Frequently Asked Questions
I am based out of Ottawa, Canada, but frequently travel across Canada (and even the world) for wedding days.
Short Answer: yes. Wherever your love brings you, I’ll be there. I’ve photographed weddings from Jamaica to Iceland, all the way to Tuscany. So I’m no stranger to long road trips and airplane naps. Whether you live in a remote corner of Ontario or Timbuktu, I’ll hop over to wherever you are.
I do not charge travel fees for weddings/sessions in the Ottawa area. For weddings outside of Ottawa (but still within Ontario or Quebec), I simply charge for the cost of driving to wherever I’m going. And for anything beyond those provincial boundaries, I will charge for the cost of a return flight, 2 nights accommodation, and 3 days of a rental car.
People often don’t realize this until after they’re married. But your photographer is the one person you spend the most time with on your wedding day. So it’s pretty important you choose a photographer you trust. Someone who you can feel 100% comfortable with. The best way to figure out if we’re a great fit is to reach out to me. Write me an email, and let’s set up a time to chat. This can either be in person, or over video chat if I’m out of the country.
If you decide you want to book me as your wedding photographer, I’ll need two things.
- a $1000 non-refundable retainer
- a signed contract from you (more info on that below). And then: we celebrate!
From that point forward, I am with you every step of the way. I’ll offer my guidance and support in any way I can. I can help you find other vendors who will help bring your dream day to life. And I most definitely will get over-the-moon excited when you send me photos of your dress!! Why? Because that is the type of relationship I love having with my couples! The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can be friends!
First off, my pricing packages are not a “one-size-fits-all” solution. So I’d never want to turn away an incredible couple based on their budget. That’s why it’s so important for us to get in contact with one another. So I can listen to what you are actually looking for and suggest ways for us to move forward and work together! There’s a good chance we can find a solution that works for both of us, like reducing my coverage time or sending one of my team members instead. There are many ways we can work together that gives you the photos you want, and still allows me to pay my own bills and keep my small business profitable!
Bottom line: I truly love what I do and want to make it work with anyone who values what I have to offer. Or anyone who appreciates my time and effort. If that sounds like you, well heck – get in touch! Let’s just chat and see what we can make happen.
Most weddings I photograph do not require two photographers. I would recommend booking a second photographer for two reasons. First, if you have more than 200 guests. Or second: if you have a complicated schedule that requires photos being taken in more than one place at a time.
Since I know (from personal experience) just how hard it is to wait for photos, I work double time to get them to you ASAP. You can expect a highlight gallery within 3 days of your wedding, and the final gallery approximately 1 month later. These will be delivered to you in high resolution via an online gallery, and you can share the link with your family and friends. Easy peasy!
To book me as your wedding photographer and secure your date, there are two things I will need from you: a $1000 (non-refundable) retainer fee and a signed wedding contract. To keep things fair, I work on a first-come first-served basis. Once the contract is signed and the retainer fee is paid, the date is set and I’m all yours! Woo hoo!
The sooner the better (obviously). I typically book between 1-2 years out, but never hesitate to get in touch and ask about my availability – even for last minute bookings!
The retainer fee ($1000) is paid at the time of booking to reserve your date. The remaining balance is split into two equal payments: one 4 months before the wedding, and the other 1 month before. For payment methods, I accept e-transfers, direct deposit bank transfers, or credit cards.
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