fall sessions.

My favourite time of year is on it’s way back around. The air is cooler. The sweaters are coming out. Everything on the menus has pumpkin spice in it. This can only mean one thing: TIME TO BOOK YOUR FALL PHOTO SESSION! HBH_0726copy.jpg

The month of October is hands down my busiest month and it books really quickly. I’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year so here are your options!

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Fall Mini Sessions

  • These sessions will take place on all four weekends of October in Antigonish. Spaces are limited. Only when I’ve received a deposit is your spot reserved. Upon reservation, you can change the date of your session if need be (rain, or otherwise) however no refunds will be offered if you can’t make it.
  • I will be hosting these sessions at two different locations. Location 1 is Beaver Mountain Park and Location 2 is Arisaig Park.
  • They are 30 minutes long.
  • Sessions are $200 tax inc ($50 deposit upon booking, $150 due on the day of your session.) Cash/cheque or e-transfer are accepted.
  • 15 final high resolution files with print rights.
  • Christmas card template included.
  • Maximum 5 people. If you have a larger group, we can totally chat about your needs!

Fall Lifestyle Sessions

  • Sessions can happen anytime in the month of October or November.
  • It’s recommended you choose your own location when you book your session. Choosing your location gives your images a really genuine feel that tells the story of you and your family! Pick a spot you guys love or somewhere that you hold near and dear to your heart!
  • Sessions are $250 tax inc. ($50 deposit upon booking, $200 due on the day of your session.) Cash/cheque or e-transfer are accepted.
  • You get up to two hours of shooting time if needed.
  • 30+ final high resolution files with print rights.
  • Christmas card template included.
  • Maximum 6 people. If you have a larger group, we can find something that suits your accommodates you!

What should I bring?

Bring a blanket in case you don’t want to get your butts wet. Snacks for the little ones are always a great idea. I totally welcome you to bring your furry family members and above all, bring your best smiles!

What should we wear?

Good question! I always recommend wearing something you’re comfortable in. My golden rule is to choose three colours that you can mix and match with your family. This ensures you look put together but not too matchy matchy. There are some great links below for some more help to ensure you guys look your best!

What happens if it rains on the day our session is booked?

Mother Nature can be tricky to work around. I try my best to reschedule for the next weekend if I can. We’ll make it work – don’t worry!

We’ve never had our photos taken before – what can we expect?

I’m an incredibly laid back photographer. I keep my sessions really light and fun. I tell really bad jokes, pretend to have crazy things on my head to make your kiddos look at me and laugh and I make sure you guys look your best while in front of my lens!

When will we get our photos?

Photos typically take 1-2 weeks to process. Once finished, I’ll shoot you your personalized link where you can download all your images and get to printing and sharing!

Alright. You’ve convinced us. How do we book you?

 

 

jason & heather.

Prior to Jason and Heather’s wedding, we walked around the venue and got to know each other. Jason explained his love for Deadpool and Heather told me “we’re all cryers so look out.”

My kinda people. Deadpool is one of my favourites and I’m also a huge cryer.

I’ve attended hundreds of weddings over the last ten years but this was easily one of the most heartwarming, emotional wedding days I’ve been a part of. I laughed so hard I almost peed myself, I used my sleeve a few too many times to wipe away tears and by the end, I felt like I’d known them all my life! The love these two share makes my heart so happy and judging by all the laughter and happy tears that flowed all day, I’m not the only one!

Thank you for letting me experience your happiest day, guys! xxDSC_5353 copyDSC_5364 copyDSC_5381 copyDSC_5390 copyDSC_5475 copyDSC_5592 copyDSC_5742 copyDSC_5771 copyDSC_6001 copyDSC_6366 copyDSC_6296 copyDSC_6049 copyDSC_5694 copyDSC_6195 copyDSC_6205 copyDSC_6148 copyDSC_6622 copyDSC_6777 copyDSC_6822 copyDSC_6774 copyDSC_7447 copyDSC_7542 copy

the macinnis family.

I had so much fun with this family! Sisters Cameron & Annie took me back to when my own sister, Olivia and I were around the same age back in the early 90’s. They have the cutest little connection and it made my heart so happy! Sister love is my favourite kind of love!

