Welcome to stephanie anestis photography

I love photographing families!  When I look at a photo of me with our older son at age six, floods of emotions come back that remind me of that time in our lives and how it felt to be a mom of two young children (they are now 13 and 9).  When I see a photo of my little one with his cape at age 3, I remember how strong the superhero love was.  These memories are priceless to me.

None of my favorite photos of our family are posed ones.  They all involve some movement, and they all capture moments in time that have meaning for me.  For that reason my sessions with families are relaxed, full of play, and not all that posed (though I recognize the importance of some more posed photos, and I'll certainly take them!).  I want the session to let the bits that make your family unique shine right through so I can capture them. 

Sessions can take place in your home, at a local park, or anywhere special to you.  I'm happy to make suggestions of beautiful places in the New Haven area.  They typically last about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the age(s) of the child or children involved.  I'll send you a welcome packet to help you decide what to wear and how to prepare your kids for the session (mostly just not telling them they have to smile: getting them to smile happily is my job!).  If you have any questions, just get in touch!