Our goal with each session is to get to that "wow" moment where we show you an image that captures a mood or expression that defines you. When reviewing images during the session our clients see their beauty from our perspective and we can see the improvement in their confidence and body language in the photos as the session progresses. We frequently hear reactions like, "wow, I can't believe that's me", "that's the nicest photo I've seen of myself" or "I never look this good in photos!". They often express how they wish they'd done their portraits sooner.
Commissioned portraiture is a luxury experience. Sitting for a professional portrait and trusting your creative team to create a lasting memory of a specific moment in your life is an investment that will last a lifetime. Artwork created during our session is printed on high-quality products that you will be proud to display on your walls, share with your friends & family and pass down to future generations.
Our Commission - $500
What to expect during your session
Once you have signed your contract and paid your deposit, we will start with a pre-session consultation (either by phone or in-person) to understand what you are hoping to get out of your portrait experience and to get an idea how we can best help you achieve your ideal image. We also like to get an idea what products you may be interested in, so we can arrange the session with this in mind.
On the day of your shoot, you will arrive at the studio and be introduced to our team. We will have a look at the wardrobe changes you brought with you and make a final plan for how we are going to create your portraits. Our makeup artist will then begin your beauty makeup application. This process usually takes 30-45 minutes.
When your makeup is complete, we will begin taking your photos. The session normally takes around an hour (depending on how many wardrobe changes and how many sets we want to fit in). During the session, we will work together--with a goal of staying relaxed and having fun--to get a diverse selection of images. Our makeup artist typically remains on set while we are working to be another creative eye and watch out for wardrobe, hair and makeup issues.
From time to time during the session, we may stop to review some of the images to show you how they are turning out and to give us a chance to confirm we're getting the shots you came in for.
Once our session is complete, we take a few days to go through the images and we select the best of the best from the day then we will schedule your "image reveal session" where you will get to review the favourites from the day. You will then have the opportunity to select the images that you love the most and place your print order.
Hair & makeup
We will provide a certified makeup artist for your session. If you require hair services we can provide a hair stylist at an additional cost. Some of our team are skilled at both hair & makeup, so if you need both, let us know in advance.
All packages include professional editing and a web-sharable digital copy of the selected images.
Sizing: Small – up to 12” ~ Medium – up to 18” ~ Large – up to 24” ~ Xlarge – Up to 36”
Premium - $2,199
Popular - $1,499
Economy - $999
Individual prints & custom packages
The following can be added to your session at an additional cost:
Friends & Family
Still not sure?
Here are a few questions/concerns that we often hear:
I'm not in the best shape, should I wait till I lose 10, 20, 30 pounds?
What do I wear and how do I prepare for my session?
I don't take great photos, are you sure you can get an ok picture of me?
Why are portraits such an investment?
What if I don't like the results?
Do you offer location sessions?
Ready to book your session?