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Session Information


Step One

In order to reserve a date, you will sign some paperwork and pay the session fee.

If we haven't already, the easiest way to compare calendars is for you to email or call me with a few dates that work for your family - I always try to be as flexible as possible, and once we find a date, I'll get you booked in and send you the agreement and invoice. I will also have some available dates you may choose from for studio session.  As you pull out your calendar, here are a few things to consider:


• Summer weekend dates are very limited and popular for outdoor sessions.  During the week, many clients who work regular business hours find that by scheduling early in the morning or late afternoon/evening session, they're able to work a session in with almost no time lost at the office.


• Given the beautiful colours and temperate weather, fall is the busiest time of year for outdoor family photos in Guelph. If you'd like a session during one of those times (ESPECIALLY if you want a weekend spot), please get in touch as soon as possible!


• If you have a particular date or holiday by which you need prints or gifts (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.), be sure to book a date at least one month in advance of that date to ensure sufficient processing and printing time.

•Babies and young children are almost universally at their very best first thing in the morning, which just happens to also be a great time of day for beautiful light. If you have children under five years old, I encourage you to consider a session at or as close to sunrise as you can reasonably be ready.


• If you have older children or have one of those rare babies that doesn't do mornings, the other time of day that gives us great light is late afternoon/early evening... usually around 1.5 hours before sunset.


• Beautiful photographs can be made in any kind of weather, but I understand that there are some downsides to being photographed in the pouring rain or the freezing cold. I can and do reschedule sessions for inclement weather.

Once we've decided on a time and date and officially put your session on the books, I'll send you a getting ready guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. That guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I'm always happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help.

You may have also noticed that I offer wardrobe options. Here's a link to shop my client wardrobe ->CLIENT WARDROBE


A few days before our session is scheduled, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location... at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions or let me know if you've come up with a fun idea we haven't discussed.


Step Two

For studio session please block off 1 to 1.5 hours or up to 2.5 hours for newborn sessions. Babies and young children have their own schedule and sometimes we just have to go with it.

Typically with outdoor session we're done within 50 minutes or so, I feel kids (and dads) get tired after 45 min. I like to stay flexible. I want to be able to give you time to calm your child/give him a snack and a snuggle, or walk over to that neat place we see at the location.


Finally, take a breath and relax.


Step Three

The fun part! Within just a couple of weeks of your session, you'll receive an email from me letting you know that your photo slideshow is ready for viewing! The slideshow will be active for 24 hours letting you watch as many times as you'd like. Once you've had a chance to watch and marvel at all your photos, you'll have 24 hours to let me know which collection you want to purchase. Collections prices are separate from the reservation fee. After you've made a collection purchase, you'll have a full month to select the specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection.

Collection I


Your choice of 10 high resolution digital files & $75 in print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, additional digital files, etc.

Collection II



Your choice of 25 high resolution digital files & $150 in print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, additional digital files, etc.

Collection III


The complete set of high resolution digital files, slideshow, & $300 in print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, etc.

What you're going to do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you're planning for a photo session, but it's all too often the aspect is overlooked... all that time and money invested deserve a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere.

A Peek Into Print Products


These 12 month press print calendars are printed on a Fine Art Smooth Silk paper (270gsm) and come with a variety of options like a handcrafted wood stand display or spiral bound. Wood stands are shipped flat and designed for quick and easy assembly.  

With smooth gradations, true-to-life colours, and superior clarity these calendars will make your day any time of the year.

Calendars are available in a variety of sizes and come ready to display.

6x9" Calendar with Wood Stand $220.00

11x17" Spiral Calendar $165.00

beautifully designed 12 month calendar, starting from any month

Printed on professional photo paper with a rich matte finish or semi-gloss finish, for the highest quality long-lasting print.

5x7" Deckled Print (1) $75.00

8x12" Semi-Gloss Prints (1)  $115.00

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High quality prints available in a variety of sizes and paper options

A traditional photographic print with a semi-gloss finish, framed in a pre-assembled wooden box-style frame with a permanent black paper backing and hanging hardware.

Comes pre-assembled and ready to hang. Dimensions: 2.2cm Wide 3cm Deep

8x10" White Frame  $300.00

11x14" Light Wood Frame $395.00

Modern box-style frames ready to hang and display in any setting.

These lovely hard cover books are printed on smooth silk paper (250gsm),
available with a variety of linen cover options with foil lettering.
Minimum of 20 pages (10 spreads) and maximum of 80 pages (40 spreads).

Linen cover colours include blush, oakseafood, grey, dark grey, brown and black.

8x8" 20 Page Book with Linen Cover $875.00 (add. spread $51)

12x12" 20 Page Book with Linen Cover $1200 (add. spread $60)

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beautiful lay flat albums ready to display on your coffee table in your home.

Elle Chic Photography (est. 2017) is a professional photography studio based in Guelph, Ontario, serving Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Fergus, Elora, Guelph-Eramosa, and Halton Hills. / ph: 647 992 8634

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