Portrait Boudoir Glamour Photographer Kathy Paton Victoria Duncan » Portrait Glamour Boudoir & Wedding Photographer - Kathy Paton | Victoria | Duncan | Nanaimo

It’s getting close to Christmas season, so we’re offering Christmas Mini Sessions!

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Christmas Mini Sessions will be booked on November 12th and 13th, 2016. These 20 minute sessions will be done in my Shawnigan Lake studio, and are designed to be festive and fun experience, while also being short and sweet! The best past is a little surprise visit from the big guys himself, just before your session wraps up.  We want to capture the element of surprise and wonderment when your child sees Santa. Santa will spend a few minutes chatting with your child(ren) but he will not be asking them to sit on his lap. Your child(ren) are the main focus of these portraits, so capturing their expression (whether it’s surprise, joy, or maybe they just aren’t really sure what to think) is what’s most important to us. Santa’s face will not be visible in any of your finished portraits.


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About the session:

Your $99 session fee is non-refundable and must be paid at time of booking. We accept most credit cards, electronics money transfers and cash for payment. Your appointment is not secured until payment is received. Once booked, you will receive an email confirming your time and date, as well as some suggestions on how to prepare for your session. Portrait attire can be anything from PJs to your best Christmas outfit. A quick outfit change may be possible if time permits. Please let Kathy know at the beginning of your session if you would like to change. These sessions are geared for children only, family photos will only be taken if space and time allow.


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A few details:

You will receive a total of 5 digital images, delivered via download to your email address. An online viewing gallery link will also be provided. Additional products, such as custom Christmas cards and albums, can also be purchased for additional charges. Your non-refundable session fee must be paid at time of booking, to secure your appointment. Please do not be late for your scheduled booking time. Extra time will NOT be added to your session if you are late. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled session time, your appointment will be cancelled. Your session fee will not be refunded for late or missed appointments. Sessions are for immediate family only. Extended family must book a separate session, which can be added before or after yours, if scheduling allows.


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How to book:

Please send an email to info@kpphotography.ca with your preferred date and time (give a couple options, if possible), number and ages of children, as well as your contact information (email and phone number). Appointments will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Appointments will be booked from 10am to 3pm (every half hour).

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This is my handsome son and words can not describe how happy I am to have these sports portraits of him. He doesn’t “allow” me to take his portraits very often so I feel very blessed that he gave me the privilege to capture these portraits. He’s been playing soccer since he was 5 and I wanted to capture not only his love for the game but also those gorgeous curls – he’s never grown his hair this long before.

I had fun with editing these too. While it takes much longer than the way I usually, I’m extremely pleased with the outcome. I also gave my best effort at creating my first ever composite portrait (the stadium) You can see here how the portrait looked after my initial edit and then below, how it looks superimposed onto a stadium photo. I printed it large (19×13) and it looks AH-MAZING! I wish you could see it!

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Here’s another look at how I edited these sports portraits. The first is SOOC (straight-out-of-camera), the second is how I usually edit and the third is just adding a little texture and converting to black & white. I think it adds lots of depth to the portrait, making it more of a keepsake piece of art.

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If you would like to book a Sports Portrait session with me, I am currently offering these at a special pricing of $199.  Please contact me via email or my Contact form to get more information. I can guarantee you that these timeless portraits will be treasured for years to come by your special ballerina.

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Every now and then, I like to NEED to take on a personal photography project. It helps to get my creative mojo going again. It’s no secret that I’ve been inspired by Sue Bryce over the years- and lately, it’s her ballet portraits that seem to be inspiring me the most.  You may remember my last Sue-inspired project, back in 2013, the I Am Beautiful session.

This time, I wanted to create something that was different. Something that was beautiful and elegant but at the same time, captured the essence of ballet itself. So, I asked a friend if her gorgeous twin daughters would be interested in modelling for The Ballet Project. These girls love to dance and it was such a pleasure working with them to create these ballet portraits. They dance at Steps Ahead Dance, a wonderful local dance school that my daughter had the pleasure of attending up until she graduated last year.

