Family Photos You'll Always Love

Besides the obvious of creating gorgeous images of you, I’m here to make a task in your life flawless. Fram start to finish your photography experience will be smooth, seamless and enjoyable. My countless years as a family photographer has allowed me to put a system in place that takes away all the guesswork, making you feel you are in good hands. As you hang your family photos on your walls, you’ll shed a tear, because these images will forever tug at your momma heart strings in ways I can’t explain.

SMOOTH. SEAMLESS. ENJOYABLE.

I'll hold your hand every step of the way. Having your trust is not something i take for granted. it's valuable and it's what helps us create magic together.

your family photography experience....

  • Once you have filled out an inquiry form you can expect to hear back from me within 48 hours. I will provide you with all the information you need to solidify why you came my way in the first place.
  • My booking calendar will be sent your way which makes it easy to secure a date and time for your photo session. At this time a signed contract and retainer are required.
  • From the moment you book to your session date, I will be guiding you through everything you’ll want to know (even answer questions you didn’t even know you had!). You’ll also fill out a questionnaire that will help me better understand your vision. I’ll suggest a location(s) based on the vibes your putting out. 
  • Now this is where it gets fun; STYLING. Weeks before your shoot, we will work together at perfecting your look. You’ll get full access to my beautifully curated client closet that is loaded with dresses, skirts, tops, jewellery, hats and adorable children clothing. To make it easier on you, I offer a styling service that helps you dress every member who will be joining us for the session.
  • I’ll be sure to look at the upcoming weather forecast (1 or 2 days prior to your photo session) and if it looks miserable, I am always happy to reschedule.
  • There’s nothing for you to worry about on the day of your photo shoot besides showing up on time and having fun. I will give my professional opinion on all aspects and be sure to guide you into poses and prompts that best reflect who you are.
  • A teaser photo will be shown to you within 48 hours and your full gallery completed within 4-6 weeks of our time together or 1 week (depending on the package you choose). **My clients always fall in love with their entire family photo gallery, so purchasing all of your images is certainly an option for you! 
  • Your gorgeously laid out gallery will be up for 2 weeks, which will give you loads of time to share it with your family and friends. You’ll also be able to effortlessly purchase high quality prints and products within your online gallery.

"I LOVED HOW SHE NOT ONLY TOOK AMAZING PHOTOS, BUT PROVIDED EXPERTISE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE PHOTO-SHOOT."

Family Photography Pricing

This photography investment is something you’ll never regret. The photos hung on my walls are everyday reminders of the memories I’ve created with my loved ones and I want the same for you. There’s no other purchase that you’ll make in your lifetime that you’ll hold closer to your heart than this one. 

You have my word.

My goal at your shoot is tell a story about your family’s connection in a clean, simple and compelling way. I want your photographs to truly represent who you are as a family and encourage you to show your true colours without holding back. As a momma, it’s easy to become anxious about the idea of your children behaving for family photos… I can totally see where you’re coming from! I’ve gained a ton of experience in keeping children engaged with other family members and allowing them to freely explore their surroundings. If things are going a little south, I have a ton of tricks I use to help your family stay present and appreciate the moments unfolding.

I offer two different family packages. 

Please inquire below and I’ll send you everything you need to know about my session pricing and the different options that I have.

I seriously cannot wait to photograph you!

PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE

I’m based in Ontario’s Durham Region and serve the Greater Toronto Area, Northumberland County & the Township of Scugog, but I do travel. I will continue to visit British Columbia once or twice a year to photograph all of my beloved client friends out there.

DEBRA

Dreamy Family Photographs
From our initial interaction, Kristen was extremely professional, friendly and accomodating. I was so impressed with her professionalism and found Kristen wonderful to work with! I loved how she not only took amazing photos, but also provided her expertise in all aspects of the photo-shoot, from sourcing an amazing location to recommending and providing her fabulous closet to ensure a stress-free and camera ready experience. On the shoot, Kristen made sure we were all comfortable and was an absolute pleasure. The pictures were beautiful and would highly recommend her services!

Family photography questions you didn't know you had...

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind

To add, it’s an investment you’ll never regret. You’ll look back on these photos for years and years and then pass them down to your children who will continue to appreciate them. There’s no other product that you’ll purchase in your lifetime that you’ll value more than this one. I promise.

I love photographing the in-between moments. You know, the ones of you fixing your daughter’s hair clip or catching you feel your little babe kick you from the inside out.

My approach to your session is to tell your story. After years of witnessing human connection through my lens, I’ve developed an accurate way of reading the room, the field, the beach or wherever/whatever I’m shooting. I anticipate moments while making you feel at ease and comfortable.

I want my clients to look at their photographs and remember the moments as genuine and real. I take it into my own hands to make sure you are comfortable and not holding back at just how beautiful your relationships are between you and the ones you love.

