in life for someday
you will realize
they were the
So, you are interested in a session? So ... what happens now? Drop me a line & let's get to know each other! You'll ask some questions, I'll ask some questions to get a feel for your needs and expectations, we'll pull out our calendars and book a potential date & session time. Keep in mind, I am booking sessions 1-2+ months in advance - especially weekends and May-December so get in touch asap if you are thinking of booking. Wherever possible I try to make accomodations for maternity and newborns because of course those milestones are so fleeting... When in doubt always message me to check availability.
preparing for your session
Once your retainer (session fee) has been received your date is officially yours! I will send you an info package outlining specifics about what you can expect during your session & how you can best prepare, including clothing suggestions & any special items you will need. I will be in touch just prior to your session to catch up, finalize the details, location and make sure we are both prepared!
viewing your proofs
1-2 weeks after your session you will recieve a link online proofing gallery* containing the best watermarked images from your session! This is when you will select the images for prints, products and digital negatives etc. Your gallery will expire after 2 days, orders and payment is due at this time.*these are watermarked proofs only that you can order from - session fees do not include print-ready digital files.
delivery of your prints & products
Once payment for your order is processed, I will do any final re-touching to your images and prepare them for print or online use. Delivery times vary depending on when and what you order, but generally it can be anywhere from 2-6 weeks.
Sometimes I look around my home and I see all the things that I've paid good money for, or have been generous gifts from others, but they eventually become old news, wear-out or out-grown. Take a peak up on my walls though and you will see our treasures... people I love, places we've been, things we've seen. I'm a believer in surrounding yourself with inspiration.
If you have never worked with a custom portrait photographer, you might do a double-take at the initial cost, especially if you're used to department store prices - but that's because this is not a department store experience, it's so much more... Sessions with me are totally relaxed and FUN! and truly about YOU and your family and whatever is important to you.
At the end of the day you need to feel sure that you have chosen the right photographer for you because it is exactly that ... an investment. Don't feel pressured, take your time, save up and treat yourself when you are ready for it, I'll be here!
"Ally you were amazing with the kids thank you so much! Even my hubby said he had a great time!"
thanks for the love!
Session fees start at $650 for a session (up to one hour) for up to 5 people (additional people are $25 each) and include up to 20 fully edited ready-to-print digital files with a Print+Share Release.
Session fees cover the session time with me, additional products like large-scale prints and canvas wall art are purchased separately (an add-on to the session fee) from your online proofing gallery.
To book a retainer of 50% of the session fee+hst is due to reserve your date. Balance is due when you select your favourite images from your proof galeryPayments are accepted by EMT (email money transfer). Credit cards are accepted (service fee may apply).
If you have a special celebration coming up, consider a gift card for session fees and/or products (available in any denomination).
Since pricing is subject to change without notice, best idea is to drop me a line for a current price list and tell me about yourself, your family & what you are looking for in a session!
To inquire about a specific price list and to see available dates.