Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU DO OUT OF TOWN/PROVINCE WEDDINGS?
I currently live in Ottawa, Ontario and I frequent the Kawarthas enough to call it my second home. The collections listed on my website are meant to serve these two areas. That doesn't mean I don't travel, though! Watch me navigate an airport like it's my second job. Road trips? Pffttt. Driven across Canada three times. If you're inquiring about a wedding that isn't in or near either of these two areas and you're wondering if I'm up for travelling, the answer is (and always will be) YES!
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
I require a 30% non-refundable retainer at the time of booking/contract signing. The remainder is due five business days before your wedding/elopement. Payments can be accepted via EMT, cash, or through Honeybook.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES?
I offer a few different packages depending on your needs for your big day. Most all collections include planning, personal styling for engagement sessions, and an online gallery to share with family and friends. If you'd like more or less, there are options to customize your wedding day coverage as well.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
Let me just put it bluntly.. for this to be the case I'll either be in the hospital myself, or dealing with a serious family emergency. I value my clients SO much. We cross our fingers that none of the above will happen, and if for some reason I can't be there, I will personally secure you a wedding day photographer whom I absolutely trust and who's work you also love and appreciate.
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
For all smaller sessions and engagement shoots, they will be in your inbox within 2-3 weeks! For your wedding day, your online gallery will be sent to you in 6 weeks or less.
DO YOU DELIVER RAW (UNEDITED) PHOTOS?
That, I do not. Editing is a huge part of my art, and to be honest, it's more than half the job. Would you ask a chef for raw ingredients? I don't think so. At the end of it all I promise I'll give you the best of the best, the ones you didn't even know I took. If for some reason you think I missed something, then just ask! It's so important that we build trust and work together on this. And if you trust me, you won't ask for the RAWs!
WHAT DO WE WEAR FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT/COUPLES SESSION?
I got your back, don’t worry! After your booking is final, I send over a Pinterest page I’ve curated just for you FILLED with outfit inspo for our shoot together. On top of that, I've put together a style guide JUST for my clients. If you need any help beyond that, I'm totally happy to do a FaceTime fashion show too!
WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP US?
No. I stand my ground in this because I believe in capturing your most real and authentic self at whatever phase of life you’re in. I'm all about self love, so I never touch anything unless it’s temporary like acne or a bruise. My rule of thumb is if it's gone in two weeks then it will be gone in the picture! Other than that, I stay true to you.
WHAT IF WE CANCEL/RESCHEDULE OUR WEDDING/SESSION DATE?
If the booking is already complete with me, and for some reason you have to cancel or reschedule, the retainer fee is non-refundable. In order to lock in your new date, a new retainer will need to be paid. I know this seems harsh, but please know I'm not trying to take your money and run with it. I do this because once your wedding is booked, I count on that money to pay my bills and feed my family. There's also a chance that I've rejected other couples for the same date.
WHAT IF YOUR FLIGHT IS DELAYED?
I plan out a FULL day in between the time I arrive to the time of our shoot or your wedding. I will always leave at least 2 days in advance. That being said, even if there was a flight delay, I would still be there the day before your event, 100%!
DO YOU HELP WITH THE PLANNING PROCESS?
I'm so glad you asked!! YES. I never knew I loved doing this until I started shooting weddings! Think of me as your pseudo bridesmaid. I'll help guide you through planning with all of the resources you'll need! I can also send you other vendors who I love working with. I'm great at creating custom timelines too, so we can ensure we have enough time for those golden hour sunset photos and your first look!
HOW DO TRAVEL EXPENSES WORK?
Simple. Outside of Ontario, just pay for my travel and lodging and I'll do it for free! Within Ontario, I charge $0.50 per km outside of Ottawa or the Kawarthas.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO I GET?
It definitely ranges from each collection that I offer and how the day goes. For small shoots and engagements/adventure sessions it will be around 80, and for weddings it’s between 400-600. Just know that I promise to give you your memories captured in all of the best ways possible in your final gallery. I'll provide you with pictures you didn't even know I took!
CAN OTHER PEOPLE TAKE PHOTOS WHILE YOU ARE?
I’d absolutely love if you'd consider having an “unplugged” ceremony. The only reason I say this is because if I am worrying about someone shooting behind me or over my shoulder, I won’t be giving YOU my full attention. It's also so nice when your family and friends can be fully present while you commit to loving each other for the rest of time. A simple announcement to put phones and iPads away is something to think about! Bonus, you can send your family members the gallery once I send it to you! That way they can go through the day themselves and they are more than welcome to download any of the photos I take.