What to expect from a session...
During a regular family, couples, or newborn session, you can expect to chat with me via email, text, phone, or even facebook message regarding date, time and logistics. We will settle on a location that will work best for you and make a plan on how your session will look. Some clients like to base their sessions on an activity like hanging out by the water and throwing rocks, taking the family dog for a walk, or hanging out at home playing and doing their home-y thing. I am always up for exploring the woods close by, hanging out at the park, or even baking cookies with the kids. I am happy when families are happy! Fun, light hearted and you being you are what I aim to capture. As much as clients often like to get "one for the Christmas card or frame", I really enjoy all of the ones around those photos. The moments in between. Kids being silly, exploring, jumping on the bed, playing and being free. The connections between couples, the glances, the touch of an arm, the looks that make each other laugh. And with newborns, it's the way they curl up their feet, their soft hair, finding their hands when they are hungry, the excitement and bits of uncertainty of new parents and siblings (and pets!), and even their little crying face because one day we will forget. Those first days at home are chaos and messy and tiring. As a Mom I look back and reflect on those days as some of the best moments in life. Let's capture it!
Most importantly I like to emphasize, don't stress!! Don't get too caught up in outfits, and kids behaving and looking at the camera or babies "cooperating". Life isn't like that and I'm ok with it!! I do offer a few suggestions before hand on choosing what to wear as what photographs well, but I'm not hung up on "perfect" because in all honesty the imperfect is what makes me excited. It tells a story, gives character and is what real life is about. And that's what I love.
A typical session lasts approximately 1-2 hours, of course depending on children and babies needing breaks. We hang out, I talk a lot, and I basically go with the flow of life that is happening right here and now.
Family / Couples / Newborn Sessions - start at $500 per session
Large Family Sessions (more than 5 people) - start at $600 per session
I only take on a few Weddings per year - Please contact me for more information.
I am based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta and am happy to travel to surrounding areas. For rural sessions, please contact me and we can talk about details.
HOW TO CONTACT ME AND FOLLOW ALONG!