I’m so excited that the Winter seems to be finally on the way out, and pretty soon, we will be breathing that beautiful, warm summer air! Summer time means family photoshoots in beautiful sun-drenched light during the warm golden evening hours at this time of year, and I cannot wait to get back out there!
This year is unique, in that as of May 30th, I will be moving out of Barrie and relocating to Callander, Ontario. However, I DO have a schedule of dates when I will be returning to the Barrie area to service my clientele in this region. I have attached my availability below, if you are interested in booking, please contact me soon to reserve your timeslot, as once they’re gone, that’s it for this year!
Friday June 14, 2019 – 5:45, 6:45, 7:45pm
Friday July 12, 2019 – 5:45, 6:45, 7:45pm
Friday August 16, 2019 – 5 and 6pm
Friday September 20, 2019 – 4 and 5pm
Contact me and let me know your preference for date and timeslot and we will get you booked in!
*Rain Dates will all be the following night, same time (Saturday immediately following your booking date. If it rains that night too, then rain dates will be Sunday.) 🙂
If you are located in Callander or the North Bay area – I will have availability coming out for you THIS WEEK! I will be permanently located in Callander as of May 30th, and will be taking bookings beginnings for early June!
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!
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!) 🙂
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
It’s been nearly a year since I did something that nobody ever wants to have to do for their best friend. One year ago this month, my best friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, who wasn’t meant to stay Earthside for very long. Baby Isabelle lived for a few short hours, touching all of our hearts, before gaining her wings.
I have photographed every major event for this family – from their wedding, first pregnancy, two newborn sessions, cake smashes, family sessions, you name it… so when I wasn’t able to find them a volunteer photographer through Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep in time, I jumped on the GO Train and made the trek from Union Station to Mount Sinai where I photographed their sweet girl before they had to say goodbye. It may have been the most heartbreaking and difficult thing I’ve ever done, and at the same time so fulfilling to be able to give them the gift of memories to cherish forever – so that when they couldn’t hold her, they could at least look back on her through these photographs.
When Mama told me that they were expecting again, we were all cautiously elated together. This is what happens with “Rainbow Babies” though…they are so very wanted, prayed for, hoped for, longed for… but because of the tragic loss parents have experienced before them, there is always that fear of the unknown…
Two weeks ago now, sweet little Lily Isabelle was born – perfect in every way. When her Mama asked me to create a “Rainbow Baby” set for her, I knew I wanted to keep it true to my style – simple, timeless, and classic. HUGE thank you to The Felted Pizza for coming up with the perfect little prop to pull off the job!
This morning, I had the enormous privilege of meeting and photographing Lily for the first time and she was amazing for me! I am so in love with her gallery, there was no way I was going to be able to choose just one sneak peek for her parents, so I decided to share the images that honour sweet Isabelle in this blog post.
Huge congratulations to Mom, Dad, Chloe and Hunter on the birth of your new baby girl!
In Loving Memory of Sweet Isabelle
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
I love when I get to photograph an expectant Mama, and then get to meet her newborn baby just a few short weeks later! I still find it so amazing… new life. During the maternity session, there’s this anticipation and excitement, waiting for the unknown; and it’s so amazing to get to meet that new tiny human for the first time and help their parents to document every little thing about them. All of those fleeting little features that will soon begin to grow and change, in what seems like the blink of an eye. Those tiny little fingers and toes, the little milk bubbles on their lips, and the layer of hair that’s usually still on the tops of their ears. After those first few weeks, that teeny little face starts to fill out, and those little legs and arms start to get stronger, and too soon, we forget just how little they were when they were freshly Earth-side.
That’s why I’m here. That’s why I take my job so seriously – I know, first hand, how the new-parent-fog and fatigue makes it so difficult to really appreciate and remember these tiny details, and so it is my mission to freeze all of them in time for you. So that when you look back on these images that were captured in those first 14 days of life, you will be able to see and remember just how sweet this time really was.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Mitchell and his beautiful family. This gallery has since been one of my favourites, and I love that his parents received every single image you see, so that they can treasure them for a lifetime.
I am now booking newborns with due dates January-April, 2019. If you are interested in finding out more about a session, please CONTACT ME! I’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. 🙂
Loved our family photo’s! Very accommodating and great with kids 🙂 Excellent Customer Service! Nothing but 5*’s for Raindance Photography!
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 …
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, …
Best photographer!! Stephanie is amazing with newborns and a phenomenal photographer!!! Definitely going back 🙂
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 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 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…
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. 🙂
Stephanie is amazing. She is always calm and able to capture great photos, even when the littles are not at their best! She is gentle, relaxed, and the children always respond to her! She does amazing work.
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…
What an amazing experience! Stephanie was super comfortable to work with and exceeded all expectations!
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…
The pictures you have captured have overjoyed me and brought me to tears. Words cannot describe this journey for my daughter and I and I cannot thank you enough. I am sincerely thankful that we have met you. You don’t just take phot…
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…
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…
Great with my baby and offers lots of choice!
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 …
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…