We’ve all been there…
The year was 2012. I had 3 little girls, aged 6.5, 4.5, and 2. Despite my chosen profession, we had NEVER had any real family portraits done, and the thought of taking my littlest (most spirited) kid out at bedtime scared the crap out of me. I bit the bullet, booked a photographer, and then naturally panic ensued…
"What the heck will we wear?"
"I haven't lost the baby weight yet"
"What if they misbehave?"
These were by far the most common thoughts to enter my mind as the session date loomed ahead of me. It wasn't until I had the experience of being a client that I knew just how to walk my own clients through all the ups and downs too. Whether it’s helping you choose colours for clothes, getting to know your shy kids ahead of time, or even some strategic bribes with parent approved treats during our session - I help to keep your stress level down and the fun level up! I’ve even been known to get a grumpy husband to crack a smile or two. Days can feel long with little kids for sure, but as cliche as it sounds, the years are short. They won’t stay the ages they are forever, so make the memories while you can!
In case you're wondering, our family session went off with barely a hiccup, much to my surprise, and the canvases I have on my walls from that day now remind me of what ended up becoming a wonderful family memory. Because of my own experience, I have put together a complete experience to help you plan and execute the wonderful, stress-free family session of your dreams. It is a joy and a privilege to work with every family to capture memories that speak to their style, their personalities, and their connection as a family. I look forward to serving you!
Your experience begins with an in-person consultation, where we get to know each other, discuss clothing options, hair and makeup recommendations, measure wall spaces, decide on locations and your session date. I love this meeting because it gives me a chance to connect with you and each member of your family so I know best how to work with all of you on-camera. I collect a $250 session retainer at this appointment to secure your session date and time. This retainer can be applied toward any digital or print collection of your choice.
For those who prefer a more luxurious experience, various print collections are available and are designed to get your art off of your USB stick and on to your walls! Print collections begin at $799 and comes with complimentary gallery design, delivery and installation, and even the USB of images.
Digital Archive Collections
I offer digital archive collections beginning at $450 to ensure your files are safely stored via USB. These images can also be reproduced up to an 8x10 with your print release. This option is ideal for seasoned clients who enjoy decorating their own walls.
Get my free planning guide!
Packed full with tips and tricks to get you on your way with planning your own family session, this guide is FREE and a great way to answer some of those stressful questions about getting ready for a family session!
Questions? Drop me a line!