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welcome! aminah Syed is a photojournalist living in Edmonton, Alberta. She'll take awesome photos of you. Like, for real.

Headshots

You are your brand

Family

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About
Aminah

Some things we might have in common are...

ABOUT Aminah

dogs!

Coffee!

Shoes!

Happy Clients

about aminah

My dad and my uncle were professional photographers back in their day. I grew up with the bathroom doubling as a dark room. Photography is in my blood. I have spent my entire life looking at light and space. This kind of stuff is not normal but it’s me. I have diplomas and degrees—mostly in Journalism. This means I’ve been trained to find newsworthy moments. In portraits, that means finding authentic moments (more on that later). I’m a mom of both a human child and two Siberian Huskies. And, I have a husband who thinks it’s funny there are more dog feet than people feet in our house.

-Shawn Ohler

Happy Clients

Aminah has the skill and timing of a photojournalist, the eye of an artist, and the demeanour of a funny, reassuring friend. Who should hire her? You, that's who.

From the get-go, working with Aminah was both comfortable and fun. She helped my family find the perfect location for our shoot by asking all the right questions and understanding our vision.

-RENEE IGNACIO

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I showed my parents my photos tonight. They loved them, too! They were very impressed with the supermodel shot so I told them you brought a wind machine.

-brettany johnson

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Finding your moment

FAQs

Pricing

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Information

I have a full-time day job--some might call it a corporate reporter/photojournalist. I’m also a mom and an entrepreneur. That means I get the hustle. I’m right there with you when you get home from work and step on a Lego. You can’t swear because your toddler is right there mimicking your every move. The dogs need to be walked. Your husband is asking you if you’ve seen his charger. And, you have to make supper. This stuff is tough! 

This is when you catch a glimpse out of the corner your eye and see your moment. 

The picture on your wall that pulls you in. Even if it’s just for a split second. It makes you warm. Happy. The smiles aren’t forced. The moment was real.

Finding your moment is about finding that one short-lived second between takes when you exhale and let go of your inhibitions. In that moment, you are you and nothing else because you aren’t thinking about how bad a photo you take or asking me to Photoshop you. This is my bread and butter--precise and selectively timed photos to capture your real, authentic self. 

Finding your moment

What exactly is a one hour family documentary portrait session? 

PRICing

-1 hour shoot on-location or in your home
-Edited, high resolution and social-sized images delivered on USB
-Shared printing rights. I give you details on where you can print your photos, make Christmas Cards and albums all on your own.

-5-7 high resolution and social-sized images delivered online
-A clean sweep edit (fix of minor blemishes)

*If you have a group of three or more, contact me for special rates.


Family documentary session $750

Headshots $200

Frequently Asked Questions

what should i wear?

Wear what makes you look and feel good. You don’t have to coordinate your outfits so everyone is matching in the exact same way. You could pick a colour and use it in one piece of everyone’s clothing—like a highlight or accent. Avoid flashy, graphic t-shirts and bedazzled jeans. They're jeans, not a chandelier.

What if it’s raining, snowing or aliens invade on the day of my shoot?

I keep a close eye on the weather. Josh Classen and I are like *this* on the Twitter. Sometimes shoots will have to be rescheduled or we come up with a backup plan together for indoor photos. Usually that’s your house wearing tinfoil hats because… aliens.

What payments do you accept?

Cash, cheque, e-transfer, and credit card. Payable on the date of your shoot. *Credit Cards are subject to 2.75% fee.

I have more than three people I need headshots of. How much will it cost?

Send me your budget. I can work within that depending on how many people, deadlines, and where you want to shoot.

What are my background choices for headshots?

You can choose between white, grey, peach, light blue, and royal purple. Different colours are subject to availability and come with an added fee ($50). 

Wear what makes you look and feel good. You don’t have to coordinate your outfits so everyone is matching in the exact same way. You could pick a colour and use it in one piece of everyone’s clothing—like a highlight or accent. Avoid flashy, graphic t-shirts and bedazzled jeans. They're jeans, not a chandelier.

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