Now Booking Roadside Sessions for 2020 | Ottawa Family Photographer

What is a Roadside Session?

A roadside session is exactly what it sounds like: a short & sweet photo session just off the main road. I can’t tell you how many times I have driven past beautiful scenery that would look amazing as the background for a family photo, but could not justify having a full session there (full sessions have more variety in the gallery, and especially with children who love to run around they don’t always have the space to do so). So what started as a “what you see vs. what your photographer sees” series, turned into a challenge to photograph my own family in front of some of those awesome spots, and it’s been so much fun for everyone since!


And thus, the #PNNPRoadsideSessions were born. They have been such a hit this fall, so I am opening them up for booking through the entire year for 2020 to take advantage of all the seasons and what they have to offer.

Why book a Roadside Session?

Roadside sessions are short and sweet, which means they are great for all seasons (even on cold AF winter days) to be able to capture the beauty that can be found in unconventional places and for small children who have short attention spans. The timeframe is also perfect for families who are simply looking to update their family portraits with one or two images, for those who want a quick session to create images for their holiday cards (hint hint, book now for next year!), and for those who want to go to several locations for more variety in creating a custom family portrait album.

These sessions also make great gifts because they can be completely personalized by the recipients, and there are several investment levels available. Just in time for the holidays, which are right around the corner! CLICK HERE to reserve a gifted session.

What’s included?

When booking a Roadside Session, you are reserving a family (or maternity/ couple) session within the month of your choice during 2020, in addition to printed and digital artwork.

All session options (full, petite or roadside) include a pre-session planning consultation where we will go over the location options based on your personal preferences, in addition to wardrobe recommendations to coordinate with your location choice, personal style, and home decor so that your artwork fits right into your life. This consultation is where we will select the exact date for your session, and the rain date (because outdoor portraits rely on weather) so that you can plan your schedule in advance, just in case.

printed proofs and album samples at an ordering appointment

After the session takes place, you will be invited to return to the studio to see the printed proofs from your session and place your order (select your image(s)). Clients love being able to lay them all out in front of them to pick their yes and maybe piles, and I am there to help you through the entire process and guide you to the best products to suit your needs (or I can leave you to it and hang out at my desk while you deliberate, if you prefer).

You are more than welcome to purchase more artwork once you’ve seen the images from your session, but this way you have that one family portrait to display in your home (ready-to-frame, matted to 11×14) and the matching digital to share with friends and family. And of course, should you wish to have a different type of print than the one included, you are absolutely able to apply the credit towards another art piece. My personal favourite is the barnwood frame; just look at how perfectly rustic yet modern it is!

barnwood frame sample

As part of the Roadside Session promotion, there will be exclusive packages available at your ordering appointment ranging from $350 to $1000 that include printed and digital artwork, in addition to the standard print menu of a-la-carte items. There are of course only a limited number of spots available per month, so act quickly (cherry blossom season and fall colours will sell out fast!).

How to book:

The special offer is only for a limited time, so grab a spot before they are all gone! Go ahead and complete the form linked below to reserve your spot, and we can get chatting about all of the details.

CLICK HERE to reserve a gifted session (sale ends December 31st).


Still have questions? Give me a call at 613-371-4594 and I will be more than happy to go over everything with you and get your spot reserved.

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