Lifestyle Portrait Sessions
Lifestyle portraiture is a great way to capture those everyday moments and keep them as lasting memories. This style of portrait session also lends itself to a more relaxed image – not just the “say cheese” smiles that we all see in family photo albums from when we were young. I have over nine years experience with these types of sessions and a wealth of images in my portfolio so you can see exactly the type of photographs you will be getting.
This type of session really lends itself well to family portraits, social media headshot updates, and small business promotional material. I’ve also done maternity and engagement sessions as well and would be more than happy to work with you if that’s the type of photography shoot you are looking for.
Sessions are usually booked in two hour blocks, but can be completely customized based on your needs. I find a two hour session is just the right time to get us both relaxed with each other and in the right headspace to produce some images we are both happy with. Sometimes clients also want to do a wardrobe change and with a session length like this, we can accommodate that request. Please feel free to contact me with your unique portrait requirements and to talk more about how I can help with your photographic needs.
For more examples of the type of images produced during a Lifestyle Portrait Session, please click here to visit my portfolio.
Studio OR Environmental Portrait SESSIONS
So a lifestyle session just doesn’t float your boat and you’d like something a little more classic, or timeless for your photo session. Maybe you need promotional material for an upcoming marketing campaign? Or maybe your new job requires you to have professional headshots done? Or your an actor (or actress) who needs headshots for an upcoming audition? Whatever your situation, you’ll be happy to hear I have experience in studio portraiture and have a completely mobile setup. I have access to studio strobes, light and background stands, canvas and muslin painted backdrops as well as a host of different props that might help stylize your shoot.
The best part about this type of shoot: it’s done in a completely controlled environment so no waiting for the warmer weather to hit so we can get outside for the shoot. That sounds pretty good to me considering we live in a climate where it could snow six months out of the year!
I’d love to work with you to come up with the best session that meets your needs. Please contact me and let’s have a chat.
For more examples of the type of images produced during a Studio or Environmental Portrait Session, please click here to visit my portfolio.
Live Event Photography
My passion for photography all started with live events. Attending concerts with my friends was a great way to get out of my parents house and to experience live music at the same time. This eventually led to gigs documenting bands such as The Tragically Hip, Wintersleep, The Trews, Matisyahu and a few others. Documenting live shows is something that I hold near and dear to my heart. There is something about the unpredictability of a live event that keeps me on my toes and gets the adrenaline going!
When my wife and I met all those years ago, she was pursuing a career as an actor. This naturally led to me bringing my concert photography experience to the theatre. I have documented many plays and continue to enjoy making photographs of theatre performances.
Finally, I’ve worked with several companies documenting publicity events, motivational speakers, gala awards nights and Christmas parties. If you have an upcoming event that you think I might be able to help with, I’d love to hear from you.
A good photograph must also be well printed in order to achieve the best and most professional effect. Big box stores and retail photo chains calibrate their equipment to smaller, utilitarian cameras, creating bland colours, which dull the image. I produce my own prints via a colour-calibrated workflow to my own proofing device, so colours are true, sharper, and more brilliant than the results you’ll get at your local photo stop. Prints are produced using a dye-based ink system and printed on archival quality paper. Please visit my Etsy shop for some limited edition prints I have for sale or contact me if you’d like a custom print order done.