As a mother of three, I can fully appreciate how quickly time slips through our fingers. Our schedules are jam packed and although we comment on how much we NEED new family photos but taking the time to make that happen is challenging. Why? Because it's so much work, right? And the kids are surely going to act up and you'll be stressed, and you have no idea what to do with the photos afterwards.
That's where I come in.
Not only am I passionate about photography, I am equally passionate about creating an enjoyable full service photography experience for you and your family. Together we will address all of you concerns, map about all the session details like location and clothing options, and I also assist you in planning how to display your family memories. I promise it will be as pain-free as possible!
The first step, following your inquiry, is to ensure we are a good fit. We can chat in -person or by phone. Ideally, we will meet at my office in Ottawa South so that we can officially meet and get a full sense of what you can expect from me. There is absolutely no fee for the consultation and you are not obligated to book - although I certainly hope you do! If we hit it off and you're ready to book, we will then proceed with scheduling your session and processing payment. Payment can be made by credit card, Paypal or e-transfer. You will also be asked to sign an client session agreement form and complete a questionnaire which covers session goals, location, clothing options, and 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.
Having done all the prep work in advance, you can relax and trust that your portrait session will be a success. All of my sessions include a mix of posed and lifestyle portraits, as well as details and candid captures. This style supports a relaxed and casual photography session and provides you with a wide variety of portraits and memories to display.
Standard family sessions 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. In-home lifestyle sessions and extended family sessions will generally take a bit longer. 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.
This is the exciting part! Within 10 days of your portrait session you will receive a link to a private online gallery where you can view all the processed images from your session. You will then select your favourite ten photos (as included in your session fee). You are welcome to share that link with family and friends, and they can even select their own favourites! If you wish to purchase printed products or additional digital files, you can do so through your online gallery. You do have the option to schedule a selection and ordering appointment at my office - and I would love to see you again! I can assist you in your selection by providing my expert advise and recommendations on product options and/or placement. I use professional labs that are only available to professional photographers and plenty of unique product and display options.