I do things a little different. Being infront of my camera doesn't mean staged, awkward feeling, "posey" shots. Yes, I can take those magazine worthy Vogue style photos, but to me it's way more than that. I want to bring out the real love, the romance, the goofy, silly side of you guys. I strive for real laughter, not fake smiles.
I am invested in my couples because I care, and I want to be more than just a photographer to you. Whether this is your first time hiring a photographer or not, I can tell you 95% of my couples have never had professional photos taken. If you want your photographer to just show up and get the typical posed and smiling perfect looking shots, without pulling out your real emotions and connection, we may not be the best fit.
Let's focus on creating together rather than just getting the job done.
I want to provide comfort and help. My main focus is that you guys are having a good time. I'm not kidding when I say that most of my couples show up with the same line "We're super awkward and hate getting our photos taken" and by the end they always tell me how easy and fun the whole process was.
I am going to make sure you guys have a great time, I promise to make it a stress-free experience.
These photos should be
for you for generations to come.
This is what it's all about.
These photos should
for you for generations to come.
This is what it's all about.
Read through this page and feel that I'm the right fit for your wedding day? Let's connect.
Send me a message through the contact form to make sure I'm available and for more information my pricing packages.
This is where the fun begins! Once the contract is signed and the retainer is paid, you'll recieve my Ultimate Wedding Guide! This awesome guide covers everything. From engagement outfit and locations, to everything you need to prepare for the big day like a family shot list example, preparing for the morning of your wedding, wedding day timeline example, ect.
The most exciting part! All that planning is about to pay off!
I promise to make this part fun and easy for you all. Throughout the day I will be capturing candid moments and also assisting in posing throughout. My clients aren't professional models, what you see in my work is what YOU will get!
Within 6-8 weeks, your wedding images will be sent over to you and you will have access to the entire high resolution online gallery. Share them, print them, whatever you want to do with them you can, they are yours!
My style is focused on real moments, nothing is forced. I wont tell you to place hands in exact places making you look like a stiff barbie doll, I will of course guide you so you're not just standing there all akward and wondering what to do next, but it's important you guys are being yourselves and fully present with each other.
I limit my schedule for quick turn around times and only take on a limited amount of weddings per year. I'm naturally an impatient person and like to think my couples are the same. I don't want you waiting months to see your images, the maximum amount of time you should expect to get your images back is 6-8 weeks for weddings and 2-3 weeks for your engagement shoot.
I've been photographing since I got my first camera at 18, so well over a decade now, and I have been a full time wedding photographer since 2015 and loving every minute of it.
I do not alter anything when it comes to your body, the only thing I touch-up is blemishes or things like bruises and scrapes that are only temporary. I am here to make sure you look your best, not change how you look in real life. I believe in promoting body positivity and will also make sure to pose you in a way that is most flattering.
In order to secure your date, I require a 30% retainer at the time of signing your contract.
The remaining balance is due at the latest one week before your wedding.
I accept e-transfers, cheques and cash.
My style if I were to try and verbalize it would be "true to life", but we learn and grow as photographers and our style evolves every year too. So if you like what you see, you can expect that for yourself. I make sure the editing is reflective to my couple and how things felt in that moment. I also add some black and white duplicates of maybe 5-10% of your images that I feel has a very strong, meaningful and timeless moment to it. I love my black and whites, but not every photo is meant to be in monochrome.
No, these are YOUR wedding photos, you do not need to tag me in them or credit me online, however, if you do, I would absolutely love that!
No, I do not provide RAW files under any circumstance. I promise to never leave out any images that you would want or need.
If you need me to travel 30km+ outside of the Kitchener-Waterloo area, I do require a travel fee. If you are a Pearle Weddings couple, your travel fee is included for your wedding, however if you need me to go up to your cottage in Muskoka for your engagement session, there would be a travel fee for that.
If you are wondering about destination weddings and elopements, I do require travel and stay to be covered, but I do ask that you reach out as all destination weddings and elopements are different.
For your wedding, I would highly recommend figuring out an incase of emergency "rain back up plan", usually your venue has this covered, but all weddings are different and if it doesn't suit your needs, it's probably best to reach out to some local locations we can go to if needed.
For engagement sessions, I'm all about embracing the weather, we can make some pretty awesome photos with whatever mother nature throws at us. However, if you're not up for that and don't want your makeup or hair ruined quickly, we can make the call on the day of. If the weather network shows 60% chance or higher for rain by noon, then there's a good chance it will rain and we can definetely reschedule.
This was a tough decision for me to make. At one point I offered 3-4 minute highlight films with my wedding photography packages, meaning I took photos and videos at the same time as one person.
As much as I loved making these films, I found this to not be the best my business, especially during the busy season of the year.
You hire me to be your photographer and that is the craft that I should be focusing on during the most important moments of your life.
If video is important to you, I highly suggest hiring a separate videographer.
This is different for destination weddings as things are a lot more relaxed and it gives me time to get creative with both photo and video. So if you're booking me for a Destination wedding, then yes, video can be included for you.
I have had people ask in the past if they can get a special discount for a weekday, Sunday or off-season wedding.
For me it doesn't matter what time of the year your wedding is, I still put the same amount of work and effort into each and every single one.
So from what you read above (I know, it was alot!), I'm sure it is clear that being a good fit is important for one another. If you don't feel that I am "the one", I would much rather you go with another photographer in order for you to get the best possible experience for such a significant milestone in your life.
The experience you have with your photographer, strongly impacts how you will feel about your photos down the road.
I don't want you to ever have the thoughts of "I wish we went with someone else".