519-387-3764 Pet & People Photographer serving Owen Sound, Collingwood, Port Elgin

Your Investment

Your Investment



Because you know “time flies” is a cliché for a reason…

Photograph your family from the very beginning.

Candra Schank Photography  Experience:

Fully custom family/maternity/newborn photography so you can just show up with your sweet little baby and walk away with gorgeous timeless artwork to remember this time.


Here’s what you get with Candra Schank Photography:

•An in-studio or on-location experience so you don’t have to worry about a tidy home while you’re rocking your family session.
•Timeless portraits that you will love now and in 20 years. 
•Family and sibling poses, because those relationships will grow and change so much over the first year and beyond!
•Online booking, consultation, and ordering so you get everything taken care of in your own time! Pregnancy insomnia? Great time to prep for your newborn session!
•Hand-holding help picking out what to wear so you all feel comfortable AND look your best.
•A comfortable place to have your session.

PLUS, you’ll also get::
•A proofing gallery with all of the BEST photos of your family within 7 days of your session! 
•The choice of your very favourite images to purchase, no more buying pictures you don’t love and will never use.
•Digital images with printing rights so you can share your gorgeous family online + make as many prints as you want. 
•Access to my professional print lab so you get heirloom-quality prints and products that you can pass down for generations. 

•Oh and for a more personalized experience, you can also come into the studio for a Premiere & Ordering session.  This is were you see your photos and I help you decide which images to print.

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

The Experience 


Styling & Planning


From the moment you inquire, you’ll feel well prepared and taken care of.  I’ll send over information in an email and invite you to schedule a phone consultation so that we can go over any questions or special requests you may have.

I’ll help you choose the perfect outfit for your session and even style the rest of the family (if desired)! We can pull from the studio wardrobe collection, select something from your own closet, or shop for something special.

We also decide on the best location for our amazing session. Portrait Sessions are either held in my Owen Sound Studio, outside at a picturesque spot, or at your home.  I work with you to choose the best location.  Please scroll down to view pricing options:

Your Session


Your portrait session is a time to relax and enjoy yourself and your family! You can rest assured that I’ll be giving you plenty of direction throughout the shoot to ensure that we get natural and relaxed portraits!

Sometimes pets, babies and kids need a little extra time. That’s why I never impose a strict limit on our time together; your session is done when we have a full gallery of beautiful images for you.

Fall family photos in Owen Sound

Proofing & Image Selection


I know how excited you are to see your portraits! That’s why I get your proofs to you right away.

Option A) From the comfort of your home you will receive an online proofing gallery with an attached print shop to order your heirloom prints and wall art. Now, you must have a computer/laptop for this option as it doesn’t work on your phone.

I deliver your private online watermarked proofing gallery within 1 week of your session.  This proofing gallery is active for 3 weeks.  Take some time with your family to enjoy your portraits and choose your favourites. You will have the opportunity to pick a package, choose your favourite photos and order additional prints, wall art and albums. 

Proofs are not edited as I will edit the ones you choose. The watermark is to say that they are proofs and are not purchased yet.  Please do not screenshot them.

Option B) In-studio Premiere and Ordering Session held 1-2 weeks later.  For a more personalized experience, you come back to my studio for an in-person premiere & ordering session. I help you choose your favourite portraits and right size and art work for your home. 

Scroll down to see product pricing and items available.



Family and Newborn photos in Owen Sound

Retouching & Delivery


This is where the magic happens. Once you’ve selected your images, each portrait is hand-retouched to create your one-of-a-kind portrait memory.  I remove leashes, electrical outlets (these are often in my studio photos), blemishes and other distractions. I am a skilled retoucher where I specialize in subtle editing for natural-looking portraits. You’ll look like the very best version of yourselves!

Within 4 weeks of you submitting your choices, you will receive another online gallery with your fully edited, high resolution digital files.  Oh and you will receive both colour and black and white versions.  Your digital files are yours to download, share, and print as you like.you will receive .  

Creating Your Heirlooms


Deciding what to do with your images can be overwhelming. That’s why I offer a carefully curated line of heirloom quality prints and products.  You can order these straight from your gallery OR I’ll help you choose the perfect way to display and enjoy your treasured photographs.

For those families that want guidance on choosing art work for your home, your session includes a complimentary artwork design appointment in my studio.  And yes, even if you are only wanting a single framed print to hang in your home, or a heirloom wall gallery over your couch, or an album of your favourite images, I can help custom design it.


When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

The Question that is on your mind…How Much?

