For beautiful memories…
Do you want beautiful photographs of your family, but also want to have a fun and stress-free experience that everyone will enjoy?
Let me take care of everything for you! No need to worry about feeling awkward in front of the camera or nervous about your children behaving. I am a mom of two and relating to kids of all ages is my specialty. I’ll provide helpful advice in terms of session flow and poses that aren’t forced or awkward.
Just bring your smiles, be yourself and leave the rest to Pinar!
Family Session Info
Family sessions are about an hour long. Outdoor photo shoots are kept relaxed and natural with minimal posing or props. There are no rules, just gentle guidance from me about where to go and what to do. Your job is to just play and hang out with your kids — I’ll capture the love and connection in your family in a beautiful and artistic way. I will take a nice variety of posed and candid shots during the session and will be sure to include any of your specific shot requests.
Your booking includes a pre-session phone consultation, during which we will discuss location, timing, wardrobe and your overall vision for the session. Pets are always welcome to join as long as they are easy to control. They are part of the family, too!
Studio sessions are also 1 hour long . We help you pose in accordance with the mood or theme you would like to reflect in your photos. There is less environment and more you in these photos. I will be listening to your requests and ideas as I guide you through posing. A relaxed session and beautiful images are the focus of these sessions. Studio sessions are for families of 4 or 5. If you would like a big family photo shoot, call us with details so we can make it happen for you.
Big Family Sessions
When you come together with your extended family and you want to remember this day, these sessions are for you. It covers 7-15 people. These sessions are done either at an outdoor location or at your place. For indoor shoots, we bring our studio lights to you. We can do different group shoots as you want, such as big family, grandparents-grandchildrens only, ladies only, or individual families and children only. We provide mix of candid and posed shots.
Book Your Session
45 min outdoor or studio session
5 high resolution digital images
Photographer’s time & talent
Professional image retouching
$249 + GST
1 hr session at your place
Families of 7 and more
15 high resolution digital images
Photographer’s time & talent
Professional image retouching
Includes travel fee
$499 + GST
Additional digital images that are not included in your package are $35/each. You can order them online from your private gallery.
By purchasing digital images, you receive a print release which grants you the right to print them at any lab you choose as well as sharing them online.
Digital Image Packages
You can save by ordering your images in packs.
Digital 5: $125 Digital 10: $200 Digital 20: $300 Digital 30: $400
* Please add GST
We were amazed with the service we got from Pinar, the owner of Alpina Photography. We had a family photo shoot in our yard. Pinar showed up right on time for our session. She directed us very well for posing throughout the session and her approach was very kind to my two sons. She was very professional during the photo shoot and observed Covid-19 related extra measures at all times. We’d strongly recommend her services to anyone who would like to turn fun times into unforgettable memories.
Pinar is an amazing photographer. She keeps her clients entertained and feel relaxed during the entire session. We love all her photos! Thank you so much Pinar for capturing a very special moment for our family. It was a pleasure working with you. It made us smile all throughout! 🙂
Pinar was so easy to work with. She definitely did an excellent job and made our photo shoot fun and interesting, especially for kids. Our little daughter loves working with Pinar. As a result of her professional work our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful!
Pinar is able to get beautiful shots from the wildest of subjects. She is patient, creative and energetic. A very talented photographer!
Pinar was a joy to work with. She took lots of different shots of us in different locations to make sure she got the best shots. The pictures were gorgeous! I would definitely recommend Pinar for your photography needs!
We had a family session with Pinar and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I treasure them so much. She’s also a very warmhearted person and great with kids
Family Sessions Q&A
Where is the best place for family photos?
Most clients prefer beautiful Calgary parks for summer and fall. I usually shoot at Bowness, Edworthy, Confederation or Riley Park. Some clients prefer their own homes and yards. During Christmas season, we are usually indoors. I also set-up my studio with holiday props for children and families.
What time of the day is recommended for outdoor family sessions?
The best time for outdoor portraits is within 2 hours before sunset for summer and fall sessions.
What to wear for the family session?
I recommend picking clothing for your family that coordinates, but doesn’t match perfectly. Select 2-3 colors that complement each other and then add texture and layers when possible. Feel free to bring items that have significance or meaning to your children. A handmade outfit or blanket, or perhaps a favorite lovey or toy. Incorporating these details will make your portraits even more unique and special to your family.
What is pre-session phone meeting about?
We have a pre-session phone meeting with all of our clients to communicate the session type (indoor/outdoor), the location, the theme, style, props, preferred colors and clothing.
What if it rains on our photo shoot day?
If the weather is not cooperative on our shooting day, we can always reschedule it for the nearest possible date.
Can we bring our pet to the family photo shoot?
Your pet is part of your family, so yes, they can be in the pictures as long as they are well behaved and not disruptive during the photo shoot.
Do you do outdoor family shoots during winter?
Yes, as long as it is above zero, we do outdoor winter photos. Both brown and white nature backdrop are fantastic for winter family sessions.
Can we have our family photo taken at our place in a lifestyle fashion?
Yes, I do take lifestyle family sessions at clients’ home. There is a $75 travel fee for on-location services.
What to expect after our session?
Within a week following your session, you receive a gallery of soft edited images. Then you choose your images that is included in your session and order the ones you would like to have additionally. Within a week from your selection, you receive your fully edited high resolution digital images in an online gallery where you can download for yourself and share with your loved ones.