An individual session covers every and anything from headshots to glamour/boudoir, to fitness, to before and after. Regardless of the purpose, your pictures are a declaration worthy of pictures. That's where me and my camera come in! Let me help you come up with a perfect idea - anything from zombie Christmas shoots to before and after pictures, 1920s glamour to a sultry pin-up session - I'm game. Let's go!
How long will my session take?
Most sessions take 30 - 45 minutes, but may take as little as 15 minutes or as long as an hour, depending on what we are hoping to capture.
Where will our session take place?
I shoot on location and have a number of suggestions for both free and paid indoor and outdoor locations including commercial studios. Most outdoor locations are free. Indoor rates vary from location to location and range from $25/hour to $400/hour.
What should we wear?
I encourage you to wear whatever makes you feel awesome, regardless of whether you are looking for headshots, fitness, glamour, boudoir, or some other concept that captures your imagination.
What should I bring?
Bring lip gloss, a barbell, or a beard comb, half your wardrobe if you're indecisive or nothing if you're getting nudes - whatever suits your purpose. You're welcome to bring an extra change of clothes if you can't decide what to wear (or think you might get dirty). For those getting professional headshots, I suggest bringing both a light or pale shirt and a dark or bright top.
What's included with my session fee?
My travel time to and from the session location, your camera time, and basic post-processing (image clarity, colour corrections, removal of blemishes, etc.) before highlights from your session are featured on the pictureLOVE blog. Advanced edits such as removal of braces are charged at a fee of $50/image. Please note that image retouching is limited to things that are "temporary" - I can get rid of bruises and pimples but you get to keep your scars and dimples.
How many pictures will I get?
Generally, a session yields 10-25 images which are provided in both colour and black and white (20 - 50 images total). This number varies greatly with the mood and cooperativeness of the subject(s). My goal is to capture the following images at your session, in this order:
How long before I get my photos?
I ask for 8-10 weeks for delivery of images, though on average the wait for teasers on the blog is less than 2 weeks. Can I have the files? Yes! You will receive your watermarked webshare images in a private Google gallery, and the high-resolution files via electronic file transfer. USBs or CD/DVDs are provided on request for a nominal fee.
Can I share my pictures on the internet?
Yes! I love it when you share the blog post from your session, @ me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and use these hashtags: #pictureLOVEtm #HopeWalls #YEGphotographer. You may also share individual watermarked images from your Google album online anywhere you like provided you DO NOT crop the watermark off. Again, I'm all over the @ and #!!!
Where should I get prints made?
You are welcome to get prints made anywhere you like however for best results I suggest using Technicare or the following:
Paper prints up to 11x14 - McBain, Costco, London Drugs
Mounted prints and canvases, prints larger than 12 x 12 - Vivid Print
I provide design for other specialty products including magnetic photo books, albums, calendars, and other keepsakes at a rate of $50/hr + costs and shipping using a variety of professional printers including WHCC, Finao, and SmugMug.