What should I wear to my session?
It’s always best to coordinate without being too matchy matchy. I do love colour so feel free to wear neutral colours (white, ivory, black & grey etc.) or warmer earth tones or a mix of both! I don’t recommend anything that’s neon as it will add a colour cast onto your skin which can be a challenge to fix in post processing. Some examples of earth tones that go well together are navy, burgundy, mustard, caramel & olive. If you prefer pastels then some great colours would be teal, pale pink, pale yellow, lavender or robin’s egg blue! Feel free to throw in a pattern or floral design that incorporate those shades!
I recommend not wearing shirts with big labels across the front like Nike for example. A plain t-shirt would be preferred.
If you booked a maternity session then I have 8 gowns to choose from or feel free to bring your own! Wear something fitted or a flowy maxi dress to show off that gorgeous baby bump!
I supply all props for newborn sessions in my studio. I also only do waist up shots of parents so please feel free to dress comfy. A great tip would be for Mom to wear leggings or jeans and a black or white wide strap tank or t-shirt and Dad a black or white plain t-shirt and jeans. Siblings can wear a nice dress, dress shirt or t-shirt and jeans or black leggings. Or follow the colour pallets in the top paragraph! I will be wearing a mask while handling your newborn.
For lifestyle newborn sessions I will bring some wraps, headbands, bonnets, small chalk board and the rest is up to you! Follow the clothing guidelines in the top paragraph and don’t stress! This is supposed to be very casual and relaxed. I will take photos in baby’s room, parents room and living room so make sure to tidy up those areas before I arrive. If you want a couple photos outdoors then we will have to be in a shaded spot for the safety of your newborn. I will also wear a mask anytime I am handling your newborn baby.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Absolutely! The minimum purchase is $25 but you can also pay for a full session as a gift as well. I can mail it or you can pick it up at my studio just outside of Markdale, Ontario. Gift certificates expire 1 year after purchase date. Full amount must be used at once. Gift certificates have no cash value.
Where are you located + do you travel?
My home studio is located at Irish Lake just outside the small town of Markdale, Ontario.
I serve all of Grey-Bruce as well as surrounding areas!
I absolutely will travel and many of my clients live in the city! I do require a travel fee of .59 per km if over a 20 km drive from my home studio on Irish Lake Markdale. This covers my gas, wear and tear on my vehicle as well as my time. Please see travel fees at the bottom of any packages page.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. All I ask for is $50 upfront to secure your date and time in my books. For Bump to Baby packages and weddings I do require a %50 deposit. It can be paid in cash or EMT to email@example.com. Your remaining balance is due the day of your session in cash or EMT. I no longer accept personal cheques, paypal or credit cards at this time.
When you pay a deposit they are non refundable but they are transferable to future sessions! This also covers the cost of my time spent messaging back and forth with each client. Planning out your session and any supplies or props I may have purchased specifically for your session.
If you need to cancel or reschedule please give 2-3 days notice so I can try to fill your spot. An exception would be an emergency or symptoms of Covid-19.
Please note a deposit must be paid before we dive into planning your session.
When will I receive my photos?
It all depends on the type of session. I usually tell people 2-3 weeks but I love to edit and always get them back to you before the time I tell you! For weddings please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. I seriously get sooooo excited to get home and pick out all my favs to edit! Don’t get me wrong I am a perfectionist and spend a lot of time editing each photo till it’s up to my standards. The finished edits you will receive via digital download unless you purchased wedding package 3 or 4 then you will receive a leather envelope + USB. I have picked out what I feel are the best images from your session, so if you wonder why you didn’t receive a certain photo then it’s because I didn’t feel it was up to my standards.
How many photos will I receive?
Each package states the amount of images you will receive.
I do not give unedited images as they are not a good representation of my style as an artist.
Do you give black + white photos?
Yes! I happen to be a huge fan of black + white photos as there is something timeless about them.
If you do not like black + white photos, please let me know when booking your session.
Do you post the photos on social media?
Yes! This is how I get noticed and gain more clients. It’s very important to me to share my work, so I post on Facebook, Instagram and this website.
I have a few clients that ask me to please not post any so of course I don’t! I will respect your wishes. If this is you, then please make sure to tell me right away or I won’t know.
Will you edit in a different style?
No…I have done this in the past but I didn’t like to do it as it just wasn’t me. I will edit out blemishes like acne, bug bites, scrapes & bruises and smooth the skin only if needed. What you see on my website is what you will get! Sometimes it varies depending on the time of day I shoot, the weather or what colours the clients are wearing but the tone is always similar. If that’s not what you like then we probably aren’t the right fit! I would be happy to send you to another photographer in the area with the style you are after!
Where should I print my digital images?
I now have a store set up when you download your digital images! You can purchase different photo products through me so I can make sure they are of the highest quality before you receive them. Currently offering Regular Sized Prints, Enlarged Prints, Fine Art Prints, Metal Prints, Canvas Prints, Gallery Wrap Canvas Prints, Acrylic Prints, Photo Books + USB can be added on to any package!
I DO NOT recommend having your photos printed at Walmart, Pharmacies & Shutterfly. I have never received a print I was happy with from them. I have spent countless hours editing your photos to my standards and editing style and would love you to be able to print them as they look on your screen! I cannot guarantee printing quality if you choose to go to a place not recommended. I only guarantee purchases through my online store.
What if I show up late to my session?
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled time. If you show up late, you will lose that time from your session. If you are half an hour late or more I may require an added fee for my time lost.