You know that little childhood rhyme about kissing in a tree, right? After the love and the marriage comes… well, LIFE! And I can’t wait to help you document every milestone and memory along the way. (And give you some really great shots for this year’s holiday card.)
From celebrating an anniversary and welcoming baby to watching your family grow and honoring its extended generations, I’ll joyfully capture your most fun and authentic moments in bright and vibrant images that are as colorful as your own family’s story.
Personalizing your shoot so that it feels true to you and your family’s unique story.
Welcoming your furry friends into the frame. (Don’t forget the leash and pet whisperer to help keep them happy while they’re outside of it!)
Skipping the stiff and awkward poses in favor of creative, laugh-inducing prompts that make everyone feel comfortable enough to relax in front of the camera.
Making it feel like a good friend is behind the camera — who also happens to be a professional family photographer.
Knowing how to avoid any mid-shoot meltdowns by keeping things moving and full of energy.
Bringing ideas for outside the box locations, themes & props. (And I’m always down for pulling off a surprise!)
Offering my lifestyle studio in downtown Ottawa for when you want a boho, contemporary vibe and your own home isn’t quite camera-ready.
I LOVE capturing a family’s story. It’s one of my favorite things, so I can’t wait to tell yours through some fun photo magic. Let’s head outside to take advantage of the seasons or stay indoors for a cozy at-home or in-studio session. Wherever we shoot, get ready to laugh a lot and have a ton of fun. We’re making memories here, people!
High-resolution online image gallery
1–3 locations, up to 5 outfit changes
2 hours of coverage
Family Reunions start at $575 for 3 hours of coverage. Please contact me for more details.
High-resolution online image gallery
1 hour of coverage
I think you’ll agree, welcoming the newest member of the family deserves a little extra attention. Capture the fleeting memories of your pregnancy and the highlights of their first year with meaningful photos that are so true to life, you can almost smell that sweet baby scent again.
Sessions can be captured individually, or bundled together to give you peace of mind, knowing you’ll have the milestone steps of your baby’s development captured forever.
Maternity + Lifestyle Newborn + 6 Months + 12 Months || $1300
Lifestyle Newborn + 6 Months + 12 Months || $975
Maternity + Lifestyle Newborn + 12 Months || $975
Lifestyle Newborn + 12 Months || $650
Maternity + Lifestyle Newborn || $650
Most of my wedding couples go on to hire me to capture their family’s photos, but not all of my family clients got married in front of my lens. (But after our family session, they’ll wish they had!)
My number one goal in family photography: keep things fun and easy! From the time you reach out until the point when you can’t decide which ones to print, I’ll be there to help things stay as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Head over to my inquiry form and let me know what you’re looking for, being as specific as you can. I’ll respond via email within 2 business days with more information and to get the ball rolling on finding a date for your shoot.
Woohoo! You’ve already paid the remaining balance, your outfits are coordinated, and no need to feel nervous because this is going to be a day of pure fun! I’ll meet you at the appropriate location and after breaking the ice and getting to know each other a bit, we’ll get right to it. Be prepared to laugh a lot and have the time fly by. Watch for a sneak peek within 2 weeks.
After our session, I’ll be busy picking out the best shots and lightly editing them to make sure everything looks just as bright and colorful as it did on the day of your shoot. Your photos will be delivered via an online gallery and mobile app within 4-6 weeks (or within 2 weeks for maternity shoots). View, share, download, and even print your favorites without closing out of the gallery tab. (Or print elsewhere with the included print release on all images.)
Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, my studio is the perfect location for your family (up to 8 people), lifestyle newborn, or milestone session. Its boho, contemporary style offers a fresh and neutral backdrop when you’re looking for something different outside of your home. Ask me about studio availability when booking your session!
It’s simple: so you can remember the biggest parts of your life that always seem to fly by in an instant. So that when the babies have turned into toddlers and when the kids start getting taller than the adults, you’ve got something to look back on beyond the quick snaps on your phone. And so you can make memories and get the joy-filled photos that document the story of you and the ones you love.
After your session, I’ll get your photos turned around as quickly as I can. I sort, select, and edit the very best images so that you’ve got a large selection of colorfully bright photos to choose from. Expect your maternity photos within 2 weeks (so that you can hopefully have them *before* baby arrives) and all others within 4-6 weeks.
I don’t believe in restricting the number of delivered images to any set number. If I have great shots, you’re going to get them. My family sessions average 150 delivered images per hour of shooting.
A lifestyle newborn session captures you and your baby in a realistic and artistic way, using natural light and nurturing poses. Shot at home or in my comfortably-appointed downtown Ottawa studio, these images are captured without the use of backdrops, studio lighting, or any composite posing. I believe a lifestyle session brings the most beautiful and authentic reminders of your brand new family. Please note, I do not offer births or other in-hospital sessions.
I usually recommend scheduling your maternity session for when you’re 24-36 weeks along, depending on how big you want your bump to be in the photos!
While I encourage you to think about what will make your own child’s milestone session one-of-a-kind, I do offer some basic styling options, including a child-sized teepee, O-N-E letters, crates, colored backdrops, etc. Ultimately you’re responsible for bringing the specific themed items that you’d like to include, but let’s chat about ideas for making your vision come to life.
Absolutely! You bring the cake and I’ll capture the photos to remember it in all its messy glory. Keep in mind that your child’s cake smash will be captured within the hour of scheduled coverage, so if you think you’ll need additional time, that can be added at my hourly rate ($100/hr). I also have toppers and cake stands available for use if you need.
Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, my studio is the perfect location for your family group of up to 8 people, lifestyle newborn, or milestone shoot (accommodating up to 8 people). Its boho, contemporary style offers a fresh and neutral backdrop when you’re looking for something different outside of your house.
I can get a good sense of someone’s willingness to be there within minutes of getting going. And there’s usually one in the crowd whose idea of a photo shoot sounds about as fun as a trip to the dentist. So it’s important to me to keep these sessions light-hearted and full of laughs. No stiff poses, no dragging things on while everyone loses interest, no need to make Grandpa Mark get into a human pyramid — unless he’s the one who suggests it! And for the younger subjects, I keep things high-energy and moving with favorite toys and songs — and I’m not opposed to a little food bribing either!