Wedding Photography Frequently Asked Questions

No.  We are equipped with professional external flashes to compensate for dimly lit venues.  In addition, our cameras and lenses have low light capabilities to be able to photograph in situations where we may not be allowed to use flash, such as during a Catholic ceremony.

We will pull the images and select the “best of”.  We’ll include basic touchups such as adjusting for white balance, skin tones and highlights for those selected images that are delivered to you.  Images selected for your album will receive extra touch ups.  If you have a special request such as removing a bridesmaid’s tattoo, that is considered a custom edit and is quoted separately.

Our average bride usually books for 6 or 7 hours.  If you desire a lot of pre-ceremony photos or if your ceremony and reception are at two different locations we recommend that you book at least 7 or 8 hours. After we learn more details about your wedding day we will be able to give you a more specific recommendation on coverage.

Since every wedding is different, we do not guarantee a set amount of images.  There are several factors that affect the amount of images shot at your wedding including the amount of hours you have contracted us, activities you have scheduled and the number of people in your party.  As a guideline you can expect approx. 30-45 images per hour of service that you contract. If you have two photographers the number increases to approx. 50-60 images per hour of service.

It is helpful to see samples of images that represent the style you are looking to achieve in your wedding images.  You may email some sample images that you like or send us a link to your Pinterest planning board. We do our best to replicate images, but do not guarantee specific shots.

Our hours of service are calculated from when we arrive at your ceremony venue to when we leave the reception. Although the schedule may appear to have some wedding downtime there may still be activities going on that you will want documented to help tell the complete story of your day.  Oftentimes it’s during the downtime that we are able to catch the most candid moments.  It’s a great time to do group photos as well, or to get a photo with that friend or relative who may have missed the pre-ceremony group photo session.

We provide a courtesy 10-15 minute grace period just in case things run a little late and you haven’t got to the cake cut, etc… If you know early on that you are going to need additional coverage it’s best to inform us prior to your wedding day.  Any time added on the wedding day is billed at our hourly a la carte pricing, which may be higher than our package rates.  So if you think you may need more hours, it’s better to book them ahead of time.

Your final edited images are delivered in .jpeg format at 8 x12 in at 300 dpi.  RAW files and unedited files are not available for purchase and remain property of the studio.

Yes, we would be happy to create a “through the years” slideshow featuring photos from your childhood up to and including your engagement session.  We ask that all your childhood images be pre-scanned at a high resolution of at least 300 dpi and sent to us via dropbox.  We will provide you with the final slideshow on a dvd.  We do not provide projection services or a projector screen.

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY Frequently Asked Questions

Props can add interest and personality to your photos.  If you would like to include props, please let me know ahead of time so I can plan accordingly.

Session time varies depending on the package you select. Mini sessions are approx. 15 minutes while regular sessions span on average about an hour or more.

I’d loved to share some of my favourite places! Don’t feel like you are limited to my suggestions. Also, please keep in mind that when kids are involved, it’s best to stick to one setting, such as a park or playground. Pick a place where they are comfortable being themselves.

Get yourself and your family excited about the session. Whether you go all out on a styled shoot or purchase new outfits for everyone. It’s great when you can involve the entire family.

50% of the total cost is due at booking and the balance is due on the day of the photography session.

50% of the total cost is due at booking and the balance is due on the day of the photography session.

The best time for an outdoor photo session is either early in the morning or right around sunset.  I’ve found that the best light is usually 30 minutes before sunset and 15 minutes after.  You can visit timeanddate.com to get an accurate time for sunset on your scheduled photo session day and then back up approx. 1 hour to 1.5 hours from that time for start time.  You want to make sure to factor in extra time just in case you happen to be running late, want to change outfits during the session, etc…

All sessions include travel to the location, my services during the shoot and basic editing of the images.  A set number of images are provided upon completion based on the duration of session.  For example, with an hour session you will usually receive a min. 35-40 images.  Hi resolution images with reprint permission are including in some of our most popular packages.

I accept checks, cash and Visa MC credit cards.

Turnaround for photos is approx. 1-2 weeks.  I will usually post a few sneak peek images to social media within 48 hours of photographing the session, so make sure you are connected to our Instagram and Facebook page!

"Pictures are worth a thousand words – choose wisely!"