Photos that live on your walls, not your phone
A family photoshoot celebrates the most important people in your life in a way that they’ll never forget.
Whether your goal is to celebrate a family milestone or to update your wall canvases and albums, a yearly photography session shows your children (or fur-babies) how much they are cherished and valued.
Time passes. Families grow and change. Savour this moment and capture your family, and all its quirks, in breathtaking portraits you'll cherish for years.
How it Works
You found me! You reach out and we schedule a discovery call. You can also book a discovery call right away here.
We sit down on zoom discuss what you're looking for in your shoot and more details on the process. Deposit taken and shoot date scheduled.
The big day! Shot in your favourite location in and around Calgary. I'll guide you through posing and make the process fun.
We meet and go over a curated gallery of images from your shoot. You choose your favourites and order wall art, albums and more!
This is the most time consuming part of the process. I clean up the photos, prepare them for print and prepare your print products.
When your art products are ready we meet at the studio where you're presented and review your artwork. You'll also receive a thumb drive of all photos you ordered prints of that are in a web-ready format.
Your schedule. Your favourite spot.
Family life is challenging. Work, school, activities, bed times and more, need to be considered when planning a full family photo session. Almost any time that works for you, will probably work for me. Let's make it easy.
And when it comes to where to shoot, I have some favourite spots if you want suggestions, but if you have one, I'd be happy to accommodate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should we wear?
Something that matches your style! I love layering clothing, to add depth to your photos. Depending on the time of year nothing beats a cozy sweater, a scarf, a stylish jacket or a cute pair of boots. Layering clothing not only lets us regulate our temperature, but adds a little more personality and interest into your photo. A scarf, vest, hat, or even a pair of rubber boots can act as a simple way to bring in a pop of color, or help tie everyone’s outfits together.
Should you go matchy-matchy? It's up to you, but I usually recommend complimentary outfits, rather than matching.
Where will we do the shoot?
That's up to you! I have a few favourite spots around Calgary that I use regularly, but if there's somewhere that's special to you and your family we can probably shoot there too. There will be a small travel fee to cover mileage if you want to shoot anywhere outside the city.
Are there days or times that are best?
As far as days of the week, it doesn't matter.
When it comes to times, evenings are the very best time to shoot Family Sessions, when the sun is low in the sky. It really depends on the time of year, but I like to aim for 5 or 6 pm in the Spring and Fall, and we can do 7 or 8 pm in the summer and 3 or 4 pm in the Winter.
How much does a Family Session cost?
When you book a session, we'll need a retainer of $399 up front to secure your date. This retainer will be applied towards any of the products you choose during your ordering session.
About 1-2 weeks after your session, you'll see your portraits for the first time at an ordering appointment. You can choose your favourites and select from high-end products like albums, canvases, acrylic canvases, and digital images.
For additional pricing details, view the Investment Menu or just reach out using the form below. I'm here to make your photography experience easy and enjoyable! 😊📸
What is an ordering session?
This is an appointment we book 1–2 weeks after your shoot date and you get to see your photos for the first time! I'll have curated the best photos and done some pre-editing.
During the the ordering session you'll be making your purchasing decisions you'll choose your favourite photos and select from high-end products like albums, canvases, acrylic canvases, and digital images (We've got some packages to make it easy for you). We happily accept credit cards, but if you prefer to pay in cash, you'll get a sweet 5% discount as an extra incentive. And, if you need some flexibility, we offer in-house payment plans to spread the cost.
Here are the nitty-gritty details for our payment plans:
For purchases under $1000, you'll need to put 50% down.
For purchases over $1000, a 33% downpayment is required.
The longest term for a payment plan is 6 months.
Your minimum monthly payment will be $250.
Once your payment plan is paid in full, we'll happily deliver your products and images. Keep in mind, because our work is digital and custom, all sales are final. If you're interested in our fine art albums and wall art, they typically take 4–6 weeks to produce and prices can be subject to change but once you pay your session fee, the investment menu prices are locked in.
What about digital images?
You need these for the 'gram. Totally.
For all photos your order a product for (prints, albums, etc) we will include web-ready copies on a USB thumbdrive. If you want to order just digital images (see the digital section of the Investment Menu) those are delivered in high-resolution on USB thumbdrive.