Portrait Sessions

A radical act of self love

Put yourself in the spotlight, take up space and celebrate who you are.

Lite • $325

30 minutes (1 look)

10 unique digital images of your choice

Personalized web link + Gallery

  • Perfect for headshots, updating artist photos, commemorating a simple moment
  • Perfect for folks with chronic pain or who may otherwise get fatigued from a longer session
  • Perfect for folks who have never been professionally photographed before, who want to test the waters

Full • $475

60 minutes (2 looks)

25 unique digital images of your choice

Personalized web link + Gallery

Prints available for purchase

  • Perfect for folks looking for a creative experience
  • Perfect for those who want to tell a story through their shoot and want some variety between the photos
  • Most popular package

Fab • $650

90 minutes (3+ looks)

This package includes 1 to 4 people

40 unique digital images of your choice

Personalized web link + Gallery

  • Perfect for folks who want to take their time and not feel rushed
  • Perfect for artists and businesses who need many different looks, fresh content and branding
  • Ideal for groups (couples, bands, or lifestyle shoots with models)

Customize

each additional person +$50

rush delivery options starting at +$270

roll of medium format film +$280

Details

You can come to me with ideas fully formed, or you can leave the planning to me. Some people get a shoot to celebrate milestones, others for the growth and healing that it can bring, some for telling their story, and others for no reason at all!

You don't need to have any experience in front of a camera. I love making people feel safe and comfortable. All you have to do is show up and leave the work to me!

The deposit for in-person shoots is $100 and it is non-refundable. This goes toward your full payment, &  remaining is due on the day of your photoshoot.

I have a limited number of spots available each month to make sure that I can offer undivided attention and care to each client and create a truly customized experience. This non-refundable deposit helps ensure that there is a mutual commitment between us.

Rescheduling our session with less than 7 days notice is possible with a new deposit. If you are faced with an unexpected circumstance, let's have a chat and find a solution together. If you need to reschedule more than once, a new deposit will need to be paid to reserve your spot.

I can do payment plans if needed,  click book now to schedule your own date and time. You can also email me for further questions.

Any customizations that you add during booking will be due at the final payment.

Studio and space rentals are the responsibility of each client. I can help recommend and find options for our shoot during our consultation. You will be responsible for booking the space.

Scroll down and click on the "BOOK A SESSION" button to see the available dates and times.

If you do not see a date & time you want available, please contact me & we can work something out.

Every client has different needs & vision for a photo shoot. Some location ideas include your home, a rented studio, a hotel, a friend's home, airbnb, or outdoor public places like parks, the beach, and trails.

You can book with a specific location in mind, or I help in finding the perfect location for your shoot once you book.

I want to know what environment make you feel most at ease. We can create something beautiful anywhere, so the most important thing is choosing a location that represents you and makes you feel free.

I now have my own studio! We can hold your session in my studio for a cheaper rate than other studios, no charge for prep time and take down. Rent my studio for your next shoot:

  • Lite session: +$50
  • Full session: +$100
  • Fab session: +$150

I also have a list of fantastic studios and indoor spaces around town that I can recommend during our consultation.

Studio and space rentals are the responsibility of the client. I can help recommend and find options for our shoot during our consultation. You will be responsible for booking the space. If you choose to book my studio, the studio fee will be added to your final payment.

It takes 21 days (3 weeks) to get your edited photos after our shooting day. You can also purchase a rush option for $230 and get your photos in 48 hours.

By default, I curate the photos that you will receive. However if you would prefer choosing which photos I edit, you can let me know during our consultation and we can certainly make that happen.

A note on image alterations: I want to showcase the real you. So much healing can come from radical self acceptance of our bodies, and I will be your biggest cheerleader throughout this journey! I do not make any alterations to my subjects' bodies. This being said, if you have a specific request in mind, let's have a conversation about it during the consultation.

During the booking process you can choose to add a friend, lover, family, or even a group of people to your session. Portraits sessions are priced for individuals, and I charge +$50 for each additional person being photographed. Pets are always welcome.

I am located on unceded Lekwungen territory (Victoria BC). I am definitely willing to travel!

  • Your package includes shoot location that are between 0 - 10 km from Market Square, Victoria BC.
  • You can choose a shoot location that is between 11 - 40 km from Market Square, Victoria BC for a flat travel fee of $85.
  • Please get in touch with me for a custom quote for any locations 41+ km from Market Square, Victoria BC.

I go to Vancouver periodically and will wave the travel fee in those instances. Keep an eye on my Instagram stories for announcements about travel dates.

Portrait Session Booking

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  • $100 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
  • PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE
  • ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE
  • CONSULTATION AFTER BOOKING

After booking your session and paying the $100 deposit, you will receive an email with an intake questionnaire to help develop your vision and ideas for the photography session.

Once this is filled out, we will book a 20 minute phone consultation to brainstorm and plan your session together. During this consultation I can offer insights about which package (Lite, Full, Fab) will be best suited for your vision and budget. So, don't worry about having everything figured out!

