6 (Less Obvious) Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Photographer

When you decide it’s time for an update of your family portraits, the first thing you will likely do is jump online and search for local ‘family portrait artists’.

 You are likely to find a few to choose from and upon visiting their websites you’ll quickly narrow down to your favourites based on the look and feel of their websites, how much you relate to the look and feel of their business and how much you love their portfolio of work. Without realizing it, you’ll be…

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because I'm going to miss all these things.

I wanted to quickly share an article today, because it made me UGLY CRY.

THIS, folks.

THIS is why I do what I do - and I’m not strictly speaking about why I do what I do as a business - it’s why I do WHAT I DO for myself.

I do it for myself first and foremost, before I do it for clients.

I do it all the time - but …

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How big should the artwork in your home be? Sizing portraits for your wall.

One of the first questions I ask everyone who calls me about family portraits is “How do you plan to enjoy your images?”  The immediate answer is usually either or both of an album or something for the wall. This makes me HAPPY, because I know the images we create together will serve their purpose of capturing and creating memories – they won’t be lost and forgotten on a thumb drive in the drawer.

While albums are great for telling the story of a family – including moments and relationships and connections – wall portraits are the best for

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Small Business Owners: Do the Photos on YOUR Website tell your Brand Story?

One thing no one has much of these days is time. Especially if you are running a business (or.. errr… a business is running you).

So it might just be that you threw your website together the quickest way you knew how - using stock photography. Or maybe you had some headshots done and splashed those all over your site - generic studio-lit business suit on white background? Looking corporate-chic? Or even corporate-not-so-chic?

So here’s the question…

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Heather Davidson-MeynComment
.... aaaannnnddd it's 2019. Time for something different.

Ok - I’m really not sure how that happened - how it suddenly became 2019. I haven’t blogged since August last year and I didn’t even realize it until my mom pointed it out over the Christmas holidays. She asked me if I was still shooting. HECK YES! I was pretty surprised actually - somehow I didn’t feel that busy between August and now (except for in November - November was silly), but in some strange way I guess I just forgot about blogging. Is that bad? I’m not …

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What's in my bag?

My bag includes different things for every different type of session or age group I’m photographing that day. This bag is packed for an outdoor summer session with a mom, a dad and an 18-month old! I have my Canon 5D Mark 3 together with my 24-70 2.8L and 70-200 2.8L Canon lenses to capture the action and the portraits, and I threw in my…

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Fun, not rain!

So can you tell it rained half way through this family portrait session?

We started with play time in the field and forest, but a huge, earsplitting and very close crack of thunder made us hightail it to the safety of the nearby sheltered playground where Jade and Logan attend børnehaven (kindergarten). We had a few…

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I'm smitten.

Yup, I'm smitten with the new handcrafted Glass Boxes I've brought into the studio. I'm even more excited to offer them to clients as the perfect keepsake from a family portrait session.

Inside is a collection of your favourite images from your session printed on watercolour paper and hand torn at the edges to create a visually stunning display. 

They're the perfect in a …

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Boys, Bricks + Bikes

These two brothers. Seriously. They laughed A LOT. Besides one unfortunate stinging nettle incident, there were giggles and silliness all around.

Now this session was extra fun for me because this fabulous family gets around on a long john bike in Copenhagen just like I do with my kids here in Toronto. A major difference thought is that in Copenhagen it's completely normal. In Toronto, not…

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