2023 Holiday Mini Sessions

Time to get ready for hot chocolate, Christmas trees and all the cookies! We will catch an updated family portrait for your holiday cards and spend some time playing and documenting your true connection and joy! This session is high energy and kid-led! No stiff smiles or awkward posing, I promise!

Two locations to choose from!

2023 Fall Holiday Sessions are sold out!

Together we raised $240 for Griff's Gang to support oncology families at CHEO. Thank you so much for your support!

November 4, 2023

Beautiful birch tree lined trail

in Nepean ON

November 12, 2023

Cedarhill Christmas Tree Farm

in Pakenham, ON

Images will be delivered to you in one week to ensure plenty of time to order those holiday cards!


- 15 min of photography time

- 5 edited digital images of your choice for download, with option to upgrade gallery for more

- Access to my session guide to help you plan and prepare

$15 of each mini session booked for fall will be donated to the CHEO Foundation in Griffin's name. Griff is a local Ottawa boy who is fighting his 4th fight with cancer. You can read more about his story on his Mom's Instagram @littlepressco.

Together we have raised $1308.75 for various charities so far this year!

All family types welcome! 2SLGBTQ+ friendly!


When will the next mini sessions be open for booking?

Spring and Summer Minis are released in March. Fall and Holiday Minis are released in August. Join my email list to get first dibs on sessions!

What if it rains or the weather is awful?

Rain dates are planned for the following day if needed, but we can work together to find a rescheduling solution if those dates don't work for your family.

What if I get sick?

Please don't come to your session if anyone in your party has symptoms of Covid-19 or any other illness! While mini sessions are non-refundable, I am happy to reschedule to another day when everyone is feeling better.


2 weeks from our shoot to gallery delivery. I'll always do my best to share some sneak peeks on social media if you've given permission to share online.


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, classic patterns, items without large logos or words.

What if my kids won't smile?

I'm sort of a kid-whisperer. I have never not won a kid over during a session! And, with my candid, lifestyle approach we can capture beautiful moments and images no matter what!

How many photos do we get?

Mini Sessions include 5 photos of your choice with the option to upgrade to the full gallery.

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. You'll be asked during the booking questionnaire if you'd like your images kept private.

Can we bring our extended family?

Due to the short time frame these sessions are designed for immediate household members only.

Mom and toddler play on a birch tree lined trail in Ottawa, Ontario, by Ottawa Family Photographer Kate Steele
Mom and toddler smile on a birch tree lined trail in Ottawa, Ontario, by Ottawa Family Photographer Kate Steele
Girl dances on a birch tree lined trail in Ottawa, Ontario, by Ottawa Family Photographer Kate Steele
Child feeds chickadees on a snowy birch tree lined trail in Ottawa, Ontario, by Ottawa Family Photographer Kate Steele