Storey Wilkins Photography

Family Portraits for Toronto's Loveliest Families


The Art of Storytelling


Once-in-a-lifetime moments often come and go with only a fading memory to keep them alive. But it is my aspiration to preserve these precious times in photographs that will last forever. As a mother of two beautiful daughters, I understand just how important it is to treasure theses times.


Whether you are a couple with a newborn baby or a swiftly growing family desiring to freeze time in an image, I am here to capture you as you are. I specialize in “day in the life” photography, revealing the raw emotions of your family whether they are playful, quiet or anything in between.


I work hard to ensure that you feel comfortable inviting me into your world to record special events and your growing family. It requires an ability to skillfully capture a balance of two types of photographs: portraiture and candid moments.


Storytelling photography requires heightened intuition to the nuances of individual personalities and group dynamics so that I tell your story, not mine. The photographs must capture the spirit of your family and must be created with artistic integrity (lighting, posing, composition and finish quality).


I look forward to creating a wonderful set of photographs for you.

Cheers,
Storey


Letters from You


Well, you’ve done it again! I went from laughing out loud at some of the true moments that were captured (the ones of us falling over on the bed are classic!!!), to crying at the beauty of my amazing family. I could NOT feel more blessed to live the life I do; and to have that life include you two, your spirit, warmth and insane talent is just beyond words.
After a number of photo sessions with Storey & David, we can’t speak highly enough about their easy going yet professional demeanor, attention to detail, patience, flexibility and innate ability to capture the perfect moments that have helped define our lives since our wedding.
When we look at the photographs taken by Storey and David of our kids we are often amazed at how they can capture special moments. A look, an expression - pure gold! The proof is in the wondrous looks we get when people see her photos hanging on our wall.

When it came time to getting the first set of great family photos, Storey was the only choice. Her talent in engaging with our daughter allowed for images that truly reflect the little girl that we see at home. Storey's creativity and ability to put her at ease gave us images that we are proud to share with our family and friends.
We've worked with Storey for many years and for many occasions. It is always an absolute pleasure! The experience is fun yet professional and her photographs always capture the true spirit of our family.
Storey and David have captured magical moments by making our family sessions fun and irreverent, and made intimate portraits that radiate love and warmth. Looking back over eight years of work, we have a poignant portrait of the making of a family that we’ll treasure, share and reflect on for years to come.


2020 Family Portrait Services and Fees

Introducing the Digital Bundle: A Modern Photo Solution for your Modern Family.

We bundle together the following:

  1. The session fee (90 Minute Session)
  2. The digital files (full resolution ready to print)
  3. Two 8x10 prints (matted and ready to frame)
  4. An on-line slideshow (great to send to family)

This way you have everything you need to share and enjoy your photographs for years to come.

Save $745 compared to purchasing everything a la carte. Must be pre-paid.

980.


A La Carte Menu:


Portrait Session
Up to 90 Minutes 500.
For locations outside the Greater Toronto Area add travel fee of 200.


High Resolution Digital Images
Downloadable and ready to print 1000.


Slideshow
Selection of Images set to music 150.


Custom Prints
Professionally finished, lustre paper, ready to frame. Custom sizes and finishes available.

Up to 5x7 inch 40.

8x10 50.

12x18 200.

16x20 300.

24x36 500.


Fabulous Print Finishes

Standout add 100.

Canvas wrap add 180.

Metal or acrylic add 180.

Custom frame add 200.


Image Box
Ten 8x10 inch matted prints of your choice in a complimentary faux silk 11x14 inch keepsake box
500.

Photo Greeting Cards
Custom photo cards (great for announcements, thank you’s, holidays, etc.).
Pack of 25 cards with envelopes
100.

Custom Designed Album

12x12 Eighty Page Artisan Album 2200.
10x10 Forty Page Artisan Album 1100.
8x8 Twenty Page Artisan Album 550.
Coffee Table Book 14x11 Eighty Pages 900.
Additional Pages each 40.
Matching Storage Box 200.

For all services and products HST will be added. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Gift & Display Ideas

Albums

12x12 Eighty Page Artisan Album 2200.
10x10 Forty Page Artisan Album 1100.
8x8 Twenty Page Artisan Album 550.
Coffee Table Book 14x11 Eighty Pages 900.
Additional Pages each 40.
Matching Storage Box 200.



Framed Gift Prints

Up to 5x7 inch unframed 40. framed 90.

8x10 unframed 50. framed 100.

12x18 unframed 200. framed 350.

16x20 unframed 300. framed 450.

24x36 unframed 500. framed 700.


Framed Gift Prints

Up to 5x7 inch unframed 40. framed 90.

8x10 unframed 50. framed 100.

12x18 unframed 200. framed 350.

