Capturing all those moments you’ll want to remember forever….
What type of photographer are you? Just like a singer specializes in one musical genre, photographers do too. Even photographers who specialize in family and newborn all have their own style and you have to make sure that whoever you choose to capture your family fits the type of photos you would like to cherish for years.
My work is natural, organic and emotional. I try to capture beautiful moments of family love, and in-between moments of family reality. Just as I love a beautiful portrait, I also love scrunched up faces and imperfect moments. I want to capture genuine images for you to treasure for a lifetime. This is an investment for you in your family history. I try to tell the story of your family right now, both the hugs and love but maybe also the cooking together, running around or acting silly. You will receive a combination of natural family portraiture and in-between, totally candid moments.
If you are looking for perfectly posed traditional family photos, there are many fabulous photographers who do that and I will be happy to refer you on. Yes, we may get some of everyone looking at the camera and smiling but these will occur naturally, and not because it was forced.
I also find a lot of families are worried they won’t know ‘what to do’ at a session. I want to assure you that during my sessions there is a lot of direction for movement and actions. You will be guided every step of the way. After you book with me you will receive a guide full of all sorts of info so you are fully prepared.
Your session will take place in your home or outdoors at a place we decide on together.
These sessions will take place throughout the entire house from your bedrooms to the kitchen. I will direct you to wherever the light works best but this is also dictated by your kids and where they want play.
Houses are messy, laundry isn’t done and toys are exploding everywhere. That’s OK. I can shoot around most of that. But remember that this is your story and your life right now. You don’t have to put all your prints on your wall. But someday you will look back at those trains scattered everywhere and smile… I promise. Remember that this is where you are most comfortable, where your kids are most comfortable and looking back you will remember this place as the environment where your kids grew up. This is your beautiful everyday.
In-home sessions generally last one to two hours.
These sessions take place in the couple hours after sunrise or before sunset. This is the time to capture that warm glowing light.
If you want to do a little bit of indoors and outdoors, let’s talk.
Read more about Indoor vs. Outdoor Sessions here.
Newborn sessions are done in-home.
It’s best if the session is done within the first ten days of life while the baby still tends to be sleepy and co-operative. Missed those weeks? We can still make magical photos but your baby may be much more alert.
Please note that I do not do posed baby photography and I do not use props.
Will I get my digitals after the shoot? I know what it’s like to be busy and I want to keep every step of this process simple and easy. This is why I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you will receive all the high resolution digital files via a gallery. A minimum of 40 digital files are offered (but there are usually more). Why did I decide to just offer all images to you? Honestly, every single photo I will give to you I love and it breaks my heart to not offer them all to my families. Photos may be in colour, black and white, or both. You will also have the option to buy additional prints.
When, how and where can I buy additional prints? 2-3 weeks after our shoot I will send you the link to a private online gallery.
Do you offer mini sessions? I do not offer in-home mini sessions. I do offer in-studio mini sessions at my Westmount studio. These are offered 2-3 times a year and so far have sold out. If you are interested I suggest signing up to my newsletter for first alert. These definitely have a different feel, but are still very casual and modern.
How much does all this cost? My pricing is all-inclusive. You pay one price for ALL of the digital files. You can see my pricing breakdown here.
How do I book a session with you, Michelle? Thanks for asking! You can email me directly at michelle at michellelittlephotography dot com or contact me here.