Your Session

Family Photography

Before we know it, our babies have grown up

Life gets hectic, I get it! But the saying is true, the days feel long but the years go fast. I know the thought of a family portrait session can feel overwhelming, but I am here to handle it all, and make it fun with some fun games and prompts to capture the perfect mix of genuine moments and casual poses.

The Experience

My family sessions typically take place in an outdoor location in Durham Region in the late afternoon or evening, depending on the time of year. I work hard to make this a fun and stress free experience for everyone! When you choose Elle Marie Photography to photograph your family, you aren’t just getting a few pictures, you are hanging out with a friend, who is going to walk you through some fun prompts and experiences to capture your family interacting with each other, as well as some casually posed shots.

Our session together can take about an hour, give or take. I don’t typically sent a specific time limit, but know when I feel like we have a great set of shots to work with!

Finally, about 2 weeks after your session, you will come to my Whitby studio to view your images and make selections about what you want to purchase! This is always a lot of fun, and I warn you now, you may need a tissue! This is the time you will get to see your images, as well as samples of the products I offer.

1. Consultation

Every client completes a questionnaire to get the planning started for our session together. I am happy to discuss details with you via phone, email, or have you in to the studio!

2. Photo Session

Family sessions are a lot of fun. We do a mix of posed shots with more natural moments mixed in. I have some fun and games planned for each session to get those natural smiles and laughable moments from you and your kids!

3. Reveal & Ordering

About 2 weeks after your session you will come in to the studio to view your beautiful images and see samples of the products I offer and make selections about what you want to purchase.

Where your session takes place

Family photo sessions typically take place in an outdoor location within Durham Region. I have a few favourite locations I would be happy to take you to, or we can discuss a place you have in mind! 

Family of 3 - daughter on dads shoulders
brothers throwing rocks in pond with dad

Your Finished Pieces

While I do offer digital image packages, I strongly believe in the importance of printing images in today’s digital age. I specialize in creating family heirloom albums and to ready to hang artwork to preserve your family’s memories.

modern family photo album 12x12 with embossing and image cut out
modern family photo album 12x12 with embossing close up
modern family photo album 12x12 open
float mount cluster for wall hanging
2 float mount images
Framed image in dark wood 16x20
Large framed newborn picture