The chaos of today will be one of your favorite memories.

hey mama, i’m so happy you’re here!

LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF

I am a homeschooling mama to three beautiful souls. They are wild and adventurous and really are my favorite people. We have so much fun together and there’s no one I’d rather spend my days with. The start of motherhood for me was also the start of my photography journey! My littles are my inspiration and the drive behind my art. I want to capture your families love and connection in the exact way that I want mine captured. I photograph with my heart and my hope is that seeing your own story through my lens reveals how honest and passionate the love of your family really is.

I am based out of Central Alberta and spend my time photographing families between the Canmore area and the West Coast! I have been a family photographer for 8 years and have taught along-side talented photographers world wide! Most of my time is currently invested in hosting shootouts and teaching online education. What a beautiful career this has turned out to be!

I’m not just snapping photos

It means the world to me that you want me to document your family. I pour my heart into my sessions and I want to capture your family as true and honest as you’ll allow. I want you to have heartfelt art that brings you back to this exact moment in your life. I’m not just snapping photos, I’m intentionally capturing your families love story.

It’s your new favorite memory

I want today to be a memory that you never forget. I focus on capturing the fun, the chaos, and all of the in-between. It might be a session full of sweet moments with laughter and cuddles, or it might be beautiful chaos with big feelings, and that’s the beauty of documenting this exact season of your life.

I care about your family and I’m truly honored that I get to document your family.

We’ll chat a lot between booking your session to meeting you in person, and I feel like I get to know my families very well. I care about what your kids are interested in and what makes them laugh. I understand the way you want your family documented and the sweet moments you never want to forget. I see you when you tell me that you’re rarely in photos and this session is really special to you. You’ll never look back and regret being in photos with your children.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT

PRICING

three sweet collections

ADVENTURE COLLECTION 1

Locations : Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis, Calgary, Vancouver, & Vancouver Island

60+ images from your session. Your gallery is hand-edited by Nicole and will be delivered digitally for you to download, share, and print.

ADVENTURE COLLECTION 2

Locations : Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis, Calgary, Vancouver, & Vancouver Island

15 images from your session. Your gallery is hand-edited by Nicole and will be delivered digitally for you to select your images, download, share, and print.

Clothing items that are purchased by the model family can be traded to the photographer for a store credit towards additional images.

You will have the option to upgrade your gallery for $40/image, or $400 for the full gallery of 60+ images (regular $2200).

ADVENTURE COLLECTION 3

Locations : Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis, Calgary, Vancouver, & Vancouver Island

5 images from your session. Your gallery is hand-edited by Nicole and will be delivered digitally for you to select your images, download, share, and print.

Clothing items that are purchased by the model family can be traded to the photographer for a store credit towards additional images.

You will have the option to upgrade your gallery for $40/image, or $400 for the full gallery of 60+ images (regular $2200).

STYLING YOUR FAMILY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!

I’ve taken the stress out of wardrobe planning by creating a beautifully curated client closet for my clients to wear during their session with me. Not only does my closet save you the stress of trying to find the perfect piece, it saves you from purchasing a new dress!

THE PROCESS FROM BEGINNING TO END

01.

Let’s get to know each other!

Booking your session + getting personal

I will reach out to you with the time and location of your session, along with a questionnaire to ensure that we are a good fit for each other.

To ensure your commitment to the session, a retainer of $200 and a signed contract is required. When choosing my model family, it is very important that you can commit 100% to the session as I am often teaching other photographers and therefore the session cannot be rescheduled. If you do not show up to the session, I cannot teach the group that I have waiting on you. After your session takes place, your retainer of $200 will be refunded to you. The sessions run rain or shine. I know this can be intimidating if it’s pouring rain, but I promise that it will be worth it and it will be so much fun! We might move to a treed area for coverage, or dance barefoot in the rain. My chosen family really needs to be up for any challenge that comes our way. Curious to see what a session in the rain looks like? Feel free to ask! It happens more often than you think!

We’ll chat a lot between booking your session to meeting you in person, and I feel like I get to know my families very well! I care about what your kids are interested in and what makes them laugh, and I’ll send you out a questionnaire before your session that covers all of those little (but so important) details.

I will style your entire family for you and send you links to purchase within your budget! Clothing items that are purchased by the model family can be traded to the photographer for a store credit towards additional images if you wish to do so. I try to style my families from stores like H&M and Zara to keep it affordable.

02.

It’s time for your session!

