To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
- Ansel Adams
WHO AM I?I am a freelance photographer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. From natural to outlandish, I pride myself on creating a cutting edge look to flatter each unique face.
I have done many types of photography over the years, though, I can say with certainty my passion for this work comes from people …personalities, moods and feelings. Those powerful and intangible things that elicit emotion and reaction from the viewer. The things that separate snapshots from photographs; things that appeal to more than our sense of sight and encapsulate a feeling to open later and re-experience… to share with loved ones.
I WAS WONDERING...
HOW MANY SHOTS CAN WE EXPECT FROM A PORTRAIT SESSION?
The amount of images taken can be anywhere from 60-100 depending upon the session. We do not count exposures but instead, take the time to achieve the imagery you are looking for.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A BOUDOIR SESSION?
4 to 5 outfits are recommended but there is no limit. You may want to bring additional options to see what works best for you that day. Always bring more than you think you need because you never know what you might decide to wear at the last minute.
Remember you can easily accessorize your bra and panty outfit with thigh high tights, garter belts, jewelry, robes, etc.
You may want to bring something that belongs to your man: his jersey, dress shirt, ties, favorite hats, hunting attire, what ever he loves would make a wicked addition to your shoot.
Remember to bring lots of accessories and sexy shoes to go with some of your outfits.
At the start of the session we will go over what you brought and make the selections together. I will bring my experience in styling to assist you in your choices. If you feel that you made awesome choices then we will put them together and make sure we get them all done!
Bring something white and strapless if you are uncomfortable topless for the implied nudity shots.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR A PROTRAIT SESSION?
When photographing two or more people in a portrait session, keep the clothing similar in tone, even if the colours are different. This will help with the overall tonality of the portrait and ensure that one of the subjects does not dominate because his or her clothing is lighter. Try to avoid a mix of formal and informal clothing as it is best to keep the clothing similar in style. Choose either formal or casual. Avoid logos on clothing if possible as it is found distracting in a photo. For simplicity, you cannot beat jeans and a white T-shirt.
WHAT OTHER KINDS OF SESSIONS DO YOU DO?
ARE YOU ABLE TO REMOVE IMPERFECTIONS FROM THE IMAGES?
It is no problem to remove the superficial spots and scratches that are an everyday occurrence in children's lives.
WHO HAS COPYRIGHT TO THE IMAGES, AND CAN I BUY THE PHOTOGRAPHS ON A DISC?
I retain the copyright to all my images. However, you are welcome to buy individual images or the complete set of print-ready digital files on a disc, which can be taken to any lab for reproduction. You will be granted a license to reproduce the images for your personal use, or to give to family and friends. You are not permitted to enter the pictures into any competitions, or to sell them onto third parties such as stock libraries.
DO YOU SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL CAMERAS?
We have been shooting with digital cameras since 2004
WHAT STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU DO?
Angel Dreams Photography is best known for classic black and white photography and sepia-tone fine-art prints, and more recently, its unique color treatments. Our clients commonly describe our work as natural, intimate, and candid. Most of all, the imagery we capture represents what is most true about your character.
DO I HAVE TO USE YOUR HAIR & MAKEUP STYLISTS?
No, you don't have to but they come highly recommended to get the looks that you see on our website. Their services are not only amazing but add to the whole experience of your sex kitten glamorous experience. Make up application for studio photography is very different than everyday make up and both our stylists have been in the industry for over a decade. Plus they are both a lot of fun!
WILL YOU HELP ME POSE?
Yes! I will give you a ton of direction throughout the shoot in terms of everything from your poses, to what to do with your hands, to how to obtain that “sexy" look with your facial expressions. She will talk you out of being nervous and get you feeling like an empowered strong woman.
DO YOU RETOUCH PHOTOS?
Yes, we do beauty retouching to all of your final images that you have chosen. Our beauty airbrushing includes skin perfecting ( wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite) and body contouring. We are also very careful to not overly retouch the photo’s…the last thing we would want is for you not to recognize yourself in the photo’s. We just make it look like you had a great night’s sleep and have been taking very good care of yourself.
HOW DO PAY?
We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard.
WHAT IF I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC?
Everyone is their worst critic and we promise that you will be nothing less than thrilled when you see your final results.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?
We offer enlargements, canvas prints, albums, leather tri-folds, and calendar design. We also have a list of custom printing that is available upon request .Once you have booked your session you will receive our full price list and album options via email.