MONTREAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Photography where your kids don’t need to sit down and behave.

Little boy laughing in dad's arms
dad holding one year old baby reflected in a mirror
Mom, dad and young boy laughing in bed
Mom, dad, little girl and their dog outside as girl hugs dad
Family dancing together in the living room
Young girl running towards mom laughing
father playing with daughter at Mount Royal park in montreal
Family with baby sitting on sofa with cat
Mom holding baby outside at sunset
Mom and daughter jumping in backyard
Close up of young girl with her hair blowing in the wind
Man and son sitting on brown leather chair
boy hugging his mom
Mom and baby laughing on bed
Mom and daughter on patio holding hands
Mom lying on bed with little boy giving her a kiss
Family in bed reading a book
Mother and son outside at sunset, swinging little boy in the air and laughing
man playing with son in their home
little girl walking on sofa stepping on mom
toddler girl sitting on mom on floor playing and llaughing
Young boy playing in sheer curtains
black and white picture of girl playing in her house
woman laughing with son on shoulders
little boy laughing and being tickled by dad on bed
montreal newborn baby photographer photographe bébé famille
girl hugging brother
Young boy lying on bed in white shirt laughing as dad tickles him

“You captured [our daughter] and her personality so perfectly.  I have to admit, I was a little nervous of how the pictures were going to turn out given how “spunky” [our daughter] was being.  However I couldn’t have asked for better photos.  “

Caroline C.

01.

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.

02.

QUESTIONS?

I know that choosing the right photographer for your family can be overwhelming, so here is a little more information to help you 🙂

WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?

All sessions take place on-location – which means that I come to you.  Generally we shoot at your home, indoors and out if you’d like, or we can shoot at another location that is meaningful to you.  The sky is the limit.

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?

Lifestyle sessions are 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!  You should wear what you would normally wear on a Saturday afternoon hanging out with your family!

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?

I’m working on it.  I will let you know once I’ve got it sorted out.

HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?

Sessions are about 90 minutes.  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 4+ 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’m used to shooting in many different situations and environments using only natural light.  Darker homes don’t worry me!  

If your session is outdoors, we will postpone or relocate to an indoor spot.  If your session is indoors, we’re good to go!

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’re 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 discipline your kids.  Just let them have fun, even if it means letting a few things slide!  That’s why this type of photography is so great!

when will we see our images?

Within 3 weeks following your session, I’ll send you a link to an online gallery to view your slideshow and select your collection!  If you prefer it, I can travel back to you with your images for viewing in person, and I’ll bring along my studio samples so I can help you figure out the best way to display your images in your home.

HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR SESSIONS?

I will travel just about anywhere if we are a right fit!

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!

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