All you need to know about your session We will communicate prior to your session to discuss your needs and book the right type of session for you. Newborn Sessions are mainly photographed in the Studio however we do come out to you to do on location Newborn Sessions too. Connect with us so we can arrange for the style of session that suits you best. Family Sessions are typically photographed outdoors however, we do love classic family portrait sessions in the Studio too.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE REVIEW:
As a result of COVID-19, our time with you will be held outdoors for most Family & Maternity Sessions as well as some Newborn Sessions. Should in-Studio be permitted by our province, Newborn & Maternity Sessions will take place at the discretion of our Studio with strict sanitary measures including gloves masks and hand-washing. This can change without notice, subject to government mandate. We are in this together. If you are under the weather, please refrain from attending. Colds, flus and other viruses can be very serious if transmitted to newborns that are also in the Studio and can potentially be life threatening. We thank you for your consideration and respect. If you are SICK, for ANY REASON, please reschedule. You will NOT BE PERMITTED into the Studio.
Newborn Sessions Having your newborn photographed within the first 4-14 days is essential to your experience and the outcome of your portraits, allowing for a sleepier baby. We suggest booking your newborn session several months in advance, of course with the understanding that timing may change depending on your delivery.
You are more than welcome to bring along a sentimental item or two. Perhaps it is your childhood stuffy or an heirloom blanket? We will include them in your portrait session.
If you wish for family portraits, we happily include that in your Newborn Session. Please wear neutral and pattern free clothing, as it will fair nicely in your images. Any siblings that wish to be included in these portraits are also more than welcome.
Most importantly, please bring a hungry baby to our Studio. You can comfortably feed your new bundle in the Studio which will help him/her become sleepy for their photos.
Maternity Sessions Our Maternity Sessions are photographed both in our Studio and on location. Outdoor sessions are quite lovely in all seasons. Studio sessions include the use of our elegant wardrobe or a selection you bring with you. Maternity Sessions are best captured between 30-34 weeks of pregnancy.
If you're considering visiting a 3D ultrasound clinic, we highly recommend Tiny Hearts 3D Ultrasound Studio in Oakville, Ontario. We work closely with them and the many residents of Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Hamilton, Milton, Burlington and beyond.
Family, Sibling & Engagement Sessions Ensure that you have booked your session around your little one's nap-time so we capture the happiest version of your little one that only you know best. Bring along a couple of snacks for your children; it will help them last the full session. If you are coming for a Portrait Session in the Studio, you are welcome to bring an outfit change. For outdoors, footwear and jackets are often included in your images, particularly in the colder months, so please consider this when planning your wardrobe.
Self Portraits/Head Shots Number one priority - be yourself. Forget all the rules of photography you may have heard. If you need suggestions on wardrobe and accessories, we are happy to chime in. Men; you are best to stay in solid colours, medium to dark in shade. Consider your tie as being a central focal point so be sure not to take away too much attention from your face. Women; bright and bold, soft and feminine or on-trend colours all work well, being sure to avoid patterns would be your only hard rule. Hair and make up should be done before you arrive; however you are welcome to touch up once you are here. Please bring along a few accessories and even a change of outfit so we can work together in creating the best look.
After your Session Within a few days, a couple of images from most sessions will be posted on Social Media for your anxious anticipation, however for any children that we photograph, we firmly believe NOT tagging you or posting their names as they are minors. Privacy and respect is our priority regardless of the marketing benefit. Please feel free to tag yourself if you are comfortable to share with family and friends, otherwise your 'teasers' are just a way to satisfy your curiosity.
Your images will go into postproduction for the retouching phase. Depending on the type of session and time of year, this can take several weeks.
You will receive an email from us letting you know your images are complete and we will discuss your order process from fine art prints and albums to image selection and canvases.