Pre Wedding Photography FAQ

I tend to disappear into the background and capture the wedding day as it happens, without interference from me. When it comes time for the couple portraits and family group photos, I will step out of that role and help people feel comfortable in front the camera and show them how to pose. Once those shots are over, I go back into candid mode. With this approach, you get the best of both worlds; the traditional formal shots, and the more modern looking “documentary” style images. If this sounds like the type of wedding photographer you’d like on your day, let’s connect!

Most likely! I want to be affordable and have set my rates very competitively.

I’m more than happy to accommodate weddings of all sizes and budgets. In fact, that’s what I do most often. I’ll come out for whatever amount of time you need – even just two hours – and we’ll get some great shots!

I’m able to be flexible because I work from home, and have very little overhead costs. Also, I focus on the quality of the images rather than the quantity. So you can rest assured that you won’t be cutting any corners with regards to amazing wedding photos if you hire me for just a short time.

That depends. I include venue scouting with my 6 & 8 hour packages as those tend to be larger weddings with less flexibilty. While it is helpful to get a general feel for the venue, it isn’t necessary for smaller events.  For outdoor public spaces, the likelihood of everything being exactly the same as on your wedding day is slim. Things like the weather, time of day, time of year, the tide, sunrise/sunset time and other people being in the area, all affect where the ideal spot to take photos would be on your day.  For that reason, I don’t always go see your venue in advance, especially if it’s in a park or public space.

Post Wedding Photography FAQ

I’ll always include plenty of images of everything I capture. I don’t like to give a cutoff number because I don’t believe in withholding any images from you as an “upsell”. Since I know you want an actual number answer, I’d estimate you’ll get about 50 images per hour of shooting time, but generally you’ll get more.

Not as a general rule. Editing is half the magic that goes into the photos and the raw photos don’t portray a finished vision. That said, if you have a special circumstance and/or just want a few raw photos to play around with feel free to ask me.

Almost! I go through and sort/filter out the bad ones (blinks/blurs/flaws) because you wouldn’t want these anyway. I have a very high “keeper” ratio, and I won’t let you miss out on your memories! All important events will be captured and delivered. 

General FAQ

Great question!  Here’s a bit about me: I am honored to be a wedding photographer, as I believe it comes with great responsibility to capture the details, the feelings and the moments as they unfold. Your day will be filled with spontaneous moments, laughter, smiles; all of which must be captured without a second chance. With over a decade of experience shooting weddings, I assure you the love and feeling of your day will shine through in your photos.

About my clients: Most of my clients want beautiful photos, but don’t want to spend too much time posing. They prefer to spend the majority of the day authentically and have documentary-style photos captured. Many of my clients are a bit older, some with kids already, and some have found love for the second time. All want to look beautiful in their photos, and some think they’ll need a bit of direction.

Does this sound like a match to you?

If so, I’d love to meet up with you over tea or coffee and we’ll get to know each other!

Before your wedding: We’ll either chat on the phone, or meet up in person and see if we are a good fit for each other. You can ask me all the questions you want! If you decide you’d like to book me, I require a signed contract and 50% non-refundable retainer to hold your date.

In the weeks leading up to your event, you can contact me by email anytime you have a question.

I’ll email you 7 days before your wedding just to touch base and make sure there are no changes to your timeline or anything else I need to know.

On the wedding day: You’ll get a variety of documentary and candid photos during your ceremony, and other events throughout your day. We’ll have planned some time for group photos with your family, wedding party or any other groups you’d like. Once that’s done, we’ll usually shoot your couple portraits, and then I’ll end off with more documentary style photos for the remainder of your booked time with me.

After the event: I’ll prepare your images (deleting the no-goods and editing the rest) and deliver them to you in a secure, password-protected gallery which you can share with your family and friends if you choose.

Why are some of my printed photos cropped?

Sometimes the shape of the paper is not the same shape as the actual photo. For example, a square is always a square even if it’s printed at 4×4 or 8×8. Rectangles have specific shapes too, but it’s not always so obvious to see. (The fancy name for this is “aspect ratio” or in other words it’s width by height.) Rectangles can be short and fat or long and narrow, and anywhere in between! And this means that our photo might need to be cropped depending on the paper shape we are going to print on.

If you don’t want to lose any of your image: Choose any print size that is a 3:2 ratio (the same as the camera). That will keep the whole image intact without any cropping.

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