What is included in my wedding package?
Each wedding package includes:
- A 1-hour engagement session
2 meetings, one before book and one close to wedding day
- Full photography coverage on the wedding day
- A $100+ print credit towards prints and albums
- An online gallery to share with friends and family
Depending on the length and the size of the wedding, your
package may also include a second shooter throughout the day. I
also include all my expenses (gifts, travel, equipment etc.) in
this price. For distances further than 30km, additional fees may
The number of digital images ranges from about 40 - 80 per hour
of shooting. The number of images depends on a variety of
factors including wedding activities, shooting conditions,
duplicate images, and one on one time with me!
How much time should we dedicate to wedding photos?
Taking beautiful photos of the bride and groom takes time! In
your wedding schedule you should definitely allot specific time
to spend with your photographer. The more the better, but
usually an hour with the bride and groom, and 45 minutes for
family and bridal party shots is sufficient.
If possible, early morning or evening before sunset are ideal
times for these images. It is also recommended to pick only one,
versatile location for your formal photos. If you're
apprehensive about fitting this into your schedule, remember
that this allows some quality time (and a much needed break! )
with your partner.
During our first meeting we can talk about your timeline and
decide on some of the best options for incorporating
Do you have any venue recommendations?
I have worked at many locations, some of my favourites have been
Sala San Marco (Little Italy), the Arboretum Gardens for photos,
Wakefield Mill (Quebec), Strathmere, or Stanley's Olde Maple
Lane Farm (South of Ottawa).
Do you have any bakery recommendations?
Some of my favourite bakeries in town are Thimblecakes (can make
peanut and gluten-free), and Bakery Baby (Alymer)
Do you recommend hiring a professional make-up artist and
hairstylist for the wedding?
Your wedding is for you, so you should spend and prepare in
whatever way makes you the most comfortable! A professional MUA
or hair-stylist may help you get the best look for your big day,
but you also want to look like yourself and not go too
over-the-top. Let me know if you're looking for recommendations.
Another option may be to try a makeover at Shoppers or Sephora
before-hand to pick up some tips and tricks if you plan on doing
your own makeup.
Do you use props for the bride and groom?
I have some general props that I usually bring with me. Often,
the best props are personalized ones! Get creative and think of
activities that you both enjoy, or use personalized features
(desserts, flowers, centrepieces etc.) from the wedding.
Should I give you a shot list? Can you use my Pinterest board
Typically the best photos from the day are candid and unplanned!
A full shot list is unnecessary - planning the images is part of
what you're hiring me for! As a wedding photographer, I already
know which of the traditional shots to take. At our
consultation, I will ask for a brief summary of the family
combinations you want, as well as any specific or creative
photos you were really hoping for.
You can send me a Pinterest board to get an idea of the theme
and look of your wedding. If you have specific images on there I
will use it as inspiration, but note that all photographers have
their own style. I can look at some of the images for ideas, but
it is not likely we will get the same shot or use the exact same
style as other photographers.
Do you edit all the images? What kind of edits are included?
All of the final digital images are edited for exposure,
contrast, colour etc. As needed, I do some more complex edits to
remove background distractions, fix skin tones, or enhance
portraits. Since my style is bright and authentic, I will never
edit portraits in a way that drastically changes a subject's
face or body.
Can I get some photos in black and white?
You can! All digital images will be delivered in colour. When
reviewing, if there are some images you would like in black and
white, take note of them and request by email. Additional fees
for editing time may apply.