Looking back on sessions from last summer, I can almost feel the water up to my hips as I hike my gear up a little higher and capture all of these fun family memories for my clients on the beach! Beach sessions were my most requested location last year, and THIS year, all of my beach sessions will happen in the North Bay/Callander area! I can’t wait to meet new faces and work with new families, and I’m SUPER excited that some of my clients from the Barrie area are already planning their trip North for the summer to catch me for beach sessions up in our new digs! I still have to do some scouting once I’m there to find my favourite spot, but from what I’ve seen so far, the beaches up North are more plentiful and less crowded than the one tiny beach we have to work with down here, so… I’m super pumped!
All of my outdoor sessions happen 2 hours after sunrise, or 2 hours before sunset (sunset is the most popular though, so if you want one of those timeslots, inquire soon!) My schedule this year in Callander/North Bay will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 6 and 7pm. I have four new digital packages available (and just for this year, I’m including my promotional mini pricing as well!) Typically, the promotional pricing is only available for themed events (like the Tree Farm) once or twice a year, but I’m making an exception this year as I rebuild my business in a new area – tell your friends! 😉
Click here for a sneak peek at the new digital packages available for booking for all creative portrait sessions beginning in June, 2019: http://raindancephoto.ca/creative-portrait-pricing-family-maternity-children-babies-3-months/ (Newborn sessions are run differently than regular portrait sessions, so if you’re interested in one of those, please contact me and I’d be happy to send you pricing for those) 🙂
You’ll notice that my packages all include a certain number of digital files with them. Over the years, I’ve found that my clients want digital files, and so that is what I provide (although I do carry a carefully curated line of high-quality boutique products such as albums, prints, and wall art like canvas and standouts for anyone who wants them). Some people want to be able to print their own pictures wherever they want and send them to friends and family online, and so my packages are tailored for that. Some people know that they want to hang just a few pictures in their homes, and so a package with fewer digital files will suffice for them. Some people know that they want to be able to create an album with ALL of the images in their gallery, and so there are All Inclusive package options for those folks too. And, if you’re booking for the first time and don’t really know how things will turn out or what you really want out of your session, there are upgrade options available once you see your images for the first time (and I’m happy to send along A La Carte pricing to anyone who inquires.) 🙂
If you’re wondering at this point, “well, what DOES an entire gallery look like, anyway?” Then scroll down through this incredibly fun session that I had on the beach with this lovely family last summer! I have been working with this family since before their little man was even born, and every time we get together to update their portraits, magic happens! 😉
Any questions at all, just contact me! I’m happy to chat about your photographic wants and needs!
Raindance Photography is Callander and North Bay’s exclusive newborn, baby, child, family, maternity and pet photographer. Specializing in studio photography and outdoor portrait sessions and servicing clients from Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Callander, North Bay, Midland, and Penetanguishene since 2011. To book your indoor or outdoor photo session with Raindance Photography, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been doing an absolutely terrible job marketing the Mommy & Me Mini event that’s happening on Saturday March 2nd! lol!
This event is always my favourite event of the year. There is nothing sweeter than watching little ones soak up 100% of their Mama’s attention during these sessions. The absolute best part, is when Mama sees her images for the first time, and really SEES how her children look at her… my heart is full.
If you’re interested, there are still timeslots available!
When? Saturday March 2nd, 2019 – 10am-4pm
What’s Included? 20 minute session on a sweet & simple backdrop (creams and whites), 3 digital files of your choice via online download, Online Ordering Gallery
How Much? $150+hst
Q. Can we purchase more digital files if we want more?
A. Of course! Additional digital files are available to purchase individually OR if you wish, you can purchase the entire gallery for a discounted price.
Q. Is this limited to children and their moms? I’m an adult and would like portraits with my own mom/grandmother, is that possible?
A. This event is NOT just for moms of small children! Once a mom, always a mom, even when our kids are grown and gone. Please feel free to book a session for you and your own mama! If you would like to include multiple moms AND children in one session, I recommend booking two timeslots.
Q. I’ve never booked a session with you before, when you say “gallery”, how many images will I have to pick from? What does an “entire gallery” look like?
A. Great question! An entire gallery for a mini session consists of anywhere between 25-45 images to choose from. Feel free to scroll down this blog post to see an example of what an entire gallery from one of my Mommy & Me Minis last year looked like! 🙂
Ready to book? Click here to fill out the booking form! http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=53437
Raindance Photography is Barrie’s exclusive newborn, baby, child, family, maternity and pet photographer. Specializing in studio photography and outdoor portrait sessions and servicing clients from Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, North Bay, Midland, and Penetanguishene since 2011. To book your indoor or outdoor photo session with Raindance Photography, please contact email@example.com Soon relocating to North Bay!