This session was more about going for a walk in the woods, blowing bubbles, throwing rocks in the ocean and giggling up a storm than it was about getting the perfect family photo. I think that’s how it should be! Family photos should be fun and not stressful! These guys made my job easy!

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mr & mrs dawson.

This wedding. This couple. This day.

To sum it up briefly, I left with my heart so full that I smiled the whole way home and for many days after.

I knew I found the right people when I walked in the door the day before the wedding and was given a lobster and a beer right away – a sure sign these are “my kinda people.”

Brianne and Jeff chose to get married in Cape Jack, Nova Scotia on a property near and dear to her family, directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they said “I do” with the sun beating down on their smiles and their hair wild from the strong wind “The Cape” is prone to.

Weddings get me. I will arrive to a wedding barely knowing anyone and still end up crying my eyes out at the speeches as if I’ve known them forever. I try to be one of the family by the end of the night and I did both of those things at the Dawson wedding.

I just love love loved this day so much! Thank you both for letting me be a part of your special day!

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ryan & bailey // expecting.

When Bailey told me she was pregnant, I bawled like a baby. I cried even more when they asked me to be a godmama! I couldn’t be more honoured and excited to be a part of their lives but even more so now.

See you in February 2018, baby VanOirschot!

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the boucher’s.

I was invited to join Laurie, Jacques & their beautiful family at their beach cottage. The forecast had threatened rain a few days prior but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky that evening. To say we lucked out was an understatement.

The couple have been bringing their three children here for nearly two decades. They’ve spent endless days at the beach just a flight of stairs away and many nights stargazing around a fire once the sun went down. It’s a magical spot and I can see why they love it so much!

Our session was full of laughs, hugs and love. I often get people to hug in photos and each time I got them to do this, it was immediately followed by a kiss on the forehead. THAT’S A LOT OF FREAKIN’ LOVE! It comes so natural to this bunch and it tugged so hard at my heartstrings!

After we finished the photos, I was immediately thrown a beer and invited to sit by the fire. I was so captivated by the many stories the family had to share that I hadn’t even realized three hours had gone by. The cherry on top was listening to the memories the children’s grandparents, Neil & Charlotte had to share about watching the kids grow up.

I say it all the time but I’m so so so lucky to do what I do. This job puts the some of the most incredible people in my path and it just makes my heart so full!

Thank you so much guys for the incredible evening! It was a Sunday night well spent 🙂DSC_7732 copyDSC_7847 copyDSC_7776 copyDSC_7843 copyDSC_7825 copyDSC_7968 copyDSC_7932 copyDSC_7901 copyDSC_8024 copyDSC_8037 copyDSC_8049 copyDSC_8113 copyDSC_8102 copyDSC_8092 copy

the grady bunch.

When it comes to booking a photo session for your family, choosing a location is among one of the harder things to settle on. I have a few spots in my local area that I use consistently but I love when clients invite me to their special spots. It always makes the photos mean so much more!

When I arrived at Terry & Allison’s, the sky threatened rain. I walked in the house, was greeted with a big squeeze and without skipping a beat, Allison looked at my feet and said “I hope you’ve got rubber boots.”

This is my kind of session.

The family planned on taking my by boat to a little island near their house called “Ragged Head.” They spent many hours with their five children playing here. It seemed like the only suitable place. We jetted across by boat and arrived to find that the kids had already started a bonfire! After a few burnt marshmallows (Thanks Jessie-Lee!) we started telling embarrassing stories and the laughs flowed effortlessly for the remainder of the session. If that didn’t make my “job” easy enough; LOOK AT HOW GORGEOUS THIS FAMILY IS!

As we lost daylight, we retreated to the families cottage where I was serenaded by the entire family. Not only am I a HUGE fam of cozy cottages by the ocean but I’m an even bigger fan of getting a live performance by a super talented bunch who make harmony’s look effortless.

I left this session with my heart so full. I am so grateful that families trust me to capture the love they share for each other in photos so they can cherish those moments forever. DSC_0548 copyDSC_0535 copyDSC_0606 copyDSC_0624 copyDSC_0770 copyDSC_0829 copyDSC_0811 copyDSC_0943 copyDSC_0962 copyDSC_0989-2 copyDSC_1012-2 copy