YOUR QUESTIONS – ANSWERED!
General
I DON’T PHOTOGRAPH WELL. I AM SUPER AWKWARD—CAN YOU HELP ME?
It is true that not everyone finds their inner rock star the minute a camera trains on them  However, truth is, even rock stars get awkward in front of the camera.

A stress-free environment and relaxed approach, and if needed a shot of scotch, and it becomes possible to enjoy the experience.

Once you enjoy the experience, the rest is easy

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

I shoot Leica. My current fave is the Leica SL. Ok,  I am in love with it.  I have a full back up.

Crazy things happen like the time I got tossed in a pool with a bunch of drunken groomsmen. Waterproof cards and a *full* backup system on dry land saved that night! Phew!

Do you use a second shooter?
I have a great team of second shooters that I am able to contract for a nominal rate (approx $350 for an 8 hour day) .

Not all ceremonies require a second shooter. During an intimate, low key wedding , I can be more ninja-like working alone.

Do you have any reviews?

I’m blessed to have worked with some of the most wonderful couples who have had some kind words to say about my services. You can view dozens of rave reviews on my WeddingWire profile.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
Photographers can only shoot one wedding at a time. Once you have decided I am the photographer for you, I recommend that you get in touch soon to secure your date.
How do I book you for our wedding?
It’s simple! Fill out this quick form and I’ll be in touch soon to chat details.
We’re very busy and won’t be able to meet. What are our other options?
No time to meet? I get it!

We can chat via email, facetime or phone. Please get in touch to set up a time to chat.

Packages
What is the price of your packages?
Rates start at $2100, and even less in the off-season.  As you add hours or second photographer etc, rates change.

Let’s discuss your budget and goals and I will work to help you work within them.

Mini wedding and elopements also available.

On a super tight budget? I’m proud to work with and offer packages from $1100 with one of my fully-trained and vetted junior shooters.

What's included in your pricing?
All my packages include files, an edited collection, and a few prints .

My 8-hour and up wedding packages include a lifestyle engagement shoot in central ottawa.

How do you accept payment?
I accept payment via PayPal, Interac eTransfer or Cheque.
What if we go over the contracted hours?
Weddings don’t always go as planned and time can easily flow over.  My clients can add additional hours at a pre-established rate should they need.
Do you travel?
Sure, I travel… where are we going?
Do you offer last-minute / elopement shoots?
There is something so magical and pure about elopements. If I am available, I’ll offer you a great “seat sale” on last-minute bookings
Wedding Day
How much time should we set aside for wedding day photos?
I like to keep the formal shoots on the short side, but we don’t rush it.

No one wants to be kept out of the action for too long but it’s realistic to plan for at least an hour. Together we will review your schedule and goals and create a plan to help you balance out your timeline.

How long do you stay on our wedding day?
I am there for the time you would like my services. I have shot 1-hour weddings, and I have shot a 19-hour wedding.

The average time I spend at a wedding is in the 8-10 hour range. This is all arranged beforehand.

We have a lot of down time during the day. do you charge for that?
Though not common, there are some events that have a major break in the day.

If I am able to accommodate a split schedule, I am happy to do so.

Do we provide a meal for the photographer?
I do appreciate a meal – thank you!

I do not need a seat at a guest table but I do like to eat in the main room. That way, I can be ready to catch a special moment, or two. I’m always on the lookout for those!

Image Delivery
What rights do I have to the digital image files?
While I do have artistic rights to my images, you are, of course, free to print them, post them, and use them in any way you like!

Looking to be published? I have lots of connections in the industry. Be sure to chat with me about this, if you’re interested.

ARE ALL THE PHOTOS EDITED?

During an 8 hour day,  I typically take about 2500 images!

I then choose about 200 of the most remarkable. These images are colour and exposure balanced. From the remaining 2000+ photos, I then handpick a selection which I combine with the edited images to create your wedding collection, which usually contain 600-800 images. These are edited and displayed on a shareable site where you can also download each file.

Don’t worry though, you will also receive the whole shebang on a flash drive. Who knows, you may find photos you love outside of my edited collection, too.

Can I have every single image you take from my wedding?
Some people want all the images. I get that. Want the Raw files? I get that too. Happy to help.

Simply provide me with an external hard drive for storage, as these files are BIG!

What is the turnaround time?
Your sneak peeks are delivered the next day so you can start to share!

The rest of your images will be ready about 3-5 weeks after your wedding.

I do try to accommodate rush requests if I can.

Do you offer albums?
I LOVE to help craft albums of your extraordinary day. There are so many options, let’s sit down and chat about them.

Let’s Connect

Curious about wedding photography pricing options and packages?

Every single elopement & wedding is unique, so please get in touch with Kathi for more information.