I’ve been waiting 9 long months for my studio to be complete enough to launch my Grand Opening Mini Events! The day has FINALLY come and I’m so excited for you to all come and see my beautiful new space in Callander, Ontario! This event is available at Door Crasher pricing, in my classic fine art style, on the backdrop shown in the images below.
Fine Art portraits are clean, classic, and timeless and are perfect for immediate families, children, babies 3+ months of age, maternity sessions, and pets.
Package comes with 20 minute in-studio mini session, private online ordering gallery, and 8 digital files of your choice to be fully retouched in both colour and black and white and delivered via online download. Upgrade options are available.
AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: Saturday March 21st and Monday March 23rd, 2020, between 10am-5pm.
Ready to book? Awesome! I can’t wait to meet you! Please click here and fill out the booking form to snag one of these timeslots: http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=66898
Don’t worry, if you’re not feeling this particular style, Kids Personality Portraits will be another door crasher deal, and booking will open TOMORROW! The Regular Annual Portrait events schedule will be released this Friday and booking will open for select events at that time.
A while back, I had the opportunity to meeting a glowing mom, expecting her second baby, and her beautiful little family. I am always super excited to work with clients for both a maternity and a newborn session, as it gives me the opportunity for some awesome Before/After Maternity/Newborn portraits! They arrived for their maternity session at my studio (now located in Callander) with a very typical, busy two year old son, who was full of energy AND smiles for me! A few weeks later, baby Nova arrived, and they returned for their newborn session, which turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Big brother was still wired for beans, and his sibling portraits actually turned out pretty funny, but since we got them even remotely close to one another, looking in the direction of the camera, and smiling, we just rolled with it! Sometimes we have to throw our expectations out the window when it comes to posing toddlers with their new siblings! lol!
A little update that my new studio in Callander is now nearly complete! Just a few finishing touches to complete and I will be in there shooting up a storm! I’ll be ready for newborn sessions as early as next week. If you’re interested in securing your newborn session, I have a special promo coming for the next FIVE people who book! Until I’m ready to release those details to the public, feel free to Contact Me to find out! 🙂
Little Noah and his adorable family were my very first session of 2020. I can’t think of a better way to have started my year! His session was a sort of hybrid lifestyle/classic newborn session, which included some posed images as well as many candid ones. I’m in love with the resulting gallery, but I think I’m even MORE in love with his Memories in Motion Film (which are now available as an added upgrade to sessions for a limited time introductory price of $200+hst)
Studio newborn sessions are going to be available in my brand new Callander Photography Studio within the next 1-2 weeks, and I am SO EXCITED! I’ve had many inquiries for packages and pricing lately, so if you’ve been curious about booking a session for yourself, you can find my packages by clicking through to my pricing page here. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have, so feel free to Contact Me at any time. 🙂
For now, please enjoy this sweet film and images from Noah’s newborn session. Thanks for visiting!
**Enjoy with your sound on, for the best viewing experience** 🙂
I had the opportunity to meet Claire and her lovely family back in November for her studio style newborn session. She was originally scheduled to come in to my studio for her session, but because of serious construction delays, I brought my little mobile studio to her home instead, and the show went on! 🙂 She was a dream to work with, and I was able to get a short, quick little Memories in Motion Film to help her parents remember just how little bitty she was in those first, fleeting days of her life.
My studio will be done in the next two weeks, now, and I cannot WAIT to start seeing aaalll the newborns, babies, families, kiddos AND pets in it as soon as my doors officially open! Keep your eyes peeled for grand opening door crasher deals! The first one will be at pricing that I have never offered before and will never offer again after this event, and I’m SO EXCITED! 😀 😀 😀
For now, enjoy some beautiful images and an adorable film from Claire’s studio newborn session! 😉
**Watch aaalll the way to the end (sound on) for an adorable outtake!**
The only thing I love more than holding the Client Appreciation Contest each year is ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS! This year, the participation was amazing, as always! 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. 19 – Lindsey Jones
Drawn by random.org, Lindsey has won an All Inclusive Creative Portrait session (worth $960), 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 4×6 colour reference prints. Congratulations Lindsey!!!
SECONDARY Prize 1 – Contestant No. 009 – Ashley Tran
This prize was chosen by our Grand Prize winner. Lindsey chose Ashley’s entry because it resonated with her on so many levels – having a young child in the house with a new baby, undergoing renovations, unfinished rooms and so many unknowns (I can relate to this one too!). Ashley has won a $200 Gift Certificate to use towards her next portrait session. Congratulations Ashley!
Secondary Prize 2 – Contestant No. 006– Ryan Shevalier
This prize was determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Ryan’s adorable image received a grand total of 90 votes as of closing time on January 21! He has won a 16×20” Gallery Wrap Canvas of his entry. Congratulations Ryan!
Secondary Prize 3 – Contestant No. 009 – Ashley Tran (Maybe Ashley should buy a lottery ticket today?) 😛
This prize was also determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Ashley’s photo of her two beautiful girls received 80 votes. She has won a 16×20” Mounted Wall print of her entry. Congratulations Ashley!
Secondary Prize 4 – Contestant No. 017 – Stephanie Chivers
This prize was also determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Stephanie’s photo of her beautiful twin daughters received 77 votes. She has won a $100 gift card to use towards her next session in 2020. Congratulations Stephanie!
Thanks again everyone! Congrats to all the winners! Looking forward to a great 2020! And remember, if you know someone who lives in North Bay, or surrounding areas, it would make me SO happy for you to spread the word that I am now located in their area. Rebuilding a business from scratch in a brand new town is hard work, and I am so incredibly grateful for all of the help and referrals you’ve all been sending me so far! I love you guys!
