We would like you to be our wedding photographer; what are the next steps?
I would be honoured to photograph your wedding! Please contact me via my contact form or phone and we can discuss further details. I would like to meet you in person prior to your wedding so as to discuss your ideas and select the ideal package for you. However, we can also discuss all the details by phone, Face Time or Skype if you prefer. Next, I will send a detailed contract for you to sign and return with a deposit. On to the next item on your wedding to-do list!
Will you be the photographer at my wedding?
Yes. I will be photographing your wedding as the principle photographer. I work with an assistant / 2ndphotographer so that I can ensure we work efficiently and capture each special moment as the day unfolds. I enjoy working with an assistant because it also allows me to focus on the small details and spontaneous moments that make weddings so memorable.
How much do I need to deposit?
I require a 30% initial deposit; the remaining fee is to be paid on or before the wedding day.
Where are you based?
I am based in Canmore, Alberta. The town is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains and located minutes away from Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country, which are all ideal settings for spectacular wedding photographs! My studio is at 1001 6 Ave # 205, Canmore, AB T1W 3L8
We are from out of town, can you suggest venues and vendors?
Yes. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with some extraordinary people in Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. For inspiration on locations and services for your wedding, see my suggestions on venues and vendors.
When should we do the wedding portraits?
We can discuss timing as per your schedule, but I prefer shooting wedding portraits either a few hours before or immediately following the ceremony. You may decide to wait until after the ceremony in order to take advantage of the soft evening light.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Nikon D810, Nikon D800 and Nikon D5 and a combination of lenses.
When will I be able to see my wedding photos?
I will be ready to present your wedding photographs within 2 to 4 weeks. After the wedding, I will review all of the photos, select the best images and carefully edit and process each photograph before presenting your portfolio.
Do you offer albums?
Yes. I offer custom-designed hardbound photo books, as well as other à la carte products. I would be happy to discuss all of the available options or ideas you may have.
How do I obtain a marriage license for the province of Alberta, and are there other requirements for my marriage to be legally recognized?
- Refer to the Government of Alberta “Getting Married” websitefor full details on how to obtain a marriage license, register your marriage, and other legal requirements.
- To find a registered marriage commissioner, refer to the Government of Alberta’s Marriage Officiant Listing.
- If you are eloping, please note that you are required to have two legal witnesses in attendance at your ceremony; as your photographer I would be happy to sign as one of your witnesses.
Is gay marriage legal in Alberta?
Yes. Happily, Alberta recognizes the legitimacy of love between two people, regardless of sex or gender. Let love reign!
I would like you to be my Newborn Baby photographer; what are the next steps?
How far in advance should I book?
The best time to for a newborn portrait is when your baby is less than two weeks old. Therefore, I recommend you book before your delivery date so that we can schedule a tentative date and finalize the time after you and your baby are happily settled.
How long will the session take?
Your newborn’s portrait session will take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. This ensures that the session takes place in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing time for breaks, including feeding and soothing your baby.
Can my family view and download the photos online?
Yes! I will provide you with a link to a secure online gallery with full resolution images available for download. You are welcome to share the link with family and friends.
Will you provide prints of my baby’s portraits?
Absolutely. I’ll provide a set of 8x10 matted archival-quality prints in an Italian leather folio box. You can choose to frame the prints or use the collection as a keepsake. I would also be happy to customize your portrait package to provide additional prints or albums.
I would like you to be my portrait photographer; what are the next steps?
Please use my contact form or call me to discuss further details and book your portrait session.
Do you offer group discounts?
I offer a corporate discount rate for groups of five or more. Please inquire.
How often should I update my headshot or portrait?
I suggest updating your headshot every two years, or whenever you’ve significantly changed your look.
How far in advance should I schedule my portrait session?
One to two weeks in advance is typical, but please contact me if you have a shorter deadline.
How long does the portrait session take?
Portrait sessions are usually 30 minutes.
How many images do I get to see and choose from?
You will receive ten portraits to choose from; you may select one image for final editing and full resolution download.
How long after the session will I be able to choose my image?
I will upload your portraits within 5 business days to a secure online gallery for viewing; once you have selected an image I will complete the final editing and provide a link for the full resolution download. If you need them sooner, please let me know in advance.
How do I pay for my session?
You can pay with a credit card, e-transfer or cash.
Do you provide hair and makeup services?
I do not offer hair and makeup services. However, I can provide recommendations for local stylistsif you would like to ensure you are looking your best for your portrait.