Family Portrait Special – $395

Why work with us

Your kids grow fast.
Make that a lasting memory.

We are strong believers that a family portrait should feel genuine. Whether our family portrait session includes striking a pose or two at our studio, camping in your backyard, or even a trip to the beach – we want to capture YOU, being the awesome family that you are.

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LATEST WORK

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Wow, wow, wow! Our entire family is in LOVE with our family photos! Mango Studios did such a great job and captured everyone’s personality. Our photographer, Jenn, was an absolute pleasure to work with and she made everyone, even the kids, feel relaxed and themselves!

Erica & Greg

Family photography pricing

* Offer cannot be combined with MANGO Friends and Family discount

FAQs

What to expect during the session?

We love all the in-between, candid moments and welcome sweet imperfections. That is why, our time together is going to be fun, relaxed and unrehearsed. Our goal is to capture you, being the awesome family that you are – beautiful in all its honesty, messiness, and genuine love. 

Our on-location family photo sessions are typically 1-hour long, and you can expect us prompting you rather than directing. We will document you hanging out in your home, walking in a park or having breakfast together. Things that you do as a family.

How do I prepare for the shoot?

Natural light:

As a natural light family photographer, we pay a lot of attention to light. Make sure that the room you want us to photograph in your house is naturally well lit and has a large window. The gentle morning light provides for the most flattering portraits and brings out that magic glow.

Polish your space:

Here at MANGO, we pride ourselves on a clean and polished style of family photographs. We kindly ask you to prep your home for your upcoming family session and keep it free of clutter. Without clutter to draw your eyes in different directions, you look deeper into the moments captured 😉

Outdoor family sessions:

If your session is outdoors, whether it’s a beach or your favourite park, we recommend bringing a few props such as a picnic blanket and your kids’ favourite toys to keep them happy. 

Can I add more time to my family photo shoot?

You can always add additional hour to your session if you feel like you’ll need more time. Our rate is $250 for an extra hour. Please note that even though our sessions are 1-hour long, newborn sessions and bigger family groups will benefit from having that extra time. 

Is there a travel fee if I live outside of Toronto?

Our family photography offer is valid for all areas in the GTA. Here are the areas we are available for: 

  • Woodbridge
  • Markham
  • Richmond Hill
  • Mississauga
  • Brampton
  • Hamilton
  • Scarborough
  • Burlington
  • Oakville

If your shoot is outside of these areas, please email us at info@mangostudios.com to inquire about travel fees. 

How many photos do we get? When photos are ready?

The turnaround time for family portraits is 3-6 weeks after your session. You will receive 50 colour-edited pictures and a personal online gallery to share with family members! 

Props... should we bring something?

It’s a great question! If you’re having an outdoor family session, we suggest bringing a picnic blanket to sit on and a few of your kids’ favourite toys to keep them occupied. You can also always chat with your photographer and share some of your inspiration. They will be happy to suggest a few prop ideas depending on your vision and style. 

I can’t choose between an indoor and outdoor family shoot, help!

We want your family pictures to be a beautiful and accurate representation of your daily life. So ask yourself: what photos would you like to look back on in 15, 20 and even 30 years from now? Whether it’s your cosy family hangs on a sofa or a nice day at a park, we want the location to be meaningful to you. Besides, being familiar with the place will also put you at ease and help create some of the most emotionally-rich and candid family portraits out there. 

What is the best time of the day for a family photo shoot?

It’s very important to time your family photoshoot right. We always base my timing on kids’ sleeping schedule and try to shoot during the time they are most rested. We want them to be happy and energetic!

What should we wear for a family portrait session?

When it comes to picking outfits for your family photoshoot, our golden rule is to wear complimenting colours. We also suggest picking outfits similar in texture. For example, if it’s a wintertime shoot, it’s nice when all family members wear something knit or heavy, textured fabrics. Check out this blog post for a cute summer outfit ideas: Click Here.

What if it rains?

Your photographer will touch base with you 24 hours before the shoot to confirm if you need to move your shoot to a later time in case it rains. With Toronto’s weather being so unpredictable, we usually keep our pulse on the weather and make a final call 24 hours before the shoot.

When to do a maternity session?

If you’re counting by weeks, schedule your maternity session when you’re around 30 weeks pregnant. If you take maternity photos after your eighth month of pregnancy, it might feel uncomfortable to pose in front of a camera. 

How old should the baby be for a newborn photo shoot?

Newborns don’t stay new for very long. After a few weeks, babies are more alert and spend more time looking around. Those sleepy newborn photos you see are best shot before two weeks old. That’s when babies are most likely to snooze away in their cute little crib.

What if our kids don’t want to sit still?

Our family sessions are designed to be fun, fast-moving and very candid! Do not worry, we will get formal posed pictures first and dedicate the rest of the session for emotionally-rich, upbeat family portraits. Besides, our photographers have some tried and true tricks to get the best smiles out of your children! 

What to expect after the shoot?

After your shoot, our team will start working on proofing and colour-editing your photos. The turnaround time for family images is typically 3-6 weeks after the session and the final gallery includes 50 of the best images, colour-corrected and packaged in a nice online gallery to share with your family members!