Documentary Family Sessions

little girl tackles her grandpa

“One day, all your children will have is pictures of you.  


Make sure you’re in them.  


No matter what your hair looks like, your makeup, or your body.  


They won’t care about any of that.  


They’ll just want to see you.” 


– Unknown


Let’s capture your kids at play.


Let’s witness the freedom and honesty of childhood.

The chaos, tantrums, sweetness and love.



father bathes his baby girl


Let’s capture who they are right now.

baby crying while having his face cleaned



In your home or on location in and around Calgary.  Wherever your family makes memories, I will be there.



You can click the ‘Contact Me’ button anytime to connect and even set up a phone call.  Once we’ve had a chance to know each other a little better, we can select a date and session length that’s right for you.  Your payment of the session fee will then secure your session in my calendar.



Say goodbye to the stress and strain of past photography sessions. Documentary family photography lets you relax and be yourselves.  There will be no matching outfits or forced grins when I photograph your family.  My clients tell me it’s just like having a friend over!  Deciding on a session length really comes down to how much of a Day in the Life you want to preserve – it can be anywhere from an ‘evening in the life’ (4 hours in your home), or a full Day in the Life, covering all the antics and ups & downs your family encounters from the time your kids rise in the morning until the time their heads hit the pillows.  You decide!



We may part ways after your session, but the fun is just beginning.  Your family’s story will be totally unique, because it will be totally YOU.   That’s the best part!  Your family’s one-of-a-kind photographs will be carefully hand-edited by me.  Approximately 4-6 weeks after our session, we will meet for your Reveal & Order session, where you will see your slideshow and all of the images for the first time.  You can decide upon a Collection and any other products you desire at that meeting.



Are you ready to capture your pure & authentic family story?  Then you are in the right place!

Session fees start at $600. Session fee does not include any products. Printed & digital products sold separately. Collections start at $1200.


Professional Albums: Designed and created to be passed down to the next generation.


Your Story.  With YOU in it.


It’s time to get in the picture.


Hi! I'm Alison. I am a documentary family photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. If you long for meaningful photographs of your real family life, you have come to the right place! I specialize in capturing emotional images of real family life and provide professional finished products, such as fine art canvases and heirloom albums. Your family deserves to have memories that last.

© Alison Lapczuk Photography 2018