How do we know if we are good fit for each other?
Choosing a photographer is a big decision! There are so many factors to weigh and I know I'm not going to be for everyone and that's ok! And here's the sitch people, there is a lot of talk about having an 'ideal client' and you know what that means to me? Someone who respects me, trusts me and values me. I am here because you and your photos are my priority and you're here because hopefully you think I am a semi decent human, you like my style and wanna have fun while capturing an important day in your life! If this resonates with you - then shit ya, we will be a good fit!
Do you meet with people before booking?
Typically, FaceTime, email and a phone call is how I communicate with the majority of my couples. If you would like to meet in person and share a coffee or a beer that can be absolutely arranged, however my schedule is usually based around the boss man AKA my Toddler.
Do you travel?
HECK YES I travel! I am local to Edmonton, Alberta, but love to travel and try to do it as much as I possibly can! I charge a travel fee outside of Edmonton (unless you're going to elope somewhere amazing like Italy - then seriously lets get to chattin') but price varies depending on location.
Do you offer elopement packages?
I do! I love couples who are willing to skip out on the traditional wedding style and adventure off and create something truly unique for just the two of them. Elopement stories are different to each couple and can range from a few hours to a full day. Please contact me for a customized package to fit your needs!
Do you edit all the photos you give us?
Yes! Every single one. I take a lot of pride into my work and although I do love a natural look, each individual photo you receive I have put time and heart into making beautiful! It is important to note that I do not Photoshop bodies or superimpose things into the shot that weren't there to begin with. However, I do take special care to fix any skin inconsistencies and remove any elements that may be distracting in the photo. If there is something you are self-conscious about, let me know beforehand! I would love to put more focus on the things that you l-o-v-e about yourself!
Can we have the RAW images?
I do not give out any RAW files or unedited images and here's why! RAW images are large massive files that take up a lot of space on your computer and include all of the blinking, sneezing, weird faces and moments that don't necessarily tell the story of how beautiful your wedding day was! That's why you hired me right - to be your eye and to give you the best images possible that reflect your day!
Will any of our photos be black + white?
You will receive a mixture of both black and white and color photos. I will use my artistic discretion to decide which photos will look best black and white. However, the majority of your photos will be in color.
How many images can I expect?
For lifestyle sessions you can expect roughly 30-40 images. For weddings I shoot on average 50-70 photos per hour, pending on what is going on in the day.
I shoot with a story telling perspective so I try to make sure I am giving you as many photos as I can that tell the story of your day!
When will we receive our photos?
Delivery times vary. 1-4 months depending on my workload.
Can we print our images?
Absolutely! You will receive printing rights to print whichever photos your heart desires. Although I do recommend going through my professional printing company which you will find available to you in your online gallery.
Can we share our images on social media?
YES, please! You have shared rights to the images and can use them for whatever reason you'd like. I just ask that no cropping, editing, or adding filters be done to the images since I've already spent lots of time and effort doing that for you!
My fiancee and I are totally not photogenic - is that ok?
Oh ya! This is totally OKAY and I can't tell you how many times I have heard couples say they are super awkward in front of the camera. But, you know what I hear when you say that, is that that you're awkward in front of the camera because you think someone is going to judge you. Let me tell you, I am the most awkward, unfiltered person you will ever meet. You and how you are is exactly perfect. I am not here to judge you. I am here to give you beautiful images that represent you in every way possible.
On another note you are actually waaay better than you give yourself credit and hey this is why you are hiring ME, because it's my job to make this a positive and fun experience for you both; whether it be through music, a beer or an inappropriate joke or two, I got you! All I ask from you is that you TRUST me and try to be present, get out of your head and have fun with your boo.