Experience photography the way it was done in 1851. These photos are created from scratch, by hand, right in front of your eyes. Utilizing the wet plate collodion method and cameras over 115 years old, together we will create portraits that will stand the test of time to become family heirlooms for generations to come. This process is slow. Each photo takes about 20 minutes to make from start to finish, so allow at least 3~4 hours for this session.
Combine historic wet plate portraits with a digital session. After we create your one of a kind wet plate images, we will shoot some digital portraits as well. Make sure to schedule at least 4 to 6 hours for this session.
Working with black and white film and a variety of cameras is a unique experience. From the fast 'reportage' look of 35mm, to the 'high-fashion, commercial and 'fine art' look of medium and large format film cameras, you will get images with a depth and feel that modern digital cameras can't easily match. This is a nice session for dog photography as well. This session is about 2~3 hours.
Your time is valuable, so it's not always feasible to book the time for the more 'historic' formats that I offer. For a quick family shoot, pets on the beach and basic headshot photography I also offer digital photography. Sessions usually take about an hour.
Dogs have always been a big part of my life. I have always had an innate understanding of, and connection with, dogs which makes it really easy for me to get the best possible shots. I don't limit, or charge extra for additional dogs, owners are welcome to be in a few photos as well, but it's mainly about the dogs. (Horses too, if you got 'em) These sessions are limited to about a half hour or so.
Commercial and corporate photography is also available. If you have a project that you would like to shoot in a format other than digital, feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together to make your vision a reality.
All photos shot on location, some restrictions apply, travel fee may be charged for locations outside of greater Victoria.
While dogs and children are welcome to participate in the wet plate sessions,
be warned that due to the lengthy exposure times, any movement will result in a blurred image.