Hi! First of all, congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
A little bit about what I do… I specialize in photographing slightly less conventional weddings, often held in wild places; like mountain tops, lush forests, remote glaciers, amongst the wildflowers and on rugged shorelines. My background as a backcountry ski photographer has lead me to feel completely at ease & comfortable in nature. I strive to create a relaxed vibe during your wedding, and capture most vibrant and beautiful photographs possible. I believe in providing photos that are true to you, no awkward posing, or staging that just doesn't feel right. Simply a light, fun approach that puts you at ease throughout the biggest moments of your wedding. One of my favourite things is documenting moments of love and excitement before they blow away in your wedding day whirlwind. I love photographing the little romantic moments, the subtle in-betweens, and the intoxicating joy of being surrounded by those you love on your big day. No matter where we are, nature will provide the perfect backdrop to capture your story as it unfolds. With an artistic eye, a calm demeanour, and a whimsical style I will provide you with truly unique wedding photos that you will be able to cherish forever. I love photographing weddings around my home in Revelstoke, BC, but I am a traveller at heart and available worldwide!
Where can we get more information about your packages?
The first step is to fill out the contact form, and provide me with a bit of info on your wedding.
If I am available for your wedding date, I will send over my pricing guide.
The next step is set up a FaceTime, Skype call, or if possible, meet in person.
This meeting will allow us to get better acquainted, and it gives me time to walk you through the entire wedding photography process!
We've decided which package we want, what is the next step?
Great! Once you let me know what package you'd like, I will email you a contract to review and sign. After that I will collect your 50% non-refundable retainer which secures me for your wedding date. Once your contract and retainer are received, we are all set!
How does the deposit work? Is it refundable?
Once we get your signed contract, I will collect a 50% non-refundable retainer fee.
This fee secures me from taking any other contracts on your wedding date. For this reason, the retainer is non-refundable.
Payments can be made with cheque, email money transfer or PayPal.
I will collect your remaining balance on, or prior to the day of your wedding.
Do you travel and shoot destination weddings? How do your travel costs work?
Yes! I love to travel and am available worldwide.
I live in a small town in British Columbia and so I have to travel for a good portion of the weddings that I shoot.
I try to keep my travel expenses low while on the road for weddings…
Travel within 150 km's of my home in Revelstoke, BC is included in the package price.
So this means no extra charge for weddings as far as Golden, Vernon, New Denver, and Sorrento BC!
Additional travel beyond 150km is subject to a mileage fee of 0.40 cents per kilometre driven, as well as one night of accommodation near the wedding.
If air travel is required then I will also require airfare. All these things will be agreed upon prior to when I hit the road for your wedding!
Travel can really add up for destination weddings, so let me know your budget and we can make something happen. :)
How do we get our photos from you? How long will it take?
Your photos will be ready for you 4-8 weeks post wedding day. I will share them with you in your own digital gallery.
The gallery link is shareable, and there is also a "download all" button at the top.
You can share the link with as many people as you’d like!
The link doesn’t expire, so you don’t have to worry about downloading all your images right away.
Do we own the rights to our photos?
Technically no. I still own the "copyright" to your photos. Which simply means that you won't be allowed to monetize or sell the images after the wedding.
For example, if your wedding dress designer sees a photo of you and wants to purchase it for their marketing, they would need to purchase it from me.
But, you will have UNLIMITED freedom to post, share, email, facebook, instagram, tik tok, snapchat, print, blow up, and frame your photos as many times as you'd like!
Do we provide dinner for you at our reception?
You are not obligated to provide dinner for me at your reception, however, if none is provided I will need to know in advance so I can pack snacks! :)
Do you have any kind of insurance?
Yep! I have commercial liability insurance. As well as insurance on all my photography gear.
What kind of camera do you use? Do you have a backup in case something happens to it?
I shoot a Sony A7Riii and various lenses. I also have a backup Sony A7iii. I will have multiple fully charged batteries and more than enough memory cards. Each photograph that I take records to two memory cards in my camera, so your photos are instantly backed up throughout the day.
Immediately after your wedding I will backup your photos to multiple hard drives.
What happens if you get sick and can't make it to our wedding?
No matter what happens, you can count on me to be there! But, in the rare event of an serious illness, debilitating injury, or sudden emergency, I will assist in finding a replacement photographer. This photographer will operate under the same contract & rates as me. I have a great network of wedding photographers to step in.
Do your packages include prints?
Prints are not included in my packages. But I can definitely assist in designing custom photo books, thank-you cards, and advise/recommend which photos would look great as large scale prints! I love this type of stuff and can happily help.
Do you work with an assistant or second photographer?
Sometimes! A second photographer is an optional add-on for your wedding day. I typically like to work on my own, but I am super happy to bring in an assistant for large weddings, or tight timelines that require me to in two locations at once.
How much wedding photography experience do you have?
Good question! I photographed my first wedding in March 2013, and since then I have been photographing 15-20 weddings a year.
In total, I have photographed just over 90 weddings. Each wedding has been totally unique and amazing!