Photos that live on your walls, not your phone
Got little ones? Need epic photos? Our kids portraits will have you screaming "Awww!" and "OMG!" and "I can’t stop looking at them!"
These sessions specialize in capturing the unique personality and quirks of each child in a way that will make your heart skip a beat.
Your walls are going to look so much better when you have some of these amazing portraits on them.
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! This takes place in my studio just outside of downtown Calgary. I'll guide your child 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.
They grow up so fast…
As a dad, I know. It seems like you barely get out of the 2 am feedings and suddenly they're walking, talking, and talking back. Next stop, university.
You want to shout "Wait! Not so fast!" but each age brings new joy as their amazingly unique personality is revealed and you get to know who this little person is.
Savour each stage, and let me help you capture this moment in your child's life with art that you and your family will cherish for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do kids need to be for a session?
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.
What should they wear?
These sessions work best in a plain white shirt with no logos or extra colours. A white shirt with a texture is fine though. Black is the second option and is a great alternative.
Can I book more that one child per session?
Yes! But only up to two kiddos can share a session per parent attending. That way, while one is being the photographed the parent can manage the other. If there are three or four kids, then a second parent (grandparent, aunt, drill sergeant, etc) will need to be there so it's not a stressful time for everyone. I've done sessions with four kiddo, and the two parents attending were instrumental in it being a successful shoot.
How much does a Kiddo 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 if I want outdoor photos of my child?
Not a problem! See The Family Sessions under the Services menu for samples. We could just book as a family shoot and focus on the children.
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.