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The Wedding Album

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Touch It, Feel It, Love It It’s great to share all of your wedding photos on social media with your whole world, it’s quick, it’s instant, and everybody can comment and ♥love♥ them. But when you want to take a focused moment and reflect on your wedding day, I’d suggest sitting on a comfy couch beside a big open window and flipping through a photobook. Touching the pages, feeling the […]

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Ceremonial White Dove Release- Qualicum Beach Wedding | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Ben and Jenny’s Qualicum Beach wedding this past April included a very symbolic and commemorative gesture during their ceremony. They both released a white dove after they spoke their vows and gave their official kiss, to recognize and provide a moment of love and space for two of their loved ones no longer with them. His sister and her mother were in the minds of all present that day, and […]

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Should I invite my wedding photographer to my wedding rehearsal? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Should I invite my wedding photographer to my wedding rehearsal? Yes. It is a great idea to invite your wedding photographer to your wedding rehearsal. Rehearsals are usually held the day before, at the same time and place as your ceremony location. It’s very likely that your photographer will be there at that time anyways checking out the light, so you may as well extend the invite to have them […]

Tipping. Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? Tipping is a very kind gesture to show that you were satisfied with a service. It is customary in the food industry to tip your waitress because their wage often reflects and relies on additional tipping from guests. In the wedding photography industry, it is not customary to tip your wedding photographer with money. It’s not unheard of to do tip, but […]

Will my wedding photographs come edited? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Will my wedding photographs come edited?  If so, how much editing will you be doing? When I deliver the final set of wedding photographs to a client, they have been through my editing workflow and are considered “edited” and “high-resolution.” There are many different editing styles, and you can tell just by looking at a photographers portfolio work. Some are light and airy, others are dark and moody, some seem […]

What is a “First Look?” | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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What is a “First Look?” Fast becoming a common occurrence on wedding days, this “First Look” with your partner before the ceremony is a popular method to release some anxiety before the ceremony and is also a good opportunity for some cute photos. The first look is a private moment between you and your partner before the ceremony takes place, where you can talk and release any tension that can […]

How many photos will I receive with my wedding? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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How many photos will I receive with my wedding? I am often asked the question, “How many photos will I receive with my wedding?” My answer is based on my personal average, which is further broken down below. I have found that many other wedding photographers give a similar number. Hands down, my most popular wedding photography package is my ten hour, Dancing in the Moonlight package. Ten hours is […]

Wedding Photography Deposit | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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The Wedding Photography Deposit All professional photographers will require a deposit in order to secure and reserve your wedding date for wedding photography. This deposit varies, but is anywhere from 25-50% of the wedding package, or some photographers will ask for a base of X amount, usually around $500. This amount will be stated in the contract, and is paid prior to the engagement session. The remaining money owed is […]

What do the wedding photographers do during dinner? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Every wedding photographer will have a slightly different dinner policy, and this can most definitely be found in the wedding contract. It is most common to set aside a plate of catered dinner for both the wedding photographer and their assistant/second shooter. This way they are still at the wedding venue and don’t need to take time for travelling to get a meal, or feel lonely in their cars with […]

The Engagement Session | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Why I think the engagement session is so important to have with your wedding photographer! I have four wedding packages and three of them include a complimentary engagement session. I think this is such an essential opportunity to get to know one another and eliminate any kind of camera-shy, it helps you become familiar with the poses I will ask you to do when it comes to your formals on […]