Irina Fortey
Filmmaker + Photographer

Family

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FAMILY LIFESTYLE

"Family" is really a catch-all term here. My lifestyle sessions are for anyone seeking a relaxed documentary style session designed to artfully capture the real moments in your life. The everyday moments from your past that evoke warm fuzzy feelings. Baking with your grandmother, basketball in the driveway with your dad, Sunday afternoon naps with your newborn on your chest, brunch with your best friends. Think of lifestyle more like a photo album than a series of portraits

Lifestyle sessions will include a range of images from completely candid, to minimally directed. These may include proposals, newborn sessions, maternity, or couple, friends, and (of course) family sessions involving an activity or inside the client’s home, etc.

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  • 1 hour session with your immediate family or small group of friends* (max 6 people) 
  • 1 location/activity choice in Ottawa or Toronto (add $50 for travel)
  • A custom designed plan to visually tell the story of you and your people
  • 3 rolls of film (mixed with your choice of black and white or colour) + digital captures
  • online gallery to select and order your legacy albums and prints (*products are extra)

$250.00 creative fee

WORKING WITH ME

ONE: BOOK YOUR SESSION
Click the button above to contact me and let me know you are interested in booking me for a session. Once I have confirmed my availability for your desired time frame, you will receive a contract and invoice. You are considered booked once your contract is signed and a non-refundable retainer of 50% of your total balance is paid. ** Additional charges apply for sessions involving extended or multiple families, or non-family groups of larger than 6. In these cases, please contract me directly for a quote.

TWO: GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER - QUESTIONNAIRE
Once you are booked I will send you a questionnaire designed to help me get to know your family. I will ask you to tell me about your style, the things you love about one another, and the things you love to do together. If applicable, your spouse or partner will get their own questionnaire.

THREE: DESIGN TIME
Lifestyle sessions are meant to be very personalized, deeply meaningful, and candid. I am going to soak in everything you tell me in your questionnaires and pull out suggestions for a custom designed lifestyle session that will scream, 'THIS IS US!'. If you have ideas for your session, please share them with me. If you're at a loss, don't worry! Every family has an incredible story to tell, and I am great at envisioning ways to bring that story to life visually. 

FOUR: DETAILS
Once we have a plan and location for your session, we will determine the best time of day for your session. We'll schedule your session date, discuss wardrobe, and go over any other details. * Newborn sessions will take place in your home. The session will be scheduled for 10 or 11 am, approximately one week after your due date. Should you go past your due date or otherwise need to reschedule, your session date can be pushed back.

FIVE: SESSION DAY
We will meet at the appointed time and location. You will be prepared to have FUN! I will rarely ask you to look at me. In fact, I really want you to forget that I am there and focus on making memories with the people you love. You will not fret over messes, wrinkles, or uncooperative children. You will laugh, and hug, and play together. I will capture it all.

SIX: THE BEST PART!
When I get home, I will prepare your film for submission to be professionally processed and any digital media will be downloaded and worked on. Once your collection is ready (usually within 3 weeks!) you will be contacted with all the details to review your images (grab a tissue box!) and how to place your order. You are given 7 days to get your order submitted, so I can immediately begin working on your products and get them to you as quickly as possible.