This Summer I’m offering SIX different session options for your family, maternity, and children’s photos: Summer in the Forest, Beach Sessions, Summer at the Farm, Summer Blooms, Sunflowers, and Sunsets and Silhouettes.


How do I book my session?

Booking your session can all be done online in my boutique. I know you’re busy so we make it as easy as possible to choose and book your session date and time. You don’t have to wait to see if you got the date and time you wanted and there is no back and forth emails and delays. Sign up to my VIP List and the booking links to all my sessions will be sent straight to your inbox.

Do I have to pay for my session in full?

Only a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your session space.

Why are most of the sessions scheduled for late afternoon and evening on weekdays?

Outdoor locations for Summer sessions are busier on the weekends, making them less than ideal for sessions (e.g., distractions, people, and vehicles in the backgrounds).

The bright sunlight midday also limits the places we are able to take photos because the higher the sun is in the sky, the fewer places we are able to take photos (full sun = sweaty faces, squinting eyes, shiny skin).  It’s important to me to make sure my clients look fantastic but also that we have as many places as possible to take photos. As the sun gets higher in the sky, we run out of options for backdrops.

What happens if it rains or there is a heat advisory?

One of the reasons I offer only a limited number of sessions each month is because of unpredictable weather.   For each block of sessions I schedule I also have to schedule a backup date, in case of inclement weather, as well as at least 1-2 days per month in case Mother Nature is especially uncooperative.  Because I know my clients are busy, your backup session date and time is included in the session listing. This is to ensure that even if it does rain, your rescheduled session won’t interfere with your Summer plans because you already know when it will take place!

Why are there no locations listed for each type of session?

For Summer Sessions I will let clients know their exact session location with directions the day before their session so that they can plan their route. The general area is listed in the details for each of the session types to help you choose your Summer Session but because the Summer is a busy time of year for construction and events I will select the exact location the day before your session. I don’t select locations until as close as possible before our session for several reasons: to ensure there are no road closures the day of our session; to check for nearby construction that may limit parking or access to a location; and to ensure that the area I choose has beautiful greenery and/or flowers.  If you’re curious about how I choose my session locations, I wrote a blog post all about the process!

Summer in the Forest Sessions

Perfect for families who want:

-to have space to move around during their session for different backdrops and to play and run

-a backdrop for their session that will look great no matter where they display the photos

-a versatile backdrop for any style of outfits

family of four splashing in the water during summer outdoor photo sessions with sara mcconnell

Beach Sessions

Perfect for families who want:

-different backdrops for their session (sand, greenery, water)

-to have space to move around during their session for different backdrops and to play and run

-families who love the idea of a playful and fun Summer Session (and who don’t want to worry about coordinating shoes with your clothes!)

toddler in between parents smiling in front of wooden wall

Summer at the Farm Sessions

Perfect for families who want:

-a rustic, farm feel to their photos (barn doors, long grass)

-a unique yet timeless backdrop

-a central Ottawa location for their session

toddler being held by the hands in a garden

Summer Blooms Sessions

Perfect for families who want:

-a floral backdrop for their session

-to have space to move around during their session for different backdrops

-a central Ottawa location for their session

Sunflowers Sessions

Perfect for families who:

-love bright colours

-want a unique and fun backdrop for their photos

-want a Manotick area location for their session

silhouette of parents with two children at sunset

Sunsets and Silhouettes Sessions

Perfect for families who want:

-artistic and dramatic family or maternity photos to create stunning wall art

-both candid and posed silhouettes of their family

-the beautiful bright Summer sunset as the backdrop for their photos