Welcome to Berry Basket Studios. We create joyful, natural photographs which preserve the sweetness of childhood and the tenderness of relationships. We are located in Beaufort, SC and provide family photography in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
03. fun facts
02. meet lily
01. my approach
Let me help you to remember. Mother to Mother. I’ll take the pictures, you take a breather and enjoy your precious kiddos.
There are a seemingly endless number of tasks in every week and quiet, joyful moments can be fleeting or non-existent. But then your baby sticks her tongue out for the first time, or your five-year-old recites something beautiful, and it stops you in your tracks.
As you watch your children unfold into their own little people, you commit as much as possible to your memory to enjoy again later, when you can finally slow down (as if!).
I will guide you the entire time and make the best of whatever challenges arise. This allows you to be the real, genuine you — both collectively and as individuals — and to get the best possible photos!
My goal is to put you and your family at ease and make your experience fun and painless. I know that some husbands and older kids dislike having portraits taken, so I tackle this with spontaneous and organic vignettes where everyone can just be themselves.
My approach is natural, relational, and candid. Let’s run, jump, chase, tumble, toss, walk, laugh, sing, shout, and goof around. Vibrant, dynamic images are my goal, and movement and authentic interaction is how we are going to get them!
I love flying on airplanes, traveling anywhere with ruins or cool old architecture, and growing things like houseplants and flower gardens. I have 4 kids, 4 cats, a dog and a fish. My favorite 4 months were the ones I spent living in Mexico with the whole crew –the kids went to a Spanish-only private school. Their ability to speak Spanish is one of my favorite parenting accomplishments.
You're probably wondering if I'm someone you'd get along with. That's what I would be wondering if I had to trust my family with a stranger. So here are a random bunch of facts about me to give you an idea!
favorite travel spot
Reading, Gardening, Playing Board Games with the Kids
I take 2 ball jars of water everywhere
Favorite Board Game
(from 16 Personalities)
Raspberries & Strawberries
Incorporate beloved pets, neighbors, friends, and treasured artifacts from your family’s unique story. Telling your story is the best part of this work.
Packages start at $550.
Berry Basket Studios provides family photography sessions that capture true, deep connections between parent and child, so you can cover your walls and fill your photo albums with cherished reminders of the love of your family.
02. session ideas
01. what to expect
I want this to be a great experience for you — for all of you! I want you to move, laugh, play, and hang out with your kids, while I capture the seemingly ordinary with great care and attention to detail.
Prior to your shoot, we'll brainstorm your location options together, accounting for season, light, time of day, and weather. We'll talk about your aesthetic preferences and choose styles & clothing that best reflect your family’s unique style. And when we shoot, I'll do everything I can to set you at ease and let your authentic self show through.
About 2-3 weeks after your shoot, you'll receive an online gallery where to download your images and order prints. You can post them online, but the most important step is to print & hang your beautiful images, so you can enjoy them everyday!
Before your shoot day, we'll cover what to wear and choose a location & time. On your shoot day, I'll help everyone get comfortable in front of the camera and walk you through the process step-by-step, so you can just relax and enjoy!
Once I receive your form, I'll give you a call or send you an email to go over the process and answer any questions. Then I'll send you a quote and a contract, and if you want to proceed, you can fill them out online and submit with a deposit.
The first step is to fill out my contact form with your contact information and details about your family. You can share inspiration for your shoot in the comment section if you have ideas already, or we can brainstorm ideas when we chat!
what to expect
Ideas for shoot locations:
Ideas for family activities:
Lifestyle sessions can take many different forms. The most important thing is that you and your family are comfortable and feel free to be yourselves.
Sure! As long as they are well-behaved and will sit in your car when not being photographed. Dogs make for great photos!
Can I bring my dog?
Keep it neutral, avoid competing patterns, and don’t get too matchy-matchy! Go for simple color palettes and dress in the same color family, not identical. This will help each member of your family show off their personalities and unique fashion sensibilities! Feel free to send outfit ideas and we can figure out what will photograph the best!
What should we wear?
I have lots of experience with people who hate cameras! Reassure your loved one that I will make this fun and painless!
What if my husband/teen/etc hates having their photo taken?
There are a multitude of beautiful spots around the lowcountry. Feel free to suggest some of your favorites, and we can figure out where the best light will be on your chosen portrait date. The best light is at sunrise and sunset, most days, and the very worst light is between 10am and 2pm. I usually suggest meeting an hour or so before sunset, depending on the size of your group.
Where and when will we shoot?
"My favorite part of working with Berry Basket Studios was Lily's willingness to let my two energetic boys run wild and act naturally rather than try and force poses. She followed the boys wherever they wanted to go, and captured the most heartwarming photos of them doing their own thing! Lily is the most patient, kind photographer and she is absolutely wonderful with kids!"
"Berry Basket Studios was a dream to work with. Our photos were beautiful and our photo session was fun. Lily was able to capture such tender moments between my kids and magical moments within my family that I thought only I could see. She was able to highlight the love that we feel and I am grateful for her incredible work."
"There were a number of us getting photos taken, and I was nervous we'd be rushed and not get candid, fun photos. However, Lily never rushed us. She took control of the session, telling us what we should do and where to be. And yet, as the kids played, she shot candid photos of them being themselves. It was wonderful. Lily made this a great experience!"
"I was concerned the photos would look staged, or I would look as tired as I was as a very new mom. Lily did an amazing job of setting us up so that we looked completely natural. The photos are so real, I can feel the emotion and the love between my baby and I. Lily was so calm and kind to us. It's like working with a friend, and you will cherish the pictures she captures."
" I liked that we followed the kids lead and ended up with genuine photos. My biggest concern with kids is that it would be a stressful and unpredictable photo session, but we had fun and ended up with amazing photos! Check out my photos. They speak for themselves!"
"Lily makes you feel totally at ease in front of the camera. She allows you to be yourself and interact with one another, while simultaneously directing you on how to look your best. I love our images, they are emotional, candid and beautiful pieces of art that look gorgeous on our walls. I'm so happy we decided to have Lily capture such an important time in our lives, and that we get to relive it through beautiful imagery everyday."
"Lily has such a unique artistic eye and has captured so many of our most beloved family moments on film for us to treasure forever — as a newlywed couple, a family of three, and a family of four, she has watched our family grow. Her easy going approach always allows for natural interaction both with each other and the camera."
"Some of of favorite and most treasured photos are from Lily. She captured my baby boy exactly as I see him and I am so happy to have those memories as photos in my house forever!"
let's get started!
I am so excited to hear from you and to talk with you about photos for your family, big or small Please give me a day or two to respond, especially during busy season it can take a few days!
If this is urgent and time-sensitive, you can also email me at email@example.com Can’t wait to chat!