Karen Hunter Photography offers a customized portrait experience for each client. We want you to set the tone for your session!
Want a studio session? Come choose from a vast array of backdrops/wardrobe and props and we'll create beautifully co-ordinated heirloom portraits for you!
Prefer a simpler style? We are happy to accommodate with "child oriented" images, free of busy backdrops and props for a timeless look.
Want to go outside? Wondering if your child has too much energy for a studio? Let's go outside for a carefree family session on nature's canvas!
Sessions are conducted at Karen Hunter's residential studio, or at a location of your choice for summer/fall outdoor sessions( see pricing for more info ). A relaxed atmosphere is essential for achieving natural-looking images that will best reflect your child's personality.
A session usually lasts a minimum of an hour, depending on the child. Please plan around naps and mealtimes so your child will be at his/her happiest! It is best if the "audience" at your photo session is kept to a minimum. It can be very distracting and confusing to a child when the whole family is calling his or her name, trying to make him/her smile.
Karen is widely recognized for her tender approach to newborn portraits. Newborn photo sessions are best done before the baby is 10 days of age. The younger they are, the better! Karen knows that life with a new baby can be overwhelming and busy and therefore would be happy to come to you at your home to make it easier! Please note that these sessions tend to last a minimum of 2.5 hours, as time must be allowed for feeding, changing and sleeping! *** MOMS, PLEASE DO NOT WEAR NAILPOLISH!!!
Clothing choice is a very important consideration and should be carefully planned for groups shots, as well as individual portraits. In order to ensure a timeless look, please select clothing in solid colours. For example, plaids, stripes, logos, cartoon characters and patterns should not be worn. For little boys, denim overalls photograph well, while little girls look lovely in simple white or other pastel dresses. Newborns will be photographed 'au naturel' or with a diaper cover. When planning a group session, keep in mind that it is best if everyone stays within the same colour family. Babies should avoid eating carrots and other orange-coloured baby food before a session as skin tends to photograph with an orange tint...
Karen will take as many photos as your child will allow. This usually results in 20-40 usable images. Only the best, most flattering shots will be selected for the gallery. All images not meeting Karen's standards will be deleted. You will be able to view the proofs in the on-line proofing gallery on this website. A variety of images in Colour and Black & White will be displayed. You will have approximately 7 days to place your order. After this time your gallery will expire and a $20.00 fee will be applied to re-post it.
We have a beautiful product line to help you enjoy your images to their fullest! Custom Birth Announcements, Christmas Cards and Albums will be professionally created with a practiced eye. Please note, up to 3 revisions are complimentary. Thereafter a re-design fee will apply.