Lifestyle Portraits

Your family keeps you on your toes! Life moves at lightning speed. And, you keep thinking about booking a family session,
but you haven’t.

Well, now is the time to pick up the phone and chat with me, because I know what it’s like. You wish you’d done it sooner and you wish you’d done it at every milestone. Don’t worry though, starting a family tradition works anytime.

And, when you work with me, I take your mind off all the things that make you feel like family portraits are too much work – like deciding which images will look best on the wall.

I encourage real family moments, like ice cream dates, Christmas tree hunts or pancake breakfast pajama parties. Plus, I offer tips on wardrobe that won’t send you to the mall for hours to find full matching outfits.

 I wholeheartedly believe your memories deserve to go beyond the digital screen. So, I do hope you will invite me to help choose the best images to decorate your walls and coffee table.


Hawkins Family Session | Fort Langley

+ a complimentary consultation to help plan your session

+ my time and talent on the day of the shoot as well to edit your images in a timeless and vibrant style

+ lifestyle session done in your home or at a location of your choice

The session fee is $225+GST for up to 6 people. Each additional person is $25.
Session fees are due at the time of booking to hold your date, and are non-refundable.
Digital files, prints or products are not included and can be purchased
through an online proofing gallery shortly after your session.

I love to travel with my clients, however a fee may be charged for locations outside the Lower Mainland.


Baby Gage Lifestyle Newborn Session - Port Coquitlam

After your session, YOU get to pick the products and images YOU want! Because families are unique and want different things for themselves, I offer for purchase digital images, as well as, gorgeous canvases, archival grade albums, and premium matted prints.
This way you can build a library of albums, create a living gallery wall to add to each year and make prints for the grandparents.

Choose from the following:

Digital Files

professionally edited digital file(s) in a format that you can view online or take to a printer

Archival Grade Prints

matted & ready to slip into a frame you love

Giclee Canvas

ready to hang archival grade canvas prints


professionally designed custom layout, bound book with archival papers and your choice of vegan leathers or linen with embossing


Michele Mateus has photographed our family on several occasions, rolling with all the unexpected moments, to create lovely and REAL depictions of who we are and how we are. I think her personal and photographic skills are exceptional, and I would recommend her for anyone looking to hire someone who can capture an event or individual with candid beauty.

~Eryne (an excerpt from Google Reviews)

On photo day she was confident and creative with her shots. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable, which is so important for photos. We were laughing the whole time! Moreover, she made me feel so beautiful- which at 36 weeks pregnant can be a bit harder.

~Nichelle Mac

I had the absolute pleasure of having Michele do our holiday portraits. I wanted a fun session that showed our personalities in a fun natural way. Our usually fun-loving toddler was not wanting to cooperate in any which way or form, as toddlers tend to do. Michele worked her magic…

~Stacy Hawkins (an excerpt from Google Reviews)

…She captures the most genuine and sincere moments. It’s such a gift to catch those “in the moment” moments where you truly see the connections, magic and love between people. Michele has great intuition and instincts….

~ Colette Stachan (an excerpt from Google Reviews)

….Michele captures more than just a moment, there’s emotion and memories all bundled into something tangible to look back on. Hiring Michele has been one of the best investments for our family, and we look forward to doing it again, and again.

~Dani Holmes (an excerpt from Google Reviews)