Fine Art and Creative Portraits


I love being a Kootenay Portrait Photographer!

While “headshots” document what you look like, portraits reveal your personality, your connections to the world and those around you. The first step for a portrait session is to have a conversation to discover why you want this session and what your goals are for the photographs. From our conversation, we will work out the best location, timing and activities (if applicable). After that, all you have to do is show up and have fun. Camera in hand, I will work with you to create not only beautiful images, but memories to last a lifetime.

There are many reasons to create a portrait: document a moment in your lifetime, celebrate a special occasion, reveal your alter ego, or simply be together with those you love. Because there are so many reasons to create a portrait KDG offers three distinct portrait services:


Fine Art Studio Portraits

Creative Portrait Experiences

Lifestyle Portraits



Which session is right for you?

The Reveal


Black_and_White_Studio_Professional_PhotographyFine Art Studio

Tucked away in a nondescript building at 619B Front Street, Nelson BC,  KDG Photography Studio provides the space where magic happens. Lighting and posing are key components of the studio session – those along with a selected backdrop and minimalist props, this session is all about you. Highlight your personality, and if you are with a group, the connections that you have with each other.

This session is intended to create meaningful artwork for your home – framed fine art portraits to adorn your walls or a luxurious album to save cherished memories of those you love.



Sound interesting? Contact Kathryn now to hear more.

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Creative Portrait Experiences

Creative Portraits are an experience designed to tell your story – whatever story you want to tell.  Reveal your alter ego, take a day for make-believe, dress up like you have always wanted, and have it documented with professional photography. These styled shoot are productions staged just for you. Shot either at KDG Photography Studio or on location, these sessions can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, but every session will be planned with careful consideration to clothing, accessories, props, makeup application and hairstyling.

Artistic portrait sessions are perfect to mark milestones: birthdays, graduations, life celebrations;  but, why wait for your birthday? How would you like to dress up and feel beautiful just because you can?

Great! Let’s do it!

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Professional_Lifestyle_and_Equine_Photography_in_British_ColumbiaLifestyle Sessions

Lifestyle sessions allow us to take advantage of all the Kootenays have to offer. Whether the session takes place at your home, favourite park, beach, or ski hill, these sessions are designed to showcase why you love the Kootenays.

Lifestyle sessions are perfect for families, engagements, and celebrations.

Sounds like fun? Great! Let’s get together and make a plan.



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Pre-Session Consultation

Not sure which type of session is right for you? No problem. Before doing anything we will have an in-depth discussion about the concept that you would like to explore. Not sure? Let’s chat and we will develop an idea together.

We will discuss who will participate, your goals for the photography and where you will display your artwork. From there we can narrow down which session is right for you and then plan everything we need to create a meaningful photographic art for you.

The Reveal

Drum roll please… your photos will be revealed at a private viewing session at KDG Photography Studio approximately two weeks after your session.  During your reveal, you will see your photos come to life and choose your product options. Note that the reveal is your time to order so you are welcome to bring your significant other or companion to help you choose. The person responsible for the purchases should also be present.


Our portrait sessions are designed to adorn your home with meaningful artwork that tells your story. These are the memories that will last beyond your lifetime and the only way to ensure their preservation is with physical artwork –  wall art,  album or archival prints. Choose one or all three but if it is only the digital files that you want, I am not the photographer for you.  Lets face it, photography is an investment in time, energy and finances. What good is an investment that just sits in a drawer?

Our product line includes custom-framed fine art prints, metal or float frame canvases, albums and archival prints. Digital files are available when when you order corresponding prints.

Total investment ranges from $400-$2000.  Creative Portrait Experiences are quoted on an individual basis and fees reflect the complexity of the production.

A $100 deposit is required to secure your booking.

Product fees are subject to 7%pst.


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