Select your date and time
Most sittings require a 30 minute appointment. Select your date and time below.
Do you require a longer appointment?
Book a 45 minute session only if:
- You are a graduating nurse who wishes to be photographed in scrubs and gown.
- Your hair is longer than shoulder-length.
- You would like photographs in two looks (glasses on and off, cap on and off (high school only), or double majors who want a session with each hood.
- Couples or pairs portraits.
What To Expect:
What happens when I book an appointment?
After selecting and booking an appointment in the calendar above, you’ll receive an email confirming your appointment date and time. Please check your junk or spam folder in case the email bypasses your inbox. If you do not receive an email or have any questions about your appointment, please call us at (902) 870-7131.
What are the appointments like?
Appointment times generally run from about 20-40 minutes. It’s best to show up right on time to avoid running into another person’s appointment. I move my graduate subjects through four physical orientations and within each of those, three or four facial expressions. All the expressions generated are natural, and all the direction you need is provided. After the shoot, I review the images on the back of my camera with the subject. There’s always an opportunity to re-shoot a sequence on the spot to make any changes we want.
What happens after the shoot?
Proofs are usually emailed to the subject less than 24 hours after the shoot. The images have a screen sized resolution, are watermarked and are not yet re-touched. Once the image or images are selected and ordered, we’ll send the printable, high-resolution version of the image or images off to our graphic designers for professional retouching. Retouching is usually finished within 24 hours of the order being placed. A screen resolution version of that image, without any watermark is sent to the subject to review and if they wish, share on social media. The printable resolution of the image is sent to the dedicated printers and is usually ready for shipping withing three to six weeks. There are no additional charges for retouching or shipping!
What's involved with re-touching?
Basic professional retouching is applied to all the images that have been ordered. Basic retouching includes: gentle skin smoothing and blemish removal, fly-away hair removal, (sometimes) teeth whitening. Any other retouching can be done free of charge once it’s been specifically requested. This can include braces removal (when possible), glasses glare removal (when necessary), scar removal, etc..
Do you provide the gown and hood (sashy-thingy)?
We do indeed! High School grads need to bring their own gown and hood (and cap if you’d like to be photographed with one).
What should I wear
Traditionally, women wear a low collared shirt that won’t show at the top of the gown. It’s also recommended that make-up be applied lightly, especially foundation and concealer, as it can appear quite pronounced in high resolution photography. Traditionally men have been advised to wear a white collared shirt and a (black) tie, and to be freshly shaven, or otherwise well groomed.
What if I need a re-shoot?
It’s our belief you should only have to pay one sitting fee to get the excellent formal portrait that will continue to be relevant and cherished in the future. Regardless of whether or not we were the first photographer, or even if you left our studio saying you were happy with the images on the back of the camera, re-shoots are free of charge. If you and/or the people you love are unable to find an image among the proofs that you’re all completely happy with, you may re-book an appointment within three weeks and we’ll troubleshoot together until we get it right.
What if I miss my appointment?
A missed appointment fee is $55 and the sitting fee is still required. If you know you won’t be able to make the appointment, provide at least 12 hours notice to avoid the missed appointment fee.
There is a $20 sitting fee payable at the time of the appointment. Cash only.
OPTIONS FOR UNITS
Build your own portrait package by selecting from these four different types of units (sheets of images).
5 UNIT PACK
6 UNIT PACK
7 UNIT PACK
8 UNIT PACK
9 UNIT PACK
3 images and digital files
10 UNIT PACK
4 images and digital files
Digital file added to package … $130
Digital file alone … $230
Each additional digital file … $55
PRINTS FOR LARGER WALLS
11×14 … $149 without package
… $65 with package
16×24 … $195 without package
… $140 with package
11 X 14 … $195
16 X 24 … $320
20 x 30 … $450
Allow 2-6 weeks for your completed order.
Free screen-resolution file, free basic retouching, free retakes
Basic Retouching: includes smoothing of clothing, skin and hair.
Specialty Retouching: includes dramatic changes to appearance – $20