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

Maternity / Newborn / Family Studio Photography

Studio Portraits For Busy Families In Owen Sound

Maternity / Newborn / Family Studio Photography

Motherhood Milestones is a branch of Candra Schank Photography. 

Here we preserve those moments between child and mother and milestones that happen in a blink of an eye.

– Are you a pregnant mom?

– Or are you a mom with toddlers?

– Or are you an expecting mom with toddlers? 

Hehe well if you answered yes to any one of these questions, you know way to well how fast time flies by. 

They grow up way too fast.  And you DESERVE beautiful photos. Thus, let me help you hold onto this precious time in your life by creating heart-felt portraits of your growing family. 

Motherhood Milestones Sessions are held in Candra’s Owen Sound Natural Light Studio. These sessions are created especially for busy moms looking for some digital files and prints for around the house.  

Maternity sessions are usually done between weeks 28 & 34 (7 and 8 months).  Newborn sessions are usually held when baby is 5-28 days old. Sitter sessions occur once baby can sit by themselves, around 6 months.

Candra also has a small selection of maternity dresses for moms wanting something different than what’s in her closet 😉

The Question that is on your mind…How Much?

I am a big fan of being open and honest, and thus I don’t hide my prices and processes.  And I try to make this as easy as possible. This way you can plan and budget your unforgettable photo session.

My pricing provides you the opportunity to choose what you want. You can get wall art, albums, digital files or all of the above.

You start off by paying a creative session fee that covers pre-session preparation, your custom photo session,  8×10 matted print and a Premiere & Ordering appointment to choose your art work. 

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

Session Pricing, FAQs & Product Info

No matter what you choose (Family, Maternity, Lifestyle Newborn, Dance or Couple Sessions), the price is the same for all Studio Sessions.

Studio Maternity/Newborn/Family Full Sessions

Sessions held at my Owen Sound studio. 

I have two booking options to choose from:

1) Pay a $300 Creative Session Fee (products & digital files purchased separately)

This option is best for families who are interested in wall art and albums or a few digital files. Or if you don’t know exactly what you want.  I guide you through the process so that you know your options and get beautiful wall art and albums for your home.

Creative Session Fee Includes:

  • No time limit studio photo session (we go at your pace)
  • Emails to help you prepare
  • Flexible weekday & weekend scheduling
  • Natural Makeup application for mom (for studio sessions)
  • Includes an 8×10 Print
  • Photo premiere & ordering session held right after your session
  • Option to buy digital files & professional prints/albums
  • Print-ready photos
  • No watermarks

Please note, additional digital files and products are not included in creative fee. You pick and order portraits at your Premiere & Ordering session 2 weeks later.  Families typically spend $800+ on their photography experience. 


2) ALL Inclusive Digital File Package $1895 +hst

This is perfect for busy moms or families who know they want ALL the digital files from their session, as you save $600+.  A few weeks after you session you receive an online gallery with ALL your edited photos.

All Inclusive Package Includes:

  • No time limit studio photo session (we go at your pace)
  • Emails to help you prepare
  • Flexible weekday & weekend scheduling
  • Natural Makeup application for mom (if desired)
  • ALL fully edited high resolution digital files from your session 
  • A keepsake Mini Album (includes 16 pages)
  • Digital files delivered via an online gallery
  • 5 year access to your gallery (great so that you always have access your photos)
  • Access to my online print shop so that you can get your prints on your walls and off your phone
  • 25+ off of printed products
  • Print-ready photos
  • No watermarks 




When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

Growing Family Package


My most popular option for family photos! Choose your favourite three growing family sessions and have fun creating and documenting these milestones in your life. All sessions held within 15 months.

Baby Reveal Session

Baby Bump Maternity Session

Lifestyle Newborn 

6-7 Month Sitter (baby sitting-up by their self) 

1 Year Family Session


Another option is to book my Family Adventure Session.  This includes three family photo sessions within 12 months.  Generally they are held in three different seasons. I can document your family while camping and roasting marshmellows, hiking to a waterfall, sledding down a toboggan hill, or making pancakes on a Saturday Morning. the options are endless.

Growing Family Package: Membership

 $4495 +hst
  • Each of the three sessions are 1 hour long.
  • Emails to help you prepare for your fun session.
  • Held either at my Owen Sound Studio, or outside at a picturesque location, or in the comfort of your home.
  • Each session comes with ALL the high res digital images,  matching proof prints so that you can share them at your convenience. In addition, you receive an 8×8 album with your favourite 50 images from your 3 sessions (family favourite).
  • Three Payment options available: 1) Pay balance at time of booking,  2) Three month payment plan, or     3) a 12 month payment plan. 

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

 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 kids won’t sit still.

Hehe, often kids run around for 90% of the session.  Or they are shy and hide behind mom 😉 And that’s fine with me. I love to take candid photos of them  playing and being who they are.

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


I feel awkward in front of the camera, do you pose?

Short answer is yes, I do pose.  I gently guide you, your family and pet into poses so that the photos come out looking natural, real, and professional.  However, I also include candid photos…as I want you to have photo of the fleeting moments that pass us by too.  

And I also have a Fine Art session where the photos are more posed and stylized.  These are for people who are looking for classic portraits.


If you’re looking for a photographer that only does candid photos, I may not be your lady.

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. 