I am SO BEHIND on blogging! Oh my goodness, I need to catch up! I have so many adorable images to share of so many beautiful little ones! Last year, during my Pure & Simple Baby Mini Event (which is happening again this month!) I met up with little Ashton. He was a really smiley little guy, and quite the little joker too, because for MOST of his session, he stuck his tongue out at me! lol!
Many of you now know that I will be relocating to North Bay, Ontario in the next few months – but until then, I am hosting a variety of different mini events here at my Barrie Photography Studio throughout the Winter. This month (February) are for the babies! The Pure & Simple Baby Mini Event is taking place Monday-Friday between 9:30am-2:30pm for the entire month, and I still have a few spaces left!
If you are interested in signing up, just fill out this booking form and I’ll be in touch to set up a date for you! http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=53324
Raindance Photography is Barrie’s exclusive newborn, baby, child, family, maternity and pet photographer. Coming soon to North Bay, Ontario! Specializing in studio photography and outdoor portrait sessions and servicing clients from Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, North Bay, Midland, and Penetanguishene since 2011. To book your indoor or outdoor photo session with Raindance Photography, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The only thing I love more than holding the Client Appreciation Contest each year is ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS! This year, the participation was PHENOMENAL! It’s been a little emotional for me, celebrating all of the clients that I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years in the Barrie area and knowing that next year when I run this contest, I will be celebrating NEW clients up in North Bay as well as the lovely folks that I will still travel back here to serve. Thank you to EVERYONE for your support through the years and to all of my clients last year who made this contest possible – without further delay, THE WINNERS! 🙂
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Contestant No. 15 – Donna Lamore
Drawn by random.org, Donna has won an All Inclusive Creative Portrait session (worth $932.25), which includes her portrait session, all high resolution digital files (between 35-60) on USB with print release in both colour and black and white as well as 5×7 colour reference prints. Congratulations Donna!!!
SECONDARY Prize 1 – Contestant No. 006 – Katie Robinson
This prize was chosen by our Grand Prize winner. Donna chose Katie’s amazing little man, who I’ve had the pleasure of watching grow since he was just a little bitty newborn. Katie has won a $200 Gift Certificate to use towards her next portrait session. Congratulations Katie!
Secondary Prize 2 – Contestant No. 001– Danielle Barranger
This prize was determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Danielle’s beautifully moving image received a grand total of 411 votes! She has won a 16×20” Gallery Wrap Canvas of her entry. Congratulations Danielle!
Secondary Prize 3 – Contestant No. 002 – Jennifer Huyhn
This prize was also determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Jennifer’s photo of her beautiful new baby girl received 345 votes. She has won a 16×20” Mounted Wall print of her entry. Congratulations Jennifer!
Secondary Prize 4 – Contestant No. 014 – Ryan Shevalier
This prize was also determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Ryan’s photo of his beautiful, bright-eyed and totally squishably cute little man received 134 votes. He has won a $100 gift card to use towards his next session in 2019. Congratulations Ryan!
Thanks again everyone! Congrats to all the winners! Looking forward to a great 2019! And remember, if you know someone who lives in North Bay, or surrounding areas, it would make me SO happy for you to give them a heads up that I’m coming their way (hopefully by this summer!) 🙂
I have TWO Mini Event announcements today! Here is the first! Sessions available any time (Monday to Friday between 10am-2pm) in February, 2019!
PURE & SIMPLE BABY MINIS
for Babies between 3 months-11 months of age
Your choice of dark or white wood set
20 minute session, 3 digital files of your choice
Online ordering gallery (or in person if you’d like, just let me know)
Access to promotional pricing menu for any print products or upgrades on digital file packages
$150+hst due in full on booking
Click here to book: http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=53324
Booking is NOW OPEN for this themed Mini Event! If you have a little dreamer – a whimsical little being who would love to sit in the clouds and gaze at the stars and maybe even throw some glitter around, then these are for you!
When? Sunday January 20, 2019 AND Monday January 21, 2019
Where? Raindance Photography’s Home Studio in Barrie, Ontario
What’s Included? Each package includes your 20 minute session, private in-person ordering appointment (2-3 weeks after your session), and 3 digital files of your choice via digital download. Options to purchase additional digital files or product are available to those who would like to do so.
How Much? $150+HST (169.50 total) due on booking via Square (credit card), Email Money Transfer, or PayPal.
