How is a story session with Mandy Beth Photography different from traditional portraiture?

This session is going to be a little different from what you may have had in the past because it will be built around an experience.  Instead of being posed for every shot and prompting you to look at the camera and smile, there are going to be interactions and candid shots telling your story.  If there is a slight adjustment (lighting, positioning, etc.) that would make for better images, that change will be made and we’ll just continue on.  Easy as pie!

What types of sessions do you shoot?

Everything – milestones, events, every day routines, or specific pieces of your life.  If you need some ideas to get started, click HERE.

My life is boring.  What if I don’t have a good session idea? 

Your daily rhythm is more beautiful than you might think at first glance.  If you don’t have a story session concept, that is totally fine.  Let’s work together to pinpoint the right one.  How would you spend a leisurely weekend?  What is your most treasured part of a typical day?  Where is your preferred place to be?  What is your favorite activity to do with your loved ones? … these types of questions will lead us in the right direction.

Will you take any posed photos?

Yes – we will still take some posed portraits as part of your session (usually at the very beginning).  But this will be a small percentage when compared with a traditional portrait session.

What will I receive?

You will receive edited, high-resolution jpg files along with a PDF print release form.

Can I print my photos?

Yes – print away!  And since your session tells a story, the images will look great separately, in a collage grouping, or in a book.  With your disc, you can submit your files to any printer of your choice.

Do you shoot weddings?

While I regularly shot weddings under a previous name, it is not my focus at this time.  If you have a very unique wedding (intimate and short) that would benefit from an all-photojournalistic approach, please feel free to contact me to discuss.

What if I just need some traditional snapshots of my family?

I understand that a story session won’t fit every scenario, which is why regular mini sessions will be held throughout the year.  A mini session is 25 minutes long and will consist mostly of posed, traditional portraits.  Contact me to receive information on the next mini session date.

How do I book a session?

I’m so excited to work with you!  Please give me a ring at 817.896.6784 or email me at and we will discuss your session in detail.  The new client form will help us to clarify your vision and identify what package will fit your needs.