tamara barclay photography » Fun and fresh lifestyle photography

what to expect

I like to keep our time together light and relaxed.  I understand that many of you want a mix of more traditional family pictures and also those informal shots that truly capture your children’s essence.   We may sing and dance, tell funny stories and laugh, blow and catch bubbles, or any number of things all in an effort to let things unfold naturally, and to capture your children candidly and in their element of just being kids. For this reason, I don’t schedule clients into a rigid block of time; rather I prefer to let our time together simply unfold as it will.  That said, most family sessions last about an hour or an hour to an hour and a half, while newborn sessions tend to run longer; three hours or so is the norm to allow for plenty of feeding, diaper changes and cuddles.

I shoot on-location both inside and outdoors, and will happily travel around the Greater Toronto Area: think parks, beaches, school playgrounds, your home or backyard.  Anywhere that there is likely to be plenty of light and that meets with your ideas and inspiration for our time together.  Because of the delicateness of newborns, newborn sessions take place indoors rather than out (at your home, a family member’s or my home studio), where you and your little one can be comfortable and relaxed.

During out first contact chat we will discuss your upcoming session and what you hope to achieve.  I am happy to provide suggestions for locations, props and clothing choices for participants.