montreal family photographer

Montreal & Quebec Family Photography

For me photographing families is about capturing a moment in your family’s history, whether that be the birth of a newborn, a time when your kids are full of life and cheeky smiles or a significant event like a birthday or family vacation. I have photographed all kinds of families throughout Quebec and overseas and the shoots are always great fun.

I’m not a big fan of studio photography. Kids can’t be themselves when they’re in an environment that doesn’t allow them to play, explore and relax and just be kids. I also avoid anything that I find cheesy, like putting your baby in a basket or forcing kids into a pose they would never be in on any other day. I want to give you gorgeous photographs that represent your family in a real way, with your children having fun and enjoying our time together. That’s why I don’t charge by the hour. Kids don’t always do as they’re told. I know, I have 3 of my own! So, in my family portrait sessions, I don’t limit the time. That allows the little ones to get used to me being around and not feel like they have to perform for the camera. Most sessions last between two to three hours and that gives me time to capture a wide variety of great photos that will become treasured by your family for generations.

Take a look at this slideshow from a recent shoot. Hopefully, it’ll give you more of an idea of how I like to photograph family sessions…

For locations, I prefer to shoot outdoors in a place where children can be safe and have fun. Sometimes, especially with very young kids, we stay in and around the home. Often we’ll start at home and then head out somewhere great. That way we get even more variety. But it’s totally up to you.

The best time to shoot is very early morning or the last couple of hours before the sun sets. But that might not be when your kids are in the best mood so we can schedule the session to suit their mood. You know them best. Tired or hungry children do not like having their photo taken!

The session itself is $600 + tx and includes all the edited hi-resolution images with full permission to print. Cool stuff like framed prints and coffee table books are available to purchase after the photos are delivered if you wish. I usually only shoot one session per day so you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the shoot. Family sessions usually last a couple of hours but we stay flexible so we catch the kids at their best. To book a date or find out more info please drop me an email via the Contact Page. At the moment I’m still learning French so if French is your first language please note that I’m still a beginner.

Oh, and yeah, you can bring your dog 🙂

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