I believe in the power of a photograph. An image can make you laugh, make you cry, help you remember, and bring people together. I love that my parents still have images up on their walls of us as babies. I’ve spent hours looking through photo albums. Noticing how, at five years old, my niece still gives me that furrowed brow that can be seen in her newborn images when she was just five days old. Seeing my first little ringlets in my own baby photos, and those same ringlets now forming at back of my son’s head after a bath or a sweaty nap, remembering how blonde my sister’s hair was, and how much we adored our baby brother. Imagining the lives and weddings of my parents and grandparents through colour and black and white images from their past.
The film negatives are long gone, but the prints remain. Today, digital media is changing constantly. Think about where we will be 10, 25, 50 years from now. How will you preserve these memories for future generations? Images on that DVD that no one has a device to play anymore? Or through your beautifully crafted album they can hold in their hands, flipping through the pages, touching them, sharing them, loving them. Through the portraits on the walls, of babies, families, candid moments, perfectly posed, or not. Albums and walls full of imagery, full of history.
These moments are the beginning of your family legacy.
Maternity, Child, or Family Session Fee $625+hst (includes $500 print/digital credit)
· session is approximately one hour in length
Newborn Session Fee $675+hst (includes $500 print/digital credit)
· session is approximately 2-3 hours in length and takes place in studio (sleepy baby images) or in your home (lifestyle)
These fees are for weekday sessions within the Durham Region. Additional fees apply for weekend sessions, or sessions outside the Durham Region.
I offer a beautiful selection of finished artwork to display your imagery. An investment in custom photography is best reflected in a high quality product you can enjoy looking at for many years. You’ll also receive your selected images in digital format when you order a wall portrait or coffee table album. I do offer the sale of digital images without print purchase as well, though I do encourage you to explore all options.
In order to plan out your session, I recommend a consultation appointment at the studio. We’ll talk about our goals for the session, colour themes, and wardrobe selection. Here is a great article from Paint the Moon illustrating some clothing guidelines: http://paintthemoon.net/blog/2013/03/wear-clothing-tips-children-family-photo-sessions-paint-moon-photoshop-actions/
We know life can be hectic, and we want to get your finished photographs and albums into your hands as soon as possible, so you’re not coming in for baby’s first year session saying, “You know, we still haven’t had a chance to sit down and choose enlargements from his newborn session!” We will set a time when your images will be available for viewing at the studio approximately two weeks after the session. At this time we’ll help you decide how to present your images, whether you choose one of our collections, or design your own. Your order will also need to be paid in full at this time. Payment plans are available if needed.
HST will be added to all prices. Preferred methods of payment include cash, cheque, and e-transfer. Credit is also accepted, if needed, and payment plans can be arranged.
Please use the contact form above to introduce yourself and I’d be happy to send along the full price list.