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Family Portraits: A Story of You.

Written March 23, 2020:

Hi friends,

We are in the midst of an unprecedented situation and my heart goes out to all who have been affected by the coronavirus emergency, especially those who are ill, are struggling financially with temporary job loss, and who have made the difficult decision to postpone celebrations of important family milestones including weddings, anniversaries and reunions. Our political representatives are also facing the pressure of difficult decisions, and today Doug Ford has asked all non-essential businesses to close as of Tuesday, March 24th.

Someday I hope we all look back on 2020 as the year we finally realized there are things take for granted every single day, all of which we simply cannot live without: love, family, friends, health. More than ever I am proud to be a photographer -- someone with the honour of capturing these things, reminding us every day of what we have, and what we share.

While I am unable to book portrait and engagement sessions until further notice, I am confident that the coronavirus emergency will pass in the foreseeable future and someday, hopefully soon, life will return to normal. Until then please consider purchasing a gift certificate for your portrait session, giving yourself something to look forward to and helping my small business at the same time.

Until further notice, purchase a gift certificate for a family portrait session (to be used after the coronavirus emergency) and receive an additional gift certificate of equal value to give to a friend. It’s my way of helping you, and your way of helping me get through a difficult time. We’re in this together.

Much love,

Elaine


To arrange your family portrait gift certificate (and complimentary bonus gift certificate), please CLICK HERE or contact me directly at flashbackphoto.elaine@gmail.com, or 705-957-7200.

Why schedule a family portrait session?

Because they grow up too fast, and one day he won't need a stool to peer over the counter. One day she won't want to wear her princess costume to school. Because life is short, and moments are fleeting. That's why.

View our family portrait portfolio here.


OPTION #1: The Mini Family Session (30 minutes)

What is captured?

This session takes place in your own home, or a location close to your heart.

The aim of this session is to capture a few formal portraits of your smiling family, and lots of in-between moments (where the fun really happens!). The session is short-and-sweet, and kept to just one location, so it is easy to fit into a busy family schedule.


$175 includes:

• 20-30 mins of session time (for longer sessions, consider "The Standard Family Session", described below)

• individual portraits of all people present, formal group portraits, and candid, authentic moments

• up to 4 people (add $25 for each additional person, to a maximum of 6 people)

• one location in Simcoe Country

• 20+ digital image files in high resolution, provided in an online gallery

• If you want a short-and-sweet session to fit into a busy family schedule this is the session for you.


Book this session, or purchase a gift certificate for the session value!


The Standard Family Session (75-90 minutes)

What is captured?

This session takes place in your own home, or a location close to your heart.

Do you love to bake cookies with your daughter, rolling and cutting her favourite shapes? Do you have annual traditions, such as decorating a Christmas tree or picking apples from grandma's farm? Are bonfires at the cottage your perfect way to spend an evening? Is a round of "Monoploy" your favourite Saturday afternoon activity?

This session is structured around an activity that defines your family, capturing the way you connect (tiny smiles, belly laughs, and crinkled noses) and the subtle nuances that define your unique relationship as a family unit. I use a "fly-on-the-wall" approach, allowing your family to be completely immersed in the activity and time spent creating memories together (often to the point you will forget I'm even there!). We will, of course, take some time at each session to capture a few more traditional camera-aware poses of everyone's best smiles.


$350 includes:

• 75-90 mins of session time

• individual portraits of all people present, formal group portraits, and LOTS (and LOTS) or in-between moments structured around an activity, or just "hanging out" together.

• up to 6 people (add $25 for each additional person, to a maximum of 10 people)

• one location in Simcoe Country

• 60+ digital image files in high resolution, provided in an online gallery

• If you want to see photographs of your family laughing together, playing together, and loving every moment then this is the session for you.

Book this session, or purchase a gift certificate for the session value!

The Seasons Session (Three sessions, each 1-2 hours in length)

What is captured?


For the family that loves life, and has fun together all year round...this is the session for you! We follow you across the seasons of one year, resulting in a truly spectacular portfolio of variety, capturing your favourite activities and your best moments together.

Let's go snow tubing in the winter, sandcastle-building in the summer, and apple-picking in the autumn!

I use a "fly-on-the-wall" approach, allowing your family to be completely immersed in the activity and time spent creating memories together (often to the point you will forget I'm even there!). We will, of course, take some time at each session to capture a few more traditional camera-aware poses of everyone's best smiles.


$700 includes:

• three sessions of 75-90 mins each (Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter OR maternity, baby, one year old)

• individual portraits of all people present, formal group portraits, and LOTS (and LOTS) or in-between moments structured around an activity, or just "hanging out" together.

• up to 6 people (add $25 for each additional person, to a maximum of 10 people)

• a different location for each of the three included sessions, or one location for all three -- the choice is yours

200+ digital image files in high resolution, provided in an online gallery

• payment plans are available for this session

• For the family that loves life, and has fun together all year round, this is the session for you!


Book this session, or purchase a gift certificate for the session value!