Through the ups and downs, your life is a whirlwind of amazing adventures. From your gorgeous partner flashing the bling on one knee to announcing you’re toasting a mini-me in the oven, these milestones are a collection of gorgeous moments that pay ode to the legacy you’re building together.
As your lifestyle photographer, there’s nothing I’d love more than to help you pause time and preserve these twinklings for your nostalgic purposes. With a mix of posed imagery, candid direction and newfound friendship, you’ll walk away from our session knowing your memories have been artfully captured for your safekeeping. Displayed on your walls or in a fine art album, your photos celebrate you being YOU and the journey you’ve been on thus far.
These are the chapters of your story, the bookmarks of your adventure. I’ll create a safe space for you to relax and forget the noise of the world, even if it’s just for a few hours, so you can spend quality time with the ones you cherish. Wherever your happy place may be, you can count on me to be there with all my sassy bells and whistles!
Your lifestyle photographer from Edmonton, Alberta
Engagement & Couples
Maternity & Newborn
You young’uns keep me alive! Vicariously thriving off your starry-eyed love, I adore capturing lovebirds in their element. Whether it’s a photoshoot to celebrate your newly engaged, bling-bling status or a session just ‘cos, I’m SO up for it! On top of a mountain or by the water, let me know where your happy place is and we’ll plan our epic adventure together. Obsessed with your fur baby? They’re part of your family so be sure to bring them along for extra tail-waggin’ support too!
When two becomes three (or four, five, six...ten), this is a wonderful opportunity for us to capture a new beginning for your adventure together. From enduring crazy pregnancy cravings to bleary-eyed nappy changes and cuddle seshs, welcoming a new mini-me in the world is a joyride and a half! Glowing with joy, dancin’ with excitement, let’s memorialize this for your and your partner’s memory banks.
One minute you’re listening to Baby Shark on repeat and the next you’re telling them to chill on the heavy metal headbanging...time flies when you’re having fun. Your family session is the perfect excuse to wrangle everyone together, capturing your honest, playful bond at this very moment in time.
Crafting a lifetime of fond memories, we’ll go for a camera-snappin’ wander together.
I’m here to serve you so tell me everything - your needs, wants and photoshoot goals - and allow me to bring it all to life for you! Your story is one of a kind and I’d be so honoured to capture what makes you whole. We can also customize a package to your liking, no stress at all!
Capturing your candid magic and unfiltered bliss, starting from $525
Every lifestyle photography package will include:
HEAPS of planning support
From location scouting to wardrobe ideas and ‘non-awks’ posing advice, you’ll get all the help you need from yours truly.
I’ll bring 10000% energy and attention to your photoshoot, making sure that every single moment is captured honestly and beautifully.
Sneak peeks within 48 hours
Ain’t nobody got time to wait! I’ll send you a couple of sneak peeks within 48 hours of our session.
400+ high-resolution images
Yeh, baby! Do a little happy dance because they’re finally ready for your viewing pleasure.
Grab a box of tissues (trust me), pour a glass of wine and get cozy, you’re about to relive your powerful journey all over again.
Personal printing rights
You can print your favourite photos through me or find your own printer, your choice!
Your photographer, cheerleader and friend, we’re going to have a rad time together
"Carissa is so down to earth and made myself, my husband and our families feel comfortable and relaxed during the entire wedding. She captured our special day and became one of the family - She is worth every penny"
How do we know if we are good fit for each other?
Choosing a photographer is a big decision! There are so many factors to weigh and I know I'm not going to be for everyone and that's ok! And here's the sitch people, there is a lot of talk about having an 'ideal client' and you know what that means to me? Someone who respects me, trusts me and values me. I am here because you and your photos are my priority and you're here because hopefully you think I am a semi decent human, you like my style and wanna have fun while capturing an important day in your life! If this resonates with you - then HECK ya, we will be a good fit!
Do you meet with people before booking?
Typically, FaceTime, email and a phone call is how I communicate with the majority of my couples. If you would like to meet in person and share a coffee or a beer that can be absolutely arranged, however my schedule is usually based around the boss man AKA my Toddler.
How long have you been photographing life's greatest moments for?
7 years as a professional lifestyle photographer!
Where are you based? Do you travel?
HECK YES I travel! I am local to Edmonton, Alberta but you can always find me in Banff, Jasper, Canmore and I am often in Victoria BC visiting family!
Do you help us with the planning process?
Yes! I am here for you! If you need any recommendations or anything I can do to make this process easier for you - let me know!
How are my photos delivered?
You get your images via a personal online gallery. All the photos downloaded straight to your computer! The gallery will stay up for a full year but I encourage you to backup your photos immediately upon receiving them!
Can we have the RAW images?
I do not give out any RAW files or unedited images! This is a huge part of the whole process and why you hired me- to be your creative eye! I promise I will give you the best of the best!
How many images can I expect?
For lifestyle sessions you can expect roughly 40+ images. For weddings I shoot on average 50-70 photos per hour, pending on what is going on in the day. I shoot with a story telling perspective so I try to make sure I am giving you as many photos as I can that tell the story of your day!
When will we receive our photos?
Delivery times vary. 1-4 months depending on my workload but I work my butt off to get them to you as fast as I can.
Do you have a second shooter?
Second shooters can be added onto your package for sure! Although I am very comfortable shooting on my own and most sessions I am solo!
Can you help us with building a timeline for our shoot day?
Absolutely! My first initial phone call with you, we will go over your day, your vision and I will help build a timeline specific to your individual wants and needs!
What does it take to book with you?
A signed contract and a 30% non-refundable retainer! Boom. You are family and we are in it for life!
From your “OMG, we’re engaged!” to “we’ve got a bun in the oven” moments, there’s no greater adventure than life itself. This is your untold story, your epic legacy.
Let’s transform these little moments into big memories.