How much does it cost to hire you?
$1200 for the day. This covers me as your one photographer for the day, and the digital files of the photos produced. Start and end time is up to you. You’ll get full coverage from bridal prep to reception. There are no taxes, down payments, or booking fees. Hotel and travel expenses may be added on depending on the location. Engagement shoots are also offered at $250 for one hour.
What if my wedding is longer than one day?
Many weddings do involve other elements such as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and smaller religious ceremonies. I do offer discounts on add on days depending on the length and size of each event. Check out my Services Page for a full breakdown. Feel free to contact me for more details.
How many photos do we get?
This depends on you, the timeline of the day, number of guests, language barriers… all play a part in the final roll count. I don’t censor my images. Everything I shoot you get (minus the occasional flash misfire, or exposure tests). On average my number range around 600 for 1 shooter full day package.
Can we print our own photos?
Yes of course. All your images will be provided as high resolution digital files on dvd for easy printing. There are no watermarks and you will have full rights to the images to duplicate as you see fit.
Do you offer printing?
I do offer printing services along with framing, albums, and canvases. However these are all features you can decide on once you’ve had a chance to review the images from your wedding. Many couples I’ve worked with have opted to perform these services independently to save costs. Honestly, I encourage it. Producing your own wedding album allows you to combine my images along with those provided by family members to create a more personal story of your wedding day.
How long will it take to get our photos?
It takes approximately 1 week to get the final images. A couple days leeway may be needed during peak wedding season. Final images will include color corrections, airbrushing, and custom editing.
Do you photograph anything else other than wedding?
Yes I do. My background in photography is quite diverse so I can work with any special event you might have coming up including: baby showers, christenings, Bar Mitzvahs, Cotillions, birthday parties, and business events. Any excuse to celebrate is a good one. I also offer lifestyle shoots for families and couples who wish try something new.
Do you do destination weddings?
Yes I do. Same rules apply. It’s $1200 for the day plus travel/hotel expenses. Add on days are complimentary. Simply pay the extra hotel time.
What happens if it rains on the wedding day?
Rain, snow, wind… this is Canada, we get it all. What we do about it is up to you. If you’re willing to go with it, I’ll be right there with you. However, if the weather is bad enough where you do decide to cancel your outdoor shoot, there is a backup plan. Book a 1 hour followup shoot within a week of your wedding for $100. Simply put on your wedding gear and we’ll get some great shots of the two of you once the weather stabilizes. **This service only applies if the outdoor shoot is cancelled due to bad weather.
What method of payment do you accept?
Cash is preferred. I don’t require upfront payments. In fact, you don’t pay anything until you have the finished digital files in hand. At that point, the one thing you’ll have a lot of is cash from all the guests who attended. So in reality, I’m not really part of the wedding budget but rather a gift from the family. If you do wish to pay by cheque, payment must be received at the end of the event since it takes a week to process. If you do wish to pay by etransfer, payment must be sent 1 hour before delivery.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I primarily use a Canon 5DM2 for shooting and T2i for a backup. In fact, all my equipment has a back up. Flashes include a 320ex, a 430ex, and a spinlight 360 system that can accommodate me for any type of environment. I have a total of 10 lenses, but usually only carry 3-4 custom selected for your wedding style. 3 camera batteries, 30 flash batteries, and I shoot your wedding across 8 memory cards. The idea behind all this equipment is to guarantee being prepared no matter what your wedding throws at me.
Do you offer a contract?
Yes I do. Since I don’t require down payments, the contract serves as an official document to guarantee my attendance on the wedding day. It provides all the primary details for that day. It also outlines worst case scenarios. For example, if you were to cancel my services any time before the wedding day, no harm no foul. If I for whatever reason have to back out on the wedding day, I will replace myself. If even after everything is said and done, you still don’t love your final photos, you don’t have to pay for anything. For more details on the contract or to see a sample, please feel free to contact me.