Happy Holidays!

From our family to yours, happy holidays! 

Holiday hours:  Closed December 23-December 27.  Back in the office on December 28. 

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Puppy Love: Dog Portraits for New Hope Dog Rescue

Thanks for your interest in our Puppy Love Dog Day with Joi Photo and The Mutt Hutt in support of New Hope Dog Rescue on January 21st 2018.


The sitting fee for Our Puppy Love day is $50.00 (per session/per dog) which goes directly to New Hope Dog Rescue

We have some adorable photo-packages available for purchase right after your session!
The Mutt Hutt has kindly donated a coupon for each dog booked in to get pampered before his/her big photoshoot and each pooch will go home with a treat from Critters!

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2 – 10×10 matted prints $199
*Add a memory box for $50
*Add (2) digital files for $60

3- 10×10 matted prints $289
*Add a memory box for $50
*Add (3) digital files for $75

4 -10×10 matted prints with memory box $429
*Add (4) digital files for $80

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Dogs that are participating should be comfortable in new situations, and should know basic commands like ‘Sit’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Down’. A nail trim/grooming is recommended a few days beforehand and on the day of your shoot, make sure your pooch has been for a walk and a potty break!

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Dogs must be on-leash when arriving and leaving the building and photoshoot area.
Our backdrop is as pictured above :)
Dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome
Group sizes for our furry friends will be capped at three dogs.

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How do I book? 
Please email us at hellojoiphoto@gmail.com ! A credit card number will be required to hold your appointment time, but will not be charged unless you miss your appointment. 

What is the address to the Mutt Hutt?
7-320 Jessop Ave (back building) 

How long will my shoot take?
This totally depends on your pooch! Some dogs will nail their shots in the first five minutes and others will take longer. Plan for approximately 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind — sometimes these shoots get better results when ‘Mom & Dad’ wait just out of sight.

What should I bring?
Bring your dog’s favourite treat or toy! 

Can I be in the photos too?
Sorry! For this event it’s pups only — though both Memories By Mandy & Joi Photography offer lifestyle sessions with pets.

Is there an option to purchase digital files on their own?
We strongly believe prints are the way to go, but understand the value of owning digital negatives. If you would prefer to forgo the package options listed and just purchase digital files they are $80 each.

What types of payment do you take?
Debit & Credit will be onsite!

How soon until I see my photos?
Right away! We’re set up so you can view your photos and decide on which package you’d like only 10 minutes after your dog’s shoot!

What if I need to Cancel? 
Please give us 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.

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2nd Annual Christmas Mini Sessions with Memories by Mandy Photography

Come and cozy up with us for our 2nd annual, highly anticipated, Christmas Mini Sessions!  Sessions are taking place at our Saskatoon photography studio on November 25 & 26 on our rustic holiday themed set.   

Here is an example of what this year's set looks like!

Here is an example of what this year's set looks like!

Are you a past client?  We are offering all of our past clients Buy One, Get One Free Session fee!  You can either gift someone the free session fee, or you each pay half price!  Perfect for that friend, family member, or coworker who would LOVE a session of their own.   


What do we wear? 

-We suggest wearing festive clothing. (However, no big logos or busy patterns!  Plain always looks best)   Feel free to dress up in your pretty Christmas outfits or come in your Christmas PJ’s.  It’s up to you!  (As long as it matches Red, as our set has just the right amount of pops of red!)

Is the session fee just $60?  What does that include?

-Our session fee for the mini’s is just $60 and that includes your 15 minute session.  Digital files and Christmas cards are additional. 

When do I place my order for my preferred package?

-Orders can be placed before the big day (to get your images quicker), or on the day of your session.

What type of payment do you accept?

-We accept Cash, cheque, email money transfers, Visa & Mastercard  (Credit cards must be swiped in person).

What do you require to hold our day/time?

-We require the $60 session fee as your non refundable retainer.  If something comes up and you aren’t able to make it, your session fee is transferable.

Can the parents be in the images too?  Or is this just limited to children?

