1) Am I fun to work with? Yes, having fun and being yourself is a must when working with my couples.
2) How long have you been shooting weddings? It’s been about 10 years since I photographed my first wedding, but I started my photographic career about 6 years earlier as a photojournalist in the newspaper industry.
3) How many photos do you take? This all depends on the individual event. I never set a limit to the amount of pictures that I take, on average I will take between 1600-2000 images in the course of the day. Of that I will go though and pick the best ones (usually ending up with an average of 30% of the total images).
4) How long does it take to receive my images? All my weddings are done in order of being shot. You will receive a few sneak peak images within a week of your wedding while the rest of them will take about 4-6 weeks to be ready to show.
5) What is your deposit policy? In order to lock in your date and secure the contract a 30% non-refundable deposit is required.
6) What type of payments do you accept? I accept all forms of payment, cash check, CC and so on.
7) Can I show you my ideas? I insist that you show me your ideas. This is your wedding and the images I capture need to showcase who you and your fiancé are. So please show me what you have, be it on your Facebook, Pinterest or bridal magazine.
8) Will you take images of the details? Yes of course! You have spent all this time and effort in planning your perfect day. Everything from the color of the flowers to the food on the plate. Making sure that those little bits are captured are just as important as capturing your first kiss!
9) Do you shoot film or digital? Throughout my photographic career I’ve shot both film and digital. If you would believe when I first started out as a photographer I use to process my own B&W film in my laundry room sink. As you can tell I’ve been doing this a while. On your wedding day however I will be shooting on full frame format digital cameras.
10) Do you travel? Yes I do! I love the opportunity to capture amazing images in locations close to home or far and away.
11) Do you take family formal photos? Of course, your family is one of the most important party of your wedding day and should be a part of your wedding photographs.
12) Do you work with a second photographer? Upon request I do. Normally I work alone or with an assistant but in cases that the client (you) would like that extra bit of coverage, I will arrange for a second photographer to be there that day. Also there are specific packages that do include a second photographer as part of the package.
13) Do you book more than one wedding in one day? No, once the contract is signed and deposit is paid, your day is yours. I will not book any other shoot on a wedding day.
14) Do you have backup equipment? Yes I do. I normally shoot with 2 cameras. I have a third as backup with me at all times in case one or both of the primary cameras go down. I also have nearly a dozen lenses in my kit which gives me nearly every possible angle I could choose.
15) What finished products do I get with my package? Because each bride & groom are different, and your needs are different I don’t force you to get one set of products. This is where the ‘Album Credit’ comes into play. This is a set dollar amount within the package that goes towards any of the products that I carry.
16) What is a reprint copyright? It means I am giving you permission to make prints for yourself and your family for personal use only. I still retain the full copyright and ownership of the images. You receive unlimited copyright for personal use only.
17) Have you taken any continuing education classes? Yes, even though I have a Bachelors of fine Arts in Photography from the University of Lethbridge that does not mean my education is over. I usually attend 3-5 seminars and workshops a year to learn new techniques and skills that help me craft amazing images for my wonderful clients.