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I am so excited to meet you and capture your storytelling session! A session with me is focused on taking the time to slow down and really appreciate long embraces, the quiet moments and the connection and love your family shares. During our session we intentionally make time to say the words we don’t always say. We will slow down, we will breathe in our beautiful babies, and we will embrace whatever this day blesses us with. Today is a day that you will remember forever. You wil look back years from now and this will be one of your favorite memories of you and your children. It will be raw and authentic, and this is your story. I want to show that you lived passionately and loved wildly.

• Take advantage of your online stylist

You will see that I mention this a few times through-out your guide because I absolutely believe that coordinating outfits is one of the most important (and usually the most stressful) parts of planning your family session! Included in your collection is access to your own personal online stylist that dresses the entire family! It’s an amazing (free to you!) tool that I think every family should take advantage of!

• Prepare your family

When Dads show up to a photoshoot they almost always look at the camera and smile (and work hard to get the kids to do the same!), so preparing the family for a lifestyle documentary session is very beneficial. Be prepared to adventure around and connect together as a family. This is just a fun family outing, and a photographer (Me!) just happens to be there documenting that. Prep the kids days in advance and let them know the games we will play and adventures that we will go on!

• Let them be little

Let’s let them be little! I want you to remember this carefree time in your children’s life and I want to capture them for who they are in this exact moment. I want them running in tall grass with sticks, throwing rocks in the water, playing barefoot in the mud, getting dirty, blowing dandelions, and most of all just being kids! That’s what this session is all about and probably a big part of why you chose me as your photographer. Micromanaging little ones (especially toddlers) can be detrimental to your session. If they cry and need snuggles, let’s take advantage of that and soak up those sweet moments.

• Slow down + Engage

Understand that we are not just stopping in a location for a quick pose, and onto the next. We will roam, adventure, and be in the moment. We are in no hurry to go anywhere, and the best images come from the quiet intimate moments that can only happen when we allow ourselves to slow down and be vulnerable. Think as if you are cuddling on the couch...breathe your children in, touch their hair, and fall into this moment with them. Engage your little ones by playing, twirling, running circles, dancing, asking questions, telling jokes, and the list goes on.

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WARDROBE TIPS FOR A BEAUTIFUL, TIMELESS GALLERY

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The movement of your dress in the wind, the lace details that the light shines through oh-so-beautifully, and as simple as the look of skin to skin with your little one. These details are something that most don’t notice, and that’s why I am here to help! I want to tell your organic story, and it starts with your wardrobe.

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COMPLIMENT & COORDINATE BUT DON’T GET TOO MATCHY! Find a color palette that you love and choose outfits that compliment each other without looking too matchy-matchy. Opt for neutrals with a softer palette that has different ranges in tone of the same shades.

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For women and girls: long flowy dresses help create a feeling of movement and emotion in your images. Choose solid colors or timeless prints that compliment your skin tone. You can find amazing pieces at Free People, Forever 21, Wren & Ivory, and Vici Dolls. I also highly recommend wearing your hair down for added emotional impact in your images.

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For men and boys: V neck t-shirts and button ups in solid neutral colors with fitted shorts or pants.

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We are creating a memory of your favorite day. I want you to choose clothing that reflects who you are as a person and makes you feel beautiful and confident.

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I would say somewhere around 100% of my sessions end with families getting wet or dirty, so prepare for it and bring a change of clothes to ride home in!

Vancouver Family Photographer - Nicole Park

THE GREEN FAMILY FILM

STYLING

I am so thrilled to offer my clients exclusive access to my online stylist. Mom’s also have access to all dresses in my client wardrobe, which can be found directly in the stylist wardrobe options. Access will be given once your session is secured.

DEPOSIT

To secure your session date a non-refundable deposit of $400 and a signed contract are required. The deposit will be applied to your session fee that is due 24 hours prior to your photoshoot.

GALLERY DELIVERY

Your online gallery will be delivered to your email within 4 weeks of your session date. Please download your gallery in multiple places for safe keepings. Your images will be ready for immediate download, and your gallery will stay active for 3 months.

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THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SESSION

Includes sessions in Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff, or Drumheller.
60+ High resolution digital images.
90 minutes of shooting time.
Online personal stylist and client wardrobe.

$1200 + GST
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THE VANCOUVER SESSION

Includes sessions in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
60+ High resolution digital images.
90 minutes of shooting time.
Online personal stylist and client wardrobe.
Please see my Vancouver FAQ page for info.

$1200 + GST

A LOOK INTO STYLE & SELECT

Vancouver Family Film Photographer - Nicole Park

THE KHAN FAMILY FILM

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