Are there any restrictions? These sessions are perfect for babies who are sitting unassisted as well as children up to 10 years of age (if you think your older kiddo would be into it though, then please don’t hesitate to sign up!) Each session fee covers siblings from ONE IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY. If more than one family would like portraits of their children together, each family is required to submit $150+hst. This is to ensure that there is enough time available to capture group, sibling, and individual portraits of each child from each family.
How to Book? Please fill out this booking form to sign up for the event: http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=54803
Spaces are limited and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Timeslots will be held for 24 hours – if payment is not received within that timeframe, then the spot will be released to the next individual on the wait list.
Any questions? Shoot me an email! email@example.com (check your junk folders if you don’t get a response within 48 business hours).
Thanks everyone! This set was a HUGE HIT with all of my little clients last year, and none of them wanted to leave a the end of their sessions – I can’t wait to meet your little ones!
I look forward to this moment from the very beginning of the year each year! There is nothing I love more than being able to host the Client Appreciation Contest as a big huge “Thank You” to every one of the clients who chooses to hire me each year. You could have chosen any one of a massive quantity of other photographers in this area, but you didn’t. You chose me, and for that, I am truly thankful!
So, in appreciation, each year I host this end of the year contest where you have an opportunity to win everything from an entirely free session to gift cards, canvas, and a mounted print!
So, What Are These Prizes!?
Grand Prize (Winner selected via random.org) – Complimentary All Inclusive Portrait Session ($960 Value)
Secondary Prize 1 – $200 Gift Certificate to use towards any Raindance Photography service in 2019. I’m always really excited about Secondary Prize 1, as it is chosen by the Grand prize winner! The Grand Prize winner will be required to go through the entries and select which one they think most deserves this prize!
Secondary Prize 2 (Winner calculated by number of Facebook Votes Received) – 16×20 Gallery Wrap Canvas (1″) of the entry submitted.
Secondary Prize 3 (Winner calculated by number of Facebook Votes Received) – 16×20 Mounted Wall Print of the entry submitted.
Secondary Prize 4 (Winner calculated by number of Facebook Votes Received) – $100 Gift Certificate to use towards any Raindance Service.
How Do We Enter?
Entering this year couldn’t be easier. Just CLICK HERE and fill out the form, upload your image, and press “submit!”
Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019, at midnight.
When Will Voting Begin?
The Contest Album will be uploaded to Facebook on Monday January 7, 2019, as soon as entries begin rolling in. Voting will run until January 21, 2019, at midnight. Winners will be announced on Tuesday January 22nd, via the Raindance Photography Blog.
Well, another year is coming to a close, and as I wrap up in preparation for a quick break over Christmas, I have decided that now is a good time to share some news with you all…
2019 will mark the year that I have spent half of my entire life living in Barrie. The first half of my life was spent living in a small town, with a small-town community feel to it (which I 100% took for granted at the time). I feel like this announcement will come as a huge shock to some of you that I haven’t had a chance to tell in person yet, but I can’t hide it forever… I have been sitting on this decision for the last 5 months, and I didn’t want to let the proverbial cat out of the bag until I was 10,000% sure that it was the right thing to do. It’s time.
The Raindance Photography family is relocating. Not just down the street this time, either. While Barrie is a beautiful City, rich in culture and entertainment, and perfect for so many people for so many reasons – our hearts belong to the North. We’ve decided, as a family, that we will be moving to the North Bay area by the Summer of 2019. We are so over the moon excited about this decision! We all know that it’s the right thing to do at this time in our lives. We look forward to everything the future holds for us, all of the new adventures, the new people we’ll meet, the new lives we’ll lead.
As a business, I will never forget my humble beginnings here in Barrie. I will always appreciate all of you who helped me learn and grow along the way. I want all of you to know that, while I’m moving, it’s not goodbye forever! I will be returning to Barrie for one weekend a month during the months of May-September each year. I will also continue to run my annual Tree Farm Mini event in this area too! If you know that you’d like to snag me while I’m here (I will see 3 families per weekend) then please sign up using this form. This isn’t a commitment to book, this is simply a form for you to let me know that you’re interested in having more information once I have concrete dates nailed down and you would like the opportunity for first dibs when that information is available.
Thanks to everyone who’s read this far! I’m encouraging everyone who might know someone who lives in North Bay or the surrounding areas to please tag those folks and share this news with them to help me begin to rebuild a brand new client base once we’ve moved. I’m also going to need all kinds of help and recommendations for services that my own family will need once we move. If any of you fabulous folks have recommendations for anything from dentists to doctors to hairstylists and recreational activities – please tag those businesses on Facebook or send me private messages to help connect us!
