(Frequently asked questions)

How do I book?

Your experience with Re Bastien Photography starts with a consultation by phone to determine your photographic image needs. All photoshoots are tailored to create beautiful art for the individual needs of each client. Give me a call! We chat about your vision, style or locations and who will be involved in the process (children, babies, etc.)

All photosessions require the sitting/creative fee as retainer to book.

I accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, or Email-Money Transfer.  Photosessions may be booked by phone 250-650-4072 or online at:

Where can our photosession be?

Portrait sessions may at my studio, or can be at the location of your choice within Comox Valley. (Sessions may be booked at locations outside of the area, please inquire as a travel fee may apply). 

How long does the session last?

Most sessions last an hour, unless stated at the time of your consultation.

What is included?

The sitting fee covers the photographers time and talent only.  As each client has different needs, wall art, prints, images or products are purchased separately.

Do you do image retouching?

Yes! All images for products purchased receive complimentary digital enhancements, minor touchups and post processing. This includes blemish elimination. However, if you want me to ‘extreme photoshop’ you into a scene, switch heads or do dramatic weight loss, there will be an additional charge of $30/image.

How do we see our proofs?

Images from your photo session are revealed to you during your Ordering Session appointment.  I present all proofs in person so we can see each image in detail, and zoom in and compare images. Ideally, it should be 1-2 weeks after your shoot, which gives me time to retouch and enhance your images. I will contact you upon booking to arrange this appointment which may be same day as your session with advance notice.

I produce between 20 – 30 colour proofs per one hour photosession, shown  in colour and black and white. At this time you will view my product offerings and purchase the products you like. Ordering sessions usually take about an hour and are done at my studio, preferably without children present.

Live out of town? Same day or next day Ordering Session Appointments are available!

Are you interested in a gorgeous wall art over the sofa? A collection of images in an album? A something for your office desk to display? Just like the best way to find flattering clothes is to try them on, the best way to decide what you want to order is to see the samples and sizes in person.  You may touch and see the texture and finish on the wall art choices, see  cropping on your artwork and consult on what fits on your wall. Email pictures of your wall space ahead of time and I can show you how your images will look!

Art prints and products such as digital images are purchased through collections or individually (ala carte).  I have no minimum order. I offer a variety of different products, such as albums, books, artwork printed on metal, dresser-top folios, greeting cards, postcards, digital collections and more. These will be on view at your Ordering Session.