My process allows you to reflect on and reconnect with all the reasons you started on this path and all the things that keep you moving forward.
The truth is you’re not for everyone, but you’re perfect for more people than you’re currently reaching. An authentic visual strategy is a powerful way to find them.
*Note I take on a limited number of shoots per year so that I can fully support my clients in their time with me.
A consultation/strategy session with me several weeks before your booking
A full day of shooting including a creative assistant to help with your scene setups, prop and wardrobe changes
Up to 500 high resolution, professionally edited images
Your Milanote inspiration board before the shoot
A Visual Strategy PDF after the shoot to keep for future branding needs
Chrystal Mcleod, HARLOW
Closet Shopping + Clothing Styling
Retail Shopping + Clothing Styling
Hair and Makeup (Highly Recommended)
Art Direction (Suggested)
Flat Lays / Product Shoots (must include Art Direction)
Behind the Scenes Reels
Travel and accommodation coordination: We help with scouting, securing and planning your travel, AirBnB or rental property.
Styling co-ordination: We help source, deliver and set up any furniture, props or rentals you require.
Lunch: We know all the best places and are happy to coordinate ordering and picking up lunch for the day of your shoot.
Over the years, I’ve worked with hundreds of talented professionals. Some have fit so well with what I offer they’ve become an integral part of Anastasia Creative. They are the art directors, stylists, hair and makeup artists and assistants who go above and beyond to support you and enhance every aspect of your photography experience. They’re also incredibly kind humans who are lots of fun to spend time with and create with. I’m so excited to offer the following additional services under the Anastasia Creative brand.
The costs of additional services vary. As part of your consultation, I’ll help you decide the best fit for you, your project and your investment.
erin mccann, YASAWA ISLAND RESORT
stacie heron, slh personal stylists
eve laird, eve's crackers
Please reach out as soon as you can if you are wanting to book my services. I book full-day shoots year round in Whistler/ Squamish/ Pemberton and the Lower Mainland. Very occasionally, I can book a shoot with less than one or two months’ notice. Your best bet is to call me if you are working with time restrictions and we can see what we can do.
You can choose to add additional services when you create your proposal. I highly recommend booking hair and makeup, and booking an indoor location where you will be comfortable changing throughout the day. Some clients choose to book an AirBnB, but your home and/or office are also great choices if they have lots of natural light. We can do your booking for you for a coordination fee. You can supply any items you want included in your photoshoot personally however any props, backdrops or additional items that you request us to find will be extra with payment due on receipt after your shoot, but nothing is hidden—ever. Whenever you request extras, I will confirm your costs by email.
I don’t discount my services, however generosity is important to me and I am always looking for ways to give back to our community, especially to support indigenous and/ or women making an impact within our community. Feel free to reach out to me with any special requests.
My preference is always to offer a full day service as that provides the best return on your investment. With a full day, we aren’t rushed and you get so much more content. However, I welcome your inquiries. Once in a while, a half day of shooting opens up, and I will let you know if I think it’s a good fit for your goals with your project.
We offer additional services including hair and makeup, behind the scenes reels, location, props and clothing scouting, styling and art direction. You can choose your extras when you book your date.
Travel expenses within the Sea to Sky—Squamish/Whistler Pemberton are included. Anything outside of the Sea to Sky corridor will be extra. Costs vary depending on whether I’m driving to Vancouver and getting a hotel for the night or jumping on a plane and renting a car. I keep all of my travel receipts and charge a per diem. Please reach out for more information, all costs are agreed upon before travel commences.
If you’ve already put a deposit down on a date, then have to postpone or cancel it for any reason, the deposit is transferable, and we can schedule a new date. Our deposits are non refundable. Please note that there are limited dates available and rebooking your shoot is subject to availability.
These images help people get to know you and your business, so often clients choose to shoot at their home or workplace, or another place they feel inspired. We will go over some of the options in your consultation, but ultimately any place you feel comfortable with lots of natural light will work well. We will use your products, props and clothing to create the atmosphere and mood of your images. We love to support our clients in location scouting and offer a coordination fee to do so. We always try to pick unique locations with natural light and can fit within your budget requirements.
Again, we’ll go into more specifics during your consultation and create a Milanote of options for you to reference. More is always better with outfits because it allows us to create different moods in your images. I recommend a minimum of four to five outfits, plus extras like accessories, shoes, sweaters and jackets for mixing and matching. If you have an item of clothing that you love or has special meaning to you, but aren’t sure how to style it—bring it and we’ll help you!
I am a natural light photographer with twenty years of experience and can make almost all weather conditions work, sometimes with better results than we would have achieved in so-called perfect conditions. However, I am realistic and highly invested in the right quality of light for your project. If I decide the lighting conditions just will not work for what you’re trying to achieve, I will give you as much notice as possible and the opportunity to reschedule for free.
Your consultation provides everything you need to feel prepared and excited about shooting with me. We’ll create a Milanote full of inspiration for your colours, style, clothing, props, location, mood and atmosphere. Most importantly, we’ll tease out the threads of your story that make you unique and showcase your business journey. Your values, beliefs, successes and detours are compelling and should take a central role in your shoot planning. I will help you bring all of this to life.
After the consultation, you will have everything you need to choose/book your ideal location and select your clothing props and extras to bring with you on the day of shooting. I will suggest anything over and above these items that I think is necessary to achieve your goals, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide what resonates with you and fits your budget. We also offer coordination fees if you’d like extra help with your booking, sourcing, shopping and anything else you need help with.
I never require anything of you that you don’t feel comfortable with, but I recommend hair and makeup if it will take the pressure off you, and you’ll find it completely relaxing. The most important thing is that you feel free to be fully present and express yourself. If hair and makeup helps with that…it is so worth it! My hair and makeup artist are incredibly talented, and enhance your experience with so many extras.
You will receive a minimum of 500 high quality professionally edited images in an online gallery that makes it easy for you to save and share your photos.
My style is with minimal alteration to the image. If you’d like me to work with a preset to create a more specific look, then I have a series of darker, styled or more muted edits that are possible. I like to decide this before the shoot, though, as it affects my lighting choices. This will be a discussion during your shoot planning.
Within a week of your shoot, I will share a highlight reel with you with some of my favourite photos. Your full gallery, edited and ready to share will be available within a month of your shoot.
The copyright of the images belongs to me, as is standard in the industry unless we agree to a different arrangement in a writing. The reason for this across the industry is that it prevents clients from selling a photographer’s images to a third party. However, your photos are yours to use in every way possible to promote you and your business, and of course, for you to use personally.
No. I never give raw images because they are unfinished and difficult to transfer. You will receive your images edited and processed as jpeg files in an online gallery that makes saving and sharing easy for you.
No, I’m a natural light photographer.
I don't photoshop people—ever. To be honest, I don’t believe in changing any part of you because it always minimizes you and detracts from your story. You will see your own imperfections more than anyone and maybe even make up ones that don’t exist, but I encourage you to look again, soften your gaze, focus on your message and give yourself the same grace you afford others—this is you, and you are magnificent.
Yes! Of course!
If you’ve read through the FAQ’s and have additional questions, I’d love to answer them for you. Every single one of my clients is different, from how they feel in front of the camera to their personal style and vision. I’ve been photographing people for 20 years and have captured a wide variety of personalities, ideas and projects, but some things remain the same. If I can reassure you about any aspect of this process and help with your decision-making, I would love help. Please book a time to chat with me.
I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play with my family on the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation