Your experience with Love and Laughter Photography is more than just an hour of taking photos. I began this journey in 2013 and have spent the last 4 years pouring my heart and soul into learning everything I can about photography, image processing, and capturing natural expressions and candid moments. The learning process is ongoing to ensure you always get the highest quality photos possible.
Your session begins the moment we begin chatting. Every photoshoot is customized for your family’s needs. From specific colour palettes, to a themed cake smash – no two photoshoots are alike.
When you arrive for your photoshoot, coffee/tea/water is offered. I’ll sit down with your child(ren) and get them warmed up for the camera. As a new mom, I have a true understanding that babies’ moods are unpredictable. And that’s ok! We’ll have fun and I’ll spend whatever time is necessary to get your children feeling comfortable with me. Every session is a minimum of one hour to ensure we have enough time to capture natural smiles. Oh and did I mention I don’t mind if you are running late? Especially newborn sessions… text me when you are on your way and that’s good enough for me! I can’t count the number of times I’ve attempted to leave the house but have had to deal with a poop explosion. Right? Sigh… :-)
Later in the day, I will post a sneak peek photo on my Facebook page. You are welcome to tag yourself and share the photo – this is greatly appreciated! Exposure through social media is a big help for my business so I’m always very grateful when clients share the love! If you don’t feel comfortable with your photos online, please let me know in advance. It’s no problem…
Within ten days, you will receive a link to a password protected gallery. All sessions include a minimum of 15 high resolution, artistically enhanced photos.
All returning clients receive 10% off future photo shoots.
Maternity Portraits – 245
In-Studio or On-location. Partner, siblings, and pets welcome.
The emotions of a future new mom are overwhelming. During your pregnancy, you are so excited to see what your little one will look like, you aren’t living in the moment. When you’ve finally had your baby and you’ve adjusted into parenthood, you will have forgotten what it felt like to be pregnant. (Trust me, this is true.) Having maternity photos to look back on is just so precious. You can envision yourself back in time, feeling those precious little kicks all over again. And I guarantee you that the weight gained during your pregnancy that made you feel oh-so-unphotogenic, will not even come to mind when you reminisce of the days when your baby was still in your tummy.
Newborn Portraits (Studio or Lifestyle) – 395
In-Studio, or at your home. Partner, siblings, and pets welcome.
You’re a parent now (or again!) and life has never been so precious. Through those sleepless first nights, every moment is cherished as you realize they will never be that small again. Newborn portraits freeze those moments in time and can be looked back on forever. As a new mom, I can tell you that I re-live those moments on a weekly basis and they still bring tears to my eyes.
- If you enjoy photos of a mom cuddling her new baby in the nursery, or photos of the full family on the parents bed – a lifestyle newborn session would be best for you. There is no need to bundle up your newborn, I will come to you and capture natural moments in the comfort of your own home.
- If you enjoy posed photos of newborns asleep on beautiful blankets and accented with matching headbands or bowties – then a studio session would be best for you. Arrive with your baby, and sit back and relax while I photograph your newborn using blankets and accessories in the colour palette of your choice
Child and Baby Portraits (Milestone) – 195
In-Studio or On-location – For babies 3 months and older.
These milestone sessions basically describe any moment in time that you would like to have portraits taken of your child(ren). As a parent and a photographer, I absolutely love the stage when they are sitting up but are not yet crawling. It’s so cute and yet you don’t have to spend your day chasing them around yet. Right?! Well I must say that photographing babies at that age is so much fun, and I highly recommend coming in for a session at that point in your babies first year. As well, not all parents have the opportunity to get newborn photos taken, so coming in for milestone photos later on during their first year is still a wonderful way of capturing those precious baby memories.
1st Year Birthday & Cake Smash Portraits – 295
In-Studio. Custom decorations and cake are provided.
When a child approaches their first birthday, it’s a huge and emotional milestone as a parent. It’s really, really sad and yet so exciting! Watching the joy of parents celebrate their child’s first birthday is so incredibly rewarding. These sessions are indivudally styled for your child. The decor is a reflection of your child’s personality, so have fun choosing the theme – and then leave the work up to me! The session will begin with portraits taken of your child without the cake. And then the smashing will begin :-)
Family Portraits – 295
In-Studio or On-location, Immediate family only, pets welcome. Please inquire for extended family sessions.
There will always be an excuse to not initiate a family photoshoot. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, it’s not the right season, you don’t think you have time – there will always be a reason why not to book a family photoshoot. So ask yourself, do you have a recent family photo? Do you have a photo of your family and the grandparents? I hate to think like this, but there will come a day when we treasure these family photos. Whether you arrange a photoshoot with me, or DIY – I sincerely encourage you to make it happen. Now I need to listen to my own wise words and arrange an updated family photoshoot for my family!
*Further discounts don’t apply to packages
Throughout the year, there will be several opportunities for seasonal photos. Examples include Christmas, Easter, Spring, Fall etc.
We have a loyalty program and encourage you to take advantage of it! Your 6th session is free when you book any 5 full price mini sessions. If you’d like advance notice of these mini sessions, be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter.
*Returning client discounts do not apply to mini sessions
For all sessions, there is a $50.00 retainer fee due at the time of booking. Generally the date and time can be flexible, especially for newborn photography. The retainer fee is not refundable, however may be transferred if 48hrs notice has been given. Once the retainer fee has been received, we can start planning your custom photography session!
Deposits can be paid by e-transfer, credit card, or Paypal. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please make sure to include your name, email, phone number, type of session, and desired session date in the notes.