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Durham Family photographer

serving the Durham Region & GTA

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Memories with your loved ones

 

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The Experience

what to expect

 

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Why a family session?

Your kids are growing up and you love watching them become their own little human beings, with big ideas and personalities, ready to take on the world! But they will always be your babies, and family sessions give you time to be silly together, or have quiet cuddles, or indulge in their imaginations.

AS DURHAM REGION's Premiere FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER . . .

I aim to make your session an enjoyable experience for everyone! I want your kids to think they're going on a family adventure, and I want you as the parents to make memories with your kids and connect with them in a way we don't get to very often in our busy daily lives.

Lifestyle family sessions

Let go of expectations of "sit and smile for the camera" and we'll create images that make you say "that's so my child." Because that's the goal here, to remember them exactly as they are at this age, at this stage of life.

The Process

1 - say hello

1. Say Hello!

I can't wait to hear about what you're looking for in your family session! I want to know all the details - how many people are in your family, how old are your children, and what do you love most about them right now?

Fill out my contact form to receive the full pricing guide. We'll choose a date and get it locked in with an agreement form and retainer so we can start planning your session!

2 - planning your session

2. Planning Your Session

As part of the booking process you'll think about where you'll display your images in your home.

I will also help you choose a location for your session - for example, would you prefer waterfront, an open field, or greenery? I'll make suggestions based on your preferences and the age of your little ones.

You'll receive wardrobe inspiration and info to prepare prior to your session.

3 - ask me anything

3. Ask Me Anything

Leading up to your session, you're welcome to send me an email or text if you have any questions. Still not sure what to wear or how to style your hair and makeup? I can help! Can't decide between the sun dress or the romper? Send me pictures of your choices and we can decide together.

I'm here to help make sure these images are worthy of hanging on your walls, and I know how many little decisions are involved in making your vision come together! You're not in this alone ;)

4 - session time

4. Session Time!

Your session day is here! Your family is looking fabulous, no need to be nervous! I will guide you throughout the session as needed and create the opportunity for laughs, silliness, and snuggles.

Some of the best photos are when you ignore the camera and focus on your loved ones, so don't worry about having the kids practice their fake smiles in advance, we're aiming for authentic emotions here! It's okay if they are feeling shy, or silly, or want to pretend they are superheroes the whole time, just go with the flow and I promise it'll turn out just as it was meant to!

5 - your images

5. Choosing Your Images

Yay! Your session is complete! Now we'll set up a Gallery Reveal and Ordering Appointment about 1 week after your session so you can see the beautiful images we created.

You'll choose the items included in your collection, and you'll be able to upgrade to add additional images, an album, and/or wall art to show off all your favourite images.

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Featured Family Sessions

Each gallery below contains images from a single session.

Pricing

Your family photography session will take place outdoors during golden hour at an agreed-upon location within the Durham Region.

 

After your session, we will set a time for your gallery reveal! This is where you'll see your images, and choose your favourites to receive as digitals, in an heirloom album, or beautiful display for your walls.

 

Family Photography Collections all include:

• your outdoor family session

• a select number of printed images - matted or in an album

• the matching digital images

 

Collections begin at $890

 

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3 - Tanya and Scott

To say I am not comfortable in front of a camera is an understatement. I usually delete about 99.9% of all pictures taken of me. Not only did Tara make my family and I feel comfortable during our session, but I loved pretty much every picture she took, and displayed them in our house! She captured our family perfectly down to my daughter's crazy personality. The pictures were just stunning and I can't thank her enough. I will absolutely be asking her to take pictures for us again.

Tanya & Scott

WHITBY FAMILY SESSION

4 - Rachel and Marc

Thank you Tara for always be amazing. For working with my (not always cooperative) family and making us look so good. You ease the anxiety and stress that is sometimes associated with family pictures with your easy going nature. You make even the grumpiest of kids have fun

Rachel & Marc

FAMILY SESSION

family of 3 walking through rows of lavender during photo session
1 - Cassie and Mike

Tara has done a number of different types of photos for my family and she has been amazing! Her style, talent, professionalism, are just a few reasons why we keep having her capture these special moments. Definitely highly recommend!

Cassie & Mike

WHITBY FAMILY SESSION

6 - Christine and Kyle

Tara is incredibly talented. She has done maternity and newborn photos for us and I could not be happier with them. She was so gentle and calming with our son and she was able to capture the most amazing photos of him. We will be using her for any future photo sessions and definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

Christine & Kyle

FAMILY NEWBORN SESSION

outdoor newborn family session at sunset
4 - Sophia and Trevor

I have been looking for a Photographer to shoot long overdue family photos for a while now. I am so delighted to have found Tara! Professional, quick to respond and incredibly talented. Her stunning backdrops, lighting and the special moments she captures are nothing short of dreamy. When I first saw the Lavender Field photos of my little one, I cried. Truly magical! Tara really knows how to make children feel relaxed and confident. Thank you again, Tara!

Sophia & Trevor

LAVENDER FAMILY SESSION

family of 3 walking through rows of lavender during photo session
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3 - Tanya and Scott

To say I am not comfortable in front of a camera is an understatement. I usually delete about 99.9% of all pictures taken of me. Not only did Tara make my family and I feel comfortable during our session, but I loved pretty much every picture she took, and displayed them in our house! She captured our family perfectly down to my daughter's crazy personality. The pictures were just stunning and I can't thank her enough. I will absolutely be asking her to take pictures for us again.

Tanya & Scott

WHITBY FAMILY SESSION

4 - Rachel and Marc

Thank you Tara for always be amazing. For working with my (not always cooperative) family and making us look so good. You ease the anxiety and stress that is sometimes associated with family pictures with your easy going nature. You make even the grumpiest of kids have fun

Rachel & Marc

FAMILY SESSION

family of 3 walking through rows of lavender during photo session
1 - Cassie and Mike

Tara has done a number of different types of photos for my family and she has been amazing! Her style, talent, professionalism, are just a few reasons why we keep having her capture these special moments. Definitely highly recommend!

Cassie & Mike

WHITBY FAMILY SESSION

6 - Christine and Kyle

Tara is incredibly talented. She has done maternity and newborn photos for us and I could not be happier with them. She was so gentle and calming with our son and she was able to capture the most amazing photos of him. We will be using her for any future photo sessions and definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

Christine & Kyle

FAMILY NEWBORN SESSION

outdoor newborn family session at sunset
4 - Sophia and Trevor

I have been looking for a Photographer to shoot long overdue family photos for a while now. I am so delighted to have found Tara! Professional, quick to respond and incredibly talented. Her stunning backdrops, lighting and the special moments she captures are nothing short of dreamy. When I first saw the Lavender Field photos of my little one, I cried. Truly magical! Tara really knows how to make children feel relaxed and confident. Thank you again, Tara!

Sophia & Trevor

LAVENDER FAMILY SESSION

family of 3 walking through rows of lavender during photo session
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Award-winning maternity, newborn, and family photographer servicing Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Toronto and the GTA. Inquire for travel sessions.