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Everything You Need To Know: Family + Lifestyle


Seattle Family Photographer

If you’re looking for a photographer to help freeze this little slice of life, wherever you may be, I’m your gal. If you want to enjoy a good dose of giggles, have FUN and get truly authentic family photos, I’m your gal. I am FOR: Genuine smiles, tickle fights, personality, playing chase, slobbery dogs, creativity, being yourself. My GOAL: To capture the emotion & connection between each of you. This life is precious and I’m here to celebrate your beautiful, un-perfect selves.

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“Meredith is an AMAZING photographer. I have been with her for the entire day, capturing my sister’s big family wedding and had her over to our home for an intimate session to capture our new family of four and she is great in both settings! She somehow has worked her magic and captured amazing photos of my entire family (a feat when that includes an ornery corgi, an energetic 4 year old, a newborn and some tired parents)! She is our forever photographer and we will hire her to capture all of our important life moments! Her friendly personality makes it a joy to spend time together and she creates beautiful photos making it feel as effortless as possible!” – Emily

Forever Clients

It is one of my greatest joys to get to photograph my couples & families year after year. I love building friendships with my clients, and that they trust me with each of their milestones (and the little moments in between). This is why so many of my clients become “Forever Clients” – When you hire me, you’re not just getting a photographer, but someone who genuinely loves to celebrate your adventures with you! See some examples here!

Portrait Sessions


On-location portrait sessions at one location, lasting about 45 minutes to an hour.

Extended Portrait Session


The perfect fit for something in-between! Extended portrait sessions last about an hour and a half and are perfect for family sessions + a little something extra, like, a cake smash, or a short drive to your neighborhood park!

Lifestyle + Adventure Sessions


I love the idea of spending more time with my families and capturing them doing some of their favorite activities ~ gardening in the backyard, cooking breakfast, playing with their dog at the park, going on a hike ~ you name it! Family lifestyle sessions typically last about 2-3 hours and can include two separate locations.

This package option is perfect for adventure sessions if you’d like to go somewhere outside a 40-mi radius of Seattle city center! Mountains, lakes, snow, you name it! 

Mini Sessions


One outfit, lasting about 30 minutes. On-location portrait sessions at one location from the following selection:

Golden Gardens, Discovery Park, Gas Works Park, Green Lake Park or Carkeek Park

(Only available on weekdays, Alternative locations optional for an additional fee.)

All sessions include your edited, high resolution images in an online gallery with printing rights.

Prices subject to WA state sales tax. Travel fees apply 20 miles from the 98117 zip code

If you’re interested in learning more about Maternity + Newborn photography, check out this page!

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Q: How many photos will I get?

A: Number of final images varies based on how long your session is. Full sessions tend to be around 75-100 images, minis are about 25-50 images.

Q: What is the turn around time?

A: Turn around time is 2-3 weeks. I typically send you a sneak peek within a couple of days!

Q: Are there additional fees for travel?

A: I do charge $1 per mile outside a 30 mile radius from Seattle city center.

Q: Sounds great! I’m ready to book! What’s next?

A: Amazing! Let’s set a date & I’ll get you set up with your online portal! I’ll send you a contract to sign & ask for a $100 deposit which can be made online or via Venmo. Your remaining balance will be due at your session either by check made out to Meredith McKee LLC or by Venmo to @Meredith-Ruth. See more FAQ here! 


Check out some examples of family sessions on the blog here!

How to Choose Your Family Portrait Session Location

Favorite Eastside Family Session Locations

What to Wear for Your Session: Fall & Winter

What to Wear for Your Family Session: Spring & Summer

Tips for Including Dogs in Family Photos

Best Indoor Photo Locations & Tips for Shooting in the Rain

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