Choosing a wedding photographer can be overwhelming!
Not only do you need to like their photography style, but you need to like them as a person.
We could potentially be spending a lot of time together!
I hope this section helps you in your decision making process.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
Send me an email letting me know your wedding date, the city it's in, and any other details you want to share.
If I'm available for your wedding and need more info from you I will send you a questionnaire so that I can
get to know more about you and your big day.
Following that I will set up a video or phone meeting with you so
we can get to know each other, talk details, and get your questions answered .
To finalize a booking I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee.
I can help you plan a timeline for the day that will facilitate in getting you the best photos, and if you need guidance with any other aspects of your day I will offer support where I can.
In the month before you wedding we will ramp up communication to sort out the final details for your day, and your payment balance will be due two weeks before the wedding.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE WHEN PHOTOGRAPHING A WEDDING?
No one has ever asked me this! But I think it's helpful.
My main goal is to provide you with authentic and interesting wedding photos . . . images that are a unique yet true representation of who you are and the day you have planned.
What does that even mean???
It means you get to be you, you have the day you want and I take the photos that are worth taking;
the ones that are intriguing, beautiful, weird, humorous, and real!
My images are aesthetically contemporary, and if I have my way, the least cheesy wedding photos you could possibly get. I want you to have really cool photos of your day, the ones you aren't expecting, the ones you never would have planned for. It's like a photographic adventure . . . an experiment
in what can be captured.
If you hate posing for photos then we will focus on a photo-journalistic feel.
If you want posed photos and put some trust in me then we can get some really interesting portraits!
If you're having a quiet candle-lit ceremony,
your photos and my approach to taking them will reflect that.
If you have a wild dance floor, amazing!
I will be right in there with your guests capturing them in all their glory.
At the end of the day I hope you feel like you had a friend (or at least a cousin you like) photographing
your wedding, and together we will have a series of photos that will have you laughing, crying
and reminiscing simultaneously.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET?
You can expect to receive around 40-60 images per hour of photography coverage.
Having a second photographer will mean more photos.
WILL YOU BE THE ONE PHOTOGRAPHING OUR WEDDING?
Yes! It's just me over here; no associate photographers, no employees,
no big company wedding factory stuff.
I will be your main photographer and I will be the one you deal with
from the initial correspondence to the very end.
DO WE NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
For some weddings it's best for you if I bring along a second photographer.
For "intimate weddings" it's most likely not necessary as you will have a small guest count, no wedding party and generally a simpler day; which means I can handle it all myself.
You should have a second photographer if....
-You have a formal wedding party
-You and you partner are getting ready in separate locations
-If you think photos of decor, rings, shoes etc are important
-If you have the budget for it (regardless of the above)
Things to think about...
-You will get a higher volume and greater variation of photos.
Having a second photographer really adds an essence of storytelling to the final photographs of your day. There won't be much that isn't photographed.
-I'm a people photographer!
I designate my second photographer to (amongst other things) take as many "detail" photos
as possible. If you've spent a lot of energy on this aspect of your day then these
photos may be important to you.
-They are like a built in insurance policy.
If something unforeseen happens to me on the day of your wedding there is a photographer who can take over in a heart beat. I only hire other professional wedding photographers that I am confident can take over if needed (although, phew, this has never happened!).
WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS, AND HOW?
I will email you a select few sneak peeks within one week of your wedding day.
In the the weeks following that you will receive your slideshow.
Your full gallery will be ready 4-8 weeks after your wedding.
You will receive an online gallery that allows you to download your photos in
high-resolution and there's an integrated shop if you want to order print products.
Your gallery can be shared easily with guests and will stay online for one year.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS AND ALBUMS?
Yes. These can be ordered separately and all wedding photography
clients receive print credit.
Through your online gallery you will be able to order a variety of different
high quality, professional print products:
Archival prints, framed prints, albums, thank you cards, and more.
You can design your own album in the online gallery software,
or I can do it for you with a custom order.
CAN WE DO OUR OWN PRINTING?
Yes. You will receive your images in high resolution which means you can have complete
control over your own printing if you wish to go that route.
WILL YOU EDIT AND RETOUCH OUR PHOTOS?
All of the photos delivered to you will be meticulously edited. This includes colour correction, cropping and retouching if needed.
Since I really strive for an authentic vibe, heavy photo manipulation is not something I focus on
but I will remove distracting elements from a photo if and when it is necessary
(ie don't worry about that pimple).
You are always welcome to ask for specific retouching after your receive your final images if
there's something that's bothering you.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT?
There are a few things that may come into play;
Travel: Depending on the location of your wedding there may be travel fees. Generally weddings located further that 100km from Revelstoke BC or Toronto ON will incur travel fees.
Permits: If you want to have photos done in a location that requires a permit or fee you will be responsible for obtaining and paying for that.
Feeding me: If I'm photographing your wedding over meal service then I need to be fed in the same manner as your guests. If you are having a formal sit down dinner I need be seated in the same room as the events so I can photograph them. Same for the second photographer.
Overtime: If photography goes longer than the contracted time I will bill you an
hourly rate after the wedding.