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”? 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 […]

Serena; Sweet Sixteen | Parksville & Vancouver Island Family Photographer

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For Serena’s sixteenth birthday, her mom hired me to take some pictures of her playing her violin. Violin is intrinsic to Serena, and she has continued a lifelong pursuit of the craft even to this day. She is studying music and also works in music, helping teach others how to play the instrument as well. On her birthday here, her mom also presented her with an unexpected gift; an S […]

Randy and Robin | Parksville & Vancouver Island Family Photographer

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I actually have three jobs at the moments, and I am passionate about all of them! The first is pretty obvious; I am a wedding and relationship photographer. My other part-time work is as a photography tour guide with Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours in Parksville. I take people to beautiful Oceanside parks and help them to use the manual settings on their cameras and talk about the region. I love […]

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 […]

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 […]

How long after my wedding will my photos take to be edited? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Something to ask your wedding photographer. After your wedding, you will be dying to see some of your images 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 […]