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

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

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

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

What is a “First Look”? 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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Why I include a second shooter with my wedding photography packages. | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

The many advantages of having a second shooter! Why I include them, where I place them, and why I love them. When I first began photographing weddings, I did not have a second shooter. It is absolutely possible to successfully photograph a wedding on your own, many photographers choose not to work alongside others, and just as many do include them. Having come from that solo shooting, I understand and […]