We are in the business of creating dreams.
Sometimes they do not quite work out the way we planned them.
Sometimes the human spirit does not go easily into that dark night.
Sometimes even the simplest of messages is the most powerful.
Sorry for not posting in a few weeks peeps. Getting prints and albums out to customers in good time always takes priority, but as the wedding season starts to slow, expect a lot more posts.
We love BW and we love dogs…so what about combining the two. This gentleman only wanted the dog photographed…I insisted we put him in one shot!
Summer is flying by and the fact that I have not posted in a month is an indicator of how busy we are. Lots of cool shots are soon to come.
This is a recent annual report portrait for a major financial firm shot on location. It was kind of fun to shut down an entire bank branch for a morning, but I did feel a little guilty so I crammed in a lot of shooting really fast. Head office must have liked it…I am shooting for them again on Tuesday when I return from the long weekend.
Most people that call or email start by asking us about prices. My guess is that the general public don`t really know where to begin when starting the search for a photographer to cover their wedding, portrait or special event. They could talk about style, mood, talent but they ask about prices because its such a rare purchase that they really don`t know where to start.
We do post some sample packages online on the Wedding Site under Pricing, but even those are just guidelines. Frankly, we customize most of the packages to each clients needs and this can only be done once you sit down with us and look over the countless sizes, finishes, album and frames we can offer.
Portraits are even trickier to price….First off, did you prefer studio shots or on location. Second, can you make it during business hours M-F weekdays or do we need to book it for sunrise at your cottage on Big Rideau Lake. No,its certainly not a big box store approach here…everthing is custom. That said, our least expensive way to get the family together is a weekday studio session in the studio for $95 and a file for your Facebook page for $45…..grand total for a fantastic memory $140.
Sure, people can buy prints, frames, albums and a whole raft of great souvenirs.
An 8 by 10 for example runs $75….
Want us on a Sunday AM at your cottage…now you are looking at $395. Want a 16 by 20 on canvas…that will run $795.
Whether you are booking the simplest headshot in the studio or a shot at your villa…we still put 100% into getting a great image.
They say good news comes in threes…This summer it seems the hottest spot in town for weddings is Brookstreet
I was just digging in my archives for a stock shot and came upon this cover. I believe it is the only cover Macleans ever did featuring a Canadian wedding. In these days of reality TV and covers showing Britney’s private parts this may seem a bit tame…but hey, this is Ottawa and here it was, of course, scandalous.
For some reason I am breaking my own records on magazine editorial work these days….we have shot seven covers in the last month. For this one, my inspiration came from the old fashioned logo for RCA…”his masters voice”…musicians will get it.