You will find so much more than the average photo of your family saying “cheese” looking right into the camera. I like to mix it up and make your images memorable by capturing everyday moments that tell your story, the things you do that make you unique.
Outdoor Family Photography Sessions
The session usually last somewhere between 1-2 hours, depending on how many kids are in your family and how old they are. If you wish to capture a bigger family reunion or thinking about photo books you might consider an extended 3 hours lifestyle session.
We don’t need a sunny day to capture those smiles. I have photographed family sessions in wet, cold and dark cloudy days and most of those images became my favourite.
We will take some posed shots right off to get everybody comfortable with the camera. Then for family sessions with little ones, you’ll run, play, jump, bike, ski, laugh, and get dirty! I will do my best to capture the smiles that you know and see every day through natural moments. The focus will be on family of course, but also photos of specific groups (siblings, your children with their significant other, you and your partner, etc).
Couple Photography Session
For couple sessions, you will still do some of the fun things listed above, just not as often or as extreme as the focus will be on capturing you as a couple. The location is completely up to you and I will be happy to give you suggestions based on your hobbies, favourite activities, etc. The location of your session is very important to creating beautiful, one of a kind images, whether it be urban, by a lake, top of a mountain, or in Whistler valley.
Indoor Family Photography Session
Because I am a natural light photographer, shooting in your home may not always be a possibility. It is essential that your home (or any indoor location you choose) have lots of natural light so that those warm gorgeous images can be achieved. I will arrive a little early so I can get a feel for where I will be shooting. I’ll probably ask you where the best light is, and will probably move some furniture around. Having your home prepared is very important to creating stunning images – if you have laundry on the floor or pots on the counter, they could end up in your photos! I love capturing every day life, so think talks over coffee, baking your favourite cake, boardgames, reading a book to your children, cuddling on couch and more.