Candid Family Portraits

Candid Family Portraits

Golden BC, Kicking Horse Mountain, & Surrounding Area

Candid family portraits are where it’s at. They are so wonderful because they are true to who you are and they tell your story. They are unposed, real, and best of all, they’re easy. All you have to do is show up ready to be yourself and trust me to do the rest.

Over the years, I have developed a family photography experience that is different from the typical standing and posing… because nobody likes to do that. I want you to enjoy and connect with your family while I photograph the real moments and emotions between you.

Mom and daughter during their candid family portrait photography session in Golden BC Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with Jena Lee Photographs

Candid Family Portrait Sessions are for real families. They are for people who lean in and enjoy the real moments of life, who hug and snuggle when there are tears, and who are not afraid to love each other.

Mom and daughter during their candid family portrait photography session in Golden BC Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with Jena Lee Photographs

If you love the idea of candid family portraits that are unposed and authentic, then I am excited to get to know each other.  Click the button below to submit an inquiry if you are ready to plan your candid family portraits. I am located in Golden BC/Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and travel often to Calgary, Alberta.

If you need more information about candid family photography sessions you can browse the FAQ below. Or you can e-mail me at to ask a question.

-Your Photographer, Jena


Family enjoying their candid family portrait photography in Golden BC Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with Jena Lee Photographs  
What is a Candid Family Portrait Session?

Candid portraits are the ones we all love, they are the ones that capture the real YOU.  They are a portrait experience that goes beyond regular stiff/posed photography sessions. Candid Family Sessions are designed to create genuine and candid family photographs. There is never any stiff poses or awkward smiles. You are free to move, explore, cuddle, hug, and be yourselves. Kids can roam around and are never expected to sit still. Candid family portrait sessions are full of laughs, stories, and sometimes tears. All you have to do is arrive with an open heart and ready to love each other, I do the rest.

Who are candid family photography sessions for?

Anybody who savors the everyday moments because they know they will be gone one day. Candid family portrait sessions are for real families who want to document this season of their life. They are for people who understand that life changes too quickly. You never know when the last time you hug somebody will be. You never know when the last time you get to pick up your child will be. Candid family portrait sessions are for people who love life and the people in it.

Where is Jena Lee Photographs?

I am located in Golden BC and typically photograph in the surrounding area. This includes Revelstoke, Field, Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, and Calgary Alberta.
*For 2018/19 there are no additional travel fees to any of these areas.

What is the price and what is included?

The fee for Candid Family Sessions is 500 plus tax. The session fee includes your pre-consultation, your photography session, your viewing + ordering appointment, and one 16×24″ Wall art and it’s matching digital file. All digital and printed images are sold separately from the session fee. Gift Prints begin at 45, Wall Art begins at 495 and goes up to life-size, and Books/Albums begin at 900.

Available print products include: The Leather Heirloom Album · Framed or Floating Wall Art · Matted Print Linen Display · Matching Mini Gift Album · Handcrafted Wooden Display Boxes · Gift Prints · Custom Designed Cards

In my experience, clients looking primarily for gift prints and cards spend between 300-1000. Those interested in Wall Art, Books and Albums spend upwards of 2000. Typically, most of my clients choose one or two of their favourite images to display as Wall Art and then print the rest in a Book or Album. Each photo ordered for print includes it’s matching digital file. Please inquire or email for full prices.

How do I book candid family portraits in Golden BC (or in my area)?

Three easy steps: Pre-Consultation, Portrait Session, Viewing & Ordering Appointment.


This is an important step. It is important to get to know each other and be comfortable around each other to create great candid family portraits. Typically, pre-consultations are done at your home so you can show me your space. As we discuss your portraits, I recommend the different display options that suit your needs. I also bring my Client Closet for you to browse through or you can show me what you plan to wear for your portraits. Basically, the pre-consultation meeting takes care of all the important details beforehand so you can be completely prepared for your portraits.
*If you are located outside of Golden BC, we can do your pre-consultation via video call.

Your Photography Session:

Photography sessions are designed to feel relaxed and unposed. I give you gentle direction on where to be and what to do, then we just talk about your experiences and life in general. Generally, after I help you and your family get comfortable, I take a ‘fly on the wall’ approach to things. I give you and your family prompts to create natural emotions and then let you enjoy each others company. This is your time to enjoy the company of your loved ones and love on them a little extra.

Viewing & Ordering Appointment:

After your portraits are finished, I come to your home (or we schedule a video call) so you can see your images for the first time. I help you select which images you would like to purchase for print and display. To help you decide which products you like I have samples of each print product.

Still have a question? Send me an e-mail directly:

Let’s start planning your portraits!

If you are ready for your own portraits, please get in touch,  I can’t wait to hear from you.

Jena_SelfPortraits_2018-July 05, 2018-12_WebSize Jena LaRoy completed her Professional Photography Diploma at Langara Collge in Vancouver British-Columbia and then returned to her hometown Golden B.C. to launch her photography business (2017). Jena helps you create heartfelt portraits that tell your story and takes pride in helping her clients print and display their images so that they can bring you joy every day. 

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