Elopement are usually mini weddings with a small number of guest. Couples mostly only ask for the coverage of the ceremony, family photos, and some formals. 2 hours is enough for most elopement coverage. For the 2 hours of coverage, the couple will get photos from their ceremony, family photos, wedding party photo and couple's portrait. I always like to arrive on location 30 minutes before the ceremony to scout the location and get ready. During the ceremony, I like to use my zoom lens so I don't have to stand too close to the couple to capture the critical moments such as the ring exchange. I always ask the couple to have a family photo list ready before the wedding so we can do family photos right after the ceremony before people start to wonder around. After the family photo, I will take the couple and the wedding party to my scouted locations or travel off site to do photos. Even though I know how to do great wedding party photos and couple's portraits, I encourage the couple to find their own inspirations such as build a Pinterest board. This way, I know what the couple likes and can make sure the favourite shots and moments are captured. I usually come home with 200 to 400 photos and I pick the best 100 to 200 to do editing. The finished photos will be delivered via online gallery where the couple can download, print and share the photos with friends and family.
7 days before the shoot date & time: 100% refundBetween 7 days and 24 hours before the shoot date & time: 50% refundLess than 24 hours before the shoot date & time: no refundBooking is considered cancelled when the client messages the photographer in writing Shoot may be extended with mutual consent. The possibility of an extended shoot should be discussed beforehand. The hourly package rate will apply.Reshoots can be arranged at a cost of 50% of the hourly package rate. Photographer retains copyright over the Photographic Work and is able to use it for self-promotion. The client may make unlimited reproductions of the Photographic Work for family and friends both online and offline. Photoshoots will typically take place rain or shine. For outdoor shoots, an agreed alternate location may be planned in advance.Shoots will only be cancelled and a full refund given in the most extreme circumstances. If the shoot can be rescheduled there will be no additional fees for the customer. 50% deposit at the time of booking, 50% remainder due 3 days after the photoshoot. Payments may be made by credit card upon receiving an invoice.
Back in 2014, I got a message from a friend who's getting married in couple month. She said " I remember you have a fancy camera and took some photo at a party once. I saw those photos later and I really enjoyed them. It really documented the party and the photos are full of stories, so do you want to shoot my wedding?" Many years later, I still show up at weddings with couple fancy cameras, bunch lenses, a few strobes, sometimes a second shooter, and the passion which drives me to tell visual stories. One of the bride said "He is so kind, very responsive, extremely reasonable, and just a really nice guy to be around! He went above and beyond both with our engagement photos and with our wedding photos. He takes his time to get the perfect shots and it is SO worth it." Reviews like this is another reason I love my job. It gives me such a joy to see people so happy about what I love doing. I always kept in mind that wedding only happens once in a life time so I take my time to build the perfect shot for all my clients. Another bride said "We are in awe of the photos you took for us, they brought us back to our special day, we were so filled with emotion all over again seeing the pure joy that surrounded that day." I am an observer and a visual communicator, I enjoy watch stories unfolds and transfer the emotions I harvest into pictures.
This 3 hour pre-wedding package includes 3 locations, 2 wardrobe changes, and 50 photos to look back on! This package is for couples who want a variety of photos, not just a one location and done situation. This package usually runs from late afternoon to evening so we can capture both day and night scenes. This package is perfect for those who want to capture their relationship in an authentic yet beautiful way before your special day. You're not looking for that mechanical, one size fits all experience, one that pushes you through a series of fake backdrops, forced poses and heavy photoshop filters. You want something real, photos that tell your story. It's not easy right? Finding a photographer capable of capturing the essence of your relationship in an artistic way. Well, now you've found one, and my speciality is putting people at ease in front of my camera. My strategy is simple. I listen to you. I learn about you. I engage with you. Even if you've never had professional photos done, I work with so many couples who are in the same boat. Part of my job as a photographer is to make you feel comfortable and over the years, I have learned how to bring anyone's true personality out for the camera to see.
I believe in scrunched nose smiles and belly laughs. I want to tell your story in real and raw moments. If those are the type of photos you want, then I am the photographer for you! In this 2-hour Elopement/Micro Wedding package, you will receive an online gallery of colour and black & white photos with unlimited full-sized downloads with full print release (and I don't limit the number of photos you receive! I give everything I deem good), a custom slide show, and $125 of print credit. This package is for those who don't want the whole big wedding that drags on for hours. You know the little moments are what matters and you want that reflected in your photos. These 2 hours still offer a lot of picture-taking time however, so if you are worried about not getting enough, don't be! You will have enough to fill an entire scrapbook if not two!
This is such an exciting time in your lives and I am so honoured you've considered me! BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO ANYTHING TOO SERIOUS... I want you to know that I truly believe planning your wedding or elopement day CAN be fun and if you make that your priority the results WILL be authentic to you. I pride myself on storytelling. This is NOT an 8-hour photoshoot. This is me, capturing your day as it unfolds. The raw emotion. The real feels. Theauthenticity. You two, truly as you are. No two days or celebrations are truly the same and should you choose me to capture your special day I want you to know I am in this 100%. I am here to help you capture a wedding day that truly reflects who you two are, that allows you to be free and have fun, and lets me tell your true + authentic story. WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS HAVE CHANGED! So throw out whatever rulebook you've shackled yourself to! You are 100% allowed to get creative on your day and I'm here to help you. Whether that's a couple hours of fun alone time between the ceremony + reception or a whole day of planning... I GOTCHU BOO! Booking with me means we can think outside the box and really create the day of your dreams.