  • All the help/support/information you require leading up to your shoot.
  • Access to my insanely amazing client closet.
  • Personalized styling for each member attending the session.
  • Customized location suggestions.
  • Your shoot (time dependant on the package you’ve chosen).
  • An online gallery with your artistically edited images (image number dependant on the package you’ve chosen). 

It’s the most magnificent thing ever! I’m not lying… see yourself by checking out these reviews.  I’ve spent all of my our savings (ahahaha) on pieces that photograph like a dream. The items have been chosen based on textures, sizing, movement and colour. All women’s pieces are size adjustable and look great on all sorts of body types. Most pieces fit a wide range of sizes (with the help of elastic waists, ties and adjustable straps). My children’s closet is just as good. It ranges from size newborn-8. I also offer trendy jewellery and hats to add a little extra pizazz and personality. You can learn more about my client closet here.

If the weather is predicted to be too wet or cold, I am happy to find another date that works! I like to look at the hourly forecast and make our decision based off of that (since we all know how quickly the weather can shift!).

It’s simple and painless. After receiving an inquiry from you (you can connect with me here), I’ll be in touch within 48 hours, sending over all the info you need to know! Once you are ready to book, you can select a date and time on my booking calendar, pay your deposit (via credit card or e-transfer) and fill out your contract. You and I will work wonders at styling you and loved one(s), I’ll suggest some stellar locations and answer all of your questions along the way. On the day of the shoot, all you have to worry about is showing up on time. I’ll make sure your session represents who you are and the mutual love that’s present.

  • All the help/support/information you require leading up to your shoot.
  • Access to my insanely amazing client closet.
  • Personalized styling for each member attending the session.
  • Customized location suggestions.
  • Your shoot (time dependant on the package you’ve chosen).
  • An online gallery with your artistically edited images (image number dependant on the package you’ve chosen). 

Test shots and photos of the same pose with unflattering expressions will be discarded. I will never withhold an image that I feel my clients will appreciate. You will receive a gallery of photos I’ve felt are the best and you’ll be able to choose your favourites from there. You will also be given the option to purchase the entire gallery.

I have found a print lab that will not disappoint. You can order prints and other photo products directly through your gallery. I encourage my clients to spend a little extra to get top quality.

Although you have the go-ahead to take your photos to a print shop, I highly recommend you using the printing service I provide. It’s always a shame to see photographs finished poorly. Your vibrant, 3-dimensional photographs could end up looking dull and flat if you take them into a nonprofessional print lab.

Yes! You will be granted access to a password protected, online gallery where you can download your photos. You will also be able to send this gallery to your friends and family so they can download the images too! The gallery has a cart ordering system and gives you the opportunity to order photographs if you wish.

When you book a 1 hour shoot with me, you will receive anywhere from 60-100 beautifully edited digital images to choose from. A 1 hour session includes 25 digital photos but you do have the option to purchase the entire gallery if you wish to.

You bet! My job is not complete without making you an heirloom that you will cherish for the rest of your lives. You can be as much or as little involved in the album design process as you want. I take a lot of pride in my albums. The paper quality is amazing, but what really gets me excited is how true to colour the prints are to your computer screen. What you see on your computer is what you are going to get in print form, unlike most albums where the colour is very dull. I do offer parent albums, which are a bit smaller and thinner.

You will see a “sneak peek” within 48 hours following our shoot together. Your full gallery will be delivered 4-6 weeks following your session via an online gallery or if you decide to upgrade your package, your photos will be in your hands in 1 week! If you’d like to opt for my rush service, I will provide your gallery within 72 hours. 

Yes! I carefully edit each and every photo that is handed to you. This means that the photographs will have my signature post-production workflow applied to them. I never apply the same edit to a grouping of photographs. I believe in paying close attention to each and every image.

Your session will typically be held at an outdoor location which we will decide on together. If you’d like to have an indoor shoot, we can certainly plan for an at home session or you can rent a studio for an extra cost. Generally newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home, unless the weather allows otherwise.

Styling clients has become one of my expertise. In order for us to decide on what you should wear, I will send you a styling questionnaire to get a better idea of your vision and from there we will choose items from my client closet or I will send you links to items that I believe will be perfect.

No, no, no! I would guess that 99% of my clients have never been photographed before. I am there to help you get the most out of your shoot and will guide you through the whole process. I can honestly say that if I ever get a couple with butterflies in their stomachs, the butterflies fly away within minutes. I like to keep the mood fun, playful and relaxed.

I am based out of the Durham Region, Ontario, serving all places nearby like the Greater Toronto Area, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County. I do make a trip or two year  to British Columbia to serve my west coast clients. I will certainly travel anywhere 🙂

Yay! Visit contact and fill out the form there! I’ve set up a flawless booking system that will make it quick and easy for you to secure a date.
A signed contract and a retainer are required at the time of booking. The remaining fee is due the day before your session date.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind