Frequently Asked Questions
We’re living in the information age and digital photography has never been as prevalent as it is today. Every second, millions of images are taken and uploaded to the internet and while there is no shortage of amateur photographers, professional photographers offer a completely different value and experience because they have invested significant time and expense in educating themselves about their equipment, posing, lighting, and their industry in general.
Hiring me as your professional portrait photographer means that you will reap the rewards of the investments I’ve made in my education and equipment. My own experiences contribute to my unique style of photography.
I completed an undergraduate degree in sociology and anthropology because I have a genuine curiosity and interest in human beings.
I completed a second degree in education, turning my passion for photography into a career teaching high school photography and fine art for ten years.
I have years of experience in commercial photography. My images have been reviewed by some of the best curators and editors in the photography industry at Getty Images.
I’ve been published in the Huffington Post and the New York Times, and my commercial clients have included Microsoft and Lloyd’s Bank.
My interest in people prompts me to dig down and capture the very essence in an individual; it also allows me to remain relaxed and personable with my clients, ensuring their authentic and confident demeanor is reflected back in the portraits I take of them.
I love shooting all over the Maritimes. For anything over 50 kilometres outside of Antigonish, I charge a $.50/km + HST mileage fee.
Comfort is the most important consideration when choosing a wardrobe for your portrait session. For on-location shoots, you should be dressed appropriately for the weather. Keep in mind that earth tones always photograph best (grey, beige, green, brown, etc). Another important consideration is standing out against the background. This means if you’re photographed on a white sandy beach, you should wear dark clothes and if you’re photographed in a dark forest, you should wear lighter clothes. Finally, solid colours are always preferable to busy patterns and clothing with logos. Small logos (like a Polo logo) are not a problem, as they can be removed easily in post-production.
We accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, debit e-mail money transfer. Prices don’t include HST.
Sessions are invoiced and payment is due within 15 days. Prints and digital files will be delivered upon payment.
The images I take while I’m commissioned by you are shared between us. I encourage you to share the images, as long as you don’t enter any of my photographs in contests, claim that you took them yourself, or sell them. When you receive your screen-resolution images, feel free to share them all over social media – and please tag us in them (we’re a small business, we love that!). I retain the right to use the images for my website and self-promotion, but I’ll be sure not to share it if you ask me not to.