The Experience

More than just a portrait session
1. Booking & Consultation

Book online or by phone

You may reserve your spot online, or by calling me at 250-650-4072. I accept cash, Visa, Mastercard or Email money transfer (EMT). All sessions require a  non-refundable retainer,  (mini sessions require full fee) to book. Sessions are not considered booked until retainer is paid in full, with the remainder due at the actual session appointment. If you have a deadline in mind when booking, such as an anniversary, I suggest you book your shoot a month ahead of the due date.

Portrait sessions all include outfit consultation, posing instruction and coaching.

Upon booking,  I will contact you by phone to discuss style ideas, do a wardrobe consulation and answer any questions they may have. Clients are required to sign a studio policies Agreement and are sent my Portrait Shoot Preparation Guide.

Call me at 250-650-4072 and we can discuss how to make this photo session the one of your dreams!

2. Your appointment

What happens during your Session

Please plan for the experience to last about three hours.


Your experience starts with  a ‘glam-over’ by professional makeup artists and hair stylists.  Your stylists discuss what look we are trying to achieve. Whether we choose smoky sultry boudoir, or a retro pin-up look, this is a time to be pampered! This part of the experience takes an hour depending on your hair type, length and style.


Then we chat about you. What do you love about yourself? What features do you want to highlight? What do you want to minimize? With posing instruction & coaching, we create gorgeous images that showcase the best of you.

I am honest, and if a pose doesn’t work, or an outfit doesn’t flatter you, then we will change it and move on to one that does. Generally there is time for at least three outfit changes, and I photograph on light and dark themed sets. Add on additional photography time, outfits or locations by advance request.

You will leave your session feeling empowered and gorgeous!  I suggest you meet your friends for lunch after while your hair is still done up, or make a day of it and hit a spa!

3. Your Ordering Session Appointment

The premiere reveal

This separate appointment is a premiere viewing of your images for you to make purchases and choose products to buy. Ordering Sessions usually take about an hour and are done at my studio about a week after you are photographed.

I offer only the finest products available. Heirloom quality art pieces are custom crafted by artisans from archival-quality materials, and hand made in Canada. Product options include luxury albums, bold wall art and more.

Please note that products are an additional purchase and are not included in your session fee. No minimum order is required, although most clients choose to spend between $600 – $1200.

OUT OF TOWN CLIENTS:  With advance notice, I can book your Ordering Session the same day of your photoshoot (about 3 hours later). The Kingfisher Resort & Spa, or Locals Restaurant in Courtenay, are popular places to stop for lunch between appointments.

Did you know that the traditional one year anniversary gift is paper? Get your special someone a gorgeous album … the sexiest paper gift ever!

Book a consulation appointment with me to answer any questions you have, and plan your photoshoot! Just as every person is unique – so is each photography session!