I am a portrait and commercial photographer serving southern Ontario and beyond.
Our home and studio are located in Stevensville, Ontario. I photograph portraits of all kinds, as you'll see in my portfolio. My goal is always to create the most beautiful images of you and your loved ones, that you have ever seen. I don't rely on a lot of props, as I prefer a simple style that focuses on the personality of the subject. My greatest compliment, which I've heard numerous times, is that I was able to truly capture the authentic personality of a subject in my photographs. This is especially gratifying when photographing my favourite subjects - kids! As a father of a precocious young daughter, I know very well how temperamental kids can be. Making the subject feel comfortable in front of my camera is the key to my image making process. Sometimes that means big, toothy smiles but for some subjects that may result in soul-searing, neutral expressions (my personal favourite). No matter what age my subject is, or whether it's a business portrait session in my Fort Erie studio, or a toddler running around in the park, I strive to make a connection that allows my subject to forget they're being photographed, and just be themselves.
Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 289-407-8559.
"Chris has been photographing our daughter since she was 3 years old. We are so happy with his level of professionalism and the quality of his work is impeccable, perfect actually. We have purchased small portraits, large ones and some in between , Chris has never failed us. He is very patient and accommodating and only wants what is best for his clients. He always makes the photo shoot fun, relaxing and very entertaining. He is the very best in our eyes. We are very grateful that we can always rely on him and his work."
Tim and Angie
"I absolutely love every picture I have ever had taken from Chris. He is super talented, extremely professional and a beautiful person. If you haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting him and working with him.... you need to do so asap!"
"Chris is an excellent photographer who takes the time to get the right photo for you and your family. Very professional and reasonable. I highly recommend him!"
"Chris has photographed our daughter each of her 3 years and I couldn't be happier with the results. Everyone that sees her pictures is amazed at how perfectly her personality is captured. His patience and persistence is a true testament of his passion for photography."
"I have had Chris do photography of my dogs and my grandchildren. The process was very positive. My grandchildren really enjoyed the experience, which was both professional and fun. And the results were wonderful. I would certainly recommend Chris McCooey."
"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience with Chris. He's been photographing our family for years. He's professional, friendly and extremely talented. I would HIGHLY recommend!" Amelie"Chris McCooey is a talented photographer with a serious creative edge. He can make your vision a reality. I love my professional photos as well...come to think of it I am due for a new one! Artistic and professional...I highly recommend Chris McCooey Photography."
"I've used Chris McCooey Photography several times, and for a variety of reasons. Our whole family did a portrait shoot with him with fantastic results. Everyone loved the group photos as well as the individual sub family shots. We were a big group comprising of toddlers and kids, all the way up to great-grandmother. The individual time that Chris spends with you in front of his computer to ensure that you are truly satisfied with the photo before it's printed is priceless. I've also used him for a studio shoot for my twin Labrador Retrievers. It was a lot of fun and we captured their puppy spirit forever. Additionally, I purchased a photo from Chris' portfolio that he had mounted on metal that looks spectacular in my dining room. You will be utterly pleased with Chris McCooey Photography!"
"I had always heard such good things about Chris' work and was so impressed with all the pictures he posted on his Facebook page. When our dog became ill and we were blindsided with the news that we had very limited time left with her, I contacted Chris to see if he would be able to find the time to shoot our family at short notice. Chris was beyond accommodating and provided us with beautiful memories. He went above and beyond and does amazing work! Thanks again Chris."
"Chris McCooey takes amazing photographs! I am always in awe of his work. He scopes out the best scenery and his images are always fantastic. His love of his art shines through in his images and always makes his clients look their very best. Highly recommend!"
"For my son's high school graduation photos, he did not want the traditional cap and gown cliche. I went to Chris who had taken the football shots and we came up with a collage plaque that is one of a kind and my sons best high school memories. Thoroughly enjoyed his professionalism throughout the process."
"Excellent photographer. Very professional and patient with my young daughter. Excellent work and more than reasonable prices. Very quick turnaround time for proofs. Highly recommend."
"As head of prom committee, I chose Chris McCooey for our photography. He is an extremely talented, professional, and kind person. I would highly recommend him, as the photos were absolutely stunning and have been a wonderful way to cherish our memories."
"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience with Chris. He's been photographing our family for years. He's professional, friendly and extremely talented. I would HIGHLY recommend!"
"Chris has recently shot business pics for my Real Estate Team 'The Listing Ladiez'. We were extremely pleased with the outcome! We appreciated his level of professionalism, keen eye for detail and his patience. Chris has done other business and family photos through the years and has become our 'go to photographer' because of the quality of work that he produces."
"Chris McCooey has been our only choice of photographer over the past 7 years. His pictures always turn out so beautiful! He is extremely easy to work with and we would highly recommend him!"
"Chris is amazingly talented with an unparalleled eye for detail. He gives great direction and eases any tension that you may have when getting your photo taken. Highly recommended!"
"A few years back, Chris took our granddaughter's headshots for her acting career. Her agent insisted on getting a second set done by a supposedly well-known photographer. When her Coach and American agent looked at the two sets, he told her to toss all the ones done in Toronto and to use the ones that Chris had taken."
"Fabulous photographer!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE his work!!"