Candid Family Portraits

Candid Family Portraits

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.

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.

The Hjorleifson Family

The Svendsen Family


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 savours 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.

Should I do my portraits indoors or outdoors?

During the Winter months, I usually recommend indoor sessions unless the weather is nice. Indoor sessions are a great way to add character to your portraits. You can see an example gallery of indoor portraits here.

Outdoor sessions are also just as beautiful. We will select a location that suits your family and is private enough so everyone can be themselves/relax. You can view some Rocky Mountain outdoor portrait sessions here.

What is the price and what is included?

The session fee for Candid Family Sessions is 300 plus tax. The session fee includes your pre-consultation, your photography session, your viewing + ordering appointment.

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.

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. You can find more session fee information here.

Payment plans are available and there is also a Gift Registry that can be shared with friends/family.

Please inquire or email for full prices.

Will you travel to my area?

I am located in Golden BC and typically photograph in the surrounding area. This includes Revelstoke, Field, Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, and Calgary Alberta. 

*Additional travel fees may apply

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

All you have to do is submit an inquiry by clicking the button below, or e-mail me directly at