Family Lifestyle Photography
Extraordinary reminders of happy moments you had together
Life is fleeting. These are moments you will want to remember. Let's document them together!
No forced, uncomfortable, awkward or formal posing here. Although I will always make time for a classic portrait, you can expect lots of real interactions between you and your loved ones through gently guided prompts. The families I work with appreciate the beauty found in real moments and the way their relationships exist in the present; The unique personality quirks, little glances, deep belly laughs, sometimes tears, and all the in between moments. More than just photos, this is an experience and we are going to have FUN. Freezing these moments, the REAL stuff, documented in an authentic way, is how you will want to remember it, and it's what you can expect from our session together.
Newborn Lifestyle Sessions
Newborn sessions typically take place within the first 2 weeks of baby’s arrival and last longer than a regular lifestyle session. The session takes place in the comfort of your home and follows the baby's lead with plenty of time for changes and feeding.
Together we will tell the story of this new chapter in a relaxed and stress-free way. Documenting the beauty of simple interactions between immediate family members (pets included), snuggles and portraits of baby with and without with each of you, and the little details too; full body stretches, finger grabs, big yawns and gas smiles. We use the natural light in your home and often shoot between the master bedroom, nursery, and living room.
Your Photo Session
Let's Make it Official
Fill out the contact form and tell me about who will be included in the photos, your ideal setting, and anything else you want me to know. If you would like to schedule a quick phone consult, please also include the best time and way to reach you. I can't wait to hear from you!
Your photos are ready!
Four weeks from your session, you can expect your gallery of hand edited images. From within your gallery, you can download, share, and order products!
Although I focus on natural interactions and candid moments, you will not be left expecting what to do.
I will guide you through it all through with lots of fun and easy going prompts. Get ready to have a good time!
To reserve your session date, a signed contract and 50% retainer are required, all completed digitally. Once we are in the books together, you will receive a questionnaire so I can get to know you and your family a bit before we officially meet on your session day.
What happens if it rains or someone is sick?
What should we wear?
For outdoor sessions, it is at the Photographer’s discretion to determine if the weather is unfit for our session. If we are rained out or facing extreme temperatures, I will reach out to rebook on a mutually agreeable date within the same calendar year. I’m always checking the forecast leading up to a session and will get in touch the day before to confirm.
If you or a family member becomes sick, or is showing any symptoms of Covid-19, please get in touch as soon as possible to reschedule.
Your session is not all about your wardrobe, but well chosen outfits definitely help to create beautiful photos! Have our location in mind as you make your outfit selections to compliment the surroundings. I find neutrals and earth tones with a little colour pop work well for a timeless look for spring and summer. Jewel tones are best for fall and winter. Textures and layers are nice, having one person in your group wearing a pattern so things don’t get too busy. Avoid large logos, characters, and busy patterns, and no to the all white t-shirts with jeans look. My clients often send me photos of outfits they are considering and I am happy to help with coordinating your family’s session look! I want you to feel comfortable and confident!
When and how will we receive our images?
Will you remove blemishes?
Your final edited jpg images will be delivered in a beautiful online gallery 4 weeks from your session date. From your gallery, you have full access to share and download your images in low and high resolution. You can order prints and other products, and also design and fully customize your own albums and cards.
Yes! The removal of an unwanted blemish and sharpening of eyes on your close up images is included. Heavily retouched skin, the removal of objects, correcting wardrobe malfunctions, and other special requests however, can be quoted on a per images basis.