about our portraits

Sometimes later becomes never... Do it now!

The studio portrait experience has changed dramatically in the last few years. When you book a session with Seadance you are in for a real treat! I’m excited to collaborate with you to create a look that you’ll love, {even if you can’t quite explain what you are looking for…}

Details like hair and clothing really count but most important to me is that you are comfortable with me, so that when you are in front of the camera you feel at ease.  I believe everyone can be ‘photogenic’ when they are relaxed and enjoying themselves!

“And really, the pictures captured what I was dreaming about but couldn’t quite explain in words….you really got it! ~ Michele”

There is no minimum order. My ‘a la carte’ prints begin at $79, I offer beautiful packages including canvas and luxurious hand made folio boxes PLUS every print you purchase will also be given to you in digital.  For example if you want 3 images  and a session with makeup it would cost around $500.

It’s my job to create images of you that you’ll LOVE and want in your life!  I am  transparent about my pricing and will happily share my current Price Guide with you before you book, please call or email me  for more information, I will happily to share every detail with you!

How our sessions work

Our session fee includes the following services

comox photographerBegin with the end in mind

So you’ve decided that now it the right time to have portraits made but have you considered what you are going to do with them after the session? At Seadance we begin with this in mind.

Your session fee includes a studio visit to meet the photographer, to have a close look at the beautiful display options and talk about how you visualize these photos in your home.

Whether it’s a single iconic portrait, an album, a folio box collection or a wall gallery, knowing what you are drawn to helps us cater your portrait session more specifically.

Bonus – Every print you purchase also receive the corresponding digital file. We want you to be happy with your session and know that sharing files is an important way to connect with family and friends.

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 Pre Session Consultation

This short meeting usually takes place at the Studio and is your opportunity ask any questions you may have, plan wardrobe, and see the types of display options we have to offer.

At this point people often ask about clothing choices, who they want to be photographed with, or what the makeup might look like. We’ll cover it all and we can’t wait to meet you!

Don’t forget to bring photos of your walls so we can collaborate on ideas that will work best for your decor.

seadance obryan-9706Professional Makeup!

When was the last time you did something like this just because? Having your makeup done before your session adds polish and enhances your features. We work closely with you so that you are happy with your make-up and even a woman who doesn’t normally wear any can be confident that she’s going to look amazing.

Step out a little… explore your SELF!

Portrait Session

This is your time to shine! Your  session takes place in the comfort of the Studio or at a location that is meaningful to you.   Our desire for you is that you enjoy the experience and that the memory of your day will be as long lasting and enjoyable as the portraits themselves.

Session Fee

Session fee – $150
Add Make-up – $50

Please, don’t be shy, I would love to chat with you and talk about your ideas! This will give us a chance to get to know each other and you the opportunity to see my studio, browse through my wardrobe, learn what happens on the day of a photo shoot and ask questions about products and pricing. There is never an obligation to book a session, but if you are confident that I’m the photographer for you, I will be happy to help you select a date for your special day!

My contact information is here

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Empower yourself ~ Leave a legacy

Start designing your session now

Have you left a ‘love note’ for your future self (or generation)?

Most of the images taken today are for instant gratification. They are uploaded to social media straight from a camera or phone with the picture never actually existing as a physical artefact.

How are you passing on your family heritage? Printed portraits more important to us now than ever before.

Courtenay Portrait Photographer