Hello! Thanks for booking with MJ Photographics! I’m excited to shoot with you! Before you click over to my booking site I just wanted to make sure you have all the information you need and give some instructions that will make the booking process go smoothly.

My specialty is adventurous shoots in natural light, that’s why all of my portrait shoots are outdoor sessions only so we have more opportunities to capture the most relaxed natural version of you (and your family/partner/favourite animals). Learn more about my portrait session process by visiting my various portfolio pages!


Outdoor sessions can take place pretty much anywhere in HRM. I am available to travel outside HRM for a travel fee. Outdoor sessions are weather-dependent. I usually touch base with clients the night before the shoot to confirm if the weather is cooperating and if not our session will be rescheduled. 

Current Booking Updates

Any updates to my schedule, proofing, and editing timelines due to holidays and vacations will appear here!

  • I will be on vacation from May 26th to June 9th 2024. Proofing and final image delivery deadlines for shooting taking place in the two weeks before my vacation may be adjusted. Details will be communicated during booking.
  • Bookings that come through during this time will be confirmed within a couple days of my return.

Booking Process

To book a session you can click on the button at the bottom of this page to be taken to my booking site. There you can choose the package you wish to book and view my availability calendar. Click a date to see all times available. Once you choose a date and time you’ll be prompted to fill in some information

  • If you are booking for someone else please book the session under their name and their contact information. (For minors please see the section on Booking for Kids and Teens)
  • If you would like to provide additional contact information you can put it in the more information section of the booking questionnaire

Bookings are not officially confirmed until your deposit is paid and we have chatted via email. You will get an email from emily@mjphotographics.com to work out your shoot details. 

Payment of session deposits takes place upon booking. The remaining payment is due on the day of your shoot. Invoices will arrive via email from my booking system Pixieset. Please make sure you have my email in your contacts so my messages don’t go to junk mail.

Booking for Kids & Teens

For portrait sessions with anyone under the age of 18, I do require that I connect with a parent or guardian before I can confirm the shoot, so I recommend that an adult complete the booking. When filling out the booking information please put the name of the child or teen in the name field and include the name of the supervising adult in the questionnaire included in the booking process. The contact information, phone number and email, should be the adult’s information. If teens wish to also receive emails about their shoot they can include their email in more information section of the questionnaire.



My schedule is always open 7-60 days out. Meaning you could potentially book as soon as next week and as late as two months from now depending on availability. I do my best to keep my schedule up to date on my booking tool, but sometimes I may need to adjust the time or date you requested. Very occasionally, I may need to reschedule an appointment that’s already been approved due to circumstances outside my control. 

Full information on all my policies including deposits, rebooking, cancellations, and illnesses can be found here


If you have any questions before you book please feel free to reach out to me at emily@mjphotographics.com