Portrait Sessions

     While I offer a variety of photographic services, my specialty is Children's & Family Portraits.

I shoot exclusively outdoors, on location, using sunlight and nature as my "studio".  I prefer to shoot in as natural a location as possible... a rural public park, a family farm or even up at the cottage.  My shooting style is very casual allowing for an easy, fun, relaxed experience.

    I will photograph individual portraits of each child, the children together, the parent/s with each child and then the entire family together.  I shoot both quiet and classic portraits and fun, laughing, goofing around shots.  

My goal is to create a complete Collection of portraits for your family.

NEW IN 2019: Lifestyle Sessions - candid, documentary style indoor photo shoots... photographed in your home!

Where, When and Who

  • I shoot outdoors at a beautiful rural Conservation park in NE Richmond Hill (14 minutes north of the 401 / 404 exchange, 15 minutes south of Newmarket);
  • In the event of poor weather (rain / snow, too cold or windy), shoots are rescheduled; 
  • I shoot all year;
  • Outdoor Family shoots are for families up to 10 members.  Additional members are $25. each up to a maximum of 15.  I encourage you to include extended family (grandparents / aunts / uncles / cousins) and pets!


  • Children's & Family Portraits 
  • Couples 
  • Individual Portraits
  • Prom 
  • Boudoir
  • NEW IN 2019: Lifestyle Sessions - candid, documentary style indoor photo shoots... photographed in your home!


  • A Family Portrait Session is approximately one hour, photographed outdoors, on location:  $300. + hst;
  • Digital File Packages are purchased separately starting at $295.+ hst; 
  • NEW IN 2019: Lifestyle Sessions (indoor, in your home) are $495. + hst and include 40+ digital files;
  • Engagement and Boudoir Sessions are $325. + hst and include 20+ digital files;
  • Family photo shoots booked using a Groupon coupon do not include digital files.  Digital files may be purchased separately.

What to wear?

I recommend dressing casually as we do sit in the grass and tend to walk "off trail" into tall grass / marshy areas.  Jeans, leather walking shoes, layered tops.  Bright colours are great and can add to the "fun" of the shot.  For inspiration, please visit my Pinterest page which I've created for clients to get an idea of what to wear.  Always make sure that clothing is clean and ironed. Professionally applied make up is a bonus!

What to bring?

A pretty blanket to sit on is a must.  One that matches your clothing / colour scheme... because often grass is damp.  Snacks / drinks for the little ones are also a good idea.  Lint roller, hair brushes, makeup, hair spray, etc... Anything you feel you'll need to be picture perfect!

Poor weather, illness and changing your shoot date:

- I allow for up to one request for rescheduling due to illness within 24 hours prior to shoot (no fee). 

- In the event of poor weather (rain, extreme heat, windy), shoots are rescheduled (no fee). 

-For requests for booking date change for reasons other then illness / weather, I charge a $50. re-booking fee to change your shoot date. 

Turn around

Your order will be shipped within 14 business days from the date your order was received.  Digital files are transferred to you electronically via DropBox. 


All payments are made either via PayPal or eTransfer.  I charge HST on all orders.

*Copyright / Usage

I retain the copyright, but you have printing rights and can post your images as you'd like (personal use only). The copyright ensures that you may not alter the photos in any way, nor may you enter them in competitions / contests without my permission.  For commercial use (website / flyers, etc..) you must purchase usage permission from me, in writing.  

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