Capturing the authentic interactions between my clients and memorializing the honest and genuine love for one another is one of my favourite parts of being a photographer. We will help guide you throughout the process to ensure a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, but our objective and passion is to capture sincere moments that will commemorate your family’s bond season to season.
During your session, we will incorporate a little bit of everything. Unlike the strict and confining space of studio portraits, we encourage movement and interaction for a lively and synergetic atmosphere that will capture the organic moments of your life to reminisce on. We love to have fun!
Brendan is Amazing!! I absolutely love the photos he did of our family! Both him and his assistant were awesome and fun to work with and I couldn’t be happier
My son and I did our first mini photoshoot with Brendan. We had a blast. I really appreciated the patience he had with my 4 year old, who particularly silly that day. The pictures were incredible and authentic – I felt the joy and the love in the photographs. I absolutely treasure them.
What is your shooting style?
As a lifestyle photographer, my style is geared towards capturing real moments. This means prioritizing genuine interactions rather than posing and creating a fun atmosphere – because that’s when the magic happens!
What if my kids won’t engage?
Many children are shy or have a hard time posing for photos, which is why we focus on having a fun experience rather than forcing poses. Just enjoy each other’s company and we will take care of the photos!
Can I cancel/reschedule my appointment?
We can absolutely cancel or reschedule an appointment for you, however please keep in mind that your deposit is non-refundable and all appointment reschedules are subject to a $100 rescheduling fee.
Are sessions indoors or outdoors?
We are able to accommodate both indoor or outdoor sessions. Please communicate with us your preferences and we would be happy to bring your vision to life!
When should I book?
Booking in advance is recommended to ensure availability. Please reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-660-0114 to inquire about current slot openings and book your session.
How long is the typical photoshoot?
The duration of your photoshoot depends on your selected session type, number of locations and the number of desired wardrobe changes. Sessions can be anywhere between 20 minutes to a full day. To get an approximate time estimation, please email us with your desired photography package and location preferences.
When is my payment due?
Upon booking, a non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your date. The remainder of your balance is due following your photo session. Photos cannot be provided until your balance payment has been made in full.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently accept cash, e-transfer, and all major credit cards.
What happens if it rains?
No need to worry! If your scheduled session date is interrupted by rain, we can either select an alternate location, reschedule for another date, or capture some photos in the rain!
5 Wardrobe Tips
- 1) Don’t match, coordinate
- 2) Don’t be too seasonal
- 3) Avoid patterns.
- 4) Dress To Impress
- 5) Break It In
Pick a colour combination for your family to work within to ensure a cohesive style. We do not recommend wearing a single colour or having each family member wearing different patterns and colours. Coordination is key!
While the idea of seasonal outfits may be appealing (for example, Christmas or Halloween themed), our aim is to produce photos that you can display in your home year round! If you are interested in booking a session that is themed, please reach out to us to inquire about specialty sessions!
We recommend earth tones, textures, and solid colours. This will ensure a timeless and classic look and will guarantee that your outfits are still in style years from now.
Fitted clothing is preferred over baggy or loose fitting frocks (for example, baggy jeans, sweatpants or loose fitting shirts and blouses). Aim for clothing that is slightly tighter than what you would normally wear. We recommend layers to provide visual interest and movement, such as a dress with a shawl or cardigan.Simplicity is always best, so when in doubt keep in mind that “less is more.”
Avoid patterns and stripes.
For children, comfortable clothing that has been “broken in” for a few days prior to your session is recommended. This ensures your child becomes used to the feeling of wearing that outfit, and makes for a much more enjoyable photo session.
Edmonton offers some amazing scenery. If you’re looking for a spot nearby, please let me know and I would love to offer some ideas! Think of places that compliment your personality and are accessible for everyone.
What to bring
We recommend bringing whatever you need to ensure a comfortable experience. Water and snacks are always an excellent idea. If preferred, makeup can be brought for touch-ups. Four legged friends are more than welcome if well socialized and your chosen location allows pets. For sessions in the warmer months, sunscreen and bug spray is recommended.
Evening or morning light (also known as the golden hour) is our favourite time to take photographs. We try to schedule all sessions either early in the morning or an hour before sunset when possible.
It’s all in the details
Here are a couple other preparation details and suggestions:
- Avoid logos, as they can be distracting.
- Neutral colors such as beige, white, black, tan and grey often photograph the best, I’m always a big fan of earthy tones that compliment your skin tones and don’t conflict with common background elements.
- Always dress with the full length in mind. Include shoes and socks in your wardrobe consideration. Shoe styles should be simple and not distracting.
- If you normally wear glasses, you should wear them for your session as you want you to look like you usually do.
- Wear minimal jewelry for your portrait. Jewelry that you wear on a daily basis is fine, but I usually suggest not to wearing lots of extra jewelry that you usually wouldn’t wear.
- You may be more comfortable with having your hair and make-up professionally done, or you may be more comfortable doing it yourself. Whichever you choose, it is crucial that you feel beautiful and confident.
Your clothing selection and choice of location will contribute to the final feel and look of your photos. Please feel free to contact us with photos of your ideas or questions regarding your session.