How will Covid-19 affect my Holiday Session?

  • We will remain at least 6 feet apart for the duration of the session. 
  • We will hold off on hugging, handshakes, and high fives.  There will be no physical contact during sessions.  Our enthusiasm and excitement will bridge the distance, I promise. 
  • We will not make any hands-on adjustments to hair, clothing, or poses.  We will give verbal cues and directions as well as demonstrate what we are asking you to do.  
  • We will schedule sessions so families do not come into contact with one another.
  • We are continuously updating our illness policy to reflect current OPH guidelines.  
  • All clients will complete a screening questionnaire before their session.

Where are sessions taking place?

Festive Frolic Sessions will take place outdoors.

Festive Front Porch and Festive Red Truck Sessions will take place in a garage with a large open window and an open double garage door. Studio light will be used.

What happens if there are new restrictions on businesses and our session isn’t able to take place?

Your entire deposit will be refunded.

How do I book my session?

Sessions are booked online in the boutique starting on October 1st.

How do I pay for my session?

Payment of a deposit is required to secure your session spot with the balance due the week your session is scheduled to take place. 

I’m not available on the date for the type of session I want.  Can I book the same session on a weekday or another date?

Sessions are only available on the dates listed.

What happens if we can’t come on the day of our session due to illness?

Sessions postponed due to illness and/or quarantine cannot be guaranteed to be rescheduled with the same theme or set.   

Holiday Sessions that are rescheduled will be offered an alternate holiday themed session (if available) or priority booking for a session at a later date.

When will we see the images from our session?

You will be provided with a viewing gallery 3-5 business days after your session.  The gallery will be available for 3 days and once your selections have been made you will receive the final digital images, via digital download, in 3-5 business days.

What happens if it’s really cold or raining on the day of our session?

Festive Front Porch and Festive Red Truck Sessions will take place in an open double garage, which means sessions will go ahead if it is raining or cold. It is important to plan outfits that are appropriate for temperatures that are close to zero and to ensure you have an umbrella to walk from your vehicle to the set.

Festive Frolic Sessions take place outdoors and sessions will only be postponed if it is raining heavily. Sessions will go ahead if there is light rain or snow. If sessions are postponed due to rain your session will take place at the same time it was originally scheduled on the date listed in your session description. If there is inclement weather anticipated on your rain date / time you will be offered one alternate session date / time.  There are no exceptions to this policy. If you cannot be present at the listed rain date and someone cannot be found to take your place your session fee will not be refunded nor can it be applied to a future session.

Is 10-15 minutes really enough time?

Absolutely.  I have photographed nearly 4000 sessions and work with amazing assistants.  Families return to me again and again because I work quickly, I make the process fun and enjoyable, and I know how to create beautiful artistic memories in a short period of time.  

What happens if we are running late to our session?

If you are late for your session, your session will be not rescheduled and you will not receive a refund for your session time.

What do we wear?

I provide my clients with detailed suggestions on what to wear and how to prepare for their sessions.

Can we change outfits during our session?

You are more than welcome to bring festive hats / mitts, a beautiful blanket, Santa hats or reindeer antlers to add during the session.  It is not possible to change your entire outfit during your session.

How do I change my session date and time?

Please make sure to choose your session date and time carefully as sessions cannot be rescheduled or switched for other session types. Before booking your session please confirm that your partner and children are available on your preferred date and that the session doesn’t interfere with travel or recreation plans (e.g., swimming lessons, hockey tournament).   

What props do you provide?

To prevent the spread of illness, clients must bring their own holiday props (e.g., small holiday toys, Christmas ornaments).

Can grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles come to the session?

Holiday Sessions are for immediate family members only (parents and their children).

What if my baby isn’t sitting up?

I have a variety of props and furniture that I incorporate into the sets so little ones can be photographed posed and/or propped up. It is important that you bring a blanket to line the prop or to place on the ground.

Can we bring our dog to the session?

Dogs are not able to participate in Holiday Sessions.

Are there non-themed sessions available?

Outdoor November and December Sessions will begin booking at the end of October.