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Photography Style

Hazy Daydream

My photography style is ever evolving and can currently be described as hazy daydream. I have moved away from the photography rules that crawl art schools and the internet. I crop and rotate photos in unconventional ways, having a clean focused shot isn't my top priority, and I don't typically bring a shot list with me.

Instead, my goal is to build trust and connection, foster a safe and consent-based experience, make room for play and improvisation, and uncover raw emotions which I bring to surface with each editing decision. When a gallery is delivered to my client, it is loaded with memories of the experience and all the photos become one to tell a story.

What People are Saying

Bertie has such an incredible eye, and knows how to make your strange and wonderful visions come to life. The mystical, dream-like quality of our shoot was perfectly represented in the end result, and I had the best time in the studio with them. Everything is super fun, relaxed and thoughtfully put together. I can't recommend them enough!!

Mariel
She/They

Bertie is absolutely lovely to work with! I would recommend their service to anyone! From the moment I booked to when I received my photos, I was impressed with how prompt and professional they were. Their warmth, kindness and patience really shone through our shoot which made me feel safe and comfortable - super important when you're trusting someone to take photos of you! Thank you again, Bertie - can't wait to book with you again!

Georgia
She/Her

Bertie is a top notch photographer. Their work ethic, clarity, and purpose is remarkable and so refreshing to see in the industry. I always feel taken care of when working with Bertie, while also feeling like collaborator in creating art. Their aesthetic is contemplative, playful, and utterly engrossing. It is such a privilege to have your photo taken by Bertie.

Ciáran
He/They

I'm so excited for the photos!! You made me feel really beautiful and powerful 🥰🥰🥰 you're sooo talented and do your job so well!!! 💛💛💛

Lau
She/Her

Oh My GOSH! 🥺😍🥲 I just looked through the photos and wow, I really love them. We captured some really lovely and genuinely real moments! I really like the colours, lighting, and movement throughout the photos... it feels like each one shows off your photography and my personality.

Sam
They/Them

I've never left a shoot feeling more stoked! Creating & playing turned into the most fire photos of myself I've ever seen. Berties hard work pays off 🔥

Serena
She/Her

Bertie did such a great job from start to finish! I could tell how much time and thought went into every part of the process. I really appreciated how Bertie made sure to check in with me many times during the shoot to see how I was doing. They have a keen eye for art and an amazing talent with photography, and this shows in the finished products. I am extremely happy with the entire process and will definitely be booking again!

Nic
They/Them

Being the subject of photos is not something in my comfort zone and Bertie was so helpful and considerate throughout the whole process. They're a great communicator and they really took the time to listen to my ideas and my concerns at every stage of the project, which made the actual photoshoot feel very comfortable and easy. The final images turned out really cool. I would recommend Bertie as a photographer to anyone, especially anyone who feels nervous about photography but wants to try it anyway!

Caitlin
She/Her

Bertie went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. They created a fun environment and always checked in with us throughout our time together. We both appreciated the ongoing consent throughout the entire process and the ability to see photos as we went along. We really enjoyed the process leading up to the shoot. It felt collaborative and the result were amazing!

Phoenix
She/They

It was a pleasure doing a photoshoot with Bertie. They are easy to work with and created a welcoming and comfortable space. It was wonderful to collaborate during the shoot and the feedback and guidance provided was so appreciated. The photoshoot was a lot of fun and the photos received were absolutely wonderful.

Sarah & Graeme
She/They - He/Him

Bertie is a very welcoming and supportive photographer- it really feels like they are collaborating with you on giving the best shoot experience possible! Their work is amazing and they have a great energy in the studio. If you want photos done, go to Bertie!

Emmett
They/Them

To be seen and captured by Bertie is an experience I wish everyone could have at least once. The combination of their loving regard and exceptional talent has created a set of photos I'll cherish for a lifetime.

Cohen
They/Them

Throughout my whole process with Bertie, I felt supported and safe. I am not someone who feels comfortable in front of a camera and I had so much fun with this shoot. Bertie really took the time to figure out what I wanted the photos to represent and feel like. I'm very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend booking in with Bertie! They are wonderful :)

Zoey
She/They

Bertie was patient, encouraging and professional from start to finish. They fostered a space of non-judgement and put me at ease, which I didn’t think I would be when I was around a camera. Highly recommend if you’re camera shy!

Anonymous

About Bertie

Bertie is a non-binary artist and photographer who is currently residing and creating on Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC). With over 11 years of experience as a photographer, Bertie now specializes in portrait sessions and creating experiences that foster growth, radical self-love and healing.

Bertie believes in a photography approach that is consent-based. There is a high level of vulnerability when being photographed and it is important for a photographer to be conscious of the power dynamics at play. Bertie offers regular check-ins, asks for permission, respects boundaries, and tries to minimize external pressures during a session. They believe that photography preserves emotions, therefore the best photos are the ones where the subject feels comfortable and respected.