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Top 10 Family Photography Packages in Vancouver, BC

June 30, 2021

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(These packages are ordered by length of the shoot, not talent of photographer!)

Here are the top 10 family packages in Vancouver, BC!

1. 30 Minute Trout Lake Family Mini Session

Hannah T Photography 

Trout Lake Family Mini Session Photo by Hannah T. Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Do you wish getting a photoshoot could be as easy as a stroll through the park? No worrying about whether your little ones will stand still long enough?

Well now it can be!

Trout Lake Family Full Session Photo by Hannah T. Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

With my Trout Lake Park family session package we will do just that, take a stroll through central park in Burnaby and allow your kids to explore and enjoy themselves authentically! I'll capture candids of them having a blast, and skillfully capture a few slightly more posed looking shots while we're at it!

Contact me today to book your session!

What's Included

- 30 Minute of Photography Coverage

- 5 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

- Delivery of Final Images Within 10 Days

- Personal Use License

What to Expect

After you contact me we will have a quick chat over the phone to discuss what you're looking for and what I offer! On the day of the shoot we will meet at a predetermined spot at Trout Lake Park and from there we will explore the park together, while I capture some relaxed and beautiful shots of your family :)

After the session is done, you will hear from me within 10 days after you've made your full payment. I will send you a link to your own personal gallery where you can choose 5 of your favorite shots to download, and even order a few prints for an extra charge if you like!

2. 30 Minute Central Park Family Mini Session 

Hannah T Photography

Central Park Family Mini Session Photo by Hannah T. Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Do you wish getting a photoshoot could be as easy as a stroll through the park? No worrying about whether your little ones will stand still long enough?

Central Park Family Mini Session Photo by Hannah T. Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Well now it can be!

With my Central Park family session package we will do just that, take a stroll through central park in Burnaby and allow your kids to explore and enjoy themselves authentically! I'll capture candids of them having a blast, and skillfully capture a few slightly more posed looking shots while we're at it!

Contact me today to book your session!

What's Included

- 30 mins of Photography Coverage

- 5 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

- Delivery of Final Images Within 10 Days

- Personal Use License

What to Expect

After you contact me we will have a quick chat over the phone to discuss what you're looking for and what I offer! On the day of the shoot we will meet at a pre-determined spot at Central Park and from there we will explore the park together, while I capture some relaxed and beautiful shots of your family :)

After the session is done, you will hear from me within 10 days after you've made your full payment. I will send you a link to your own personal gallery where you can choose 5 of your favorite shots to download, and even order a few prints for an extra charge if you like!

3. 1 Hour “Update the Album” Family Session

Mariana Jimenez Photography

"Update the Albums" Session Photo by Mariana Jimenez Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Update the Albums" Session Photo by Mariana Jimenez Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This package is for any families, friend groups, organizations, and businesses who haven't gotten a solid picture together since 2012, and your photo albums and Facebook profiles aren't looking quite up-to-date. These sessions are meant to be lighthearted and fun, capturing everything that makes your unique group of people what it is today.

What's Included

To accurately capture the essence of your group of people, prior to your session we will:

What to Expect

Get ready to dress up, laugh, smile, and have fun with the people you know and enjoy. This session provides just the right amount of posing guidance, but also just the right amount of free space to allow you guys to be yourselves to showcase your most genuine, upbeat selves and the dynamic between all of you.

This package includes 1 hour of photo coverage, with 30 edited, high-resolution images delivered via a password-protected online gallery.

4. 1 Hour Family Package

Ray Maichin Photography

FAMILY PACKAGE Photo by Ray Maichin Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

FAMILY PACKAGE Photo by Ray Maichin Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This package is designed for the whole family. Couples, children, pets included! Through this package you'll get photos that display what it means to be family. Shooting location is up in the air, but with the Lower Mainland being so diverse and beautiful, we can sure to take advantage of it! This 1 hour session will allow us more than enough time to achieve all the right angles, poses, and any of your photographic desires! You'll get the look and feel of that special day immortalized in these photographs!  

I MAINTAIN THE RIGHT TO USE ALL PHOTOS FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES

What's Included

- 1 hour session on location

- 20 high quality professionally edited photos

- Images delivered within 3 days

- License for personal use

 Add ons such as prints, photo books, and online gallery are optional and at an added cost.

What to Expect

Once you book, we get to the details! We’ll pick the location and timeslot, what you should wear, and what we’ll be doing on location. On the day of, I’ll suggest poses and prime spots for where photos will look their best at the location. We can check in during the shoot, and I can show you photos I’m taking along the way so you’re completely satisfied!