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Now Booking for The Ballet Project

If you would like to book a Ballet Project session, I am currently offering these sessions at a special pricing of $199.  Please contact me via email or my Contact form to get more information. I can guarantee you that these timeless portraits will be treasured for years to come by your special ballerina.
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Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

When: April 30th, and May 1st

Place:  to be announced – outdoor location in Shawnigan Lake

Arrival Time: Please arrive only 5-10 mins prior to your Mother’s Day portraits session time. Arriving late will cut into your session time. 

Session time: 30 mins

Cost $129.00 

Includes: 10 edited images (high resolution – printable up to 8×12) delivered via downloadable gallery to your email address, all images are focusing on mothers/grandmothers/children. These are Mother’s Day sessions, NOT family sessions, so no need to bring Dad along. Immediate family only please.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save $20 on your Mom & Me Mini Session

Come to the What Women Want – Ladies Night Out on Friday, April 15th. There’ll be lots of wonderful vendors, offering everything women love and want! We’ll be there too, with a fun photobooth. Come by for a visit. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 


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Calling all Class of 2016 graduates – are you thinking about your graduation portraits yet? Then it’s time to book your RAD GRAD Session!

Times have changed! That’s what RAD GRAD Sessions are all about.

If you’re looking for the typical cookie-cutter-type graduation portraits, then you won’t want to book a session with me.   RAD GRAD Sessions are anything BUT your typical cap ‘n gown graduation portraits. They’re fun, multiple wardrobe changes, shot on-location(s) of your choice (including my studio if you choose) and one of the BEST parts, you can include your BFF.  Every session is different, reflecting your individual style – that’s what I love so much about RAD GRAD! We will focus on YOU and who you are at this pivotal chapter in your life, your high school graduation.


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We proudly offer two types of RAD GRAD Sessions:

the YOU-nique RAD GRAD session is only $199

the ENTOURAGE RAD GRAD session begins at $299 (for you and all your BFFs)

(min. 2 people; add $150 per additional person; max. 10 people)

You’ll be provided with a minimum of 20 professional graduation portraits, delivered via digital download, in both colour and b&w.  A Permission to Print certificate will also be provided. Your digital portraits can also be delivered on a custom-keepsake USB and case for additional cost. Albums, canvas and large portrait prints are also sold separately.


You can check out Jessica’s YOU-nique RAD GRAD Session here: Jessica’s Graduation Portraits

You can check out Sami’s ENTOURAGE RAD GRAD Session here: Sami’s ENTOURAGE RAD GRAD Session


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It’s time to book your RAD GRAD Sessions!!

So what’s a RAD GRAD photo, you ask?

Well, it’s anything BUT your typical cap and gown portrait!

That’s the philosophy behind the RAD GRAD portrait movement! You shouldn’t settle for the cookie-cutter graduation portraits of your graduation year when you can have RAD GRAD portraits. RAD GRAD portraits reflect YOU during this amazing milestone in your life. We’ll go to cool locations, have fun with outfit changes and incorporate props that are important to you into your shoot. Every session is different, reflecting your individual style – that’s what i love so much about RAD GRAD!

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RAD GRAD sessions are usually $349.

Book your session between now and February 28th, you’ll pay only $150!

What’s included:

  • up to 1.5 hour of session time
  • two different locations
  • unlimited outfit changes
  • minimum 15 images via digital download (with print release)
  • albums, slideshows and images on USB sold separately

Email info@kpphotography.ca to book your session.

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I first met Emily at Valley Health and Fitness, back in 2012.   She was my personal trainer and played a very big part at the beginning of my journey into weightloss and living a fitter, healthier lifestyle.  So when she contacted me about photographing her wedding,  I was beyond thrilled!

She and James are getting married on her parent’s property in the Cowichan valley, later this summer and i can hardly wait! We shot their engagement session in bright angel park, a favorite location of theirs and mine!  Be sure to watch their slideshow at the end of this post and leave them some love in the comments too!


