Of Wild Dawn

Outdoor adventure sessions are definitely my most popular sessions to book! Often sold out within hours of release, outdoor family sessions are the foundation of my business (and are just SO much fun!)

Check out my process and what you can expect from me below

Every session is our own little adventure. 

If you choose a mini session your session will be at a set location in Ottawa and will be at a set time. Mini sessions are perfect for 2-7 people and include 10 images of your choice.

If you choose a full session we will creativly collaborate on a unique location for your session and plan the all the details together. Full sessions are for an any amount of people and is 30 mins to 1 hour long and includes all images.

When you book your session, you will pay a 50% deposit to secure your date. An invoice will be automatically be sent to you a week prior to your session for the remaining balance. The remaining balance is due 2 days prior to your session.

Choose whether you are interested in a full family session or a mini session. I offer a handful of full sessions a month (sundays and wednesdays) and 1 mini session day per month.

The Process

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Of Wild Dawn


You can expect your edited gallery back within 2 weeks time. You will also get access to my print shop so you can order high quality, beautiful prints, products straight from your gallery. 

Always on time

My goal is always to prepare you very well for your session. After booking, a personalized Welcome Guide with a TON of helpful information on how to make the most of your session, will be sent to you.  It will contain links to my client closet and seasonal 'What to Wear Guide'.

I'll set you up

I changed things up for 2024! I released my FULL 2024 calendar on February 1st. Some mini session days are fully booked already!
Click here to check out the available dates!

Book Your Time and Date


I'm excited to meet you! 

You love the outdoors.

You love to laugh and play.

You want something a little more than a
'sit and smile at the camera' moment.

We are perfect for each other if....

Sandra H.

Crystal has photographed my family several times and we could not be happier with both the process and the outcome. She was amazing with my kids and they had an absolute blast and it shows in the photos. We have them all over our house and get compliments every time. She is so passionate about what she does and I look forward to many more sessions with her. I would recommend her a million times over!

She is so passionate about what she does

Stephanie K.

Crystal is an AMAZING photographer! I’ve had multiple sessions with her and I’m always so happy with our family photos. She’s great at capturing those sweet and sometimes silly family moments. She is great with my girls, very sweet and calm energy which makes you feel comfortable I would 110% recommend her for your family photos.

She is great with my girls

2024 Booking Calendar!

Timeline: 1-2 weeks

Full Session Investment: $540+hst

+ includes session fee
+ full sessions include all edited digital images
+ mini sessions include 10 images of your choice
+ includes access to my online store

Booking is easy once you've signed up for my mailing list! Past clients and mailing list subscribers always get first pick! They will be sent the dates, times and locations before general booking begins!
If there are any dates left you can find them here.

This year I opened up my full 2024 calendar on February 1st. Check out the FULL and MINI session dates available right here. 

the details:

Absolutely ! You can book an outdoor session for a family, maternity or couples moment!

Are outdoor sessions for couples and maternity as well?

Extended family sessions now available when you book a full family session! Or if you have a gift certificate!

I'm interested in an extended family session, do you provide those?

Usually between 40-60 images (sometimes more!) for full sessions. You will receive your full photo story from start to finish. Mini sessions include 10 images edited with the option to purchase more

How many photos will I receive?

Of course! A print release is given to you so that you can print your photos anywhere you want. I recommend ordering from my site since the print shop I choose is high quality and provides outstanding options for prints and products, but I love giving my clients the flexibly to choose

Can I print my own photos?

Usually between 1 and 2 weeks time! I love
editing so I usually get right to it!

How long will it take to get my photos back?

Outdoor sessions are usually 1 hour-ish
minutes in length! Full family session are for any amount of loved ones. Mini sessions are 15 minutes and are for 2-7 people:)

How long are Family Sessions? And How many People can I bring?

Have Questions? I've got answers!

This is where I will release all the new dates, times and locations for outdoor family sessions and notify you of any new session types, promotions and sales!


Now that you know a little bit about me and what I'm doing here, are we ready to take this to the next level?

Of Wild Dawn Photography is based in Ottawa, Ontario specializing in family and personal branding photography. My new studio is located in the Orleans suburb of Ottawa, Ontario Canada.