Will it be an issue if my venue is dark or if my reception is in the evening?
While we do prefer more light, we are equipped with professional external flashes to compensate for dimly lit venues. Our cameras and lenses also have low light capabilities that enable us to take photos in situations where we may not be allowed to use a flash, such as during a Catholic ceremony.
What is the total number of images I can expect to receive?
Since every wedding is different, we do not guarantee a set amount of images. There are several factors that impact the number of images shot at your wedding, including the number of hours you have contracted us, activities you have scheduled and the number of people in your wedding party. As a guideline, you can expect approx. 30-45 images per hour. If you have two photographers the number increases to approx. 50-60 images per hour. Will you visit my venue prior to my wedding day? If we haven’t shot a wedding at your location in the past we can arrange a visit prior to your wedding date to scout for the best photo locations. We prefer to visit your venue approximately two weeks prior to your wedding at around the same time that your ceremony will be so that we can get an idea of the lighting. Many couples choose to have their engagement session at their wedding venue too. This is an ideal way for us to become familiar with you and your venue while we scout for photo opportunities.
When is the best time to schedule my engagement session?
We would advise you to schedule your engagement session as soon as possible so that you have the option to use the photos for your Save the Dates. We prefer to shoot engagement sessions during the week and in the evenings or early mornings to avoid midday harsh lighting conditions.
How soon after the wedding will I be able to view my photos?
Your proofs will be available within 3-4 weeks after the wedding. I carefully sift through all of the photos from your wedding day, only selecting my favorites. I then do basic touch ups on them, which includes skin tone adjustments, highlights, and contrast.
When should we take our bridal party photos?
This depends on whether you want to see each other prior to the ceremony. If not, you may want to take photos separately with the bridesmaids and groomsmen and then take group photos after the ceremony. A good rule of thumb is to set aside approx. 5 minutes for each group photo that you’d like to take. For individual photos of the bride with each of her bridesmaids and the groom with each of his groomsmen, we usually set aside 30-45 minutes for each group. We also love to have at least 45-60 minutes for photos with the bride and groom. For family photos, we recommend allowing approx. 5 minutes for each grouping.
Should we provide you with a meal on the day?
Yes, please. We would request that you let the venue know we will eat at the same time you do. This allows us to continue covering your event and not miss any important moments.
How far in advance do I need to book you?
Couples usually book us 12 – 18 months in advance. Other times couples book us a few months in advance.
How do I reserve you as my wedding photographer?
We require a non-refundable retainer fee to secure your date. This prevents us from booking other weddings on your date. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding date.