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2017 Couples Session Catalog life photography by aniya

Hello there!

Congratulations on celebrating your epic love! I am honored to document this moment in your lives.

I'll be the first to admit, it's not easy being in front of the camera. This is why I make the process light, fun and pretty much all around, awesome. How do I do this exactly? First of all, by getting to know you and your partner really well. How can you be yourselves in front of someone you just met? Secondly, we choose locations that are meaningful to you. You want to look back at your images and feel connected to the environment. Finally, we're going to have fun - lots of it. I'm a laugher and a bigger goofball. If you need a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer to loosen up the nerves? Let's do it. This isn't a photoshoot, it's me, capturing you, as you are together. Ready? Fab. Let's rock.

What you can expect at your session

Your session will last one hour and will take place within two hours of sunset. Sessions are all held on location, and during our consultation we will discuss locations that mean the most to you. This can be in a field, on a boat, at the beach, on a particular street or even in your home. I'm ready to document your love anywhere. My sessions are relaxed and natural with minimal posing. I will place you in the best light, and work together with you so that you are comfortable.

Some helpful tips

When preparing for your session, I ask a lot of questions. No, I'm not trying to be nosy. I want to get to know you and your partner as much as possible so that I can make the best images of your unique story. You are special, and your images should not be cookie cutter, stock imagery. My aim is to make photographs that reflect you, and the only way I can do this is by getting to know you really well.

At the session, while there is minimal posing, I do bring you together and help you position yourselves in the most flattering way. It may feel somewhat silly at first, but you'll quickly get the hang of it. If there are any activities that you love to do together, please let me know and we can incorporate it into our session. It doesn't matter what that activity is, because it's about the moments created while engaging in something together that is important, not the activity itself. This can be going for walks, going to the movies, fishing, exploring, going on speed boat rides! I've done it all! We will discuss this during our consultation.

When it comes to location, think of places that mean most to you. We can have 1 location change, but please keep time a consideration. Sessions last one hour, so it's wise to choose locations that are close in distance.

What to wear? Pretty simple - whatever you feel comfortable in. Please don't match! We are all individuals and I encourage everyone to have their personality shine through their choice of clothes. Choose 2-3 colors that compliment each other and go for shades in between. I'm a huge fan of textures, so don't shy away from accessories. Try to avoid all white and all black. Wardrobe changes are allowed, but not necessary. However, if we are at your home and you have a pool, I would suggest everyone change into their bathing suits (including me) so that we can get into the water at the end of the session to make some really fun images.

Please don't be late! Sessions are held Monday - Saturday and begin at 4:30pm between April - September and from 4:15pm from October - March. I am a natural light photographer which means I rely on the sun for light. Once the sun goes down, so does my light. If you arrive 15 minutes late to your session, the session can't be extended an extra 15 minutes.

When it comes to weather in Barbados, there isn't much to worry about. I will never cancel a session until I am on location and I see that it makes no sense to proceed with the session due to inclement weather.

Collections

The session fee of $200 is due at the time of booking to secure your date. The session fee includes the time and talent of the photographer, the skype consultation, the one hour lifestyle session, the hand editing of the images in your gallery, as well as the online gallery. The session fee does not include digital image files or products.

Collection I

$1,650

All high resolution digital images {40-50} downloadable via password protected online gallery.

8.5 x 8.5 Book. 50 pages with all session images

12 x 18 studio finished print

1 year online image gallery access and gallery mobile app

Collection II

$1,000

All high resolution digital images {40-50} downloadable via password protected online gallery.

12 x 18 studio finished print

15% off additional prints

30 day gallery access

Collection III

$600

7 high resolution digital images downloadable via password protected online gallery

10% off additional prints

30 day gallery access

The not so fine print

*1 year gallery access available for $60

*postage fees apply if shipping prints and products internationally

*prices are subject to change without notice

*sessions held outside of Barbados are subject to travel fees and all travel expenses

*in fairness to all my valued clients, rates are non-negotiable

I'm ready to book! What are the next steps, and what happens after our session?

In order to hold your desired date, the contract must be signed, along with the 50% retainer fee. This can easily be paid by paypal or bank transfer. Your date is only reserved once both have been received. I will then send the Client Registration form your way. We will schedule a consultation via skype where I will meet you and discuss the goals for your session. It is greatly beneficial to our consultation to have the registration form completed prior to our meeting.

The balance of the fee is due in full on the day of the session. This can be in either Barbados or US and is usually paid in cash.

Two weeks after our session, the high resolution JPG files will be ready for viewing, sharing and immediate download. You will receive an email with download instructions once the editing process is complete and the images are ready.

Let me introduce myself

Howdy! Lovely to meet you! If we meet, I'd love to hear all about you- until then, here's a bit about me:

I'm a mommy to two girls (little women), Ella and Adi, two rescue furries, Ciccio and Napoleon, five turtles, and wife to a pretty hamdsome guy (who, bonus, is also my 2nd shooter).

I love to dance, I am the first and last gal on the dance floor (can't speak to my rhythm, however).

I think tattoos are fabulous. They tell the story of our lives- I have six small ones, but I know I'll be getting more.

I am not a fan of capital letters.

I despise the word "spoiled."

My favorite movies are The Goonies, Ratatouille, and Love Actually. I have seen them at least 100 times (not kidding).

Not traveling and seeing the world is my biggest fear- that, and white lizards and frogs.

I moved around a lot as a kid- all over Ontario, Canada to Newfoundland and back. As an adult, I lived in Irvine, California for a bit. Life changed on me, and I followed my heart, and my career, to Turin, Italy. It was the best time of my life.

I am a trained criminologist with a law degree. I gave it up for a new path.

I have a soft spot for children and the elderly. Kids give us fantastic stories from their imagination, the older folks give us fantastic stories from their lives.

I am a surfer - a stubborn longboarder who refuses to give up on my nine-footer.

I am a coffee guzzler and book devourer.

If I could live off of seafood (shrimp & lobster), I would.

I think I'm pretty funny. I have a knack for cracking up at my own jokes. I am a huge dork, and an even bigger goofball, you'll see.

I sincerely think laughter is the best medicine, for absolutely everything.

That's me in a nutshell. I cannot wait to laugh with you!

And this is my crew

Thanks for stopping by

Talk to you soon!

email or call to chat about documenting this amazing time in your lives. Photographing the moments that define you is an honor and a privilege.

Your interest is greatly appreciated.

Life Photography by Aniya

aniya@lifebyaniya.com

246.232.4015.

www.lifebyaniya.com

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All images © 2016 Life Photography by Aniya

Credits:

Images by Aniya Emtage Legnaro

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