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 […]

Milner Gardens Grad Portrait Session | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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With graduation approaching for miss Piper, she wanted some pictures of herself in a setting of blossom, color, and tranquility. A place near to her highschool, and a place she loves, we decided to photograph at the picturesque and enchanting Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach. If you’ve never been here before, it is absolutely amazing. “Experience the magic of 28 hectares (70 acres) of unspoiled natural beauty perched on the […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Road Tripping Vancouver Island in the Winter | Parksville & Vancouver Island Adventure Wedding Photographer

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Gold River Adventure This past weekend I took my partner to Campbell River for a couple of nights to celebrate his birthday. The plan was to take an Air Nootka float plane from Gold River to Hot Springs Cove near Tofino, and drive and hike around Strathcona Park, but the most intense storm of the year would certainly change our plans. With immense rainfall and severe winds of 80+km/hour, loss […]

Dancing West Coast Rains | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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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 […]