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***ALL ABOUT MOM-DAYS***


Mom, Mommy, Mum, Mere, Maman, Mutte, Makuahine, Mamma, Madre, Mama, Mami


 

No matter how many languages speak her name, she deserves only the best gifts this mothers day.  Get her the gift she will cherish forever.

 

Being a mother of two I cherish all the moments with my babies that I can look back on and remember them like it was yesterday.  They’re small for such a short period of time after all.  So lets capture those moments together and able you to relive every single one for a lifetime.


ONLY 10 of these $100 gift cards available for any studio session for those amazing moms!!


 


Not only is the session handcrafted and one of a kind but so are these gift certificates.  Hand made right here in our studio.  We believe in making it an extra special experience and chose to complete the process with a one of a kind added touch!


To purchase, please contact Andrea either via email (adalillyphotography@gmail.com) or our contact page.

 

Note:  Sessions do not include Hair & Makeup but this service is available should you choose to utilize it.  Notice required a minimum of 4 weeks to book Aprille.

 


Mother’s Day Gift Card T&C’s


  • Any services chosen over the value of the gift card, gift card will be applied and balance must be paid by holder.
  • Gift card can be used towards any type of studio session.  If the session is more than the value of the gift card the additional must be paid in full before services rendered.
  • Gift cards can not be redeemed for cash
  • Gift cards do not have an expiration date however it is highly encouraged to use ASAP as sessions fill quickly and we can not guarantee we will be available for your requested date.  (We are typically booked out 4-6 months in advance for studio sessions and 1-1.5years for weddings)

 

Thank you!

AdaLilly Photography

 

*** Prices subject to change without notice ***

***TIP TUESDAY #8***


How much time do I really need for my session?


 

Here at ALP we offer three different options for your session. To help you choose the one that’s right for you, we have compiled this list to help you understand the amount of time needed for your session.

 

  • THE EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION (or the Mini Session) – 20-30 minutes– A mini session is ideal if you just want to document what your child looks like at the age he or she is right For example, doing a session for 7-year-old photos, or 4th grade photos, etc. These sessions are short and are best suited for older children (post-toddler) who are able to follow directions rather quickly. There will be some variation in the photos, but we don’t change locations or outfits, so there’s not a lot of extra creative shots included.

 

  • ALP STUDIO COLLECTION – 1 hour– This is our most popular session. This session caters to younger children and allows us to capture more creative photos. We permit two outfit changes for this session. An hour gives us more time to get the younger children to warm up and cooperate, which the mini session doesn’t allow for.

 

  • ALP STUDIO/ON LOCATION COLLECTIONS – 1-2 hours– We suggest this session if you are doing a sibling session with three or more children. This amount of time allows us to take photos of your children together, as well as individually. It will also give us more time to pose them together and to get good, genuine smiles. Depending on how many children you have and their ages, this session can allow up to two outfit changes for siblings and three to four for individual children.  One location determined during booking consultation.

 

Thank you for sticking with us!

 

AdaLilly Photography

***ALP EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION – 2020 EASTER MINIS***

RESERVE NOW before you miss out!

Two backdrops to choose from this year.  Keeping it true to our minimalistic approach we can’t wait to work with your little ones this year.

Session Fee:  $99 + gst (regularly $149 + gst)
Dates:  March 15th & 21st, 2020 10 am – 4 pm
30 Minute Session
Use of ALP High Quality props & wardrobe (optional)
Included:  2 complimentary digital images (option to purchase more)
Turnaround:  In time for Easter 2020

BACKDROP OPTION 1 – HOPPY FRIENDS

BACKDROP OPTION 2 – HOPPY TREATS


All backdrops & set designs are copyright AdaLilly Photography


RESERVE TODAY

 

AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY #7***


The Art of Candid Child Photography


If your child doesn’t like sitting still or posing for the camera, have no worries.  We can still get some great photos of the little ones.  When children don’t want to cooperate, we as photographers jump to plan B.  It is our job to create situations where you child can relax and candidly bring out their personalities.  About 97% of the time, I prefer candid shots instead of the posed ones.

THE ALP ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

AdaLilly Photography

***BONA FIDE***

 

You may have seen it in the news recently, a predator posing as a photographer.  I’m really saddened by this, never should a situation like this ever arise.  So I wanted to take the time to be more informative on the profession, what we do and the service we provide.  After all we are in the best business!


I am proud to be able to say my business is legit!  I am a legal photography business.


