WHAT TYPES OF PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU OFFER?
Within the portrait genre, I photograph the following in Kamloops and area:
- family portraits
- couples / engagements
- graduation sessions
I work with all ages and walks of life, and love the variety!
WHERE CAN I HAVE MY PHOTOS TAKEN?
All sessions are on-location. Together we will choose a natural backdrop that reflects your personality, such as a tree-lined park, a quiet forest, a field of flowers, a waterfall, or a lake view. I photograph people throughout the Kamloops, British Columbia and interior area, as well as travelling further afield upon request. Travel within 30km of 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.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
Most sessions range from 60-90 minutes and we’ll walk between a few different backgrounds within the location. We will utilize elements such as trees, pathways, and bridges to help pose you in interesting ways, and I will capture candids as we go too.
WHERE DO I LOOK? WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HANDS?
Most people feel awkward at the beginning of a photo session. Because we will be shooting in a relaxed outdoor space and I will be telling hilarious dad jokes, your nerves will soon melt away! I will guide you where to look and what to do with your hands and body, and you will quickly feel comfortable. You won’t spend much time looking directly at the camera at the beginning, as I get you warmed up to posing and feeling great about yourself.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
Whether you choose something from your closet or buy something new, choose something that makes you feel confident!
- If you will be the only person in the photos, you can wear almost anything you like — I suggest your favourite outfit plus some special accessories that have meaning to you.
- If there are going to be multiple people in your photos, take some time to coordinate your outfits within a colour family, or choose complementary colours. This doesn’t mean you have to dress alike (unless you would like a unity theme). Try having one person wear a pattern (floral, plaid, etc.) and choose the colours for the rest of the group from within the pattern. Then, choose some accessories to dress it up, such as jewellery, shoes, a hat, vest, belt, or a folded handkerchief.
- Women, it’s a good idea to wear make-up, even if you don’t usually – it accentuates your features in photographs taken further away. Ensure everyone’s nails are clean and trimmed in case they are in closeups.
- If you are unsure what to wear, I would be happy to go through your options via video chat!
WHAT IF MY KIDS WON’T SIT STILL FOR PHOTOS?
This is a common question! Family sessions with young children are structured as a play session with posed arrangements in between as attention allows. I have lots of games to get kids to look at the camera!
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
After your session, I will download and select the best photos and bring out the best colour and contrast with digital enhancements. This takes 1-2 weeks depending on my schedule. We will then set up an online or in-person ordering session, in which we will review your images and you can purchase products with your favourite images. Please arrange to have all decision-makers present when you are making your choices.
HOW MUCH IS A PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
A 60-90 minute photography session is $250 and includes a $100 print credit. Your portrait session will result in 40-60 final images for you order from, which will typically be ready 1-2 weeks after your session.
HOW MUCH ARE PRINTS AND PRODUCTS?
Before your session, I will send you a full price list of all the custom designed products available. Here are some starting prices:
Professional print packages: $100+
Gallery wrapped canvas: $180+
Prints on metal: $180+
Custom-designed hardcover album: $400+
Cards, collages, and photo cubes: $75+
Digital images: $50+
HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY FOR THE SESSION?
The session fee is due at the time of booking. I prefer email money transfers via online banking. When you place your product order after your session, you can complete your payment via e-transfer, cash, or cheque. To start the design process, a 50% deposit on your order is required. Once design is complete, the remaining balance is due prior to the printing and delivery.
Are you interested in a Kamloops family portrait, grad photos, couples / engagement session, or maternity photos? Contact me for photography session information today!