5. 1 Hour “Day in the Life” Family Session

Fortune Hill Photography

Lifestyle Family Session Photo by Fortune Hill Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

I am so lucky to have lots of albums from my childhood. Little moments that I never would’ve thought important at the time have become priceless memories for me now. I want your family to have that too, through photos, albums and artwork that endures.

The families I work with get to take home beautifully hand-made, custom-designed albums and artwork that they delight in now and cherish forever. All of my collections include a print credit, so you can choose the pieces that speak to you, and customize them.

I know you're busy living life, and there's no need for another "to-do" on your list. So let's just hang out! We'll keep it fun and light, and get you wall art for your home that's as beautiful and unique as your little family.

Lifestyle Family Session Photo by Fortune Hill Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What Collections do you offer?

Collection 3 ($1500)

Collection 2 ($1200)

Collection 1 ($950)

Print packs, desk prints, photo albums, and canvas prints can also be purchased À La Carte. Message me, and we'll find the right package for you. :)

Lifestyle Family Session Photo by Fortune Hill Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What's Included

- Pre-session Consultation

- "Getting Ready" Guide (Wardrobe, Location, etc.)

- Up to 1 Hour of Photography Coverage

- 1 Location Anywhere in Lower Mainland

- Selecting + Editing of Final Images

- Delivery of Final Images Within 4-6 Weeks

- Personal Use License

Note: This is a session fee only. All prints and digital files are sold separately (see description for details).

What to Expect

For a busy family, even just remembering to book your photoshoot is a big deal. Once that’s done, it’s easy to close the calendar and pat yourself on the back for a scheduling job-well-done. But if the thought of a family shoot has you wondering, What are these little hooligans of mine going to wear? My partner hasn’t purchased a new shirt in 3 years… is that a problem? I want you to remember one thing: you’re not alone in this! I’m here to take the stress out of the day.

Before/during the shoot:

Once your session is booked, I'll send you a "Getting Ready" Guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. A few days before our session is scheduled, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location. On the day of the session, please block off about 1.5 hours. Finally, you may be feeling a little nervous about the session... I promise to keep things light and fun and give everyone some breaks throughout the session.

After the shoot:

A couple of weeks after your session, you’ll receive an email from me with a link to your slideshow. You will be able to view your slideshow for 24 hours. Once you've had a chance to see them, you'll be prompted to choose a Collection -- after which, you’ll have immediate access to your gallery and a full month (30 days) to select the specific digital files and choose the best product to display your beautiful photos!

6. 1 Hour Contemporary Family Session 

Hello There Photography

Contemporary Family Session Photo by Hello There Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Family photos connect us to those who came before and when your kids or grandkids have the opportunity to see your photos from the past and present, they see how their stories connect with yours. Our Contemporary Family Photo Session are hosted outdoors and covers everyone from adults to... little adults, with different family combinations to make sure we have different relationships covered. Whether you're looking to update your family photos or to celebrate a new milestone, we look forward to documenting your love and memories in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Contemporary Family Session Photo by Hello There Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What's Included

- Complimentary Consultation via phone to discuss your vision & locations.

- 40-60 All Inclusive High Resolution Images

What to Expect

Before the session:

You will expect a call within 24 hours of booking to discuss a game plan for your session. In preparation for your call, it would be good to take some time to think about the following topics:

  1. Style - would you prefer more posed shots, or something with a more natural or journalistic look? Dynamic or more Natural Lighting?
  2. Preferred Time, Location & Weather Outlook
  3. Outfits - What to wear (colors, patterns) and additional outfits to bring.
  4. Props - Is there anything you would like to include in your session?

We do not want to just take your photos, we want to know your story and your vision. This call will give us a chance to connect and get to know one another.

During the session:

After our introductions, we get shooting right away! So have fun! We keep things light and easy with various opportunities to review images and offer feedback. When shooting with flash, my wife will often assist us as my voice activated light stand.

After the session:

Expect to receive your photos 2 weeks from your shoot via an online gallery link. We're not stingy with the photos taken and you get them all in both high resolution (optimize for print) and web resolution (optimized for social media). All images will go through a series of standard editing but if additional retouching is required, that is available at an additional fee of $10/image.

7. 1 Hour Family Portraits

Julie Doro Photography

Family Portraits Photo by Julie Doro Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Family photography is one of my passions. Capturing candid images of kids playing with their parents and siblings is such a joy. It’s a great honour to have many families coming back every year to capture new milestones. I offer a fun and relaxing experience for the whole family, focusing on your connection and interactions with one another. I take the time to play with your kids and make them laugh to make sure they feel comfortable and happy.

Family Portraits Photo by Julie Doro Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What's Included

- 1 Hour of Photography Coverage

- 30 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

- Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days

- Personal Use License

What to Expect

Sessions will take place outdoors. There are plenty of great spots in Vancouver for outdoor family sessions. 

