Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m really shy/weird about having my photo taken. What can I do about this?

A: Find a photographer who knows how to make people feel at ease and comfortable. Find a photographer who prefers to work with regular folks instead of models. Find a photographer who loves coaxing that genuine smile... 
Oh wait… you already have!

Q: Where do you shoot?
A: For dating headshots, I shoot on location with natural light. We’re going for a relaxed, casual vibe, and a neutral outdoor location keeps the focus on you. Toronto has an abundance of great public space. These days, I am exclusively shooting in and around Trinity Bellwoods, in downtown Toronto!

Q: Do I get to keep all the photos taken during the shoot?
A: The package includes ten high-res photos. You get to choose these from the 100+ taken during our shoot. I provide a Dropbox gallery of watermarked JPEG previews that you can download and sort through at your leisure.

Q: My profile needs help, fast! How long will it take to get the final photos?
A: I’m quick! Within 2 business days, I’ll upload all the photos from our shoot. You can take as much time as you like to review the images. After you send me your selection, I’ll send you the final, high-res JPEGs within another 2 business days.

Q: What should I wear?
A: The hour long session allows for three different looks, so think about three dates that you would go on. Perhaps you want to try three levels; casual, put-together, and formal. Or maybe you just have three fave date outfits, three favourite shirts, etc. I generally suggest solids over prints, and darker colours over bright ones- but I’m also a big fan of clothes that show your personality. This is about your individuality, and highlighting the things that make you special.
Definitely stick to clothing that you’ve owned and loved for a while. There’s a time and a place to test-drive new threads, and this isn’t it!

Please note- due to COVID-19 I now suggest that you wear a base layer (running shorts and muscle tee, for example) under your clothes, so that you can easily change outfits. Often a change of shirt is all it takes for a totally new look!

Q: Um... how am I supposed to change in the middle of our shoot?

A: Since public washrooms are currently out of service due to COVID-19, I am suggesting simpler outfit changes, where possible, and wearing base layers so that you can change your look... and avoid scandalizing innocent bystanders!

Q: It’s a cloudy day! Should we reschedule?
A: Cloudy days are great for portrait photography! 

Q: Ok, but now it's pouring rain! Should we reschedule?

A: Yes, if the weather is miserable, I have absolutely no problem rescheduling.

Q: There are so many great photos, I can’t choose just 10! Can I have more?
A: Definitely! If we had a really great shoot and you’d like to keep more than the ten included final photos, additional images can be purchased at $30/file.

Q: Can I bring a friend for moral support?
A: Absolutely. I encourage this! Also, if you and your friend both need pics, ask me about my reduced rate for pals who come together. It means that we can get great, candid-looking shots of you in conversation with your friend. 

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