Little Sitter Milestone Sessions for Older Babies
Little Sitter Milestone Photography Sessions for perfect for older babies ~ age 4-12 months and are just the right amount of time to capture your baby's sweet expressions and personality.
To make things easy - all you have to do is bring your baby! You will have access to our gorgeous studio wardrobe, full by designer baby wear such as Pup & Frank, Cora and Violet, Mia Joy Studio, etc. I'm always adding to our sitter wardrobe and backdrop collection so there will always be something new. The set design is kept simple so all of the focus is gorgeous little face.
There are only 5 spots available so please book early to avoid disappointment.
What your Session Fee Includes
Approximately 45 minutes of photography
10 Full Edited, High Resolution Images included
A private online gallery to choose your favourites
Full access to our adorable outfits and props. Feel free to also bring your own outfits if you prefer.
Prints, products, and digitals are not included. Packages start at $90.
Packages begin at $90 and include both digital files for sharing as well as the highest grade professional prints perfect for archiving your memories with. An online contract and session fee are required to secure your session spot.
One Digital File - $30 each
Ten Digital Files - $300
3 Accordion Mini Albums $150
Framed Prints starting at $80
16x20 Canvas Print $200
Shipping + taxes are additional.
Print pick-up is available.
These Sessions are great for
Older babies between 4-12 months of age... it is recommended that babies be able to sit independently.
Due to the shorter session time and amount of images, these sessions are for babies only. If you are looking for sibling or family photos, a larger amount of variety, multiple outfit changes, please consider a full session!
Not seeing a date that works for you? Contact us to book a full 1-hour session or be added to our wait list for last minute/future openings!
Pamela Yool is an award-winning family and children's photographer based in Toronto, Canada. She was voted Best Baby and Family portrait photographers in Toronto for the past 7 years She is accredited by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP). In addition, she has years of experience photographing children of all ages and abilities. She is currently the child and family photographer for the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto, About Face National Charity and many other organizations involving children and their families. Pamela is a mother herself of two little ones and loves getting to know you and your family. She is very patient with children has the skills to get the best expressions and smiles from your little ones.
LOCATION - Theses sessions will take place at my studio at 3581A Dundas Street West - 2nd floor. The driveway is off Jane Street beside the library. The studio is in between Love to Dance and the Library. There is lots of free parking for you at the back. Please use the back door and call me when you arrive so that I can come down and open the door for you.
WHAT TO WEAR - We know figuring out what to wear is one of the most stressful parts of booking a session, and that's why I provide full use of my Little Sitter Wardrobe for you to use. Feel free to also bring your own outfits if you prefer.
ARRIVAL - Our mini sessions are booked back to back. It is important that you arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled time so that we can spend the full amount of allotted time with your family. Late arrivals will receive the remaining time in their session, and arrivals over 20 minutes late will forfeit their session and deposit (exception made for emergencies!).
ILLNESS - If your child is sick or otherwise under the weather, please let me know before 24 hours so that we can reschedule. They will most likely be unhappy so in order to achieve those beautiful images, rescheduling is crucial. I understand the desire to "power through" at times due to scheduling constraints, but it is very important that we reschedule if your little ones aren't feeling their best. Rescheduling/cancelling less than 24 hours in advance will forfeit your payment/ deposit.
While theses Little Sitter sessions are short and sweet, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and efficiently I can capture all those smiles! Here are some things you can expect: 4-12 months is a wonderful time to incorporate sweet outfits and fun items such as wooden toys or their favourite book. If we are shooting in an unfamiliar place, they may be very enamored by the new sights and sounds. If baby is going through a stranger anxiety phase, I’ll ask mom or dad to stand behind me to help elicit smiles.
MOST IMPORTANTLY... every little one is different, and we ask that you think honestly about your child and their personality to ensure our best chances of success. These sessions are a wonderful option for short attention spans, and for getting just the right amount of images to capture various milestones. With that said, children who are very shy, slow to warm up, exceptionally active, etc., are typically not great candidates for these sessions. Many parents with little ones that fit this description feel a classic session would be way too long, and go with a mini session instead. Contrary to that belief, classic sessions are not a solid hour of shooting time. Many times, a large chunk of the session is spent getting your child warmed up, acclimated, and ready to be captured at their best. Classic sessions also involve advanced planning re: time, location, etc. to ensure what is best for your little one. In order to avoid an unsuccessful session (and an invariable reshoot!), we appreciate you thinking about these points in advance. We're always happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction!
after your session
Most of the work takes place after your session. I carefully select the best images and by doing so, ensure that every image you receive is a perfect image... no throwaway shots with closed eyes or strange and funny facial expressions. I understand the desire to see all of the images from your session, but we feel strongly that a big part of our job is narrowing down the best images so that you don't have to sift through hundreds of outtakes. Any images that are not shown in your gallery are not retained, but trust me when we say, I would never leave any fantastic images on the table! My clean, classic editing process keeps your images looked polished while also looking realistic and timeless. Your high resolution images will be ready to download within 2-4 weeks of your session date. Each client will receive their own private gallery in which they can select their images and later on download their digital images and prints and enlargements if they wish.
a word about digital images
In todays world, many clients wish to purchase digital images from their photographer. I personally believe that owning the digital images from your session is a valuable option, and this is why I am pleased to include them in all of our session offerings.
