Family Mini Sessions with Pets and People

Fall Family Mini Sessions: Saturday Sept 30th.

Family time is so precious, so why not freeze time with a photograph! Photographs are not just a photo on the wall, but a piece of art that is full of great memories and experiences.

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Don’t miss this year’s Fall Family Mini Sessions held on Saturday September 30th at Harrison Park or up the road at the Conservation Authority!  This year mini sessions are for both people and pets! So if you have a family pet feel free to bring him or her.  Or, you can take this opportunity to just have a pet session 😉

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This is a great time to get your family together to create lasting memories of everyone laughing and playing…and yes posing for the camera. But don’t fret as my family portrait style is more candid as I am a lifestyle photographer; so you don’t have to be posey-posey.  Well unless you want too 🙂

This year’s Mini Sessions are 30 minute sessions and you will receive TEN digital files sized to 5×7.  All for only $185.00 And there’s always the option to invest in some amazing prints and albums and Holiday cards. In fact, I will be have a promotion on my albums.

Call or email me to book your spot today. Plus, if you encourage another family to book a mini session, both you and the other family get a FREE 8×10 print from your session!

Speaking of Family Sessions, I had the opportunity to photograph a lovely family, the McIntyre’s.

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Family Photos

The McIntyre family loves to cover their home and walls with memories.  Whether it’s a candid picture from a recent trip, their children playing outside, or a posed shot with people saying ‘cheese’, they have these memories all over their home. And as it turned out, it had been about 7 years since they had a portrait taken of the whole family.  When I say ‘the whole family’ I mean Jenifer and John and their two daughters families and all their grandchildren, and grand-pup Tessa.

This is an incredible family with lots of energy and smiles.  I was so happy to take their 2017 family portrait.  Capturing all of them at their individual times of their lives is so meaning full.

Jenifer is a proud mother and grand mother. She told me stories of each of her five grandchildren and how they would call her all the time.  As she told me these stories she would get a big smile and her eyes would light up.

I hope to see you and your family out for my Fall Family Mini Sessions this year on Sept 30th, 2017

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Family Photos

Lindsay and Dan’s Maternity Session / Candra Schank Photography

An Elegant Early Evening Maternity Session!

You know, the glow of an expecting mom is one of the loveliest and purest things about a pregnancy.  And Lindsay definitely had that glow.  And at 30 weeks she was nice and round 😉 The little girl inside of her was healthy an happy and gave her mom no troubles throughout the session.  Yep, you read that right, Lindsay and Dan are having a girl!

Lindsay couldn’t stop smiling the moment I arrived for their maternity session.  And you know what, Dan was also full of smiles.  Even better, both of them smiled with their eyes.  They beamed with happiness. They have a gorgeous property with lots of trees, shade and a field that I got really excited about. Who doesn’t love photos in a field near sunset.

It is without further ado that I present Lindsay and Dan’s Maternity photos.  Congratulations you two and may your future be full of laughs, tears of joy, and little baby giggles.


Mother, Daughter and Fur-baby Portraits / Family and Pet Portraits

What would be the perfect gift for your mom?  I ask that very question every year around Mother’s Day (and my mom’s birthday).

Nikki knew the answer to that question.  Time together! And better yet, pictures to capture that time together.

And what better timing…the Cherry Trees were in full bloom.  This made for a very elegant and girly backdrop.  Perfect for three amazing ladies.  Yep, I said 3 ladies.  Nikki brought her fur-baby Suki along.  After all, Suki is family too.  So the three of them laughed, posed, ran around together and enjoyed themselves during the photo session.  Oh my, I had a wonderful time with these three ladies.

Also, don’t forget about my Pet and Family Mini sessions in June, July and September.  Grab your seat today before all the spots fill up.  Book here!

For more information and dates of my Summer Mini Sessions, download the PDF: Family_Mini_Sessions



Pet and Family Portraits in an Apple Orchard / Candra Schank Photography

The Magnolias are blooming…and soon the Apple Orchards will be in bloom! Perfect setting for your pet portraits or family sessions!

