New camera for Christmas? Not happy with the results you've been getting as you try and document your family?
Learn to take better pictures and support a great cause! We specialize in consulting with parents who want to take better family pictures.
We do family photography workshops every month with between 2-5 people. The sessions last about 2 hours and take place at our home / office in Hammonds Plains. Sign up with your spouse or a friend and we'll find a time that's convenient for everyone.
We ask that each participant donate $50 to Pediatric Palliative Care Service at the IWK - once you sign up - we'll send you the link where you can contribute directly to the IWK.
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Like to share a couple of images of my family for illustrative purposes...
The first image is from an impromptu session without a lot of thought to wardrobe. We have stripes, patterns, logos and bright colours. All fine on their own but this creates a pretty busy look and it takes attention from where it belongs - peoples faces.
A year later with a little planning we have a much better result. Darker solid colours - blues, blacks and greys go a long way to creating a nice family portrait where all you notice is the beautiful setting and all those smiles :)
Looking for a thoughtful valentine's gift this year? If your special someone is also a mother, give her the gift of a family photography session.
We have special gift certificates all boxed-up and ready to present - they include a 1.5 hour session and an 8x10 print and are specially priced at $150 plus HST. We only have 5 left so Email Us
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The picture below is of my uncle David - my mom's youngest brother - I remember my mom taking it. Uncle David couldn't have been much older than 20 and was soon heading to Alberta for work. The scary thing about coming across this image today is that just two weeks ago, uncle David celebrated his 50th birthday!
While I'm glad mom thought to take this picture - there's an image I would love to have but was never taken. I remember being a kid and bugging my uncle to play with me. We'd go for walks on the train tracks at my grandmother's place - I'd ramble on and he would listen. He was a cool guy I looked up to that made time for me. I would love to have a picture of uncle David and I walking on the train tracks when I was a kid - I feel like somehow that image could help to solidify and preserve that memory.
I would love to hear from you - about images you're thankful were taken or you wish had of been. Please feel free to comment below.
This may explain my efforts to capture my family on the tracks now :)
We make time every year to have our family pictures done and just looking back 4-years since Sophia was born we are blown away by how much has changed!
We all know that time goes by too fast when you have kids. We frequently hear from parents that it's been years since they've had family pictures done. So it's no trouble to convince parents that having a family session is a good idea - our challenge is to help parents book a date and just do it!
In our experience, setting a date for family pictures is one of the easiest things to put off to another day. Parents want to get their hair done or lose a little weight or - this time of year - wait for better weather.
Our advice - don't worry about your hair, weight or weather - the right photographer will be able to capture who you are as a family in a flattering way. While we enjoy our family pictures as parents now, we're pretty confident that Sophia, our daughter will appreciate them even more as the years pass.
So, find someone you're comfortable with to document your family today!
Madeline and Pepper from a recent family shoot.
Lego master Dashiell in action.
Family 'pile-up' in the living room.
Pia was such a bright and beautiful subject!
What a pleasure it was to work with this family!
A little run in the backyard.
It's my hope some of our work will be enjoyed and appreciated years from now - with this in mind, I've got a good feeling about this image.
Every summer for one week, children aged 7-15 years who are living with cancer or brain tumours enjoy a week of fun and friendship at Camp Goodtime.
We've had the privilage of documenting these very special campers over the past several years. Thanks to the kids for always making us feel welcome and to the Canadian Cancer Society for letting us share their images with you.
Please check out the Camp Goodtime Website
We had the pleasure of spending some time with Nika and her family on Saturday on her graduation day.
More images on our Facebook Page
Eli wanted to surprise his Dad with some pictures for fathers day.