 Everything you want, without the stress…and you get beautiful one-of-a-kind portraits

If you have been navigation the web and looking at lots of photographers, I bet you have noticed that the price is all over the map.

I am a big fan of both digital files, prints, making it easy to get both, and customized service to suite your needs. 

So, I keep it simple. You pay $300 session fee at time of booking. This covers pre planning & preparation for your session, your amazing no time limit session, curation of all the best proofs, and either an in-studio appointment or an online proofing gallery to view and order your beautiful heirloom portraits. It also comes with a professional matted 5×7 print.

7 days after your session, you see your proofing gallery, you only buy what you want.  Yep that’s right! You choose the images you love and want: No more buying pictures you don’t love and will never use or display.  

Families typically spend $1000+ on their photography experience.  Digital Files and products are NOT included in session fee.  You buy these when you see your proofs.


Pricing: Session Fee & Packages



Session Fee due at time of booking

Date reservation

Styling & posing direction

Access to mama & baby wardrobe (limited selection)

Studio, or outside or at home photo session

(please note: no digital files are included in session fee)


All digital files and prints are hand edited to create a beautiful custom fine art portrait. 

When you see your proofs for the first time, you pick & order your package.  That way you buy only what you want. 

Each package contains a set number of digital files and a print credit (most packages) to help you get your photos off your phone and onto your walls 😉

Luxe Package: I love them all & want them all = $1995 +hst

Downloadable Slideshow

All your favourite digital files (100+) from your gallery 

Includes 4×6 proof prints of all your favourite images

Includes $500 print credit

Classic Package: I want my top favourites..best of the best = $1495 +hst

Downloadable Slideshow

Set of up to 30 digital files

4×6 proof prints of all 30 digital files

Includes $200 print credit

Minimalist Package: I just want a few to tell our story = $995 +hst

Set of 15 digital files

Includes $50 print credit

Budge Package: My favourite 5 = $795 +hst

Set of 5 digital files

With purchase of a digital file package, you get access to my print shop and professional printer.

This way, at a later date you can get your photos off your phone and onto your walls.

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING


A professional photo session is a wonderful way to get great photos.

BUT whats next?

What do you want to do with those photos? Prints become beautiful reminders that keep them close to you.

I believe wholeheartedly in the power of print and the treasure of a family heirloom.  That’s why I provide you an easy way to get your favourite images printed and into your homes.  

That’s why, in addition to digital files, I offer quality prints, wall art and albums .

Whether you choose an album full of your favourite images or a collection of framed prints for your walls, your artwork is hand-crafted with the finest materials to ensure that each piece is not only a joyful reminder for today, but a keepsake for future generations. You don’t have to lift a finger…I do all the framing, mounting, and the finishing touches. 


Below are the products that my families LOVE. Scroll down to see pricing.


If you’re looking for individual prints, I offer luxury professional print packages. All prints are mounted on styrene (or matted) for a professional look and laminated so they don’t fade.

Prices start at $95 (scroll down for full pricing)




Family Favourite!  This is a beautiful heirloom wooden bamboo or timber box. It contains 10-20 matted 5×7 prints.  You can choose to frame these yourself, keep some in the keepsake box, and/or display them in the matching wooden photos stand.  You can also upgrade the box from Bamboo to Timber Wood and add hand-torm edges to your photos.


Prices start at $995 (scroll down for full pricing)





Album pages are beautifully thick (oh la la) and images are professionally printed on fine art, lustre archival paper, rated to 75 years. These albums are a show-stopper piece of art – that is all about your family


Prices start at $995 (scroll down for full pricing)



Depending on your personal likes, feelings, home deco and more, I help you choose either canvas or framed wall art for your home.


Prices start at $300 (scroll down for full pricing)



A La Carte Pricing For Popular Products

All products come with a guarantee.  Products are replaced if perfection is not at it’s finest. 

All portrait boxes, canvas/framed prints/acrylic wall art and albums come with matching digital files.

HST and Shipping will be applied to all orders. 

A La Carte Gallery Wrapped Canvas

up to 11×14 – $300

up to 12×18 – $350

up to 16×24 – $450

up to 20×30 – $595

up to 24×30 – $695

up to 24×36 – $895

up to 30×40 – $1295

Multi Image StoryBoards


20×20 – $595+

24×24 – $795+

30×30 – $995+


12×24 -$595+

15×30 – $795+

18×60 -$995+

*For square and panorama canvases, there may be an additional charge for art work with 3 or more photos.