-The whole family is welcome!  Depending on the ages of the kids, we suggest the sessions for families of 5 or less due to the size of the set.  If the kids are too large for your lap, the set will be too small for your family, sorry.   Please ask if you have a special situation!

Can I get a different Christmas Card?  Or change the text?

-Our cards come as seen in the image above.  The only like that we can change is the line that says:  "Love, the Gray Family" in the sample above.

Do you have examples of your work from previous mini sessions? 

-Yes!  You can take a peek at last year's mini sessions HERE.

Someone in my family is in a wheelchair.  Is your studio wheelchair accessible? 

-Sorry, our studio is upstairs without elevator access. 

How do I book?

-You can book your session by emailing us at:  memoriesbymandy@shaw.ca , or through our website:  memoriesbymandy.ca.  

I think that covers it!  If you have any other questions, please contact us through email:  memoriesbymandy@shaw.ca!  Cheers!

Last Year's Christmas Mini's - Saskatoon Photographer

As are are busy planning this year's Christmas Mini sessions at our Saskatoon Photography studio in the north end of town, we thought it would be fun to reminisce about last year's minis.  We had so many wonderful people come through.  Here is just a small highlight of what our Mini's from last year looked like.  This year, we will have a much different, but equally as cute and rustic set.  Check back for more details!!!

Maui sessions - Saskatoon photographer

Are you from Saskatchewan, and planning a trip to Maui this winter?  Lets meet there for your session!!!  Please email us to find out what dates we have available.  Hope to see you there!!!

Beginner camera classes - Saskatoon

We have release 3 new dates for our beginner DSLR classes!  You can find out all of the info on our website HERE.

The class days/times are:

Sunday, September 10 - 10:00-12:00

Saturday, November 18 - 2:00-4:00

Sunday, January 7 - 1:00-3:00

All classes are quite small, so please book early to ensure you snag a spot!  Please email us to reserve your day/time.  Cheers! 

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65 years - Saskatoon extended family photographers

With summer, comes anniversaries!  This beautiful couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this summer!!!  65 years!!!!!!  Isn't that amazing?!  I always try to ask our eldest couples what the secret is to a long lasting marriage.  Her advice?  Always have fun!  This family was nothing short of just that.  It was obvious it wasn't this families first time in front of a camera... everyone was so relaxed off the hop, and one family even brought props!!!  The day of the session the entire family had traveled from all over the province to celebrate 65 years of marriage. 

Below is a great example of what our extended family sessions look like.  This one was a 1 hour session, originally planned to be outdoors, but due to crazy weather had to move it indoors, as rescheduling sometimes just isn't an option!  Needless to say, our simple studio made a perfect backdrop!  And can I just point out the clothing?!!!  Nailed it!!! 

It was an absolute pleasure to capture this beautiful family!  Congrats, again, on 65 years!!!!

Photography Mentorship registration is open

As our 2016/2017 year comes to an end (in July), I'm having some bitter sweet moments.  It has been an amazing year teaching our mentorship students and I'm feeling a bit emotional as the year comes to an end.  With that being said, I'm so excited for a new year to begin and the new people I can train and mould into successful photographers in their areas.  Our 2017 mentorship program is half full.  Our two remaining spots are for photographers at least 100km away from Saskatoon, and be passionate about photography and running a business.  Here is what Brandi said about being in the class this last year:  

"My favorite part of the course has been meeting others that I can bounce ideas off of and get advice from. It's also been so amazing to witness the evolution of my peers in their business ventures. Although getting pregnant and having a baby threw a bit of a wrench into my business timeline, I have started building a foundation for the future and learned things that I will build upon when I am able to jump into photography with both feet. Mandy is so knowledgeable and has been completely transparent - she has been such a great mentor and has laid out all of the failures and successes she experienced along the way. With Mandy's guidance and the support from the girls, I have become more confident in my abilities and have learned to value my work and my time!"

If you are interested, please email us for an application form!  Thank you so much!