When the Magnolias bloom, I start getting really excited for Spring photo sessions.  These trees are beautiful backdrops and give photos a dreamy appearance.  The downfall, the blooms don’t last long and it’s usually cold and raining 24/7 when they’re blooming.  April showers bring May Flowers – this saying is so true.

LOL, have I captured your attention yet? Or are you now day dreaming about a time when you were a kid and dancing in the rain with your bright yellow rubber boots! Yes, I caught myself day dreaming!

But don’t worry about missing the Magnolia Blooms…if you wait just a few more weeks, it’s Apple Blossom Week!  And it’s warmer and everything is green and vibrant. And oh my goodness, Apple Blossoms are oh-so pretty.

Apple Blossom Week is around May 15 – May 20th.  This is the PERFECT time to invest in a fabulous Pet photography session, a fun Family Portrait session, or a romantic Maternity or Engagement session.

Now, Apple Blossom week is only a few weeks away, so if I’ve peaked your interest, please send me an email or call anytime and we can discuss creating a custom portrait session just for you.

Custom portrait sessions aren’t just about getting lots of photos that you can share on Facebook.  They are much MUCH more than that.  Portrait sessions are about having fun, bonding, building relationships, and above all, capturing today for tomorrow. It’s an experience! Through emotions, memories and fabulous products, you will relive this time again-and-again.  Investing in custom portraiture is something that you will love for years to come.


Families that I have photographed invested in gorgeous canvas wall art and luxury albums with stunning thick pages that are to truly amazing.  And I am happy to let you know that during the month of May, all Albums are 20% off!  Whoop-Whoop, Happy Dance!.  This is a deal my Print House is having so I wanted to let all of you know.  I have never seen them do this before.  Thus, If you have had a family session with me in the past, feel free to reach out to me and invest in an album that tells your story.

And for anyone thinking about fun custom portrait sessions, book now and we can start planning your fabulous portrait session in an Apple Orchard Blossoms.

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Lifestyle Photography / Candra Schank Photography

Family! Family means everything!

Your sister becomes your bestie, your mom and dad your role model, your big brother your protecter, and your dog Tank your ultimate companion!  Family is all about love, laughter, and yes tears.

And when a loving family that is always smiling and laughing is hit with the big C…cancer…life stands still.  And the fight is on!

I met this family when I started seeing my boyfriend 3 years ago and I have never known a family to have so much love and passion. Every time I saw them they were always smiling and telling stories.  And now, 3 years later, cancer has entered their lives.  But with faith and love this family is united and strong.


National Pet Day / Candra Schank Pet Photography

Woof Woof! Happy National Pet Day!

You love your pet and your pet LOVES you.

Tuesday April 11th was National Pet Day.  To celebrate our fabulous pets, I held fun mini pet sessions.  For two of the sessions I went to the pets home and then the rest done at my home studio. Oh what fun we all had and lots and lots of special memories were created! Over the next little while I will post separate blog posts to highlight each amazing pet session.  But for now, here are a few teasers.


Real Estate Photography / Candra Schank Photography

Grey Bruce Real Estate Photography by Candra Schank Photography
Grey Bruce Real Estate Photography by Candra Schank Photography

You have decided to sell you home. Now what?!

I recommend that you connect with a Real Estate broker that you trust and can develop a fabulous relationship with.  A great realtor can put your home in the spot light, educate you on all the legal stuff, and can guide you through the process. Above all, a great realtor can sell your home.

I work with local realtors in the Grey Bruce area to highlight your home and enhance the wow-factor that it already has.  Through professional images, we promote your home’s character and bring it to life.  My style of real estate photography is to tell a story, a beautiful story. I walk people through your home via images of rooms and details.

When a buyer views your home through my images, they start to envision themselves living in your home, creating memories and warm feelings. My images are soft and warm, and inviting.  People will want to book a viewing to experience the same feeling as when they viewed the images.  They will fall in love with your home, just like you did.

