I create the family Photos you want and wish for
 (that everyone resists taking).

Ottawa Family Photographer

Treasured Family photography Keepsakes

Extended Family Sessions

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 out your hair)? 

From the kids to mom and dad, to Great-grandma and -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: Directing and rallying everyone together for astounding results truly is my specialty - even for the less “enthusiastic” participants!

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

Hold Onto Them a Little Longer

Immediate Family Sessions

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 photography has a magical way of lengthening that time and savouring those moments at will, 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, Holidays and “just because” are all perfect “excuses” to wrangle everyone together for a family photography session to create those sought after family photos that you want and wish for (but everyone resists taking).  

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

Your Ottawa Family Photography Experience in Three Simple Steps:

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. 


You can expect your photoshoot to be 1 – 1.5 hours (longer for extended family sessions). You will be skillfully guided to create and capture images you’ll love. 


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.     

Reveal and Enjoy!

Most JEMMAN Photography families find they absolutely love their images and typically invest $395 - $995 + hst on quality print and digital products after their session fee.


Family Photography
Session Fees 

Weekday Family Sessions (Immediate Families) 
 $245 + hst

Weekends, Holidays, Extended Families:
i. Up to 12 people $295 + hst
 ii. Groups of 12+ $345 + hst

A value-driven ordering system allows YOU to create the package you want based on your budget – no matter how big or small.

You’ll have complete flexibility and control over which items you choose to showcase the images you love – all within your budget.

Quality Print & Digital


Give the gift of professional family photography

gift a 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. 

We had more than 30 family members for the shoot 

"…ranging in age from 8 months to 80 years. Elenora was able to make it look easy as she managed our huge group photo as well as many more exquisite captures for us to treasure from that day. She made the day a beautiful event; eased all the nerves and was prepared for any situation (even having dog treats in her bag for our four legged family member). Elenora's professionalism, her compassion and care as well as her phenomenal talent, ensured that our 80th birthday gift was exactly perfect."

-kika s.


Amazing shots from “reluctant” participants

"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.


They will be our memories for the future.

"All arrangements were easy to make. Elenora was very responsive to our needs. The pictures are a true joy, eliciting many smiles. I highly recommend Elenora as a very talented professional of the highest quality!"

-joanne s.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can we just 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, 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.

Someone in my group who 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.

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!  

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 Unforgettable Family photography
 & photos To cry over (for all the Right Reasons).