Let‚Äôs go on an adventure! Over the river and through the jungle, I want to capture you and your family in your element. Your family, like Maui, continues to change and grow. We‚Äôll freeze this moment in time, giving you beautiful memories of you and your littles in their favorite play spots or in the comfort of your home. Gone are the days of stressful photo shoots and everyone looking ‚Äúpicture perfect.‚Äù Don‚Äôt worry, we‚Äôll also capture some traditional portraits for the Grands. Most importantly, when we leave our session, your whole family will be feeling the love and joy that we created together.
7 days before the shoot date & time: 100% refund Between 7 days and 24 hours before the shoot date & time: 50% refund Less than 24 hours before the shoot date & time: no refund Booking is considered cancelled when the client messages the photographer in writing Shoot may be extended with mutual consent. The possibility of an extended shoot should be discussed beforehand. The hourly package rate will apply. Reshoots can be arranged at a cost of 50% of the hourly package rate. Photographer retains copyright over the Photographic Work and is able to use it for self-promotion. The client may make unlimited reproductions of the Photographic Work for family and friends both online and offline. Photoshoots will typically take place rain or shine. For outdoor shoots, an agreed alternate location may be planned in advance. Shoots will only be cancelled and a full refund given in the most extreme circumstances. If the shoot can be rescheduled there will be no additional fees for the customer. 50% deposit at the time of booking, 50% remainder due 3 days after the photoshoot. Payments may be made by credit card upon receiving an invoice.
I‘m Melissa Whittington, photographer and creator behind the lens of Rainbows and Hot Fudge PhotographyMy love for photography all started in Atlanta, 1996, where I learned all about 35 mm film and discovered my love for developing my own images. My passion is creating photographs that warm your heart and make you say, ‚ÄúOhh! That‘ the shot! My approach to photography is a collaboration of love and authenticity that tells your family‘ story.I believe that portrait sessions should be fun. I create unique and timeless images in an environment that feels more like playing than posing. Especially, when it comes to working with children. With every session, I encourage my clients to just be them! Wild, screaming, untamed or calm, or cool and collective - I‘m in paparazzi mode and aim to capture all your favorite smiles and faces!
A family session is all about connection. Those genuine candid smiles and laughs. Not your typical stand beside each other stiff and smile, those pictures show what a person look like. My goal is to create images that make you feel! That when you look at them years down the road you smile because you are taken back to that moment when your children were just little, and you remember the sound of their laugh or the way they looked at you. These sessions are fun and relaxed. I'm happy to suggest some great locations depending on the setting you'd like (field, beach, forest, mountain etc.) and I am available within the greater Victoria area. If you'd like an adventure session please inquire, these can be like a mini day trip where I photograph your family exploring, or enjoying an activity with a beautiful variety of candids and some posed. An example: visiting Avatar Grove or Botanical Beach, a local hike, surfing in Tofino, etc.
*** Last minute opening Sunday September 26th 6pm A family session is all about capturing the everyday adventure of your family, just in nicer clothing and with me tagging along. I want to capture those adorable snuggles, little arms wrapped around your neck and of course the dirty little toes. I absolutely love the chaos that family sessions entail, I thrive in the chaos. Nothing is too crazy, wild or loud in a family session with me. I love to document kids just being kids! Do they love throwing rocks, or splashing? Do they love sinking their fingers into a pile of dirt or creating pretend picnics? What about seeing who can run the fastest, a good game of tag or all jumping for joy at who gets the next turn of being thrown in the air by dad! These are the photos that get the purest form of laughter and the images that last a life time.