Dawn at Dawn

Remote Studio Set Up on Location

Well equipped, with the ability to photograph small to medium sets in house, and the set up studio flashes and backgrounds on location.

Rates are based on time and expenses. Our basic rates are listed below, but we have found that clients tend to over-estimate the time (and cost) it will take to create their photos. If you have a project in mind, we would love the opportunity to quote, and will provide a complete breakdown of our rates.


Photography rates (Canadian Dollars)

Includes location based product photography.

Rates (excl HST) 1st Hour Additional hours Half day Full day
Basic 135 100 435 800
Standard* 175 125 500 950
Extended 195 135 600 1100
Premium / Special 320 250 1100 1900

Citrus slicesA half day is typically 4 hrs and a full day typically 7.5 hrs
Most of our work is charged at the Standard rate
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and are valid as of March 2018

All photography prices are for guidance only (E&OE) and exclude HST

Our standard terms and conditions for commercial photography services

What you pay for

The prices quoted above are an ‘all inclusive’ price – we will not make any additional charges for standard processing (which should be all you need) OR usage/license fees. Expenses are charged cost + 15%. For sites outside of Kingston, Ontario – please see the details below.

Basic rates include straight hand-held camera event documentation using available light or on-camera flash. Basic rates are also charged for A/V and/or video post-processing, and advanced editing.
Standard rates include a more sophisticated approach, using tripod, multiple exposures, off-camera lighting, simple drone photography etc.
Extended rates apply if management of a crew is required, including, but not limited to lighting or shooting assistants, second shooter(s), makeup artists, models etc. Extended rates apply to the primary photographer only. Additional personnel are billed in addition. These rates also apply to drone work where 2-person control (pilot + photographer/videographer), and/or trained visual observers are required.
Premium rates apply when a full studio setup is required and work is done with on-site art direction. As with extended rates, additional personnel and space rental, if necessary, are billed in addition.

What you’ll receive for the prices above:Flutes in a Row

  • Our time to take your photographs – your costs are based on how long it takes us to shoot your images
  • The photographs taken – we don’t hold any back and charge for additional shots later
  • Our expertise
  • Our time to process your images – they will be cropped, edited for colour balance, basic sharpening and, as necessary, corrected for geometry – and in general it takes (at least) as long to process/edit your images as it does to take them. There are no extra charges for basic processing.
  • Supply of your high resolution images – usually electronically, but CDs/DVDs are available on request
  • A license/the right to use your images – we do not normally place any time restrictions on how long you can use the images or how many times you use them, BUT there may be restrictions on HOW you use them and these will be detailed in your quote (this restriction usually only applies to large scale, world-wide, non-web advertising campaigns)
  • We aim to store all of our original photo files
  • Free post-production advice


Any expenses will be clearly detailed on your quote, but in general:Irish Coffee

  • We charge mileage for all projects outside of Kingston at $0.60 per kilometer
  • We charge travel time for all projects over 1 hour away from our base in Kingston. We charge nothing for the first hour (in each direction) then 50.00 for each additional hour (in each direction) – rounded up to the full hour
  • Hotels and expenses (if required) are charged at cost + 15%.

Processing costs

  • Basic image processing – cropping, editing for colour balance, basic sharpening and corrections for geometry – is included in the price you pay for us to take your photos.
  • Enhanced image processing and Photoshop work – IF required – is charged at Basic rates (above).