Toys for Cheer is happening and I am beyond grateful that I was able to go ahead with these given this years circumstances. It's been quite a year but it wouldn't feel right without hosting some sort of version of Toys for Cheer, especially after 6 years of doing this.

Due to the current pandemic, the Barrie Christmas Cheer will NOT be accepting toys, gift cards and food. This year they will be doing 100% monetary donations only, so its important that the community really come together this year especially!! I can't express how much our community needs to pull together for them this year. We have all been affected by this pandemic, myself included. I am praying for us to really show up for Toys for Cheer 2020!


I have made necessary adjustments to my sessions and event so please read carefully.

This years sessions will be take place at the TLK Media studio at Park Place right next to Winners. Date will be on December 13th from 10am to 2pm. Spaces are limited. Timeslots are every 15 minutes however, sessions are only 10 minutes long. Please come ready to jump into set! I will be offering 3 options for pricing. You will need to select your option and make payment at the time of booking. Fill out the form below to book.

Sessions will look different this year. Unfortunately, I am not able to have people in and out of my home, therefore, I am renting a studio space in order to host these sessions. A small portion (approximately $8) from each session will be going towards covering the cost of the rental space. The rest of the money collected will be going directly to the Barrie Christmas Cheer in one lump sum. I will make the donation from clients of Shannon Avila Photography. I am happy to post proof for you all as well.

Price Option 1

$50 Tax included

  • 10 minute session on choice of 1 set
  • 1 digital image download
  • 20% off prints

Price Option 2

$75 Tax included

  • 10 minute session on choice of 1 set
  • 5 digital downloads
  • 20% off prints

Price Option 3

$100 Tax included

  • 10 minute session on choice of 1 set
  • All digital downloads (approximately 10-15 images)
  • 20% off prints

Fill in the form to book

Fill in the form to the right to secure your spot. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours with your timeslot as well as a COVID waiver and further details.

EMT payments can be made to You will have 24 hours to pay your session fee.

You can find the contract and COVID waiver here: Sign and submit.

Due to the high demand of these sessions, its important that you complete all the steps:

  1. Fill in your form
  2. Sign contract and COVID waiver
  3. Make your session fee payment

Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces. I have missed you all and can't wait for another year. Let's give from our hearts and help our Barrie community!

Shannon xo

I will always do my best to give you the timeslot you have chosen, however if yours is taken, I will slot you in for the next available spot.