FAMILY + NEWBORN + MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER OTTAWA

Gillian Photography Services

Preserving Cherished Memories With Timeless Elegance

Photography that celebrates the imperfectly perfect realities of family life.

Sound familiar?

As you sit down to search for an Ottawa photographer, you find yourself inundated with a tidal wave of options and packages, each one promising to deliver the perfect portrait. You feel lost and uncertain, drowning in a sea of decisions.

Your mind races, jumping from package to package while simultaneously imagining what your family should wear, what sessions coincide with nap time, and what tricks you’ll use to make the kiddos sit still.

It's easy to feel lost in the choices. But what if there was a simpler, more enjoyable way to capture those precious moments?

(Spoil alert: there is!) 

Leave the decision-making to me.

From our first interaction to the final delivery of your photos, my focus is on creating a seamless and supportive experience for you and your family. You can trust me to handle every detail, so you can simply enjoy the process and cherish the memories we create together.

for all the
special moments

timeless & elegant

Timeless & Elegant

Let’s create your stress-free experience

The Process

Step No. 1

The first step is to get in touch with me through my contact page.

Together, we'll determine which session is the perfect fit for you. I'm excited to connect with you and hear all about your family and your vision for your session!

Step No. 2

Next, you'll get an investment guide full of choices!

Once you're ready to book, I'll send you an investment guide and booking link to make the process easy. After you've chosen your session and paid the session fee, I'll send over a contract and invoice to finalize the details. 

Step No. 3

Select your clothing options and review style boards if needed.

Dressing the whole family can be hectic (been there, done that!), which is why I offer a selection of clothing options for both moms and babies, so you can focus on enjoying your time together instead of worrying about what to wear. I also have a style guide for dads and older siblings, along with style boards and links to great clothing shops.

Step No. 4

Now it's time to choose your location!

I have access to two private properties for your maternity or family session, each with its own unique charm. You can choose one of these properties for your shoot that fits your vision and style best. For at-home newborn sessions, we’ll arrange a time and date that works best with your schedule and your baby’s schedule.

Step No. 5

Before your session day, I’ll provide a prep guide to ensure you feel ready.

And while I do take some traditional photos, I also focus on capturing those beautiful candid moments that showcase your family's personality. By providing prompts and activities, we’ll create a fun and relaxed environment that allows everyone to let loose and enjoy themselves.

Step No. 6

Grab the tissues!
Your images are ready!

After the session, I carefully handpick the best images and create an online gallery. You'll have the opportunity to select your favorite images and choose from a variety of print options using your included print credit.

Step No. 7

Once your images are finalized I'll send them to you in all the formats!

I'll then finalize your chosen images and deliver them to you in both digital and print formats if you so choose. It's my goal to make sure you have tangible, beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!

Ready to work together?

Documenting the beauty of life with family, newborn, and maternity photography in Ottawa. View everything that’s included in my sessions and learn more about my membership option!

The creative fee includes the pre-planning of the session, the session itself, and the editing of the images. This does not include any digitals or products. 

VIEW THE OPTIONS

the experiences

choose your experience

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One private session

At-home session or your choice of an outdoor location, selected from one of my private properties

Print credit so that you can walk away with something tangible 

Curated style guide for the family

Access to my client closet with a range of styles and sizes for Mom and Baby

All the support and encouragement you need pre, during, and post-photoshoot!

**Session fee does not include digitals or products, collections are purchased separately after each session. Collections start at $550**

$300

Single Session

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Minimum of two or more sessions

At-home session or your choice of an outdoor location, selected from one of my private properties

Print credit so that you can walk away with both digital images and a tangible heirloom

Curated style guide for the family

Access to my client closet with a range of styles and sizes for Mom and Baby

25% off albums, $100 off session fee

Every milestone documented!

**Session fee does not include digitals or products, collections are purchased separately after each session. Collections start at $550**

$500

Legacy Membership

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"We’re so happy to have found Gillian!"

Not only is she a warm and wonderful person, but she’s also an incredible photographer. She worked with our girls (2 years old and infant at the time) with lots of patience and grace.

I don’t know how she got anything out of the chaos, but she has an amazing eye because the pictures turned out stunning. She has clients for life in us and we’ve been recommending her to our friends and family.

- Yelena A.

"Gillian did our maternity and newborn photos and they turned out amazing!"

I usually don’t like having my picture taken but during my maternity session, Gillian was so kind and helpful with how to pose. By the end of the session, I felt like a pro!

During our newborn session, our little guy was being a tad fussy and Gillian actually helped rock him to sleep and we got adorable pictures as a result! I’m so happy we decided to get professional photos done and I feel so lucky to have found Gillian.

- Samantha R.

"Gillian was such a gem to work with!"

She's flexible, talented, and makes you feel beautiful. She had such great ideas for shots and can improvise on the spot when she sees an opportunity. I did a newborn and maternity photography session with him, and both of them turned out amazing! They will make such great memories!

The client closet that she gives you access to has such gorgeous dresses and baby outfits, and she offers you multiple options for colour matching your surroundings, making you pop. Would absolutely use her again in the future!

- Amanda B.

Frequently

asked

Questions

As soon as possible! I’m usually booked out 2-3 months in advance so please reach out, even if you’re only thinking about it!

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When should I book?

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Yes! I provide a carefully curated wardrobe filled with natural and timeless styles in a range of sizes for Mom and Baby. Together, we can choose outfits that complement each other and create a cohesive look.

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Do your sessions include wardrobe?

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Absolutely! I provide a styling guide to help you prepare for your session, as well as shop recommendations to make the process easier.

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Do you help with styling the whole family?

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Ideally 1-2 weeks after birth, as that’s when babies are extra sleepy, which makes for adorable photos. That being said, since my style is more natural and less posed, I often photograph newborns all the way up to 4 months.

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When is the best time to photograph a newborn?

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Makeup is an additional add-on, but I have a list of amazing hair and makeup artists in the area that I’m happy to provide.

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Do your sessions include hair and makeup?

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Yes! If you book any of my sessions, you also receive print credit.

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Do you offer prints and products?

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heirloom albums & framed prints

tangible, stunning memories that you'll treasure for years to come

All of my sessions come with print credits towards the album and print options of your choosing. From fine art heirloom albums to framed prints and keepsake boxes, you're sure to receive something elegant and timeless.

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treasured keepsakes