Porch Portraits in Toronto: Book a Session this Autumn
I am a Toronto photographer capturing the beautiful side of life: one terrific PORCH PORTRAIT at a time.
I am a local Toronto photographer that offers SAFE PORCH PORTRAIT services as a family photographer across the GTA and especially in my nearest communities of Leaside, Lawrence Park, Davisville Village, Lytton Park, Moore Park and Rodesale.
$2000 Raised for Sunnybrook Hospital
In June of 2020, with the help of many lovely families, we raised $2000 for Sunnybrook Hospital. I offered to shoot short porch portrait sessions (from a long distance using a long lens of course) for any family in my community. I asked for a minimum $100 donation to Sunnybrook Hospital who, like all Toronto hospitals, did great work helping people through the pandemic.
It been lovely to see so many families laughing and sharing these moments together. These photos represent what I do normally as a family portrait photographer. I believe it is the new normal for Toronto family portrait photography. Great shots of the family in only 15 minutes.
It takes a very EXPERIENCED photographer to do these kinds of sessions well. They require great skill to get the kids warmed up and the parents relaxed, the poses flattering and natural, with strong compositions and effective use of sunlight.
These are moments that in 20 years your family will look back on and remember with such fondness, thinking, "those were strange but good time together.”
These short and sweet porch portraits are inspiring more families to have a regular family portrait sessions. The sessions are so fun and put a clear positive spin on life as a family.
The Happy Side of Life
With my telephoto lenses, a very safe distance from my subjects in the era of physical distancing, I capture the best side of reality of family love.
Instead of taking a photo-journalistic approach a looking for a reality-bites angle, I aim for tons of smiles, cuddles, hugs and laughter. It’s the opposite of a news story kind of photograph. It’s a personal and joyful account of what your family looks like at this point in time..
I am a photographer best known for my wedding and family photography.
I started to see other photographers offering porch portraits in March and April of 2020 and I thought, no way, too soon, too risky!!! I encouraged other local photographers to stay home until we at least started to flatten the curve in Toronto. Like many professional photographers, I knew that the risks were too high for everyone involved to be doing porch portraits at that time. However, eventually the curve began to flatten and I was able to implement my SAFE PORCH PORTRAITS program with great success.
For Love Worth Documenting
Yesterday I photographed a little girl celebrating her third birthday, with her shiny new pink bike. I photographed two families who welcomed newborn babies during quarantine and desperately needed photographs to show their loved ones. I captured the loving connection between grandparents about to celebrate 40 years of marriage and unable to share that with the rest of the family. I photographed front-line hospital workers who are exhausted but still put on a smile when they cuddled with their kids on their front lawn.
The moments, occasions and celebrations are real and deserve to be photographed professionally. I am a photographer that does this all year round, every year. If nothing else, I hope the popularity of porch portraits shows all of us the value of having your family love documented, any time, in any circumstance.
Family portraits: for Love Worth Documenting. Visit my PORCH PORTRAITS info page here.
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$590 (+HST) - 30 Minutes - 12 Digital Images - Great Photos!