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Below you'll find all the info you'll need to book your portrait shoot with Gerry Kingsley.
We currently own and operate Studio Nine Eight, downtown Sudbury. We also have a studio in Mississauga minutes from Pearson's International Airport. When booking, please let our scheduling assistant know your location preference. 


Full Session




Portrait session fees are $500.00 (+ taxes) which includes a few outfit changes and different studio setups (lighter with a white background, moody with darker background, etc.) The shoots usually takes between 1-2 hours. In most cases, a mood board created based on your needs and style preferences. This will be sent and used as a reference ahead of and during the shoot for reference. On location shoots will have an additional $150.00 fee. 

If you come as a group of 2 people, the rate per person is $450, (or $400 each for 3 people) additional time may also be needed. For larger groups please contact us for an estimate. 


Basic Single


Is the full session more than you needed, than why not book a basic single? 

The basic single is $175.00 (+ taxes). Perfect for simple headshots and business portraits. This shoot takes about 30 mins in our studio and is shot against your choice of a white, grey, or black seamless backdrop. This package includes a proofing gallery, 1 final selection and basic retouching.  


Post Shoot

Within a few days of the shoot you'll receive a link to a proofing gallery with all the best selections. From here you make your selections.

Full Session: 4 final selects
Basic Single: 1 final select

Please note: Because post-production is a major part of the look of my work, we don't release un-retouched images. Additional selections can be made at any time after the shoot, fees after retouching are $50 per image or $40/ea for 3 or more. For bulk rates please email for an estimate. 

The final deliverable images will be provided in two formats. The first is a print optimized high resolution, the second is a social media optimized lower resolution. 


We hang on to your images forever, and your proofing link will stay active for 2 weeks, so you can come back later on and get more.


What to wear? 

Bring a selection of your favorite outfits so we can work together to choose what works best for you. We prefer to work with warm, muted, earthy tones. If you'd like to do a more commercial shoot on white, a pop of color is always nice. Solids and subtle patterns are usually best. Check out the images below to see how different styles read on camera. We tend to shoot 1-3 different looks per session, but it'd be great if you brought 5-7. When packing, keep in mind that the images will vary from full body to medium close up. Therefore appropriate footwear should also be considered when selecting wardrobe. Wardrobe should be pressed and wrinkle free. We also have a steamer in studio. 



Hair and Makeup 

Hair and makeup are optional, however, we prefer to use our onsite professionals. Using professionals ensures a more refined and higher quality final product. The fee is $75.00 per individual, which includes makeup and hairstyling. 

For men, we usually don't recommend makeup unless it's something you use frequently, you're also encouraged to bring a grooming kit, and even shave during the session if needed.


Payment


Payment is due by the day of the shoot by credit card, e-transfer, PayPal, cash or cheque. (listed in order of preference). I don't require a deposit, but please give me as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. 

Booking

If all this sounds great (yay!) and you'd like to book:

Sudbury: Please email me us with a time frame when you'd like to book and I'll get back to you (usually same day).

Toronto: Let my scheduling assistant know which month you'd like to shoot and we'll send you a schedule of when we'll be in town. 

Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions. 

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