Let’s go on an adventure.
I want your grass-stains, your jam hands, your beautiful imperfections. I want to capture the moments in between. Let’s go beyond the picture-perfect and get to the picture-wonderful. The photos that will make you laugh so hard you snort and make you cry with nostalgia in 10 years when your little ones are all grown up.
We’ll still get a nice photo for nan’s fridge! But more than that, we’ll capture a moment in time that you can look back on years from now and say yes, that was, and is, us. Our beautiful, wild, rambunctious crowd that I love with my whole heart.
What’s an adventure session?
Adventure sessions capture the moments in between. It’s less about how you look, and more about capturing genuine memories that you can look back on for years to come.
This session is a small snapshot of your life, right now, with all the messy imperfections that make your family wonderful.
So how does it work?
I show up for a day in the life of your family. We’ll chat beforehand and come up with a plan together; for some families, this looks like an afternoon baking cookies and playing in the backyard. For others, a picnic on your favourite trail while the kids dip their bare feet in the ocean, or it can be everyone getting together for the first time in over a year to hug nan at the family cabin.
Can we bring my nan / cousins / everyone I love?
You can bring whoever you’d like! To make sure that you have enough time to capture the sweet candid moments, I offer a session specifically for extended families. These sessions allow for enough time for everyone to get a photo with nan or pop, as well as individual photos of all the smaller groupings. Please be aware: there is a LOT of laughing and sharing of memories involved.
Extended adventure sessions make a great addition to welcome home years or family gatherings and are one of my favourite types of sessions to photograph!
Please let me know beforehand how many people to expect and approximate ages/mobility, as we will plan our location around the amount of folks who will be there and their ability to maneuver around the terrain.
Where are you located?
I’m available all across the island of Newfoundland. I love exploring the place you call home with all of your people; whether that’s your immediate family in your backyard or visiting Nan’s place around the bay with the whole crowd is up to you.
How much is this?
Sessions start at $390 + tax for the location of your choice. You get the option of a full digital gallery or a selection of prints for your walls. When you inquire, I’ll send you a detailed booking guide that includes all the pricing information. I also offer shorter park sessions on select dates throughout the year if a standard session is not within your budget.
How much time should we plan for?
This completely depends, and is one of the main reasons I love to chat before you book your package! Older kids (in the 4 through 94 age range) thrive when we go for a adventure that includes ice cream, a picnic, or berry picking. With experience, I’ve come to realize that about 45 minutes is the perfect amount of time to capture a lot of great candid moments without it feeling either too rushed or too long. For toddlers and infants, 20 minutes is ideal to get their big personalities without tiring them out too much. For multi-generational extended family sessions, 90 minutes or more ensures that everyone gets some one-on-one time.
My children are high energy / always have jam-hands / cry a lot / hate strangers. Can we still get nice pictures?
We have fun around here! I embrace chaos and encourage all sorts of personalities to shine. Most kids (and adults), even ones who start off on the wrong foot, tend to leave the session asking if I can come with them for ice cream.
The answer is always yes.
Sticky fingers and grass-stained knees make for the best stories.
We’re in, what’s next?
If you are interested in learning more about an adventure session or if you’d like to book a slot in my calendar, please use the contact form below to get in touch. Sessions book up quickly and only a limited number are available throughout the year, so please let me know if you have a specific date that you’d like when you inquire. If you’re curious, I would love to hear from you and help you create a plan that best suits your family’s needs.