Creative Session Fee (290+tax)
Experience includes the following:
- Complimentary outfit consultation (by phone or in studio)
- Services of a licensed professional hair and makeup artist
- Up to three outfit changes (lingerie, clothing, fine art nudes)
- Custom photo shoot to highlight your unique beauty
- Complete coaching throughout your session for posing
- Expert retouching & enhancement of images
- Private Ordering Session appointment
* Products such as albums, prints, wall art or digital images purchased additionally. See product listing below.
All appointments must be booked in advance, and require a $150 non-refundable retainer to book. I accept Visa, MC and Email Money Transfer or cash. Call 250-650-4072 to book!
Images are premiered during your Ordering Session, a separate appointment for you to make your art purchases and choose images for them. I offer only the finest products available, custom artwork made as unique as you.
For gifting or display on your dresser; signature matted art start at $60. Custom albums range from $350 – $1200. For the technophile, digital imagery is available retouched in full resolution starting at $100. For your bold bedroom, dressing room or candlelit bathroom, I offer showstopping wall art printed on metal or contemporary frames ready to hang starting at $250. No minimum order is required.
Located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island near the fabulous Kingfisher Resort, my boutique studio is equipped with a makeup and hair styling station for your glamover, and beautiful boudoir sets. I have prop shoes ranging from ladies sizes 5 – 10 for your use. If weather permits, outdoor access is available to gorgeous maple & evergreens, or the beach is a short walk for epic backgrounds.
How do I book a photo shoot?
Call me at 250-650-4072, your experience starts with a conversation to determine how I can customize your experience to showcase the beauty in you. What do you want to highlight? What do you want to avoid? Do you have a fantasy theme? Do you need wardrobe suggestions? Each woman is unique and so is her portrait session.
All photo sessions require a $150 non-refundable retainer to book. I accept cash, Visa, Mastercard or Email money transfer (EMT). All portrait sessions are by appointment only at my studio, or can be at the location of your choice within Comox Valley for a $30 travel fee and advance notice.
How long does the photo session take?
You can expect your experience to be about three hours long, including hair styling, makeup and photography time – the funnest part! I recommend clients go for lunch after as you will leave feeling fabulous!
Can I bring a friend?
Photo sessions are a ladies only environment – no husbands, boyfriends, babies or children allowed. If you feel more comfortable, you may bring a friend but they must stay out of the shooting area during session time. If they want their own session, you can book your appointments back to back and get a BFF discount!
How do I see my proofs?
Your Ordering Session appointment is the premiere viewing of your images for you to make purchases and choose products to buy and is one week from your session. Ordering Sessions usually take about an hour and are done at my studio. If you live far out of town, please notify me when booking and I can set up the appointment the same day as your photo shoot.
Product options include albums, art prints, wall art or digital imagery. Just like the best way to find flattering clothes, the best way to decide what you want to order is to touch the samples and see the sizes in person.
Do you do retouching?
Yes! All images used in products purchased receive complimentary digital enhancements, minor touch-ups such as blemish elimination, to make your portraits into a work of art. Wrinkle minimization and cellulite reduction are done upon request. (But really, professional lighting does WONDERS, and this is often not needed.) If you want me to ‘extreme photoshop,’ or do dramatic weight loss, there will be an additional charge of $30/image. See samples of basic image retouching here.
Do you supply wardrobe?
No, for hygienic purposes I do not provide clothing. Upon booking you will receive a Preparation Guide and wardrobe suggestions. Wardrobe consultations are included.
Do you put all my pictures online?
I respect all clients privacy and images are never displayed online without client permission, your privacy is my utmost concern. If you give me permission to share images, the images are never titled by your name to protect your privacy.
All products by Re Bastien Photography are produced through professional service vendors and labs with strict privacy policies that specialize in discretion of nude images that serve professional art photographers.
What If I have to cancel?
I require 72 hours notice for reschedule, and your non-refundable retainer can be applied once to one new appointment date, otherwise a new retainer will be required. No-shows forfeit retainer. In event of emergency please contact me asap.
Hello! My name is Re (pronounced Ree), and I am a portrait photographer in the gorgeous Comox Valley of Vancouver Island.
