Ottawa Family Photography Summer Sessions are perfect for:

  • Family photos
  • Sibling photos
  • Maternity photos
  • Birthday photos

Where will sessions take place?

The general location of the session is included in the descriptions below. The meeting place and address for your session location will be provided to you the day before your session.

How do I book a session?

Booking begins on June 2nd. Sessions are booked via The List: click here to add your name to the list. Booking will then be available in the boutique.

If our plans change, can we change our session time?

Before booking your Ottawa Family Photography Session, please ensure your partner and family members are all available for the date and time you have selected as well as the back-up date.  Unlike other service appointments (e.g., spa, hair salon, massage), several hours of planning is involved prior to your session taking place.  For this reason, it is not possible to change your session date and time once your session has been booked.

Should I book hair or makeup appointments for the day of my session?

As postponement notifications for outdoor sessions are only done 90 minutes to two hours before your session, we do not recommend booking hair or makeup appointments for your outdoor session.

Do I have to pay for my session fee in full?

A session deposit is required to secure your session. The balance for your session is paid the week your session is scheduled to take place. 

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

Outdoor Summer Sessions are for immediate family members (parents and their children).

What is your session illness and cancelation policy?

Our studio policies and practices can be seen here.

What are the session options?

There are two session options (*with the exception of Sunsets and Silhouettes).

Memories Session is 15 minutes in length ($349+HST). These sessions are for 3 people or less. These sessions include 5 edited and retouched digital images of your choice in colour and 3 complimentary gift prints. 

More Memories Session is 20 minutes in length ($399+HST). These sessions are for families of 4 or more people. These sessions include 8 edited and retouched digital images of your choice in colour and 3 complimentary gift prints. 

What types of Outdoor Sessions are you offering this Summer?

Summer Sessions

2024 Outdoor Summer Sessions

Summer at the Sandy Beach

Late afternoon/evening of July 8th (back up July 9th)

Perfect for families who:

  • want different backdrops for their photos (greenery, sand, water).
  • love the idea of a playful and fun Summer session (and who don’t want to worry about coordinating shoes with your clothes!).
  • want a session in the east end of Ottawa.

See more examples of photos from previous sessions here.

Summer at the Arboretum

Morning of July 13th (back up July 14th) 

Perfect for families who:

  • want a unique yet timeless backdrop for their summertime photos.
  • want lots of space to move and play during their session.
  • want a central Ottawa location for their session.

See more examples of photos from previous sessions here and here.

2024 Outdoor Summer Sessions

Summer in the City

Late afternoon/evening of July 22nd (back up July 23rd)

Perfect for families who:

  • love the idea of a unique urban setting for their photos.
  • have a baby, older children, or children who are able to follow instructions and stay close to parents (for safety reasons as we will be in the Byward Market near roads).
  • want a session in central Ottawa.

See more examples of photos from previous sessions here.

Summer at the Ornamental Garden

Late afternoon/evening of August 17th (back up August 18th) 

Perfect for families who:

  • want a floral backdrop for their Ottawa Family Photography session.
  • want to have space to move around during their session for different backdrops.
  • want a central location for their session.

See more examples of photos from previous sessions here.

2024 Outdoor Summer Sessions

Summer at the River Beach

Late afternoon/evening of August 20th (back up August 21st)

Perfect for families who:

  • prefer candid family photos.
  • enjoy playing in the bright Summer sun.
  • prefer an east end location for their session.

See more examples of photos from previous sessions here.

Sunsets & Silhouettes

evening of August 20th (back up August 21st)

Perfect for families who:

  • want artistic and dramatic family or maternity photos to create stunning wall art.
  • enjoy both candid and posed silhouettes of their family. 
  • don’t mind the excitement of not knowing exactly what the sky will look like for their session and are flexible when it comes to last minute schedule changes in case it is overcast or there are too many clouds.
  • have children who are old enough to stand on their own (babies need to be able to stand for these special photos).

*Sunsets and Silhouette Sessions are available only as 10 minute Moment Sessions ($259+hst) and include 3 edited and retouched digital images of your choice in colour and 2 gift prints.

See more examples of photos from previous sessions here, here, and here.