Full Service Ottawa Family Lifestyle Portraiture
Family | Maternity | Newborn | Extended Family 


With Michelle Ma Belle Photography your investment receives the utmost attention to detail and ultimate customer service. 
This process is designed to provide clients with a custom full service photography experience.

Consultation and Session Prep

The first step, following your inquiry, is to ensure we are a good fit. We can chat in -person, by phone, or simply correspond via email. Ideally, we will meet at my office in Ottawa South where you can see print products first hand and view product pricing information. I am also available to meet you "half way" if you are located in a different part of the city (i.e. coffee shop). There is absolutely no fee for the consultation and you are not obligated to book - although we certainly hope you do! We will then proceed with scheduling your session and processing payment. You will also be asked to sign an client session agreement form and complete a questionnaire which covers session goals, location, clothing options, and most importantly, how and where you want to display your memories. It is essential to the success of your session that we take the time before your session to ensure all expectations and goals are well communicated in advance. 
*Special accommodations can be made upon request.

Photo Session

All Michelle Ma Belle Photography sessions include a mix of posed and lifestyle portraits, as well as detail and interaction captures. This allows for a relaxed and casual photography session and provides you with a wide variety of portraits and memories to display. 
Sessions typically last about one hour however this is more of a guideline than strict limit. I prefer not to set a specific time limit due to the nature of family photography and the variables that may arise; some sessions require more pauses and others flow seamlessly. Outdoor sessions take place within 1-2 hours of sunrise or sunset, and in-home sessions are held during the morning hours; this ensures the best quality of light for your session. Special accommodations can be made upon request. 
Within 10 days of your session, you will receive a link to an online gallery and we will schedule your ordering appointment. Online galleries are only open for 7 days and are used to help you prepare for your ordering session. You will be able to view your non-watermarked images at the ordering session.

Custom viewing and ordering appointment

Your custom viewing and ordering appointment will take place at my office in Ottawa South . All orders must be placed during the session therefore I recommend reviewing your online gallery and using your portrait planner (provided after your session) in preparation for the appointment and having all decision-makers present at the session. 
My office is equipped with a large screen television for your viewing pleasure, as well as comfortable seating, and several sample products to examine and adore first hand. Most clients spend between $400 - $1200 in print products, however there is no minimum purchase amount.
I will be available to assist you in your selection by providing expert advise and recommendations on product options and/or placement.