Toronto – Ottawa Premier Lifestyle baby and family photographer » premier lifestyle portrait studio

Session Information

About your session

I embrace a nontraditional style of photography.  While formal poses and cookie-cutter backdrops have their place, I prefer a more photojournalistic approach, striving to capture the honesty of real life.  Using minimal posing and never asking for the standard “cheese” face.  My goal is to capture as much of your child’s personality and surroundings as possible.  All sessions are held on location at clients’ homes, where children feel most comfortable.  Sessions are not rushed.  There are no time limits, however most sessions take approximately two hours.

I prefer the simplicity and beauty of natural light portraits.  I have worked hard to perfect this skill, and can accommodate many lighting situations.  In fact, dramatic shadows and occasional film grain are part of my signature style.  I tend to favour timelessness black and white but I know some situations warrant vibrant color.

I am always happy to help you decide what clothes will photograph best for each child.  Newborns are captured with as little clothing as possible, and a mix of simple and trendy outfits work well for older children.  Solid colors in middle tones work well; it is best to avoid wearing white.  Accessories such as hats and scarves are encouraged, while logos, busy patterns, and cartoon characters can detract from a portrait.

After the shoot, each photograph is hand-edited and carefully processed.  A link to a private online gallery will be created approximately 7-14 days following the session.  Thirty to sixty edited photographs are presented in your gallery that is easily shared with friends and family.  I am available to answer any questions regarding enlargement choices and wall groupings for each client’s home.  Galleries remain active for eight days, at which time orders may be placed by phone or e-mail.  Prints are delivered within 4-5 weeks of ordering.

Please note I typically booked several weeks in advance, so it is important to call early to reserve a date.  The session fee must be received within five days of booking a session, or the scheduled appointment will be forfeited.  I always allow room in my schedule to accommodate newborns, as the best time to photograph them is two to six weeks of age.