Portraits and Pets

“Words can not describe how I felt looking at those BEAUTIFUL pictures that you took of us!
They brought tears to my eyes. You captured us to a T.” -Natalie and Rylie, Kamloops, British Columbia

Mother son photography portrait near Kamloops.

I aim for dynamic portraits that go beyond the confines of a studio. We will find a beautiful natural backdrop and I will guide you through poses and take candids without you even realizing it!  Sessions with me are spent walking, laughing, and getting to know each other, with photos taken in between.  You will be amazed at all the beautiful images that result.  Pets are welcome to join in — or have their own session!

Barriere family portrait with dogs

Family portraits and graduation pictures are some of my popular portrait services. Don’t think you are a model? My job is to make you look great, and my relaxed and friendly attitude will put you at ease and ready to act the part!

Grad portrait with horse


A 60-90 minute photography session is $170.  Your portrait session will result in 40-60 final images, and include colour correction service and an ordering appointment (in-person or video chat) to review your images and purchase your prints and products.  Your images will typically be ready 1-2 weeks after your session, and your ordering appointment will be arranged soon afterward.  Most of my clients invest $500-$1200 in prints and products of their favourite images after a photo session.

I differ from most photographers in that I am a full service artist.  I don’t just take the pictures, but also guide my clients through a selection process to determine your favourites, and recommend the best mediums for displaying them.  Photos are meant to be printed, cherished, and shared.  I offer professional archival prints in a stunning metallic finish, as well as an array of unique items, including custom designed lay-flat photo albums, canvas gallery wraps, prints on metal, and video slideshows.   For those planning a wall display, my software allows me to show you what your images will look like on your walls, to help us plan appropriate sizes.  Many people find a few wall portraits of their most treasured images bring them daily joy to walk by, and the other images they simply can’t leave without, are best displayed in a durable album.  Gift items include small prints, image cubes, and mini accordion books.  Digital images sized for social media allow you to share your favourites with all of your friends and family.

Don’t let a CD of your memories sit in a drawer for months or even years before you get around to printing them… you can have your professional prints much sooner, and their quality ensures they will last a lifetime.

All sessions are on-location.  I will come to you, or we will meet in a location that suits your needs.  I live on an acreage in Barriere and photograph throughout the Kamloops and North Thompson regions, as well as travelling province-wide, to Alberta, and even internationally on request.  Travel within 30km of Barriere and Kamloops is complimentary; mileage beyond this is compensated at a rate of $0.50/kilometer.  Travel fees may be lowered if multiple sessions are booked in an out-of-town locale, and flat rates are available for many areas within two hours of Kamloops.