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 […]

The Engagement Session | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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 […]

Should I Hire a Second Photographer aka Second Shooter To My Wedding Photography? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Many wedding photographers will either include a second photographer, or give you the option of hiring an additional shooter. In this article, I will list the advantages of the second shooter. 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 […]

How Long Do Wedding Photos Take To Be Edited? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Something to ask your wedding photographer. After your wedding, you will be eager to see your wedding memory photographs and look forward to viewing the entire set to relive your day. But how long will it take to get them after your wedding has happened? This is something you must talk to your wedding photographer about, as every photographer is slightly different. The average wait is 3-12 weeks. Yes! Quite […]

Dancing West Coast Rains | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Dancing West Coast Rains On a cold winter day in Parksville, where the rain could  have been snow if only a couple of degrees cooler, Bethany and I had a little dance session at Rathtrevor Park. No rain jacket for this shoot, just her favorite plaid T-shirt, the one she calls her “camping shirt!” When clients ask me what they should wear, I always tell them to dress in something […]