MONTREAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
Photography where your kids don’t need to sit down and behave.
“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. “
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 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!