Fine Art Portraits

Jennifer Klementti opened her boutique Photography Studio in 2003 and has since attracted a discerning clientele from across Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand. In 2015 Jennifer moved her studio into a century home in the heart of downtown Barrie and beautifully renovated the building to create a unique and welcoming studio space. In the studio Jennifer photographs newborn, baby, child, maternity and family portraits.

Classic studio portraiture will never go out of style, whether we create portraits in black & white or in colour. The beauty of an in-studio portrait is in the simplicity of the image. A modern and minimal backdrop focuses all of our attention on the emotion and expression within the portrait.

For the first six years of her career Jennifer photographed all of her black & white portraits with film using a Mamiya 645 Medium Format Film Camera. She spent those first few years also custom printing her commissioned black & white fine art portraits in her studio darkroom.

The beauty of a black & white portrait is that it is truly timeless. When you combine the simplicity of a black & white portrait with thoughtful composition and a meticulous post production and printing process, the result is magical.

Jennifer made the transition to a fully digital studio in 2009 when she was confidant that we could produce an equally beautiful custom black & white print using a fully digital process. Her black & white custom prints are printed by a master printer on fine art archival pigment papers. This printing process amplifies detail, clarity and tonal range of the prints creating beautiful portraits that are truly works of art.

Jennifer has photographed our three boys each as babies and continues to photograph them as they grow. Jennifer creates stunning black and white portraits that truly capture their real personality. She is really wonderful with babies and kids. The kids love going to have their portraits done with Jennifer. We cherish the experience and we absolutely love our portraits and will treasure them forever.

Chris & Patricia Harburn

Family & Children’s Portraits On Location

Photographing fine art portraits on location adds a whole layer of interest with colours, texture and light. Working mainly with natural light on location Jennifer creates portraits that inspire; portraits that capture the unique beauty of the location or environment where she is photographing.

The best time of day to photograph portraits outside is in those beautiful hours before sunset that is filled with gorgeous light. However, we sometimes book early morning portrait sessions when we are photographing families with babies or very young children as this will be the best time of day for them. Choosing the right location and time of day for that location is critical to creating a beautiful portrait. Photographing at your home or cottage also makes your portrait very personal.

Jennifer photographs portraits on location in Muskoka, Barrie, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Niagara and is available for portrait commissions across Canada and internationally. Jennifer is a well seasoned traveller and would love to travel to you to photograph your family portraits.

 

The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes that will last a lifetime.

Fine Art + Documentary Portraits

With documentary and fine art portraiture, we can capture the fleeting moments of childhood and the richness of our everyday life found in those ‘in-between’ moments that make our life’s story. Documentary photography captures the honesty in life and enables us to see and remember the subtleties of our existence. A day. An event. A moment in time. Photography helps to define our lives by encapsulating who we are, where we were and every detail that fades with memory. Through careful observation a great documentary photographer can create thoughtful compositions by being open to the energy and spontaneity of life.

The most memorable photographs are the ones that have strong emotion and that truly are a reflection on the human condition. The unposed, the real moments, the moments where we are truly just being. Being ourselves; living and loving life.

For Jennifer, these sessions are all about seeing the beauty in the every day. They are an opportunity to allow ourselves to slow down for a moment, and to be fully immersed in the moment. Our fine art + documentary sessions are customized for each client.

Jennifer’s love of documentary and fine art photography began with photographing in the streets of her travels through the United States, Mexico and Europe. Jennifer continues to travel for ongoing personal fine art and documentary projects.

Jennifer is available for fine art + documentary sessions across Canada and internationally.

Fine Art Portraiture

The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home. An investment in fine art portraiture is one that will be cherished for a lifetime.

 

Fine Art Portrait Sessions

Basic Family Portrait Session                       $275            

  • In-studio pre-consultation with Jennifer to discuss the portrait process, creative direction for the session and look at options for portrait display and custom framing. In this consultation, Jennifer will ask you to start thinking about where you want to display your portraits in your home and how to prepare in advance for your portrait viewing and print ordering appointment. Jennifer will guide you through the entire custom portrait experience.
  •  60-90 minute portrait session in-studio or on location.
  • In-studio portrait viewing and print ordering appointment booked within two weeks of your portrait session where you will select your favourite images and place your print order.

Maternity or Newborn Session                      $325           

  • In-studio pre-consultation with Jennifer to discuss the portrait process, creative direction for the session and look at options for portrait display and custom framing. In this consultation, Jennifer will ask you to start thinking about where you want to display your portraits in your home and how to prepare in advance for your portrait viewing and print ordering appointment. Jennifer will guide you through the entire custom portrait experience.
  • 2-3 hour portrait session in-studio or on location.
  • In-studio portrait viewing and print ordering appointment booked within two weeks of your portrait session where you will select your favourite images and place your print order.

Extended Family Portrait Session                  $375          

  • In-studio pre-session consultation with Jennifer to discuss the portrait process, creative direction for the session and look at options for portrait display and custom framing. In this consultation, Jennifer will ask you to start thinking about where you want to display your portraits in your home and how to prepare in advance for your portrait viewing and print ordering appointment. Jennifer will guide you through the entire custom portrait experience.
  •  2 hour portrait session on location only*
  • Multiple family groupings.
  • In-studio portrait viewing and print ordering appointment booked within two weeks of your portrait session where you will select your favourite images and place your print order.

Please call or email Jennifer for a full price list including custom prints, custom framing, gallery wrapped canvases and bespoke fine art books. On average clients invest between $1000 – $5000.

Fine Art or Documentary Portrait Session         $2350

  • In-studio pre-session consultation with Jennifer to discuss the portrait process, creative direction for the session and look at options for portrait display and custom framing. In this consultation, Jennifer will ask you to start thinking about where you want to display your portraits in your home and how to prepare in advance for your portrait viewing and print ordering appointment. Jennifer will guide you through the entire custom portrait experience.
  • This session is for discerning clientele who wish to create unique and personal conceptual, documentary or stylized fine art portraits for their home
  • Up to 4 hours portrait session on location only*
  • Custom box with a collection of 5x7 fine art prints and custom crystal USB with WEB Resolution Digital Files.
  • $250 Print Credit towards any studio products of your choice
  • In-studio or on location portrait viewing and print ordering appointment booked within four weeks of your portrait session where you will select your favourite images and place your print order.

** Please note that portraits are booked midweek.

** If you need a weekend session, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

** Basic, Maternity, Newborn or Extended Family portrait sessions that are booked on a weekend will automatically have $1000 added to the session fee upon booking that can be used as credit towards any of our studio products including fine art prints, gallery wrapped canvases, fine art books and custom framing.

*Fine Art Documentary sessions can be booked midweek or on a weekend pending availability.