UPDATE ON COVID-19
During this critical time Alpina Photography supports social distancing in an effort to slow down and finally stop the coronavirus spread. While sanitization has always been a part of our studio operations, to minimize any possible risk, we decided to suspend our studio sessions until May or beyond depending on how the fight with the pandemic unfolds. We will continue booking outdoor photo sessions for your family adhering to “social distancing”.
The expiry date on gift certificates are lifted due to the outbreak to accomodate an option to use the certificate when the Covid-19 crisis is over.
The available outdoor sessions are:
Stay safe until we start shaking hands again.
What type of photography services do you provide?
My focus is family, baby and kids photography; but I also shoot event, business and school portraits.
How can I book a session with you?
Do I get to see my photos online?
Yes, my website allows to view your online proof gallery, where you get to choose the images you would like to include in your package and also order additional digital images and prints. Once you receive your final images, you can download and share them with your family and friends on all major social media platforms from within your private gallery.
What is the turn around time to see the photos from my session?
Depending on the type of photo shoot, usually within a week from your session, you receive an e-mail invitation to view your proof gallery. Next, you choose the ones you would like to include in your package and I edit those photos and upload to your gallery once completed. You get a notification when your edited images are ready for you to download.
Can I purchase more digital images than offered in the packages?
Yes, you can. I include all images from your session in your proof gallery. You can purchase as many images as you want from your gallery and receive fully touched-up high resolution copies of your purchased images in the following days. There are digital packages you may want to consider to save on your digital image purchase.
What are the payment options if I want to book my session, purchase digital images or prints through your website?
You can use PayPal, credit card or e-mail transfer. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still click on PayPal button and pay with your credit card through PayPal’s secure platform. If you choose e-mail transfer, your order will be processed once the payment is cleared.
Are you a studio photographer, or a natural light photographer?
I enjoy the beauty of natural light as much as the creativity that comes with the studio lighting; so I do both. If we’re outdoors, it’s not a guesswork, I use natural light. If it’s an indoor shoot, it is usually studio or studio + natural light, depending on the occasion and the location.
Do you take outdoor newborn photos?
Yes, during summer months, when temperatures are above 25 degree celcius, we love to do outdoor sessions with your little ones. We usually meet you at a park with some baskets and wraps and an umbrella. Timewise, we prefer to book late afternoon/early evening hours for more gentle sun light for baby’s skin.
Do you do posed newborn sessions or lifestyle?
I do both. Posed newborn sessions are done here at Alpina studio. At the studio sessions, you have access to a wide variety of props and wraps for new born girls and boys. If you prefer a more casual, lifestyle session with natural light, we do it at your home. No studio lights or props are used in these sessions, as they are supposed to capture the everyday life of baby in his/her own environment.
When is the best time for newborn photos?
Ideal time for newborn photos is between 4 and 12 days from birth. If you past this period, it’s never too late. I photograph every stage of babies and children.
Where is the best place for family photos?
Most clients prefer beautiful Calgary parks for summer and fall. I usually shoot at Bowness, Edworthy, Confederation or Riley Park. Some clients prefer their own homes and yards. During Christmas season, we are usually indoors. I also set-up my studio with holiday props for children and families.
Can we include our family pet in the family photo shoot?
Our pets are part of our families, so yes, they can be in the pictures as long as they are well behaved and not disruptive during the photo shoot.
What if it rains on our photo shoot day?
If the weather is not cooperative on our shooting day, we can always reschedule it for the nearest possible date.
Where do you shoot kids portraits?
Kids portraits can be either done indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. For indoor studio sessions, you have access to a variety of props for kids. We can do holiday themes such as Christmas, Easter or Halloween. You can include all your kids in these sessions.
What are my options for business portraits?
You can have your business portrait done at Alpina Studio or if you want to get portraits done for the entire team, we can bring our studio to your office at a group price.
Can I have an environmental portrait at my own place?
Whether you are are musician who would like to be portrayed while playing the piano, or an executive who would prefer to be portrayed by the smartboard in the boardroom or at the top of a building with a skyline in the background, we arrange that for you. Professional portraits can be done either indoors or outdoors whichever best reflects your profession or relays the message you want.
Do you cover family and corporate events?
Yes, i do event photography whether it is a family get-together, a baby shower or a a corporate party. You can book your event photography online from the services and booking page.
I have a different photography project on my mind. Do you stick with your listed services and packages or are you open to different ideas?
Absolutely! Give me a call and we can discuss your ideas.
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