Family Portraits

Family portrait photographs have an incredible power to take us back to the emotions and moments captured. Photographs also help us relive the special moments in our lives. When we hold a physical print in our hands of a moment that is special to us the feeling is priceless. ”

Personal Family Portraits

Growing up our home was covered with family portraits. On our walls hung framed baby photos. Each of my 3 siblings and I looking like angelic dolls. A stunning hand-colored black and white portrait of two beautiful people in love. People that somewhat resembled the tired hardworking parents we knew. As well as an awkward family portrait. Taken at a mall studio with questionable clothing and hairstyles. For years this family portrait made me cringe, but with age I have now grown to love it.

I remember looking at these often. Teasing and reminiscing about how much we all changed and what good times we had had.

Without consciously realizing it these portraits told me that I belonged. And of my importance within my family unit. There is plenty of research that supports the importance for children to feel valued. Read more HERE.

What I also didn’t realize at the time was that all the portraits on the wall had been formal portraits. One’s commissioned by my parents. With albums and shoe boxes overflowing with snapshots. 4×6 prints of warm sunny days spent at the park and birthday candles blown out at the kitchen table.

Thinking about hiring a professional photographer?

 

If you are thinking about hiring a professional photographer, relax. We understand you’re looking for someone to capture the connection and love between you and your family. We also understand you want portraits so beautiful that you proudly hang them on your walls to enjoy every day.

If you’re still reading then you’ve come to the right place! Together we will make your dream of beautiful family portraits a reality!

 

 

Once you decide you’d like to schedule a session. Give us a call 416-890-7866 or e-mail info@photosthatwork.com.

We will find a date and time that works for us both. We’ll answer any questions you may have and discuss what your goals are for the photo session. Are looking for a beautiful portrait to hang on your wall? Or a series of portraits to display in an album or gives as gifts? Together we will determine if a studio or on location session will work best for you and your family.

Once a date and time is selected we require a $50 deposit to confirm your session.

Deposits are accepted online or by phone.

We understand not everyone in your family may be as excited as you are for family portraits. Relax it’s our job to make everyone feel comfortable and make the session as painless and fun as possible.

Your session with us will be casual and relaxed.

During your shoot, we’ll combine gently posed shots along with capturing spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold. Our session will generally last about an hour, but it’s not timed and can go a little bit either way.

Our goal is to capture photographs you will love and cherish for years. We find an hour is an average giving us plenty of time to capture the full range of your family story.

Let your family know where and when the family portraits will take place.

Let everyone know the color scheme you have selected.

If you’ve selected an in-studio session let us know the color scheme. We will prepare the most suitable backdrop.

Now we understand this can be challenging to figure out.

Here are a few general guidelines.

  • Solids over prints
  • Go for a pop of color.
  • Avoid trendy clothing; they will quickly date the images.
  • Avoid dressing everyone exactly the same.
  • Coordinate everyone so the outfits work well together. With style, shades, and colors that coordinate.

Looking for inspiration? Here is a link to some Pinterest pins we have put together with clothing ideas. http://www.pinterest.com/photoworks/family-photo-shoot-clothing-inspiration/ (copy and paste this link into your browser) Check back soon for a complete guide on what to wear for family

After your session, we will schedule a time for you to visit the studio and see your images for the first time. During this time you will select your favorites. Choose portraits for gift prints. Together we’ll collaborate to find the proper sizing and presentation for your wall portraits.

On Location Family Portrait

These sessions capture your family in a natural setting. This is an alternative to the classic studio photography session. Sessions can take place at the location of your choosing within the GTA. Some locations may have a travel fee (contact us for details). They key to these sessions are interaction. Perfect for very active or shy kids who don’t like to sit and have their portrait taken. Outdoor sessions are about capturing your family in a natural and fluid way.

How should I prepare for my session?

  • Think about activities that you and your family love to do together. Consider the time of year and weather.
  • If choosing a public place avoid going during a busy time when there are lots of people around.
  • Outdoor sessions are typically best first thing in the morning or 2 hours before sunset.

 

In Studio Family Portrait

This is the classic studio photography session. Designed to capture your family with timeless classic images. We offer a variety of backdrop options to choose from. Benefits of studio sessions are they offer controlled climate and lighting.  Our studio is located in Toronto’s downtown west end. Minutes from the Gardiner Expressway.

 

Session fee.

Your on location family session includes

  •  A consultation, by phone, e-mail or in person.
  • Up to 1 hours of photographers time.
  • An in-person viewing and ordering session.
  • Your choice of 3-8×10 prints.

$250

All prices subject to HST.

 

General Info

 

When will I see my photos?

Your session images are carefully edited, with the best images selected to create your collection.
A viewing and purchasing appointment will be booked for you approximately one week after your photo session. This appointment may last up to 90 minutes.
We will help guide you in making your size and display choices.
It’s essential to have all decision makers when you view your photos, as these images will become an important part of your family.
We offer a range of digital packages, prints, canvas and album choices to suit your requirements.
Orders are ready 3-4 weeks after placement. Payment is required in full at time of order.

Now is the time to capturing your family with beautiful images you are sure to cherish for years to come.

How to book

Sessions are available by appointment only. Please call (416) 890-7866 or e-mail me carla@photosthatwork.com to book your session. Due to a high volume of inquiries a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your session. This is payable by Visa, MasterCard, e-transfer or PayPal. If you are looking for a family portrait photographer in Toronto or surrounding areas, please contact us for more info. Make sure to check out our blog, for recent family sessions.

maternity newborn photographer

Nowadays we capture more photos than we ever have. The reality is we print far less. How will our own children enjoy the memories of their childhood and youth? Will your cell phone still be around in 20, 30 40 years? What will happen to the photo of your baby with the diaper on their head? Or the one with daddy smiling back at them with a diaper on his head? I ask these questions not to freak you out. But rather to get you thinking about how you’d feel if your photos disappeared? And to motivate you to print those photos you already have.The reality is images can be erased accidentally. Or forgotten about. If you need the word of someone else head the words of warning by Google boss Internet pioneer Vint Cerf HERE

Conveniently located in The North Liberty Center in Torontos downtown west, serving Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Scarborough, and surrounding areas. 

Photoworks
358 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6K 2B8 Suite#106
416-890-7866
info@photosthatwork.com