HOW CAN WE BOOK YOU? HOW CAN WE PAY?
If you’re ready to book, I’m available, and we love each other, I’m all yours with a signed contract and retainer. The balance in full is due one month prior to your wedding date. For portraits, the balance is due at the time of session. I accept payments via Interac e-Transfer, cheque, or credit card.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
It’s never too soon to ask… and it’s never too late to ask. I’ve booked weddings from 4 weeks to 2 years in advance! I operate on a “first come, first served” basis, so I suggest getting in touch with me as soon as you have a firm date. For portraits, 3-4 weeks notice will usually do the trick! Due to the demands of wedding photography, please note that I am generally not available for weekend portrait sessions from June through October.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE’VE BOOKED?
I’m pretty low-maintenance. I’d love to hear all about your plans, and I’ll be available to help you with questions, but I really don’t need anything from you… you can relax, check one thing off your list, and move on. Before the wedding I’ll send you a questionnaire to get all the details of your wedding in one place so that I can be prepared to rock it! For portraits, we’ll hash out the time and location details pretty quickly, and then we’re good to go.
AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION, REALLY?
Really! A complimentary engagement session is my gift to you. It allows us to get to know each other and establish a relationship without the pressure of a wedding. That means that on your wedding day you can relax and focus on having a great time, resulting in better photographs (and better memories). Plus, they are fun! But they aren’t mandatory – choosing not to use your engagement session does not alter the package price, nor is it replaceable by any other product or service. I suggest engagement sessions be done at least 3 months before your wedding.
DO YOU REQUIRE A MEAL AT OUR WEDDING?
Yes please! I am a human being who requires nourishment to sustain life, and weddings don’t typically come with lunch breaks. To stay alive and alert with a stable blood sugar level during your wedding, meals are requested for myself and my team (where applicable) for events over 4 hours. I promise we have excellent table manners!
DO YOU TAKE TRADITIONAL FORMAL FAMILY PORTRAITS AT WEDDINGS?
Yes! Usually right before or after your ceremony. I will get a list of the desired combinations from you in advance, and we’ll try to make it snappy. Pro-tip: plan for two minutes per combination to get everyone organized.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
It depends! I will select only the best images from the day to share with you, and you’ll receive them in high-resolution. A full day of wedding photography averages around 600 images, but you’ll receive twice that many because every image is delivered in both colour and black & white. Portrait clients can expect a minimum of 25 unique images.
WHEN WILL THE IMAGES BE READY?
For weddings, there will be a sneak peek on my blog within 4 weeks of your wedding, and all of your images will usually be available within 8 weeks. For portraits, images are typically available within 4 weeks of your session.
DO WE GET THE COPYRIGHT?
The copyright stays with me. You’ll receive a personal print release, which means you can make all of the photobooks, prints, and cards your heart desires, as long as they are for you. If you have any questions about usage, get in touch with me and I’ll help you out!
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Absolutely! Have camera, will travel. I have photographed weddings all over the Maritimes, as well as across Canada and internationally, and I’m always open to something new. My fees are pretty straightforward: airfare (or mileage) & accommodations.
WE’RE ELOPING/HAVING AN UN-WEDDING.
I’m there. Email me.