unposed, nostalgic & authentic

family photos, PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY, exactly as you are

SHANNON-MAY

Why Documentary 

 

Each day your kiddos are doing

adorable things, reaching new milestones, and growing up way too fast. You want to document the simple moments as much as the big ones, but you also want to be in those photos with your children as you document their childhood.

 

And thirty years from now, your kids will be glad you were too. 

I love nostalgic images and am inspired by the connections that parents have with their children. I love when parents focus on being in the moment with their kids and how this brings out genuine smiles, laughter and moments of tenderness that no amount planning or posing can make happen.

When I photograph your family I imagine your kids remembering their childhood through these photographs. This idea guides me as I ask, "what will mean the most to them when they are grown?"

This is why I believe so much in the importance of candidly documenting your family exactly as you are, and unposed.

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What  to  Expect 

If you're looking for a photographer to whom you can open your hearts and home, and who will see your family the way you do, then look no further! This is what our in-home, unposed and candid family sessions are designed for. 

 

Pricing 

Collections have been designed to provide a thorough photography experience.

Included with each collection is the unposed photography session at your home, the high-resolution and retouched digital images with full printing rights and a print credit to be used in our online print shop.

Collections begin with at $579.

Documentary Session Pricing

 

The Starter

Includes:

  • A 90-minute documentary photo session at a location of your choice.

  • 50 - Digital Images.

  • $100 print credit to be used in our online print shop.

  • Print ordering consultation.

Price: $579, plus HST

The Keepsake

Includes:

  • A 3-hour documentary  photo session at a location of your choice.

  • Unlimited Retouched Digital Images. 

  • A video slideshow featuring the story of the day.

  • $100 print credit to be used in our online print shop.

  • Print ordering consultation.

Price: $779, plus HST

The Heirloom

Includes:

  • A 6-hour documentary  photo session at a location of your choice.

  • Unlimited Retouched Digital Images. 

  • A 30-page keepsake photo book.

  • A video slideshow featuring the story of the day.

  • $100 print credit to be used in our online print shop.

  • Print ordering consultation.

Price: $1679, plus HST

Session Ideas

Just a few ideas to get you thinking for your in-home documentary session!

Baking chocolate chip cookies


Your kids will love this and I will encourage them to be as messy as possible. And, the end of the end session - everyone gets a treat!




New Baby and other milestones


new baby, first steps, last day of grade one, first day of grade twelve. These moments can define your children and I'd love to be there to document them for you.




In the garden


Endless possibilities for captivating photos of your family working together in the yard. Planting a tree - how cool to have it photographed and in thirty years when you children are adutls they can show their own kids photos of when they were small and help grandma and grandpa plant the maple tree in their backyard.




Bedtime routine


Following dinner, this session idea aims to captures the chaos and the sweet moments of your nightly bedtime routine with kids (cleaning-up, brushing teeth, bed time stories, cuddle with mom or dad, jumping on the bed. This one is usually best planned for a Friday night!




Sandcastle building at the cottage


be in the moment with your kids as they build the most epic sandcastle on the beach near your cottage, and I'll be there to photograph it all.




A day in the life of your family at home


From breakfast to bed-time, plan a session for a full day in your life!




A back to school shopping trip.


This was something I always looked forward to experiencing with my mom. I'd love to have some photos of us together from one of our shopping trips.




Fishing with Dad


there was a small trout farm near where I grew-up and my dad would take my brothers and me there every summer. my mom would come if she wasn't working. i would give anything to have some photo documentation of this.




Seasonal activities, such as decorating the Christmas Tree


christmas is full of amazing family-filled traditions to be photographed!




Family game night


no explanation needed - just an awesome idea!





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