After your session, we book your In-person Photo Reveal & Ordering session at my Owen Sound Studio.  This happens about 2-3 weeks later.  For out of town families that can’t make it back to the studio for an in-person premiere, we have a zoom photo reveal and ordering session.  Then, after you have selected your photos, it takes me about a week to edit them. I then send them to you via an online gallery.  This gallery is active for 30 days. So don’t forget to download them.

If you chose the All Inclusive Package, you will receive an online gallery with ALL your fully edited digital files within 3 weeks of your photo session 🙂


Do I get a USB with 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 $50 🙂


If I choose to go with the the creative session fee, are digital files included ?

Ah great question. Digital files are not included in the creative session fee. BUT I understand the value of digital files to my families so you will have the option of investing in digital files at your premiere and ordering session.

I believe that having your photos printed and displayed in your home is the way to best value and appreciate your photography experience.  Thus I work with families and their budgets to get printed products into their home.  Scroll down to see pricing for products/digital files.  Families often invest between $800+ on digital files and products.  But there is something for every budget.

Also, every wall art or album comes with matching digital files. Whoop whoop. Thus you get both product and digital file.  Or you can buy digital files.  I sell them in packages.  See below for pricing.

And later on if you choose you can buy all the digital files.  Heheh but if you buy the ALL Inclusive digital file upfront there is a $300 savings 😉

So that I can budget, how much do families usually invest in a portrait experience with you?

I am totally upfront with my families.  I give you 110% of me and I’m with you throughout the whole experience.  I help you plan, prepare and choose the best product for your home and budget.  Families typically will spend between $800 and $3000 on their photography experience.  Mind you, it all depends on your desires, love for your photos, and budget.  If you’re only wanting a few prints or digital files, plan to spend around $800.


Through the grape-vine, we heard about your VIP Annual Family Sessions.  What is this?

Ah, this is a way for families to get updated family photos every year.  Once you have your first photography session with Candra Schank Photography, you are welcome to become a VIP family/Pet.  For a special price, you get a family session ever spring or summer.  And you get to be on my Preferred Scheduling list.  Meaning you get first picks from my available dates. If this interests you, please inquire at your session.


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.



When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING


You’re wanting to fill your home with portraits from you pet session. Yah-who. Choosing your favourite images & deciding how best to display them is a great experience.

I offer professional, high quality, ready to go products that you can start enjoying immediately. 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.

Click the option and have a look and start thinking about how you want to display your portraits. 

Heirloom Photo Albums

pet photo albumWhen you’re interested in a Photo album, I photograph your pet playing, cuddling, scratching ears, that adorable head tilt, and much more. Thus, all the images from your photo session are lovingly crafted into a beautiful high quality photo album that truly tells the story of your pet.

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

Includes matching digital files. Whoop whoop. The nice thing about albums is that you aren’t just getting an album, you’re getting a memory book.  And you are also getting LOTS of digital files too. To it’s like a 2 for 1 deal. See pricing for digital files to compare.

Albums start at – $1295+

Bamboo Folio Heirloom Boxes

Family Favourite!  This is a beautiful heirloom wooden bamboo 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.


10-Image Portrait Box – $1295+

Portrait Boxes come with matching social media digital files.

Gallery Wrapped Canvas Wall Art

horse gallery

I love the polished and finished look of a canvas. And I want you to have them too. Canvases are versatile and look great in every home. All canvases are laminated to reduce fading. Come with a wire hanging device for easy hanging. AND a 2 inch side wrap…these look great on every wall.



Up to  8×12   Wall Art – $278

Up to  12×18 Wall Art – $478

Up to 16×24 Wall Art – $678

Up to 24×36 Wall Art – $878

Multi-image Wall Art – add $200 to products

More sizes available.  Comes with matching digital image.

Framed Print Wall Art

dog portraitOkay, this is my favourite…and my clients’ favourite. Whether you’re looking for a modern or traditional feel, framed wall art easily achieves that. Simply by changing the colour or style of frame will complete the look you are going for. Personally, I think a simple white frame looks good anywhere, but I also offer black,grey, brown, and many more looks and styles.

Portraits are printed on fine art paper, mounted, laminated and presented behind
acrylic with a dust backing to seal the wall art. Instead of glass, I use acrylic as it’s light and won’t shatter. This is important in homes with active dogs, cats or even children as wall art can sometimes be knocked off the wall 😉

WALL ART (price based on frame size) :

Up to  8×12   Wall Art – $378

Up to  12×18 Wall Art – $578

Up to 16×24 Wall Art – $778

Up to 24×36 Wall Art – $978

Multi-image Wall Art – add $200 to products

More sizes available.  Comes with matching digital image.

High Resolution Digital Images

I love nothing more than to see my client’s images printed and hung on walls. But I also understand the importance of owning the digital files. This is why I offer high resolution files to all my clients in session packages.

Images are provided as high-resolution 300dpi digital image files in jpg format. Every image is professionally retouched and formatted so that you can print them yourself.  


05 Digital Images – $695

10-15 Digital Images – $1095

20-30 Digital Images – $1595

All Your Favourite Digital Images – $2195

Digital Images are very valuable as they give you full rights to print your portraits at anytime, anywhere, and at any size.

Fine Art MOUNTED OR Matted Prints

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.

Set of 5 matted prints – $778

Individual Prints = $150


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