A portrait shoot is a photoshoot with a family, a couple, a group or an individual. The location of the shoot is agreed upon in advance. For photoshoots with a large group, I can shoot the whole group at once and/or divide it in smaller subgroups, according to your wishes.
I always get very good results with my clients, even with those who may not initially feel comfortable or at ease in front of the camera. Often, when shooting with families that have very young children, the shoot can get slightly difficult at times. Things always come out well nonetheless and none of your photos will contain any tears or crying, unless you them to. And yes, all babies cry during photoshoots (without exception, so you can put the blame on me!) Leave your worries behind and live in the moment, no matter what happens: therein lies the secret for the best pictures!
A boudoir shoot takes place in your own home or that of a friend, as you prefer. I do have a studio, of course, but it is usually reserved for other type of photoshoots better suited to such an environment. However, it is always available if needed.
Once the shoot is scheduled, I will send you a link with examples of ensembles, no matter if the shoot is individual or for a group.
Some tips: avoid clothes with flashy patterns (especially if you are with a group) and shirts with picture or logos, which are very common on children’s apparel. I usually suggest choosing two main colors that pair well together and wearing only neutral colours otherwise. Multiple layers of clothes are often a plus as well.
Women often like to call upon a hairdresser and a make-up artist for boudoir shoots. Do not hesitate to ask me for references if needed.
Leave your troubles behind and enjoy your morning or your afternoon doing a relaxing activity. This way, you’ll make the most of the moment.
Leave everything but yourself at home (or in the car). Bringing bags tends to prevent people from acting on the spur of the moment.
At weddings, I am very discreet. I only have one goal: to capture the best moments in a photojournalistic way, i.e. as they happen, without intruding. I am however there when needed: to figure out the details, to position people in group photos or to guide the lucky couple during their private shoot. I shoot a couple at a wedding exactly how I do in a regular shoot, meaning that I use natural posing. I capture you at your very best during authentic moments.
Absolutely. You will find pictures of recent weddings I covered on my blog. They will allow you to see all the moments that make up a wedding photoshoot, from the preliminary planning to the minute details, from the ceremony to the reception.
Pretty simply, in fact. We begin by meeting to discuss the wedding. This free meeting will allow you to see how I work and to express your expectations for the wedding photoshoot. The meeting can take place at my studio, at your house (depending on the distance) or on Skype. Indeed, I have clients from all over, so I cannot always meet them in person. We then choose the best option according to your budget and your priority.
If you decide to hire me for your big day, I ask for a non-reimbursable deposit of 50% in order to reserve the date and start the artistic process. Engaged couples usually schedule six months to two years in advance, so I hope I will be available for your wedding.
You’ll find the different wedding collections I offer here.
In other words, I do not transform your physique or that of your guests. I have a very journalistic style of photography, which means that I do retouch the pictures extensively. I do not remove an element, change someone’s appearance or any similar modification. This kind of involved modifications can be bought separately. Do not hesitate to discuss it with me further in our initial meeting.
FASHION, GLAMOUR AND ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
The shoot happens at my studio or another location of your choice. I will be there to guide through the whole thing: make-up, hair, clothes and poses. Do not worry, I am really used to work with clients for whom this is their first photoshoot.
Postproduction includes fashion-style retouching, without altering the subject.
I recommend calling on the services of a make-up artist, hairdresser and/or stylist willing to collaborate with us on the project.
I usually suggest calling on the services of a make-up artist and a hairdresser to collaborate with us on the project and elevate it. The postproduction I do for this kind of shoot is either advanced portrait retouching or fashion retouching, according to the needs of the project. Photomontages can also be created for certain projects
COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Commercial photography can help you gather all the pictures you need for your websites, flyers, press releases, internal memos, ads, invoices, online stores and many others.
AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT
What happens varies slightly depending on the type of shoots:
After such a shoot, I select the 12 best shots. If you liked what you saw in my portfolio, the selected shots will be similar, no problem. 3 to 4 weeks after the shoot, I will either give you a thumb drive or I will send you a link to download your pictures online. Afterward, you will be able to order prints of your pictures.
Regular, Adventure and Glamour Shoots
These shoots let you choose the shots you want to keep. Therefore, I will send you a private link to an online gallery 2 to 3 days after the shoot. 3 to 4 weeks after you selected your favorite shots from the gallery, I will either give you a thumb drive or I will send you a link to download your pictures online. Afterward, you will be able to order prints of your pictures.
Commercial and Fashion Shoots
What happens after these shoots varies greatly from one client to another and depends on the exact nature of each project. I will be able to give you more precise details during the shoot. Generally speaking, I send you a private link to an online gallery and you select the shots you want to keep. The length of the postproduction process will be determined beforehand depending on how much work is needed.
I am passionate about printing! Why do a photoshoot if you cannot see the result? That is why I prioritize prints and why it is important to me that these prints be of high-quality. Professional-grade printing really makes a difference: both the colors and the paper will be perfect and will resist the ravages of time.
I offer many high-quality prints: prints on archive-quality paper (which does not degrade with age), framed prints, signature albums, hardcover albums, magazine prints on canvas (with a textured frame, like a painting), folios, boxes and others. You can see all about it on my printing page.
Who am I? A simple gal (I think). I love nature, mountains (I adore them) and the saxophone (which I’ve been playing since I was a 12-year old cadet). I am also the mother of Tobias, the most beautiful baby boy in all the world. Ah, also, my hair is very colorful, so don’t be surprised when you see me! The exact color depends on my mood – I’ve had them red, orange, blue and purple.
I mainly do portrait photography because of the connection I have with people. I am specialized in fashion photography and commercial photography.
- Business portraits
- Casting / headshot portraits
- Fashion photography
- Beauty shots
- Portfolio shots (for modeling agencies)
- Editorial photography
- Advertising photography
- Commercial photography (portraits, objects, food, etc.)
- Corporate photography
- Fantasy photography
In addition, I do a number of different portrait photoshoots (all in a natural style) including, but not limited to:
- Couple portraits (engagement, wedding, boudoir)
- Graduation portraits
- Boudoir portraits
- Glamour portraits
- Adventure photography (in a forest, on a mountain, etc.)
- Family and baby portraits
Do not hesitate to discuss your project with me!
No, in the sense that that the concept won’t be the same. People won’t be acting the same way, the location will be different, and so will the lighting. It is impossible to do the same thing twice. Take for example a sunny wedding and a cloudy one. Even if I applied the same colorization process (or filter) to both cases, the results would differ greatly. Light is a crucial element that varies enormously from one shoot to the next.
Commercial/corporate photography works the same way. In commercial photography, the idea is to sell the company that hires you. Each project is therefore studied and conceptualized to best represent the business. The results consequently vary wildly from one client to the next. This is perfect because it means that the resulting pictures will support the company’s brand and image.
To schedule a photoshoot, simply contact me through my contact page. You can also reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 418 226 6225. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your timeslot and begin the creative process.
How long in advance you should schedule a professional photoshoot depends on the type of photoshoot and on the time of the year. I always recommend scheduling at least a few weeks in advance for commercial and portrait shoots and months to years in advance for wedding shoots. I could be available for a shoot scheduled less than a week later, but I cannot guarantee I will.
Each picture comes with its own usage license, the content of which you will be informed of when signing the contract before shooting begins.
I should soon begin to offer photography workshops in Beauce.