FAMILY + NEWBORN STORIES


STARTING AT $690

The story of your family evolves every year. 

Whether you’re bringing a new baby home for the first time, sending that grown baby off to kindergarten, entering the teenage years, or now have more grandchildren than you can count, this is your ever-changing, beautifully chaotic life.

You’re always growing, always living, always experiencing.  But what that feels like from year to year changes.

Let me photograph who you are you are right now.

Different from your yearly posed and smiley family session where you see what everyone looks likeinstead, a storytelling session shows who your family is and what your story is at this moment in time.  

It’s a story worth remembering.  
 

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“Alyssa did a documentary photo session for our family on a rainy Saturday morning. It was very laid back, [and] Alyssa immediately was accepted by all of our three boys who were posing for her and telling her jokes. I love documentary style because ordinary life is full of moments to treasure, rich textures, silly grimaces that we don’t show to other people.”
— Anna

HOW IT WORKS

I photograph (and film) the moments that weave your family’s story - the ones that make you feel, the ones that make you breathless, and the ones that sweeten with the passage of time.

New baby in the hospital.  New human at home. Playing on a Saturday morning in the back yard.
They are all part of your story.

Sessions are approximately 2 hours long. As much or as little guidance from me as you’d like.
10-15 minutes may be allotted to posed images at the start of your session if requested.

Interested a longer session?  A documentary of a day in your life at this moment in time?

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WHAT IT COSTS

FAMILY + NEWBORN SESSION FEE | 200
FRESH BABY SESSION FEE | 350

Digital images, albums and prints are purchased separately via the collections below.  
The minimum investment for family photography is $690.  Payment plans are available. All fees subject to applicable taxes.


COLLECTIONS

You will receive a digital proof album after your session so you can choose which collection you would like to purchase.  This in ADDITION to the $200 Session Fee.

THE MINI | 490

 5 web-sized Digitals
Slideshow or 
7x7 Storybook Album

THE WHOLE STORY | 1090

Full Digital Gallery
Slideshow AND
8x10 Storybook Album

THE BASIC | 790

Full Digital Gallery
Slideshow or
8x10 Storybook Album


CUSTOMIZE YOUR STORY

Add Short Film (approx 1 minute) | 400
Add Slideshow with Video Clips (fusion slideshow) | 250


FEATURED FAMILY + NEWBORN STORIES

Click or tap on each image below to see the full family + newborn story


THE PROCESS

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Step 1:    You choose your session type and pay your non-refundable session fee to secure your date and time.  You fill out a questionnaire and we get to know each other. I’m here to answer any questions you have about the session. 

Step 2:    We decide which collection is right for you.  Payment for this collection is due the day of your actual session.  

Step 3:    This is the easiest part for you.  I’m here with you, to document your family’s story.  You live your life the way you normally do.  We make magic from the seemingly mundane and turn your every day into a masterpiece.

Step 4:    Within 2-3 weeks, you receive access to an online gallery that holds the best images from our time together.  From the time you open the gallery, you have 3 days to choose your images and/or upgrade your collection.  

Step 5:    Sit back and savour life.  Delivery of your digital images is almost immediate.  Prints and albums, once approved by you, are crafted and delivered within 4 weeks.



“I think the reason why Alyssa is so well respected and loved by her clients is because she has the ability quietly sit back and capture moments. She doesn’t just take pictures. I’ve done many photo sessions with her. All of them were dear to my heart; a last family photo with extended members before the passing of my grandma, my second pregnancy and ultimately the birth story of my son. She also do our first 24 and captured my sons first bath with me! These photos always bring me back to the raw emotion I was experiencing. Alyssa is kind, flexible and talented. I am so thankful to have her to call on when the annual photos are needed!”
— Katy
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