Frequently Asked Questions
What do you shoot?
I love to photograph landscapes and people. I really enjoy taking people out to these spectacular landscapes, putting them in the mix and seeing what kind of magic we can make happen in front of the camera. Wether it's an engagement shoot, a wedding or portraits I'm always up for the challenge.
Where are you based?
I'm based in Vernon, BC. I mostly shoot all over western Canada. I'm always up for a trip somewhere new for photos.
Do you travel for weddings?
Of course, I love to travel! I love seeing different scenery and travelling the world. Please contact me to know more about destination weddings.
How much does it cost to travel to our wedding?
Anything within the north and central Okanagan is considered local. Travel expenses only apply to weddings which require us to leave the night before and return the day following the wedding. Destination wedding prices are the same as package prices plus $500 (or more if necessary) to cover 2 night’s accommodation and fuel. To be negotiated at time of booking. There are two locations which are dear to my heart that I will not charge any travel expenses to photograph at. The first is the Canmore/Banff area in Alberta. I grew up in Canmore, I spent most of my life in the area so I am very familiar with all the best photography locations. Any chance or reason to spend time in my beloved rockies! The second location is the West Kootenays of British Columbia. This has been an area I have visited more than anywhere else in Canada. The Kootenays are a special place with a special energy and lifestyle.
How long does it take before I receive my wedding photos?
My agreement states that I will deliver the photos to you no more than 30 days after the wedding. This is the absolute latest you will receive your photos. This gives me time to properly edit all the best photos from your day. I always try to have to photos to you as soon as possible. I enjoy putting on some good music and staying up late for some long editing sessions. So far people have been very impressed with my delivery time of the photos and I have not reached the full 30 days after the wedding.
How many photos will I receive?
Not every photo will make the cut, there will probably be some of you blinking, there will be duplicates, and maybe some photos where you have a weird look on your face. Depending on your selected package you can end up with anywhere from 100 photos to 300 even 400 + photos if you have full day coverage.
How will I receive my photographs?
All your photos will be beautifully cropped, edited and available to download from you're own private online gallery followed by your USB drive which will arrive in the mail.
How long have you been working in Photography and what's your background?
I started off my photography career photographing nothing but wildlife for the first 5 years. Some of my wildlife photography has graced the pages of Canadian Geographic Magazine. From there I started photographing the spectacular landscapes I found myself in. I shot my first wedding in 2011. I've done a handful of weddings, engagements and portrait shoots since then. I am a self taught photographer who has had a number of mentors along the way.
What makes you different from the other photographers?
What equipment do you use?
I use a variety of high end Nikon bodies, lenses and flashes.
I’ve lost my photographs. What now?
All you have to do it contact me and I will send a USB your way. There will be a charge for this. If you would like to avoid that charge, send me a USB stick and I’ll fill it with your wedding photos, then mail it back.
What do we receive?
You will receive the images that I’ve carefully selected. The number of photo will vary depending on your selected package. You’ll get high resolution photos for any printing you want to do and well as downsized versions for email and social media. If you’ve ordered albums, prints or canvases they should arrive within four weeks of the photos.
What is the price of your wedding services?
Our packages start at $1000 and go up to $3500 at the moment. There is something for everyone. We're in the process of adding to our list and hope to have a total of 5 different packages to choose from. We can also customize a package to give you exactly what you're looking for.
What if you get sick or injured?
I’ve never missed a shoot yet. In the unlikely event that I fall gravely ill or become injured I will make all reasonable efforts to find a suitable replacement photographer. I will agree to terminate the agreement upon rejection of the substitute photographer by you and acknowledges that a full refund of all monies paid will be processed within 10 business days.
Do you have an assistant?
Sometimes my assistant will be joining me for a shoot.
We don’t like the photos with forced posing an unnatural smiles.
What if we don't want you to publish our photos online?
Not all of my photos are published online. If you’d like to be one of the weddings I pass over, simply let me know. For you higher profile couples, an Confidentiality Agreement can be signed. That means that no photo I take at your event will be shared with anyone except for you.
What is your selection criteria?
I'm getting more inquiries as time goes on so the unfortunate truth is my time getting booked up and I can't photograph everyones wedding. If I have the date free I will follow up. I’m looking for fun, adventurous couples that aren’t afraid to step outside their boundaries. I'm always looking for ways to challenge people’s perception of photography. The couples that are adventurous enough to join me in this daunting task have my gratitude.
How much is the deposit? Is it refundable and how quickly will I have to pay it?
The deposit is $250 and non refundable. I recommend that you pay your deposit as soon as possible because it will secure your date of booking.
When is the full amount due for my wedding?
The outstanding amount is due 14 days before the wedding day. Outside of the deposit, all payments are refundable if the wedding day is cancelled.
We love your work, how do we book you?
Once you've made your decision all you have to do is contact us.
I have other questions that aren’t mentioned here!
Send us a message and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.