HOW DO I BOOK A PHOTO SHOOT?
The booking process starts with either a phone call or email in which we will outline all the specifics of your project, agree on a price, timeline and execution of photography. We will discuss exactly what it is you want to accomplish, including; timing, usage of images, travel, locations etc. Considering working with me requires me to personally be there, I suggest you have a specific shoot date or timeline in mind and that you contact me with as much advance notice as possible to ensure availability. I can accommodate last minute requests as my schedule allows.
DO YOU SHOOT VIDEO?
Yes we have experience working on video projects. Shooting motion isn't currently our main focus and as such there are no samples online - to view samples and learn more about how we can work together to create cinematically please get in touch.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PORTRAITS AND HEADSHOTS OR DO YOU ONLY SHOOT IN STUDIO?
Most of the time, I bring the studio to you. Environmental portraiture is the mainstay of what I do, that is to say - photographing people in their work environment or location of your choosing. However if a studio is required we use a variety of professional studios in both Hamilton and Toronto. Depending on what the content of the shoot is and where you are located I will secure a space that best suits our needs.
DO YOU OFFER HAIR AND MAKE-UP FOR PORTRAITURE?
We always recommend hair and make up for portraits if budgets and time allow. We do not have MUA (Make Up Artists) on staff, however, I can send you a short list of our favourite MUAs for you to check out. If you have your own MUA, you are of course welcome to use them.
CAN I INCLUDE FULL LENGTH IMAGES IN MY HEADSHOT SESSION?
Yes, absolutely..., within reason. Headshots are priced lower then a typical portrait session because they are intended to be just that "head shots". Headshots include a single edited image, but if you're looking for variety of headshots, full length, 3/4 length etc, perhaps a more traditional portrait session is what you're looking for.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES, HOW DO YOU PRICE A SHOOT?
We offer a wide variety of services. Shoots and campaigns can span a single hour to multiple years depending on what it is you're looking for. With that in mind, I do not post prices online. I always like to know if you have a budget, however to receive a quote email me or use our contact form to get in touch to find out what your specific rate would be.
DO YOU WORK WITH CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS?
Yes we do. Each year we take on a number of charitable photo shoots with either reduced rates or in some cases, pro bono. If you are with a charity or not-for-profit, please get in touch with details so we can start a dialogue about your specific project.
WILL I OWN THESE PHOTOS?
Canadian Copyright Law is such that I will own the copyright to all images taken (same as any photographer within Canada) and I will license them to you either for a specifc time period and territory or in perpetuity. This will all be covered during the quoting stage.
HOW WILL I GET MY IMAGES? ARE THEY RETOUCHED?
Depending on the specifics of your shoot you will either receive an online web gallery of images for selection or just the finals. All final images delivered to clients are retouched and looking their best, ready for print or web applications via FTP site and delivered using a secure link over email.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE? ARE YOU COVERED FOR LIABILITY?
We have full commercial photographers insurance and will be covered should anything happen while on set. Although, in 17 years I am happy to say we are incident free.
DO YOU HAVE WORKING FROM HEIGHTS CERTIFICATION?
Shooting in factories and construction sites are commonplace for us, for that reason Working From Heights certifications are always up to date.