2020 portrait sessions
We've had quite a year so far haven't we? Of all the things I imagined 2020 could be filled with, surviving a pandemic was not on the list!
I know these are crazy unbelievable times, and so many things are so very different, but if anything good could come out of all this it must be knowing for sure the connections and relationships that mean the most to us.
Portrait sessions will look a bit different too! For now, outdoor sessions or indoor spaces where we can practise physical distancing will be a must. As will being extra contentious in making sure everyone is well and healthy.
So let's all hope for a beautiful, healthy summer and fall...
I'm so excited to see you all again, I've got new processes and health & safety measures. While there are no guarantees, I want everyone to feel as comfortable and safe as possible knowing I have our collective well-being top of mind.
Contracts, paperwork, questionnaires + payments are all done online.
Consultations + planning can all be done by phone, email or zoom.
With my lenses I can safely keep a 6ft (2m) physical distance.
If for some unforeseeable reason we need to be closer, I can wear a mask.
Final images are delivered by digital download in your private gallery.
Prints + artwork can be shipped directly from the manufacturer or curbside pick-up.
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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 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 a link to your client portal, it will have a link to your invoices, a family questionnaire, getting ready suggestions, including clothing suggestions & any special items you will need. I will be in touch just prior to your session to catch up, make sure everyone is feeling healthy, finalize the details, location and make sure we are all prepared!
viewing your proofs
Typically within a 1 week after your session (times may vary during busy season) you will receive a link online proofing gallery containing the best (watermarked) images from your session! This is when you will select the keepers for your online gallery and any prints or products. There is a quick 2 day turn around for orders so I can get them ready for you asap!
delivery of your prints & products
Once payment for your order is processed, I will do any final re-touching to your images, remove the watermarks and upload the final images to your private online gallery. Delivery times vary depending on when and what you order, but generally it can be anywhere from 2-3 weeks (times may vary during peak seasons).
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 your most special things, which aren't really "things" are they?
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 $500 for a regular session or $300 for a mini session. Each session includes some 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 the session fee +hst is due to reserve your date. Payments are accepted by EMT (email money transfer). Service fees apply for credit card payments.
If you have a special celebration coming up, consider a gift card for session fees and/or products (available in any denomination).
To inquire about a specific price list and to see available dates.