What photography services do you offer?
Corporate headshots & personal branding
I offer simple studio headshots. Most of these are taken in my studio located near the Cote-Vertu metro station in Montreal. I also have a portable set-up that I can bring on location to your home or at your office.
No matter what your industry or role is, this photo reflects YOU. “It takes just one-tenth of a second to judge someone and make a first impression” (Wikipedia). So, what do you want people to see when they look at the photo of you? Maybe it’s “I mean business” or “I’m creative” or “I’m confident” or “I’m fun” or “I’m a leader” … you get to decide. I look forward to meeting you to explore your goals and the image you want to convey.
Contemporary studio portraits & outdoor portraiture
Whether you want to celebrate your toddler, tween, or teen, or just focus on YOU being beautiful, I invite you to let me create the photo shoot of your dreams. I especially encourage you, to come experience feeling and seeing yourself as beautiful.
Engagement & weddings
Corporate events & birthdays
I don't know how to pose / I am not photogenic, help!
I give you super easy-to-follow instructions and coach you from your facial expressions down to the placement of your hands. That is part of my job as a professional photographer
A professional headshot should show someone looking relaxed, confident, and approachable-- which can be a bit difficult with a giant camera lens pointing at you. I will never just drop someone in front of a camera without helping them get the best smile. Each person is coached into different poses and angles to get the most flattering look from shoulders to hip, and is given cues, tips, and instructions for getting different types of natural-looking smiles and facial expressions. Everyone is different and can look more like themselves from different angles and in different poses, so I will get multiple smiles and angles to choose from- making sure we get it right the first time and each person walks away with a photo they can be proud of.
Do I need a make-up and hair professionals?
It is up to you but I highly recommend a make-up stylist for photoshoots. Your headshot needs to look like your everyday you, so do your hair and makeup like you normally do it. We especially recommend getting a makeup artist if you never wear much makeup or haven’t liked the way your self-applied makeup has looked in past photos, or if you tend to have a lot of redness or rosacea that needs to be color-corrected with makeup for a photo.
How do I style myself and what do I wear?
This is one of the most important aspects of planning your photo session. We will go through all the options of clothing for the shoot and I will make suggestions ensuring that all clothing is flattering and really is in line with our vision for the photo shoot.
--MEN: When choosing clothing for your professional headshot: think classic. Pick your favorite suit that fits you well and is preferably a classic dark color like navy blue or gray. Choose a suit that doesn't bunch up when you button it or if you sit down, and a shirt and tie that match each other and the suit. Some ties are too shiny-- try to stay away from really reflective, shiny, silk ties.
--WOMEN: Choose a professional suit or business-oriented outfit that has a classic look: you shouldn’t be able to tell what decade it is in the photo. Don’t choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors, unless you can layer a plain blazer or sweater over it so not much of the pattern is showing and you get just a pop of color.
For jewelry, go for something small, classic, and not very reflective or flashy. Earrings shouldn’t dangle more than an inch from your earlobe. Simpler is always better.
I want a session! How does this work? How long is the delivery?
We’ll start with a consultation via email or phone to know each other, what your needs are and explore how you’d like to be captured.
We will discuss wardrobe choices and styling options.
We will decide on a location and schedule a date.
After a studio session, you’ll get a link to an online proof gallery emailed to you typically within 24-48 hours. Delivery of your final photos will depend on how many photos are being delivered, if you’re doing retouching, it averages at about 3-5 days and you have the option to order prints and albums.
What is the location?
I have a home-studio at Saint-Laurent near the Cote-Vertu metro. (APPOINTMENT ONLY)
For outdoor portraits, the location of the shoot is entirely up to you, and I’m happy to work together to find the best spot. Your local park, playground, or even your own backyard can often yield the most amazing and memorable shots.
Do you retouch your photos?
By default, I edit all of my images (colour, contrast, exposure, etc.) I can also fix some blemishes and other minor distractions.
What form of payment do you accept?
Cash, Interac, Bank e-transfer and credit cards (Visa & Mastercard) & Paypal.