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WHY WE LOVE CANVAS


This is why we love our Professional Canvas’


ALP canvas prints are one of a kind! They are hand wrap premium fine art canvas on metal to create a streamlined piece with classic natural texture. Our cotton-poly canvas is acid- and OBA-free, and archival-certified. The opaque, matte finish has excellent D-max tones for spectacular highlights and an extended color gamut with our professional pigment-based inks. Canvas is water, scratch, and crack resistant, and finished with an additional protective coating for an heirloom product.


Talk about a statement piece!


AdaLilly Photography

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CHOOSING THE BEST WAY TO DISPLAY PHOTOS IN YOUR HOME

 


You may not be aware but part of the experience of working with AdaLilly Photography is we can help design your at home wall display with our virtual design assistant!


 Talking about prints and sizes, and where to hang and what to hang etc can be a tough and confusing decision.  I mean talking about different kinds of paper and why we print on one vs another is something everyone should know right?  No, we don’t expect you to know it all and part of the experience of working with ALP is that we love pampering our clients and being the experts in this area.  After all it is what we do being a full service photography studio.  We wanted to take the guess work out of choosing what to print and where to hang it, again taking you through a seamless transition through the entire experience.  After all you’ll want your portraits to look their best in your home.

How does it work:

*  Most of this is planned in the pre-session consult believe it or not.  It’s partly how we decide on the backdrop to shoot your portrait on.

*  Decide on a space in your home that you’d like to use as your ‘feature wall’ or space to showcase our work we just created together.

*  Next, lets decide on print size(s)

*  Then let me virtually design the look showcasing colours already in your home or more specifically the area these pieces of art are going to be enjoyed.

*  Lastly we place your order together and await its arrival to share in your home with family and friends.


Some things to think about that we will discuss in detail at your ordering appointment.

Is the space large enough for 1 feature image or a collage of multiple images?

Pick your favourite images that you might like to see on your wall(s)



Still have questions?


Its okay, we understand that you may have questions.  We also understand that you may want to see more than one option.  No problem!  Let us know we are happy to answer any questions you have and if its a concern about whether or not its the perfect image for the space, lets chat more and create a couple digital design options for you to choose from.  Regardless, no need to stress, we have your back!


When hanging photos on your wall (framed or canvas) you can choose to hang a single photo, or a group of photos in a collage to change it up.


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FAQ FRIDAY #1


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 ‘I have so many clothes and nothing that matches my family’s wardrobe, how are we going to look good if we have nothing that compliments each other?’


Fear not my friend!  We have the answer (and no it doesn’t always involve going out and spending more money right away).  Sometimes what you think may not compliment each other we see something different.  That is why part of the service of hiring us as your family portrait photographer means we help style you!  YES!  We will take all the guess work out of styling your family portrait session right from the start.  Thats right you leave it to us!  We will make sure the props (if any), location, and wardrobe all come together seamlessly to create that one of a kind experience!

(Check out our favourite spring and summer colour pallets here for inspiration)


How does it work?

Its easy!  During our pre-session styling consult you take us on a virtual like tour of your wardrobe via FaceTime or Zoom and we help tailor your family’s wardrobe precisely to fit your personalized portrait session.


 

One more thing…

Ladies, I have one more thing to pamper you with!  Take the guess work out of your hair and makeup!  Why?  Because we’re including Hair & Makeup in all our sessions for one individual going forward!  (Its the least we can do to show how much we love our clients and we personally believe we work with the best HAMU Artists in the city!)


COVID-19 Policies on HAMU
Until we get the confirmation to go ahead to proceed with this additional complimentary service we are also happy to put this value towards your print package.


Thank you for supporting our small local business!

 

AdaLilly Photography

***TIP TUESDAY #11***

ALP Client Guide – Spring & Summer Session Wardrobe

Dressing for a Spring & Summer Family Session


Spring


The birds are chirping, the buds are blooming, and the snow has officially melted. That means it’s time for your spring family session. Here are a few wardrobe tips to ensure the whole gang looks smashing:

  • Play up the fact that it’s spring. Have a necklace with a butterfly pendant? Perfect! An insect-printed tee? Yes, please.
  • Channel the colors of spring.  While pastels are the most popular colour during Spring, other colours will work too.  Seriously – look out the window for inspiration for your family’s colour palette or pin our colour client guide image below. Greens, pinks, yellows, beige, khaki, and blues all work exceptionally well.
  • Layer up! Spring can be both warm and cold at once, so come prepared. We love spring scarves, light cardigans, vests, etc.


