Please stay away from bright neon clothing and avoid logos if possible, as they become distracting to the eye. For group photos, it’s best not to mix patterns; I would suggest picking a few colours that go well together and having everyone choose whatever they like from that colour scheme.
Perfect! We shoot real life here, chaos, mess, and all! If you can declutter your space a bit, wonderful, if not, that’s totally fine! Our goal is to capture your life here and now, just as it is!
Absolutely! I love to shoot kids and parents doing an activity together to give everyone a chance to warm up to the camera without having to pose right from the get go. This might help especially if your child is a little shy in the spotlight.
Generally, no. As I shoot mainly lifestyle images, I focus more on candid moments, less on creating styled photos.
Other than a flash and reflector when shooting inside from time to time, I don’t use a lot of lighting equipment. The majority of my sessions just take advantage of the beautiful natural light we have outdoors. I’m a BIG fan of sunrise and sunset sessions which give us all the beautiful golden light we could ask for! That’s definitely where the magic happens.
MATERNITY & NEWBORN SESSION
Generally we try shooting maternity photos between the 27 and 35 week mark, before you get too uncomfortable 😉 If you’d prefer we do the session sooner or take a chance on a later session, let me know!
Let’s start with your due date. We can then block off some possible dates around the time of your due date. When your sweet little one finally arrives, let me know as soon as you can and we will choose a specific date and time for your photo shoot. Ideally, it’s best to do newborn sessions within 2 weeks of birth so that we can capture lots of that snuggly, sleepy phase that’s just so darn cute.
I prefer to receive inquiries and initial bookings via email as I don’t have regular office hours therefore, I might miss your call. From there we can schedule a call to chat further or we can meet for coffee if you live nearby (this option is way more fun)! Any further questions can generally be answered via email (or text if you prefer). I will check in with you again a few days before our shoot to make sure we’re all set!
I’m happy to provide suggestions, but I’m always up for shooting in a new place, so I’d love to hear your suggestions too!
I am currently working on updating my current contract and it will be used for all 2018 photo sessions.
The majority of your photos will be givin in colour but I’m a huge sucker for black and white… they are generally my favourites, so I will send some of those along too.
Of course! I photograph every session booked through my little business and I can’t wait to meet you!
Yes, I have 2 wonderful DSLR cameras and multiple lenses.
I will do everything I can to make sure there is a similarly experienced photographer with a similar photographic style lined up to shoot your session if I am unable to and we are unable to reschedule.
Together we will pick another time/day to reschedule.
Yes, the photos will be colour corrected if necessary and retouched slightly to make sure everyone looks their very best! If you’d prefer not to have your photos retouched, please let me know before our shoot. If there is anything specific you’d like retouched, please let me know that too and I will make sure the necessary edits are done.
I ask for $100 (non-refundable) deposit upfront to book your session date. The remainder can be paid up to 24 hours before the shoot. I accept e-transer, cash, and cheque right now. I am hoping to be able to accept credit card payments via the square in the near future.
In the event that you need to cancel, the $100 booking fee is non-refundable but the remainder of your payment will be refunded provided you give more than 24 hours notice. If you reschedule, your $100 booking fee will cover your new booking fee. If you are unable to give 24 hours notice, your payment in full will go towards rescheduling.
You will receive a few sneak peak images within 2 days of your session to share with your family and friends.
Each online gallery will be delivered within 2 weeks, with the exception of wedding galleries, which will be delivered within 6 weeks.
I will share your images with you via an online gallery where you can download web resolution and print resolution files to share with your family and friends. If you order photo books or prints, etc. they will be mailed out as soon as I receive them. More information on delivery timing will be shared with you then.
Absolutely, please do! I just ask that you tag @krystlesimmonds on instagram and tag Krystle Simmonds Photography on facebook and include mention of your sweet photographer in the caption in both places 🙂 Thank you in advance!
Check out the ‘what I shoot’ pages here on my website to view a wide range of sessions that I have shot.
I took the photography certificate program at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta, in 2015-2016 and launched my business in June of 2015. I continuously take online courses to learn new skills and shoot every chance I get in my personal life as well.