Let's Get You Ready!

Preparing for your dream photoshoot can be a daunting task.  What should you bring? What will you wear? The following links are guides meant to help you make it easier.  From how to prepare yourself before the photoshoot to what to wear, this resource will help set your mind at ease!

In the weeks leading up to your photo session, there are a few things you can do to prepare.  This guide is meant to help you schedule a few key appointments that can make a world of difference before your photoshoot.  From how to prepare the day before to what you can do right now!

Everyone has a different style and aesthetic, but how do you know which one you like most in art? With 4-5 different wardrobe changes and looks in each photo session, there is a lot to consider! This guide will help you narrow it down to the looks that most appeal to you as a person.  Knowing which art calls to your soul will help you in selecting what to wear and bring to your photo session!

Your outfits will define your images.  I offer a wide variety of clothing, fabrics, and gowns in my studio, but sometimes you want to bring something with you.  How do you decide? This guide will show you a gallery of different dresses I already have in the studio to choose from, but it will also talk about choosing the right outfits for yourself From necklines to form, this is the go-to guide when it comes to choosing your outfits for your photo session!  Coordinating with a group of people? See my SHARING THE EXPERIENCE pages for tips on styling a group of people together!

Having your photos taken with me is as simple as just showing up.  With professional hair and makeup provided for most photo sessions, you can come directly from your bed in your housecoat if you so wished! And often clients do just that! However, there are a few things that you will want to consider bringing to your photo session that will help the day flow more smoothly.  This guide offers a small list of things you may want to bring with you! 

With the exception of a newborn photo session, I provide professional hair and makeup as a part of the service and experience for you.  This guide goes into more detail on what to consider for your makeup looks, as well as service fees for make-up add-ons such as additional people or fantasy editorial makeup looks.  Knowing what you like before the photo session is especially helpful in communicating with my makeup artists.  Look within this guide for inspiration!



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Professional portrait photographer based out of Campbell River, BC.  specializing in Boudoir, Glamour, Maternity, Newborn, Baby, and Fine Art studio portraits.

Award-winning imagery and internationally published in magazines like Edith, ELEGANT kids, Evon, Feroce, iMirage, Malvie, Creator, and TAOPAN.


Serving clients from all over northern Vancouver Island and beyond:  Campbell River, Comox Valley, Courtenay, Port Hardy, Sayward,  Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and other communities. 


To see more about the experience, click on the gallery links you are most interested in!

What Clients are saying:

Therena is a truly amazing photographer. She is really talented and knows how to capture all the special moments.  She has a gift to work with people and gets you feeling comfortable in front of the camera. She is a natural with little ones and gets them in the right position for the most adorable perfect poses. You can’t go wrong by choosing her as your photographer. You can be sure to get the best high-quality photos and products available after having a fun, relaxing photo session experience. We truly loved our photos; Therena captured exactly what we hoped for and more.
Therena is talented, creative, friendly and supremely professional. We highly recommend her.

Therena is a true professional! She is light and gracious and is not afraid to try anything you envision. She does her homework and pays great attention to creating something unique to each of her clients. It was so much fun to relax and play and let her direct me...I would highly recommend this wonderful lady for any photos you need...from glamour to boudoir to pregnancy and newborns. Indeed, she is on top of her game.

Therena is not only extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the technical side of photography, but she also prides herself in providing an exceptional experience on set. She is an incredibly talented artist whose passion for what she does shows through in each picture. She’s constantly growing and improving and offers top quality products to her clients. I’d highly recommend Therena to anyone looking for a fun photoshoot and a beautiful collection of images.

Therena is amazing. I have always disliked having my picture taken and felt very awkward in front of the camera. Therena made me feel super-comfortable and also made me feel beautiful. I love my photos that she captured and definitely recommend the experience to everyone

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