“In a world and a life that moves so fast, photography just makes the sound go out and it makes you stop and take a pause. Photography calms me.”
This quote couldn’t be more true to me, it’s as if I wrote it myself. Photography is a passion that is building, growing and changing on a daily basis. Our world today is full of photos. From selfies on instagram to fine art all around the globe. My desire is to see real life moments frozen in time, to look back and say “That was us, through and through!” That feeling you get when you watch an old family video on VHS from the 80’s, those memories come flooding back. That’s the emotions I want to evoke now and generations down the road.
What is a lifestyle photography session like?
Almost every session starts with “We hate taking photos” or “We’re really awkward”. To which lifestyle photographers say “Okay!” It’s okay to feel uncomfortable at first. My goal is to make you feel so comfortable those normal, real and raw emotions come out, and I can get some really great shots. Lifestyle photography is about the normal, the so called “awkward” and when clients receive the collection they’re always stoked because it feels like them. It’s all about capturing people in the most real and beautiful moments. For many light direction is given. This is to help clients warm up, and to really get comfortable. For others I sit back and snap away. Each session is dependent on the desired outcome. We can discuss in more detail any questions you may have HERE. To check out past sessions, click HERE
- Fresh 48
- Milk Bath
- In home newborn
- Motherhood (mommy & me, baby wearing, breastfeeding etc..)
Session availability is limited as I also work on call as a Labour/Birth Doula. This means I have an “on call” life style 24/7. I have numerous back up doulas, but in scheduling a session there is always a small chance of a rebook. I will give a much notice as possible. I take limited bookings per month to ensure great turn around time and over all great service, this means it’s important to book in advance!
Steps to booking:
- Get in contact with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or here at Let’s Chat!
- Sign the digital contract you will receive via email
- Send the booking fee of $175 + gst to secure a date and time (EMT, cash and cheque accepted you will get an invoice outlining the details)
- We will talk about your vision and what type of session you are looking for. Start by filling out this pre session form HERE
- If you don’t hear from me within 48 hours of our scheduled session time, please give me a shout to confirm.
- After the session I will edit all of the images from your session. You will receive an online proofing gallery to select a collection. To view collections and pricing click HERE
Preparation for a photoshoot I like to leave this fairly flexible. Ideally, wearing things that make you feel comfortable, confident and like yourself while keeping in mind to avoiding clothing with large logos or colours/patterns that clash “too” much. If you need a stylized session I offer this for an additional fee (including a professional make up artist). Wear make up as you normally would, you can apply a little extra but be careful that you still feel yourself and not trying to achieve a look that doesn’t feel like YOU or makes you uncomfortable. If you need any tips or tricks in this department feel free to ask away, I’d be more than happy to help! Check out my guides below:
After the Session
With all sessions I will send a digital album via email of low resolution/watermarked images within 10 days of the session. These images will be for you to go through and pick the number of digitals that comes with the collection you choose. Once you have marked your favourites I will do the final edit and send the high resolution, water mark free digital downloads along with other items that may have come with your collection within 2 weeks.
As with all things in life, things can come up that we didn’t originally plan for, and that’s totally okay! Please give me as much notice as possible to rebook your session. If you need to cancel without a rebook, there will be no refund of the session fee/retainer as per the contract signed at the time of booking.