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

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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Pet Pictures

Our fuzzy, scaly, zero-to-four legged friends are part of the family. It’s fun to pull out your phone and capture one of those goofy, adorable moments; but trying to get that perfect shot can be tricky, even more so when you try and get the whole family in on it.…

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School Photos

Back to school is a time of upheaval. There are new schedules to contend with, along with new teachers, new faces and new responsibilities. One constant that remains is picture day. Most people remember the awkwardness and stress that comes with this particular day, but it doesn’t have to be…

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Fall Photos

Fall is an amazing time of year and it is one of the most popular for family portraits. It’s easy to see why: the brilliant colours, the texture of the leaves on the ground and the lighting are appealing on a lot of levels. Fall bookings fill up fast because…

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that sneaks up on you. There’s a bit of advertising here and there and next thing you know, it’s a mad dash to pick up a bouquet of flowers and most of us are past the age where painting a clay pot will…

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