Digital images are an extremely economical option for creating small prints, multiple copies of prints, cards and photo gifts. It is important to keep in mind that when purchasing digital images, you are assuming the responsibility for the outcome of the finished product. Please be sure that you are willing to take the steps to ensure that your images are printed correctly (i.e. using a high quality lab, NOT a drugstore). Also, do keep in mind that like the hundreds of snapshots you have taken yourself, professional digital images often end up sitting dormant on your hard drive . I hate to see that happen, so it is important that you take the time to print and enjoy your images to the fullest! By offering digital images to our clients, we are granting the ability for the client to reproduce the images countless times and retain all of the images from their session.
Our digital images are the highest quality and include basic professional retouching. The digital images come with unlimited printing rights. Once you make your selection from the proofs, each image will be professionally edited - not only for color/tonality correction, but also for skim blemishes, scratches, bruises, under eye circles, background clutter, etc. I'm happy to accommodate additional editing such hair editing or a digital “nip & tuck” to help everyone look and feel their best for an additional fee.
Looking for some heirloom quality, larger prints for your walls? Or perhaps you'd like to use your digital images more for archival purposes and don't have an interest in printing on your own. Our beautiful wall portraits, available as custom framed prints or fine art canvas, are perfect for such purposes. I will upload your images to my print fulfillment site which links to our professional lab. This printer is North America's top pro-level lab, so they will match the color calibration information in the files and properly print the images. Their prices are competitive with consumer labs and they ship right to your front door. Easy! But Don’t worry! We know this can be intimidating for some clients, so we will hold your hand and help you print should you need it. We are a full-service studio and if need be, we can help.
the fine print
As custom photographer, I strive to be as flexible and accommodating as possible for my clients. However, there are some policies that we have in place to ensure that all of our clients receive our full attention, and the very best customer service. Please take a moment to read through them thoroughly. Thank you!
Like any other artist, the format and quality in which my work is presented is important to me. I retain exclusive ownership and rights to all images. Images may not be edited, altered or reproduced without explicit permission. Digital images are for personal use only. Commercial or editorial usage, sale, or entering images into contests or publications is expressly forbidden without written our permission.
Your non-refundable session fee is due upon booking. Your time slot is not reserved until this time. Should you need to reschedule, your deposit will be held and applied to a future session if 48 hours advance notice is given (exception given for illness or emergencies). No show appointments forfeit their deposit. Should we need to cancel your session due to unforeseen circumstances, your deposit will not be refunded.
Your digital files will be provided in accordance of the digital collection you purchase. These are high resolution images, though the exact final size will vary based on cropping. Images that are not selected from your proofing gallery are purged and not available for viewing. Due to the nature of on-location sessions, we cannot guarantee certain images and use our artistic judgement to select the images presented.
If your payment was not made in full, the remaining balance of your session (50%) is due the date of your session before you receive any of the image proofs.
Prints may be ordered up to 3 months from the date of your session, and you may do so through me. Due to the custom nature of these products, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of wall portraits. Orders may be shipped or hand delivered, depending on the size and fragility of your products.
Once the balance of your session is paid your proofs will be sent and your order is non-refundable. Due to the custom nature of photography screenshots and digital downloads, no refunds will be given. Print orders are considered non-refundable once payment is received. Rest assured that all prints and products must adhere to our strict quality standards before being delivered.
Rescheduling/cancelling less than 48 hours in advance will forfeit your deposit. For outdoor sessions, we will make every effort to make the forecast determination as soon as possible, but sometimes we are unable to do so until a few hours before your session. I do not recommend hair or makeup appointments the day of your session for this reason. Thank you for trusting my judgment regarding optimal weather conditions. I do make every effort to reschedule you as soon as possible for weather/illness cancellations, but dates are subject to availability.
I 100% guarantee my work, however, if for some reason I was unable to accomplish all of our goals of the session, a mini follow up session will be scheduled at the photographer’s discretion. If you are unhappy with the images from your session as a whole, you will be given the option for a reshoot. Please note that all images from your first session will be purged and unavailable for ordering.
Not seeing a date that works for you? Contact us to book a full session or be added to our wait list for last minute/future openings!