Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is included in any package we book with you? 

  • High resolution digital files, fully edited, without watermarks, in a personalized USB key set (engagement files will be available on an online gallery with downloadable link)

  • Smaller resized images should you wish to upload the photos to your social media 

  • The rights to reprints and use on social media platforms

 

Do you offer photo album?

Yes.  We also offer engagement photo session, professional lab photo prints, canvas image wrap, stunning photo bookand more.  Check our pricing page.  

 

How many photos will we get and is retouching included?  What about black and white photos?

I take hundreds of photos for every hour of the coverage, and in general, you will get between 50-100 edited photos (I mix between colour and the classic black & white) per 1 hour of coverage - so for 8 hours you will get approx. 600 (this number is not guaranteed - I've delivered 900 photos for an 8-hour wedding and 1,300 photos for a 10-hour wedding; all edited!  It depends on how packed your day is, etc.)  I spend hours after the wedding to cull the thousand images with a fine-tooth comb, discard the undesireable ones (the photo bombs, the test shots, the unflattering shots, etc.), and only present to our clients the best images. Editing usually takes 3-5 times the wedding day coverage hours.  I personally tweak each photo (post-processing is part of my artistry, and I am proud to say I do not outsource it), to individually retouch and colour-correct, to achieve our high standard.   However, please note that I am not at all a heavy retoucher.  I aim to document the moments on your wedding day in their truest form.  

 

What is your turnaround time?  How early can we get our photos? 

I usually send you a sneak peek/highlight of your wedding day within a week (in some cases in 2-3 days at ~40-60 photos), and your USB key with all the edited photos can take up to 5 weeks.  I've been delivering 95% of the files in a week (ask my couples!  I believe in sharing the joy through photos while the wedding mood is still in the air, not months after), but that's no guarantee :) 

 

Do you travel (Canada and international)? 

Absolutely!  I love to travel (check my bio page; I have been fortunate enough to live and travel in various continents).  Please inquire for a special package for your destination wedding.  We offer a flat, reasonable travel rate, thanks to our corporate rate with our trusted travel agent partner.  We actually will be happy to connect you with our travel agent partner who can coordinate your entire trip at a great price!

 

How do I book?

Click on this link.  Please note that prices are subject to change and can only be guaranteed with a booking. 

 

Can we meet?

Yes!  I offer up to 1 hour of free consultation either by phone, by Skype, or in person.  Once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid, you will have officially booked your wedding date, and only then will I be at your disposal for as long of a time as required to discuss all the other details and any inspirations you may have for your wedding.  I will be more than happy to answer questions/provide guidance on timing, locations, other vendors, etc.  I endeavour to reply to your emails immediately.  Please check your junk/spam box if you have not received my reply in 24 hours.

 

Please narrow down to 2-3 photographers that you will meet (more than that, and you'll make better use of your time by attending a bridal show; do not overwhelm yourselves) - those whose styles you love (through their portfolio - in most cases available on websites.  I am also happy to send links to show complete photos from start to finish as examples) and whose pricing (you can get pricing information prior to the meeting) fit your budget.  If you are meeting a photographer whose work you are not sure you like, and whose pricing is out of your budget, the meeting will likely be a waste of time for all parties involved.  A lot of details can be established via emails/calls prior to the meeting.  

Do you offer photo booth?

I don't, but I am happy to recommend Xpressbooth!  Have a look at their website.  Their photo booths are always highly popular at weddings and your guests are sure to be entertained!  

Do you offer videography?

I work with a great videographer that I am sure you will find to be one of the best values with top quality in wedding videography.  They are also ninja-like (= invincible on your wedding day; crucial skill for wedding photographer and videographer :D) and often praised by everyone for superb customer service.  Again, I am happy to help with more information and guidance including other vendors, once you have booked your date  :) 

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

1.  To Read Before Scheduling An In-Person Meeting with Your Photographer

2.  How to Choose A Wedding Photographer

3.  Second Photographer - Do You Need One? 

4.  So You Booked Your Wedding Date.. Now What?

5.  Wedding Venues in Calgary in Case of Rain

6.  Planning Your Wedding Timeline for Photography 

7.  What to Wear on Your Engagement Session

8.  Cute and Romantic Ideas for Your Engagement Session

The customized USB case and engraved USB key that come with any package you book with us