Contact Doug and Tricia Pool today if you are looking for a realtor.


Professional Business Portraits / Enrich Your Soul

I have been spending a lot of time marketing and promoting my photography business this month.  And I have realized, I need a marketing plan.  A plan of action.  So that’s on my ‘To Do list. But…time to procrastinate…and write another Blog Post.  Wait this isn’t procrastinating when I’m working on my website. Right!? LOL.

How are you planning to put you and your business in the limelight? How are you enlightening your potential clients about you and your services. And are you branding yourself?

Ouch, my head hurts just thinking about those questions for myself.

One way to promote your business is through professional photography.  You can focus on photographing your establishment, products, services, or even yourself.  Thus you can bundle these into two categories, ‘business photos’ and ‘business portraits’.

A few months ago I had an amazing woman come into my studio wanting professional business portraits of herself.  Her name is Tammy and she is the owner and operator of Enrich Your Soul Holistic Health Coaching Services.  Tammy helps you get on the right path to reach your wellness and life goals.  She is a kind hearted, caring, qualified and knowledgeable lady who wants to help her clients reach their personal goals.

Tammy wanted to show her vision and what she stands for: Health and Fitness Inside and out. And she knew that professional photos were a fantastic way to do this. And she was right!

Before our photoshoot, we discussed what to wear so that she is conveying the right message.  She wanted to look professional, approachable, and healthy.  So we choice outfits that showcased just that.  Then when she came to my studio, we talked before the photo shoot and I really got to know Tammy and her business.

The photoshoot was so much fun.  Tammy is a natural in front of the camera. She fell into each suggested pose flawlessly without effort.

At the end of the photoshoot we both new she had lots of stunning shots.  And it was going to be hard to narrow it down.  But she did and here are Tammy’s favourites.  Doesn’t she look professional and healthy. Please check out her Facebook page and get to know her and her fabulous business.


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Book Your Professional Headshot Today with Candra Schank Photography

Professional Headshots by Candra Schank Photography in Owen Sound, Grey and Bruce.
Professional Headshots by Candra Schank Photography in Owen Sound, Grey and Bruce.

It’s a new year and a new beginning.  And January and February are great months to allocate time to your website, facebook,  and LinkedIn accounts. It’s time to make sure everything is cohesive, current and attracting the right clients.  And one thing that needs to be up-to-date and current is your professional headshot.

A professional headshot is a great way to promote yourself, build trust and create lasting relationships with your clients. In fact, a headshot is almost always the first look and impression a future client has of you.  This is because your potential clients are searching and researching you and your services online before they even contact you.

So having a great headshot that showcases YOU is quite beneficial and will bring you business.

Check out Avenue A’s website (http://www.avenueaadvertising.com/team-2/) and learn about this incredible business and get to know their skilled and talented team.  You can see how their professional headshots showcases and promotes them, their brand, and allows you to create a fabulous first impression.  In addition, they use their headshots on a daily basis when they are connecting with clients.  It’s an incredible investment. I highly recommend Avenue A and Sign Street to any business that would like to market and promote themselves and their services.

Contact me today to learn more about my Headshot Packages.

519-387-3764 / http://www.candraschankphotography / candraschank@gmail.com


Wedding Photography by Candra Schank Photography / Grey and Bruce

Grey and Bruce Wedding photography by Candra Schank Photography in Owen Sound.
Wedding photography by Candra Schank Photography in Owen Sound.

Special Wedding Package: Flawless You

Weddings are truly magical and I love capturing everyone’s unique and fabulous stories. I am so excited to be photographing so many amazing bride and grooms and their friends and families this year.

2017 is filling up but I still  have spots open. I am offering a fantastic Wedding Promotion called Flawless You.

In addition, I work with amazing florist (Serendipity Florals), Venue locations, Hair dressers and Makeup Artists and can refer and recommend them to you.

Contact me today to find out what Flawless You is all about.

519-387-3764 / candraschank@gmail.com