2017 Family Session Catalog life photography by aniya

Hello there!

Thank you for stopping by! Your family is the most important thing you have, and I am incredibly honored to document this moment in your lives. Time promises one thing: to never come back once it's gone. By making the decision to hold on to this day through photographs, you have given your family the most precious gift.

What you can expect at your session

Your session will last one - two hours 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 vacation home. I'm ready to document your family anywhere. My sessions are relaxed and natural with minimal posing. Children are able to run, giggle, play, explore, ask questions, and simply be themselves. I am a massive goofball and laugh pretty much our entire time together.

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 family as much as possible so that I can make the best images of your unique story. You and your crew 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.

On the day of the session, I always like to have planned activities for the family. It doesn't matter what that activity is, because it's about the moments created while engaging in something together as a family that is important, not the activity itself. This can be scooting, reading, going for walks, water balloon fights, fishing, exploring, even going on speed boat rides! I've done it all! We will discuss this during our consultation.

What to wear? Pretty simple - whatever you feel comfortable in. Please don't match! We are all individuals and I encourage each member of the family to have their personality shine through their choice of clothes. So if your daughter wants to wear rain boots and a tutu - let her. You will look back on these images and remember those boots. 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.

Digital collection

$650USD

*Please add $50USD per additional family unit taking part in the session

The Digital Collections includes the time and talent of your photographer, the Skype/FaceTime pre-consultation, the 1 -2 hour lifestyle session, the full hand-editing of the images, and the online gallery for immediate download.

All high resolution digital images {40-50} downloadable via password protected online gallery, print release and personalized mobile app with your gallery.

*1 year gallery access available for $30USD

*prices are subject to change without notice.

*for sessions outside of Barbados, travel fees and all travel expenses apply.

*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 your family 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 your precious family. 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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Credits:

Images by Aniya Emtage Legnaro

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