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.


I am a natural light photographer and currently I only shoot on location in public places. I do not have a physical studio. My headshot sessions usually take place on the Halifax peninsula and there are indoor and outdoor options available. Other types of portrait sessions are available at all sorts of locations and we can discuss options but currently I only offer outdoor sessions for families, couples, and animal portraits. There may be a travel fee for sessions outside HRM. 


Outdoor sessions are weather dependant. I usually touch base with clients the night before the shoot to confirm if the weather is cooperating. If not, we can either reschedule or move to an indoor session (for headshots). My usual indoor location is the Halifax Central Library. I can also travel for headshot sessions if needed.

Current Booking Updates

I will be on holidays December 21st to January 4th so my proofing and editing timelines will be adjusted accordingly depending on the type of session and date we shoot. Some proofs and final images may not be delivered until after I return from the holidays. Rush processing for some sessions and if you have any questions or concerns before you book please feel free to reach out to me at emily@mjphotographics.com.

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 headshot or 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 fills up pretty quickly, especially during the busy season between April and October. I suggest clients book at least two to three weeks out from when they want to shoot. I do my best to keep my availability 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.

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