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Seriously, who could ever resist a puppy?  Not me!  Especially when it’s a Goldendoodle puppy.   And if you follow this blog, you already know that we own a Goldendoodle, Jake!

While they aren’t my typical portrait client, I love photographing family pets!  These five sisters and one brother came into my studio recently to have their portraits taken before they head off to their new homes. They were so well behaved and we had LOTS of fun with them.  A huge thank you to my daughter and son for being my wonderful assistants for the portrait session.  Needless to say, they were beyond thrilled to help!

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Last weekend, I attended the Victoria Women’s Expo… as Flaunt by KP Photography.

I’ve never done a tradeshow booth for my photography before but I’m pretty sure I’ll do one again. It was also the launch of FLAUNT, my new branding for my glamour and boudoir photography sessions! You’re going to start seeing A LOT more of glamour and boudoir photo postings around here. I’m very excited to finally have a name, logo and direction for my photography passion…. because beautiful is for every woman! And I want to photograph you all!

I had to start prepping for the Expo back at the beginning of February. My hubby and I went on a vacation to Cuba (just the two of us!!! HOLA!!!) and we only got back a couple of days before the Expo started. I needed to have everything done and ready to go before we left. The new Flaunt logo, the large glamour and boudoir portraits needed to be printed, promotional materials designed and printed, the list goes on and on. Thankfully, I managed to get it all done so all I had to do was set up the booth.

I wanted Flaunt to be all about the SPARKLE and the GLITZ!  After all, isn’t that what women LOVE!  I wanted to be noticed so I designed my booth the way I did for just that reason.  We received so many comments on how awesome our booth looked!  You couldn’t help but be drawn towards it.  I had such a great time meeting, talking and networking with so many women. What a wonderful two days. I had a few of my amazing and awesome  friends/ clients help me out, sharing their experiences with every woman who stopped by. I cannot thank you all enough! <3

{most of these photos are iPhone, so please forgive the low quality.}

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I have a birthday coming up at the beginning of October and to celebrate it, I am giving away 5 complimentary I Am Beautiful glamour photography Sessions to 5 deserving women!

Yes, 5 complimentary I Am Beautiful Glamour Photography Sessions!

What is an I Am Beautiful photo session?  Well,  simply put, it’s a modern glamour photography session for women.  Nothing at all like the glamour shoots from the 80’s and 90’s though.  I believe that all women are beautiful, inside and out!  But we seldom give ourselves credit for it nor do we believe it ourselves.  Let’s face it, women between the ages of 35 – 50 are busy!  Busy with raising active children, busy looking after the family household and usually busy holding down a career or sometimes even two.  Women rarely take time out to pamper themselves and simple make themselves look and feel beautiful! This quote says it perfectly…

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~ Amy Bloom

That’s why the I Am Beautiful glamour photography sessions were born.  I want women to embrace their beauty.  I want them to celebrate it and remember it forever trough photographs.


What’s included in the giveaway:

  • a pre-session consult to discuss what to wear, what to expect, etc
  • make-up application for your glamour photography  session
  • a 1.5 hour photo session
  • post session viewing appointment
  • $100 credit towards purchase of products

That’s a $290 value!


  • you can nominate yourself or someone you know who is totally deserving of an I Am Beautiful glamour photography session
  • you can’t have been photographed my me before – this contest is open to new clients only
  • you must be 35+ years young! 😉
  • you must write and email me a small paragraph or two to tell me why you or the person you are nominating is deserving of an I Am Beautiful glamour photography session – not to worry, I’m not looking for Pulitzer Prize winning stories here, just something to help me choose the most deserving women for the photo shoots
  • email your story to info@kpphotography.ca with I Am Beautiful Glamour Photography Giveaway in the subject line.
  • you must share this with your family and friends through social media – just use the Be Sociable, Share buttons at the bottom of this post
  • you must be available to shoot your session on a Thursday or Friday, sometime before the end 2013
  • this is strictly for an I Am Beautiful glamour photography session – not boudoir
  • contest closes at midnight PDT on September 30, 2013
  • winners announced here sometime during the week of October 6-12, 2013

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