How far in advance should I book my session with you?
As far as you possibly can! I book a limited number of lifestyle sessions each month, so it’s best to book your date early to make sure I can fit it into my schedule.
What payment types do you accept?
You can send me an e-transfer or pay with a major credit card.
Do I get to decide the direction of my photos?
We’ll work together to do that. After you first contact me, we can have a phone call to talk about who’s taking part in the session, where you’d like it to happen, even what you want to wear. We can also talk about how you’re hoping to enjoy your images, like wall portraits of each of your kids to hang over the fireplace or a hardcover custom photo album of your baby’s first year. If you want, we can meet for coffee (your place or mine!) to get to know each other and go through my samples.
Do you have a studio?
My artistic style uses natural light in a natural environment, so I like to shoot primarily outdoors. That said, I have access to various studio spaces if you’d prefer an indoor location (subject to availability and an additional fee), and I’m more than happy to photograph your family in your home. There are also public locations throughout the city that sometimes allow photo sessions, but it’ll be up to you to get permission to use one of these locations.
How many photos will you take?
As many as I need to! On average, a family session results in about 30 great images. I carefully comb through the images to weed out duplicates and any images that don’t meet my artistic and stylistic standards. So you’ll only see the best of the best!
Do you edit the pictures?
Absolutely. As part of my service, I professionally retouch each image (removing minor blemishes, minimizing under-eye circles, and so on) and prepare it for the print size and medium you choose. I can also provide drastic changes like braces removal, hair thickening, and colour changes for an additional charge on a case-by-case basis.
Can I see the unedited images?
Sorry, nope; no one sees those except me. They represent the start of my artistic process, and I would hate to show you anything that isn’t the best of the best. You’ll only see finished, edited images that both you and I will be proud to see on your walls.
Do you sell digital files?
I sure do! Session prices include either a selection or all of the digital images, depending on what you’d prefer. These images are downloadable, printable, and shareable.
Can I order print products through you?
Yes, I work with professional printers and can offer discounted rates on gorgeous heirloom print products. I offer all my clients 35% off my exclusive print and custom-designed photo products.
When will I get my photos?
Wedding images take up to 12 weeks and are delivered on a USB. For newborn, engagement, and family sessions, I’ll upload our finished images to my online gallery for proofing about four weeks after your session. You can also view these images in person if you want; I’m happy to share my design and display expertise. Several packages are available in both print and digital options. If you order prints or products, they’ll be ready for pick-up about four weeks after you order them, depending on the size and type of order.