A wife and mother of two daughters, the art of photography has captured Carlee's interests for almost 10 years. Continuously upgrading her gear, software and constantly educating herself along the way, she was introduced to the beautiful raw emotion of birth photography and the art of lifestyle/documentary photography after she hired her own photographer for the birth of her second daughter. Since then she has been hooked and dove head first to bring awareness to this art form. Birth is still considered taboo in many places and is not viewed for the beauty that it is. Carlee hopes to break barriers and bring light to this sometimes quiet subject by offering her clients a relaxed, fun lifestyle/ documentary maternity session as to get to know one another. She is on-call 24/7 for clients and dedicates her every minute once she gets "the call". She stays with her client through labour until approximately 2 hours post. Every moment, no matter how small, doesn't miss her eye and incredible attention to detail! She includes a slideshow of your special day as well as offers beautiful, professional heirloom quality products, such as; flush mount albums and canvases. Number of images vary with every birth but she includes as many as she needs to perfectly tell your unique story. When not on call for births, she takes on a select few weddings, family sessions, event sessions and lifestyle photography sessions as per request. Inquire today!
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Who wouldn't?! Let's chat and make it happen!
Will there be a second shooter?
Typically no, but I can request one for a fee if you'd like! I can get a videographer too!
Can I extend the session on the day of?
Sometimes things wrap up early and other times things run a bit late, I can make either of those things usually work! If a date needs to be changed 48hrs is always appreciated!
What kind of gear do you use?
I shoot with Canon Eos R and I also have 6D as a back up. I also use a flash when needed and love bringing out my GoPro Hero 7 when I can! I also edit primarily in Lightroom.
Do I have to order prints through you?
I do offer prints, canvases, and albums. All are professional and top quality heirloom products. I cannot be responsible for other services and their products.
What is lifestyle / documentary photography?
Instead of following the perfectly styled shoots of some AMAZING photographers, I prefer to follow a more unstructured approach. Whether it's your wedding or your birth I document it the same way... capturing all the details, no matter how small. And I normally don't offer posing advice... the more awkward the better!
Can you recommend other professionals to be apart of our day?
YES!! Whether you're looking for a hair and make up stylist and a DJ for your wedding day or a Doula and a Midwife for your birth, I'd be more than happy to pass along some amazing names!
When do we get our pics and how many images do we get?
My typical turn around for weddings and births is about 6 weeks, with some exceptions. I don't like putting a number on how many images you receive, I take as many pictures as it takes to perfectly tell your story, that's part of the beauty of lifestyle / documentary photography. It all depends on the person, location, mood... like every couple, every wedding and every birth will be so different and wonderfully unique. How does one put a limit on documenting your day?