Browse through my portfolios and you’ll find that my style is pretty consistent. I like to shoot in my studio, with controlled lighting, and during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, I like to shoot outdoors. One thing you won’t find, which I’ve been getting more and more requests for, are lifestyle type of sessions. To be honest, they kind of scare me a bit, because I am a creature of habit and I like to work with the “tried and true” methods that I’ve come to know and love.
This year, I will be pushing myself outside the box, and delving into the world of lifestyle photography. I don’t know if I’ll be great at it though (although I’m sure it’ll go over better than I think!) and for this reason, I will be giving away complimentary lifestyle sessions to successful applicants between January-June, 2015. I have only done two lifestyle sessions in the past, both were a few years ago now, so I need some more practice and material for my portfolio!
Applicants will receive the entire session complimentary. They will receive all digital images that I choose to fully retouch and use in my portfolio via digital download. They will also have the option of purchasing prints and products from me at a 20% reduced rate.
The catch? Well, there isn’t one really, but what I need in exchange for the complimentary session is a signed model release, which will give me permission to use the images in my portfolio, both online and in print, and in any advertising that I may deem necessary in the future, should I choose to begin offering Lifestyle Sessions as a service to potential clients. Sessions will take place Monday-Friday betwen 10am-1pm. My apologies to anyone who only has weekend availability.
I’m looking for the following:
January – Newborn
February – Baby 3-4 Months
March – Baby 6-9 Months (sitting unassisted)
April – First Birthday/Cake Smash
May – Newborn
June – Family (5 members max)
All you need to do is CLICK HERE to fill out the application form. I will be contacting successful applicants only to set up a mutually agreeable date and time for their session.
I met this wonderful family back in June. It was such a beautiful warm night, the sun was a blazing ball of beautiful golden light in the sky, the mosquitoes were a tad thick, but hey, you can’t have it all, right!?
As we now roll into the Fall months, I’m already missing the early months of summer. Outdoor sessions are becoming more difficult to book now due to Mother Nature’s volatile attitude at this time of year; and I’m heading into in-studio season. This means a whole lot of cake smashes, babies in their first year, and my favourite – squishy little bitty newborns to keep me warm over the Winter! If you’re interested in booking one of these sessions, please check out my packages under the “Pricing” tab above, and then use the “Contact” page to book your session! 😀
I’m in the mood to share some more, this morning, so here goes! I first met Daxton’s parents when they arrived at my doorstep for a maternity session back in 2013. A few months later, they brought little Dax in for his newborn session, and I’d be lying if I said his session wasn’t a wee bit of a power struggle. I don’t admit defeat to very many newborns, but he was definitely one of them that I did!
In the New Year, to celebrate all of my 2013 Newborn Clients, I held a contest where one lucky client would win their cake smash session, and little mister Daxton won! I met up with him during the summer for some messy, messy fun. This week, I will see his family again for a maternity session since he is going to be a big brother in November!
For now, enjoy some fun and messy pictures!
I think maybe I’ve put off blogging Lilah’s sessions for so long because I didn’t want her Baby Plan year to be over. It literally went by like LIGHTNING and now it’s been since June or July (is it bad that I can’t remember?) since I’ve seen her last!
I first met this sweet little gal’s mom when she was still expecting. She was scouting out photography studios to find the perfect fit for her (which I highly recommend that EVERYONE do!) I was thrilled when she chose me, and a few short weeks later, little Miss Lilah was born! She was a little stinker for her newborn session, definitely one of the most challenging ones of 2013, but she more than made up for it during the rest of her sessions.
I was lucky enough to work with this little lady again when she was 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and then 1 year old! She grew to have some of the most animated expressions I’ve seen on a baby! There was never a dull moment and every single session, during the retouching, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
I’m missing this gal already, and am looking forward to working with her family again when she turns 2 next summer! For now, enjoy some adorable family and cake smash photos from her 1 year portrait session!