16x20 unframed 300. framed 450.

24x36 unframed 500. framed 700.




Custom Designed Framed Gift Prints

Up to 5x7 inch unframed 40. framed 120.

8x10 unframed 50. framed 150.


Glass Memory Box

Up to 5x7 inch 60.

8x10 100.



Other Display Ideas

Locally made and beautifully crafted, we can find the perfect frame for your favorite photographs. When one is just not enough but display space in your home is limited, consider an image box so that you can rotate a selection of 10 matted prints into your frame.

Image Box

Ten matted prints of your choice in a

complimentary faux silk keepsake box

8x10 inch prints with 11x14 inch box 500.

5x7 inch prints with 8x10 inch box 500.


Framed Wall Prints

12x18 unframed 200. framed 350.

16x20 unframed 300. framed 450.

24x36 unframed 500. framed 700.


Framed Wall Prints

12x18 unframed 200. framed 350.

16x20 unframed 300. framed 450.

24x36 unframed 500. framed 700.


Framed Wall Collages

12x18 unframed 200. framed 350.

16x20 unframed 300. framed 450.

24x36 unframed 500. framed 700



Multi-Image Displays

Locally made and beautifully crafted, custom designed multi-image installations are a wonderful way to display your favorite wedding photographs. We can help you design the arrangements that best suit your home.

Three Up Wall Print Collection

Custom designed for your space

Two 12x18s & one 18x18 1150.


Four Up Wall Print Collection

Custom designed for your space

Two 12x18s & Two 16x20s 1600.


Nine Up Wall Print Collection

Custom designed for your space

Nine 8x8s 900.



Other Great Display Ideas

Set of Digital Files

Full resolution & great for printing 1000.


Custom Photo Stationary

Great for save-the-dates & thank you’s

Pack of 25 cards with envelopes 100.


Set of Proofs

One set of 4x6 inch proof photographs 600.

Add faux silk keepsake box 150.



For all services and products HST will be added. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Spotlight

Since their wedding, Andrea and Ken have invited us to photograph maternity shoots of their 3 children - Ollie is 5 years old, Ben is 2, and Emma is 8 weeks old. We have also done 6 month shoots with each of their children, which Emma will be enjoying in a few months’ time.


I was particularly happy when Andrea recalled a favourite moment during one of our photoshoots: “Storey got all these amazing pictures of them running down the hall.” said Andrea, “The giggles and screeches of delight are captured, and they melt my heart….I trust Storey with our photos, and I think capturing these moments are always so important, but especially while our kids are young.”


Since these beautiful portraits will appear above the mantle, I advised them to go with a canvas wrap grouping to reflect the casual, loving dynamics of their family. Soft, yet modern, these finished images share the close bonds of a moment with special people who will reflect on this day for many years to come.

COOL AND CALM

Kids are best in the morning when they’re at their happiest. Well rested and fed, a calm, fun energy should make for the perfect shoot time for kids and siblings. Lunch, nap times and evenings are generally more complicated times for the optimal portraits.


GET THE LOOK

Decide before the shoot what look you’re going for. Where in your home will your portraits be displayed? If in a more formal room, be sure everyone’s clothing is coordinated to this look. If the room is less formal and more “family” keep this in mind as well.


HAIR AWARE

Get haircuts at least a week before the shoot. It might take a few days to grow into (or fond of) a hair cut, especially if the scissors went amiss. This buffer allows for some growth, tweaks and perfections to the hair style prior to your session.


CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

Build up the session to children as it really is—a time for fun and togetherness. There’s no need for bribes when the event itself is the reward.


CHILL PILL

Calm your own nerves. Relaxed parents have more fun, which helps kids become most comfortable for the best shots.


PETS ALLOWED

If you bring your pet Sparky to the family shoot, make sure to get some brisk exercise with your pup before coming. This will allow for a (hopefully) slightly calmer canine during your shoot.


The Portrait Process

Here at Storey Wilkins Photography we honor your schedules, special events and your sessions with a helpful timeline to help you to understand how we are working our hardest to create your treasured memories:


Two weeks before the session:

After chatting on the phone for our pre-consultation to discuss any of your specifications and wishes, we send you a portrait information form to fill out all the details most important to you for capturing the best images possible.

The day of the session:

When we arrive at the scheduled time, we will get to know you and your family. Prepare for a wonderful time during our photography session.

One week after the session:

We post the images from our session for a sneak peek on our password-protected web-gallery. Your images will have been edited, colour corrected, and archived.

2-3 weeks after the session:

We organize an in-person order session and meet to pick out your favorite components for your photography groupings in terms of sizes, arrangements and style (please bring all room measurements). We can also use this opportunity to take orders for gifts, albums, and any of the other unique keepsakes we offer.

