What to order?

We have many print options and love to customize based on your vision. However we do get a lot of questions about final product. "What's the difference between canvas and acrylic?", "How does an acrylic image look when it's mounted on the wall?", etc. So we've got some photos to help you get a clearer idea of what your image could look like.  

Acrylic: A glass looking finish. Image bleeds right to the edge and the colors really pop. Great for high contrast images. See below:




Canvas: More of a traditional print option. Great for fine art pieces and allows the image to wrap around the edges. See below:

mounted_canvas Canvas


More questions? Feel free to get in touch with our production team: perphoto@perphoto.com

What to Wear - Family edition

Family photos are so important. Kids grow up fast and years fly by so quickly. Life is busy with soccer, piano, ballet, school, and it's hard to find time to coordinate the kids and find time to get professional family photos done. But these portraits are so important to capture this time in your life and something to treasure and look back on. So now that you've managed to find the time to book your photo shoot here are some tips to help simplify the toughest part; what to wear!
1. Coordinating colors doesn't mean matching - Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.
2. Plan Ahead - You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.
3. Textures are your friend - I am a huge fan of a cotton fitted shirt. However, in photographs I like to add textures like scarves or belts to add a little more to the image. Don’t shy away from different textures.
4. Avoid all white or all black clothing - If you are wearing an all white shirt then it is very easy to blow out parts of your shirt causing it to lose its detail. Same can be said with all black, it’s easy to have clipping on black clothing and the detail is lost. You don't have to go bold or bright but try to have some color.
5. Say no to characters - Yes, your little one may love their Toy Story shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting.
6. Look at your home - Is it filled with bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home.
8. Think of Location - Is there somewhere of significance to your family? A favorite ice cream shop everyone loves on a summer's day? Let you photographer know, we can try and incorporate this special location.
7. Keep it Classy - These photos will be hanging on your walls for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.

Christine & Ferdinand | Calgary Wedding

This past Sunday was probably one of the most emotional weddings I have photographed in my 20+ years as a photographer. It was a joyous occasion, but also had an undertone of sorrow since the bride is in the fight of her life against cancer. Seeing both tears of joy and sadness it was something I've never experienced before. They are such a beautiful couple both inside and out. Only best wishes for a long and lovely future together.  

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Portraits, Parties, Nuptials, & Food

November is a busy month for me, as always shooting pretty much every day. It's always the most busy month to shoot family portraits and business corporate events. I photographed two weddings this month, countless family portraits, several corporate events, a whole lot of boudoir sessions, and several commercial sessions including a fantastic food photoshoot last week.

Here are some of my favorite shots from some portrait sessions and the food shoot.

children playing

It is wonderful to see children grow and document their life. These little girls are growing last week we did a beautiful spring portrait session in the park. I love photographing in  may and early june in Calgary.

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New York sessions June 2011

Award winning photographer Perry Thompson, is coming to the tri state area to photograph friends and families from June  18-22nd. 2011 Perry has been commissioned for thousands of portraits worldwide! Everything from celebrities, heads of state, every day people, to members of the British Royal Family. Perry leads the industry with creativity, uber talent and the ability to make any one feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Create the visionary family heirloom and start a photographic tradition that narrates the story of your life.

Sessions will be 1-2 hours for $500.00

This will include an online gallery for ordering images and a 100 dollar print credit.

Sessions are limited so book soon.

Email : perry@perphoto.com or call Perry at 1-403-998-5643

New Jersey Contact: Vennie Vega 1-201-282-4205 for any bookings or inquiries

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Zoe spring shoot

We did this shoot out and about in Calgary it was a beautiful spring day .

Westsprings School Playground fundrasier

Dear Families of West Springs,

Since we were not able to accommodate all families interested in booking a September Family Photo Sitting, we are pleased to offer.....


Perry Thompson, one of Calgary's Top Professional Photographers, and a parent from West Springs School, is donating his time during the week of Nov 1 - 14.  


Perry is offering studio half hour photo sittings for $100; 100% of this fee will be donated to the WSSDA playground fund.

Sessions purchased from this promotion can be scheduled between November 1st. 2010 and March 1st 2011. 

call 403-243 5643 to book your time. 

or email: studio@perphoto.com.

To purchase your sitting please visit: Perphoto link

Purchase now




winter wonderland

Well today it snowed and Scarlet Gered and I went out to play in the snow. I photographed the Taylor Family a few months ago in Discovery Ridge and I remembered the fantastic walking trail thru the forest. so went down and explored the trail. We came upon the Taylor kids playing in there back yard so we stopped and played with them and their parents Brian and Tana it was a perfect outing.  

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