individuals, families & children

portraits

Since I’m an on-location photographer, we are free to shoot just about anywhere. Got a cool spot in mind? We can brainstorm together to come up with the perfect location for your shoot. With natural light timing is everything. Outdoor sessions are scheduled in late afternoons for optimum light, and begin ideally 2-3 hours before sunset. Indoor or other location arrangements can be made. Before the session we'll have a consultation by email or over a cup of coffee to determine details like location, wardrobe, specific ideas for styling the shoot and to help me know what kind of images you are looking for. After the session your images will be presented in a clean, sleek online gallery that will be viewable on your computer or mobile device. Your gallery will allow you to easily download all of your images straight to your computer. It’s also an easy way to share your session images with friends & family.

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Session Rates

Extended Session


Up to 2 hours
30 Digital Images
Professional Editing
Private Online Gallery

$450

Standard Session


Up to 1 Hour
20 Digital Images
Professional Editing
Private Online Gallery

$350

Mini Session


30 Minute Session
10 Digital Images
Professional Editing
Private Online Gallery

$250

Session info

Travel

I'm available for on-location shooting throughout Halifax and surrounding areas. A travel fee of $0.50/km may be applied for locations that are further than 50km round trip from my home.

Number of People

Each session includes up to 6 people. For extended families add $10 for each additional person.

Editing

Your Images will be edited for optimal colour, contrast and clarity as well as light skin retouching.

Payment

Payment is due in full on or before the day of the session. Cash, cheque or e-transfer are accepted.

Portable Studio

I’ll set up a complete portrait studio in your home or a location of your choice.
*There is a $50 studio setup fee for on- location shoots

what to wear

  • Don’t be afraid to go with a theme, anything that represents your lifestyle - casual, classic, bohemian, formal.
  • Stay away from restrictive, overly fussy clothes. You want to wear things that allow you to move comfortably.
  • Clothing should be the same level of formality. It’s hard to marry a look when one person is all buttoned up and someone else is in sneakers and a t-shirt.
  • Fitted clothes translate better to photographs than baggy ones. 
  • Try to avoid wearing a lot of white. Not only can white totally wash a person out, it easily picks up pesky colour casts, and can blow out the highlights preventing good skin tones.
  • Don’t skimp on the accessories. Accessorizing your outfits with things like headbands, hats, jewelry, jackets, and boots can create a very stylized look.
  • Colour, texture, and layers are important. Layering it up adds tremendous depth to the photograph. So instead of wearing a shirt and jeans, try adding a scarf, jacket, and some fun accessories.
  • Adding a pop of colour to your outfit can really make a photo. Red shoes, a yellow jacket, a bright scarf or a fun piece of jewelry are great ways to add colour.
  • Sleeveless shirts, high necklines, turtlenecks and clothes with logos/writing on them don’t provide timeless looks like more traditional clothing choices will. 
  • Big logos distract from the main subject. Logos and brands quickly go in and out of fashion. Don't date your photos with logos.
  • Try to coordinate outfits without looking overly “matchy”. Avoid wearing same colours and instead, find a colour palette you love and piece together items from that palette that are complimentary to one another.
  • If one person wears a pattern, the other should stick to solid colours.