I currently use the Nikon D750, with the Nikon D700 and D90 as backup.
What lenses do you have?
All Nikon. 35mm 1.4 (my favourite), 50mm 1.8, and 18-105mm.
How many megapixels is your camera?
The D700 is 12.10 megapixels. My images can be blown up to poster size and still remain in excellent quality. I also shoot in RAW digital format.
What kind of portraits to you shoot?
Weddings, special events, proms, model portfolios, head shots, families, couples, engagements, animals, individuals, bands, etc. I prefer to shoot outdoors in natural light. I don't work out of a studio, and at this time I do not shoot newborn sessions. (However, contact Linda Yolanda for beautiful, indoor studio children's photos.)
What are the prices of your sessions?
-$200 for an individual
-$300 for a couple
-$300 for immediate family & small groups
(under 5 people)
-$400 for extended family & large groups
Wedding coverage begins at $2,000
How long will our photo shoot be?
Usually about an hour to an hour and a half. For prom, time will vary. Wedding coverage depends on what package was purchased.
How many photos will I get?
You will receive a minimum of 100 high resolution, fully edited .jpeg images on a disc. Foto Art in Owen Sound does a wonderful job of printing.
When will my photos be posted on the blog?
I try to have a "sneak peek" blog posted a week after our session. However, during my busy season it can take up to a month.
When will I receive my CD?
It usually takes between 3 and 5 hours to completely edit a portrait session, and 5-15 hours to finish a wedding. I try to have my images ready for delivery two weeks from the session date, but sometimes in my peak season it can take between 3 weeks to 2 months depending on how busy I am.
Will the photos I receive on the disc have a watermark?
Absolutely not. I only watermark and downsize my images for online purposes!
What should I wear to my photo shoot?
I always say, whatever you feel comfortable and confident in! But here are some great links you should check out:
How many weddings have you photographed?
I worked for a year with an amazing Hamilton photographer as her apprentice. Not including the weddings I shot with her, I have photographed 35 beautiful weddings as of December 2013.
Do you bring a second shooter to weddings?
Always! And that is included in the wedding package price. As well as GST/HST.
How long have you been in business?
I started Taylor Rebecca Photography when I was 19 in June of 2010. For more information on this story check out the "About" tab.
Where do you suggest we shoot our photos?
This is a big question I always get. I want the location of the photo shoot to reflect my clients' personalities and provide a beautiful backdrop for their images. Here is a complete guide to my favourite spots in the Bruce, Grey, and South Bruce Peninsula area, including blog links to previous sessions I've shot there. Blog links will open a new window so you can keep reading this post.
Also, the best time to shoot is 1 to 2 hours before the sun sets. That time of day provides, soft, dreamy, golden light that isn't harsh like high noon can be.
Owen Sound Area:
Morland Mansion - A beautiful old european stone mansion with sprawling gardens, statues, rustic barns, and a hedge maze. I've shot here about 11 different times and it never gets boring! Clients featured in link: West Hill's Senior Prom 2012
Feed Mill - A neat rustic building with stone walls and weathered wood. Clients featured in link: Hannah Cassidy
Old Jail - Don't worry, it's not in use anymore. I love the stone fence. Clients featured in link: Mike and Jill's surprise proposal
Bayshore Arena - The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Center provides manicured grounds beside the water that makes for great photos. Clients featured in link: Tamming Family
Harrison Park - Forests, bridges, rivers, trails, playgrounds... a classic shoot location! Clients featured in link: Gateman Family
Inglis Falls - Pretty forest trails, an old barn-like structure, topped off with a huge waterfall. Clients featured in links: Derek & Christine, and Jamie as Snow White
Sauble Falls Provincial Park - Normally I combine this location with the beach 5 minutes away to integrate the beauty of the falls and forests with the peacefulness of North Sauble Beach. Clients featured in link: Shelby & Steve
North Sauble - The beauty of Sauble Beach added with a rocky pier at the mouth of the Sauble River. Clients featured in link: Brad & Leah's engagement
My parents' farm - Located near Sauble Beach... fields, forests, stone walls, rustic barns, split rail fences, and gravel roads. Also check out this blog link. Clients featured in links: Autumn & Sherry, Angela's porfolio
Chief's Point - Just on the other side of the Sauble River... a rocky point on the shore of Lake Huron. Client featured in link: Joshua
Spirit Rock - Near Wiarton. An old historic mansion ruin on the edge of a cliff overlooking Georgian Bay. Also check out this blog link. Clients featured in links: Nicole & Brian, Courtney & Travis
Southampton: Since Southampton is so small I normally incorporate two or more of these locations into one session.
Scubby's Point Lighthouse - A pretty lighthouse on Lake Huron. The sandy beach is just steps away. (Link also includes Southampton Market and Port Elgin Harbour examples.) Clients featured in link: Shelby & Kristen's Engagement
Southampton Museum - A historic building that has been recently renovated. Amazing architecture. (Link also includes Lighthouse examples.) Client featured in link: Hannah Cassidy
Southampton Market - Old brick walls with colourful sheet metal. (Link also includes Lighthouse and Museum examples.) Clients featured in link: Derek & Bobbie's Engagement
Southampton Amphitheatre - A stunning locations featuring an old church, grand stone staircases, beautiful gardens, and a view of the Saugeen River. Also check out this blog link. Clients featured in links: Cumming Family, Elyse
Macgregor Point Provincial Park - Trails, forests, wooden walkways, and the wild beach. Can't go wrong with this spot! Clients featured in link: Shawn & Caitlin's engagement
Port Elgin Beach & Harbour - Just how it sounds! A perfect summer photo location. Clients featured in this link: Matt & Nicole