Is a Portrait Session or Lifestyle Session right for you?
If you’re looking for a photography session with structure as well as direction with posing, then a portrait session is the perfect fit.
Don’t be bored by the word ‘structure’, it doesn’t cut out the fun that we will have together! A portrait session is guided by relaxed posing but I still capture the candid of the in-between, those natural smiles, laughs and tender touches.
I aim to keep your portrait session very relaxed, no matter the moods of any little ones or pets involved. I want you to put your nerves aside… your stress of children misbehaving… your anxious thoughts… Know that I’ve got this. We ease into the session, making sure everyone is having fun and keep it interesting throughout. If someone isn’t in the mood for their time in the spotlight we will focus on something or someone else until they’ve forgotten we were even taking pictures at all. I keep your session flowing, doing new poses, new movements to escape the feeling of standing stiff with a pasted smile on your face for an hour.
Portrait sessions are usually done at a beautiful outdoor or indoor location. It’s always ideal if the location has meaning to you as it can add another dimension to your portraits, but if you don’t know of anywhere special – then rest assured I know of many places and we can work together to find the perfect setting.
Let’s capture the connection you share – how you fit together in this moment in time. We don’t want to forget all that makes you and your loved ones a family.
If you’re looking for the alternative to family photography and want more than just pretty pictures but a story of you and your loved ones – then a lifestyle session is perfect for you.
Portrait photos are beautiful, they definitely have their place, and we will get a couple of posed photos. But there’s a chance they might be the ones you look at and all you see behind that ‘perfection’ is the stress you felt trying to get everyone looking perfect… the grumpiness in your child’s eyes masked by their forced smile… the candy you’re holding behind your back, waiting to reward them for their obedience.
We’ve been there. After becoming parents ourselves for the third time, we look back and realize the photos that adorn our walls and the only photos we tear up at in our albums, are those unscripted moments. The photos that transport us back to a feeling. The way you felt in the moment, and the way you feel every time you look back on it.
How your newborn curls against your chest. The eccentric way your daughter dresses herself. The favourite toy that goes everywhere with you. The way your son’s whole face beams when he lets out his goofy laugh. How your beloved pet lets the kids crawl on him/her. The thrill in your children’s faces as you hike through the forest. The feeling of your baby hiccuping in your belly. The warmth of being wrapped in the arms of your partner by the campfire. The giggles, the pouty face, the muddy feet, even the flat out on the floor tantrum, all of it. They are the things that you’ll look back on and laugh about- things that fill your heart.
If you’re ready to leave all the stress of perfection behind, then let’s write your story of today – all the gorgeous and grit of the present. The story that formal portraits, just don’t tell. Let us find what makes you and your loved ones unique in the places you find comfort in and the places you love to get out and adventure in.
Let’s stay in & relax at home!
Capture who you really are in the place you find most comfortable. Natural. Honest. Authentic. Every family has a story and it’s so much more than the big day events like a wedding or birth of a child. All the little things that are part of your mundane everyday, one day they’ll be gone. Replaced by a new normal. Let’s capture a few hours of your right-now reality together. Every interaction. Waking up. Pillow fights. Getting dressed. Making and enjoying your morning coffee together. Playing in the backyard. Doing chores. Working on hobbies. Relaxing. Making meals. Family activities. Bath time. Story time. Snuggle time. Bed time. The mess. The laughter. The chaos. The connection. The unnoticed. Every single piece of the beautiful story in your every day.
Let’s go on an adventure together!
Create memories and stories to tell. Each season brings new experiences. Breathing in that crisp fall air as you hike through the forest. A walk to the farmer’s market. Fishing in the river. A morning camping together. Catching snowflakes on your tongue as you snowshoe down the trail. Cutting down your Christmas tree. Warming up with hot chocolate by a winter bonfire. A family snowboard getaway. Puddle jumping in the spring. The smell of fresh soil as you plant your garden together. A spontaneous summer camping trip. Backyard lemonade and running through the sprinkler. Biking through the park. Dipping your toes in a cold, rocky mountain lake. Beautiful photos of you and your loved ones enjoying your favourite activities.