My business is to photograph ‘real’ everyday women. I believe ‘real’ women come in all shapes, ages and sizes. I photograph them in flattering poses so that no one sees any ‘muffin-tops’, weird wrinkles or jiggly bits. I’m a woman myself, and I understand that we all have things we love about ourselves and want to show off, and de-emphasize what we aren’t confident about. Everyone has beauty, sometimes we just don’t let ourselves see it.The BEST part of my job is seeing the excitement of a client who just saw my portraits of her. In some cases its shock – the first time they have really seen themselves as beautiful in a long time.
It’s no secret that the REAL reason to experience a photo session is simply for YOU. Love who you are now. Appreciate your uniqueness, see the beauty that is there. I think we all need that chance to feel special and gorgeous no matter who we are or what we do.
~ Re Bastien, photographer
I do believe that every woman is beautiful, and a professional portrait can capture more truth to who you are than a bad snapshot from a distorted camera phone lens. Part of the pampering you receive in my studio is a professional hair and makeup ‘glamover,’ which not only relieves stress, but lets the stylists get you camera ready with products that are made to photograph well. It could be the look of ‘everyday’ office you, or it could be the ‘night out’ you. This gallery is an example of real women, proof that my clients are not just ‘models’.
“I was unsure of what to expect during my photo shoot, my hair was done Rocker girl like, and my makeup was wonderful. It was the most fun I had in a long time. I felt like a sexy Victoria Secret model. When it came time to view my photos I honestly didn’t know who I was looking at. This person was not me! But Alas the beauty I never saw came out in the pictures and I ABSOLUTELY love them!” ~ Ms. C
“I was referred to Re by a friend who had used her company for her own boudoir session. I was really nervous, but once i was there, Re and her team made it so easy to relax. It was incredible! She really knows how to get the best out you, even if you have no idea what is going on. It was a great environment, and she made me feel great while getting photographed. The review appointment BLEW ME AWAY. I can not believe how good she made me look in those photos. Breathtaking and jaw dropping.” ~Ms. M
“This was the most fun I’ve ever had in front of a camera! Re has the most awesome way if making you comfortable with yourself and the photography is amazing. I would recommend her to anyone….and have!” ~ Ms. B
“She has an unbelievable ability to make you feel comfortable, sexy and beautiful! I can not wait to do another session with her!!” ~ Ms. J
“I had so much fun working with Re for my Pin-up. Re was professional creative and fun! I love my photos! Thanks so much Re!!” ~ Ms. R
“Re made me feel so comfortable! I brought outfits I thought might work and she went through and picked the perfect ones! She is so good at making you relaxed and have fun. She did an amazing job! I can’t believe the person in the photos is me! They turned out beautiful. Will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a gorgeous, self confidence boosting, professional and fun photo/photos!” ~ Ms. K
“As women we get caught up in what the media thinks we should look like and often we forget that we’re all beautiful in our own way!! My photo shoot was my wake up call that I am beautiful as me!! Re made every pose, every expression comfortable! I felt like me, a super model, a role model, confident and beautiful!!” ~Ms. A
“I am extremely impressed with the images. I have never felt so comfortable with myself in so little in my lifetime. Thanks for making me feel incredibly beautiful.” ~ Ms. R
“Remarkable talent. From my first contact, to the day of the photoshoot and after, she made me feel comfortable and gorgeous. I am amazed at the level of service.” ~ Ms. K
“One of the things you’ll appreciate about Re is how organized she is. She plans your shoot and can tell you what’s going to happen, so you feel a bit more comfortable. She clearly loves what she does and she wants you to love your photos as well, and that’s so important. She also understands the importance of flattering poses! I would recommend her to anyone for any type of photo session. After a session with her, you’ll see she knows what she’s doing. “ ~ Ms. S
” I was INSTANTLY comfortable with her. With an easy smile and positive energy, Re was quickly musing about what backgrounds and fabrics would highlight my hair and colouring the best, oohing and aahing over my tattoos and beaming about my eyes. She passes compliments easily and genuinely because she truly sees a person for who they are which is, in a word, beautiful. Re gives clear direction, explains why she’s changing up a pose or background and has her subject feeling comfortable within the first handful of frames. You won’t be disappointed and, I really can’t recommend her enough!” ~ Ms. S
“I can not possibly say enough positive things about Re Bastien. Re is pleasure to work with. The photo session itself was such a blast we had many laughs and shared intimate stories. My session with Re made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. I am still in awe at how amazing my photos made me look and feel — the pictures turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined or hoped. Re is very professional and takes great pride in her work. I look forward to doing another shoot with her again soon.” ~ Ms. M