‘Lifestye Family photography’

storytelling & heartfelt

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When people look at my pictures…

I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of poetry twice.


My promise to you

‘when capturing your Family memories’

A few notes about sessions:
Sessions typically take place at a ‘Favourite Location’ or in ‘Your Home’
I am a natural light, editorial style shooter. My preference when shooting is to work with as much natural light as possible to create fun and innovative imagery that captures the life-force of your family.

Once time of day is established we then choose a favourite location to truly capture happy memories. I’m always happy to offer ideas and suggestions for location, wardrobe & props to truly put together the best photo experience for you and your family.

Want to learn more?
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preview my favourite…

family moments

Be inspired with this curated collection of my favourite family moments, divided by the iconic seasons we have in the greater Ottawa region of Canada – Spring | Summer & Fall | Winter.

Ranging in age from maternity to our beloved grandparents in multigenerational sessions.

spring •/• summer

fall •\• winter

‘When you look back, everything is different’

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.”

c.s. lewis

the family collections

Included with each:

I have put these collections together as a starting point based on years of experience and after hearing numerous wishlists for genuine images capturing your family story.
  • ANNEMARIE – as your principal photographer, with a discovery call to discuss all the nuances.
  • COACHING AND GUIDANCE – throughout all the stages of your wedding. We’re not all models :)
  • COMPLETE SET OF IMAGES – all high resolution and professionally edited with usage rights to print.
  • A SOPHISTICATED ONLINE GALLERY – easily share your images with family and friends, download complete collections.

Captured memories


This sessions is perfect for single families looking for a beautiful collection of new images, to document another year of growth, a top up for your family wall of images and or print albums. They also make a great gift for grandparents.
• up to 60 minutes of coverage
• In your home or on location in the greater Ottawa region.
• 30 of your favourite digital images, including a dupliacte set in B+W
• Advanced retouching on your images

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Luxe Family Memories


This session is designed for families, coming together to create cherished memories or for those who simply LOVE photography and would like loads of images captured at their favourite location.
• up to 90 minutes of coverage
• In your home or on location in the greater Ottawa region.
• 80 of your favourite digital images, includes a duplicate set in B+W
• Advanced retouching on your images

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Family Heirloom’s


This session is designed for families, with a love for photography and wall art finishing’s in mind. There is nothing like seeing your beautiful family in print.

• Up to 90min of Coverage
• In your home or on location in the greater Ottawa region
• Complete set of your favourite digital images, includes a duplicate set in B+W
• Advanced retouching on 50 of your favourite images

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Are you ready to

Capture Family Memories?


YES & NO. A few times a year when seasons change, and are at peak beauty moments I do travel and plan mini days at more iconic locations throughout the region. That said, I do shoot minis anytime within 5km of my home studio.

Greater Ottawa and the Gatineau Valley is currently home base, but I LOVE a good adventure so if there is somewhere near or far that would be the perfect setting, I will travel – don’t hesitate to ask!

For lifestyle family session, it’s a 1:1 experience. This said, hair and makeup artists are always welcome team mates for the ladies who want a more polished look. Happy to help organize this for you.

Depending on the bundle you’ve booked travel will be included. Travel expenses will be agreed prior to booking so there are no hidden surprises. If you’re within an hour or so of Ottawa I’m sure we will have no problem trekking out to find that magical location.

Sessions are usually fully edited and online in your personal galleries within 2 to 4 weeks of our session date. Final digital images are ready for downloading within 10 business days of you choosing your favourites. Often this is all much faster, but there are peak seasons and the timing is reflected, we have a chat at the end of your session to discuss delivery times..

You’ve decided on my studio to capture your family memories – YAY!!

We start with a consultation to establish the details; location, props, wardrobe & timing. Then we make it official with a contract outlining the details and deliverables. Once the contract is signed we are officially booked!

“You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they will be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift…. Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet. Pay attention. Relish the charms of the present.

Enjoy today. It will be over before you know it.”

Jen Hatmaker

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