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Families

I photograph your family in real life, and take care of creating boutique-quality photography pieces you can pass on for generations.

Do family photoshoots bring up traumatic memories of coaxing your kids into giving cheesy smiles in matching outfits? Where by the end, you’ve invested time and money into something you’re not even sure was worth it? 

I believe that if you don’t enjoy the experience, you aren’t going to enjoy looking back on the photos!

That’s why when you work with me, I take care of all of the little details that allow you to relax and genuinely have fun with your family. I don’t take myself seriously at all, so you can be pretty sure we’ll spend the day laughing together. I promise, you’ll have amazing photos to show for it. 

In Action with the Francis Family

Family Photos as easy as 1,2,3!

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Step 1

Book Your Session

Getting booked in starts with a quick phone call to go over your goals for your family photos. I want to learn who you are, what makes your family tick, and what photos you’re dreaming of.

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Step 2

Plan Your Photos

I want you to look and feel your best for your family photos. We’ll set up a Skype, phone or in-person meeting to make sure your family is ready to rock the shoot (and that we’re on the exact same page).

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Step 3

Shop the Boutique

The fun part! I invite you into my home office for your in-person reveal and boutique shopping experience. After you purchase, just kick back and relax while we prepare your photo pieces like albums, wall art, and digital files.

All Family Sessions Include:

Session Fee $200

  • 1-hour session (a bit longer for newborns)
  • Photos of up to 6 family members (add additional members for $25/person)
  • Photoshoot at your location of your choice (in the Greater Vancouver Area)
  • In person reveal & ordering session. This is a boutique shopping experience where I help you choose the photos you love and how to display them, using albums and wall art to make you photos shine
  • Detailed editing and retouching of all your photos
  • My best tips & tricks for choosing a location and what to wear

Session Fee $200 non-refundable retainer that will be applied to your final purchase. 

At your reveal & ordering session you will decide which photo collection you want to purchase when you see your fully edited photos. The best part is you only purchase what you love! Photo collections start at $750 and go up from there. All photos purchased include the high resolution digital image.

On average, families who book with me invest $1200 in their family sessions, choosing from our popular photography pieces like wall art and albums, folio boxes and digital files.

Port Moody Family Photo Shoot by Michele Mateus Photography

Enjoy some you time, and ensure your photos have a life off the computer.

I love sharing photos online with loved ones as much as the next person, but the real joy comes from sitting with an album in your lap, don’t you think? It’s like reading a Kindle vs. a real book. 

Let’s be honest though, your family keeps you on your toes, and life moves at lightning speed.  You have no time to figure out what to do with your photos after your session is done. As a busy mom myself, I know that time is precious and 100% non-renewable! That’s exactly why I don’t just give my clients a USB stick full of digital files. 

Friends don’t let friends waste money on photos they never display!

After our shoot, I’ll invite you into my home for coffee to reveal your photos and help you choose your favourites. Then, you get to shop the boutique-quality photo pieces, artisan albums and custom wall art designs that will allow your photos to be seen and, even better, to be treasured by your family for generations. The best part? I take care of the rest.

“Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honour the memories we have experienced,“
– Cathy Lander-Goldberg

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