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The Family Session

The family.  It comes in all shapes, sizes, colours and make-ups.  Personalities and ages differ, and no two families are alike.  However, what is constant is the fun and joy we can get out of our family sessions.  I recognize that not every family member is thrilled at the idea of being in front of a camera...and work with each family to find what ticks to create photos that are authentic, happy, natural and full of life.  

Once upon a time, I was finishing up a family session while very much a budding photographer.  The dad, like many dads I see, had been pretty skeptical of a family photo session.  However, he unexpectedly turned to me and said with a smile: "This was the most enjoyable - the most fun - photo session we've ever done."  Having fun is the foremost goal for every family session with Kirsten Laufer Photography.  Let's create some amazing moments, and I will be there every step of the way to capture the memories that transpire in the process.

Barring weather constraints, family sessions are usually 1-2 hours in length (depending on session booked) and done outdoors at a location of your choice in the lower mainland. Need help on deciding on a location? I have a range of options - some public, some off-the-beaten-path - that I'm happy to share as we set up your session.  All family sessions include access to my style and prep guide, to help make your planning a bit easier!

Family sessions are generally scheduled for "golden hour" - the few hours before sunset - or in areas that offer a decent shade cover.  As a photographer, light is my tool…and I will ensure that all sessions are done during times and in locations that maximize lighting opportunities.

I am pleased to offer three family session packages to meet my clients' needs.  My premium package is up to two hours of photography and includes a full edited preview gallery and your favorite 30 images in both colour and in black & white.  As a benefit to larger families, this package can accommodate extended families of up to 12 people.   

I also offer a basic package for smaller families looking for a shorter option. My basic family package includes up to an hour of photography at a location of your choice, the full edited preview gallery and your favourite 15 images.  Due to time constraints, this package is primarily geared for the nuclear family and/or families of fewer than 8 people.  For parties of 8-12 people, there is a small surchage to book a basic family package. 

In addition, my all-inclusive package is an amazing package to ensure you save every moment of our session. This session is approximately 2.5 hours in length and includes the full edited gallery for high-resolution digital download  This package is perfect for those who want a documentary-style approach to their family session as well as for larger families of more than 12 people.  

If this sounds appealing to you, please feel free to reach out.  In order to maximize the family sessions I take on, I only offer them on certain days of the week and certain times of day.  Certain periods - particularly summer and autumn - book up well in advance.

Your family session with Kirsten Laufer Photography

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