honest, authentic, and emotive
vancouver family photography
A lifestyle family session is about finding the belonging between people. It’s about dads giving piggyback rides and moms blowing raspberries on round little toddler tummies. It’s about exalted moments like breastfeeding and mundane moments like making snacks, and every single silly, joyful, magical, comical, wild, painful, and ordinary moment in between, because you know … you KNOW, that all those moments are equally important in this journey we call life.
So whether we are relaxing in your home or playing at your favorite park, I am not there to photograph a mom, or a dad, or a baby, or siblings. I am there to freeze in time the memory of a growing family. I will be in the background, giving “starting off prompts” as needed, or maybe I’ll be howling with laughter as I am chased around the swings by the kids, but there is no posing, no forced smiles. Of course, we will capture a family portrait for the grandparents. But otherwise, there is no right or wrong way for you to be living your life. Don’t wait until you have lost some weight, or the house is redecorated, or your tween daughter gets her braces off, or your toddler son calms down a bit.
The emotions that matter are happening right now.
outdoor sunset sessions
indoor lifestyle sessions
The penny drops
That moment you think to yourself “They are growing up too fast. When you feel that stirring of unease in your belly that life is flying at breakneck speed. When you find yourself inexplicably crying your eyes out over an outgrown onesie. THAT is when you call me and book a family session. There is a way to make time stand still for a bit.
Getting to know you
Rest assured that a session with this Vancouver family photographer is a completely customized experience. I send you a questionnaire that delves into who you are as a family, what is important to you, and basically, what makes you rock. Based on your answers, I plan a session that tells your story authentically and with so much heart.
Prepping made easy
I know the stress that can come with session prep. Usually one superhero (ahem: Mom!) is responsible for getting everyone outfitted and presentable and snacked up, and prepping the house or getting everyone in the car. I’m with you every step of the way with Pinterest boards, styling advice, checklists, and reassurances that everything will be ok!
It’s Photo Day!
It’s here! Prepare to have a fun, relaxing and memorable session where you feel like you’ve had a chance to truly connect with your family, and shown off the dynamic that makes your story unique and special. There will be playing, there will be laughing, and there will be hugging.
So. Much. Hugging!
The Big Reveal
Within 2 weeks of your session, your full gallery will be presented in a tear-inducing slideshow. Watch (and rewatch!) and decide which collection to purchase. I’m sure you are going to love them all, but my commitment to you is always to only buy what you love, so choose the collection that fits your family’s needs best.
Let’s talk about art
Your photos are part of your story as a family, and it makes no sense to keep those memories sitting forgotten in a dusty corner of your hard drive. Every collection includes a print credit to be used on prints and products to display your gorgeous family photos in your home.
“BUY ONLY WHAT YOU LOVE”
By splitting up the total investment into two parts, you are assured you’re only paying for the images that you love. Pay the session fee before the session to cover my time preparing, photographing and editing. Then, after you see your photos, you can choose to purchase collections containing 15, 30 or all the digital files. I include gift print credits so your precious memories end up as printed art in your hands.
This fee is non-refundable and payable before your session. It covers my time spent working with you before and during the session, including session preparation, capturing your photographs, and editing your images.
No photos are included in this session fee.
STARTING AT $500
After your session, you purchase the collection size that works best for your family. Collections all include a number of digital files and a gift print credit that can be used for prints and products in the online store.
The session fee is NOT applied to your collection.