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The Family Experience
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Welcome Friends!

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This Is Me

Hello Friend and Welcome! I'm Arina, the creator and photographer at Arina Sizemore Photography! I'm so excited that you found me! I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience. I’d love to tell you a little about me! Here are a few things you should know!

  • I'm happily married to my best friend John! Best decision ever!
  • I'm a mother of three wonderful boys (Alex, Elijah, and Caleb)
  • I have an adorable sweet Australian Shepherd who is spoiled rotten!
  • I started Arina Sizemore Photography in 2015
  • I won multiple awards for my photography and am ranked as the top 10% of the world photographers
  • I love fairy tales! Once Upon A Time is my favorite show!
  • I've been published in many magazines and won many creative awards!
  • I create online tutorials that teach other photographers from around the world artistic editing techniques
  • I love creating amazing images.  But, most importantly I love serving my clients and getting to know them!

The

Family

Experience

M Y  P H I L O S O P H Y | Family life is all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. We LOVE our children! But, they sure are a lot of work. Where does all that energy come from?!! The sad part is that they'll be all grown up in a blink of an eye! My goal as a family photographer is to freeze this very special time in your life so you can cherish these memories for many years to come. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my clients feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, it results in genuine, joyful images! When I think back to when my children were little, I remember many amazing memories.... but most of the moments I remember really well are the instances that were captured in my pictures. They are priceless to me. One thing I always made sure to do was to get my family pictures done, even when we were not doing so well financially.  That was one thing I would spend my last dollar on.  I'm so glad I did! Now I can always go back to that time when they were my precious little guys and I have a beautiful family picture hanging up on my wall as a memory.  The images we'll create will be a huge part of the experience..... shouldn’t it be fun, enjoyable and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture these memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they'll never forget.

T H E  P R O C E S S | One way I ensure that everyone enjoys the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with my clients. I try my best to make sure we're a PERFECT fit before officially booking. A client should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! I achieve this by sending out an online questionnaire, asking about your hobbies and likes. This helps me to get to know you better.  Then I'm able to give a lot of feedback as to what locations, outfits, days and times would work best. During the session I take A LOT of pictures! Sometimes thousands! I do this to ensure I got all of the possible angles to guarantee your family will look its absolute best! After the session is complete, the real work for me begins.  I narrow down all the best poses, then we meet and you get to chose your favorite ones. Once that's done, I get to work on the chosen poses and begin adding the artistic touches. This is a very tedious and time consuming process.  Many images take longer than two hours to complete.  But, the results are magical! See the before and after below.

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After all artistic editing is done.  I send the images to you via an online gallery for your final approval. This is where you can tell me if you would like some changes done! I always work with my clients to make sure that they absolutely LOVE their pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you know a little bit about my approach to your family session, you can continue reading to find more detailed information about THE Family  EXPERIENCE!

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Our Services

**A $99 deposit and signed agreement is due to reserve one’s date & can be completed online. **

 

  contact : arina@arinasizemorephotography.com

Why Invest?

David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.” 

Judy Weiser a psychologist, art therapist and author based in Vancouver says “It lets children learn who they are and where they fit.” “They learn their genealogy and the the uniqueness of their own family and its story. When a child sees a family portrait with them included in the photograph they say to themselves: ‘These people have me as part of what they are, that’s why I belong here. This is where I come from.”

Not only family pictures are important for preserving memories, but they boost your child's self worth as part of the family. My job is to make sure everyone looks their absolute best in these pictures! I put my heart and soul into every single one of my images! 

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"Arina is amazing! Her professional and laid back personality is perfect for working with families and getting these beautiful images exactly right. 
 
The photographs of our family were so perfect!
She loves to shoot in beautiful locations and through digital manipulation can enhance the location even more to create this landscape that is sure to incite envy in anyone viewing the photos.
Arina really crafts each image and gives it a surreal and soft look. The images are romantic and  warm which is her signature style. 

They are everything you want to project your family to be and I can't wait to have a huge wall mounted canvas of my favorite family portrait hanging in my living room. The whole experience working with her went smoothly.

She really has a vision of what she wants and works with you to make that vision a reality. If you are a fan of the work you see represented here you will love what she can do for you. 
 
I would recommend Arina to anyone looking to do any type of photography whether it be family portraits, senior pictures or individual portraits." 
-Marie Skoor
Advertising Account Executive at
Sound Publishing

Arina, I have no words to express how happy I am with the photos, they are wonderful, thank you very much for your great work, for your patience and for giving us such a beautiful memory.

 

Regards,

 

Andrea and Ricardo.

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 faq's

The Family Experience
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Digital Files
A few days after your photo session you will receive an online gallery with unedited images to choose poses from.  Once you choose your favorites I will begin working my magic on them.
All edits include smoothing of the skin, fixing fly aways, whitening teeth, brightening up eyes, removing objects that are distracting from the background.

You can request extra edits, such as thinning out body parts, adding volume to hair, fixing teeth and more.My goal is to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the final results!
Weather
In case of bad weather and or natural disaster we will reschedule the session. I constantly check the weather forecast and will communicate with you well in advance with any concerns and changes of plans that may need to take place.
Locations
I'm often asked on what is a good location for photo sessions. I've decided to write a whole blog post with all my favorite locations. Here is a link: https://www.arinasizemorephotography.com/single-post/best-locations-for-a-photo-shoot-around-seattle-areaI'm also open to new locations as well!