Meaningful Fine Art Portraits

Creating beautiful timeless pieces of art of your family to pass down generations.

International Award Winning Portrait Studio Presents

The Meaningful portrait

Three Part Giving

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This is our biggest event of the year and we would love your family to be a part of all the magic. We are looking for children and families to participate.

For your donation of $75 your family will receive a fine art portrait session with Hudson Wren and a 7” matted fine art portrait of your choice one per family.

This is a 400 value.

The proceeds of this donation will be donated directly to Cfax Santas Anonymous.

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We are creating a beautiful calendar for 2020 featuring your children. Would you like your child to be featured in our calendar?

Yes? Amazing!

Hudson Wren will then select the portrait for the contest from our session together. Family, friends and co-workers can then help you win by voting, $1 per vote with a min 5 votes. Any child we have photographed this past 2019 can participate in the contest! Let us know if that is you!

The contest & voting begins October 21, 2019.

All the voting proceeds will be donated to Cfax Santas Anonymous.

Our goal is to raise $25,000

*Terms and Conditions

Here are some of our winners from last year.

The top 13 children with the most votes will be featured in our beautiful black and white feature calendar.

Grand Prize

The portrait with the most votes at the end of the calendar voting contest will be considered our Grand Prize Winner and will win the following:

  • A three night stay in the ever beautiful family friendly, oasis of Tofino

    (details to be confirmed soon)

  • Billboard feature for the month of December

  • a 2020 Calendar $15 value

  • featured as the cover portrait for the Meaning Portrait Calendar 2020

2nd Runner up prizes:

The next top portrait with the most votes will win:

  • a feature portrait for their birthday month in the calendar

  • Billboard Feature month

  • a 2020 fine art calendar $15 value

  • a 20” Fine art Canvas of the winning portrait $1200 value

  • $500 RESP Cash

3rd Runner up prizes:

The 3 next top portrait with the most votes will win:

  • your winning portrait featured in our calendar

  • Billboard Feature month

  • a 2020 fine art calendar $15 value

  • a 14” Fine art Canvas of the winning portrait $700 value

  • $250 RESP Cash

4th - 13th Runner up prizes:

The next 10 photographs with the most votes (after the Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd PRIZE winners) will win:

  • a place in our fine art calendar

  • 10” matted fine art print of the selected portrait $300 value

  • a 2020 fine art calendar $15 value

Last year’s Cover of The Meaningful Calendar

Last year’s Cover of The Meaningful Calendar

Part III


The calendar will also be available for sale. All proceeds from the calendar sales will also be donated to Cfax Santas Anonymous. The calendar will be available online for purchase at a cost of $15 plus $5 shipping. Or you can visit select businesses to pick up your very own.

We are looking for like minded businesses to participate in either sponsoring a month in our calendar and or offering these calendars for sale. Get in touch for the all details.

Once you inquire, you will be prompted to select a date and pay the donation in the amount of $75. This non refundable donation will be donated directly to CFAX SANTAS ANONYMOUS and locks in your session time. It covers your session and a 7” matted fine art print of your choice per family, a total $400 value

We will send you an email or connect by phone with our portrait guide to prepare for your session, what to bring with you and what to wear.  We have a closet full of children's formal wear, tuxedos, sweaters, jackets and beautiful dresses that your children are able to wear in their portraits ranging in sizes 3 months to 14 years.

We will have a fun memory making portrait session in our studio, where we will capture a range of poses for these black and white portraits.  Shortly after the session you will have the opportunity to view, select favourites and make any additional purchases you wish, a la carte fine art matted prints at start at 200 and collections begin at 500, please note there is no further purchase obligation, but most families take this opportunity to create beautiful wall art for their homes, and gifts for family. Some spend 400 while others 4000, it’s completely up to you.

There are a limited number of portrait sessions available.

Who is this event for?

  • If you have been following Hudson Wren for a bit but haven’t had the opportunity to book a session…this is the perfect time! It’s a win win win!

  • If you have a friend who has had their portraits taken by Hudson Wren and each time you see them on display you have photo envy.

  • If you are a family who hasn’t had portraits taken ever!

  • If you are a family who likes to give back to the community and support a great cause at the same time

  • If you are a family who’s children are growing up before your eyes

  • If you are a family who has a child graduating this year, capture this moment before your family changes forever

  • If you are a family who has children and wants to up date photographs

  • If you are a family who is interested in starting a family portrait wall, that we can create together and add to year after year

  • If you are a family who thinks they always look awkward in photographs

  • If you are a family with one child, if you are a family with two children, if you are a family with three or more children.

  • If you are a family that has a dog camera ready

  • If you are a family that is loving, caring, and cries at sappy movies you have watched 100 times

  • If you are a family that has children ranging from littles, tweens, teens, young adults and everything in between

  • If you have children…period.

  • If you have parents who all they ever ask for each year is photographs of you and their grandchildren

  • If you are a mom who is never in the photographs

  • If you are a dad who is never in the photographs

  • If you have a specific spot in your home where you would love to see a family portrait on display

  • If you have children who would love to be in our calendar

  • If you have children who would love to see their face on our ginormous billboard

  • If you have photographs of you and a kid with your mom and dad that you value more than anything, and you want to do the same for your kids

  • If you are a mom who keeps putting this off year after year and all of a sudden 5 years has passed

  • If you are someone who thinks they want to lose 20 pounds first, do it now and then again when you lose 20. Great before and Afters:)

  • If you want direction in your portraits to look your best, through posing and wardrobe

  • If you want to make this an experience for your family

  • If you never had photographs as a kid

  • This event applies to all of you.


When can we have the portraits created? During normal studio operating hours: Tues, Wed & Thurs, 9:00-5:00 with evening appointments offered each week. September 23 is a Pro D Day for all school districts, this will be a very popular day to book in.

The first step is to inquire and we will send you the details to secure your spot. We will then provide you more information on how to prepare you for the session and answer any of your questions.

Can I have all the family photographed?  Absolutely! We will be happy to photograph the whole family, or just the kids, we recommend you take full advantage of the photography session, include fido too!

Can I purchase photographs? Yes, of course we will give you the opportunity to purchase the portraits we create. When we chat prior to the session and we will talk about what you might like to do with the photographs we create for you.

Maybe you would love to display one in your home, or a wall collection, or a fine art album of the entire collection. We have many beautiful options to choose from. Matted fine art prints begin at 200, finished wall art starts at 700 and collections range from 1800 and up. See our gorgeous finished products here.

Some families invest 400 others 4000, what you spend is entirely up to you. We can help assist you to get the most value out of your portraits. If the portraits we create for you are something yo value, we work with you and your budget to help bring these finished pieces to life for your family.

Portraits are only kept on file for 28 days, any ordered portraits are keep indefinitely.

How long do you keep the portraits for?

Photographs are kept for 28 days from your session date.

Will my children’s photographs be in the calendar? Yes but only if you want them too. It is not required, you can just take advantage of the portrait session part of the event. 

Do I get to choose the photograph for the calendar? Hudson Wren gets to choose which photograph will be featured in the contest.

When will the calendar be published? The goal is to have the calendar ready for you and available the week of Nov 18, 2019

How much will the calendar cost? The price of the calendar will be $15 or less.