You will be guided through Four Simple Steps


The first stage of your portrait photography experience begins with a complimentary portrait planning session.  I prefer if we can meet at my studio so you can see my work and products in person.  We can also chat on the phone or exchange ideas through email if that is your preference.


We will discuss your goals for your portraits and chat about your your family to get to know who will be photographed.  Keeping your home decor in mind, we will decide on background, clothing and props if any.


When you arrive for the session, you will be fully prepared and the results will be the best they can be. You will already have in mind what you'd like to purchase, and have an understanding of the investment involved.


The Session Fee is collected at this time to reserve your appointment.



This is the fun part! I make sure everyone is relaxed and enjoys themselves.  The average session takes around one hour.  Up to three hours are reserved for newborns to allow for cuddling, feeding, and changing. In any case, you are never rushed and we take the time to make sure we get the best images possible. 


I encourage everyone to relax and be themselves.  I have many tricks and occasional silliness for children....or even parents if they require it :-)


I can't emphasize enough to not stress about your kids behaviour.  Kids will be kids.  I love a good challenge!  If they are having a particularly bad day we will simply reschedule, although it rarely comes to this.



This is also fun!  You get to come back to the studio and view the result.  Your images are displayed on my large screen.  Online viewing and ordering is available, however I strongly recommend in person viewing and ordering.


Your images will have already been carefully edited to show the best of the best.  I will guide you with suggestions to help make the decision making process as painless as possible!


Everyone involved in decision making must be at this session.  I recommend children are not in attendance so you can concentrate and enjoy the experience without distraction.  Make is a date night!


A deposit of 50% is required before your order is put into production.  There is a $25 fee if a second appointment is required or if your online gallery needs to be republished.



After the order has been placed and deposit received, your images will be carefully enhanced and prepared.  Printed images are created on fine art Giclee or traditional photographic paper which archival ratings of 100 years.


2 to 3 weeks later you will be contacted to come and pick up your finished portraits, allowing you to show off and admire your new art.

 I totally understand the desire to share your new portraits on social media!  You will receive low resolution versions of any images you have ordered for online sharing by email. 


The balance is paid at this time.  This completes the Portrait Process at Vessey Studio.