Summer


It’s hot outside, but fear not. Here are some cool wardrobe tips to make sure your summer family photo session is a hit:

  • Wear light fabrics that let you breath, but still look polished. It’s OK to show some skin, too. Shorts are good, as are tank tops.
  • Really play up the summer accessory factor. I’m talking sun hats for the ladies and big sunglasses for all.
  • You can even bring summer-appropriate props that complement your outfits. Maybe it’s a beach ball, balloons, giant lollipop or messy ice cream cone.
  • Choose shoes that are comfortable and summery. Flip flops, loafers, open-toed pumps, even sweet sneakers on your kiddos.

    Now that we’ve shared some of our favourite colour schemes and you’re still unsure, keep it simple!  You can never go wrong with white cotton/linen blends.  All we can say is #swoon

 

ALP STUDIO – WE’RE BACK!


We’re more than dancing over here we’re so excited!


We love our photography family & clientele and want to make sure your safety is first and foremost our priority.  So while we’re preparing to re-open the studio on May 14, 2020 we wanted to give you a little sneak peek into our phase one policies.  We feel comfortable enough to open during this phase and plan to do so safely providing we all follow these rules together.


A few points:

  • You’re more than welcome to wear a mask in the studio, however masks will not be supplied by ALP Studios.
  • We will have ample amounts of soap and warm water in an open washing area for you to utilize to wash your hands as you enter the studio.
  • We ask that if you should become unwell prior to your session please contact the studio and reschedule.
  • We don’t have all the answers so if for any reason we can’t answer your questions please refer to the AHS website regarding COVID-19.



Thank you for continuing to support this little local business of ours!

 

Xo,

AdaLilly Photography

***MEMO MONDAY***


Did you get the memo?


Good morning all!
 
First off we’d like to thank you all for sticking with us. We’ve had several changes over the last few months and still working through galleries created in that time.
 
We are heading into an even busier part of our season and wanted to touch base on a few key points of our business. While we know there are time frames for images, we sometimes have a larger wait time as we are growing and getting into busy seasons. We love each and every one of our loyal clients (YOU!) and want to ensure we do our very best on each gallery. We can not and will not break our policies to jump anyone ahead of the line. Unfortunately this just isn’t fair.  We edit in the order the albums are created in session. Therefore no one will bumped ahead because they need a last minute image for said reason.  It’s unfair to the ones who’ve booked in before.  
So that being said, if you know you’re needing to book a scheduled session regardless of seasonal or not it is highly recommended that you do so in a timely manner, as such no less than 4 weeks is recommended for studio sessions.  If you’re planning for a wedding please inquire, as weekend dates are booked 1 – 1.5years in advance and we may have a weekday available sooner than that.

Re-touching Services


This is first and foremost at the discretion of the photographer.  We have added a change in our policies to this. You can find this under General Policies on our policies page.  Should any retouching be requested after your gallery has been delivered please note you will be placed at the bottom of the list as you’ve received your full gallery of proof images at that time and others have not. There will be going forward a fee for any retouching services over and above 3 digital images.  This is in detail in our Policies section on our webpage.

We appreciate your understanding and business going forward.


AdaLilly Photography

***ALP ANNOUNCEMENT***


With the world in fear and completely shutting down over COVID-19 I wanted to address what we’re doing and how we’re continuing to go forward right here in the studio.


We’ve always followed a standard of care in the studio but want to reassure everyone that we will continue to follow and exceed that standard.  As of today we have bleached and disinfected everything again and will continue to do so.  We have maintained hygiene and continue to wash our hands and refrain from touching faces. We plan to continue to remain open during the epidemic as we are not going to be terrified by what media has lead us to believe.  We are listening to the health care professionals and the scientists who have been working with the virus.  That being said, should you feel uncomfortable coming for your newborn, family, or any portrait session we understand.  We ask that you please be aware of our studio policies.  We do not offer refunds.  We know currently in AB the risks are low, however due to the fear out there and your choice to rebook a session we are happy to transfer your session fee to another scheduled date.


Going Forward


  •  We will be closely following the guidelines of the CDC to protect my studio and our families.
  • While I’ve always sanitized my studio, and all clothing touched after ever single session, we will continue to follow this practice.
  • Im an avid hand washer regardless but will continue to be one throughout and wash even a little bit more than we already do.
  • We will be disinfecting doorknobs and surfaces that don’t come in contact with babies and children.
  • We will be asking that everyone that walks into the studio to please wash your hands before proceeding with your session.

 


We ask that should you feel unwell, or be symptomatic in any way, get tested by simply dialling 8-1-1.  AB health services are there to help!  Communicate with us!  Keep us informed.  If you or anyone in your family coming for the session are immunocompromised, advise us. We WILL reschedule your appointment should you feel more comfortable in order to protect YOU!


While COVID-19 does not revolve around vaccinations etc, we want our clients to know we do take pride in making sure our healthy steps to run a healthy space are met so that we can protect those who can’t protect themselves.

Thank you,


AdaLilly Photography

 

***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

***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

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