In other news – Clients of 2018, watch this page and your email for news of the 2018 Client Appreciation Contest, which will be launching the first few weeks of January! Don’t forget to fill out the information form to sign up for information on session dates when I will be back in this area after we’ve moved!
If you happen to be a resident of North Bay (or a surrounding area) and would like to sign up for information about when I will be available to book a session in your area, please sign up using the information form.
Thank you everyone! Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season! Merry Christmas!
Stephanie & The Raindance Family
Booking for the LAST Christmas Mini Event of the season is now open! This set will accommodate both children AND families!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2018 – 10AM-2PM (4 timeslots remaining!)
**SET IS PICTURED BELOW**
There are TWO package options to allow folks to choose just a few images for Christmas cards OR an All Inclusive Option to save money on the entire gallery of digital files:
BASIC | $150+hst
ALL INCLUSIVE | $350+hst
If you are interested in signing up for this event, please fill out this form: http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=56869
Raindance Photography is Barrie’s exclusive newborn, baby, child, family, maternity and pet photographer. Specializing in studio photography and outdoor portrait sessions and servicing clients from Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, North Bay, Midland, and Penetanguishene since 2011. To book your indoor or outdoor photo session with Raindance Photography, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What an amazing experience! Stephanie was super comfortable to work with and exceeded all expectations!
Stephanie from Raindance Photography did our amazing family photos, she was absolutely fantastic. My family “may” have been at each other’s throats mere seconds before arriving at her studio, but with her friendly, easy-going nature, …
Stephanie is an amazing photographer who is very friendly and professional. We have always enjoyed ourselves and have felt comfortable and relaxed during our photo sessions with her. She is the type of person you feel like you’ve known…
We have had the pleasure of using Stephanie at Raindance Photography for at least 3 extended family photo shoots. Her work is lovely, she is friendly, great at communication and so adaptive when working with our family with ages baby t…
Words can’t express the amount of admiration I have for this photographer. She is capturing all of the biggest moments of my familys life. She has a natural talent that you cannot teach anyone. Her pictures are beautiful and she is so …
Stephanie from Raindance Photography was very professional, and was able to capture the personalities of all three of our young boys. We were extremely happy with her friendiness, photography skill and editing talent. We absolutely…
Amazing photographer, some of our best family photos are from Stephanie.
Best photographer!! Stephanie is amazing with newborns and a phenomenal photographer!!! Definitely going back 🙂
We have been clients of Raindance Photography for years. She has documented my child’s life from around age one, and I treasure all of the photos she has taken. My son has some significant disabilities, and Stephanie has always been ki…
Loved our family photo’s! Very accommodating and great with kids 🙂 Excellent Customer Service! Nothing but 5*’s for Raindance Photography!
I found Raindance Photography through another Facebook group. I checked out the work, and really liked it, so I then followed it. After my son was born, I knew I wanted pictures of him, (what mom doesn’t?!), so I just kept waiting and …
Stephanie made our newborn session a special experience! Her studio is clean, organized, and professional. She totally takes control by helping sooth the baby. She definitely has the most care and patience I’ve seen and a special vi…
Great with my baby and offers lots of choice!
We have been having our photos taken with Steph at least once a year for the past few years! Every time I book an appointment, I am so excited. she is amazing with kids and always gets pictures when I don’t think we will. We are st…
I just wanted to take a minute to express how grateful we were to work with you! You are a very talented, patient, and sweet person and I’m so happy you are pursuing what you love… it’s very clearly what you’re meant to be doing! Yo…
Absolutely fantastic! Stephanie was so great with our daughter, Ellie! She had beautiful props and backdrops and the pictures were stunning!!! Number one photo studio! We absolutely loved Ellie’s photos and couldn’t ask for anythin…
Steph is one of the most professional photographers I have worked with. Her patience especially with little ones is unmatched and the finished product is spectacular. I have never finished a family photo shoot with so many images to ch…
Stephanie did our Newborn and mommy and me photos this year and did such an amazing job! The way she handled our daughter during the newborn session had my husband and I in awe.. she was so calm/gentle and so professional. I Highly rec…
Stephanie, The pictures are absolutely beautiful! Everyone is so happy! You did an awesome job and made our bachelorette party very memorable. You are an extremely talented photographer. 🙂
I first took my four children to Raindance Photography in 2011. I told Stephanie I didn’t need a group shot of them as they wouldn’t sit nicely together for more than two seconds anyway, just take individual shots. I couldn’t believe…