Montreal Lifestyle Family Photographer
Relaxed, in-home photography that captures the true essence of your family.
THIS IS HOW I PHOTOGRAPH YOUR FAMILY
Forget everything people tell you photographs should be and think about how you want to remember your children and how you want them to remember their childhoods.
Posing has it’s place, but lifestyle photography is all about capturing genuine emotion, real smiles and connections.
Forget perfect for a minute, and think about your favorite things about your family, right now….that is what I’ll photograph for you.
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
I always recommend shooting in your home though. Home is home, there is no other place where you can feel more comfortable. Shooting in your home, we fill every piece of every image with you. No matter how big or small your home is, it doesn’t matter. As long as I have a little bit of light and a family that loves each other, we can make amazing images.
*newborns are only photographed at home
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
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.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT DURING OUR SESSION?
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!
If you have toddlers, prepare to be wowed by my superior fake-sneezing techniques. For real.
What is the meaning of life?
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Sessions are between 30 minutes to 3+ hours depending on which type of session you select. I don’t really time my sessions, I stay until I feel like I have a good variety of images – or – until the kids are fed up!
If would like a longer session, I offer Day In The Life sessions, which last between 6 to 12 hours to really document what a day in your lives looks like. This type of session is really documentary, capturing every beautiful moment in your life. From rolling out of bed, to nose-picking, finger painting, book reading to potty training – I capture every little bit of your life. These sessions are very limited, please contact me directly to discuss this option and get a quote.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER is bad?
I ONLY use natural light, so, if it is pouring rain and dark outside and your home has small windows, we will postpone the session until a brighter day. If you have a hectic schedule and can’t reschedule, then we will go ahead with your indoor shoot, however outdoor sessions on extra rainy days will have to be re-located or postponed.
WHAT IF SOMEONE GETS SICK?
I only offer a handful of sessions each month because I love to be able to offer flexibility in my scheduling. If you are sick, or your little ones are sick, rescheduling is not a problem, and it is preferable.
WHAT IF MY LITTLE ONE IS A TOTAL MONSTER?
Kids, by nature, are messy and chaotic and real. That is exactly what I want to capture. Don’t worry about it. Trust me. Your session is not the best time to try to be controlling your kids. Just let them be freeeeeee! That’s why this type of photography is so great!
when will we see our images?
Within 3 weeks following your session, I will contact you to set up either an online gallery or an in-peron viewing & ordering appointment. If you prefer it, I will travel back to you with your images for viewing, and my studio samples and I will help you figure out the best way to display your images in your home.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR SESSIONS?
Travel in and around Montreal, QC is included up to 25kms.
Don’t live in the Montreal, QC area? I am available for travel. Let’s chat
THE FAMILY SESSION GUIDE
The Short Story Session is about 90 minutes long and is a ton of laughs. Think about what FUN looks like for your family: lounging outside with a bottle of bubbles, cuddled up in bed in your jammies reading stories, baking, eating, jumping, family dance party etc.
We customize this session to your family.
If you’ve just had a new baby, your session will be quieter and focused on the love between your family members. We will capture what it looks like to be home with a new, perfect baby.
BOOK YOUR SESSION!
You've looked through my portfolio
You LOVE my work & style
You're as anti-cheese as I am
Here's the Plan:
Fill out the contact form and tell me EVERYTHING about you, your family and what you're hoping for!
I'm gonna try to reply within 24 hours. Sometimes life gets in the way, and it takes me longer, but if you haven't heard back in 48 hours, please check your junk/spam mail and if there's still NADA, please call or write me back! Promise I'll NEVER ignore you!
Spots go fast. I only take on a handful of sessions each month, and tend to book 2-3 months in advance. If things are going my way, I will fit you in last minute, but I can't guarantee I'll be able to photograph your family if you wait too long to book, and I want to photograph EVERYONE, so, get in touch quick!
I'll answer all your questions and when you're ready I'll send you the booking form - this is where you choose your session, pay your retainer and you're booked!
TELL ME EVERYTHING
Get ready to have the most real, beautiful, emotional, hilarious pictures of your lives!
I hope you're as excited as I am!!!
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Montreal Lifestyle + Documentary Photographer creating the most meaningful images you will ever have of your family.
Family photographer in Montreal, QC Canada. Specializing in lifestyle and documentary newborn, baby, pregnancy, baptism and family photography and videography. Offering family films, documentary sessions, day in the life photography, videos, slideshows, video stories for your families. Offering in home newborn, maternity, baby, child, and family photography. Also offering on location photography for your family at other indoor or outdoor locations. Best to book while pregnant. Also offering documentary photojournalistic baptism photography. Business and Personal Brand photography for entrepreneurs. Available to travel within Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Chateauguay, Town of Mount Royal, NDG, Boisbriand, Rosemere, West-Island, Westmount, Ile-Perrot, Ile Bizzard, Hudson, Montreal-East, Point-Claire, St-Eustache, Mirabel, Vaudreuil and other surrounding areas. Also available for long distance travel.