160 Niagara St. St. Catharines, Ontario (905) 682-7112 studio@nersesphoto.com

Wedding Weather

Everyone wants a perfect sunny day for their wedding.  Unfortunately that doesn’t always happen, especially in the Niagara region.  So what do you do when your day is wet, cold or windy?   Plan Ahead As your wedding gets closer, you’ll have a better idea of what’s in store for…

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Baby/Child Passport Tips

Nerses Photo Studio is one of the leading providers of baby passport photos in the Niagara region.  We have over fifty years of experience taking them.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when preparing to get your child’s passport photo:   Timing Work with your baby’s schedule;…

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Breakdown Part 1: Restorations

At Nerses Photo Studio, we offer three main services:   Portraits, weddings and photo restoration.  I’ve decided to provide a short breakdown of each facet of our business.  We’ll start with the most complicated: Photo Restoration In the beginning, we’d take a photo of your image and retouch it using specialized…

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Boom! Head Shots

Your head shot is often the first point of contact you have with your clients.  They might see your photo before ever meeting you in person.  Your head shot gives people a lot of information, whether or not they’re consciously processing it.  Here are a few tips and tricks to…

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Wedding Prep

Wedding Day Planning   Wedding planning is a fun, exciting time, but there are loads of things to keep in mind.  Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon for there to be a three hour gap between the wedding and the reception.  That’s no longer the case.  So in this blog, we…

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Preventing Passport Pandemonium Part 3

Ah, the ever changing world of passports.  There are always small tweaks to be added to the formula.  The last thing anyone wants is to have their hard work derailed at the last minute by a photo that doesn’t meet the specifications.  Here are a few things to keep in…

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Portrait Props

Every family portrait is different, because every family is different.  Some will be more at home a studio setting, in formal clothes; others will be more at ease in blue jeans outdoors.  Communicating what you want to your photographer is important in making sure you get the type of sitting…

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Staff Head Shots

Head shot:  You need one.  Here’s why.   Your photo might be the most underrated tool on your website.  It’s easy to grab a shot from a party you attended, crop out the people you’re with and stick it up on your site, but that does you a disservice.   Investing…

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Winter Portraits

Winter portraits are one of our favourite things to do: the starkness of the landscape really brings your focus to the subjects. Despite the cold, winter portraits can produce some of the warmest photos: people naturally get in closer to warm up, or they rediscover their inner child as they…

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“I Hate Pictures”

<h1>”I hate getting my picture taken.”</h1>   Photographers hear this often.  It’s because being in front of the camera can be daunting.  The moment a camera comes up, people can turn tense and awkward, even during happy occasions.  I have raised my camera, only to have people practically leap out…

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160 Niagara St. St. Catharines, Ontario (905) 682-7112 studio@nersesphoto.com