After my sister's family endured two weeks of pink eye, chest colds, and running noses, the coast is finally clear. Snow tires on, I went for a visit yesterday. The weather hovered around zero, the snow melting, a mist formed, so the car ride home was pretty dodgy, but it was worth it!
I've spent the last three months doing several of these shoots and I've been really enjoying the experience. Here's a bit more information on the shoots and of course, some samples from past sessions.
If you're looking for holiday-themed mini sessions or traditional group portraits with everyone beaming at the camera - sadly this is where we'll have to part ways. That type of photography is simply not what I do.
Here's how the 30 in 30 goes: we hang out for roughly 30 minutes (don't worry, I'm not watching the clock) and about a week or two later, you receive roughly 30 really cool images. I will probably ask you to all stand together at one point and attempt to look at the camera, but inevitably, that is never the most memorable image of the bunch. If you're a family, we'll play in the back yard or gather in the living room. If you're a couple or just a bunch of friends who want some fun photos, I'll hang out with you while we listen to music and (hopefully) drink beer.
I firmly believe that this type of photography results in the most lively and dynamic imagery - stuff that you'll actually want to print and look at again, kind of like photos you'd take at a really fun party that you reminisce over later. If you've got kids, the 30 in 30 sessions require almost zero posing time, 99% fun time - so hopefully no meltdowns. Be prepared to have this shoot over before you realize it's started :)
The 30 in 30 images have an energy to them that I think just works. My longer sessions roll out in exactly the same way, there's just room for more people, more places, more things.
My aim with all of my shoots is to have fun, if that's your general ethos in life, we'll probably get along alright :)
$200 for 30 minutes • 30 images • Kingston only
Places I've been, people I've seen.