When was the last time you updated your family photographs? Do you have any professional photos with the entire family actually in the frame? Children grow and change so rapidly, and life throws so many unexpected changes our way: the time to get a new set of gorgeous family portraits done is now!
My family sessions are relaxed and friendly, with a minimum of posing and rigidity. I want to capture your family authentically, with real moments and real personalities. I offer two types of family sessions, depending on your preference.
My Connections family sessions are what’s commonly referred to as Lifestyle sessions; relaxed and easy, with a planned activity at a mutually agreed upon location, some posing and guidance by me to ensure strong individual and group portraits are captured as well as more relaxed, in-the-moment captures.
After your session, I will carefully select the best 25 images from your session and hand-edit them to create beautiful family portraits worthy of a place on your wall. We will meet for your image reveal and ordering session, where you will select wall art and albums featuring your images.
Connections family photo sessions have a sitting fee of $150, which includes the design meeting, custom guided photo session and gallery selection; prints are purchased separately, starting at $195.
My Storyteller Sessions are an exciting recent addition to my services. This three hour session is designed to capture a part of your family’s story, the details that come together to form the fabric of your memories in later years.
For these sessions, it is important that they take place either in your home or a place that is similarly meaningful to you, because the aim is to capture authentic moments in places that your family belongs to, not a studio or a randomly picked location. It matters not if your home is not a magazine-perfect, tidy house with designer furniture – it matters that it’s yours, with the memories and stories it holds for your family.
Your Storyteller session should take place around activities your family commonly do. For a family with young children, daily routines like getting dressed, brushing hair and teeth, driving to school or favourite pass times like rough housing with a parent, baking or cooking together, puzzling or crafting, are all a source of great little gems in those every day moments.
For families with older children, shared activities like board games, a trip to the pool or park, or other favourite things to do as a family are wonderful stories to have told. It isn’t important what the activity is, as long as it is a part of the story of your family.
During your Storyteller session, I join in with your family for the duration of the session, but I do not pose or guide, I simply document your story as it unfolds, without interfering in its unfolding.
Because of the nature of this type of family session, it is important for you to have sufficient prints from your session to give you most of the story to look back on. Therefore, the session fee for the Storyteller Session includes a beautiful, archival quality keepsake box with 50 loose prints (6”x4” in size), valued at $550. The session fee for Storyteller sessions is $750. Additional prints, wall art and albums are available for purchase at the time of your image reveal session.