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Treasured Family Keepsakes

the Multi-Generation,
Extended Family Session Experience

When was the last time you got everyone - and I mean everyone - together for a GREAT family photo (that didn’t involve your cell phone and pulling your hair out)? 

From the kids to mom and dad, to Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa, multi-generation, extended family sessions make for treasured family photos and a fun, bonding experience for the entire family. (Psst …Cue LOTS of laughs - even for the most grumpy person in the group!) 

Leave it all to me: Organizing, directing and rallying everyone together for astounding photo results truly is my specialty.

Your family will thank you for organizing such an experience and photos to smile over for generations to come. (No, seriously, they will.)

Hang Onto Them a Little Longer

The Immediate Family Session Experience

"The days are long; the years are short."   

Our little ones won’t be with us forever, no matter how much we’d like them to be:  They’ll grow up, go to school, move away, find a partner, develop interests outside of ours … 

Family photos freeze moments in time, allowing us to hold on to our favourite people just a little while longer (even when we no longer can).  

Milestones, going away to school, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays and “just because” are all perfect reasons to wrangle everyone together for a family photography session to create those sought-after family photos that you (or Mom) want and wish for (but everyone resists taking!).  (See the Gift Card option on this page.)

Don't worry:  if someone in the group isn’t a huge fan of the camera, I know just how to handle it with a sense of humour and direction. (They WILL crack a genuine smile!)

Your family photography experience with JEMMAN Photography begins with a consultation about how you’d like to be photographed and how best to prepare for your photoshoot. You’ll receive a confirmation with all necessary details and a non-refundable retainer will be collected to lock in your date. 

1.  Consult

Leave everything to me:  You will be skillfully guided to create and capture images you’ll love. 

2.  shoot

2-3 weeks after your shoot (a little longer during peak periods), a gallery of the best images will be available in a personalized in-studio viewing session (or alternate) where you’ll be able to purchase what you love.     

3.  Reveal and Enjoy!

Your Family Photography in 3 steps


Weekday Family Sessions (Immediate Families)
 $245 + hst

Weekends, Holidays & Extended Families*:
Less than 12 People $295 + hst
 12 People or More $345 + hst 

*A premium may be charged
depending on date & numbers

DIGITALs & Wall Art

Most of my families find they absolutely love their experience and typically invest $395 - $995 + hst on quality print and digital products after their session fee

Maternity &  Newborn 

Limited to existing or previous clients.

If we've worked together before and you're hitting this exciting milestone in your life, reach out to discover the offerings I've reserved especially for you!  


Give the gift of professional family photography

gift a Family session

Even though we all have convenient access to cameras (hello, cell phones) - a gift of worry-free, professional family photography truly makes for a heartfelt, thoughtful gift - and will only increase in value over time. 

Treat your loved ones to a family session for a birthday, mother’s day present or anniversary. 

…ranging in age from 8 months to 80 years. Elenora made it look easy as she managed our huge group photo as well as many more exquisite treasures. She eased all the nerves and was prepared for any situation.  She ensured that our mother's  80th birthday gift was exactly perfect."

-Kika Smith & Family 

She really understands family dynamics

Not only does she take incredible photos of everyone, but she also puts everyone at EASE (and makes everyone laugh)! Every single person looks good - and natural! The photos impressed everyone from grandparents to parents to the adult “kids.” 

-Jenny W. & Family


Elenora was excellent to work with. Great communication and flexibility with scheduling, and very professional during the session. She was able to coax out some amazing shots from some 'reluctant' participants. Excellent finished product. Thank you!"

- David R. & Family

She immediately makes you feel at ease

... like you've known her forever!  She takes the time to understand what you are looking for and manages to capture your personality in her photographs. I would highly recommend her. We have used her services twice and have been extremely happy every time."

-Josee Roy + Family

The ENTIRE collection of photos is amazing

Every single one!  When she started the slideshow, I started to cry.  The spirit of our family has been perfectly captured.  We ordered artwork for our walls  through Elenora and it reminds us of love and family every single day."

-Joanne O. & Family

So much more than I ever expected

We are a group that always shies away from the camera, but Elenora was able to make us feel comfortable, right from the beginning. She talked us through the session, showing us pictures throughout to make sure we were happy with where things were going.  I now have family photos I am happy to hang!

-Lana H. & Family

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance do we need to book?

Weekends disappear first with families literally booking months and seasons in advance. I have most flexibility for weekday sessions. When you know you’d like to book, reach out as soon as possible for best availability and to lock in your preferred dates.

Do you travel?  Can you recommend a location?  

Yes, I travel (time and mileage rates may apply) if you'd like to include a favourite or meaningful location for your session.  I have some favourite locations that I will recommend to you based on the type of session you're booking and your numbers.  I always prioritize the quality of "light" over location because that makes ALL the difference in your photos!  

Someone in my group doesn’t like having their photo taken. Will you be able to handle them?

Not to worry, photographing camera-shy or reluctant subjects – at any age -- is truly one of my specialties. I will make the process quick and painless for everyone (you included) with fun, positive, successful results.

Can we get all the digitals and do our own printing?

Yes! Absolutely! Session digitals are one of my most popular items with families! If purchased, all the best edited images of your session will be provided in high resolution, printable up to 12” on the longest side with print release. Investment: $395 - $595 +hst depending on the type of session.  

Careful! Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, those digitals end up sitting in a drawer or computer, never to see the light of day. As a full-service print studio, I can also handle the professional printing if you’re looking for something special to hang on your wall.

Help!  We don't know what to wear - can you make suggestions?

Definitely!  I’ll send you a link that will help guide you and your family members when you're planning outfits.  Pinterest will give you lots of visual examples as well.

Reach out to book a session, ask a question or just say hello

This way to An Unforgettable Family photography
 Experience & photos To cry over for all the Right Reasons