5-6 weeks after your session:

Your artwork and albums are ready for pickup! Your matted prints will have care instructions on the back which will ensure a long life from your precious heirlooms.


It's A Date: What to Expect the Day of Your Shoot

We’re looking forward to your session! This is such an exciting time because we have the opportunity to get to know your wonderful family and capture some fun, exciting photographs for you in the process. All work and no play make for a dour day, so here is what you can expect from Storey Wilkins Photography:

Location, location, location

We will discuss where you would like to have your session (we will already have an understanding based on our prior phone chats). We might meet at your home, the local playground, or a beautiful green field. I also scout locations constantly, so I may have some fun, local suggestions for you to consider!


Rain Rain Go Away!

Outdoor shoots offer the best available light and surroundings for your precious portraits. But if Mother Nature threatens to rain on our parade, don’t worry, there are always options:

Plan A: When it’s obvious a dire weather forecast is right (for a change), we’ll call and reschedule.

Plan B: Alternate, available indoor venues.

Time flies

Please allow one to two hours for our shoot. This will enable us to get the perfect amount of images with variety and allow for an outfit change if needed.

Fast friends

We work quickly capturing natural images so photography doesn’t feel like a chore to even the most cynical toddler. Storey Wilkins Photography delights in providing a super, safe setting for families to have fun!

Treats for the sweet

Bring snacks (but don’t tell kids). Be careful for foods that stain clothing! You don’t want to ruin that cute top. Also, avoid lollipops or anything that takes a while to eat.

Fun is not OPTIONAL

This shoot will be full-on fun, complete with laughs, hugs, play time, and plenty of tickling. There’s no manufacturing a good time; when you’re with loved ones, exuberance and spontaneity take over for the most natural, exciting images.


What to Wear

Clothing choices make a session that much better, So picking the perfect pinafore or pant suit is a detail that should not go unchecked. Here are some ideas to help harried parents determine the best duds for darlings.


Bouncing Babies:

• Soft or bright solids

• Simple styles like onesies are classic

• Diaper cover only

• Birthday suit (naked)

Tip: Have a change of clothes ready case of a spill, thrill or chill

Avoid: Fancy clothes (collars, shoes, giant headbands) that compete for attention with the baby


Fabulous Families:

• Stick to a color palette of two to

three complementary colors

• Layers are flattering and a way to

show personality

• Shoes are optional

• Keep hair simple and clean

• Non-glare glasses will keep glare at bay

Tip:

Match your clothing colors to your home décor where your art will be displayed around


Avoid:

Everyone wearing the same outfit. Mix it up!


Crafty Kids:

• Layered looks are great

• Brights and fun prints (but no logos)

• Accessories:hats,scarves,chunky bracelets

• Clothes should be fitted, not baggy

• Bare feet or fun shoes

Tip: For shiny, neat hair use

product, like shine gel or pomade


Avoid: Logos and bold patterns that date the image and distract the eye



The Golden Hour

When scheduling an outdoor portrait session with Storey Wilkins Photography, you may notice that we recommend shooting during a very precise time of day- generally the last sixty to ninety minutes before the sun has completely

set. This special window known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” is the period of time when the light from the sun is at its most perfect. With its long rays diffused across the entire sky, the light creates a flattering glow and shimmer for picture perfect skin tones and deliciously warm portraits.

During midday, when every ray of the sun seems to find its way to our delicate, overexposed skin, the shadows created are usually too deep in contrast to the glare. Instead of fighting the harsh light, it’s better to schedule outdoor shooting during the Golden Hour when the sun still works its magic.

To determine the Golden Hour in your location, see www.golden-hour.com.


Your Style on Display

Is yours a sleek, modern home? A rustic, country abode? No matter your decorating style, Storey Wilkins Photography assists clients every day with everything from portrait selection suited to your decor, to room planning, to framing and displaying your collection. Our years of experience in design coupled with a wide variety of products that work with any décor make us the perfect choice for your photography and home decorating needs. Whether yours is a mighty mansion or a cozy cottage, call us today and we’ll work together to ensure your portraits are as much at home as you are.


1) If your style is more traditional, we recommend a matted and framed portrait in a classic wood frame or a framed canvas. Our studio carries a variety of fine mat and frame combinations to complement your art and decor.
2) If you change out your art frequently or view your art from a beautiful image box or easel, we recommend our mounted print option. Enjoy your portraits for years to come without worrying about frequent handling.
3) If your style is more free-spirited, artistic, or edgy, or if your decor is modern and minimalist, we recommend the fine art stand out option.


A Gift for Every Occasion

Storey Wilkins Photography takes pride in keeping current with new and classic trends in photography by updating and adding specialty products for memorably stunning gifts and keepsakes throughout the year.