We're a family portrait photography business in Seattle, WA.
Rebelling against awkward smiles, we create natural and carefree family photo shoots that capture the real-life adventures of childhood, so that parents can look at their pictures and feel a rush of happiness.
the HAPPY PACKAGE
All Digital Images (approx. 50-75)
ADD A VIDEO for $99
Awkward Photos Suck.
We offer interesting Seattle family photo shoot adventures
that help your kids giggle & help you relax.
Pick from our list or suggestion your own activity!
Sidewalk Chalk Drawing
Ice Cream Date
Berry Picking (during harvest)
Water Balloon Fight
Exploring the City (Seattle)
Playing in the Sprinklers
Riding the Ferry
Your Idea: _______________
★★★★★ "We're not usually "family portraits" kind of people, but after [seeing the Happy Film Company's work] we felt their unique approach would be a good fit. From our first contact to the delivery of our photos & videos, our experience couldn't have been better. Communications were consistently excellent. On the day of our shoot, our photographer immediately put us as ease, capturing genuinely happy moments... We loved the finished product and really appreciate the passion and professionalism that went into it. Thank you to the Happy Film Company!" — Rosenzweig Family
★★★★★ "We had a great time at our photo shoot with the Happy Film Company this morning! Our photographer was wonderful to work with! The ease of conversation and the special attention toward our young children was a breath of fresh air! Can't wait to see the final product! Thank you Happy Film Company!" — Jumper Family
★★★★★ "We had an incredible experience with this company! We are beyond pleased with our photos and our video! I highly recommend getting both--you won't regret it! They were so down to earth and comfortable. They went out of their way to answer questions and help us at all stages. I will be coming to this company for my future photo needs!" —Smith Family
★★★★★ "I cannot say enough about the Happy Film Company! Right from the beginning they were very responsive to answer any questions and to accommodate our needs. They were very easy to work with and created a very positive and warm environment for me and my family (husband and newborn). The quality of her photos are amazing! And I am very impressed with their attention to detail. I truly feel they went above and beyond to make sure we were pleased with our experience and to create a beautiful selection of photos to choose from. I would recommend the Happy Film Company in a heartbeat! High quality work with a sense of integrity." — Coleman Family
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*We have an availability calendar on our booking form so you can pick the time that works best for your Seattle family photography session.
YOU'LL HEAR FROM US
in 24hrs with a confirmation email and an invoice for your shoot.
And that's it!
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: SUPER LIGHT RAIN: With super light rain, we can usually pretend it's not raining and continue with our adventure. Sometimes families will wear cute rain boots and jackets, twirl umbrellas and catch raindrops on their tongues. MEDIUM/HEAVIER RAIN: With medium/heavy rain we have to protect our camera equipment and keep you dry, so we have two options. OPTION 1) Go indoors! When you book your shoot, you choose an outdoor AND and indoor adventure (for backup). We come to your house and photograph you doing all your favorite indoor activities; arts and crafts, build forts, and bake cookies. OPTION 2) Reschedule for the next available date. Regardless of which option you choose, we will contact you the night before or morning of your photo shoot to confirm plans.
Q: How do I pick a good location?
A: We recommend choosing locations that have big open spaces where we can run around play. We love the great outdoors and all the beautiful parks and trails in the Seattle area. We generally try to avoid crowds because you don't want to have people, cars, and random buildings in the background of your photos/film. We also love it when families invite us along to a special place they love and always go to together.
Q: What should we wear?
A: Try to coordinate your outfits. They don't have to be matchy-matchy but it's great if they harmonize — a color palette or different shades of the same color etc... Avoid multiple patterns that will clash. Avoid clothing with brand logos or printed images. Avoid sports clothing like sweatpants or sweat shirts. It looks best if everyone is dressed to the same level of formality — we don't want one person in a party dress and another person in jeans (that would just be silly). For more clothing help, check out our Pinterest board "Family Outfit Inspiration"!
Q. Can we bring props?
A. Families can bring props to their shoots. Balloons, wagons, favorite toys, signs etc... For maternity shoots we recommend baby's clothes, little shoes, ultrasound, announcement signs, etc. We've had some fun gender reveal photo shoots too! For newborn shoots we recommend favorite blankets, stuffed animals, baskets, cute outfits or hats etc... Any little details you'd like to have in the photos are always welcome! If we're shooting outdoors we also recommend bringing a blanket so that you can sit down without getting soggy. Check out our props Pinterest Board!
Q: How long does it take to get our video & photos?
A: We deliver within 2 weeks after the date of your shoot.
Q: How do I get my photos? Do I get a CD?
A. We deliver all digital images via an online gallery. We will email you a link to this gallery. You can login to the gallery with your email, view all the images and download them straight to your computer. It's so simple. We also offer CDs for $25 as an extra backup option for your purchased media. So any digital media you have purchase as part of your package (photos, videos, slideshows etc...) will be burned on to this CD.
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