lysa watnem

lifestyle photographer

sessions

There are many types of photography sessions depending on what phase in life you are celebrating! Please choose your area of interest above:

Engagement

Engagement sessions are unique; you get to pick the very best day (unlike a wedding day we can reschedule if the weather is not perfect) but you also get to have a lot of fun with no stress! Engagement sessions are a perfect way for photographers and couples to get to know one another and help you feel more at ease in front of the camera. This shoot is held at a location of your choosing. We aim to plan a fun and meaningful session that reflects who you are as a couple.

Engagement sessions include 25 high-resolution digital images in color and some in black and white on a USB, so you may reprint and enlarge to your hearts desire for personal use only.

Want a complimentary engagement session? Just reserve your wedding date and set down your deposit! To reserve your date contact me.

Engagement sessions start at $300 (couple only). Add $25 for each additional person and/or pet.

Wedding

I Do! The anticipation. The details. The emotions. The wait is over, all that planning and effort, and the day is here! I approach your day as both a friend and as a photographer. My aim is to tell the story of your day as it unfolds, while capturing all the details and unique moments.

My style is romantic and natural – think smiles, laughter, tender moments, and celebration. Your images will reflect you, beautiful and unique.

I primarily shoot in the Ottawa Ontario area, however I have also photographed weddings across Canada and as well as several destination weddings! Wondering if I will shoot your out of town wedding? contact me.

Every wedding is unique; please contact me for a quote for your special day. Currently booking for 2015.

Maternity

An expectant mother is one of the most beautiful subjects to photograph. Perhaps it’s the glow she has, the anticipation, the excitement and the joy.

A women’s pregnancy is a whirlwind of emotion, and every story different. It is my job to help you tell your story and look amazing doing it! My goal is help you look your best, to feel confident and beautiful.

I suggest maternity portraits be scheduled between 29-35 weeks. The last part of the third trimester can be swollen and uncomfortable (believe me, I know) and I want to make sure you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Maternity sessions are done both in studio and outside year round.

Maternity sessions include 25 high-resolution digital images in both color as well as some of them in black and white on a USB, so you may reprint and enlarge to your heart’s desire for personal use only.

Maternity sessions start at $220 (couple only). Add $25 for each additional sibling and/or pet.

Newborn

There really is nothing like a brand new baby, the tiny fingers and toes, the sweet smell and the look of wonder in their little eyes. I just love, love, love newborns!

Your newborn session should be done in the first 5-14 days of your baby’s life; this is the time when your newborn sleeps the most and still curls and folds easily and comfortably. My studio is small and very warm. Newborn sessions can take up to 3 hours – we don’t rush and we take time to let the baby feed and fall asleep. Your precious baby is in very safe, loving and capable hands.
The best way to book a session is to contact me when you are still pregnant and we can roughly plan a date around your due date. As soon as your baby is born notify me and we book your spot. If your baby is already here, no worries – just contact me and I will try and get you in ASAP!

Newborn sessions include 25 high-resolution digital images in color and some in black and white on a USB so you may reprint and enlarge to your heart’s desire for personal use only.

Newborn sessions start at $350 (baby and couple only). Add $25 for each additional sibling and/or pet.

Family

Family sessions are all about documenting the love and connection your family has for each other. The aim is to capture your family naturally being yourselves. A few posed portraits are included too.

Sessions are done outdoors weather permitting. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and can include family members and children of all ages.

Family sessions include 25 high-resolution digital images in color and some in black and white on a USB, so you may reprint and enlarge to your hearts desire for personal use only.

Family Session start at $220 (families of five or less). More than four family members, please contact me for a quote.

Other

Life journeys can take many twists and turns – many of which you may want to record with professional photography. I have also photographed: publicity shots, boudoir, fitness competitions, birthdays/cake smash sessions, graduations, real estate etc.

Please contact me for a quote – include as much information as possible including date, time, location, purpose of shoot and what you hope to achieve (ie 10 photos for my fitness blog).

Capturing the moments of today that will wow your hearts tomorrow…