Thank you for visiting my site. Hopefully you saw a few images that inspired you.
I enjoy photographing a wide variety of images and subjects. For example, I took a series of black & white photos of the beach. I captured artistic shots of driftwood, seaweed, snow and anything that washed up on the beach. While my interests are diverse, I specialize in photographing people in a fashion context.
Below are the categories of services I offer. Visit my Contact page to ask questions or to schedule a time to meet for coffee, tea or lunch. We’ll use the time to get acquainted so I can determine if I can help you.
Cell phone snapshots capture the moment with family, friends and loved ones. I’ve seen many out stretched arms and group photos taken by helpful waitresses. However, if you want a photo that tells a story, captures a mood or conveys a feeling, that’s where I can help.
Ninety-five percent of the women featured on SidewalkRunway have never modeled. I estimate fifty percent consider themselves camera shy. If you’re ready for a little focused attention, we can plan a fun session together. During the shoot I can show you a few simple poses to show off your smile, outfit and figure.
I do not own a studio or employ a make-up artist. Natural light and lite make-up is very flattering. While shooting outsite can be tricky, cloudy skies are great for soft even lighting. However, rainy days require ingenuity and a bit of luck.
Prices start at $200 and include concept planning, shopping (if necessary), two outfits and two locations (within walking distance). Prices increase for additional services. A four day booking notice is appreciated and full payment is due on the date of the shoot. The price includes edited images of the shoot and minor Photoshop touch-ups. On average, images will be delivered within a week of the shoot.
Click the links below to view my work:
Are you creating a website or launching a new collection? If so, I would love to see current samples of your work over coffee, tea or lunch. If we agree to collaborate, I will be inspired to take multiple angles to capture the craftsmanship and unique details of your outfits.
Prices start at $375 for collections of 10 – 15 pieces. In ideal conditions I will be able to capture full length shots (front & back) and close up details (front or back). Even lighting, adequate space to position myself and experienced models all contribute to ideal conditions. It’s assumed a media pass and access to the Media Pit will be provided. Prices increase for larger collections and shows requiring travel beyond downtown Vancouver. A 1 – 2 week booking notice is appreciated and 50% deposit is required on the day of the runway show. The price includes edited images of the show and minor Photoshop touch-ups. On average, images will be delivered within 1 -2 weeks of the show at which time the remaining 50% payment is due.
I’ve photographed many runway shows. Click the links below to view highlights of my work:
- S/S 2013 Pinghe Collection – Vancouver Fashion Week October 2012
- F/W 2012 Prophetik Collection – Eco Fashion Week April 2012
- F/W 2012 Arthur Mendonca Collection – Toronto Fashion Week March 2012
- S/S 2012 Shilmel Zagvar Fashion Center – Vancouver Fashion Week November 2011
- S/S 2012 Vawk Collection – Toronto Fashion Week October 2011
I can mingle with your guests (or audience) to capture memorable moments of your speech, performance or event. Let’s meet for coffee, tea or lunch to discucss the logistics of your event.
Prices start at $200. A 1 – 2 week booking notice is appreciated and 50% deposit is required on the day of the event. The price includes edited images of the show and minor Photoshop touch-ups. On average, images will be delivered within 1 -2 weeks of the show at which time the remaining 50% payment is due.
Click the links below to view highlights my work:
- Powell Street Festival – August 2012
- Canada Day Flamenco performance – July 2012
- Halloween on Granville St. – October 2011
- Greek Tragedy Play – September 2011
During and After the Photo Shoot
A photo shoot is like shopping for a new outfit.
- Grab an armful of cute possibilities off the rack.
- Try on each outfit in front of the change room mirror.
- Segregate your outfits into “yes”, “maybe” and “no” piles.
- Keep the “yes” outfits that make you look & feel hot and return everything else.
Here’s how that relates to your photo shoot:
- The Photo Shoot
During your shoot I’ll take LOTS of photos of you to capture a couple dozen flattering, natural and spontaneous images.
- Photo Review
Inevitably I might capture a few unflattering images such as: closed eyes, windblown hair and distracting background objects etcetera. When I’m reviewing your photos, I’ll delete these images. They don’t serve any purpose and more importantly, I don’t want you to feel self-conscience.
- My Selection
Once I’ve narrowed my selection to a manageable number, I might use Photoshop for minor touch-ups. Next, I’ll add © SidewalkRunway.com (my copyright information) to each image I use. Then I’ll send you an e-mail and attach the photos I’ve used. This will give you an opportunity to comment on how I’ve portrayed you.
- Your Selection
Given the quantity and size of each image it’s not practical to e-mail more than a few images. Therefore, I’ll schedule a time when we can meet at a coffee shop. I’ll show you all of the photos (that I haven’t deleted). While there’s no limit on the number of photos you can keep, like the shopping example above I will kindly ask you to narrow your selection to the best of the best. If your selection is small, I can add the copyright information at the coffee shop and save the images to your flash drive. If your selection is large, I will need to schedule a follow-up meeting and add the copyright information at home.
Nowadays, people download and exchange music and photos with any thought to who invested money, time and energy to create the work. Adding © SidewalkRunway.com, my (copyright information) to each image allows me to promote myself as the owner.
Lastly, while you might not model for a living, a Model Release is needed because it gives me your permission/consent use your likeness.