I get it!  Photography is another luxury like that of a European vacation.   Whether or not to choose between the less expensive or the most expensive tour/package can be a hard decision.  So I’m here to share what I’ve worked so hard for and to provide for my clientele, family & friends.

As a legal photography business there are steps I had to take to make sure my business stood out amongst the crowd and provided some reassurance for enquiring eyes.  I didn’t just grab my camera, take a few snaps ask someone to pay me for them and voila!  I potentially could have done it that way, and there are some that do, but I chose to do it the right way.  While the excitement was over running my emotional state, I knew I could not ethically take any money from anyone until I was L-E-G-I-T!


4 Things to think about when looking for a photographer to capture those most precious moments.


  • Are they a legally licensed/registered business?  (It’s okay to ask these questions if they don’t already advertise this incredibly important point)
  • Are they insured?  This is huge!  I can’t stress this point enough.  If the photographer is not insured you can bet they’ll be holding YOU, the client liable for any and all potential damages or injuries!  YES!  You could be billed for that and I can assure you receiving an invoice to replace a $25K lighting system that your uncle bumped into at your wedding causing a domino effect trashing all the photographers gear would likely give anyone a coronary. (As an insured photographer I carry liability insurance)  I mean how awkward is that to have to send an invoice to your client or vice versa being on the receiving end of said invoice.
  • References!  Do they have references or ratings?  You may find these posted on their webpage under ‘kind words’ or ‘testimonials’.  Or they may have ratings on their google page.  Regardless of where they’re located ask to see some if they’re not visible.
  • Taxes!!!  Do they pay their taxes?  If they’re a legally licensed/registered business, they likely pay taxes.

Keep in mind that while we love to create and produce stunning timeless images for our clients, here at ALP we’re more proud of the fact that we can do it legally and with reassurance!  With ALP you’re working with an established photography service provider and that is priceless.


I am licensed & insured.  I’ve got paperwork to prove it.  I run a legal tax paying photography business.  It’s not cheap to run my business but I’m proud of taking the proper steps to be #legit


AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY #6***


Use our online session reservation link to secure your session


We know how crazy life can be and if it were just simple to book appointments online everywhere it would take away from the additional planning etc.  So we have created a very simplistic approach to booking your studio sessions directly from our webpage!

We encourage you to book soon as we are already booking several months out.  While I’m trying to open the studio extra dates they’ll be by appointment only at this rate.

Now when scheduling online, please remember to check your junkmail for the confirmation email we will send back to you.  With this you will receive another one with the contract to sign as well as our session preparation guide.


How does it work?

Where to go to book your session?   Our bookings page (also linked on our platforms)

Next Steps:

Choose your session

Select date & time

(it will only give you the options of what is available, to find more dates simply scroll through the calendar)

Click Select

Enter information and payment

Submit

Wait for confirmation…

(usually received within 48hrs but remember to check your junkmail)


NOTE:  Any VIP member pricing…your email must match that of which you provided when signing up for our VIP Membership or your booking will NOT be approved.


This is new to us too so there may be some kinks to work out still.  For now lets give it a go and we can’t wait to see our calendar fill up to create beautiful timeless art with all our amazing friends, family, and favourite people…YOU!

Thanks for hanging out!

 

AdaLilly Photography

***WEDNESDAY WEIGH IN #4***

 


Today we’re back to talk about Comparing Packages & Asking about Your Rights…



Grab a cup of coffee and lets sit down and review those packages!!!


STEP 7: COMPARE THOSE PACKAGES

Knowing the exact dollar amount?  You won’t know what the number will be until you decide what type of coverage you want for your day, how many albums you need and where your photographer is from.  Packages can range well between $500 – $15,000 + on the higher more experienced end of the spectrum.  When you meet with your photographer(s) ask for a general idea of what the investment will be based on the photographer’s standard rate/shooting feee and package.  Additionally ask about the rates for their albums you think you’ll want and the amount of coverage you’re hoping to book them for.  Do you require their services for the day?  or possibly the entire weekend?   Are you getting hitched at a destination location?  All these factors can greatly effect your investment.  Keep in mind the value you seek.  Do you care about experience in the art?  Is it important to you to have more than one photographer?  If so you need to ask how much it is for the additional coverage.  Do you want an engagement session or a newlyweds session?  Are these additional to the packages or included?  Is a second shooter part of the contract?  If not ask about the possibility.  While it’s nice to have a second shooter they’re not always available, be prepared for the  possibility that they may not be if this decision is made later on in the discussions.  Depending on the size of your wedding a third shooter may even be beneficial.  Enabling all angles to be captured from your event.

STEP 8:  WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?  WHAT ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHERS?

