You Want Killer Photos for Your Business

You've Come to the Right Place

 

You Want Killer Photos for Your Business

You've Come to the Right Place

Let's be real here.

You don't work your tail off to build an awesome business just to have your photos fall flat.

When you exist in an online world (don't we all nowadays?), your images are the the most important first impression you'll make. From your online shop or your website to Instagram and Pinterest, your photos (and the quality of them) communicate A LOT about your worth and value. Better photos = better sales.


It's that Simple.

Kudos to you for being ready to invest in stunning photos that reflect your brand and products, showcase the high level of quality you bring to the table, and increase your sales + income.  You, my friend, are about to take your biz to a whole new level of awesome. I'm a brand and product photographer.  It's my job to create images that reflect the true quality and vibe of your brand.  Great photos of you, your space, and your products are going to tell your target audience that:


  • You are awesome
  • Your products or services are awesome
  • Their lives will be so much more awesome if they buy your stuff

Read on to learn more about my services & packages.  Want to skip to a specific section?  Click below to find out more.

Brand Photography

For service-based creative entrepreneurs

Brand portraits, photos of your space, and custom stock photos are going to add some serious cred to your online presence.  You are the face of your biz and your brand.  You know as well as I do that most of the time, people hire you because they connect with you.  Your brand portraits are an opportunity for you to show your target audience just who you are – your personality, authenticity, and general awesomeness.  Your photos will connect you with right people; those who are drawn to the kind of person you are.

This super inclusive brand photography package is an investment that fulfills all your needs.

Brand portraiture, lifestyle images, and custom styled images for your website, social media sites, and whatever else you may need them for, the photos will create a stunning collection of images for you to draw on time and time again.  They are a one-of-a-kind tribute to the empire you're building.


  • Half day shoot (4 hours)
  • Brand Portraits + Lifestyle images
  • Custom styled images (flat lays, brand-specific styled imagery)
  • Images of your office, studio, and/or brick-and-mortar shop
  • Full collection of edited, high resolution images
$2200+HST

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Product Photography

For product-based creative entrepreneurs

Give your customers the chance to get to know your products from afar with top-notch product images.  When on-line shopping, customers don't have the option to touch, feel, and try out products.  The images have to fill in these gaps and make customers feel connected with the product.  Styled images, flat lays, clean images on white backgrounds, and images of your products in action through lifestyle photos will all do just that.

Through a Skype/Google Hangout session, we'll talk about your brand, product(s), and vision for the images.  From there, you'll send me your products and I will photograph them here in my studio, or at an appropriate location.  I work with clients from all over the world so geographic location is not a barrier.  We can do it. We have the technology.

The clean, white background package
  • Up to 10 products (additional products optional for subsequent fee)
  • Photographed on white background (other colours available)
  • Three angles + a close-up detail shot of each product
  • Edited high resolution images
  • Perfect for product listings
$1000+HST
The complete package
  • Up to 10 products (additional products optional for subsequent fee)
  • Photographed on white background (other colours available)
  • Two brand-specific tastefully styled images of each product
  • Lifestyle photos of your products (with a model and/or in action)
  • Perfect for listings, website, social media feeds, catalogues, features, etc.
  • Includes allowance for obtaining appropriate styling props + model's fee
$2450+HST
The styled Package
  • Up to 10 products (additional products optional for subsequent fee)
  • Photographed on white background (other colours available)
  • Two brand-specific, tastefully styled images of each product
  • Edited high resolution images
  • Perfect for product listings, website, and social media feeds
  • Includes allowance for obtaining appropriate styling props
$1750+HST

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Image Audits + Consultations

You're a DIY kinda gal (or guy), and I dig that. Sometimes you just need a little guidance.

Shop Image Audits

Shop image audits are a thorough evaluation of your shop's images, including quality style, and overall sales effectiveness.  A comprehensive report with action items will be delivered via video and will help you get started on bringing your photos to the level needed to attract customers and increase sales.


$149
Photography Consultations

Includes a thorough evaluation of your shop's product imagery, including quality, style, and effectiveness. Following the evaluation, we will have a one-on-one video call where I will provide detailed feedback on your images, and together will we establish a thorough plan tailored to you to bring your product photos to the level necessary to succeed in selling your products and improve the overall aesthetic of your shop. Discussion will include your specific products, your current equipment and recommendations for upgrades within your budget, how to get most of your current photography setup, how your setup can be improved to make your process easier and photos better, and best editing practices for you.


