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Wedding FAQs

With wedding season fast approaching, it seems like a good time to go over some of the questions we routinely receive when we’re talking to prospective clients.    Do we have to use Secret Cedars? Certainly not.  Our private park, Secret Cedars, might not be appropriate in all circumstances.  If travel or time constraints are…

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Getting The Portrait You Want

Whether you’re getting a professional head shot done, an engagement session, or having the entire family get together for pictures, the odds are good that you have a certain vision in mind for the outcome.  There are a few things you can do, to make sure that you are getting exactly the portrait you want….

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Talking Points

Sometimes things happen in photography that can make you feel like you’re in a sitcom.  Here’s one such story. – It started out like any ordinary wedding.  Check the gear, pack up and head out to the bride’s house to start the day.  Only, no one answered when we rang the doorbell; I decided to…

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Formals Before Ceremony?

Will doing the wedding party photos before the ceremony work for you?   –   Most of the time, weddings follow a fairly rigid pattern.  Regardless of the kind of ceremony, the size of the wedding or the families involved, the order tends to remain the same:   Preparation -> Ceremony -> Family Photos ->…

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Passport Pandemonium Part II

These issues aren’t official rules, but they have been cropping up lately with regards to ID photos.   Whether it’s a passport, gun license or other form of ID photo, there are no shortage of official rules to follow.  Many were addressed in a previous post, but there are a few new ones that need…

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Common Photo Restoration Issues

I can’t count the number of times people have walked into the Studio with old photos in need of some TLC.   While every restoration project is unique, there are some common hurdles that I’d like to discuss.  Not only that, we can figure out how to avoid them in the first place.    Problem: …

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On the Campaign Trail

On the Campaign Trail

My uncle owns the Blue Star restaurant in Welland.  In September, he called us to let us know that Justin Trudeau would be stopping in at the restaurant for a brief photo-op.  My uncle asked if we would mind coming in and taking a few photos.  Would we mind?  Of course not! After a little…

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One of My Favourite Types of Projects is Restorations

One of My Favourite Types of Projects is Restorations

One of my favourite types of project is restorations, for one simple reason:  There are already so many stories attached to the image.  Restorations are incredibly popular during the holiday season, because they’re a great gift for the proverbial person who has everything. A woman came into Nerses Photo with a photo and a story….

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Why Hire an Event Photographer?

Why Hire an Event Photographer?

We’ve all been there, with an event to put together, and not enough time or budget to do it.   One of the most underrated tools at your disposal is to have a dedicated photographer on hand.  It’s easy enough to ask one person on staff who has a camera to take a few photos,…

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Avoiding Headshot Heartache

Being so early into the new year, it’s a great time to update your head shot.  Here are some tips to like your photo … and even enjoy yourself doing it.     1.  Come as you are Dress in what you wear to work.  Whether you wear a three-piece suit to work or a…

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