Your family grows and evolves with each passing year. Celebrate this moment in time! Refresh your family portrait with a fun & fast session in front of your home. Grandparents and pets welcome!
I am a local Toronto photographer capturing the beautiful side of life, one terrific family portrait at a time. For 20 years I have served Toronto families, and during the pandemic the demand for family portraits has increased dramatically. I continue to offer the same great at-home outdoor family photos I always have.
I work mainly in my nearest communities of Leaside, Lawrence Park, Davisville Village, Lytton Park, Moore Park and Rosedale. However I am happy to visit you wherever you live in the GTA.
In keeping with the distancing guidelines, I will photograph your family on your front steps, porch, lawn or backyard where we can maintain a safe social distance for us all. I will then make a beautiful portrait of your family to celebrate the unique time you spent with each other during the pandemic. By using telephoto lenses I can keep my distance while making great photographs that feel joyful and natural.
It will only take 15-20 minutes. A few days after the session, I will help you place your product order for prints, digital images and other photographic products using my on-line store. My high quality archival prints are absolutely gorgeous and worthy of hanging on the walls in your beloved home.
My fee for a porch portrait is $300 plus tax. This includes three digital images of your choice. Payment by eTransfer is required before the session. I welcome the purchase of additional digital images and prints. Read more about the portrait products I offer here.
The first round of safe porch portraits that I did during our first pandemic lock-down in the summer of 2020 were not for pay. Instead, I asked families to donate to Sunnybrook Hospital. Thank you to my lovely neighbours in Lawrence Park, Leaside, Davisville Village, Bennington Heights, Lytton Park, Moore Park and Rosedale for being the first to sign up.
The response was fantastic and I surpassed my goal and raised $2000 for Sunnybrook Hospital. Families donated directly to the hospital through my Facebook page. It was a great effort and a win-win for everyone. Thank you to all of you for participating!!!
With hair salons, aesthetic services and make-up artists slowly resuming business, you may not have a chance to get your hair coloured, your brows done or your make-up applied. That's OK! These photographs will be taken from a distance. The details will be less noticeable. What will be noticed is the love of your family, the special time you all spent together at home, and the value you place on day-in-the-life photography to capture this amazing time in your family's history.
I also offer longer portrait sessions (30 and 90 minutes) that include more time during the session. There is no waitlist for these sessions. Check out my family portrait options and pricing here.
Thank you for your support! Each time you support a small local business, you do a great thing for our city. We are in this together. #stayhome