they are only this little once

A fun, stress-free portrait experience for minimalist families in and around Almonte, the Ottawa Valley, and the NCR.

They are only this little once, so let's make it count

A fun, stress-free portrait experience for minimalist families in and around Almonte, the Ottawa Valley, and the NCR.

Made-Simple Process

Timeless Portrait Session

heirloom printed artwork

They are only young for a short time.

I promise your children do not care about the things holding you back, like those extra pounds you want to shed or the sneaky greys. They adore you for exactly who you are and how you look and are far more focused on the love and attention you give them.

Capture this time in your lives TOGETHER, and you will look back on these portraits with pride and joy, and your kiddos will benefit from the self-esteem boost of seeing themselves happily belonging in their family unit every single day.

  • Intimidated by being awkward in front of the camera?
  • Confused about what to wear for your portraits?
  • Overwhelmed thinking about the printing process?
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Let me help with that.

TESTIMONIALS

Stephanie was a delight to work with. As new parents, it was great to hire someone so knowledgeable about babies! We felt completely comfortable with her and she was so gentle with our tiny boy. Diaper changes, feeding time, crying spells—they weren’t stressful at all because of Stephanie’s relaxed and understanding nature. The photos were all beautiful and they’re incredible quality. - RACHEL SMITH

Stephanie has great attention to detail, and her photos really capture true beauty. It was hard to select what photos to purchase because they were all so beautiful. We will cherish our artwork forever. - AMANDA TOMACIC

I couldn't be happier with our photos and prints. Stephanie was so easy to work with that my 4 year old actually asked to have more photos taken! When we went for our ordering appointment she had several examples and different framing and photo book options that you could see in person. No guessing, no surprises. Stephanie provides an exceptional service for her clients, I would absolutely use her again, these photos will be on display in our home for decades to come. Thank you!!!! - TANYA LAUGHLIN

GALLERY

EVERY STEP OF THE process IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE
1-1
The Planning Experience

A quick phone call to confirm the basic details before scheduling your in-home art consultation, where we will go over your must-haves and portrait goals, wardrobe recommendations, etc., and answer any additional questions you may have.

2
The Portrait Experience

An experience that would be just as enjoyable as one without the end goal of printed artwork, where you get to relax at the studio and interact with your new family, and watch as I care for and photograph your baby. All under flattering lighting, of course.

3
The Ordering Experience

You only need to pick your favourites; I take care of all the design work, master retouching, and framing, while you get to enjoy your beautiful images and the dopamine rush from excitement and anticipation for delivery & installation day.

Your portraits stay with you long after the 'baby era' ends.

As a parent of young children, I get how busy family life can be and that planning a portrait session can feel like just one more item on your to-do list. Especially in those early days. 

This is why I love turning the whole process into an enjoyable experience by keeping everything simple and making all the decisions as easy as possible so that you can relax with your baby and look forward to coming back to create updated artwork of your children that seem to grow at light speed.

MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Stephanie de Montigny is a neutral-loving work-from-home parent raising babies & businesses at the same time. She enjoys relaxing with a frozen margarita after a fun day of thrifting, going on adventures with her husband and two littles, and collecting hobbies and new skills.

 

Stephanie’s goal as a photographer is to celebrate children and families by creating personalized artwork to document their childhood from pregnancy through baby’s first year and beyond. The perks of a full-service studio are all about making your portrait experience go as smoothly as possible and making your decisions as easy as can be. Enjoy the in-home pre-session planning, the prop collection & client closet, the hair and makeup services, the prep guide, the flexible timing for young children, the wall-to-wall delivery, and so much more!

 

No matter the stage of your family or the age of your child, it is always the perfect time to capture their joyful spirit and celebrate them with heirloom artwork. You are invited to set up a consultation call to go over all of the perks of a full-service studio and see how your family can enjoy the boutique photography experience.

How the Artwork Is Made

STUDIO DETAILS

The full-service studio is located in Almonte, Ontario and outdoor photography is offered at various locations throughout the Lanark, NCR & the Ottawa Valley: Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Dunrobin, Constance Bay, Arnprior, Renfrew, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick, North Gower, Greely, Kemptville, Orleans, Gatineau, etc. 

Let's chat portraits!

I am so excited to hear from you. Let's go over all of your portrait session and artwork options, and get your questions answered to ensure I capture your family's true spirit and authentic joy.