Embrace the Magic: Real-Life Family Photography in Ottawa

Welcome to Ottawa's most candid and joy-infused family photography! It's all about capturing those real-life moments that make your heart do a happy dance.

Imagine this: you're cozied up on your couch, surrounded by the delightful chaos of toys and laughter. That's where the real magic happens, my friend. In-home sessions are all about embracing the beautiful messiness of life and immortalizing the love that fills every nook and cranny.


But hey, if you're up for an adventure, we'll gladly hit the streets of Ottawa together! We'll chase sunlight, explore hidden gems, and create some seriously amazing memories.

Now, let's talk about my superpower—making you feel like a million bucks in front of the camera. Trust me, I've got tricks up my sleeve to banish those camera jitters during any portrait session! Prepare for some silly dances, tickle fights, and spontaneous bursts of laughter—because we're here to capture the real, unfiltered you.

KIND WORDS

Kate is an absolute amazing photographer. She is organized and easy going. She is fantastic with kids and always knows the best tricks to get them into the photo taking activities. The results are always fantastic. I absolutely would recommend Kate for any function!

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Liana C.

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Frequently asked questions:

How many people can we have at a session?

Mini Sessions have a short time frame so they are reserved for immediate family members only. Family Sessions at home or on location can include more people, but please keep in mind the more people included the less time we may have for candid moments. If you are interested in an Extended Family Session or a Day in the Life Session please reach out for more information!

How long is a session?

Each session will be different. Family Sessions (at home or on location) are about 60 minutes, and Mini Session timeslots are typically 15-20 minutes long. If you'd like something custom, please reach out! I'd love to chat about your ideas!

How do we get our photos?

They will be published in a password protected gallery for you to download.

How many photos do we get?

Each session type includes different amounts. Family Sessions include all the digital photos for download - usually 30+. Mini Sessions include 5 photos of your choice with the option to upgrade as well.

Whats your turn around time?

It is 3 weeks from our session day to gallery delivery. I don't typically provide sneak peeks as my workflow is faster when I edit a whole session at once. This allows me to get your gallery to you as fast as possible!

How do we book a session?

Reach out on my contact page and I will send you a link to my calendar to see available dates. Or if you already know exactly which session is right for you, there is a direct link to my calendar in the top menu to book online.

Can you help us with planning?

Absolutely! Let me know what your family likes to do together and we can come up with some fun ideas for a photo adventure.

What should we wear?

Wear what makes you comfortable! That's the best part of candid, real life photography. We are capturing you and your family as you are. Items you likely have in your wardrobe that photograph well - solids, patterns, items without large logos or words. Check out my Pinterest page, linked at the bottom of the website to see some boards of ideas sorted by season.

Do you have to share our pictures online?

Absolutely not! Sharing my work is the best way to show others what a session will look like and to build my business, but I understand not everyone is comfortable having their images shared online. If you'd like your images kept private please just let me know during our session and I will send sneak peeks privately via email instead of social media.

What about Covid-19 or other illness?

I am fully vaccinated against covid-19 and will always ensure myself and my clients feel safe. I can wear a mask on request for indoor photoshoots, and we will all complete self-screenings prior to our session to ensure everyone is well. If you or anyone in your family are sick on the day of your session, we will reschedule to a new date that works for us both.

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