Photography has interested me since receiving my first camera, a Polaroid Impulse, on my 8th Birthday. I became more serious about the practice eleven years ago, and received a BFA from Concordia with a focus in photography, painting, and drawing in 2009.
It fascinates me that every photograph has the ability to freeze a moment in time, and that as a photographer I have the creative power to curate the way it's captured. Shooting for others, regardless of the context, is always an exciting and motivating challenge. My love of natural light, depth of field, and vibrant colours is evident in my portfolio, adding character and life to every shoot. Head over to my testimonials page to get a feel for what it’s been like for my clients to work with me!
I currently reside in Gatineau, Quebec, and am happy to travel anywhere in the Gatineau/ Ottawa region. I am also available to shoot in Montreal, Kingston, and Toronto with an added charge for commute/ transportation expenses. If you are looking to get headshot/ portrait work done and live in the area I can also shoot from my home if an indoor location is preferred.
I currently shoot with a Nikon D7200 and a Nikon D5500. I mainly shoot with a 50mm f/1.8, a 70-200mm f/2.8, and a 35-55mm f/4.0. I also have a digital two flash head kit from Elinchrom for portrait lighting that is transportable.
This is dependent on the type of shoot I have done for you. For event and family shoots, a small preview set of photos will be available within the first week, and the full set of edited, hi-res images will be available 3-6 weeks after the event was shot.
For business or editorial shoots it will vary from contract to contract depending on the time sensitivity of when the photos are required.
I use Pixieset to create a private album that only you, and people of your choosing, can access. You can share or download the entire album, as well as order prints from there.
I edit photos to be clean and corrected. My editing includes colour balancing, lens warp correction, as well as correcting exposure and levels as needed. I will also remove small blemishes/ imperfections/ noise caught on fabrics (such as lint and stray hairs). I will always come to a shoot equipped with a lint roller too, though, just in case. ;)
I also cater to any special editing requests you may have.
Can I get the RAW files from our shoot?
No, I do not share the RAW files. It is standard for photographers not to share the RAW files with clients due to the fact that they are extremely flat and bland looking. If publicly shared, they can damage a photographer’s aesthetic reputation as they haven’t been properly treated. What I do share is all the hi-res JPEGS, as well as the chosen edited ones in hi-res as well.
I noticed you don’t have weddings listed in your service menu anymore?
Correct. There are many factors that led me to give up shooting weddings, but essentially it boiled down to the toll they were taking on my mental health. That being said, I may make future exceptions with shorter shooting time blocks. It’ll be based on an individual case basis.
Once we have the specifics of the contract finalized, I require a minimum deposit (you may pay the full price beforehand, too) of 50%, and the remaining 50% may be paid within the first two weeks afterward. This can be done through e-transfer, a cheque, or cash.
That is dependent on your form of payment.
Feel free to contact me for further details!