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Frequently asked questions

(when you've booked a family session)


Family posing for family portrait on the dock at Kal beach in Vernon, BC

To answer a few popular questions....

What should we wear?

Keeping everyone in similar colours is really important.  You don't have to look like the partridge family, but coordinating everyone to wear all blue tones, for example, gives your portraits a cohesive look.

Aim for simple and something you feel really great in.  By staying with the basics for your clothing selections the focus is on you and not what you are wearing.  Solid colors are best. Try to avoid logos, lettering or distracting patterns.  Choose similar clothing for everyone such as jeans and a white t-shirt or everyone in black and white makes your portraits come together.


What location do you suggest for portraits?

Anywhere that is special to you.  Your home, yard, favourite park, the beach; where ever you enjoy spending time.  Keylight Photography also offers a complete professional portrait studio.

I don't want a traditional "Walmart" style portrait!

Great, me neither!  Keylight specializes in a blend of photo journalistic style and fine art portraiture.  No more “say cheese” photographs.  Keylight works hard to create a fun and easy going atmosphere where your portraits are natural not overly posed and stiff.  We work together to capture really creative and unique portraits.

I'm not photogenic.

Don’t worry, it’s only a matter of feeling comfortable in front of the camera.  We chat or meet before your session to get to know one another and to discuss what you'd like for your portraits.  Thus, on the day of your session you can feel more relaxed. During your photo shoot, Ashley will give you direction and show you what to do so you don't feel like a "deer in headlights"!


What if it rains?

No problem, Keylight Photography offers a complete professional portrait studio, we can always move indoors.  If you have your heart set on an outdoor session, we can always reschedule, or just have some fun with a session in the rain.  Keylight will provide the umbrellas.

How many poses can we do?

All sessions are unlimited poses and shots.  Portraits are a way to celebrate a special moment or milestone in your life, so we can do as many groupings, poses and shots as you wish.

Can we purchase more digital files?

Yes, you always have the option to purchase additional hi-res digital files.

Do I need to place a deposit to book my session?

Yes, a non-refundable deposit is required to book your family session.  If the weather is bad or you need to re-book on another date, deposit may be transferrable if the new date is available at the photographer's discretion.

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