Leaside Family Photography by Storey Wilkins
Serving Leaside's loveliest families with beautiful photography since 2001.
"Well, you’ve done it again! I went from laughing out loud at some of the true moments that were captured (the ones of us falling over on the bed are classic!!!), to crying at the beauty of my amazing family." Andrea & Ken
For parents in Leaside and Bennington Heights, who want professional photographs of your family, it's time to get into your own story, I will provide heartwarming photographs capturing the very special love in your life, that you will be proud of today and forever, because I have over 20 years of award winning experience photographing love.
Family portraits are not just photographs, they are acts of love. There is no better way to cherish the present and remember the past.
For your family portrait I keep things light and fun as I create innovative and inspiring poses. I also capture playful genuine moments of your whole family (including you). I will make sure you get into your own family photographs, and will love the results.
As a Mom
As a mother, I understand just how much you love your family, and how important it is to select the best professional photographer you can in order to capture that love in photographs. I also know how precious your time is, so I strive to make this process easy and stress-free for you.
Professional Photographic Services
I provide a full-service capture-to-print experience so that you can preserve your best memories in both ready-to-share high resolution digital images as well as beautiful custom printed art pieces for you home. All sessions include:
- Private online gallery
- Quick turnaround time and
- Follow up in-person (or on-line) sales meeting to order:
- your favourite framed prints,
- wall art,
- photo stationary, and
- gifts for your loved ones.
All Ages and Stages
Why are you considering hiring a photographer right now? Whether you are celebrating an occasion or celebrating the moments in between, it would be my pleasure to photograph your family at your home in Leaside. Milestones and moments that I often document include:
- Your Pregnancy (maternity)
- Welcoming your Newborn
- When your Baby is 6-8 Months Old
- As your Toddler begins to Walk
- A Birthday (at any age)
- Your Immediate Family (tweens teens and all)
- Your Multi-Generation Family
- ...and of course, all the beautiful average days in between.
Your Choice of Location
I will work both inside and outside your home or local park such as Trace Manes, Serena Gundy and Howard Talbot Parks. I will combine modern and fresh ideas to capture each of you in your best light. You will feel the connection and love in your photographs. You will see your family's true beauty, and the background will be personal to you.
Great outdoor family photography is something that very few midtown Toronto photographers do well. I specialize in this by creating top quality images in any outdoor location. Family reunions at the park, children portraiture, weekend strolls are all wonderful events to have recorded beautifully.
"We can’t speak highly enough about her easy going yet professional demeanor, attention to detail, patience, and flexibility." Nigel & Danielle
A Recipe for Success
Storey's efficient and fun 30-minute lifestyle portrait sessions have three parts:
- Great Group Portraits
(all of you together smiling, looking relaxed and happy in flattering positions)
- Timeless Moments
(laughs, cuddling, and walking)
- Adorable Portraits of the Kids
(priceless portraits of each of your kids)
Add the Grandparents: Interested in including your parents to join in? Add a 30-minute segment to your session to include your parents for a wonderful three generation portrait.
Add an "Instaworthy" Portrait for your Teen: Have a teen or tween that is secretly dying for an Instagram worthy portrait of him or herself? Add a 30-minute segment to your session so that I can create a wow-factor editorial style portrait for them.
Anything is possible so if you have an idea in mind for your portrait session just let me know.
Any photographer should be able to produce one cute photo of your child, but can they perform well enough to exceed your expectations in your home environment? Can they tell your story? I can!
To every portrait session I bring:
- 20+ years of experience photographing people in all circumstances including weddings (considered one of the most challenging forms of photography),
- The patience and understanding of a mom, and
- The 100% guarantee that you will love your photographs.
My goal is to give you a collection of images that will make you so happy you will shed tears. I look forward to creating a wonderful set of photographs for you. From the session to the finished prints, I bring you the art of storytelling so that you can treasure your family’s great moments and share your story for generations to come.
"A look, an expression - pure gold! The proof is in the wondrous looks we get when people see her photos hanging on our wall." David & Stacey
The months of October and November are the only months to book your family portrait session if you are looking for great and colourful nature in the background. Specifically, if you want to see beautiful yellows, greens, reds and oranges on the trees in the background of your photographs then be sure to schedule your session with me during this time. There are some great locations for fall colours across the GTA. We may have to venture beyond Leaside for the right location. I have prepared a list of the best Toronto locations for family photos in the fall.
I have published a list of my 2020 family portrait prices. Contact me to review my pricing and if you don't see what you are looking for in terms of a product, let me know. I am happy to work with you to create custom display solutions for your home or office, and custom gift solutions for your loved ones.
Easy to Book
Four Easy Steps:
- Request a session by email or phone.
- Pick a day and time that works for you.
- Sign and return the contract (adding locations, details and preferences).
- Pay using Pay Pal.
That's it! You are all set. I can't wait to photograph you and your wonderful family.
Easy to Order
Four Easy Steps After you Book your Session:
Step 1: Pre-Session Chat (optional)
A portrait is about more than simply capturing your likeness. That is why I will schedule a short chat with you by phone beforehand to get a sense of your desires and concerns. Together we will create a session plan, where we discuss what to wear, the location for the session, display ideas for your home, and the pricing.
Step 2: Your Portrait Session
We will arrange to hold your session in your home in Leaside, or a beautiful park nearby. Using my easy three-part process, you can relax and enjoy spending time with your family while I go about arranging and posing, lighting and finessing, and engaging the kids in play so the session will fly by.
Step 3: The Ordering Appointment
This can be done at your home or by video call about a week after the session. This will be a great opportunity to review the images together so that I can help you select your favourite images and prepare a plan for printing, framing, and hanging them in perfect places around your home. It will be an effortless and enjoyable appointment.
Step 4: Delivery and Installation
The most exciting part of your portrait experience is the arrival of your new artwork. I will deliver everything to your home and if you do not have a professional installer, I will recommend one to you or provide someone for you (fees start at $150).