WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL COSTS?
For weddings happening outside of Winnipeg or more than a 30 minute drive within the city, I charge $0.30/km for travel costs. For most southern MB + country weddings such as Cielos, Ashgrove, the numerous wedding barns and La Lune this comes to about $25 - $50 added to the bill.
Second shooter gas is already worked into that price.
Destination weddings are a whole separate conversation, send me a text or email and we can chat!
WILL YOU POST PHOTOS OF US ONLINE?
With your permission, yes- I would love to share some images of your love on instagram or my website.
Keep an eye out!
DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL FOR THIS?
Nope, I am a "self-taught" photographer. However- I credit so much of who I am as a photographer to photographers like Mackenzie Jean, Steph Schulz and Janine Kropla who taught me so much as I second shot and assisted for them for years. If it weren't for Mackenzie seeing the potential in me and allowing me to shoot my first wedding with her when I was 17 I don't think I'd have nearly the same amount of experience and skill I do now!
WHAT IF WE WANT YOU TO STAY LONGER?
This totally happens! As long as you give me decent warning that you'd like me to stay later into the evening I can add an hour or two onto your coverage. I will send you another pricing document adding on the extra charge, which as of my 2019 pricing is $300.00 per extra hour!
WILL YOU EDIT OUR PHOTOS?
Yes indeed, every single one. I take extreme care in making sure each photo has ideal lighting, tones, and colours. By booking me you are agreeing to trust my eye and style in both the taking and the editing of the images.
CAN YOU HELP ME PLAN THE TIMELINE OF THE DAY?
Of course! First of all, take a look at this page of resources, and secondly, send me a message and I’d love to chat! I gladly offer day-of planning help!
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
Pricing is outlined in the document I would have sent your way upon inquiry. I ask for a non-refundable $600.00 deposit to secure your date and booking, and then the remainder of the amount owing can be paid any time before or on the wedding date. (note: not after!)
I will provide a pricing outline to you in the months before your wedding describing the payment and amount owing once you have selected a package!
HOW CAN WE PAY YOU?
I accept cash, cheque, or e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW SOON CAN WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS BACK POST-WEDDING?
This varies based on my current workload and how many weddings I am shooting the month before your wedding, but I strive to provide a few “sneak peeks” in the following week after your wedding, and guarantee you will receive the whole lot of them within 7 weeks.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN WE EXPECT?
In short, many. I shoot a TON! I am a shutter-happy photographer, on average I return roughly 75 photos per hour of shooting. This varies per wedding of course, but you can expect anywhere from 500-1000 images.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
I provide both a hard-copy of your images via USB drive, as well as an online gallery with highlights and family photos as a convenient method to share photos with your wedding party and family. The rest of the photo distribution to your loved ones and guests is in your hands!
On occasion I will send some of the photos directly to your vendors (hair, makeup, florals) with your permission after you have received them all.
I also offer custom made hard cover photo books, see your price packages document or ask me for more details!
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
That's entirely up to you, based on cost and preference! I am confident and capable with or without. Having a second shooter just helps to capture different angles and perspectives throughout the day, and can allow for one photographer to be with the groom and myself to be with the bride on the morning of. Also, having a second increases the number of photos you'll receive!
CAN I CHOOSE THE SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Because of many variables, my second shooter is chosen and hired by myself based on skill, compatibility and availability!
WHAT IF I HAVE SOME DREAM PHOTOS I REALLY WANT?
That’s amazing! I love that! Don’t be shy to send me your *dream* wedding photos or even your Pinterest board- it totally helps me know what you’re drawn to. This is YOUR wedding day, not mine. I want you to walk away with photos you are obsessed with, and no regrets that you didn’t ask for that one perfect pose you had up your sleeve. :) Candid is my specialty but I understand sometimes a favourite photo is a posed one! (especially for the whole wedding party!)