FAQ

Do you specialize in any specific type of photography?

I specialize in natural light photography–families, newborns, pets, etc.

Where are you based?

I am based in Richmond, BC, and I service the lower mainland (Vancouver and it’s surrounding cities). I am flexible so please contact me about where you would like to have a session.

Do you have a studio?

I am an on-location, natural light photographer, so my portrait sessions are conducted outdoors at a location of your choice. For newborn sessions however, they are conducted in the comfort of your own home.

Can you recommend any locations for my session?

I have a list of locations I like to use, but am always looking for new ones to explore as well! I want to work with my clients to figure out the best location for them--whether it is a favourite spot (beach, area of the city or country), or that house that has been in the family forever, etc.

What forms of payment do you accept? Do you require a deposit?

I accept many forms–cash, debit & credit cards, and PayPal. There is a $50 deposit fee required when booking your session to lock it in, which will be deducted from your full session fee. This fee is paid via PayPal. The rest of your session fee is required at the beginning of your session.

What time are most sessions done at?

I typically like to do sessions in what us photographers call, the golden hour. This is about 2 hours before the sun sets. I also do sessions in the morning, around when the sun is rising, for the best lighting with no harsh shadows, etc. However, we can also work around your schedule.

How long does the typical session last?

Typically, my full portrait sessions last around an hour. Newborn sessions can be anywhere from 2-5 hours, because of any changes, feedings or any other breaks for the baby that are needed.

How early should I book my session?

I am a part-time photographer and tend to photograph more on weekends so booking a session 1-2 months in advance is the best to ensure you get the date you want.

How do I go about booking a newborn session?

Please let me know when your due date is – I recommend booking as far in advance as possible in order to secure a spot. I do all newborn shoots on weekends, so I only take 2-3 newborn shoots a month. Mom’s email/text/call (whatever is easier for the new parents!) me when baby has arrived and we do a shoot normally the weekend after!

What should we wear?

Once you’ve booked your session, I will send you a dress guide in my welcome packet to all clients. You can also text or email me ideas if you need help, or I can even come to you, and help you look in your closet(s) for ideas! I know that figuring what to wear is hardest part, but be sure to wear clothes that represent you and who you are--I want you to be comfortable! Feel free to bring a change of clothing.

What do we bring to the session?

For family and/or children photo sessions: outfit changes, a drink, favorite toy, special stuffed animal. Please make sure your little one has been fed and had a nap before the photo session for a more comfortable and positive experience. Don't forget to feed yourself! :)

What happens after my session? How long until we receive the photos?

I eagerly like to look at the photos as soon as I get home, and usually have a teaser up on my Facebook wall within days, or even hours. As for the rest of your photos, it typically takes 2-3 weeks, as I am very particular in my editing to each individual photo.

Can I buy prints from you? How do I do that?

I normally send the digital files to you via DropBox, but if you don’t have that, I will give you the photos on a USB drive in the mail or in person, whichever works best for you. However, if you would like quality prints and am not sure on where to get those printed, I have a price sheet I can send you and can get the prints, canvases, etc you want in a timely fashion.

Do I own the copyright?

The original copyright is owned by Renee Stewart

What can you do with your photos?

You can make prints, albums, post them online and anything for your own personal use.

What can't you do with your photos?

You can't sell them, crop them, re-edit them, profit from them in any way or distribute them to vendors.