Firefly Sessions

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Hello! I am so proud to introduce a new Summer magical summer session this year that I have been working on for a few months! I had the idea this spring and have been playing with different ways to bring these to you as a “mini” type session with out too many extra costs since we dont have actual fireflies! I think we have a perfect formula and are ready to share with you :)




You can book these firefly sessions ON DEMAND any week day evening between 3pm-7pm from now to September :) 

OR Come to one of the MINI SESSION DATES HERE: August 13th at Red Wood Park 17900 20 Avenue, Surrey from 3-7pm OR August 15th in South Surrey 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey from 4-8pm


Mini Session Dates are $145

On Demand Dates are $175

Sibling Add On: $55. (Due to the nature of these magical images, sibling fee’s are set more then usual. Each photo will require several compositions, and the more people IN the photos, the more needed.) This will include 1 extra final image.


What to expect:

Sessions are 20-30  minutes long. Depending on which location you choose, there will be some different props, but ultimately lots of cute firefly fun :) Kids will be posed (best as can! lol) and interacting with the props. We try to make it lots of fun and play games so they dont aways realize they are posing ;) *This session will requite parent participation*. I will need one parent to help hold a little light for some of the poses. In order to create some the magic, and effects of a darker environment, we will need you to help! I find your little ones are more comfortable with you holding the light at close proximity and I will show you how :)

Please note if you do arrive early to be respectful of the clients in session. Kids can be distracted quite easily by on lookers and other children. So a mindful distance is appreciated :)



We suggest that your ones stick with the basics. Keeping it playful and childlike. Think timeless summer styles. Little girls would be best in plain white bottom summer dresses or similar tops with shorts. Perhaps a muted/neutral print “sally”, “pillowcase”, linen, vintage dresses. Nothing too bright in colour or loud in print. And not “Dressy”. Little boys should think jeans, jean shorts, and PLAIN white or light coloured t-shirts, sleeveless or no shirt. Barefeet, sandals, SIMPLE sneakers, dirty feet and grass stained knees are OK ;) *Absolutely NO florescent colours, and I strongly recommend not to wear anything with logos or character clothing*

*note*: Please make sure you bring a activity like colouring or a game, as well as water and some non-sticky snacks. Sessions can run behind from time to time, and we want you to be prepared :) Please read the disclaimer below for more ways to help prep for your session!



What you receive:

Within a week of your session, Lisa will send you a unfinished gallery and book a phone consultation with you ASAP so you dont need to come into the office. Together you and she will chose of a minimum of 3 professionally edited high resolution digital photos to have Firefly magic included in your session fee. Please understand, unlike regular mini sessions, these will be composite photos and require a significant amount of post processing. Once you have chosen, Those full resolution photos you choose are delivered via email for instant download, sharing options on all social media sites, custom links for easy emailing, affordable printing options, and safe online storage for up to 10 years, as well as a free app for your smart phone where you can show off your gallery anywhere you are!

You will have the option when speaking with Lisa to purchase more then 3 images. Prices will determine by how any you choose.






Age Recommendation:


Recommended sitting to 12. Unless older siblings can hold younger babies.




Recommended Session Locations for On Demand:

Redwood Park: Wonderful magicle forest with trails, tall trees, or tall grass. Hours for this location can be earlier with all the thick trees, 2-7pm.   *(times may adjust later in the season) 17900 20 Avenue, Surrey.
Crescent Park: Another wooded area, but also a cute little pond. Hours for this location are best between 4-7pm.*(times may adjust later in the season)  2610 – 128 Street, Surrey. 
Blackie Spit Off Beach: Back lit when sunny with very tall green grass, as well as yellow/white tall grass. Hours for this location work best 6-8pm. 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey.



Book with a Friend BONUS!! We often get asked to book cousins and friends together or back to back sessions. And this is something we love accommodating! It does give you more time and I dont mind squishing in friends and cousins together if time permits, so this summer if you book two sessions, back to back, you will get $50 ($25 each) off your session fee!

