faq | vancouver island bc wedding & family photographer | fine art documentary photography

Do your packages include the digital files?

Yes. It’s important to me that you have the finalized high-resolution digital files for back-up and years of safe keeping. Both my Collections include the finalized high-resolution files with print rights.

Each of my Collections includes the digital files (high resolution with print rights & web sized for online use) and either a set of 5″x7″ prints or a gorgeous fine art photo book. Because as valuable as the digital files are, it’s important to remember those beautiful moments need to be printed! In this rapidly changing digital age, printed photographs are becoming (please take out becoming) increasingly more valuable.

Are all the photos we receive on our usb edited?

Yes & yes. Every photo you receive is fully edited. You & your family & friends are welcome to order high-quality, guaranteed-beautiful prints through me, via the shopping cart on your online gallery, or you may choose to print the photos yourself for personal use forever more. You will also receive all of your photos resized & web-ready, for easy uploading for all social sites.

How many photographs will we receive?

Wedding packages include between 700 – 1000+ fully edited, print-ready photographs.

When will we receive our photos?

Your final gallery & usb are delivered 6-12 weeks after your wedding day.

What kind of coverage do you offer?

Wedding commissions begin with 8 hours of coverage, which may be added to (but not subtracted from). And i also offer all-day coverage. I start with 8 hours because i truly believe a wedding day is much more than the highlighted moments we often think about when planning a wedding. Those extra hours allow for more captures of the moments between the moments, the candid, spontaneous happenings that make your wedding day story unique & amazing. After years of photographing weddings, i have found 8 hours is the minimum we need to capture your story from the anticipation of getting-ready through to your time gathered together at your reception.

Elopement & Destination (outside of BC) packages are also available.

Please GET IN TOUCH to receive a copy of my Wedding Packages & Pricing PDF.

Do you photograph engagement sessions & are they included in your wedding packages?

I love engagement sessions. They’re a fabulous way for us to get to know one another with camera in hand & to capture this exciting time in your relationship. They offer a chance to change up locations, clothing choices (if you like) & concentrate on capturing the truth of your beautiful connection, this path leading to your wedding day. I offer engagement sessions as add-ons to my wedding packages as many of the weddings i photograph are destination weddings, so you & i don’t always live close by.

Please click HERE to see alana & andrew’s neck point, nanaimo engagement session

HERE to see kimberley & jason’s hornby island engagement session

And HERE to see heather & luke’s burnaby mountain, vancouver engagement session

Do you photograph elopements & smaller weddings?

Yes! I love intimate weddings & elopements & i have a special wedding package for smaller weddings & weekdays weddings.

Please click HERE to see jakub & jane’s hornby island elopement.

HERE to see jessica & nick’s intimate maui wedding (all-day coverage).

And HERE to see meredith & justin’s intimate victoria wedding (8 hours).

Will there be an online gallery to share with family & friends?

Yes, absolutely. You’ll receive a gallery with all of your finalized photos. It’s the easiest way to share your photos with family and friends. And there’s a shopping cart on the gallery making it easy for your clan to order prints & products through me should they choose.

Do you use a second shooter or associate?

I’m a bit of a one-woman-band. Every photo on my website & blog has been taken by me. I work in an unobtrusive way to capture honest, heartfelt images for you. It’s what i do best. That said, if you have a very large wedding or would truly prefer having a second shooter, i have a list of other fabulous professionals, (who’s work is similar to my own), who i’m happy to hire as a 2nd photographer. These are other working professionals, not assistants but 2nd shooters. The cost is $500.

Do you offer photo books?”

Yes. And they’re gorgeous! Truly beautiful keepsakes that hold the unique story of your walk into marriage. Seeing your wedding day reflected in a custom designed photo book allows you to relive those moments every time you open up the pages. You may see some samples HERE.

Do you sell prints & products?

Yes! In the online gallery you receive, there is a shopping cart feature where you (& your family & friends) may choose to order guaranteed-beautiful prints (either individually or in custom photo box), canvases & beautifully crafted wood-backed standout prints.

Do you travel?

Yes, for sure. Most of the weddings i photograph are all over vancouver island & the gulf islands. And my work has taken me to vancouver, pemberton, the sunshine coast & the lower mainland. For weddings within bc, i travel in my trusty westy. She’s a big part of my working life & offers me a home away from home & helps me keep my travel fees down because i don’t need additional accommodation. I have a destination wedding package for weddings outside of BC. For national & international destinations, please enquire.

Are you insured?

Yes.

Do you have back-up gear?

Yes, absolutely. I always carry a variety of professional quality cameras & lenses. So no matter what happens, i’m able to beautifully photograph the moments of your day.

We love your photographs! How do we book you?

So great to hear! Just hit the contact link to get in touch. I truly look forward to hearing your story & collaborating with you…