FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

Where are you living? Do you travel for shoots/weddings?
I’m currently based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and available across the province, country ,and world! I’m also ALWAYS down for a roadtrip. I’m a traveler & backpacker at heart, and have no qualms about wading through swamps, hiking up mountains, or checking out a new city with you! I’m no fuss and my travel fees are only to cover the basics! If you’re within 2 hours of driving, the cost is covered.
Do you only photograph weddings & couples?
Nope! I love shooting weddings but I mostly just love photographing people and humanity. My background is in documentary street photography, so I love bringing that forward in all types of work. If you have something in mind you want me to photograph, reach out! You can see what else I do here.
Note: I don’t photograph newborns or maternity sessions (unless I’ve worked with you before!), but know plenty who do I can recommend! 
How much am I investing in my photos?
You can check out all my rates on my weddings and the portraits pages! All of my wedding collections include a complimentary consultation, a free engagement session (except elopements for obvious reasons!), unlimited guidance for planning/timelines/locations, and unlimited photo delivery (each collection also comes with tangible items), including fun stuff like film and polaroids! You can shoot me an email or fill out the form for a more detailed investment guide from me! 
How do you deliver our photos?
I’ll send you a private online gallery of all your edited images that will be accessible for up to 1 month. You can download all the images at high and web resolutions (back them up somewhere safe!) and share the link with your family and friends. This online gallery also allows you purchase high quality prints and products for you, all made by local Canadian companies whose customer service and quality are unmatched. Through this online shop you can also design your own album or request my custom curation and design for you. This is also an element we talk about in the beginning, as albums are important in my focus on tangible heirloom items. Albums are not limited to weddings! For certain wedding collections, you will get a package in the mail with some goodies, too.
Where can we see your work?
A selection of my fave photos can be seen on the home page. I also have a portfolio link in the menu of this website for weddings & portraits. I have lots of work on my Instagram and highlights of all my sessions can be seen on my blog.  If you want an even better idea of the full scope of a wedding day from me, I can send you a complete gallery to view upon request.
What if I feel awkward or nervous in front of the camera?
Don’t worry at all! I’m here for that. All my shoots are very casual and I try my best to make sure you know we’re just hanging out or you’re going on a date. Think of me as just your pal who loves taking photos of you. I also give guidance and direction during the session so you’re not left to fend for yourself. But I love mostly just trying to vibe with you and catch you at your true selves! For my couples, I have a guide FULL of tips and advice on how to prep for a shoot with me. I’ll send it your way once we’ve booked a session (this also goes for my wedding couples and their engagement sessions!).

WEDDINGS

Do we pay the full collection price when we book you?
Nope! I simply require a 40% non-refundable retainer when we book the date. The remaining amount is due 2 months before your wedding. We can also discuss alternative payment plans!
Why do you include the engagement shoot?
For a couple reasons! Engagement is a milestone in and of itself and should be celebrated! It’s a chance for us to all get to hang out and for you to get used to me and how we work together, so that by the time your wedding day comes around you’re super comfortable! It’s also a great chance to get less formal photos of you guys just hanging out and being yourself; they’re also super useful for wedding websites/invites. We can also play around and do cool stuff that maybe we don’t always have time for on the wedding day. It’s a no-stress fun way to get you some cool photos and for us to connect. We can do film photos too! Just hit me up with any requests, I’m super flexible and love trying out new stuff!
How many photos will we receive and when do you deliver them?
I don’t like to limit the number of photos I give you. I edit and send you however many photos best capture your day. On average, you’ll get around 100 photos/hour from me. I deliver them within 2-4 weeks of your wedding. I’ll also post sneak peeks on my Instagram and Facebook pages!
HOW DO WE GET A PHOTO ALBUM?
I am SO stoked if you want a wedding album, an engagement album, or any kind of album! My focus for you is to make sure you get quality heirloom items, and an album is one that you’ll have forever. It is very easy at the end of the wedding when you get your online gallery to purchase and design your own album, which allows you to have a bit of that personal element to it! Or, if you prefer, we work together to choose your favourite images and I design and curate an album for you. You approve, we send it off, and then you have an album to last! You can inquire to see samples or talk further. I am ALL about albums and will gladly help you through the process! 
Why do you like to include prints and tangible items in all your packages?
Film for me is so important. It’s the original (sort of) art of photography and I think it is SO fun and amazing to include in a wedding. Film contains the real moments, blur, grain, grit, imperfections; all my favourite things about photography! It is the true embodiment of feeling for me. I truly believe in holding photographs in your hands, hanging them on your walls, and sending them in the mail. Whenever I give my couples their collection of instant photos at the end of the wedding day, I see the delight in their faces and they are immediately passed around with friends and family. IT IS THE BEST! You truly deserve a variety of photographic experiences from your day.  That is why I not only offer real elements in each wedding package, but through your online gallery you will be able to purchase your own high quality prints, print products, and albums.
How far in advance should we book you?
Most couples will book me 6 months to 1 year, but I’m pretty flexible! Just email me or fill out the form with inquiries. I’m sure we can make it work!

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