my portrait Philosophy
Let’s have fun!
It’s my goal to create at least one classically beautiful portrait with everyone looking at the camera and smiling for all of the families that I photograph. But there is so much more to the family story that I want to capture for you as well. I’m there to get the silly moments in between the posed shots. When someone accidentally farts and we all bust up laughing or the sweet moment when your child rests their head on your shoulder. I believe that a family portrait session doesn’t have to be stiff or rigid and that there is room for capturing more than the traditional. We’ll play games and tell stories and I’ll ask lots of questions about you and your family. Creating family photos together is not just about the picture. It’s about forgetting the camera, opening up and letting yourself be vulnerable and most importantly enjoying the quality time spent together creating real moments as a family.
we might be a
Perfect fit if
You like to smile
I can 100% guarantee that we will smile a natural smile during your session! You may end up laughing at what your kids say when I ask them silly questions. You may end up laughing at me as I jump up and down trying to get your baby to smile. Or, you may have your most genuine smile shine through as you think back on the memories you are documenting.
You Prefer Memories over Details
Yes, details are important and I will keep those in mind while I shoot. However, I will not interrupt a beautiful moment or a special interaction to make an adjustment to an outfit, or to move a stray hair out of the way. By not interrupting you as you interact with your loved ones, I am able to capture your memories as they happen.
Your Furry Friends are Part of your Family
To say that I love dogs would be an understatement! Right or wrong, I tease my children that our dog is my favorite child. If you would like to include your dog in your session please let me know and I will provide you with tips to help you and your furry friend to be comfortable in front of the camera.
Fun fact – I have also photographed chickens, miniature donkeys, horses and cats with their families.
You Want a fun, laid back and stress free session
Our session will be fun! I promise. And there’s no need to stress about clothing, smiling, how your kids will behave, or if you will look tired in the photos (you won’t). Forget about all of that! I’m super laid back and casual. As I said before…a genuine expression is what creates emotion and feeling. I will guide you and your family into poses, and give you prompts to get those authentic emotions to come out.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Portriat session clients are required to pay a $200 non refundable retainer at the time of booking. The balance of your fee will be due on or before your session. For express sessions or themed mini sessions the entire fee is due at the time of booking.
You will receive a link to your online gallery of edited images within 2 weeks of your session.
Portrait sessions typically result in a gallery of 50 -70 edited images. Express sessions result in a gallery of 20 -25 images.
Themed mini sessions will vary based on what is advertised for that particular theme.
Yes, you will have the ability to order prints, albums and other products directly from your online gallery. You are also provided with a pin number to download your images and a print release should you choose to print them on your own.
Please note that when printing on your own Anne Canon Photography is not responsible for the coloring or quality of the prints you receive.
As we all know, children can be unpredictable and uncooperative at times. Do not stress about this. I work hard to get your children to warm up to the camera. I play games, I act silly, I respect when they are shy and I recognize when they need a break from the camera. I can tell you that the one thing you should never do if your children are not meeting your expectations. Do not threaten to take things away, and do not loose your cool. Give them space and let me work my magic.
Unless you’ve modeled professionally, you’re probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel uncomfortable when I get in front of the camera.
You’re going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I will direct you through poses. By the time we finish you’ll find that being photographed can actually be fun.
I understand that sometimes life happens, children get sick, work schedules change and the weather does not always cooperate. For full and express sessions, I allow for 1 reschedule. If an additional reschedule is needed, a rebooking fee will be incurred.
Portrait session pricing starts at $275. The average investment for a full portrait session with edited digital images and a print release is $650
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