Your Santa Clarita outdoor family photography session should be beautiful and fun. Here’s how we turn your vision into reality – and a wonderful memory.
When you think of a family portraits session, do you immediately picture screaming kids, ruined clothing and hours of chaos … only to create some mediocre images you don’t even love enough to print into 5x7s?
Yeah, we get it.
Capturing the perfect family portrait can be – if you’re not prepared to create an amazing experience along with truly beautiful and authentic portraits.
Luckily, that’s exactly what we offer with a SchlickArt Family Is Fabulous Outdoor Session.
Family portraits just got a whole lot easier … and dare we say even more beautiful?
Here’s how we capture the love of your family in an outdoor family shoot, while also capturing the moment.
Santa Clarita Outdoor Family Photography – The SchlickArt Way
About Our Outdoor Family Photography Session
Whether it’s in the studio or out in the sunshine, a SchlickArt Family Is Fabulous Session is designed to capture the beauty of your family – inside and out! It’s also one of our special Sessions With Sonja – Developed by SchlickArt. When it comes to an outdoor session, what we really love is the versatility. You can capture a wide range of looks and moods without ever leaving your location.
For example, if you like the more traditional, formal family portraits – but prefer the outdoors – you can dress up your session and bring your finest attire to a rustic setting. We’ll pose you from head to toe to create a seamless look, just like we would in the studio. The juxtaposition is stunning, as the formal clothing against a light-and-airy outdoor scene makes your family really pop.
However, if you prefer the more natural “day in the life” vibe with candid moments and casual clothing, then an outdoor space is perfect, especially with young kids. It gives your entire family the space to play and interact, to have real moments that can be captured without ever noticing the camera.
Whether you have little ones or grown kids, a formal vision or a more casual one, we can bring your vision to life with a Santa Clarita outdoor family photography session by SchlickArt.
- Phone Consultation – for pre-session planning
- 1-hour Family Portrait Session – to capture your family
- Stylized Custom Posing – for the whole family
- SchlickArt Signature Retouching – with the style you expect
- Luxury Purchasing Session – to review your portraits
How Does It Work?
Once you book your session, we’ll arrange a phone consultation to talk about your vision and answer all your questions. We’ll talk wardrobe, decide on a location, and figure out the overall mood and look you’re going for with this session. Leading up to the shoot, we love to plan down to the very last detail, and then on the day of your shoot, we leave plenty of room for spontaneous playtime and fun. That’s how we create a wide range of looks, from posed to candid, and ensure everyone has a good time.
After your session is done, we’ll arrange your Luxury Purchasing Session, when you can come to SchlickArt Studios and see all your images displayed in a beautiful slideshow. You can sit back and relax with champagne and chocolates, while we reminisce about the day and choose your favorite portraits.
Finally, we help you figure out the best ways to bring your gorgeous new family portraits into your life, by helping you plan a gallery wall, design elegant coffee table books, or create fun gift-worthy calendars and ornaments – whatever speaks to you!
From start to finish, the entire experience is designed to be as enjoyable as it is productive. Yes, at the end, you’ll walk away with stunning family portraits, but we also hope you’ll leave with some beautiful memories, too.
Because that’s the SchlickArt way.
Why Choose SchlickArt?
Choosing the right time, place and studio to capture your outdoor family photos is a big decision. That’s why we’ve thought through every step of the process and added as much ease, joy and beauty as we possibly can.
Santa Clarita outdoor family photography doesn’t have to be hard! Here’s how we make it easy:
When it comes to family portraits, there can be a lot of moving parts: choosing your wardrobe, coordinating colors and outfits, getting the family ready, getting yourself ready, etc. Plus, you might want to schedule haircuts or other grooming appointments in the days leading up to your portrait session.
Yes, it can feel like a lot – if you’re not prepared. But that’s exactly what we do for our families here at SchlickArt. We walk you through each step and check in with you along the way. We’re here to answer every one of your questions, no matter how big or small they might seem.
We’re your partner in planning this special family moment; we’re not just here to snap the photo.
We know you want to look and feel your very best when you get your portrait taken. That’s why we do everything we can to make you feel pampered and taken care of from the moment your session begins.
First and foremost, we always make sure to take extra care of Mom – because we know she’s usually getting everyone else ready while trying to get herself ready, too. So we pay extra attention to her hair, makeup and posing, making adjustments and touch-ups when needed.
But we don’t just take care of Mom. We do everything in our power to keep the mood positive, the kids engaged, and the parents happy from beginning to end – even if that means chasing the kiddos around the park just to get that perfect candid shot.
It’s not just a photo shoot at SchlickArt; it’s an experience that we hope you cherish, too.
We all want to look our best on camera. That’s why we make it easy to feel confident with customized posing instruction that takes you out of your head – and lets you simply relax and have fun.
We’ll guide you every step of the way, from where to stand to what to do with your hands. We’ll even lead your family through a couple deep breaths to help everyone settle and connect before the session starts. From there, we have a few tricks to help bring out genuine smiles and beautiful, loving expressions.
Even if you’re looking for a less posed and more candid style of shoot, this session is perfect. Sonja will run around with the kiddos to capture genuine playtime, while she encourages sibling love and gets everyone laughing. Your kids won’t even realize they’re in a photo shoot – and the photos will be all the proof you need.
About Sonja Gilhuys, Your Santa Clarita Family Photographer
With her two young boys as her muse, Sonja Gilhuys first picked up a camera because she didn’t want to miss a single moment of their childhoods. Everything changed after that, and Sonja quickly began photographing family and friends on a referral basis. In 2019, she joined the SchlickArt Photography & Video team as a Junior Photographer and Studio Assistant, and today, Sonja heads up our indoor/outdoor family line, SchlickArt Family Sessions by Sonja, which captures your family’s most precious moments with a candid yet polished style that looks as luxurious as the shoot feels.
About Our Santa Clarita Family Photography
Our SchlickArt Family Sessions by Sonja are the perfect way to capture your family’s legacy while still enjoying the magic of a luxury SchlickArt photo shoot. We really take care of Mom in this special pampering session, giving her the full treatment with red-carpet hair and makeup services and custom posing instruction. By making sure the entire family is having fun, we help Mom relax and have a great time, too. We take care of everything, so you can walk away with a set of gorgeous family photos that you’ll cherish for generations to come.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.