WHAT A SESSION WITH ME LOOKS LIKE

We’ve picked the perfect location and your family is beautifully styled! We’ll arrive at our location around 1 hour before sunset to capture your family until the golden light fades away. I am here to document your family for who you are in this exact moment. We won’t be moving quickly through poses, but instead we will slow down, adventure, and be vulnerable. Breathe your children in, touch their hair, and fall into this moment with them. We will play, laugh, and dance the night away, and it’s going to be one of your favorite memories.  Be fully in the moment with your family and let go of any body fears or looking perfect. I want genuine fun and laughter from mom AND dad!

There will be anywhere from 1 to 10 photographers in front of you! We’ll chat more about the session you’ll be modelling for.

We will authentically capture your family and all of the wild in between

My favorite sessions are the ones full of chaos and the ones that don’t go “as planned”

03.

Time to get pumped, your gallery is on it’s way!

PRINT BEAUTIFUL ART

You’ll receive your gallery in a maximum of 6 weeks (at peak times). Your photos will be delivered through an online gallery, where you can download, print, and share your images! You’ll have access to my online store where you can purchase beautiful, professional quality product, for your home. You will have the option of upgrading your gallery for $40/image or $400 for the full gallery.

tips to a successful

Family Session

01.

Happy vibes only

Let the little things go

Say no to micromanaging little ones during your session with me. We’ll follow their lead and redirect when we can, but scolding or discipling takes the fun out of the session. It’s in your hands to allow the magic of your family to unfold.

Embrace the chaos and let things happen naturally. There’s a 100% chance that things won’t go exactly as planned. The kids might cry, run away, fall in the dirt, get wet, or have a full blown meltdown. Trust me when I tell you that photographing little ones is my jam and I promise we are still getting incredible photos, so never stress or apologize for your kids. Just remember to smile and laugh through the chaos. There’s a good chance that I’m still capturing beautiful moments (even though you don’t see it). You will love your photos (and the memory) so much more if you make the most of every moment.

02.

Prepare your family to slow down and be in the moment

get readt for a fun family adventure

When Dad’s show up to a photoshoot, they almost always want to look at the camera and smile (and they try to get the kids to do the same), so preparing your family for a care-free documentary session is very beneficial. We won’t be moving quickly through poses, but instead we will slow down, adventure, and be vulnerable. Breathe your children in, touch their hair, and fall into this moment with them. Engage your kids by asking them questions, telling stories and jokes, twirling, and dancing.

Model Call Prep

Below you will find my model call prep, so you are ready for your session and you know exactly how it will flow.

Hair + Makeup

I find that Mama’s hair photographs best when its center parted and styled with brushed out/loose waves, and young girls hair is best wavy/natural. This helps to add emotion in an image, especially if its windy.
Avoid: Updos, bows, or headbands (unless we’ve worked it into the styling)

A natural or light makeup photographs great.
Avoid: A dark/heavy eyeshadow or liner. Please do not wear lipstick or gloss as it transfer’s to your littles ones faces.


Jewelry + Tan Lines

I usually opt for no jewelry, but a simple gold layered necklace or gold hoop earring can add interest to your wardrobe. Rings are always encouraged!
Feel free to reach out to me if there is a piece you’d like to incorporate into styling.

Tan lines and summer go hand in hand, but they can make editing quite challenging. If possible, try and even out tan lines before the session if your wardrobe does not cover them.
Sunglass, back/chest, and watch tans are the most difficult to remove.

Session Prep

There will be a group of photographers, so I’ll keep you in one spot/pose for longer than what feels comfortable to make sure all the ladies get a chance to capture it. If you can work to keep your children engaged with you as much as possible, that helps so much! Ask them questions, be silly, have them play with your hair, nose kisses, play eye spy, etc.

I’ll guide everyone into poses, but absolutely keep moving when you’re in that pose. Swaying, dancing, playing with your hair, tickling the kids, etc. Be super handsy and lovey with each other. The best images come from moments that happen naturally. If the children need to come and go that’s completely fine, we’ll just keep adapting and following their lead.

The session will run approx 60-90 minutes. Feel free to bring water, snacks, and extra layers for walking to and from our location. Most of the sessions end in children being wet and dirty, so I recommend packing an extra pair of clothes and towel if needed.

Prep Dad’s for a documentary style session where instead of looking at the camera, we will capture sweet moments as a family. Dad’s usually get a good workout in from lifting, throwing, and chasing the kids 🙂