The Experience & Process
Okay, you sent me a message to book a session, I’m excited to meet you! - I’ll respond back in 24-48 hours to discuss availability and session details. Please make sure you’ve reviewed my standard session contract, by using my services you automatically consent and agree (if you don't want photos published or shared, you must let me know while booking) however, I always do my best to have you review it before our session.Standard session contract
Time & Place - Planning a location
I always encourage my clients to chose a meaningful location. However, if you're unsure of where to go, no worries. I have a few go to spots depending on the time of year, in the city or the outskirts of Timmins.
“ Okay, we have a date, time and place setup. What’s next?” I’ll meet you there - the shoot starts briefly after arriving to our location, allowing time for a quick huddle prior to our session. The shoot ends on the last shutter press.
Style - What do I/We wear?
I may have some recommendations, for example, dress in season... Use a color wheel when dressing a spouse or family member. Meaning, don't wear all the same color, use shades... Dress with accessories, example scarfs, certain hats and jewlery etc... I’m no fashion expert so I’ll leave most of the outfit planning to you. Any mid session outfit changes should be discussed prior to the shoot.
"I’m a little awkward and/or nervous…" No worries! I’m a very “candid shooter” and will ask you to do silly things in order to get a laugh or natural pose out of you, your partner, or the group. In terms of posed shots, I’ll ask if you have any ideas or things you want to try at the beginning/during the shoot and I’ll incorporate my own with them.
"Last question! When will the photos be ready and how will I/we get them?" Once the shoot is wrapped up, the remaining payment is due minus any deposit. Photo delivery time for a standard session is 1-3 weeks (typical turn around time is 7 days), events & engagements/weddings are typically 5-8 weeks. Session pricing doesn't include prints, prints can be purchased via your online album provided by CK.
You'll receive an email or I'll message you a link to download the photos.
Where are you located?
I'm based out of Timmins, Ontario however I'm willing and eager to travel anywhere you need me.
What do you shoot?
Couples, Families, engagements, Weddings and events. I consider myself a Lifestyle & Wedding photographer.
I shoot a limited number of weddings per year.
Do I get prints with my session?
No. All sessions come with a private gallery where you can download your high resolution images and web friendly photos. Individual Prints & Print packages can be purchased via your gallery.
You'll own your digital files so you'll be able to print your photos anywhere. I don't pressure my clients to order through me however I offer a nifty coupon code most of the time.
What kind of gear do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark 4 as my primary and Mark 3 as my secondary. I use an 6D as a back up. I love my Tamron lenses.
Where do you shoot?
I have a few go to spots depending on the time of year, but encourage my clients to pick their own location near them, in the city or the outskirts.
Do you do videography?
Just for fun, not professionally. Not accepting any inquiries.
I love your work but I'm on a budget. Do you offer any discounts?
To be fair to all clients and honour my work as a professional, I don't give any discounts on my fees.
Once you become a client, I have an awesome referral & loyalty program in which you can easily accumulate credits to be used towards sessions & products simply by spreading the word to friends & family.
What happens if it rains or there is bad weather?
If we're shooting outdoors and bad whether happens on our session day or during, we’ll simply have to reschedule for another day. Your deposit is never lost in such cases.
And if we can’t find a day to reschedule that works for both of us, this would be the only type of incident that I would refund your deposit.
How do I know you're the right photographer?
Well, if you're reading this by now, you must dig my style, right? ;)
When going through my portfolio, keep in mind two things: How I capture moments & expressions along with how I retouch my images. I love trying different ideas and always get my client's input on what they like. I also make an effort to never repeat an idea to try and keep it original.
Second, read my testimonials. I make every session and event an memorable experience. One of my favourite parts of being a photographer is showing an image to a client and seeing their reaction to it.
Do you offer some kind of guarantee?
** For lifestyle sessions only**
This means that if you're not happy with your photos, I'll redo the shoot for free & offer a store credit to help purchase prints.
I'm happy to say this guarantee has never been put to use before, but I do like to offer it as peace of mind to my clients.
Are you a registered business?
Yes, I'm a registered Ontario business and acting as a small supplier (CRA). Acquiring formal liability insurance for 2020 bookings.
How can I book you?
Click the Connect tab at the top or bottom of this page!
Key is always to book early and I limit my sessions & events every month.
Please note, Fall is my busiest time of the year typically.