Wedding Frequently Asked Questions:
Looking for a wedding photographer is often times a very stressful task. There are simply too many photographers out there today. How in the world do you choose one? What kind of questions should you ask before making that big decision.
Here are some frequently asked questions that we have compiled that usually couples asked during our consultations:
Am I marrying the one?
Well, we are not marriage counselors or advisers but one thing to know if she/he is the one is that if your partner can do the loudest fart beside you and your still ok with it then I guess both of you are meant for each other…
Why Only Weddings?
When we say we specialize in weddings, that is the only field of photography that we are solely focused on. Some photographers, would say they specialize in weddings, babies, families, maternity, dogs, birds,boudoir, landscape and so on. It's no longer a specialization if your doing a little bit of everything. We have done different kinds of photography on our starting years but there is something about wedding photography that we fell in love with and that is why we stick into it and make it our specialization.
Having to capture one of the happiest moment in a couple's life is such an honor and humbling experience for us. We do however,would still do other kind of photography at clients special request but we would maintain our specialization which is wedding photography.
How would you describe your photography style?
We call ourselves modern portrait photojournalist. This means that we consider our photography modern, or contemporary, and that we shoot both portraits and candids. These descriptions will help you understand what we’re talking about.
- Modern – playful, artistic, edgy, vintage
- Portrait – editorial, posed, creative, classic
- Photojournalism – candid, real, moments, raw emotion
How many weddings have you done so far?
To date, we have captured more than 200 full day weddings and counting since we started. We have done different ethnic and multicultural weddings in the past as well.
Will you be the one’s photographing our wedding?
Definitely! It’s me and my wife.
Will you be open to any ideas I may have for photos?
Absolutely! We welcome it. Let me know what ideas you have in mind and we will work it all out! Some Brides may even email us a whole pinterest board of images they want, it is great and we welcome it but that sometimes that would only serve as an inspiration rather than copying every single image in there, it hinders our artistic mindset and we want to feel that you hire us because you like our style and not to copy someone else’s. Every wedding is unique in its own way so we do adjust ourselves in every situation we are put into in. Some images/poses in a wedding you like may not be applicable to your own wedding.
Can other people take photos while I am taking photos?
Since everyone has a camera these days, whether it be an actual camera or a cell phone, there’s no point in trying to control what can’t be controlled but you can always ask your wedding officiant before the ceremony to ask your guest to minimize using it in that way your guest can witness the whole ceremony unfolds. There will always be that Uncle Joe that would pop up out of nowhere during the highlights of the ceremony blocking our view/shot. Rest assured that we would try our very best to position ourselves to get the best views of the ceremony
We also ask that for formals and group shots, that no other photographer is around our immediate vicinity since people tend to get confused where to look and their eyes tend to shift and aren't looking at my camera
How many images do you usually deliver to the client?
Each wedding is unique, so it’s difficult to answer this question with any kind of certainty. We usually give out an average of 800 plus edited photos for full day weddings. We don’t limit the number of images to give out to the Couple.
What kind of processing do you perform on the images?
We process all of the images individually regardless of the package selected. This includes color correction, general and minimal enhancements, touch-ups, black and white and much more.
How soon can I see the images?
We usually are able to get some sneak peeks of a few images up online on our facebook page within 1-2 weeks. The photo usb will be mailed to you between 6-8 weeks time.
Do you provide high resolution images to clients? What are my usage rights for those images?
Yes! You will receive a high quality personalized USB key chain with high resolution images. You are allowed to use these images strictly for personal use. For instance for printing or posting on your Facebook page, etc.
Do you expect to be fed at the wedding?
Yes, Shooting weddings is no easy task. It’s literally a whole day assignment involving getting into all sorts of weird shooting positions, sweating a lot, not to mention the aches and pains felt throughout the day! A hungry photographer cannot produce wonderful images(just sayin, lol). If you won’t be able to include us for dinner, that would still be ok, we just need at least 1 to 1.5 hours to go out during dinner time and purchase ourselves a meal.
Are you willing to travel?
We love to travel. We travel anywhere to your heart's desire. Anywhere in Canada and beyond. Applicable travel fees may apply.
Do you have liability insurance?
Absolutely. We have a $2 Million liability insurance to protect against unforeseen accidents, etc. A lot of venues require vendors to have it as well. We will be able to provide a certificate of coverage if necessary. This is a must in the industry. If your photographer doesn't have one, walk away…
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
We only shoot 20-25 weddings a year. We want it to be manageable and in that way we can provide each client the proper attention it needs plus we want to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal lifestyle.