Commemorate and Celebrate Your Grad!

A quick and fun way to capture who your Grad is at this momentous time in their lives with beautiful images while making them feel comfortable, confident, celebrated and special.

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Natural Posing

The camera captures how you feel as much as how you look!

That's why we coach you throughout the entire session. From what to do with your hands to where to look, you will feel comfortable in front of the lens.  

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In-Studio, Outside or Both

Come to our covid safe Shawnigan Lake studio

Classic white and black background with beautiful natural light in our studio or step outside for a few shots in nature.  

Celebrate Your Passion

Athlete, academic leader, artist…

Stack your shoot and have multiple looks.

Dawn your school uniform, sports uniform, performance costume or Grad dress/suit one last time. Go casual or even business attire to get a standout headshot for your future.

We are offering the graduating students an opportunity to capture this momentous time in their lives with RapidFirePortrait sessions.

check out this video and see exactly what you can expect from a rapidfireportraits double stacked grad session

 

Individual rapidfireportraits

In-Studio $370

Prices are per person and include:

  • one outfit/look

  • 2 high-resolution polished digital images 

  • concise coached 15 minute photo session

  • 2 week online proof gallery that will be ready within 72 hours after your shoot

  • 2 polished digital images 

  • photo finishing on all delivered images

  • digital delivery to an online gallery and App

On-Location  $450

Prices are per person and include:

  • one outfit/look

  • 2 high-resolution polished digital images 

  • concise coached 15 minute photo session

  • 2 week online proof gallery that will be ready within 72 hours after your shoot

  • 2 polished digital images 

  • photo finishing on all delivered images

  • digital delivery to an online gallery and App

Add-ons

additional digital images: $110 each 

add make-up : Starting at $155 per person**

add hair: Starting at $85 per person**

add hair and make-up together: starting at $235 per person**

                                   ** When available

For additional outfits/looks you can stack RapidFirePortrait sessions together. See FAQ for more details.

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RapidFirePortraits

RapidFirePortraits specialize in stand-out & outstanding portraits, executed in an efficient and fun way while maintaining an exceptional product and overall experience.

We understand the demands of a graduating student, so we have created a way to take the guesswork (and leg work) out of getting great Grad portraits.  For your convenience, RapidFirePortraits can take place on campus or in our Shawnigan Lake covid conscious studio.

RapidFirePortraits is powered by Mr&Mrs Smith Studios. This award winning, internationally sought after studio that served Vancouver (and clients from all around the world) since 2006, until moving to Vancouver Island in 2020, bringing with them a wealth of experience and expertise to each RapidFirePortrait session. 

Being a full service studio, Mr&Mrs Smith Studios understands that not everyone is in a position (or has the need) to come in for our full Grad Portrait experience, so we created a fun tapas version of working with us, so that everyone can, not only get legacy portraits they can remember fondly for years to come, but actually have some fun getting them taken. 

We created RapidFirePortraits because we believe EVERYONE deserves professional portraits they are proud to use, that don't just show what they look like, but the essence of who they are.

Frequently asked questions

How does it all work, on-location?


That is the BIG question isn't it. Once you have booked in your RapidFirePortrait session, you will receive an email with tips and tricks to prep for your shoot, what to wear and bring, and a confirmation about the time and place of your photoshoot. On the day of you shoot, we ask you please arrive at the location at least 5 minutes early to allow us to go over health safety protocols and then bring you into the shooting space. Then, we will get you settled and ready for your shoot. If you added hair and/or make up to your shoot, Sarah (the makeup artist and photography assistant extraordinaire) will take care of you. Once you are photo ready, Sarah will keep her eye on all the little details like hair, neck ties, jewelry and renegade clothing, while Tobin (the magician behind the lens) coaches you through the photoshoot. We take care of all the little things, like what to do with your hands, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the process. After a series of different set-ups and poses, you’re done! That’s it! You get to go back to your day (and most people leave with a little more pep in their step) and we process your photos in our digital darkroom and prep your online proof gallery. Within 72 hours of your shoot, you will receive an email with the link to your personal proof gallery to choose your photos from. Having difficulty choosing? Give us a call and we can book a screensharing 'selection session' where we help guide you through the 15 minute decision making process online.