$279

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  • It's summer, and I'm going to step away from this scene (my computer) for a while.
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Oh, you'll still hear from me here, on my blog, and in my Facebook group, but I'm making a conscious effort to do less work and have more fun. I've got a busy fall ahead of me so it's time to rest and recharge.
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This is off topic from product photography, but definitely not from business. Do you take time to relax and recharge? What do you do? I'm looking forward to beach days with my little one, tending to my garden, and reading lots of books. 😊🌹🏖️📖
  • Strawberry season is wrapping up around these parts and I am sad because oh my... Nova Scotia strawberries are THE BEST.
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But let's talk about this photo.
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I snapped this after dinner when the inspiration hit. I used my white washed wood vinyl backdrop, natural light, and a foam board board for bouncing light. To be honest, the light sucked. It was in the evening, long after the sun has left the front side of my house and the light that came in through the window was low and cool.
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Nothing editing can't fix though! I popped this sucker into Lightroom, brightened the image, and warmed it up (a lot), and now it looks like it was taken under near perfect lighting conditions. The beauty of editing is really so awesome.
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Has editing ever saved a photo of yours? Tell me about it!
  • I just had to share this face. It's my favourite little face (even when it's cover in peanut butter). This little one is my VP in charge of cuteness, laughs, and cuddles (even if he is too independent to cuddle with his Mama anymore).
  • Let's talk about showing scale!
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Showing scale in your product photo is REALLY important for most things. Unless you sell a product whose size is widely recognized and understood (like a pen or a pencil), then you should somehow demonstrate the size of you product.
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But this should be done carefully. PLEASE don't put a quarter in your photo to show scale. That is sooo "cheap ebay knockoff". You're better than that. Your product is better than that.
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What's my favourite way to show scale? I'm glad you asked! Remember that time like 6 seconds ago when I mentioned those widely recognized and understood sized items? Use one of those for props, as pictured here. Also, big thanks to my student Beth from @rockinyournotebook for sending me this freakin' gorgeous notebook to photograph!
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Another simple way to show scale is to use an actual human. Hands, face, have them model it or hold it... Doesn't have to complicated. (see yesterday post for an example)
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How do you show your product's size in your photos?
  • Let's play a game!
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Who can guess my lighting setup for this photo?
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I'm also going to use this photo to do a little self-critique, pointing out some flaws so that you can learn from them.
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(Full disclosure, this was a photo I took for the purpose of this post)
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Here's what I don't really like. The label is a bit too reflective (a little shine is fine, but parts of it are hard to read). Also my hand looks weird, which the heel of my hand looking too large. Did you know that whatever is closest to the camera appears larger than things that are farther away? Yeah. That's why I look like my wrist is giant and my fingers are tiny.
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What I do like about this photo is that the lighting is fairly even and I am showing the scale of the container by holding it in my hand.
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Now back to that lighting setup - what do you think it is? If you get the answer right, I'll drop your name and shop in an IG story and you'll get full bragging rights! #worthit
  • Ahhhh, time. The most valuable currency we have, especially when it comes to running your own business. The phrase "time is money" is totally legit when you're a business owner, amiright?
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Question for ya - how much time do you spend taking photos of your products? Does it take you as long as it took to create the product in the first place? Longer? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As a handmade seller, you should make it a goal to take and edit great product photos as fast as possible. Your product photography process should be efficient and streamlined.  I am ALL about helping my students master a simple and quick process for their product photos. Because hey, time really IS money.
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Here are a few tips to help you speed up that product photography process:
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- Whenever possible, take photos of several of your products at once. Setting aside a day or afternoon as "photo day" can maximize the time you spend taking photos. You can set up your shooting area, have all of your props on hand, and focus in on your photos for a few hours.
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- Bulk edit. Once you've taking a whole bunch of photos at once, you can load your photos into a program like Lightroom and apply the same edits to a whole bunch of photos at the same time. You might have to go back and tweak a few here and there, but it's a massive time saver.
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- Be prepared. Kinda obvious, but totally valid. Have your battery charged, space available on your memory card or phone, all of your props clean, on hand, and ready for use, your product clean/polished/steamed, and your lighting setup ready to rock.
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All that being said, the biggest time saver is confidence in knowing what you're doing. Learning and practice is what it's all about! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Got any other time saver tips? I'd love to hear them!

And speaking time, my product photography course Snap, Sell, Succeed is currently open for a very special and brief birthday enrollment AND it's $100 off until the end of the day. Check it out via the link in my profile!hi
  • Let's chat a bit about using props in your product photos.
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The key to successfully including props in your product photos is for your product to totally remain the star of the show. There shouldn't be a question about what's for sale, no where else for the eye to linger, and nothing else in the photo that should steal attention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Carefully choosing props is crucial (they should be a good fit for your product and brand), but placement is what determines if your product will pop or not. There are a few tricks that help with this.
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One, make your product fill more of the frame than any of your props. Two, make your product (literally) the center of attention. It should be centered in the frame of the image. A couple of other tricks to make sure your product stands out - have the props be in the background and out of focus (like in this photo), or have them peaking in from outside the frame. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tell me - what props do you use? How do you make sure your product is the star of the show?
  • I interrupt my regularly scheduled programming to get mushy talk about this guy. My best friend, partner, and generally best guy I know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He's the behind-the-scenes reason why I'm able to teach product photography to makers. There would be no free webinars, product photography challenges, blog posts, YouTube videos, and especially no Snap, Sell, Succeed without him.
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Shortly after having our son, I set my sights on developing SSS. If you're not familiar with it, it's my complete and comprehensive product photography course for handmade sellers. It's a 45+ lecture powerhouse that took weeks to develop.  I worked long hours creating it, while he took care of our newborn. He changed diapers, entertained, comforted, fed, and put to sleep our little bean. I was still there and stepped in when needed, but he was the one who took on the majority of his care.
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He never once complained. Or suggested I work less. Or asked if it would be worth it. He was (and still is) tirelessly supportive, and has done nothing but encourage me and lift me up when I needed it.
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Grateful as hell for this guy (and the little one too!). So now that I've shared Mr. Amy Takes Pictures with you, who's your behind-the-scenes super hero?