A La Carte Framed Prints with Acrylic Covering

up to 11×14 – $395

up to 12×18 – $495

up to 16×24 – $595

up to 20×30 – $795

up to 24×34 – $995

up to 24×36 – $1295


Multi Image StoryBoards: these are custom curated heirlooms


20×20 – $895

24×24 – $1095

30×30 – $1295


12×24 -$795

15×30 – $995

18×36 -$1195



Beautiful Matted Archival Prints & Portrait Boxes

These prints are printed on archival paper, with archival ink and have a laminate product on them so they don’t fade (traditional loose prints don’t have any of this).  They are a luxury product so that you have them forever.

Single print or have them matted or mounted 5×7 print        – $95+

Single print or have them matted or mounted 8×10 print     – $125+

Set of 5 print or have them matted or mounted 5×7 prints.  – $450+

Set of 5 print or have them matted or mounted  8×10 prints – $600+

10, fine art 5×7 matted prints in a Portrait Box  – $995+  (Family Favourite)

Just the Portrait Box: $300 – $450

Portrait boxes are great to display your matted and mounted prints in. Choose either a wooden bamboo box or a white or black leatherette luxury box.

Shipping fee for portrait boxes $80 as these are coming from Italy. 

They are a luxury product that families go Oh La La over

Keepsake Photo Albums  / Comes with matching digital files

6×6 album with up to 20 images $995+   /   8×8 album with favourite images $1450+  /   

10×10 album with favourite images $1750+

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

If You’ve Got Questions?  I’ve Got Answers 😉

 I am concerned about our wardrobe, what should we wear?


I want everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed in their own skin.  Thus I tell families to dress in cloths that feel good.  Hehe but try and stay in the same colour tones…you don’t have to be matchy-mathchy.  I also recommend avoiding bold & bright patterns & colours.  These tend to be very distracting.

To help you prepare and plan your wardrobe, I send you an email with some hints and tips.

My dog or kids won’t sit still.

Hehe, almost all dogs and kids run around for 90% of the session.  And that’s fine with me. I love to take candid photos of them  playing.

I also have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to get dogs & kids to sit still…and then I get my shot.

And for your dog, he or she is generally on leash for the shoot….and then I edit the leash out of the photos 😉


How long does it take for me to see the photos and for you to edit the images?

I know you’re excited to see your photos. Thus I work hard to get you your photos quickly. 

About 7 days after your session you will receive an email with a link to view your proofing gallery.  Yep I am that fast.  

For families that that don’t have a working computer or laptop, I invite you back to my studio 1-2 weeks later to view your proofs.  At this time I help you choose your favourite images, and give you guidance in choosing the best sizes, products, and images for wall collages,   This in-person appointments is included in your session fee.  And it’s perfect, if you want a little more one-on-one. 


Do I get a USB with all my photos?

I used to give USBs to my families. BUT, I found that sometimes the USB was corrupted or lost.  Thus, now All photos are delivered to you in an online gallery.  You then download them to your computer and/or phone. I recommend downloading them to multiple devices for safe keeping. You are also free to send your photo gallery to family and friends.  Hehehe, I bet they will be excited to see them too.

If you would like a USB, they can be purchased for $35 🙂


Are digital files included in the session fee?

Ah great question. Digital Files are bought after you pay a session fee.  The session fee covers the prep work leading up to your session, emails helping you prepare, style guides, a fun and stress-free session, and then either an online proofing gallery or in-person premiere to view and order your favourite images.

I understand the value of digital files to my families. I’ve set my business up so that you ONLY buy what you love and want.  So after you see your proofs, you buy the digital files you fall in love with.  No more buying images you don’t want.


What are digital files (also called digital images)?  And what’s the difference between web-sized digital files and high resolution digital files?

A digital file/image is an electronic version of a physical print.  It allows you to store and see your photo on your computer, phone, iPad, etc.  It is NOT a physical print thought.  You can get different sizes of digital files; web-sized (low resolution) or printing (high resolution) digital files.

Web-sized digital files – these are perfect if you’re only wanting to share your photos on social media or keep them on your computer/phone. These CANNOT be printed as they are too small.  They look great on your computer/phone BUT if you try printing them they will not look good.  Most often, they will look ‘dotty’ or blurry.

High Resolution (printing) digital files – these are really big files.  They are perfect if you want to do your own printing; at anytime and anyplace.  You get full control of when and where you want to print your photos.  You do not have to print thru Candra Schank Photography.  Please do not take them to Walmart though.  More times than not, your photos will not look the same as what you see on your computer.  This is directly related to their printing system.  I recommend Foto Art in Owen Sound.  They have great customer service and great print products.



Studio: 1190, 2nd Ave East
Owen Sound, ON. N4K 2H9