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


From professional head shots to relaxed family portraits, Nerses Photo Studio has got you covered. We offer indoor and outdoor studio and backdrop options, and will go on location as well.

Our family portrait sessions are $75+ tax.  They include access to our indoor and outdoor studios as well as any different family combinations you’d like such as:  Parents alone, kids alone, individual photos, grandparents and children etc.  We include either an 8×12 print or a 5×7 image that you can print from.  We also offer print and digital packages.

Secret Cedars

Secret Cedars

Secret Cedars is our exclusive and private park located behind our Studio at 160-162 Niagara Street in St. Catharines.  It has been specially designed to provide multiple backdrops, ranging from structured stonework to rustic rock gardens. It is fully fenced in and safe for children and pets to roam.  Secret Cedars can easily accommodate families of any size.  In the event of rain, our indoor studio is nearby, which can hold fifty people for a shoot.
  • Abundant Parking
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Washrooms Available
  • Light Refreshments Provided
  • Indoor Studio
  • Minimal Walking
And Beyond

And Beyond

We are also thrilled to come to your home or location of choice to take photos of your family. Nerses Photo Studio strives to make your portraits personable, fun, and unique to your family. We are willing to travel within the Niagara Region and GTA (a small fee may apply depending on distance).   [URIS id=216]


Do you charge extra for photographing individual families?

No. We include family breakdowns in the initial deposit.  If there are particular combinations that you would like (such as grandparents and grandchildren, parents alone, etc.), please feel free to let us know.

Are Pets Allowed?

Pets are part of the family, aren’t they?  We’ve worked with dogs, cats and even horses.  We recommend working outdoors with pets as the studio can be a bit stressful for them, but we’re happy to include your fuzzy, feathered or scaled friends in your family pictures.

What do you recommend for clothing?

We recommend that families colour coordinate.  The matches do not have to be perfect, but ensuring that styles and colors are complimentary greatly enhances the final product.  For large groups, we recommend avoiding strong patterns as they can be distracting.  If your portrait is taking place in Studio, we have a number of different backgrounds that can be used to compliment your colour choice.

Consistency is the key. One family dressed formally mixed with one in more casual clothing can be a bit off-putting in a photo.  If you’re having several groups together, agree on the style you’re going for; then proceed from there. When several families are getting together, one fun idea is to have each family wearing a different colour.  One family in blue, one in white, etc.  This is a great way to add colour and personality to your photos.

What is included in the sitting fee?

Your session includes your portrait session, or one 8×12 print.  It is our policy to provide several different poses in order to maximize your freedom of choice.

Do you offer digital packages?

We offer print as well as digital packages.  One file comprises of one high resolution 5×7 sized image.  You will be able to print and store the image as you like, but we would recommend returning to the Studio if you are interested in large prints, such as wall portraits.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us or come to our storefront Studio in St. Catharines and take a tour of Secret Cedars.


Portraits for all Occasions



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