The Whole Fam Jam

I love when the whole family comes together. I love capturing everyone’s personality in these big group pictures. Of course that’s challenging to get in one shot, but we always get it. Sometimes families come to the session just hoping we get that one shot because it usually seems a little chaotic since there’s lots of people. But I embrace the children running around wild and free because I’m the type of photographer who follows the children’s lead. I truly think the most important thing with a session that includes children is keeping them happy. If you don’t make the children’s happiness the priority, it can lead to a domino effect of unhappy people and forced smiles. We don’t ever want that. So, we follow the children’s lead, and sometimes they sit calmly for that picture perfect shot and sometimes they jump around which creates images that are so full of love and life. Realistically, photoshoots are supposed to fun, and not something to dread. I know some photographers won’t even photograph extended families because the fact that they are challenging, but I welcome the whole fam jam, and to make things easy, I now have a package called “The Whole Fam Jam” for these very sessions. So get that family together and lets make magic!

This post is featuring some of my favourite shots from these two family sessions. Two wonderful families that I shot on the same weekend. One in the West End and one in the East End. Scroll down and take a peek!


West End


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East End


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A Day in the Life of Emilia

Day in the Life sessions are like no other session. They aren't like my regular lifestyle portrait sessions, they are pure family photojournalism. These are the images that scream nostalgia. These are the images you will look back on and your eyes will fill with tears because they will be so personal to you. They will really mean something. The little humans in your life change so rapidly, so your routines change too. But I will be there to document it all so you will have the memories forever. Early morning bed cuddles, breakfast, maybe a walk to the library or park, or perhaps you need to grocery shop, or do laundry, and maybe you want to pop in to visit the grandparents before heading home to get dinner ready. And then of course we have bath time, and books before cuddling in to bed. Whatever your daily life includes, I will follow you documenting it all.
I know a whole day with me sounds insane, but it will be the best day ever!! I promise! When I show up to your home I certainly won't be looking pretty. I come dressed comfortably, ready to get on the floor with the kids or the dog, ready to lay in the grass to grab the right shot, ready to get paint or baby food on me, and ready to capture your family just as they are, in your every day. These sessions include a whole bunch of pictures along with a super sweet family film.

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***  scroll down to view some favourite images from my day with this fam jam  ***

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Thanks for stopping by!
To see more sweet Films, head on over to the Film Gallery.
And to see more Day in the Life sessions, head on over to the Day in the Life Gallery.

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