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Fabulous50Plus Portrait Special featuring Linda Clement

_____ Linda is a parenting coach and author. She also does public speaking and editing. She was a former professional softball umpire, and long time La Leche League Canada volunteer.  She loves to draw and paint for fun, and some of her favourite things to do are cooking, eating and travelling. She savours being outdoors and has been a water baby her whole life. Linda has faced her own fair share of life’s challenges. In her mid-teens, her plans for […]

Fabulous40Plus Portrait Special featuring Michelle Poulsen

_____ Michelle works at BC Children\’s Hospital for two Otolaryngologists (Head and neck surgeons). She plays Volley Ball twice a week in the fall and winter season and on the beach during spring and summer – adding in some slow pitch as well. In good weather, you will find her biking about 24km four times a week, and walking with weights and her chocolate lab.   She also enjoys hiking, kayaking and watching her 3 boys do their activities. At […]

Vancouver’s Fabulous50Plus featuring Trudy Potgieter

Trudy enjoys yoga, walking and trying to eat to stay healthy and fit. She works in a clerical position. Some of her most challenging times have come when she first immigrated from her home country of South Africa and falling on hard times. Seeing her mother killed was one of her hardest memories. At 64, she is motivated by always being positive and seeing the glass half full. She believes in getting up, getting dressed and getting on with it! […]

Studio Policies

Session Fees and Location Costs Session Fees Required session fee is due at the time of booking to secure your appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable fee that goes toward your session. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer as well as your design consultation and ordering appointment. All print and digital products  are ordered separately except expressly stated as in headshots mini-sessions. […]

Keeping you safe: re-opening guidelines

First, let me re-asssure you that nothing is changing about making sure that your sessions are seamless and still just as much fun as they would have been pre-pandemic. You are still taken care of every step of the way – I am committed to making it a really memorable portrait experience for you. We are only achieving this aim in a slightly different way. You can now choose for  your design and style appointments to be scheduled virtually. What […]

Why a Branding Headshot could help your business

So how does a branding headshots help your business? In a world where we are constantly bombarded with marketing (TV, Facebook, the internet, etc.) a strong personal brand is one of the easiest ways to distinguish yourself in your market.  For example, are you a small business owner?  Consider how many other businesses like yours (retail, real estate, insurance, law office, etc.) are in your city. How do you stand out? What makes you different? Why should they trust you? […]

Vancouver’s Fabulous50plus featuring Bernadette Saville

Bernie is a health care worker and also a gym rat who loves spending time with family and friends. Her daughter, Camilla  is her motivator because she works hard, has a family and still makes time for herself. Just watching Camilla makes her want to push herself to be better. When her daughter was born and she was alone, she almost felt like she wanted to die but her daughter  gave her the strength to overcome all the fears of […]

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It’s fall already? You gotta be kidding me! :)

Leaves are changing colour, rains are dripping, fall is creeping on us. The fall season is such a magical time of the year, and I love that it ties with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Halloween and many of the holidays leading to the end of the year.  It’s so good also because families come together at this time – and that always wins the holidays. And if you’re like me, it’s time for some updated family portraits.   I have put […]

Much ado about legacy

Last weekend, I was exhibiting at a beautiful summer fair and as with most fairs, I enjoyed meeting chatting with so many people and showing them the possibilities of what could be theirs. I met with a nice family whose dad thinks they can’t have family portraits created because ‘he’s not a picture person’. I smiled at his words, exchanged all the other nice pleasantries and off they went. In my heart of heart, I really wanted to tell him […]

You booked your portrait session…now what?

One of the most daunting item to check off your list when preparing for your portrait session is what to wear. This is why we take all the pressure off you, helping you every step along the way to choosing your wardrobe options. During our pre-session consultation, you will get be able to try out different wardrobe options, colour palettes, etc so we can establish what style fits you and how best you would be photographed. This guide provides general […]