What is lifestyle photography?
Lifestyle photography is a cross between traditional posed photography and documentary style photography. Direction is given on posing to create different photo ops, however the session is geared towards children's natural reactions - absolutely no "cheese" allowed!
How long does a session typically last?
Family Sessions, Cake Smashes, and older baby sessions typically take about 1-1.5 hrs while Newborn Sessions take approx. 2 hrs giving lots of time for soothing and feeding.
When is the best time for a newborn session?
Lifestyle photography allows for much more flexible timing for newborn sessions. Typically, posed newborn sessions are done before the two week mark, however, lifestyle sessions are best done starting around 4 wks of age when babies can focus their eyes a little more and interact with parents and older siblings.
How much does a typical session cost?
The investment for a session starts at $495+HST, depending on the type of session. We’d be happy to send you more detailed rates & packages
I would like my older child to participate in my newborn session - is this allowed?
Absolutely! Lifestyle photography is all about interaction and connection - siblings and parents are encouraged to participate in all newborn sessions. There will be time for focusing on individual newborn images as well as lots of family shots, parent and sibling shots.
Do you use any props?
We take a "less is more" approach to shooting all my sessions, focusing mainly on those sweet interactions between family members. For in-studio newborn work, we have a small selection of blankets and wraps to use for individual poses baby images, however, majority of studio work is still lifestyle based.
How long before I get to see my gallery?
Galleries typically take about 2-3 wks to deliver once a session has been completed. The images in the gallery are soft-proofed, meaning the final retouches are completed once a client decides on their final selections.