Where should we go for our portrait session?
This is your photo shoot so the choice of location is yours. We can either photograph at your home, or at a place that you enjoy. A portrait shoot on location, using natural light and a real environment, creates beautiful, natural portraits. People, particularly children, are more relaxed in surroundings they feel comfortable in and often view our session as a play date or woodland walk rather than a photo shoot, they quickly settle and get on with being the kids you know and love, running around, splashing in puddles, during our session I will capture a mixture of creative portraits and natural candid shots.
Do you have suggestions for clothing choices?
Solid colours that do not have logos or large graphics on them. Although the colours of your clothing should generally match, they do not have to be exact matches to get excellent consistency. The plan here is to show a clear connection between family members.
How long will our portrait session last?
Typical sessions last between 1-3 hours. Based upon what our initial plan and what happens during our shoot dictates our schedule.
Is there anything that I should bring?
Snacks, toys for the kids, and anything you might think of that will make the experience more joyful.
What happens if it rains or there is an illness before our shoot?
We can easily reschedule. The goal here it capture the best moments and if that means a rescheduling then we do that. However, if you are game to have pictures in the rain I am game to photograph it!
Can we bring animals?
Oh yes. Let me know that is part of the plan and we can work that in. Animals, as well as babies have their own unique challenges for capturing their best moments.
You have a session fee. Can you explain this?
Yes I can.
I live in Calgary, but love your portraits. Do you travel?
First, thank you for the compliment. Secondly, I do travel for sessions. I prefer to have more than one family session booked when I do travel, so tell your friends and show them my work. We are very accommodating for our clients. Please call the studio at 780.906.5277 for more information.
What can we expect after our portrait session?
Within 1-2 weeks after your session your images will be posted online in our secure gallery for your viewing pleasure. After you have looked at your images and shared them with family and friends to get their input we will get together. In our visit we will determine the collection of portraits that best represents your family and create a custom package that shows the family in the most appealing way.
Can I view my images online?
Yes. Once you have ordered your final images you will receive a password protected viewing gallery to share your images with friends and family should they want to place a further order. Payments can then be made online.
Can extended family order prints?
Absolutely. You are welcome to direct them to your password protected viewing area on our site for their viewing and ordering.