What to Expect
Initial meeting + Booking
I can’t wait to meet you both and invite you over to my home studio so we can get to know each other. If distance is an issue we can plan a Skype or Facetime session too. From there, I work with you to find the collection and extras that best suit your needs. If we’re a great fit, the booking process is completed by signing my digital contract and sending off a retainer payment to secure your wedding date with me!
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
All of my wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session. These sessions add so much to the story of who you are as a couple. This is the perfect time for us to get to know each other and for you both to feel comfortable in front of my lens before your wedding day.
I love planning engagement sessions with my couples. It can be a simple as a stroll through your favourite park, an intimate meal at your favourite café or even a romantic return to where he proposed - anything you can imagine to share the imagery of your personal love story. Formal or informal images from your engagement session are beautiful additions to your wedding album and also make a wonderful signing book. They help craft the whole story and can even be used for save the date cards, invitations or thank you cards.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE!
The dress. The rings. The cake. The bouquet. I know how much energy and thought is put into each detail of your wedding. It’s a custom-designed event for your friends and family. That’s why my aim is to craft a collection of images that captures the emotions, colours, look and feel of your wedding. These details are the fine points that distinguish you as a couple, expressing what is unique about you. They form the visual texture of the day and I will document them beautifully so that they tell as much of a story as you do.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WEDDING WILL WE RECEIVE?
The number of photographs taken depends on many factors. The number of guests, hours of coverage booked, location. My average for an eight hour wedding with a second shooter is 500+ images.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Each image is carefully hand selected and edited to tell the story of your day beautifully. The process can take up to six to eight weeks from the wedding date to receive your digital images. Other print materials like heirloom albums and canvases have extended timelines based on what items you choose.
DO YOU EDIT ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes I do. Every image that you receive has been hand-edited by me.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
All of your images are delivered through a private online password protected gallery where they are archived and backed up. This is a place to view, share and download all of your images with family and friends.
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS AND WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?
Yes I do. In fact I offer a complimentary engagement session to all my wedding clients. Personally I love engagement shoots. I get the chance to work with you both for the first time and it is a great way to get to know each other before the wedding. The sessions last between 1-2 hours at a location of your choice. I will post a few images as a sneak peak on social media following the session. You will receive a minimum of 30 edited images on the online gallery within 2 weeks of the session.
DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER?
Yes, absolutely. For an additional $400 I can bring along a second shooter to capture more images for you.
CAN YOU HOLD A DATE FOR US?
I can’t hold a date without a retainer and a signed contract. I accept bookings on a first come/first served basis.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
A booking fee/retainer of $1,000 is due to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be due approx. 30 days from your wedding date. I want to make things as easy as possible for you - I know you’ve got a lot on your plate.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY WEDDING?
Unfortunately the retainer fee and all monies paid are non-refundable. The retainer guarantees that I will hold the date exclusively for you and once you have signed the contract I do turn down all other commissions for that date.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
Right away! Since I can’t hold dates until retainers are paid it is best to call as soon as you can. Most of my couples contract me within a year of the wedding date, sometimes as close as two months prior, sometimes a full calendar year or more in advance.