learn about the process

I've photographed hundreds of babies and kids. As a mom of two, I know what it's all about. Kids don't always let us do things as planned, and I know what it's like.
My gentle approach and understanding ease children into the session.
I know exactly what you want, because it's what I want too.

I create beautiful images for the 
nostalgic Mama...

why choose me?

the details

First, decide which package you'd like - then get in touch with me

Think of what kind of look you'd like for your session - do you want lots of greenery and flowers, cool buildings or maybe a glowy open field? Or maybe something in studio.

We can discuss some options together.


Step one

Once we have decided on the details of your session, I will send you a booking proposal.

At this time, you will be asked to pay a non - refundable retainer to secure your appointment. This retainer will be deducted from your session total.

step two

I will send you a complimentary style guide. This guide will provide you with information on how to achieve the best look, so that your final images are something that you love.

You can contact me with questions, or ideas and I'm happy to assist with making choices.

step three

Your session day is here!!!

All you need to do is show up, and I will take care of everything.

At the beginning of your session, I will spend a little bit of time interacting with your children without my camera. It is important that I build trust with your kids to get the best possible images of them.

your session day

Your proofing gallery will be the first time you see your images. From here, you can select the images you'd like to have edited and made available for download.

I would love to assist you with prints and products. You can order prints directly from your final gallery.

I can create an album that your family will cherish for generations. This process is very easy for you, I take care of everything! 


presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the process

Ivnestment

portraits

newborns

milestone minis

$600

+1.5 hours of photography
+ All Images from session
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$400

+1.5 hours of photography
+ 40 Images of Client's Choice
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$250

+ 1 hour of photography
+ 20 Images of Client's Choice
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$800

+ 3- 4 Hours of Photography
+ 40 Images of Clients Choice
+ Studio Wardrobe pieces for baby
+ Studio Props
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$350

+ 2- 3 Hours of Photography
+ 20 Images of Clients Choice
+ Studio Wardrobe pieces for baby
+ Studio Props
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$200

+ 2 hours of Photography
+ 10 Images of Clients Choce
+ Wrapped Poses Only
+ Studio Props
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$150

For Babies 3 - 24 mos and special portraits to mark Communions, Baptisms and birthdays

+ 1 Hour Photography Session
+ 10 Images of Clients Choice
+ Use of Studio Wardrobe for 12 mos and under
+ Studio Props
+ Portrait & Style Guide

$250

Cake Smash Sessions

+ 1.5 Hours Photography
+ Cream Coloured Set up
+ 15 images of your choice
+ Use of Studio Wardrobe for clean portraits
+ Family Portrait
+ Portrait & Style Guide
+ Tub Photos after cake smash portion.

$400

Includes the above
+ Custom Set
+ Cake & Outfit Provided

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Lifestyle photography is the backbone of my photography approach. With my gentle guidance, we will capture effortless looking photos. Lifestyle photography allows families to move through the session at their own pace. It is my belief that it in unrealistic to ask a child to sit and smile for a camera for an hour long session. Play, and natural movement are a key component of my sessions and is what allows me to capture authentic memories. 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

All sessions include a complimentary style guide. 

WHY DON’T YOU RELEASE ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?

I want you to look back at your photo experience with happiness and joy. Not every image is flattering, and some may not meet quality standards for a variety of reasons. Part of my job is choose the very best images to create your proofing gallery. You will be able to choose the images you'd like from the proofing gallery.

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
I do! You will find that my images have a film like quality to them. Some of this look is created in camera, at your session. But, there is also an editing component that goes into my signature style as well. Additionally, images are lightly retouched. 

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

It is! I am happy to welcome clients into my home studio located on the Hamilton West Mountain. I have a large, bright space that allows for natural movement and a relaxing experience. 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Weekend sessions receive their proofing gallery on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted by me. After you have made your selections, your final images will be available for download in approximately 1 week. Printed products can take anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks, however the lab does accept rush orders at an additional cost. 


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

I understand life with kids.Its almost inevitable that a little one might be sick and I get that. Sessions may be rescheduled once due to illness at no additional cost.In poor weather conditions, outdoor sessions will be rescheduled. 

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

You may cancel your appointment at any time. However, fees paid are non refundable.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

Proofing Galleries typically contain 30 - 50 images. Every package includes a set number of final images. You can purchase additional files from your proofing gallery. Also, the entire gallery is available for purchase, if you'd like,

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

Absolutely yes! Consumer printer vary from location to location, and the quality is hit or miss. I am not responsible for the outcome of consumer printers. My prints and products are of archival quality and will last for generations.

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

Studio sessions can be scheduled at any time. Outdoor sessions being approximately 2 hours before sunset, but I can be flexible on this depending on the location.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

Providing assistance in choosing the perfect location is something that I love to do for my clients! Once you have booked your appointment, I will help you to choose the perfect location.

WHAT IS THE COST OF YOUR PRINT PRODUCTS?

I offer albums and prints. These vary in cost and I can prepare a custom quote to suit your needs.




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