All sessions by appointment only. Advance payment is required to secure your appointment.
Current update for last-minute individual sessions — Last updated on 18 Mar 2019
Because of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 and the “social distancing,” we expect the booking level to be far below our normal level until the situation improves considerably, and we are prepared for prolonged slowdown for the foreseeable future. We are not going away. If you have a future project that you like to start planning, or order additional images or retouching from our past sessions, this may be a good time to do so.
Also, we are open to accommodate genuinely urgent cases, but please think through the tough questions clearly and have your clear answers before contacting the studio, given the worsening situation. If you are not confident, the picture won’t look confident. We are not able to make your risk assessment for you.
Strangely, our phones still receive some sales calls and many robocalls. Please use the form to initiate the contact.
If seriously urgent, choose “today” or “tomorrow” option in the inquiry form. Then you’ll receive a call from the photographer directly, after the ongoing session or at the end of the day. This option will get the photographer’s attention to your urgency.
Headshots and studio portraits (studio session):
Available within a day or two if you are flexible about the starting time; can accommodate the most common scheduling requests within a week. After hours and weekends also available.
At least some of the images are finished up and delivered as you leave the session so that you can use them on right away.
Natural light portraits
Window light perfect for the soft and youthful look is only available mid-day to early afternoon. This won’t work for people who need an evening session, and the booking may need a bit longer lead time.
We’ll try our best to accommodate the subject’s schedule and deadline. Please contact the studio with your photo brief and timeline.
If you are booking as a corporate project (rather than an individual one), please choose the corporate option on the inquiry form. Headshots, executive portraits, and group shots are booked per project, and usually on-site. Please include your available dates and turnaround requirement.
Limited Availability of Outdoor Portraits in Winter
Outdoor portraits (personality portrait, spotlight portrait, etc.) are always done in the late afternoon, and we can work with only one shoot per day, at most. It is also weather-dependent, and we avoid windy, rainy and very cold days. The best time for this type of work is April through June, and then late August to October. (Guideline: “feel like” temperature between 9 °C and 27 °C, wind and wind gust below 20 km/h, precipitation chance less than 40%.) Forecast changes and is unreliable more than a day or two away; expect some frustration when coordinating with the weather, and we recommend you wait until spring unless your work schedule is so flexible that you can drop all else when good weather and availability happen together.