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I would love to capture the special moments in your families lives. The newest baby coming home. A senior in her grad dress excited about leaving home. The current stage of your kids and the cutest hair cut he just got. Every little thing is worth remembering and I'd love to be the one to capture it.
We had wedding and newborn photos done by Rhonda, and loved both experiences. She is incredibly easy to shoot with! Our pictures turned out so good, and we'll love them forever.
mary-margaret + blake
Immediate Family Photo Sessions
1.5-2 hour sessions
In home or on location
immediate family only
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Graduting Senior Photo Sessions
Up to 2 clothing changes
CUSTOMIZED PRINTABLE grad INVITATIONS
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Usually 1.5-2 hours
In hospital or at home
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what to expect:
Listen, I know having your family pictures taken is very stressful. I was stressed out the last time we took our pictures (just ask my husband!) You spend all this time gathering outfits (usually at least one kid doesnt like what you picked for them), you convinced your hubby to finally pay for it and you probably had fighting kids on the way to the session. And what the heck should you wear?!
Really the biggest thing to do is relax. I dont want you to be stressed about how your kids are acting. Most kids I can win over. I'll play games with them and chat with them and get to know them. I'll worry about them and if I can get them to smile or look at me. If I need help, I'll let you know. When I do individual shots it works best if it's just me and the kid. Stand a few feet away and let me talk to them about princesses or trucks or whatever they get excited about I'll capture them and their personalities where they are right now. Who they are. And it won't stress you out if they aren't smiling right or if they're goofing around. Let me discover your family and they way that you are with each other. Promise me you'll do your best to relax and have fun with each other.
Oh, and when you are picking out the clothes. Pick what you feel pretty in and then match everyone else to you. IF momma doesnt like how she looks those pictures will NEVER get hung on the wall..
We live in a beautiful part of the world with acccess to lovely prairies, tall trees, magestic mountains, beautiful rivers and even a few beach-ish areas. Alley ways and buildings are always available too. Even more important than the location is the light. I strongly encourage sessions to be in the last hour and half before the sunset so we can get the lovely glowing light and beautiful skies.
I recommend wearing something more bold and colourful with lots of texture to show off personality. Clothing that has knitting, embroidery, dark faded denim, buttons, flowing and ruffles will add lots of visual interest. Choose something that makes you feel beautiful.
newborn photo sessions
We can shoot either in your home or in the hosptial. There is a different look for each of these locations. The first few hours in a hosptial a baby looks SO new. And it's a special time. But it's also so special in your home when you bring that baby home. I've been there when the older siblings meet baby for the first time and it is special. But even if it's just the two of you, it's so special and comfortable to be in your own space.
A few things to think about. PLEASE don't clean up for me. You just had a new baby. It'll be okay. I'm good at shooting so there is white space and we can move around so we're near the light and we'll make it work. Be showered and dressed yourself in something that is simple and comfortable. Don't stress out about what you are wearing. Plain black or grey will work great. Set aside any special blankets or outfits that you want the baby captured in so we remember. Crank the heat up so it's nice and warm in your place. Feed the baby just before the session so they are sleep and full. If dad can be around and any older siblings, then great. If they can't don't worry. And if you're looking for that really fresh new born look, the first 14 days are best.
My pictures turn out better than I picture them going in! Highly recommend."
How do I get my pictures?
I'll email out a link to you where you can download all the photos. Then you can easily share the link with family and friends.
where should we take our pictures?
If you want romative, etheral and backlight images, a country setting is your best choice. We are so close to beautiful locations that vary from the mountains or fields and parks But your home and backyard is always a great choice too.
do you have a studio space?
Sorry, I have no studio.
why don't you take extended family photos
I have done them in the past and I just don't enjoy them. It is a lot of bossing people around (I am good at that) and not a lot of creativity. It's just lining people up. And the being creative it a lot of why I do this. So I'm not your gal for that.
BOOK WITH ME
I would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking,
please do feel free to give me a call on 4033933863.
Rhonda Steed is a natural light photographer in Raymond, Alberta.