it's an adventure!
From the moment you reach out, I learn about your motherhood journey if you're open to share. I try to find a quiet place + a calm setting for every session that will allow your family's story to unfold naturally. I want to assure you that your Experience is just as important to me as your photos. During our time together, we'll walk, relax, and truly disconnect from your busy life. You get to soak it all in and just hang out with your favourite humans. This is your time! For an hour, I need you to trust me. Know that Im ready for anything that comes my way. I know sometimes mama's are scared that their babes will not cooperate, but rest assured that some of my most emotive sessions are when they want nothing to do with it. You'll do some consoling and that's okay. It'll be just like an adventure. They'll want to trow some rocks and play with sticks and that's okay too. That's what it's all about. We'll pick flowers and walk to distract them, the girls will dance and twirl their dresses, you'll snuggle and tell stories. You'll sit and play in the water...and you'll get dirty. Yes dirty!
Perfection is not my goal, capturing real, raw, tangible moments are. My way of photographing a family is completely organic. With all that being said, I cannot tell a story without all the other pieces coming together like Neutral + Earthy tones styling (outfits), location and light. I have spots that will provide beautiful backdrops + suit your families needs. Please keep in mind that your session will be during golden hour, one hour before sunset. I also plan for more tranquil + intimate moments when the time is right. It makes it all come together and creates a memorable experience and timeless photographs that will bring you to tears! Being a mom myself, I know exactly how you feel when it comes to capturing it all!
Everything you need
to know about your
Solis light session
Have a question? Here are FAQs
How does the Client Closet work?
If you haven't found it yet, it's listed in the Welcome Guide amongst other places here and there on the website.
If you plan on wearing a few pieces from the client closet, please let me know. Just screen shot the ones you want and send them to me. I will bring the ones you're interested in and you'll be able to try them in your vehicle to see if you love them right before your session. We'll plan extra time.
I usually add quality, versatile, comfy + flowy dresses so there should be no issue for the fit if it's your usual size. Let me know if you'd like to wear some of them and I'll make a note to get them ready + steamed for the day of your shoot. I can't wait to see what you pick!
When should I book my maternity session?
A question that comes up a lot is,
"when is the best time to book maternity photos?" This is an important one to get right - most people aren't up for booking two maternity sessions in the same pregnancy. But the answer isn't so clear cut. It's different for everyone.
So, how do you know?
As a rule of thumb, anytime between 30-32 weeks is a good time. But babies will arrive when they want to, so if you're having twins or you suspect your little one might be making their big entrance into the world early, it's safer to do it sooner rather than later. If you've been pregnant before, chances are you'll show earlier, so you could book earlier.
When do I book my newborn session?
Book in when your pregnant and I will enter it in my calendar around you due date. We then touch base when your baby arrives.
My newborn sessions are usually captured between the first 14 days of life.
What style of newborn session do you offer?
I offer a natural baby lead style. Outfits are definitely my go to! You should see what I have in my client closet for the your little one. You will love it!
Please note that I no longer offer wrapped and posed newborn sessions. I truly want to offer something different and unique.
Is it better to have professional makeup and hair done?
No. Not at all! The only instance I would recommend a hair dresser is if you want those curls to last longer.
What time will my session be?
If your session is in-home, to get the best light is usually at 10:30 in the morning.
Outdoor sessions are scheduled 1-2 hours before sunset, this varies of the location, weather, and time of year. Please consider that summer sessions will be later in the evening, and fall sessions will be earlier. I understand that this may be late for your kids, but unfortunately I cannot achieved the dreamy golden tones if I shoot mid-day. Mid-day the shadows are harsh and the photos are not flattering. I hope you understand.
Where will my session be?
No stress! As for location, I have pre-determined spots because I know exactly how the light is and the photographs turn out in the most spectacular way. The spots are usually 15 minutes outside of Grand falls, NB
Let me know if you have another backdrop in mind, I can recommend other locations that include a travel fee!
What do we do if rain is forecast?
Heavy rain/ Storm we will rebook but if the forecast is 30% or less we will go ahead with the session.
What to wear?
Please chat with me. I truly believe that outfits can make a session. I have a client closet and a welcome guide with tips on what to wear. As I am specializing and diving deeper into my style, Neutral + warm earthy tones outfits are an important part of your session (Browns, rust, khaki green, creams etc.)
What's the waiting time on my photos after the session?
Last year I decided not to send sneak peaks due to it taking me away from delivering your gallery in a reasonable time frame. Leading time is usually 4 weeks after our session. I know it's painful to wait, but trust me it'll be worth it! PS: If anything drastic happens, I will let you know of the delay.
Is Solis Light your bread winner?
Yes absolutely! in 2019, I was determined on making it happen when my son was born to make this my full time career. I have always been extremely creative and that is one of the things that kept me going through hardships in my life.
In June 2020, Solis Light Photo was officially established and I never looked back after that! I started from scratch, without education whatsoever in photography to being published in more than 10 magazines. I am self taught and have mentored with 3 talented photographers so far. Keeping those wheels turning is important to keep a fresh outlook on my art and how to better serve you. It also helps me keep the passion alive!
I travel all New Brunswick all the way up to Campbelton all the way down the Moncton area. The beach and Rocky coast, my favorite! To humbly add, mama's from all over including Ontario and Nova Scotia come to see me for the unique experience and style that I offer. Im so so grateful!!
I can't wait to see what the futur holds! There are so many possibilities to flourish through this beautiful creative adventure that I have started with you just 3 years ago. It feels like it was just yesterday but the years go by so quickly!
On a side note, in a couple of years I plan on offering in-door sessions to my mama's and their families. It'll be so nice for my little newborns and for the winter season.
Is the down payment deducted from the total amount of my session?
Yes! The balance can be payed at session. :)