FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Photo Portrait Sessions
- HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR A PHOTO SESSION OR EVENT?
The general cost is US $150.00/EC $405.00 for the first hour and US $50.00/EC $135.00 per additional 30 minutes. However, this price may change depending on what you require.
- WHAT ALL DO I RECEIVE IN A GENERAL PHOTO SESSION?
You will receive all the good images taken within the time you book me. The images will be generally retouched and delivered on Wetransfer or Dropbox.
- WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
You receive a preview of 5-10 images one day after our photo session. The completed images will be sent 5-7 business days after our booked date.
- CAN I REQUEST THAT YOU DON'T SHARE MY IMAGES ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes, this is possible, however there will be an additional fee.
- CAN YOU HELP ME WITH OUTFIT DIRECTION?
I most definitely can! Depending on the location you choose, I can help direct you with the style and colour scheme. I also have Pinterest Mood Boards up on my account to help guide. Have a look!
- DO YOU SUPPLY PROPS?
If you are looking for something specific, it is best that you bring the props to the chosen location. I can help you with brainstorming.
- DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
I do not have a studio. My main focus when it comes to photography are natural moments in nature. However, I have a portable backdrop and lights, and for an additional fee, I can create a customized backdrop with photoshop. This is mainly used for headshots and products.
- DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION FEE?
Yes, the fee for cancelling a photo session is US $74.00/EC $200.00.
- CAN I BOOK YOU FOR A WEDDING ABROAD?
This is my specialty! It would be my pleasure to make your dreams come true, wherever that may be.
- WHAT DOES YOUR WEDDING COVERAGE COST AND WHICH SERVICES ARE INCLUDED?
All pictures are in high resolution (for printing) and you receive a preview with web resolution (for social media). For the full wedding package a personal password-protected online gallery with organized albums for you and your guests if requested. Main delivery is through Dropbox which includes organized albums. All images come with colour correction, general retouching, and printing rights. A black and white or sepia version (choose your preference) is also included. For additional packages and detailed information please contact me via e-mail.
- WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING FEE?
The deposit is the booking fee which is 1/2 of the full fee which is delivered at the time the contract is signed and I am officially booked and the remaining 1/2 of the fee is due on the wedding day.
- MAY I CUSTOMIZE A PACKAGE TO MY OWN NEEDS?
If you want more than a one day photo session, just contact me. I am here to help your day go smoothly. Let's have a chat and conjure up something especially for you! Please do note that all package prices are set.
- HOW FAR SHOULD WE BOOK OUR WEDDING IN ADVANCED?
Many couples book me a year in advance. But, there are many spontaneous requests. The earlier you contact, the better the chances are that your date is still available in my calendar.
- HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS FOR?
I started assisting professional wedding photographers at the age of 16. By the time I was 20, I was professionally photographing weddings by myself.
- WHAT IS THE STYLE OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY?
I like everything extremly natural and organic. I love a nice sublte punch of colour. Natural light is my go-to and if need be, I will add a flash or lights (more natural vibe) to fill in light where it is needed.
- WHAT IS YOUR RETOUCHING PROCESS?
I do all the retouching myself. Every photo receives treatment.
I generally do not release RAW. If you want the RAW images, you will be receiving all of the “chapters” that didn’t make it to the final cut. This is why there will be an up-charge for the RAW files, if requested. Not only for my time, but most importantly for the misinterpretation of my work. If you are needing/wanting more retouching than the general retouching that I provide, there is an additional cost for this. The more extensive retouching would cover the removal of fly away hairs, something from a face, an object/person in the background, etc.
- HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE STYLE OF RETOUCHING?
I normally go off of the mood of the day and combine it with the natural tones in the photos with nice pops of colours. If you have a certain style you are looking for, as in a washed out/muted or vintage or an interesting colour alter scheme, just let me know and I will send you samples of the style and we can go from there.
- IS IT POSSIBLE TO ALSO GET THE ALBUMS IN B&W?
If you would like your albums in B&W or Sepia, just indicate which one you would like, there is no additional fee required.
- HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET?
This all depends on the package that you choose. For a full day wedding (7-10 hours), a couple can receive up to 1,000 - 1,500 all generally retouched digital files.
- WHEN CAN I EXPECT THE COMPLETED DIGITAL ONLINE WEDDING ALBUM?
A wedding album typically takes up to 1.5 months. This is delivered via Dropbox.
- DO YOU OFFER VIDEO?
I have worked with a few local videographers and can certainly send you their contact information.
- DO YOU KNOW OF ANY MAKE UP ARTISTS?
I can most definitely guide you in the right direction for a few local makeup artists that I have worked with previously.
- CAN YOU RECCOMEND A WEDDING PLANNER?
I can reccomend wedding planners that I have worked with before.
- HOW ABOUT VENUES OR SECLUDED LOCATION?
I know a lot of lovely venues for your ceremony and secluded locations for your ceremony or portraits after your ceremony. Let's have a chat!