As much as I’d like to hide under a rock and pretend that Summer holidays will last forever, the Back to School ads on the radio and all of the Fall fashion hitting the stores keeps reminding me that Fall and Back to School is coming soon, whether I like it or not.

Back to school photos are a tradition for many families.  Twenty to thirty years ago those photos were on display in your home (and likely your grandparents’ homes) but it’s rare today to see framed school photos on display, even if families have them taken every year.   I started offering Back to School sessions because not only do I want them to be a fun and relaxed experience for my clients but I want families to have photos they are proud to hang on the walls of their home.

This year I am offering more session options than ever for families who would like either back to school portraits of their children or family photos Under the Apple Tree before the weather turns chilly.

Back to School Photography Sessions

September 14, 2019

Here’s why I’d love to see you and your family this September for your Back to School Session!

  1. You can be there to make any last minute hair or clothing adjustments. At school you can only cross your fingers and hope they have at least smoothed their hair!
  2. You will be excited to display the photos on the walls of your home.
  3. You don’t have to pay extra for retouching or worry about whether you’ll need re-takes for school photos.
  4. There’s no green screen here! You can take advantage of the most beautiful backdrop for your children’s or family’s photos: the great outdoors.
  5. You have input into your child’s poses and can choose to have individual photos of your children or your children together.
  6. You get digital files and prints from all of my sessions and have your final images in only a week after you choose your favourite photos.
  7. You can incorporate your own props or mementos or even choose to use my beautiful antique school desk prop.
  8. You get photos of your child’s true personality and spirit (no ‘cheese’ smiles here!)

All the details:

  • $99 +HST (for up to 2 siblings).  Includes 2 edited, retouched & artistically enhanced digital images of your choice in colour and black & white and 1 complimentary gift print of your choice.
  • Sessions include up to 2 siblings, please email info@saramcconnell.ca if you have more than 2 children
  • Photos can include the use of my antique desk prop, it’s up to you!
  • Sessions will be a fun and relaxed event with a variety of ages in attendance so that younger first time students can gain confidence watching their older peers have their photos taken

If sessions are postponed due to rain, your session will take place at the same time as it was originally scheduled but on the following day (the rain date for September 14th is September 15th).

Do you have questions? Send me an email! Ready to book your sessions: they are available in the online boutique

Under the Apple Tree Sessions

September 14, 2019

children sitting on a rock smiling

One of the first signs Fall is just around the corner are those beautiful apples and crab-apples hanging in the trees.  Come join me Under the Apple Tree for beautiful photos of your family and children this September. The apple and crabapple trees give an air of nostalgia to your photos and is the perfect backdrop for creating new memories with your family. 

Temperatures in September tend to be much more comfortable than in October so if your children are sensitive to the cold or if you like the warmth this is a great Fall Session for you. Photos can include the use of my antique desk prop if you’d like to include Back to School Photos as a part of your session. 

Here’s why I’d love to see you and your family this September for your Under the Apple Tree Session!

  1. Three Seasons in one: If you are never sure which season is best for photos, Under the Apple Tree is a beautiful combination of the greens of Spring and vivid colours of Fall. Another bonus: Summer-like temperatures!
  2. Longer Sessions! With less daylight available later Fall Sessions are shorter so this is the last chance for my longer 20 minute outdoor sessions until next Spring!
  3. Warmth: Sessions in September are perfect for families with little ones. Young children have a hard time smiling and having fun when they’re chilly so come in for your photos now before the temperatures drop in October. 

15 minute Under the Apple Tree Memories Sessions

  • 15-minute Memories Session in an east or central Ottawa location
  • Ideal for updated family photos, sibling photos, and individual photos of your children
  • Session fee is $290+HST. Includes 5 edited, retouched & artistically enhanced digital images of your choice in colour and black & white and 3 complimentary gift prints of your choice.

20 minute Under the Apple Tree More Memories Sessions

  • 20 More Memories Session in an east or central Ottawa location 
  • Ideal for families who want a variety of photos to choose from including family photos, sibling photos, individual photos of your children, and photos of each parent with their children, as well as candid and posed images.
  • Session fee is $345+HST. Includes 8 edited, retouched & artistically enhanced digital images of your choice in colour and black & white and 3 complimentary gift prints of your choice.

If sessions are postponed due to rain, your session will take place at the same time as it was originally scheduled but on the following day (the rain date for September 14th is September 15th).

Do you have questions? Send me an email! Ready to book your sessions: they are available in the online boutique