Wardrobe - What  to Wear

This page is still under construction - I am in the process of putting together a comprehensive catalog of the outfits I have in my studio for you to get an idea of what I carry.  In the meantime, about 90% of the outfits in my images are from my studio and includes sizes from XS to XXL! 

Even if something doesn't fit properly, don't worry, the camera can't see what goes on behind an outfit! I've been known to clips dress, leave zippers undone, sew them onto clients, and even construct dresses out of a piece of loose fabric on set! 

Here are a few key things to consider when bringing your own outfits:

Keep the design simple - and I don't mean something plain and all-black (though that is totally acceptable too) - I mean no busy patterns.  Try to stay monochromatic in your clothing - too many colours distract from the person wearing the clothes and your finished picture will draw you to the outfit instead of to yourself!  Avoid logos at all costs, unless you are marketing the outfit!

There are no hard and fast rules on which colours you have to wear -  though I highly recommend that you stay away from reds and corals if you have a pinkish undertone to your skin and yellows and greens if you have a yellow undertone to your skin as these will simply emphasize those tones and make you look flushed or ill.

Textures photograph beautifully, like lace, or pattens that reveal skin.  Speaking of skin, show it! Even if it is simply a touch of your shoulder or neck! Nothing is as flattering in a photograph as skin! No matter how expensive or elaborate the outfit!

Bring your own jewelry - while I help select the final outfits for the images, I leave jewelry styling up to you! Wear what makes you happy! I also carry a healthy dose of jewelry and props in the studio, just ask!



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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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