No session fee. Yes, that is right. No session fee. I stand behind my work and believe that you will love the images so much that I do not need to charge “just in case the session does not work out” or as part of “payment to the photographer”. In the majority of cases people purchase my images. In fact, I have had some people get upset that I would not give them images for free or that there were more images to purchase than what they thought I would produce.
So you can have a session, and if there is nothing that you wish to purchase, no problem. You do not have to buy anything. I do not use high pressure tactics to get you to purchase. No bait and switch. My images stand on their own and make their own statement.
Sessions are about 30 to 120 minutes depending upon the number of people. I will shoot everyone as a group and individually.
A longer session time gives you time for additional clothing changes, getting comfortable in front of the camera and more individual, mixed, special and candid portraits. I find that the time is well spent, giving you a no rush, no hurry, stress free session.
In a location of your choice (your home, large space, park, favorite place) or a rented location.
If we have a session in your home I have backdrops that can be set up if needed.
Album pricing is based on a 10 spread (20 sides), single image per side minimum order and includes post processing, layout and one proof review. Your choice of manufacturer, size and style of the album determines the final price.
For my prints from 8×10 up to 16″x20″ I print personally using commercial grade archival particle Epson inks and special papers. Larger images, some canvas and specialty finishes are printed by trade-only manufacturers. I use professionally sourced providers for my prints that are not available to the general public.
Most people think that they can get images printed cheaper themselves and wonder why digital images are priced significantly higher than prints. It is not the paper you are buying, but the development and artistic interpretation. If you want I’ll discount you the cost of the paper. For example, a regular sheet of 8×10 matte paper sells for around $0.50. With the digital image, you can print as many 8x10s as you want, but you still have to pay for the work and talent. However, odds are you will not get the same interpretation or look that I would give the image.
Portrait Booking Details:
All portrait bookings require an appointment and a small retainer of $65 to hold the date. The retainer is charged to your credit card only in the event of a no-show.
All rental locations, studio bookings, Boutique Inns, parks, etc require a retainer to book the date and time and a credit card will be required to cover the cost.
All location retainers are forfeit upon cancellation or no-show of a paid location. In some circumstances location sessions may be re-booked depending upon the policy of the location. Most locations required 24-48 hours advance notice to change arrangements.
Reasonable travel within the GTA is included.
It is unlikely, but if you do not like the results of the session, we can reschedule a re-shoot at your convenience.
I am fun to work with, have a (bad?) sense of humour and am a bit eccentric, but I know how to use a camera on manual with off camera flash or studio flash or just natural light. Give me a call or fill out one of my inquiry pages with more details and email and we will see what we can create together.
The following will take you to my inquiry pages for more information:
416 709 3724 voice and text