A great portrait is artfully composed, while being reflective of the subject’s personality. Many people believe that they are not photogenic, but we are here to prove you wrong; we have the knowledge and expertise to create a flattering and natural photograph. We create a comfortable and laid-back ambience so that you are comfortable and relaxed. This is really important for a great result! You can visit our fully equipped studio, complete with a variety of backdrops, or we can even travel to a location of your choice, such as a park or one of our city’s beautiful historic buildings. We do all varieties of couples, engagement portraits, individuals, families (including pets) as well as newborns. Props and creative sets can also be incorporated to add a little whimsy, or you can opt for a more classic, simple approach. Not only will you receive a beautiful portrait worthy of proud display, but we guarantee you’ll have fun in the process!
(H1) Small Group Portrait Package
Up to 3 people and 45 minute session. Includes a 40 dollar print credit* towards prints of your choice (light-retouching of skin included). Also includes all viewer proofs on a disc: these are images, large enough to view on your computer, from which you can choose your enlargements.
(H2) Mid-Size Group Portrait Package
Up to 6 people and and a 45 minute session. Includes a 60 dollar print credit* towards prints of your choice (light-retouching of skin included). Also includes all viewer proofs on a disc: these are images, large enough to view on your computer, from which you can choose your enlargements.
(H3) Large Group Package
7 to 10 people and up to a 1 hour session: Includes an 80 dollar print credit* towards print towards prints of your choice (light-retouching of skin included). Also includes all viewer proofs on a disc: these are images, large enough to view on your computer, from which you can choose your enlargements.
*Print dollar credits are non-redeemable for cash, and can be used only towards prints of your choice.
All packages can be customized, more time can be added at additional fee if needed, and photography for larger groups is also available – just give us a call for a quote!
Your package includes a number of print credit dollars to be applied towards prints of your choice. However, you are free to purchase additional prints if you choose. We have a number of print sizes available (wallets, 5x7, 8x10, 16x20, etc.), and can also customize to any non-standard size you prefer. Metallic prints, plaque mounted photos, and canvas wraps are additional options. Clients can click here for detailed print pricing and options.
We have styling services, clothing and accessories available for some shoots, depending on the subject matter. Props can also be rented, with additional fees dependent on resources required. We offer budget-friendly, creative solutions for your needs.
For a polished and professional portrait, we recommend that both our male and female clients hire a professional makeup artist. Modern digital camera technology paired with pro lenses pick up even minute flaws not visible to the naked eye. Retouching can be expensive, thus the cost of a makeup artist is worth every penny, and can be more economical in the long run. We have a professionally trained makeup artist, who has been working with us for close to 10 years. She always creates a flawless canvas, yet very natural result. Our clients are always pleased with their decision to hire her.
Modern digital technology picks up the appearance of skin (pores, lines, scars) with hyper-real precision. Our approach is to naturally retouch your favourite images, so that the skin appears as it would in person, in real-life, as opposed to under a microscope. We strive to maintain skin texture and typically erase “temporary” skin conditions such as blemishes, and only soften the looks of lines, scars, wrinkles, rather than completely erase these marks of character. In special cases, where applicable or by your request, heavy-handed retouching can be used; however, we discourage this, as in most cases it’s important to present an accurate representation of the subject. In any case, our preferred method is emphasizing your best features, whether it is your eyes, hair or smile. We typically naturally brighten teeth 1-2 shades, unless you request otherwise.