I will bring a blanket to sit on. Feel free to bring bubbles, balloons, or anything else you might want to include in the pictures. If you have pets and would like to include them, you are definitely welcome to do so, just please let me know in advance so we arrange for a dog-friendly location.

The session will be a combination of posed and candid images. Depending on the kids, we may start with posed images and then transition to candid shots, which may include a playground, props, and running around.

8. 1 Hour Family Reunions Session

Julie Doro Photography

Family Reunions Photo by Julie Doro Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Getting the family together for the holidays? Just looking to spend some quality time together? Reunions and gatherings are a fantastic opportunity to capture some beautiful memories together.

Family Reunions Photo by Julie Doro Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What's Included

- 1 Hour of Photography Coverage

- 30 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

- Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days

- Personal Use License

What to Expect

Where will the shoot be? These sessions can take place outdoors or indoors at your home.

What should we wear? Please ensure everyone is in comfortable outfits, and please try to avoid sportswear (including sneakers).

When will the images arrive? Within two weeks after the shoot, you'll receive an online gallery where you can choose your favourite images.

9. 1.5 Hour Family Portrait Session

Aubrey Trotter Photography

Family Portrait Photo by Aubrey Trotter Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kids growing up too fast? Looking to do something special this summer? A family portrait shoot is the perfect way to freeze time and capture the moment with each other. My favourite thing about family shoots is giving you a chance to unwind and turn loose for a few moments, capturing the weird, wonderful quirks that make us all who we are.

Family Portrait Photo by Aubrey Trotter Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada

I've worked with families for over a decade to capture their moments. I'm a believer in both posed and candid shots, and I'll have you laughing with your family until you forget I'm there. I bring a full lighting kit to every shoot, so I can capture you at your best, no matter what the sun's doing. I aim for the in-between moments, when you're loosened up between posing and naturally yourselves.

What's Included

- 1 Hour & 30 Minutes of Photography Coverage

- 25 - 35 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

- Delivery of Final Images Within 6 Days

- Personal Use License

Additional Photos can be Purchased (5 Photos for $15, 10 Photos for $25)

Family Portrait Photo by Aubrey Trotter Photography in Family Package, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What to Expect

Before the shoot:

We'll connect over a phone call, or via text/email to discuss ideas about locations and your family wardrobe. This gives us a chance to get to know each other before the shoot so we're comfortable with each other and you can relax and have fun on the day of the shoot. Looking for suggestions on what to wear or where to go for the best family photos? I've done hundreds of shoots in Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and I'm happy to give my insight to plan the best day for you.

On the day of the shoot:

I usually arrive 30 minutes early to pre-scout the location and plan the best sequence for the shoot. When you show up, I'll probably be cracking jokes. (It's just who I am.) First-timer in front of the camera? No problem! My mission is to make it as easy and fun for your family as possible.

After the shoot:

I'll deliver your photos via Dropbox within seven days. Not super tech-savvy? I can also arrange to deliver a flash drive to your door. And then they're yours!

10. 2 Hour Family Package

604Photographer 

Family Package Photo by 604Photographer in Family Package, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Is it the kids that grow up so fast or the parents that go gray so quickly? 

When last have you taken a family photo? How has the family changed since the last photo?

Do not delay to take a new family picture this summer as everyone changes so quickly and you may never get the opportunity to capture the small children before they graduate or the parents before they are not here anymore.

Family shoots can capture the things that a family loves to do together and record all the fun moments together without it being too posed.

Family Package Photo by 604Photographer in Family Package, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
What to Expect

As a photographer, I usually don’t start to shoot right away, I will spend a little getting to know you while I set up my equipment and get everyone comfortable with me.

Relax and just have fun. The best photos are the candid ones of you being a family, rather than the posed ones. Get some of those too, but try to just relax, play, and be yourselves. Try not to focus on what you want the result to be and just enjoy the experience. You’ll get the best (and most honest and real) photos that way.

So many times I have found parents who stand behind the photographer and scream, “Say cheese kids!” Yelling and demanding young children to look at the camera to smile will only stress your children out and will result in strained, unnatural and often unflattering photographs. Step back, and allow me to naturally interact and talk with your children. This will result in natural, gorgeous smiles. Help me to capture the true essence of your child’s personality by talking with and coaxing out those smiles naturally and easily.

I make them do things like hug their parents, whisper in their parents’ ear, run away, or tickle each other. Those tricks will usually make them laugh and relax. After a few laughs the kids are usually ready to do most of the things you ask them to.” If the kids feel comfortable, the whole shoot will be easier on everyone!

Those are the top 10 family packages in Vancouver, BC!

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