Frequently Asked Questions

Most clients opt to have their sessions at home – this is where you and your kids will feel most comfortable. We can shoot inside sand outside around your home and neighbourhood. Optionally, you can have your session outdoors at one of my fav spots or another spot that is meaningful to you. Anything goes here, we can do something really unique!

Kids are chaotic, and messy and real by nature. In this season of life, I would be really surprised if your children did behave! I include a section in my welcome guide about preparing your kids for the session and getting them excited – the truth is, this session is not about perfection, it’s about finding happiness and joy even in the less than perfect moments. I’m not worried about your kids behaviour, and I promise you won’t need to worry either.

You can expect to receive an email from me containing the link to your private online gallery within 2 weeks following your session. I retouch and include all the best images from your session in your slideshow for you to select from.

Believe me when I say you’re not the only one who feels this way. Being in front of the camera can be intimidating, but know that I have been doing this for so long, I really know the best light and angles to use to make everyone look amazing, and I’ll send you a guide to pick the right outfit!

Generally, when photographing newborns, we want the babies as young as possible, preferablyunder 10 days.
With my style of photography, this is a much more lenient rule that we can break when necessary. However, keep in mind that newborns change really fast and shooting within the first 10 days after their birth will ensure we really capture the newborn essence. Newborns are also generally very calm and sleepy during these first days.

Your session is about YOU, so you should wear what you are comfortable in. Seriously. Skip the fancy schmancy dress clothes and wear clothes you can PLAY in!

Of course, having your portraits done IS a special occasion, and I know a lot of people would prefer to put together special outfits for the occasion. SO, once your session is booked, expect info about prepping for your session including ideas about what to wear.

Expect me to arrive with only my camera in hand. Usually, I’ll take a quick look around your home and start coming up with ideas of where I want to shoot, or if our session is outdoors, I arrive a few minutes before you and scout the location. I will also take some time to chat with your little ones so that they can learn to trust me and my camera.

Family sessions are fun, candid and sometimes crazy! Kids get to be KIDS. While I do give a little guidance, I don’t direct the whole shoot. I allow the little ones to lead and I follow. There are very few meltdowns and usually a lot of happy little faces!

Maternity sessions generally take place anytime after 30 weeks, or once you are showing quite obviously! Sessions can take place right up to your due date, so if you are close, get in touch right away!

I started my business back in 2009, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands when you hire me to photograph your family!

Once you are ready to book, I’ll send you the session booking form. You fill it out online and pay the retainer. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Once that’s done – you’re booked!

I only offer a handful of sessions each month because I love to be able to offer flexibility in my scheduling. If you’re sick, or your little ones are sick, rescheduling is not a problem, and it is preferable.

I don’t alter the way you look other than non-permanent things like blemishes, bruises, scrapes or anything else that will clear up. I want you and your family to recognize you in these photos.

If you’re feeling self conscious about anytihng, please let me know and I will be extra cautious of it while I photograph you.