Thank you for taking part in this Years mini session!
This fall marks the 10th year of our annual Holiday mini photo sessions.I couldn’t be more thankful for you to be here and for lending me the opportunity to capture a little happiness in an otherwise challenging year.Now more then ever family photos are a way to put a smile on our families faces when we would normally be doing it in person. I can’t help but reflect on the last 10 years (2020 especially)and feel even more grateful for my family and the families I get to watch grow. Thank you to my loyal clients who I have come to know over the years and the new ones that I welcome with excitement. I’m looking forward to some fun moments and capturing some beauty smiles :)All the information you need will be found here including location, cost, payment info and suggestions that may be helpful while planning for your session.
Location : Century Barn Cavan Ontario - 400 Stewart Line, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0
The location we will be shooting at this year will be the beautiful century barn in Cavan. Only about 45 minutes out of Oshawa - Clarington. This barn boost a beautiful indoor space with lights and some rustic holiday charm along with some stunning outdoor areas too. A place where we can truly capture a little bit of both Christmas and holidays and the beautiful colours of fall as well. Please note there is no eating or changing in the barn. Parking is on the right hand side on the lawn area , right of the barn when you first arrive. There is a sign to help you see parking. Once you have arrived and it is your session time, make your way to the big doors and come and see me! I can't wait to capture some beautiful photos here. I have been wanting to do holiday sessions here since I first visited the barn while photographing a beautiful wedding so many years ago. The wonderful folks here are Century barn have been so kind to allow me the opportunity to use their location and I ask that we all respect the same with care and kindness. Though dogs and pups are part of the family and I myself being a dog mama too, I ask that you leave pups and pets at home as they will not be allowed at this location. Just the humans please :)
Please be sure to arrive ready, dressed and hopefully not hungry lol. If you need to dress baby or have a few final details please give yourself a little extra time before your session. All of us want to take advantage of tis beautiful space and so in order to do sothese sessions have been booked back to back.My goal is for everyone to take full advantage of the time available. Be sure to arrive on time, this way we can have as much opportunity as possible for some great photos.
Holiday mini session
30 Minutes session
15 Digital files edited and print ready
digital download link to your photo
Sessions for up to 6 subjects
How do I get my photos and how many ?
You will receive a link in your email within 2 weeks with your finished gallery. The gallery is accessible for download for 2 weeks. Please be sure to download your photos and back them up onto your computer, usb and or hard-drive for safe keeping as the link will expire 2 weeks from when I was sent.
Your session includes 15 photos. If there are too many great shots and we capture more then 15 beauties, I will ask you to choose your favourite 15 photos for me to edit. In addition to your 15 edited digital files I will also include the rest of the best of photos at no additional cost. 10 edited , plus the rest to enjoy! If you would like all of your photos edited once you have seen your images beyond the 15 please inquire and I can offer a custom quote in relation to your session. Everyones family is different and some families may end up with 82 photos where some may end up with 32. Your session depends on many things..children….age…speed :) and so I find this is the best way to accommodate all clients during a busy season and allows me the ability to return all finished galleries within 2 weeks of your session date.
Please know we love dogs, I love dogs, I am a dog mama myself but this isn't my property and so I have asked for a few reasons that you do not bring your pup. These sessions are humans only.
What to wear ?
Dress for the weather. In Canada, it could be sunny and 22 or windy and cold like November. You just never know. I always suggest that layering is a great idea especially if you're thinking more cozy looks withsweaters, scarfs and hats rather then big bulky winter jackets. Warm socks and fall boots, hats, mittens and cozy materials will both Keep us warm and looking in season. Colours that you see outside really compliment the season. Deep tones of red, green, and even gold really pop. Jeans, navy and classic creams always look great as well. Don’t be scared of colours or patters just try to compliment each other. I do suggest that everyone dressing the same doesn’t work well and to avoid allwearing all black. Black though is a comfort colour it doesn't always photograph as nicely as it will look more dark in your photos. In the end your style and comfort level really come down to personal preference so be sure to choose something you are happy with!
Holiday mini sessions are 225+ hst - $ 288 total payable by cheque , cash or emt. Payment is due the day of your session in full.
Phone or text : 905-914-8605 (please be sure to include your full name when sending a msg)
Thankfully Century Barn is a big open space with great air flow. I will have the doors open so we will have both fresh air and nice lighting. During this time extra safety precautions must be taken by everyone taking part in this years mini session. Each family and myself included must all take responsibility to arrive in good health and without symptoms of Covid.If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who may have covid please cancel and reschedule your session. If you would like information on symptoms, other information regarding covid 19 and safety tips please visit this link @ ttps://covid-19.ontario.ca/index.html to find more information regarding the best route to take .
A few additional points all in an effort to keep contact down, maximize airflow, sanitize areas and keep everyone safe.
The large windows and doors inside the barn will be open to create airflow in this large space.
The couch and areas I will be using will be sprayed throughout the day with disinfectant.
Each person entering should sanitize, we have lots please help yourself when you enter.
Please wait in your car or at your car in the parking until your session time. Feel free to arrive a little early so your not late but just to keep everyone safe please wait for the other session to be done before heading into the barn . Please keep social distance with each other if you do happen to arrive as others may be leaving.
Please no pets. With respect to the space and the owners I do ask that these sessions are for humans only. No disrespect I love all the dogs and have my own but these sessions are just for the peoples in our family. In any other case I love dogs and love taking photos of dogs! Even as I write this my dog is looking at me judging me with her soulful eyes. I told her they are only 30 minute session and this isn't my property. She says... "Its cool and everyone would understand so don't stress" She is wise and adorable so I will take her advice and hope you will too ;)
Please bring your own blanket if you wish to have some cozy photos. These session though in the barn will still likely be a little chilli. We have had good weather though lately so my hope is just some cute sweaters and layers will keep us toasty ;) Blankets like, deep reds, holiday plaid, greys, solids, some patterns, quilts can even work if the right colour. Bring your holiday blanket and we can use it. If you don't have one, don't worry. I do have a few extra. I am tossing them to the laundry pile after each family as I want to take as many precautions as possible to be safe.
Please no eating in the barn
Please absolutely no smoking in and around the property.
Please if you are sick, your children are sick or you have been around anyone at risk for covid, cancel and reschedule your session.
I will be doing both in door and outdoor photos during your session In the barn and outside the barn to give a little extra time inside the barn between shoots. This is also Understandably babies and kids do get runny noses during colder temperature. Please be sure to bring a little Kleenex for some little noses. I will ask that we respect the 2 m physical distancing guidelines and do our best to respect each others space. The professional equipment I use allows me the ability to get high quality imagery from a distance. Close enough to give you directions and capture beautiful family photographs but far enough to keep everyone as safes possible. Hand sanitizer is also provided once you arrive and I ask everyone to please use some at the beginning and end if their session. Also please do not bring food or snacks during your session. A treat is always a great way to get some smiles but with covid safety I ask that you keep these until after your session is over and you are all finished as to keep all clients safe there will be no eating during the session.
What if it rains?
In the event is rains we can still have our photos in the barn. In the even of thunderstorms or heavy downpours then a reschedule may be needed. There is no guarantee in light of Covid and this barn only being open during and up to the later parts of October season that session times cannot be guaranteed to be rebooked here however even with some rain, we can still power on and capture some great shots!!