How long does an in-studio session take?


In-Studio: approx. 30 minutes Here's the breakdown of your time: +3-5 minutes arrival, temperature taking, welcome +10-15 minutes in front of the camera +3-5 minutes of pack up and good byes When you stack RapidFirePortrait sessions together, that increases your time with us by 15 minute increments for each session stacked. NOTE: If you added hair and make-up, that can add up to 60 minutes to your time with us.




How many photos will I choose from?


The final number to choose from varies slightly from individual to individual. We generally show between 15-25 images.




How many outfit changes do I get?


Just the one you arrive in. We suggest wearing layers. Simply taking off a jacket or tie can give you multple looks from one outfit. If you want multiple outfits, check out the answer to the question below.




How do I choose my photos?


All Grad Sessions: within 72 hrs, we will email you a link to an online proof gallery made up of 15-25 of the best images from each outfit set. In this email you will have the instructions on how to order your images. If you would like help choosing, we can arrange for a 15 minute selection session, where we screenshare and walk you through our refined process to choose the ones you love.




I want something with more photos and multiple looks!


We like how you're thinking! Then you likely want to check our Mr&Mrs Smith Studios website for the full Grad Portraits experience, which includes 4-5 looks, styling from what you brought, up to 90 minute coached photoshoot and a full gallery of 50+ images. Get the details by clicking here.




How does it all work, in-studio?


Once you have booked in your RapidFirePortrait session, you will receive an email with tips and tricks to prep for your shoot, what to wear and bring, and a confirmation about the time and place of your photoshoot. On the day of you shoot, we ask you please arrive at least 5 minutes early and stay in your car. We will come out to you, take your temperature and go over health safety protocols. Then bring you into the studio. We will get you settled and ready for your shoot. If you added hair and/or make up to your shoot, Sarah (the makeup artist and photography assistant extraordinaire) will take care of you. If you did not book hair and makeup, please make sure that your hair and makeup are photo ready when you arrive. Once you are photo ready, Sarah will keep her eye on all the little details like hair, neck ties, jewelry and renegade clothing, while Tobin (the magician behind the lens) coaches you through the photoshoot. We take care of all the little things, like what to do with your hands, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the process. After a series of different set-ups and poses, you’re brief time in from of the lens done! That’s it! You get to go back to your day (and most people leave with a little more pep in their step) and we process your photos in our digital darkroom and prep your online proof gallery. Within 72 hours of your shoot, you will receive an email with the link to your personal proof gallery to choose your photos from. Having difficulty choosing? Give us a call and we can book a screensharing 'selection session' where we help guide you through the 15 minute decision making process online.




Can I book multiple back to back sessions? Can I stack them?


Yes you can. Yup, it's that simple. Each RapidFirePortraits session includes one outfit and 2 images, so if you want mutliple outfits and 2 images for each... go for it. 2 sessions will be 30 minutes with 2 outfits and 4 included images. 3 sessions will be 45 minutes with 4 outfits and 6 included images. AND you can keep going. We will simply multiply the number of stacked sessions by the session fee for in-studio session. For on-location sessions, you pay the on-location fee for the first session ($450) than the in-studio session fee ($370) for any additional stacked sessions. NOTE: stacking sessions is only for individuals and not different people on the same team.




How long does an on location session take?


That depends on where the session is. If we are going to your home or office, we will arrive 30 minutes before your shoot to set up. The specific timing of on location shoots will be discussed at the time of booking. That said, here is what you can expect for the actual photography timing: approx. 30 minutes Here's the breakdown of your time: +3-5 minutes arrival, temperature taking, welcome +10-15 minutes in front of the camera +3-5 minutes of pack up and good byes When you stack RapidFirePortrait sessions together, that increases your time with us by 15 minute increments for each session stacked. NOTE: If you added hair and make-up, that can add up to 60 minutes to your time with us.