***BOOK 2, 3, or all MINIS IN AUGUST BONUS***

Cant choose??? I dont blame you. I have really over done things this month, but I can’t help it! Lots of you will return for Back to School sessions, and I want to honour you! If you are going to book more then one of the August Mini’s (Back to School, Firefly, Huck Finn, or Watermelon Mini’s, then I have to help make it easier right!!

Book and pay for 2 summer sessions, and get $50 off the total.

Book and pay for 3 August sessions and get the 4th FREE (this free session can be any of the summer ones, B2S orchard or studio, or used for Halloween mini 2017, Kids only Christmas Mini 2017 (not Santa or family ones) Valentines mini 2018, or Spring mini 2018, Approx $150 value)









It makes your booking process SO much faster and simple :) Booking Info: To book please email bookings@lisamariephotography.caWhen booking please (COPY AND PASTE) use the template below in your email as it makes it so much faster to get everyone booked in!

Booking Info: To book please email

When booking please (COPY AND PASTE) use the template below in your email as it makes it so much faster to get everyone booked:

-Preferred date:

-Preferred time:

-Preferred location for ON DEMAND)

-Number of Children:

-Ages of Children:

-Contact Phone number for the day of session (cell phone is best):     Can we text you?

-Would you Like a Sneak Peek on Facebook posted?

-Would you Like a Sneak Peek on Facebook posted?

-Is Lisa allowed to use your images for future ads or her web site just like this one?

-Is there any special needs or concerns you have re your children that we can assist with?

*And of course, please include any questions you have! *

If the email you are emailing from is not your prefered contact email please indicate your preferred contact email. If you already have a PASS account set up let us know that email address (then all your albums stay together under one account) and we can see your choices once you have picked them.

Please also include a Second date/time option if possible



Disclaimer- Mini sessions are in no way guaranteed. In a perfect world, this would run perfectly on time, every time and everyones children will be well, happy and do everything we ask of them! But this is not always the case now is it! Not even with your kids right ;)  Lisa makes every effort to work with your family and kids, but she can not be responsible for members who are not cooperating/smiling for photos, this includes fussy babies, toddlers who will not pose, teens who are stinky and miserable husbands (bring treats and bribes, the husbands love fruit snacks too!)

PLEASE DO NOT give your kids “treats and bribes” prior to the session, these are magic weapons and to be used when necessary!

DO NOT bring anything with your children that you can NOT take away. If you do not want “Blankie”, or “su-su” or iPads, etc in the photos, then bringing them and allowing them to have them right up to walking in and seeing me and yanking them away, is not a great plan. Bringing things to keep them busy is a great idea, but special comfort items should be avoided, unless you are ok with them in the photos.

You can help make your session more successful by prepping your children before even leaving the house :) For older children, use a point/reward system to earn something awesome after and I can keep that going in the session. For younger children, keep them distracted and happy as that is what my strategy is in the sessions well! (for older kids like mine, they just do what they are told now or else!! lol

You have a lot of power to help in this session way before seeing me! If you would like some more tips, please feel free to ask when you are booking and I am happy to give you a call!

Please just keep this in mind as well as REALITY when you are booking mini sessions. All of the photos here are real kids in a real session, just like yours. But not all kids will do exactly the same thing. I do not force poses or have expectations when any session starts. I work with the children who are in front of me, and adjust my agenda as we go through the session. I want every session to be successful and forcing kids to do anything usually downs work. So try come into every mini session with a open mind and respect who your children are. Take my lead, and try to have some fun with us :) 


Please make sure your kids are TATTOO free (big pet peeve lol) Please also note anyone saying, “oh but you can just photoshop that right?” will get a pinch :D ALSO mini session can run a little, (ok, a lot sometimes) behind at times, if you are waiting for your session to start please be patient and do not interrupt the current session, we are all moms and dads and know sometimes other little ones need a little extra few mins at times and no one wants any kids to be left out. Please keep this in mind before you need to be anywhere else!

Thank-you for your understanding.
If your child is facing any challenges or concerns we should be aware of, if there is special needs that we can accommodate or any restrictions due to disabilities, please contact us with your concerns. We want to make sure that all kids who want to come out are welcomed with open arms!


XOXO – Lisa Marielisa-marie-photography-2017-6781