Family Photography


You will have AMAZING photos to hang on your walls, show off in a photo book and share with friends and family online, plus images that tell more of a story about you and your family. I believe wholeheartedly that the collection of photographs I make become more valuable over time. To read more about my philosophy and see samples of my work, please check out this blog post and/or the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Photo shoots take place where everyone will be most comfortable; this is usually at your home and/or another favourite location of your choice (ie. your family cottage). If you prefer exploring familiar surroundings in the great outdoors, we can go on an ‘adventure walk’, play in the snow or head to the beach.


Not in the Ottawa / Arnprior / Renfrew / Pembroke area? No problem. Get in touch for more information.

mom brushing daughters teeth
family playing game at cabin
brothers playing electronic keyboard covering ears

money talk.

My signature Savour this Day and The Art of Family sessions are the most popular options for family photography.

For both options, photo session pricing is simple and all inclusive.
You will recieve all final edited high resolution files.
A $299 reservation fee and signed agreement at time of booking is required to secure preferred date in my calendar.

Significant savings is offered for sessions booked on a weekday (Monday - Friday, excluding holidays)


Savour This Day

2-3 hours

This is a meaningful storytelling session that celebrates life in and around your home or can take us on an adventure.


includes download of 2-3 minute fusion film of photos + video 

the art of family

60-90 minutes

A perfect mixture of lifestyle / documentary-style images with environmental portraiture and a few relaxed, REAL family portraits.


local session fee
(Arnprior/Renfrew/Calabogie areas)

Professional prints and exclusive archival-quality products can be purchased separately.

softcover keepsake book

all collections include a personalized mobile gallery app featuring your favourite images from the session

this will be the best photo session ever!

Ready to book? Not sure which session is best for your family? Send me a note and I'll be happy to help you out!


dog licks girl in wheelchair
triplets jump on trampoline
family with adult children in the snow

Events + Commercial Commissions

If you are interested in documenting your next small event (birthday, anniversaries, baby/bridal showers, etc.) or looking for commercial photography and feel my work would suit your needs, please get in touch. Small business story, portrait and headshot inquiries also welcome.

Contact me directly for a custom quote or to view my portfolio.

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“My family has had the opportunity to work with Gemma twice in the past year, both times the experience was exceptional! Gemma worked with us so easily and thoughtfully, the experience was a total pleasure from start to finish! We loved Gemma’s candid approach, she catches the sweetest moments and our photographs are such treasures now! Some of the images Gemma captured were such unexpected surprises, that there were tears looking through the proofs the first time! I can’t recommend Gemma enough, our photos are intimate, thoughtful, real moments forever captured on film now, I can’t wait until the next time!”

Michelle I.