michaila chodur

wedding & portrait photography


ontario PORTRAIT photographer for lively and joyous people

the details

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small, or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions are a great way to document your growing family!

I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the floor of their car is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and story is beautiful. 

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create an abundance of images that will fill up the frames on your walls for years to come.

this season of life captured forever

we might be a

perfect  fit 

There's nothing better than spending your summers on the beach or at your cottage with your family.

You understand why documenting your family as they are now is so important because it creates memories for you to look back on for years to come. 

if ...

summer days are the best days

memories are important

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"I originally fell in love with Michaila’s gorgeous light and airy style and after our session I absolutely adored her! She was so great with my kiddos, knew exactly how to pose us and had locations already picked out for us when we arrived. Even my husband said he had a good time!! She was so easy to talk with and we clicked right away!! It felt like we had been lifelong friends after our first session. We have done two sessions with her already and I plan on doing many more in the future as my sweet family grows!!"

"It felt like we had been lifelong friends ..."


owen sound, ontario

"Michaila is great to work with and a pleasure to have found! It's been great working with her both times now. I love that I generally have a last minute idea of doing some photos and she is totally flexible with us. The photos themselves are amazing! We have them all over the house already!"

"The photos themselves are amazing!"


midland, ontario

It was such a pleasure to work with Michaila - she was fantastic! She is highly professional and easygoing at the same time. She made us feel at ease by chatting with us between locations, giving us pointers and cues to help while at the same time letting us be ourselves which made the shoot loads of FUN! We would highly recommend Michaila to anyone looking for a professional photographer."

"She made us feel at ease..."

ana & alex

london, england

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what my #mchodurportrait clients are saying


Regardless of the season that you’re in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone.

Upon booking, I will provide you with a couple extra dates that you can choose from for your rain date. If I determine the weather for your initial date is unfavourable conditions, I will let you know and we will move you to your rain date. 

what do we do if it rains?

The sooner the better! My weekends usually fill up quickly - especially in the spring and fall. The sooner you reach out, the more likely you are to get your desired date!

To reserve your date, I'll need a contract as well as a non-refundable retainer. If something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know!

how far in advance should we book?

If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you tried on everything in your closet, piled it on your bed, and still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck!

I've put together an outfit suggestion guide with helpful tips on what to wear!

what should we wear?

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, even I still feel like a deer in headlights when I'm in front of the camera!

You're going to feel akward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through prompts and poses, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun! Also, don't worry about your kids. I'm used to capturing even the busiest of little ones!

we're awkward and my kids don't sit still.

Within 1-2 weeks after your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution photos.

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints and canvases as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like colour correction, DPI, and image format.

how will i receive my photos?

i have another question...

frequently asked questions


Because your portrait experience is SO important to me, I only accept a very limited number of portrait sessions each year. If you're looking for someone who will feel like a close friend AND who can truly capture you while making your experience fun and stress-free, click below to reach out! Sessions up to 1 hour long for a family of five or smaller with full access to your gallery begin at 349.

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i wanna hire you!