More about your boutique portrait experience

Hey beautiful you!

I’m so glad you’re here! I know it’s not always easy to be yourself in front of a lens. That’s why I’ve developed some tried-and-true secret recipes to help even the most camera-shy people feel like their inner child.  We’ll create something that truly represents you and the people you love.

Effortless portraits

Your free time is important!  When your preview photographs are ready I’ll come by your home (or we will video conference) and we can decide what prints will look best on display or in a storybook album. You will love it when your photographs are already framed, matted, laid out and sized perfectly for *your* space. If you live in Victoria we’ll even come by and install the frames or canvases when they’re ready!

 

Frequent Questions

What should we wear? 

You don’t have to match. In fact, it will look more authentic if you’re wearing clothing that reflects each of you. Anything simple and timeless will work great!  I’ve created a helpful Pinterest board so you can see what I mean. 🙂

Where are you located? Do you travel for portrait sessions? 

I am based in Victoria, BC and I frequently travel throughout Vancouver and Vancouver Island for portrait sessions. I also spend a few months every winter in beautiful Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and I’m available for portraits of you and your family enjoying your vacation in the jungle or at the beach.

Where should we have our portrait session?

We can choose a favorite outdoor location, your home or my gorgeous natural-light downtown studio loft in Victoria.

What if my baby is fussing and needs extra time?  

I want you to be THRILLED with your images. I always pad in extra time to allow your baby to nap or feed.  And my experience with weddings also means I’m super fast and stealth when it comes to capturing toddlers.

Do you offer hair and makeup services?

Absolutely! I’ve even teamed up with an incredible fashion stylist named Khloe Campbell (of Amelia Lee Boutique in Victoria) who can create a dream look for you and your family! Check out our recent styled editorial to get inspired. 

How does it work if we want to have you photograph us on analog film? Can you still fix blemishes?

I’ve recently fallen in love with authentic, analog film and select families are now opting to have their sessions captured with this timeless artform. The quality of the grain, as well as the ethereal pastel tones simply cannot be duplicated by any digital camera or filter. Because film lends itself well to lots of light and looks best with open-airy spaces, I only offer it with outdoor portrait sessions.  I work with an incredible lab that will produce high-resolution, printable scans which makes it easy to do any retouching that may be needed. If you’re interested in having your portraiture on film, please inquire and we’ll design something incredible! View the film journal for inspiration.

Do you photograph large groups or events like a family reunion?

Absolutely! Please inquire and tell me more about your event! 

I don’t have time to come into your studio to choose prints. Can you come to me?

I believe in making the process of choosing your artwork as effortless and easy-going as possible. I can come to your home and consult with you about what will look fantastic in your space and we can design a custom collection. I’ll then take care of the rest (creating the canvases, and framing your prints) so you don’t have to lift a finger.

How does it work if we don’t live in the same city as you? How do we choose our prints?

No problem at all. We can meet by Skype where I’ll walk you through everything. You can also take me on a video tour of your home (or send me pictures) so I can help you design something amazing. Your artwork can be shipped almost anywhere in the world.

Do you still give digital files?

My primary goal is to give you incredible printed artwork and albums that will last a lifetime. You do have the option to purchase digital photos from any of your favorite images, but you’ll find printed products are a better investment.  And if you’re excited to share your photos on social media, you’ll also receive web-sized versions of every image you choose to have printed.

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Photographs for you, your family and your life  

Fine art and storytelling imagery in Victoria, Vancouver and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica