Where do you work?

Manitoulin Island and the surrounding area.

Please contact me directly for more info on my availability.

Are you available to travel?

Definitely! I've always got the travel bug and am willing to adventure to you and yours, wherever that may be.

However, I do charge a travel fee for shoots 20+ minutes outside my local area.

Contact me directly for more info on travel fees.

How does the retainer work?

I require a $100.00 CAD non-refundable deposit to secure your session date.

The purpose of the retainer is to reserve your date, as I only book 1 session per day to ensure complete dedication to each shoot.

Once I receive the deposit, I do not accept new clients for your date. 


What is your refund policy?

All retainer payments for dates booked are non-refundable.

In the event of a medical emergency or weather-related hurdle, the retainer can be used towards a rescheduled session.

What is the best time for us to schedule a shoot?

As the saying goes, the sooner, the better! If you have your heart set on a specific date, let's get it locked down ASAP so that day can all be yours.

I'm able to shoot in all different types of light, regardless of the time of day, as well as able to bring additional external lighting if needed.

Like most photographers, I'm a big fan of shooting in natural light so my favourite time to shoot outdoors is right before/during "golden hour", which is is the hour right before sunrise/sunset.

I know seasons change and this isn't always feasible, so don't sweat it! I can work around morning feedings, work schedules and shift changes.

When & how will I receive the images?

Depending on which session package you choose, you will receive your gallery within one week or less of your session date.

For wedding packages, you will receive your gallery within 2-6 weeks of your wedding date, again depending on which package you choose.

Your photos are sent via WeTransfer, a free & easy file sharing service that provides a seamless viewing gallery and download experience straight to your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

This method also allows you to easily share the download link with friends and family. The download link is only live for 7 days, so I recommend downloading your files ASAP!

(Please be advised the wait period does vary depending on package selection and # of photos delivered.)

What do we wear?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked. Here are some quick tips:

1. You don't have to dress super matchy-matchy (e.g white t’s and blue jeans), but looking cohesive definitely pays off! When in doubt, find a colour palette of 2-4 coordinating shades (depending on how many family members) and stick to ‘em for a unified appearance.

2. Don't be afraid to mix different fabrics, and textures which can add contrast and a fun element to your photos.

3. Avoid mixing too many busy patterns, grandiose prints, or large logos that could distract the eye from your beautiful faces. We want the focus to be 100% on you, not on Uncle Andy’s Leaf’s logo (unless that’s the vibe you’re going for!)

4. Whatever you choose, make sure its something you and your crew are 100% comfortable in! When you’re picking at a shirt that’s too tight, or jeans that won’t stay up, your uncomfy-ness definitely translates on camera and we don’t want that!

Can I share the photos from my session to social media?

Of course! My clients have all the print and sharing rights to their images.

I do ask that if you choose to share images from our session, that you kindly credit me by providing a direct link or tag to my Facebook page, Instagram account, or website.

I also must add, please do not crop, layer filters, or make any editing adjustments to the images before posting them publicly online.

I hope you understand I spend a lot of time editing and curating each image and it is important that the images that are publicly posted accurately reflect my work.

Still have some questions? Click here to fill out my contact form and I'll do my best to answer them.

Lifestyle Photographer
j.cassonphotos@gmail.com
705-348-0056
Manitoulin Island