Here you will find a list of all frequently asked questions. If you can not find your, simply contact me and I’ll be happy to answer.
Q: Can you tell us about the pre-wedding /engagement shoot, do we need to have it?
Engagement shoots are included in all my packages. It’s super fun and a great way for you, me and my camera to get acquainted. This is also a great time to go through the plans for the day and to talk over the photographs that you want me to take. This is done usually about a month before the wedding day, during the week.
What should I wear to the pre-wedding/ engagement session?
Anything that represents you. Casual, formal, or even your wedding attire if you want to make sure to have plenty of images in your suit and dress.
Can you hold a date for me ?
Unfortunately, I can’t. The booking fee is the only thing that can hold the date, when signing the contract.
I would like to offer you more to get the date you have already booked.
No! I will never un-book a couple, for any reason ! This is on a first-come-first-serve basis !
What is your payment schedule ?
There is a 25% booking fee at the signing of contract. The rest of payment will be due before or exactly on the wedding date. Usually, I ask for the payment before the start of the day, so that nobody forgets when it’s night time and all we want to do is eat, dance and enjoy the night !
What’s included in the photography package?
All of my packages include a pre-wedding shoot, a full days wedding photography coverage, a minimum of 400 fully edited high resolution images on disc or USB stick ready for printing, and a secure gallery on my website of the same images for family and guests to view.
How long will you stay for on the wedding day?
I believe in capturing the whole story of your day, so I will be with you from the morning preparations (as early as needed) to at least the cocktail. This is why my wedding packages have a minimum of 6 hours coverage.
I don’t see any formal photos on your website or blog, do you take any family shots at the wedding?
Yes, I take 10-15 minutes at the preparation or immediately after the ceremony to take photos with family. I won’t blog those, but they are there !
On the wedding day, I realise I need you more longer, can you stay ?
Of course ! I usually keep my whole day for you, so if you need me for 1 or 4 more hours, simply let me know. The difference will be paid when we meet again to give you your final images !
Will you take photos of the groom as well as the bride before the wedding?
Yes! The groom’s moments are important too, that it be with the family, friends, or grooms-men. Either I go right before the bride, or I send my second photographer to take pictures of your morning’s preparation.
You have a second shooter that works with you on the wedding day?
Yes, but this depends on size of wedding, the number of locations, and the length of the wedding coverage. I think it’s a great investment ; when I am shooting you, the second shooter is sometimes with your friends and family to shoot what you are missing, we get to see both sides at the ceremony, it’s a great second pair of eyes, and you get usually more pictures per hour.
Do you charge travel expenses?
Travel expenses for weddings within 40 kilometers of Montreal will be covered within the package fee. Expenses for travel and accommodation for further afield will be added.
How many photographs will we receive?
This depends on many different factors, such as pace of wedding, how many people there is, how many hours I cover and if it’s just me, or if we have a second shooter. At the end of the day, I will give you between 40 and 60 images per hour, fully edited.
Do you touch up all the images?
But what exactly are the touch-ups?
I will do white balance, crop, contrasts and exposure, brighteness, black and white (on some images).
How soon will I receive my images?
I love editing, and I am good at it ! Therefore, time can vary from as low as 2 to 8 weeks, depending if it’s in a low or high season.
Do we get the copyright of the images ?
This is a question I get a lot, and the simple answer is no. The copyrights give me the rights to use the images in contests, awards, and do all kind of promotion for my buisness. Basically, I can not give you the rights to use your images for promotional uses without my credits ! But besides this, you can use your photographs for your personal use without any problems !
Do you offer albums?
Yes. For more information on albums, have a look at the extras/products of the pricing table.
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