READ THOSE CONTRACTS!!!!  Most photographers stipulate in their contracts that they own the rights to all the images taken at the wedding.  Yes!  That includes the ones of you!  What does this mean?  This means that the photographer has the right to use all images promotionally where they choose.  (website, blog, publication submissions, and ads).  Knowing this leads us to the next part…digital proofs.  Most photographers have a policy that you can only share watermarked images or images with their credit on them.  If you want to print the images yourself or order an album from another source, you’ll likely have to buy the rights to the images.

Thank you for coming back!  We’ll be wrapping up this section of WWI next week and then head into some more details of wedding photography and planning!!

AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY #5***


Choosing the perfect location for your session


It’s almost time for your session and we’re trying to decide on a location. Here are some things you’ll want to think about:

  • Keep in mind the décor of your home. My personal photography style is bright, soft & airy.  My home is more modern minimalist themed.  I would never have us dressed in bright colors on a canvas on my wall because it doesn’t go with my décor.  Make sure you coordinate your outfits and locations to match the décor style of your home.  You also will need to coordinate the colours with the walls of your house so they don’t clash.
  • If you have a more vintage style decor in your home, studio canvas portraits may not look as amazing, and location portraits  not as good unless you put them in complimentary vintage type frames to make them fit in more.
  • If you have a more modern home like mine, studio photos will more than likely be your best option.
  • You can also choose to have a lifestyle session done inside your home. We will come to your house and take photos of your family in your own natural environment. These are beautiful and will look great in your house because they match perfectly.

AdaLilly Photography

***MODEL CALL***

 


Hello Friends and Followers…


I’m in search of newborn twins to help me out!  I am working on posing and would love to feature my new collection of wraps I recently received.  Twins would be ideal, but if not 2 newborns will work too.  Baby/babies must be within 1-15 days old preferably under 8lbs but not a deal breaker.

This is not a full session, and the focus is strictly on the newborn(s).  It will take approximately 1hr – 1.5hrs of your time per babe.  ALP Studio model release contract must be signed as well as my studio session contract in order to receive this opportunity.  You will receive the studio time and session free along with one complimentary signature digital art piece from your session.  Of course there is always an option to purchase more.

If you’re due around these dates please let me know ASAP and email me with a picture of your newborn (obviously when born), without a hat, and let me know Date of Birth and babe/baby’s weight.

Thank you,

 

AdaLilly Photography

ALP Studios

***TIP TUESDAY #4***


HOW TO BE OKAY IF YOUR BABY WONT STOP CRYING ON PICTURE DAY


 

We’ve all seen those adorable photos of new little babies looking so peaceful and relaxedandnot a care in the world. As new parents, we want similar photos of our children to send out to grandparents, make into screensavers, and blast out to our social media pages to show off our amazing baby. But then session day comes around and BAM!– your baby does not want anything to do with it.

You’re thinking, “Why won’t you stop crying? I’ve literally done everything I can think of, but you’re still not happy.  Don’t you know I’m paying good money for this session?  Sarah’s baby cooperated in her session, why can’t you just go to sleep and let us get some nice photos?!”  If this is happening during your session, I want you to stop,breathe and remember one thing: all newborns cry.  This is a natural, real emotion that all newborns have for most of their first few months of life. It’s not abnormal. There is nothing wrong with your child for doing it. It is nothing to be ashamed of.  They aren’t doing it to embarrass you.  And when you stress out about the fact that your baby iscrying, that then makes things even worse because he or she knowsyou’re upset.

Don’t let the crying upset you.  Embrace this moment in time. It won’t be long before you forget how her little forehead wrinkled up whenever shescreamed, or how histoes would get all stretched out and tense when he was upset.  Let us capture these little details.  These crying photos can evoke real emotion and demonstrate the love you have for your child as you try to soothe him or her.  Your child can look back at these photos once they’re all grown and remember the solace that they found in your arms.  These tender moments are just as important, if not more so, than the sleeping, posed photos.

The point of booking a newborn session is to help you preserve the first memories of your child’s life.  While posed photos are cute, you’re not going to look back and think, “Remember how cute she was whenever she would lounge around the house in frog-form?” because that didn’t happen. You’ll look back at these photos and remember all the nights you walked your baby around the house or rocked him in a chair and hummed lullabies to try to calm him down. Those times are very stressful, but they also help you form a bond and that’s what makes these photos treasured.


All that being said, if you have your heart set on those peaceful, posed photos, we can always take a break and try again and,if all else fails, reschedule.


 

AdaLilly Photography

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