My style when it comes to photography is to create a stress-free environment for everyone involved. Whether it is a newborn session, or a family session, I don't have any "rules" or expectations, I simply aim to capture connections and interactions between family members, and precious memories of your children.
I never think of my sessions as "photoshoots", rather, I like to think of them as playdates. I get in there with the kiddos, and we have a great time. From sitter sessions to family sessions, my goal is always to bring out both your family dynamic, and your child's personality, and to create a fun outing for all involved!
In a nutshell....and the juicy details you need to know about me before you hire me
Super awkward which makes things...fun! (I mean, the picture above says it all, doesn't it?)
I love lame TV shows
Currently. . .
Watching: Teen Mom 2
Reading: Pete the Cat's Four Groovy Buttons
Listening: To whatever pops up on my "for your" TikTok feed
Welcome to my crew! I'm a mom of 3 boys, so I totally get the chaos involved in organizing and getting a photoshoot together!
My boys are aged 6, 5, and 2, and my husband and I could not be more fortunate with the lives we live and the family we have created. Because my two older boys are so close in age, I ended up stepping away from my career to raise them. As a mom, I have a newfound love for photography, and I absolutely love my new career. I currently hold a two Graduation Certificates in Professional Photography, as well as Portrait Photography at the New York Institute of Photography, and have attended workshops in person and online with world renowned newborn photographers. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), as well as the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) and the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI).
In addition to photography, I am a certified car seat technician, with the CPSAC association in Canada. If you ever need help picking out a car seat, or having one installed, give me a shout! Doesn't even have to be photography related! I'm always available to chat!
(Family) photos are invaluable, and no one ever regrets getting photos done. As a parent, I know the stress involved in getting a photoshoot organized, which is why I take care of everything from start to finish. In studio, I have a client wardrobe available to your children, and for family sessions, I provide a style guide after booking. My photography style is play-based and "lifestyle" or unposed, and I consider my sessions to be more of playdates with your children (and family), rather than a photoshoot. You create the memories with your children while I capture them for you. You can expect to receive a gallery filled with wonderful moments between you and your family, rather than posed images of everyone looking at the camera, with awkward smiles. Of course I will help direct your family, but majority of the images will be "au natural", your family as you are! Your images are of your family - raw, real, unposed, and magically you - perfect in every way! I would love nothing more than to be able to provide you with these cherished memories of your children, and/or family, to be passed on for generations.
When it comes to my pricing packages, I don't believe that clients should have to pick the "best" photos in their gallery, which is why I consider myself an "all-inclusive" photographer. You will receive all images from most of your sessions with me. I do however offer certain sessions at a lower price point (for clients looking for a more budget-friendly option), which offer a reduced number of digital images you receive to work within your budget. By default however, all sessions with me are considered full sessions, unless otherwise requested. Gift cards are also available for purchase if you would like to purchase a session for a loved one, or ask a loved one to purchase one for you for a special occasion.
I highly urge all my potential clients to view my portfolio and make sure that my style of photography is a match with your vision of your family's portraits.
"Life is short. Create memories. Be Kind. And Cherish the Journey" - Casey Rumley