Why should we pick you to be our photographer?
Honestly, selecting your photographer should be a personal choice. Not only is it important to fall in love with the kinds of images that I take, but it’s important that you feel that you can trust me. I will be spending the most amazing day of your life with you from start to finish, and I want you to feel good in my presence. Does my vibe match yours? Then we will probably be a great fit!
Bien oui! Je suis complètement bilingue et ça me ferait plaisir d’interagir avec ta famille et tes amis en français si c’est leur préférence.
In what format will our photos be delivered?
Your photos will be delivered in an online gallery (jpeg) that you can download from as many times as you please. You can share them with your friends and family if you wish.
How long does it take before I get my photo gallery?
For weddings I do my best to deliver the full set in 4-6 weeks. For lifestyle and family photos I try and get them delivered in 2-4 weeks.
How many photos will I receive?
You will receive anywhere between 50 to 90 images per hour of coverage. This largely depends on how many guests you have attending and what is going on. I also deliver a black-and-white version of every image.
Do you travel for weddings?
I do! Simply ask me for a quote. Travel up to 2 hours from Ottawa is free of charge for weddings. Do you have any crazy ideas, or do you want to pack me in your suitcase? Let’s talk – I have a ton of travel experience both for wedding photography and leisure.
When is the best light for photos?
Generally speaking, the most magical light is around golden hour, which starts at approximately 1.5 hours before sunset. However, I am highly experienced in working with all kinds of light, whether it is direct sunlight, window light or overcast.
When working in direct sunlight the angles that we can work with will be more limited. If you are wondering why we aren’t working with what seems like the most beautiful backdrop it is typically because the light isn’t ideal. Don’t hesitate to ask or speak up if you have a vision in mind. I would also suggest being open to working with what I have in mind.
If you love the look of soft buttery images this is generally achieved on an overcast day, during the golden hour and occasionally in a shaded area on a sunny day.
If you love the light in one of my images, don’t hesitate to ask me if this is something I can focus on during your day, I will gladly explain whether or not it is something that can be achieved.
Should we send you a shot list?
I will send you a questionnaire that will help me understand what is important for me to capture during your day. Please write out a list of family and friend photos that I should capture and allow for 3 minutes per grouping when building your timeline. I would also recommend having a friend or family member who can help rally the troops for these photos.
When it comes to the rest of the day, trusting that it will unfold and allowing me to be present is much more effective than sending me a lengthy list. If I am reading your list, I will miss out on the moment unravelling in front of me!
If anything is especially important to you, I would love to hear about it.
Do you require a deposit when we book you?
Yes, I require a $500 non-refundable retainer and a signed contract to reserve your day. If you need to change your date, I will do my very best to accommodate you.
Will you use our photos on your website or social media?
I would love to use them if you are open to it. If you do not wish to have your photos shared, please let me know so I can respect your wishes.
What camera gear do you use?
2x Nikon D750
Nikon 35mm f/1.4
Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Nikon 85mm f/1.4
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro
2x Nikon SB 910
Do you recommend doing a first look?
Having a first look before the ceremony is a wonderful way to experience an intimate moment together before your wedding day takes on a life of its own. It is also an additional opportunity to capture intimate couples portraits. If you would like additional advice based on your wedding day timeline, don’t hesitate to ask me.
Some brides also opt to include a first look with a parent.
Can you photoshop me to make me look more like a supermodel?
If I used photoshop to alter your shape I would no longer be capturing the real you. Instead, I work to use the light, flattering angles and lots of fun prompts and jokes to bring out your best side.
I do edit my photos to emphasise certain hues, to enhance the contrast and the white balance but this process does not involve removing stray hairs, shrinking your body or removing bra straps.
I would highly recommend ensuring that you are comfortable in your dress and that your hair and makeup can withstand the weather and activities of the day. If something seems out of place, I will do my best to notice the details, but having a bridesmaid on duty to double check for you is also a good idea.
Ultimately, if you are enjoying the day, this is what will translate on camera, which I believe is more important than anything.
Still have questions?