BELLATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY

Portraits & Weddings by Cami Mendes

{  2021  SEASONS  }


As of January, I am planning the following:

ILHABELA, BRAZIL: January to May

OSLO, NORWAY: June/July

TORONTO, CANADA: August to November

Exact dates & details will be announced soon.

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FAQs

Where are you located?

My main base is in Toronto, Canada, but I'm a bit of a nomad photographer and during the Canadian winters, I escape to the warm side of the world to travel and work.

I'm usually in Toronto during part of the summer & fall seasons, in Brazil from December to May, in Oslo sometime during June & July, and  in other places in between.

Every year is a bit different depending on the bookings I get. If you're curious about where I'll be on a certain date, get in touch!


What do you shoot?

I photograph happy humans in pretty places. :)

I shoot mainly destination weddings and on-location (outdoor & in-home) lifestyle portraits (families, newborn, maternity as well as personal branding images).

FYI:

I only capture a small number of weddings per year and give preference to documenting destination, intimate, and/or bohemian-inspired ceremonies that celebrate love in nature.

"Personal branding" portraits are a collection of headshots + lifestyle images that capture the essence of your personality & profession for self-promotion on websites, social media, and marketing materials.


Do you offer digital images with your portrait sessions?

Yep, I do.

Every session includes a full digital collection with all of your best photos (100+), each one artistically edited and delivered in high-resolution, non-watermarked, print-ready files.

You'll own your digital files so you'll be able to print your photos anywhere.


What are your fees?

Being updated for 2021.


Do you offer photobooks, prints & other keepsakes?

Sure thing.

I've taken the time to handpick unique fine-art boutique products to offer my clients, including photobooks, prints, frames, and photo cards (all optional).

Orders can be placed through your private online gallery, in the comfort of your home. No pressure, ever.


I love your work but I'm on a budget. Do you offer  discounts?

To be fair to all clients and honour my work as a professional artist, I don't give any discounts on my fees.

But once you become a client, I have an awesome referral program in which you can accumulate credits by spreading the word to friends & family.


Where do portrait sessions happen & what should I wear?

Lifestyle portrait sessions can happen at any beautiful location near you, or in the comfort of your home.

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive access to the Client Lounge, where I’ve put together lots of information to help clients prepare, including wardrobe tips and location ideas.


What happens if it rains during our session?

If we're shooting outdoors and it happens to rain right before or during our session, we’ll simply have to reschedule for another day. Your deposit is never lost in such cases.

And if we can’t find a day to reschedule that works for both of us, then your deposit is fully refunded.


Do you travel to other locations other than the main cities you're based in (Toronto, Oslo, São Paulo)?

Absolutely. I love traveling and there is no place I won't go for work, near or far.

When in Toronto for instance, I photograph all over the GTA and cottage country, including the beautiful regions of Muskoka & Niagara Falls.

And of course, I'm always thrilled to go shoot in other countries. So far I've worked in: Canada, USA, Norway, Holland, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ireland, and Indonesia.


Do you offer seasonal specials like fall minis?

Sometimes!

To be notified of specials and season dates, you can sign up to my newsletter. I only send a handful of emails per year, so no worries about spam.


How do I know you're right the photographer for me?

First, of course, you must connect with my work.

When going through my portfolio, you should resonate with two things: my way of capturing expressions and framing moments + my particular style of retouching (now inspired on the vintage look of Fuji film).

Second, I love to create beautiful photos to be shown in beautiful ways.

I adore designing photobooks and frame collections, and I appreciate working with clients who also believe in the importance of "tangible memories," and who feel excited to turn their favourite portraits into precious family keepsakes.

So if you're looking for a mega friendly photographer who will make the shooting experience fun & comfortable and who will deliver a big selection of retouched portraits, enough to be turned into a lovely coffee-table book...

...then I just might be your girl. ;)


Do you offer some kind of guarantee?

Yes, for all portrait sessions.

This means that if you don't like the photos you receive after our shoot, I won't force you to keep them.

I'm happy to say this guarantee has never been put to use before, but I like to offer it. I've found that some clients go into the experience feeling more relaxed if they know they won't have to pay in full for something they don't absolutely love.


I'm in! How can I book you?

My main advice is to book early.

I cap the amount of clients that I photograph each season, and my seasons in each location are relatively short, so I recommend early booking to guarantee a spot.

Fall in Toronto is always my busiest season.

If you're interested, shoot me an email and I'll send you more info. All you will need to book is a refundable deposit.

Also, if you're only looking around for now, I suggest you join my list. This way, I can let you know whenever I'm open for bookings near you.

(And here's a lil' secret: My newsletter receives the details on my seasons before everyone else and gets priority access to my booking calendar.) ;)

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Founded in 2011 in Toronto, Canada, by passionate photographer Cami Mendes, Bellatrix is a photography boutique focused on lifestyle portraiture & destination weddings.

Bellatrix literally means female warrior in Latin. It is also the name of the third brightest star in the Orion constellation, also known as the Amazon Star.

The Bellatrix logo is a reference to the remarkable power of recollection that elephants possess.They remember little things long after they've happened...

...and it is through the art of photography that we, humans, are able to beautifully "freeze" precious moments in time so that, just like elephants, we may never forget them. :)


Interested in booking or learning more?

Get in touch.

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“Photography is the art of frozen time... the wonderful ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame.”

- Meshack Otieno

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