Online Reservation for Photography Sessions in Winnipeg & Rural Manitoba

I am excited to announce a few new and exciting changes for Imagery by Bean, Professional Photography Service of Bean Family Wellness.


You will now notice:
- The complete Imagery by Bean Portfolio is now available directly on the Bean Family Wellness Website
- That new change brings along the *NEW* convenient online reservation service for ALL Photography Sessions & Appointments.  --- It is as easy as (1) Choose either a Maternity, Newborn, Baby, or Family Photography Session, then (2) Select a day and time that is convenient for you
- You will also be able to reserve your pre-session consultation, gallery reveal and ordering session, or session consultations (for birth photography and wedding photography) online
- Need to change your appointment? Rescheduling is available online too (subject to availability and rescheduling policies)
- You will also find newly updated Pricing & Photography Collections
- Plus, even more availability for 2018/2019!

I hope you enjoy these new changes as much as I am. I look forward to working with your family in the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 and beyond. :) 

As always, Imagery by Bean is proud to serve Winnipeg & Rural Manitoba.

Fall Family Photography Sessions in Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba


Before you know it, Fall will be here! 

Fall is the busiest time of year for photography sessions. Don't miss out. Reserve your session date now with Imagery by Bean (, professional photography service of Bean Family Wellness.


Imagery by Bean offers customized and personal photography sessions for all families whether you are looking for a full length session, a limited edition session, or perhaps an in-home Lifestyle Documentary styled session. 


Ilissa, Photographer for Imagery by Bean, has been specializing in maternity, birth, newborn, and family photography since February 2012. Ilissa’s photographic work has been featured in several internationally published magazines including Midwifery Today, Pathways to Family Wellness, Holistic Parenting Magazine, and Natural Pregnancy Magazine. 


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The Spring Into Fall Promotion with Imagery by Bean (April 18-25)

The Spring Into Fall Promotion from Imagery by Bean. Reserve ANY Photography Session for August, September, October or November 2018 between April 18 - April 25th, and save 50% off regular priced sessions. Portfolio: Call 204-990-3519 or email to reserve your space. 

This promotion includes all maternity, newborn, baby, child, family photography collections. Birth and Wedding Photography Collections excluded.

A retainer fee of 50% of your session fee is required and will be applied to your total session fee. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, or gift certificates.

When Technology Fails.... Issues with the Contact Form (Bean Family Wellness / Imagery by Bean)

I've learned that sometimes, technology fails. Unfortunately this week I discovered that the contact forms on both the Bean Family Wellness website and the Imagery by Bean website have not been working for the past many months: Bean Family Wellness since January 2018, and Imagery by Bean since the Fall of 2017. Unfortunately the system was showing potential clients that the message had been sent, but meanwhile, I was not receiving any contact form messages and unfortunately cannot retrieve them. During this time I never received notification through my email or website hosting company, so I wasn't aware that there was an issue until yesterday.

I would like to formally apologize to anyone who has tried to contact me using the contact forms on either website during these dates. In all situations in life, I try to put myself in other people's shoes, to understand how they might feel in the same situation. I feel horrible that families may have messaged through the form as their primary form of contact, and didn't receive a reply.

This situation has made me realize how much we rely on technology. And, even when we try our best to put safe guards in place to limit the chance of this, sometimes it still happens without our knowledge.

I would like to offer two promotions for both Bean Family Wellness and Imagery by Bean as an apology (promotional attached). These promotions are open to anyone! Full details can be found on the blog (2 separate posts). Both promotions are valid April 18-25, 2018. 

I look forward serving your family in the rest of 2018 and beyond!

FREE photography sesssions for premature babies in Winnipeg, Manitoba NICUs.

Some of you may know that in 2014, I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She decided to join us 8 weeks early at 32 weeks gestation and had an almost 4 week stay in the NICU. During this time, I felt so fortunate to be able to take photographs of my daughter, her progress and the milestones she was meeting.

There are many families with premature babies in NICU who never get this opportunity.

Since 2015, I have been a volunteer photographer for the The Tiny Footprints Project. I feel honored to be able to capture memories for families while their babies are living in NICU.

If you know of anyone who recently had a preemie and is currently living in NICU, or someone who is expecting their baby to join the world a little bit early, please feel free to pass along the information for this project.

This is a volunteer project and it is complimentary for parents who have a baby or babies living in NICU.

The Art of Breastmilk Project - a Breastfeeding Photography Project in Manitoba

Since 2015, Owner of Bean Family Wellness and Photographer Ilissa Kolly has been working on a special project called The Art of Breastmilk.

The Art of Breastmilk is a photographic and story-telling journey through the experiences of real parents feeding their children breastmilk. The purpose of this project is to explore, document, and share the many realities of the breastfeeding relationship, while empowering parents and reducing stigma around breastfeeding. 

Intake for this project is on-going. Several models who are currently feeding their babies breastmilk. Whether it comes directly from the breast, the pump, an SNS, or you have to supplement with donor milk, formula, etc., you feed your biological child or an adoptive child, a single baby, twins or triplets, a newborn or a preschooler, your story is one that needs to be shared.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to apply. Please visit  and use the contact form to indicate your interest. You will receive a follow-up email within 72hrs with more details and a link to a questionnaire to determine eligibility.

I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. Thank you in advance for being a part of it!


Ilissa Kolly, Founer and Project Facilitator
Phone: 204-990-3519