We have been serving graduating High School, Community College and University graduates from all over Atlantic Canada students throughout Nova Scotia since 1994.We create the traditional grad portraits in the appropriate gown, the more contemporary/casual style of portrait AND the cutting edge Extreme style!
Our photographer has been educated, experienced and fully trained in all aspects of portraiture. In fact, Kirk is a Master of Photographic Arts as awarded by the Professional Photographers of Canada and is only one of two Accredited Grad Photographers in Atlantic Canada. He has competed and won awards at various competition levels from Provincial to National to International. Kirk was the 2016 PPOC-ATL Portrait Photographer of the Year.
Originally from Newfoundland, Kirk can talk your ear off. This comes in handy when photographing grads as he can usually put you at ease quickly. He loves meeting new people and finds today's youth to be very interesting and pays attention during the hundreds of conversations to learn what's important to them. This allows us to keep current with trends.
He has been a long-distance motorcyclist for many years - visiting all 48 contiguous states and the 10 provinces on his last Harley. He is an animal lover and with his wife, Pam, own two Westie dogs and two Bengal cats. Kirk is a registered NS Basketball Official so from October through March you can often find him in a gym with his whistle. If you're looking for him in a crowd just keep an eye out for his signature style hat - as he's rarely without it!!
We have an Unconditional Guarantee that if you are not satisfied with your proofs for ANY reason we will rephotograph you at No Charge. AND if you are not pleased with your finished portraits we will remake them at no cost to you! YOU will be pleased OR It Won't Cost You a Cent!!
Karyn is our office administrator. Which means she runs the office and keeps Kirk on track! She is also our grad assistant at most of the schools. She has a beautiful smile and greets everyone with it! She makes sure each and every grad is registered, "gowned-up" properly and given the correct information. She is usually who will answer the phone at the studio ( as Kirk is often in the studio or on the road) and is the one who looks after your orders.
Ashley is our in-house grad portrait retoucher. She's been with us during our busy grad season for over ten years! Being Kirk's eldest child she came into the business quite naturally - although being behind the camera has never been a desire. She was also our Studio Director before moving west for a few years. Ashley has taken workshops in North Carolina, Washington state, British Columbia, New Brunswick and PEI to learn from some of the best in our industry. She has also worked for a professional print lab in Dartmouth, NS and Edmonton, AB.
Ashley is a real people-person, outdoor/sport enthusiast and loves her British-bred, Labrador Retriever - Brysco. During basketball season you will also see her running up and down the hardwood as she is also a registered NSBO official.