Lifestyle Portraits

A Slice of Life Family Photo Sessions

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.

Slice of Life Session Fee $225 and Includes:

  • Time for your session, depending on which session type you choose
  • Up to 5 family members. Add additional members for $25 a person
  • A pre-session consultation to discuss location and what to wear
  • A shoot done at a location of your choice in the Greater Vancouver Area*
  • A reveal session at either at my home office or your home, to choose your images and favourite print products
  • Online proofing gallery to order images from home in your jammies!

All print and digital products are purchased after your session. I have created an A La Carte menu for you to choose the print and digital products that you love best to keep your family history preserved and shared. The Session Fee and signing of your contract is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable, as I book up quickly it’s important to secure your spot.

A La Carte Products & Collections

When your photos are ready we will go over which ones you want to order for your walls, your coffee table album and online sharing.
All of my print products have been carefully selected to offer you high quality ways to preserve your family memories. All printed products are made with archival grade papers, ensuring they will last the test of time, or as I like to call it the Great Grandchild test!

As you clearly care about family as much as I do, I want to ensure those that are here now and come after you will enjoy the wonderment of looking through your images and thinking of the stories that they hold.

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)