here's what you need to know about booking your very own family session
AS A PARENT I KNOW HOW HELPFUL IT IS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES TO HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION UPFRONT
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
BOOK YOUR SESSION
Fill out an inquiry, and I’ll answer any lingering questions you have. Then, we can get a date planned, contracts signed, and a retainer paid.
I’m here for whatever you need as you prep for your session. We can pick outfits together, talk about how to set up your home, and get you feeling comfortable going into the session. If you prefer to read through pretty info packets, have no fear — you’ll receive an in-depth guide with answers to any question you can possibly have.
2. PHOTO DAY
This is the fun part. I’ll take care of making the day go by smoothly; you get to relax and reflect.
3. VIEW YOUR PHOTOS
This is a gallery of lightly edited images that make you “Oooh” and “Ahhhh” and smile, sent to your inbox within two weeks of our session.
You get to pick your faves and choose which collection you want. Your retainer is applied to whichever collection you choose.
4. YOUR KEEPSAKES
Your keepsakes arrive on your doorstep 2-4 weeks later. You'll flip through your album, you'll say "wow! my baby has already changed so much since we took these" and then you might cry a little.
You will also be delivered your digital files at this time. You will then be able to download the digital images you've chosen. You get to look back at these photos throughout the rest of your kiddos’ lives, and they get to see how loved they were right from the start.
VANCOUVER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING
Collections starting at $1250
VANCOUVER NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
Lifestyle newborn photography is about intimate moments captured in the comfort of your home, right around your due date (on baby’s time, of course.) I serve the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley from West Vancouver to Chilliwack.
This type of newborn photography is a beautiful way to capture the first moments of your baby's life in a natural and relaxed setting. I am passionate about creating emotional and authentic images that will serve as precious memories for years to come. I believe that each family's story is unique and deserves to be captured in a way that truly reflects their individuality.
With my lifestyle newborn photography sessions, I strive to provide my clients with an amazing customer experience. From the moment we first connect, I am committed to understanding your needs and preferences, and working with you to create a personalized and memorable session. I pride myself on my attention to detail, my ability to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, and my commitment to delivering images that exceed your expectations.
In my photography, I aim to capture the genuine connection and emotion between parents and their newborn. Whether it's a tender moment of cuddling or a spontaneous laugh, I want to create images that are true to your family's personality and style. My goal is to give you a collection of images that you will cherish for a lifetime, and that will bring you joy every time you look back on them.
WHEN TO BOOK
As soon as you know your due date, go ahead and book your session for 5-10 days after you’re due. We can move your session around based on when baby actually comes.
WHEN TO BOOK
As soon as you know your due date, go ahead and book a session between 31-34 weeks pregnant. Booking for too early can mean you’re barely showing, and booking for later in the pregnancy can sometimes mean we miss it because baby decides to come early.
VANCOUVER MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY
Lifestyle maternity photography is about capturing the moments before your newborn makes their way into the world. Let’s take some time to capture and honour the connection you already share. This time is special.
Maternity photography is a beautiful way to capture the excitement and anticipation of expecting a new addition to the family. As a lifestyle photographer, I strive to create images that are natural and authentic, capturing the true essence of your family and the love you share. Whether you're looking to include your partner, other children, or even your family pet, I believe that these moments should be captured as they are right now, with all the joy, excitement, chaos and laughter that comes with them.
As a photographer who specializes in pregnancy photography, I am committed to providing my clients with an amazing customer experience. You are unique and deserve a personalized session that reflects your individuality. That's why I take the time to understand your needs, preferences, and style, and work with you to create a session that truly captures the essence of your family!
With my lifestyle approach, I aim to create images that are not only beautiful, but also meaningful and genuine. Whether it's a tender moment between you and your partner, a playful interaction with your children, or a sweet moment with your furry family member, I want to capture these moments in a way that truly reflects your family's personality and style.
My goal is to create images that you will cherish for a lifetime, and that will transport you back to this moment in time, when you were eagerly awaiting the arrival of your newest addition. With my commitment to providing an amazing customer experience, you can rest assured that you will receive beautiful images that exceed your expectations, and that truly capture the joy and excitement of this special time in your life.
VANCOUVER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
Let's capture the wild, the sweet, and the loving moments that make your family unique. As a lifestyle family photographer, I believe that the best way to create meaningful and authentic images is to capture your family as they are, with all the laughter, cheekiness, chaos and joy that comes with being together. Whether we're in your home or out in beautiful Metro Vancouver.
For outdoor sessions, we'll typically plan to shoot in the morning or around sunset, when the light is softest and most flattering. If you prefer to have your session in your family home, we'll start around 10am to take advantage of the natural light. But no matter where we are, my goal is to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience for you and your family.
During the session, we'll play games, laugh together, and share sweet moments that truly capture the essence of your family. And when the kids need a break, we'll take a breather and regroup. As your photographer, I'll take care of directing the session so you can relax and enjoy the moment. Take a look at my experience page to get an idea of what to expect on the day of your family photo session. Together, we'll create images that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
create an heirloom
I’ve got answers (rapid-fire, style, for the skimmers out there)
MATERNITYThree hours before your session, you get to relax at home while you get your makeup done. About an hour later, you're feeling beautiful and you're ready to go. We re-assemble at the location that means the most to you and yours. We time it for about an hour before sunset, when the light is golden and stunning. You hug, snuggle and laugh while I capture photos that help you remember these moments (even how that little one kicked you relentlessly). I give you gentle direction, time flies, and you wish we could hang out for just a bit longer. Two weeks later, you receive a gallery of photos to choose from, and let me know your faves. A few weeks after that, you flip through your very own heirloom album or hang the pictures up in the hall.
FAMILYThree hours before your session, you get to relax at home while you get your makeup done. About an hour later, you're feeling beautiful and you're ready to go. We re-assemble at the spot you picked — the one with the dandelions and the mountains (or wherever is most significant to you). Your toddler shrieks at the dandelion that floats through the air when they blow on it. We time it for about an hour before sunset, when the light is golden and stunning. Your session lasts as long as it takes (we’re in no rush). If your kids take a bit longer to warm up, that's a-ok. We'll take the time we need to get the most beautiful portraits of your family. We'll wrap up the session, and by the time it’s over, we’ll all feel like close friends. Your kids might invite me over, but we’ll say our goodbyes for now — we’ll see each other again in a year or two, when they’re way bigger and have a whole new roster of favourite things. Two weeks after our session, you receive a gallery of photos to choose from, and let me know your faves. A few weeks after that, you flip through your very own heirloom album or hang the pictures up in the hall.
Have even more questions?
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“Meliza provided us with a warm and genuine experience. She was really able to capture the beauty in our everyday life.”