Frequently Asked Questions

Muskoka Wedding

How far ahead should I book my Wedding?

Since the demand for dates is highly unpredictable, please book as early as you can.  

Hamilton Wedding Photographer

Popular locations for photography fill up early too !

And remember, your price is locked in on the date you book no matter how far off your Wedding day may be.  
There are no price increases after signing.

Are you the kind of photographer who "takes over" my wedding?
Absolutely not.  We believe that wedding photography should be minimally intrusive.   During the ceremony we use state of the art image stabilized telephoto lenses to get "up close and personal" from 50-100 feet (15-30 metres) away.

Bride in Glasses
Here's an example of a photo taken during the ceremony from about 60 feet (20 metres) away.

We like to help you find an great photo location then let you be yourselves with minimal direction.  We want your images to be comfortable and casual not stiff and artificial.

How much time should I allow for photography?
Our years of experience permits us to work very quickly to set up and shoot the traditional photos with the Wedding party, family, and friends. Most family and group sessions are completed in about 40 minutes.  

We then like to have another 45 minutes or so to work with Bride and Groom alone.  All other photos are captured as the day unfolds.

So 90 minutes between the ceremony and reception is about right.  If we're going to a different location for your photos travel time would need to be added to that.

And if we have more time than that, we'll just take more photos!

Your prices seem quite reasonable.  What's the catch?

There isn't one.   Since Wedding photography is our only business and Weddings are "on location" events, we don't maintain an expensive studio.   We pass this major saving on to you in the form of straightforward pricing without a list of added fees.

And since over 75% of our bookings are by referral from previous couples we don't spend a lot on advertising.

When comparing full-time professional photographers you'll find that our prices represent excellent value.

If you don't have a studio, can you do a professional job?
Absolutely.  While we prefer to work in natural surroundings for those very rare occasons when the weather just won't cooperate we bring everything that might conceivably be needed for any situation including portable studio lighting, backdrops, reflectors, props and more.

If I order Books or Albums do I choose the images or do you?
We're constantly amazed how many times we get asked this question, apparently there are photographers who think that they know better than you which photos should go in your Wedding Album and won't let you make your own choices.
When you order books or albums from us you get to select every photo.

Why do you require the balance of the fee before the Wedding?

This permits us to courier your Wedding Photography directly to you as soon as your photos are ready (usually about 3 weeks after the wedding) no matter where your new home is located.  
There are no delays or extra travel arranging extra appointments, and you don't have to endure a high pressure sales pitch to get your photos.  

Are there any hidden or extra charges?
Just the tax.  If our pricing seems more straightforward than most that's because we try very hard to keep it that way.  

The total cost of your Wedding Photography is fully disclosed in advance right on your photography agreement.

Do you accept credit cards?
We accept Interac E-Transfers, if you need to use a credit card Interac will also let you use it for your transfer.

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