Why the In-Person Consultation is So Important

In this day and age, we live in a fast paced society which seems to be picking up speed. So why, when our schedules are booked to capacity, is there a need for an in-person consultation before you book your family photo shoot? When I photograph a family, I have two main goals. The first…

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What to Wear to a Photo Shoot

Because clothing is such a big part of any photograph, it is important to dress for your photo shoot with intention and care. Here are some tips to follow to take the guess-work out of what outfit to choose for your session. With in studio sessions, we try to choose a backdrop that will enhance…

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Photographing a Precious Newborn

Newborn sleeping in parents hands against white curtains

It has been a restless night with the little one in your arms. You look down in awe at the sleepy eyes looking back at you. You caress the little fingers in yours and are amazed at how fragile and small they are. Your heart swells with love. The tiny eyes finally close and the…

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Celebrate Your Baby’s Milestones with a Photo Session

A Milestone Session is a 30 minute portrait session that celebrates your baby’s important milestones such as sitting, crawling, walking or first birthday. All milestones of a baby’s development are precious. Every parent wants these milestones captured in photographs as the moments are fleeting and pass quickly from one to the next. Here are somethings…

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The In-Person Viewing Session

After your photo shoot and your images have been edited, I like to sit with my clients for a viewing session. This is where we go through all of the images and choose the favourites. If you are not available for a viewing at my studio, I do offer online viewing as well. However, I…

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Planning a Successful Family Photo Shoot

During the summer months, I am frequently asked to photograph large family groups of 15 or more people. These families are most often gathered together here in the Okanagan for a family reunion or event. What a great time to do a family portrait! Planning for your family photo shoot is key. Hire your photographer…

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Is your home a good location for a photo shoot?

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Here are some factors to consider when deciding if you would like to use your home for a photo shoot booked with Aviva Studios: Will the photo shoot be inside your home or outdoors on your property? Consider the sightlines of your property for an outdoors photo shoot. What do you see when you look…

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Studio vs Location Photo Shoots

Curly blond haired girls sitting on a blanket with apples in the orchard sun

One of your major decisions when planning your session is the location of your photo shoot. The first question I ask in an initial consultation is going to be whether the shoot should happen in the studio or on location. Your answer is going to depend on your personal preference. What do you like best?…

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Photography Tips for Toddlers

Photographing toddlers can be tricky. Toddlers are unpredictable, and that’s the only thing you can really count on. Fortunately, I have a few tips on how to make your next toddler photography session a success. As I mentioned earlier, toddlers are unpredictable. There’s no way of knowing exactly how a photo shoot will go, so…

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Take A Better Business Portrait

Business Portrait of a red haired woman wearing black in a green park setting

Professional photos are an important part of presenting yourself and your business to the world. There are a lot of things that go into taking a great professional photo. Let’s run through some of them now! It’s important to use a photograph that communicates professionalism. Your photo represents who you are as a professional and is…

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