Based in Vancouver, Canada
Real. Honest. Raw. I aim to create sessions that take place in an interesting environment that engage you and your loved ones. The goal is that you enjoy the activity we choose and I capture the true emotions and the connections. I snap your natural interactions and reactions. Capture the perfect moments, memories and miracles in an imperfect world.
I designed my business with you in mind. I want you to only buy what you LOVE. You are investing in images that will be apart of your everyday life, displayed in your home. No physical products are included in the session fee.
When we are finished the session, and I have retouched your images, I come to your home and we sit down and look through the final images together. You than pick your favourites and I help you decide how to display your images so that you don't have them just sitting on your laptop forever. In our pre-consultation I will bring samples for you to see and during your ordering session you can try the samples to see what fits your needs best.
Imagine going to a restaurant compared to cooking yourself. If you cook you get your ingredients from a grocery store but you have to put the pieces together, then you cook it and after you have to do the dishes. But if you go to a restaurant, you get your drinks brought to you, the food if bought, cooked and served to you and when you finish your food the plate is taken away, no mess no fuss. It is significantly more relaxing, carefree and enjoyable.
This is what I do for my clients! From the moment you fill out my contact form until I deliver and help hang up your custom wall prints, I do all the work. I make sure every detail is perfect. I help design your wardrobe, I use my trained eye to capture life long memories and I provide you with the very best outcome. You just come to the session and enjoy this special moment.
When you buy prints from me you aren't just paying for the ink and paper but for the art on the paper. You and your memories are the main subject! When you hire me I create a unique experience and session catered directly to you. Each piece is one of a kind, made just for you. I spend many hours coming up with new ideas, creating a fun adventure for you, helping you pick out your outfits, culling and retouching and making sure every detail is perfect. I and my labs have been well trained to produce the highest quality art, just for you.
When you print with a non-professional printer, I cannot guarantee lasting, high quality. By printing with me you ensure that your colours are correct, the pieces are perfect and last a life time. You get the peace of mind, knowing that your investment will last and you don't have to do any extra work to get amazing memories displayed in your home.
I usually use natural light, meaning there isn't a huge production and everything stays raw and real. Often when we design your shoot together, we find an activity, like going for ice cream, skating or for a hike, or something that you all enjoy doing together. I try to inspire you to do something you haven't done in a while, so you get to go on adventure and have a special day. During the session we have fun! You just spend time with your loved ones and I capture you in your life. Sometime we might even just spend time in your home and I capture a day in the life of you. Each session is uniquely designed to fit you and what you love to do together.
My editing style is very natural and organic. I don't over sharpen or overly photoshop my images, generally. I only clean up the images so there are no elements that distract from your story. I retouch skin from blemishes and anything that you wouldn't have 2 weeks from now. If there is anything specific you want fixed I am more than happy to adjust it. My main concept if that our lives are not perfect or fake so your images should reflect the real you. Sometimes I'll do something different and creative but I will do that only to a few images so you can choose if you like it and if not you are not required to buy them.
I completely understand that kids are not always patient and need to run free. I am a former nanny of 6 kids so I know all about the ups and downs a child can have in a 30 minute time period, let alone in a day. I have had A LOT of experience working with kids. The nice thing about my sessions is that they are designed with the whole family in mind, we make the session fun and make a way for the kids to get their energy out! I let kids be kids. I do very little posed images and just capture real and organic moments between you and your children. And if worst comes to worst and you really do not like the results because of a over fussy child we can redo the shoot. I want you to LOVE the final images, that is my promise.
Once your images are finished we will get together in your home, after the kids are in bed and the house is quiet. I bring some kind of home-made baked goods and we sit down munch(and have some wine) and enjoy your memories. Then you get to choose your favourites and we decide how to display them. Maybe a print, an album, or maybe a picture cube. We find what suits you best. This is your time to let me know if you want anything changed or retouched for the final product. Plan for about 1.5 hours. Then I go home, do any final touches and send out your prints to my professional lab. 5-10 days later I knock on your door prints and more in-hand.
Yes! I want everyone to be able to get their special memories captured. I offer customized payment plans (up to 6 months) for any clients who spend more than $350 at the ordering session. I ask for $350 down and than we figure out how we can make it fit your budget.
Did you take pictures on your last vacation or family road trip? What did you do with the images? I bet you probably posted them on Facebook got a bunch of likes and haven't looked at them since. Or even worse, you haven't even gotten around to even going through them and picking your favourites to share, they are either still in your camera or sitting on your computer. Right?
Or maybe you have had a photo session before. The photographer sent you the files and you loved them. You plan to print and hang them but you have 2 little kids, parent teacher meetings, swim and hockey practice, play dates, a sick parent, and a never ending to-do list. You say you'll get around to taking them to London Drugs to print them, then get the frames and then hang them when you have time. But it's probably been about 2 years now. Right?
That's what I am here for. I do all the work to get your images from my camera to your walls, coffee tables and on your mantels. You are busy and this takes one thing off your plate. I can even hang them up for you!
You deserve to have your important memories on your walls to proudly show off and enjoy for generations to come.
I love to see your reactions as you first see your images and then see them as a physical print. I value the friendships that develops over the process of creating your art pieces.
Don't worry we will discuss my packages when we chat on the phone. If you decide to book I will bring samples to our coffee date.
All specific print and collection pricing will be discussed in your initial phone consult. If you are interested in working with me fill out my contact form. I will call you and we can chat about what you have in mind, what I offer and how much you can expect to invest.
The sitting fee is to ensure your session, your pre-consultation, and your in-home gallery reveal is saved in my calendar. The fee includes location scouting, our constant communication to design your special session, my time for culling and retouching the images, product design and ordering and delivery of the final products after our reveal and ordering session.