Last Spring I got together with Mel and Shawn for some maternity portraits. I’ve known these two for, oh probably 20 years or so now, so when I found out that they were expecting their first baby together I was SO EXCITED! Not only was I excited for them, because they’re going to make the most fabulously awesome parents EVER, but I was totally honoured to have the opportunity to document this moment in the lives of some of my childhood friends.
At their maternity session, they knew that baby was going to be a girl, but weren’t giving up her name just yet. When baby arrived and they brought her in, she was a DOLL! Like, literally, as I was retouching her pictures all I could think was that she looked just like one of my daughter’s perfect little baby dolls. She was so beautiful and laid back, I loved this session.
I met this little lady quite a while back now for a cake smash session to celebrate her first birthday! I fell in love with all of the awesome expressions that she made, and this is one of my favourite cake smash sessions to date! She wasn’t too sure when we put her in the tutu, but she quickly forgot about that once she saw her cake.
Hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them!
I feel like I’m going through newborn withdrawal. This time of year, I typically spend the majority of my time outdoors with families, soaking up the last rays of summer (or trying to get all of those family photos in before the snow flies!) It isn’t usually until November that newborn season starts to ramp up for me, when I see up to 4 newborns per week. And right now, I’m so ready for crazy baby season and all the warm, squishy snuggles that come with it! 😀
During the summer, I met with sweet little Benjamin and his family. I loved this session so much. One of the images from this session was even featured over at Child Photo Competition – Baby Boom Vol. 15!
I thought I’d share his session today, in case you’re feeling the need for some newborn cuteness like I am! 😉 Enjoy!
I know that Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but I’m already SO PUMPED about Christmas! Yes, I’m one of those people who has their tree up the day after Halloween. Don’t judge.
So last week I sent out a pre-booking form for this year’s mini sessions and 30 sessions flew off the shelf within a day! Since demand was so outstanding, I decided to open up a few more timeslots to the public (since I did promise that official booking wouldn’t begin until today, Tuesday September 16th).
The package this year includes the following:
~ 20 Minute Session
~ 5 High Resolution Digital Images of your choice on USB
~ 4×6 Colour Reference Print of each image you choose
~$25 Print Credit (this is an optional gift from me to you, you may use it towards enlargement or wallet prints or Christmas cards!)
Total Cost is $125 ($25 Deposit required to book, $100 due day of session)
Professionally designed and printed Christmas Cards will be available as an optional add on starting at $60 for 25 cards.
Here is a list of the currently available timeslots:
Tuesday October 21st:
11:00 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
11:30 a.m. – BOOKED
Wednesday October 22nd:
9:30 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
10:00 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
Sunday October 26th:
11:00 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
11:30 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
12:00 p.m. – BOOKED
12:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
1:00 p.m. – BOOKED
1:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
2:00 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
2:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
3:00 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
3:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
And since I had to show everyone the set for this year, I had my own lovely little models test it out for me. Enjoy!
I have been working with this family since their oldest son was just 6 months old, so I was thrilled when they asked to come and see me for their maternity and newborn portraits! When they arrived for their maternity session, I felt so privileged to be let in on the little secret that new baby was a girl! We started planning props that we could incorporate in both the maternity and newborn sessions right away.
I love how both sessions turned out, and I’m sure that this family will cherish the fleeting moments that we were able to capture for a lifetime. I am still accepting maternity and newborn bookings for weekdays in October, November, and the first two weeks of December. Please check out my packages on the pricing section of this website and email email@example.com if you’d like to book!
I have had so many inquiries already about my Christmas Mini Sessions for this year, so I’ve decided to open up the wait list!
Full details will be released and booking will open up on Tuesday September 16th. Cost will be $125. Mini Sessions are appropriate for children aged 4 months and up. If you’re looking for a family session, I do have timeslots available still for full sessions in October and November, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a full session.
If you’re interested in signing up to be first in line for your choice of timeslot, please fill out the form below.
Click HERE for the Christmas Mini Session Wait List!
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