SCALED DOWN 2021 CELEBRATION PLAN B'S AND C'S DUE TO COVID?
Please reach out for a discussion about your big day that is now much smaller in scale. I can provide a customized quote to meet your needs. Capturing the emotions and moments of 2021’s “backyard” weddings and intimate family focused gatherings is going to make for an amazing season. I have the experience of working within varying health restrictions and guidelines during the 2020 season to keep everyone feeling safe and relaxed.
PEAK SEASON FULL DAY WEDDING COVERAGE: $1975.00
Up to 8 HOURS OF COVERAGE, with me capturing the events and emotions of your big day. My hourly additional overage is 125.00/hr, but I seldom need more than 9hrs to tell a complete story.
High/Print resolution, fully finished DIGITAL FILES of AT LEAST 300 timeless, relaxed and joy-filled images. All delivered files will be edited with love and my well-known (anal-retentive) attention to detail, in the style and tone of the work featured on my website.
A FULLY DOWNLOADABLE PASSWORD PROTECTED ONLINE GALLERY of your high resolution (non-watermarked) images. Delivery date: 6 weeks from your wedding date. You'll be able to share with family and friends both on social media and in print. You are receiving full reproduction rights. This gallery can also be linked to a professional print house that offers online ordering and drop shipping directly to you and your parents who want prints.
ADDITIONAL ADD ONS:
Second shooters (see below), engagement and boudoir sessions, canvas enlargements, and professionally designed hard cover flushmount Albums can all be added to customize your coverage.
If Photo booth, drone or video coverage is also on your wish list, I can refer someone who specializes in these things. I like to stay focused (pardon the pun) on getting one thing done right, and done well. I keep all of these items as add on's by choice, so that my base coverage rate for professional still photography can stay accessible and budget-aware.
DO I NEED A SECOND SHOOTER
The base package rate reflects a solo shooter (me). Every wedding day storyboard you see on my website was accomplished by me shooting solo. I have been capturing couples and their emotional, chaotic, lovely and intense wedding days for over 19 years. If we plan the logistics of your day with some forethought and a realistic schedule there should be nothing about your day I can't handle shooting solo and your budget can remain intact!
My hourly overage is 125.00/hr. Extending the schedule of your day by an hour or two, to create a little wiggle room is much more cost effective than bringing on a second professional photographer for the day. Needing your photographer to be in two places at once usually only usually happens at the getting ready part of the day, and there are workarounds for that.
That's why I don't usually work with second shooters. I simply do not feel it necessary in order for me to tell a complete story. I have many people offer to be second shooters for me, so securing one is no problem, but I would not want to hire a hobbyist, student, or someone who does it "on the side", as a second for you. The resulting images would not meet my technical standards, or quality and tone of the work shown on my website. Adding a second professional photographer to join us would be an additional 1000.00. But if you really, really want one I'd be happy to secure a second shooter, if your in the mood to treat yourself!
STYLE AND APPROACH
I’m tickled that my photos have caught your eye. I wish I had something grand to say about my style, but I simply like to keep it real. My approach is a relaxed and romantic telling of the events and relationships you reveal to me on your wedding day. Sure I put you in good lighting, de-clutter the backgrounds, and give your awkward hands something to do, but always in a “chill” vibe sort of way. I like to be felt as "barely there" which allows me capture organic, un-posed moments. I won’t ask the groomsmen to stop goofin around, or reel in rowdy Aunt Rita, I’ll encourage them.
I am a full-time professionally trained photographer with 19 years experience shooting between 20-25 weddings a year. I know a ridiculous amount of stuff about shooting here in Nova Scotia. I have all the sunset times by season and location in my head. I know to stay to the "back roads" in Wolfville on Acadia University home-coming weekend. I think to check the Bluenose Marathon times, routes and street closures. I know how to keep your parents feeling included and heard on the wedding day.
I order extra camera worthy umbrellas on Amazon Prime when I see your weather forecast has taken a turn for the worse. Bring on your tiny human flower girls and ring bearers, and your MOH's who need a breastfeeding break. When the schedule looks like it is getting away from us because X Y and Z unexpectedly happened, I’ll put my hand on your arm, give you my eyes and say “I got you, just breathe".
My website presents every wedding I shoot from the sparkles of getting ready to killin’ it on the dance floor. There are four years of wedding stories on there, not just a few lucky shots from perfect weather days or the fancy budget/dream venue ones.
I hire people to take my kids in the summer, so I can stay sane and you will get your finished images inside of six weeks. I answer your emails, guide you when you ask me to, and I’ll reply to your nan’s Facebook comment from the teasers the next morning and talk your dad through how the download feature on the online gallery works. I’m here before the wedding, and after.
Quoted wedding season rates and available dates are not considered guaranteed or booked until contracted deposit is received