Where are sessions taking place?

Sessions will all take place at my 700 square foot professional photography studio, located at 3417 Trim Road.

Will there be other families in the studio with us?

No, we will schedule sessions so there is a space between each session and only one family is in the studio at a time.

How do I book my session?

Sessions are booked online in the boutique starting on September 27th at 9am.

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. 

Why are so many sessions already booked when the The List link was just sent out?

Clients who have pre-purchased a package of family sessions that take place over the course of the calendar year get priority booking for all of my sessions.

I’m not available on the dates sessions take place.  Can I book the same session on a weekday or another date?

Sessions are only available on the dates listed. All three of the sets are available on any of the dates sessions are offered.

What is your session illness and cancelation policy?

Many of our studio policies and practices have changed several times since 2020. They have recently been updated for 2023 and can be seen here.

What is included in my session?

Both digital images (in colour) and prints, are included in your session fee. The number of digital images and prints included depends on which session you book.

When will we see the images from our session?

For sessions on November 4th & 11th, you will be provided with a viewing gallery within 5 business days of 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 7-10 business days.

If my session is held on November 25th, will my edited photos and/or prints be ready before the holidays?

You will be provided with a viewing gallery within 72 hours of 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 4-6 business days.

Due to the increased volume of print orders and mail during the lead up to the holidays, you will not receive your print products before the holidays. Digital holiday cards that can be shared through email will be available.

Is 10-30 minutes really enough time?

Absolutely. I have photographed over 6000 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 any session length.  

If you’d like to change outfits during your session, please be sure to have booked a long enough 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?

I provide small holiday props for children to hold (e.g. non-breakable Christmas balls) but clients are welcome to 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.

Can we bring our dog to the session?

For safety reasons, pets are not allowed in the studio.

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