Portrait InvestmentThis time in your life only happens once.
Trust our experience.
Quality photography is an investment by the customer and the artist behind the camera. At Mouse Island Photography, we’ve spent years practicing and improving our craft daily so we can provide you with the highest quality images and the ability to adapt and perform in almost any condition.
Mouse Island dedication
Only with professional training and dedication to the art of photography can someone take breathtaking portraits. Great photos go beyond putting the camera on auto and pushing the button. The background, pose, lighting, and how the photographer uses their CREATIVE talents to manipulate the camera are what bring life to a still image.
Relax and have fun.
We are more than portrait photographers. We are artists who preserve the moments you experience. We’ve all felt the discomfort of being in front of a camera with little or no direction. When posing is done correctly, you will forget the camera is even there and your images will look naturally candid.
Our images capture the moments in life that are uniquely special to you.
A one-hour session accommodates couples and professional headshots.
- Choose 40 High-res & Web Optimized Digital Images from Proofing Gallery
- Up to 3 Outfits & 2 Locations
The two-hour session is just right for family photos and senior portraits.
- Up to 4 Outfits & 3 Locations
- Choose 80 High-res & Web Optimized Digital Images from Proofing Gallery
We recommend the three-hour session for engagements and extended senior portraits.
- Up to 5 Outfits & 4 Locations
- Choose 120 High-res & Web Optimized Digital Images from Proofing Gallery
Mini sessions are perfect when your tight on time. Minis are offered throughout the year.
- 20-Minute Sitting Fee
- Choose 10 High-res & Web Optimized Digital Images from Proofing Gallery
Portrait Sessions start at $250.
One size doesn’t fit all, nor does just one style fit everyone. We sampled albums from over a dozen vendors before choosing Finao Albums for our studio. With endless possibilities for expansion and upgrades, Finao can accommodate all package levels, price points, tastes and styles without the hassle and confusion.
Finao playBOOK™ Album
Available 5×5″ to 12×12″
Our beautiful linen playBOOK™s are true photographic print albums at budget-friendly prices. playBOOK™s have seamless, full-spread pages, mounted edge-to-edge, on portrait quality photographic lustre paper.
Finao MUSE Album
Available in Linen or Leather, 5×5″ to 12×12″
Our new MUSE is the versatile, mid-range, high-quality album you’ve been looking for. Its handcrafted quality and just-enough options give our clients a lush leather album at an attractive price point.
Finao ONE™ Album
Available 5×5″ to 14×14″
The Finao ONE™ is an edge-to-edge flush mount album printed in Fuji lustre. This is the album that has it all, and it proves that the best quality is anything but boring or expensive.
a la Carte Menu
While we offer our studios most popular products in our three collections, everything is customizable. These are some of our A La Carte options for building your ideal custom package. Please contact us to build your personalized collection and receive discounts when ordering multiple products.
Sizes: 4×6″ to 30×40″
Beautiful, crisp photographic prints produced using archival Fuji Lustre Paper so you know they’ll last. Lustre paper is a semi-gloss paper with vibrant colors for a more vivid photo reproduction, and brilliant image quality.
Includes 10, 15, or 25 8×12″ Mounted Prints
Portrait Box Sets are great for those who prefer to arrange their own framing. Mounted Prints arrive with the mat and backing board attached making the framing process quick and easy.
Sizes: 4×6″ to 30×40″
Our variety of wall art products are specially chosen for their quality materials, ease of display, and unique presentation.
- Metal Prints
- Standout Prints (not available in 4×6)
- Styrene Mounted Prints (not available in 4×6)
Happy Portrait Clients
“If I could give them ten stars I would. I have never had the opportunity to experience a photo shoot before and was really nervous. They did such a great job making me feel comfortable and even educated me on some terms which made the experience easier for everyone. After all said and done, I never felt so happy, and smiled so much my face hurt. I recommend anyone in search of fun experiences in having photos done to check them out because you get nothing short of awesome memories. I’m still smiling weeks later when I look back. Thanks you guys!”
“When they aren’t creating jaw-dropping work, they’re inspiring others. These two are truly the best kind of people!”
“They did an awesome job with our engagement and family photos, we had a really fun time. I can’t wait to see our wedding photos….also being done by Shawn and Rowena. Thank you so much!!”
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I have professional photos done?
A lot of our clients book their next year session at the end of their first session. It is a practice we would like to suggest you follow as well. Scheduling a lifestyle family session annually may be difficult for some as life can often get in the way. Choosing to schedule your session close to a family event or the holidays is a great way to commemorate that special time. When you make your session a tradition, you have the mile markers of life in print.
Can I keep the images from my session private?
Of course you can! While we post a lot of our sessions to social media and our blog we always honor our clients wishes. If you would prefer to keep your images private, you may indicate so when booking your session. For clients who choose to decline releasing their photos on our blog, we absolutely respect your decision. When we send you your gallery link we will include a password so only the people you want will have access to it.
What do I wear to my portrait session?
Rowena is more than happy to consult with you and your outfit choice(s). Her artist’s eye helps with the crafting of your portraits. We suggest everyone wears similarly styled outfits. Not necessarily the exact same shirt or dress, but more the overall style. If everyone has a casual look or everyone has a formal look the images we capture will be more balanced. It is not necessary for everyone to wear the same color, however, harmonious colors/color palettes photograph best for groups.
Where will my portrait session take place?
Our preference is for the sessions take place either outdoors at one of our preferred locations or at our studio. For studio sessions, we have a beautiful portrait studio space in our home. Let us know if you want a more formal studio portrait session or if you prefer one of our outdoor locations. If you have a special place of your own in mind we are obviously open to that as well.
What props should I bring to my session?
Props are a great way to personalize and showcase your lifestyle, but they are not necessary.
What if I don’t think I’m photogenic?
You are not alone in this belief. It is amazing how many clients tell us this before their session, and it is never true! This belief often comes from past photography sessions where the photographer took competent technical photographs, but didn’t understand the creative side. We love coaching our clients through their session. We used to hate posing clients until we learned the true art of posing. It is about the experience, the moment. We set the stage by positioning your arms, face and body, but your expressions are natural reactions. We have a lot of tricks up our sleeves to make you look fabulous! When let go and embrace our CREATIVE experience you forget that you thought you were not photogenic. You’ll look more beautiful than you thought was possible.
Where can I see your most recent work?
We publish our Lifestyle Family Photography sessions on our Blog. Click the following link to see our most recent Family Photography.