Playful Portraits

I am SO excited to introduce this new photography experience!!!

I absolutely love photographing children and capturing their awesome personalities and those true, sparkly-eyed smiles!
Yes, it’s a challenge, but such an incredible and rewarding one!
And, I like to think that I’ve learned a few tricks after 11 years of professional photography experience, a few years of teaching preschool art and having two sweet kiddos of my own!

If you want updated photos of your kids without the price tag of a typical portrait session, you’re in the right place!

If you want a full photo session instead, hop over to this page.


Limefish Studio Playful Portraits are centered around PLAY, granting children the chance to be their silly selves and explore amongst friends.
The event will begin with a meet-and-greet followed by open exploration and a few guided photo opportunities. My goal is to capture as many beautiful moments, sweet expressions and unique personalities as I can of each child! This method will also allow children built-in pauses between having their photo taken, allowing greater chances for natural smiles when I pop back over to them! There will be lots of candid playful portraits, but I will also direct and guide children when necessary to capture ideal poses, backdrops, lighting, etc.

Children of all ages are welcome to join!
Space will be limited to ensure time for plenty of photos of everyone!
A parent or caregiver must attend with their child to keep an eye on them, however parents will not be photographed.
You may however be asked to help blow bubbles ūüėČ

– – – – –  completed dates! – – – – –
APRIL 16, 2019 | 4:00 pm | IX ART PARK *see blog post of favorites*
MAY 24, 2019 |11:00am | IX ART PARK
JUNE 4, 2019 | 4:00pm | IX ART PARK


MON. JULY 1, 2019 | 4:00pm | IX ART PARK (Charlottesville)
–¬†–¬†–¬†–¬†–¬†space for 2-3 more kiddos-¬†–¬†–¬†–¬†–
*rain date 7/8

MON. AUG 12, 2019 | 5:00pm | IX ART PARK (Charlottesville)
*rain date 8/14

Want to choose your own date, location and/or create a group for your child & their best buddies?
No problem!
We just need a group of at least 5 kiddos to move forward.
Please begin by checking the availability page on my site, then chat amongst yourselves to agree on your wishful day, time and location. Then submit an inquiry here!


Reserve your spot with a $35 attendance fee
+ $10 first sibling // + $5 each additional sibling // siblings under 1 are free
Price includes session (45 min – 1 hr), sales tax, credit card transaction fee, time for editing.
After the event, you will have the option to purchase any photos you love, but there is no obligation to buy. See sample print pricing at the bottom of this page.


Click here to submit an inquiry (include which Playful Portrait date you’re interested in + the names/ages of children).
You will be emailed a Photography Agreement to sign and an Invoice to pay online to officially reserve your spot!
Space will be very limited.
Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For this reason, there will be no refunds for the attendance fee.


Nothing is necessary other than your happy selves.
Thankfully, IX Art Park has plenty of built-in entertainment and a wide-variety of beautiful backdrops.
I will also bring bubbles and perhaps a few other surprise goodies!
Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and mingle with others when photos are done!


After the event, I will edit all the amazing ones and add them to a watermarked gallery on my website.
Participants will be emailed the link to browse!
If you love any and want to purchase them – yay! If not, no worries.
You can purchase 1, 2, 3, etc. all or none. Easy peasy!


The gallery is connected to a professional print lab for excellent quality photo prints and products. These include standard sizes, square sizes, stretched photo canvases of all sizes, phone cases, and much much more!

Here are a few sample prices of what you can expect for purchasing:
– Standard & Square Prints –
4×6 | $1.95
5×5 | $2.95
5×7 | $3.95
8×10 | $9.95
10×10 | $11.95
11×14 | $15.95
16×20 | $29.95

– Stretched Canvas –
The canvas is stretched around a wooden frame and stapled on the edges leaving the full image visible on the front.
8×10 | $49.25

– Flat Mount Canvas –
The canvas is mounted onto rigid Gatorboard.
8×10 | $45

– Traditional Gicl√©e Canvas –
The canvas is wrapped around a wooden frame with part of the photo visible on the sides of the frame.
8×10 | $76

– ThinWraps –
Wrapped around sturdy masonite board.
8×10 | $38.25

– Metal –
Durable, archival, and stunning.
8×10 | $35

– Wood –
Elegant print on a 1/2″ maple wood board.
8×10 | $47.75

– 11oz Coffee Mug –
white mug | $18.25

– Photo Puzzle with Box –
200+ puzzle measures 10×14″ and has a glossy finish. It comes in a black box with a 5 x 7 print of the image on top of the box.
large | $40.75

– High-Resolution Digital Files –
In addition to prints, you will also have access to download files directly from the online gallery. You are free to use these however you wish, but you must credit Limefish Studio Photography.
per file | $10
unlimited files |$100


Click here to send an inquiry form, and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I’m able!