Late last year, I had the pleasure of meeting sweet little newborn Ava and her family in her Grandparents’ home in North Bay for a lifestyle newborn session. As you can see from these images, lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home, using your surroundings as your backdrop; setting the scene for real, candid, raw emotion in your portraits. This session also included a Memories in Motion Film (LOVE these!)
I will continue offering Lifestyle Sessions in client’s homes, as I love them dearly. I have to share some exciting news, though! MY STUDIO in Callander is going to be complete and ready for business SOON! Like in the next 2 weeks(ish) soon! I am so excited, I can hardly contain myself! I will be offering a bunch of Grand Opening Promotional Mini Events – if you don’t want to miss them, I highly suggest subscribing to this blog (at the bottom of this website) or following my Facebook Page, as I will post here as soon as booking is available for those discounted events!
For now, please enjoy Ava’s Lifestyle Newborn Session!
And here are some of our favourite images from her session!
I know, I know… It’s kind of chilly in the winter and the sun doesn’t shine a whole lot. You know what though? It’s SO BEAUTIFUL! Where we live, here in the North Bay area, is so so so beautiful. Maybe it’s because I’m new to the area that I’m seeing all of this glorious beauty still… or maybe I’m crazy? LOL! Either way, if your family is the outdoorsy type that loves winter, why not consider some Winter Portraits?
Packages start at just $160+hst (you can find full pricing by clicking HERE, ON MY PRICING PAGE). 🙂
My little Snow Queen rocked it for me yesterday – I couldn’t pass up shooting in the beautiful falling snow, so I told her what I had in mind and she was aaaallll over the opportunity to be my little model! Out to the back yard we went (she wore winter boots, and changed into the heels when we were in position). We didn’t even move from the one spot we were in and the end result was so many beautiful pictures that I want to wallpaper my house with! Should probably get my boy child out there for a matching set so he doesn’t feel left out… 😉
If you’re interested in a winter session for yourself, please Contact Me! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
PS: If you have a little Snow Queen that fits Size 8-10 girls, this beautiful green dress, crown, and shoes are part of my studio wardrobe and you are welcome to use it for this exact same session! Just let me know!
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 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 2020. 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, 2020, at midnight.
When Will Voting Begin?
The Contest Album will be uploaded to Facebook on Tuesday January 7, 2020, as soon as entries begin rolling in. Voting will run until January 21, 2020, at midnight. Winners will be announced on Wednesday January 22nd, via the Raindance Photography Blog.
I am SO.FAR.BEHIND on sharing some of my favourite newborn sessions! I met with this little lady a while back and she was a total gem to work with. Slept like a dream, and when she did wake, she gave me the most hilarious series of faces ever!
My studio completion has been delayed for yet another month, due to unforeseen construction circumstances. I’m DYING to have it set up and running again! But, for now, I am still bringing my little mobile studio to client’s homes in the North Bay Region for studio style newborn and cake smash session, and Lifestyle Portrait Sessions are becoming more popular as well!
If you’re interested in booking a session, please Contact Me and we can set something up!
12 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Day 2!
Each day for 12 days I will be posting a giveaway on my Facebook Business Page. All you need to do to enter, is answer whatever question I’m asking for that day.
For today’s giveaway – Click here for the Original Facebook Post and tell me what your Christmas favourite movie is! The one movie that you couldn’t possibly get through the season without watching… Winners get a $20 Cineplex Gift Card and a $50 Raindance e-Gift Card to use towards any service in 2020!
Winners must be able to travel to North Bay or Callander, ON for their session. If you know someone who would love to enter this contest, tag them or share this post to your page to help me spread the love around!
Ready? Set? GO! Tell me your favourite Christmas movie – winners will be assigned a contestant number and chosen by a random number generator. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning right before the next contest opportunity!
*This contest is not endorsed, sponsored or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with this contest. Facebook is released from any responsibility to entrants or participants.*
Raindance Photography is Callander’s exclusive newborn, baby, child, family, maternity and pet photographer. Specializing in studio photography and outdoor portrait sessions and servicing clients from Callander, North Bay, Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Midland, and Penetanguishene since 2011. To book your indoor or outdoor photo session with Raindance Photography, please contact email@example.com
Best photographer!! Stephanie is amazing with newborns and a phenomenal photographer!!! Definitely going back 🙂
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…
Amazing photographer, some of our best family photos are from Stephanie.
Just wanted to say thank you for the GREAT experience! I was so disappointed at the hospital when the nurses were too busy to get a family picture of the 3 of us. After having our photo session with you, I felt a lot better. You …
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…
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…
From boudoir to kids to family – this lady will amaze you with her ability to capture your moment! The kids photos are so life-like, real… showing the personality, the age, innocence, and mischievousness! Family portraits are fun, r…
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…
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 …
Steph did my son’s cake smash pictures for his first birthday & they were AMAZING. My family absolutely loved them all! We had a wonderful experience too, very professional, friendly & outgoing. We got the best smiles out of my little …
Great with my baby and offers lots of choice!
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…
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…
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…
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Stephanie 3 times now and it was always a wonderful experience. She makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera and she was also just amazing with my son when he was onl…
Loved our family photo’s! Very accommodating and great with kids 🙂 Excellent Customer Service! Nothing but 5*’s for Raindance Photography!
I am a firm believer in the importance of recommendation. I think that when someone, or a company (big or small) goes above and beyond your expectations you should not only tell them, but tell others! My husband and I had such a diff…
I just loved doing our gender reveal photoshoot. It was so much fun and I just love the pictures. I can’t stop looking at the blog!! I can’t believe I am having another girl! It is so awesome to have that moment captured forever.…
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 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 …