Frequent Q's

Will you tell us how to pose or stand while taking photos?

Yes, for sure I can help with that!  I have lots of experience and suggestions to start the session.  As we go along, the more natural interactions in front of the lens make great captures.  I want your photos to reflect you most importantly.

What forms of payment do you accept?

E-transfer, cheques and cash.

What type of equipment do you use?

I use full frame, professional level Nikon gear.  I’m a big fan of my fixed 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses and I also like my trusty 24-70mm, 2.8 lens.

Do you have back up equipment?

Yes.  When covering event photography it's good to be over-prepared.  I like to have along a back-up camera body.  I also like to bring my amenity kit (bandaids, sewing kit, dental floss, gum, water bottles, etc.) in case of minor emergencies for those in wedding party/family.  Mary Poppins here.

What if you are sick on our wedding day?

Creative people tend to friend other like-minded creatives, and as such- I have a network of experienced and trustworthy local photographers to call on short notice in the event of sickness.

What attire will you wear while shooting our wedding?

I do value maintaining a professional appearance.  I'll most likely ask you questions before the big day to get a sense of overall style and tone. 

What about props?

I tend to shoot with a mix of both posed portraits and casual documentary.  For the most part I find less is more, as I'd rather photograph genuine interactions and expressions.  Props can be good when they add to the session without distracting from the subjects.  Please let me know if you have a specific idea in mind.

What should we wear?

Wear what makes you happy and comfortable.

  • Yes to colour!  I adore colour, bring it.
  • Layer.  Layering gives you lots of easy options to change up your look quickly. 
  • Accessories add a lot.  Scarves, hats, gloves, jewellery , vest, jackets...
  • Patterns & textures are great.  
  • Avoid logos, if possible.
  • You don’t have to match, it's better to come up with a colour palette or tones you'd all like to wear (especially for group sessions).

Do you shoot event photography?

Yes I do.  I enjoy the challenge of documenting things while they are happening. I balance candid images with responding to formal key moments.  I have rates specifically for corporate events.  Contact me for more information.

What should I expect at a portrait session?

Children:  Depending on their age, my bag of puppets, stickers, bubbles and/or jelly bracelets may make an appearance. I am not afraid to be silly with your kids.  It is best if parents hang back so that I can interact with the kids and they are not confused as to where to direct their attention. Children will do best if they are fed beforehand, and there is no nap interference for the little ones with shooting.

Family:  If there are small children involved in the family shoot, then usually we will work to get the larger group shots taken first and then if time and the kids’ energy allows we will work to get more combinations of groupings or locations.

Maternity: My approach to maternity photos is to create artistic images that feel honest and reflect who you are and what this stage of life means to you.  Comfort is key. It is best to plan maternity photos in the 32-36ish week of pregnancy (if possible, of course).

Newborns:  Most of the time we’ll stay close to your home. I’ll start by touring your home or chosen location to scope out the best natural light.  I want to photograph images of your family where you are relaxed and in context to your surroundings.  We’ll keep baby warm and cuddled in soft textured blankets while I take detailed shots of those itty bitty toes and sweet face.  I am a mother myself and fully prepared for crying, wailing, spit-up and any other baby surprises your cute child sends my way. No worries. Ideally it’s best to photograph newborns within the first 2 weeks of being born.  Newborns are still sleepy to the world and easier to pose and move around without being too disturbed.

More questions?

Please find your way to the contact page and send me a message.