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Family Photos
Made Fun & Easy!

Swoon Worthy Heirlooms that Save YOU Time!

Your family keeps you on your toes, I know mine certainly does! Life moves at lightning speed and you dream of outsourcing everything from cleaning to grocery shopping, am I right?

When you work with me, I take your mind off all the things that make you feel like family portraits are too much work. I promise not to send you on your way with a USB full of photos you are not sure what to do with. Together we are going to make sure your family experiences these photos in both tangible and digital ways.

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 a Kindle vs. a real book. Sure the Kindle is convenient but I will take a real book any day.

Let’s be honest though, you most likely have NO TIME to figure out what to do with your photos after your session is done, and would rather relax with a good dose of Netflix and a nice glass of wine, oh and Ben and Jerry’s!

So let me help you enjoy some YOU time and ensure your photos have a life off the computer!

I am based in Coquitlam BC, and do Family Portrait Sessions from Vancouver to Abbotsford, so get in touch and let’s get you booked in!

In Action with the Francis Family

“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

Family Photos as easy as 1,2, 3!

Step 1

Book Your Session

Getting booked in starts with a quick phone chat to go over your goals for your family photos.
Your $225 Session Fee includes:
• 1 hour session (a it longer for newborns)
• Up to 6 family members. Add additional members for $25/person
•A shoot done at a location of your choice in the Greater Vancouver Area

Step 2

Reveal Session

You will be invited to my home office to see your photos and choose the way you want to experience them. From wall art, custom framing, albums and digital files, there is something for everyone!

You choose the photos you love in the way you want to experience them and I take care of the rest. The average family invests $1200

Step 3

My Gift to You

- When you purchase one of the Family Collections plus any A La Carte items you will receive 15% off your order
- When you purchase a piece of wall art you will be gifted the matching high resolution digital file(s)
- Purchase 2 or more pieces of wall art and save 15% off your full order

FAQ's

• I see you photograph weddings as well, what is your true passion?

As an artist I am moved by human connection. For me it all comes from family, from when we become new family unit (weddings!) to celebrating the growth of our family (human or fur babies or both!) to capturing special milestones along the way. I also want to become part of your family, someone you can trust and a familiar face your kids will feel comfortable with.

• What is your approach to a Family Session?

I work hard to capture those classic family shots, with fun candid moments. I take a Lifestyle approach meaning I don't pose you in stiff and awkward ways, but I will give you direction.

• What does 'Full Service' mean?

Full service means that I help you from beginning to end. Planning your session, directing and guiding you through your session and then helping you choose how you want to experience your photos after your session. I truly believe photos deserve to be experienced in both tangible and digital ways, so it's my goal to make that happen for you! I want to help you build a library of your memories and a gallery wall in your home that grows with every milestone.

• Do you help with planning our session?

You bet I do! I can offer idea's on what to wear, and where to go. I often suggest being in a place you and your family love, or having a shoot doing a family tradition like getting your Christmas Tree and Ice Cream dates at your favourite park.

• Do you edit all our photos?

I do a clean edit on all my photos to match my photographic style which is creamy, bright and happy. The photos that are chosen for wall art or albums will be give extra editing TLC.

• How and when do we choose our photos?

You don't have to choose your products before you see the photos, but if you have an idea in mind for a wall art please let me know so I can keep that in mind when shooting. Once your photos are ready I will invite you to my home studio so that we can go through them together and I can help you choose the ones you love and in what format (prints, album, wall art and or digital files)

• What will look good on my walls?

Send me a photo of the room you want art for and I can pop it into this fancy software for professional photographers that will show you how your image looks on your wall to size.

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