients their throwaways? You can read the best, published explanation I've come across here.


"The quality of Kelly's images speak for themselves. She put my little one at ease instantly, and we never felt rushed or stressed. It has never been so effortless to get quality shots. We got a wide range of smiles, playfulness and serious expressions, the variety which I loved. My daughter can be quite shy at times, but you would never know it by seeing the images. The shoot was enjoyable for both of us and the pictures are still my all-time favorites of my little Pearl. Afterward, Kelly was quick to get us the images and also quick to respond to all of our questions. Overall, it was a great experience." - Lisa Fitzpatrick

"We were so lucky to have Kelly shoot an editorial for our children's style blog. There is such a beautiful and unique style to her photography. She was genuinely kind and patient, which is so important when photographing children and babies. Kelly's enthusiasm and attention to detail allowed her to create an amazing finished product we were truly blown away by! We highly recommend Kelly Sweda Photography and look forward to working with her again in the future." - Jamie Menna, www.ministyleblog.com

"We absolutely love the photos Kelly took of our daughters. She was able to capture so many cute expressions and so much of their personalities. Kelly is so talented and was so easy to work with. We can't wait to have her photograph the whole family." - Erin Baer

"Kelly is such a talented photographer and an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a special way of making kids feel comfortable, which comes through in her photographs that truly capture the moment. Her brilliant use of light brings out the best in everything she shoots. I highly recommend her." - Michelle Ebbin

"I love looking at the images over and over and discovering something new each time, some little nuance that makes each one so special. You are amazing!" - Crescent LoMonaco

"Working with Kelly was a dream come true. My children are very shy, but Kelly was able to get them to open up and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Kelly's skills match her personality. . . Flawless!" - Susie Perry

"Given the opportunity to work with Kelly Sweda Photography, you'll be thrilled with the result. Kelly has a unique and trained eye, both technical and artistic. She has an awesome ability to capture light and ambiance, as well as the human emotion and connection between her subjects. Highly recommended for her work and just as kind as she can be."
- Corey Villicana

"Kelly has a gift for seeing beautiful light and an amazing attention for the small details and interactions between family members that are so often overlooked. It is with the attention to these details and relationships that she creates a beautiful and honest reflection of the people she works with. Our time spent with Kelly was so relaxed and fun that we almost forgot we were having photos taken. She was so quick to feel like part of the group that we could have kept her around all night. Kelly is a true gem." - Lauren Lipscomb