WEDDING FAQ

What is your photography style?


We aren't your typical "grandma's photo" and love to take a candid approach to our collections. We will provide full guidance and posing the whole time and offer directions to provide movement so the captures are more authentic and genuine. We embrace the chaos and love to go with the flow as we find this brings out true images that reflect who you are!




We are on a budget, are you willing to give a discount on your wedding collections?


All of our collectionss have been carefully created and priced according to their value, so the short answer is "No". However, no two weddings are alike and as such, we would love to create a custom collection that suits your desired needs and hopefully budget!




Why do we have to provide food for you at our wedding?


You have seen those snicker commercials right ? Jokes aside, it is a very fast paced day with no slowing down - for this reason, any collections 6 hours + require two (Alicia + Keith) wedding meals be provided. You by no means need to accomodate us into your seating chart, just the meal count :)




What is an "unplugged ceremony"?


Unplugged ceremonies are when you ask your guests to keep their phones off and no cameras present. This allows the photographer (+ videographer) the ability to have full control of documenting special moments without the potential of family and friends trying to do the same and potentially ruining the image. You can remind your friends and family that all the images will be shared with them from the day so they can be present and enjoy it. It is completely up to the couple as to what is best for them :)




I know someone who got their wedding photographs in less time, why so long for you?


We own and run our own business, as well as review and edit each photo personally and retouch in full from your session or wedding day. Other photographers often have editing staff or outsource there work to third-party companies to edit their work or perhaps take on less clients and have more time available. Nothing wrong with that, however, we feel this takes the personal feelings out of it as we were at the event and know exactly how it looked and we want our work to represent our photography style and by doing it all ourselves, we are able to achieve that.




On our wedding day we want to take pictures in a beautiful location nearby are you happy to move away from the venue?


Plain and simple, this is YOUR day. I am game for pretty much anything - just tell me what you want on your special day and we will work it out with you and within your timings for the day to ensure it happens.




Can you hold my wedding date for me without a retainer?


I'm sorry, but we can't hold the date or pencil you in until a full retainer and signed contract is recieved. This is to be fair to everyone as I accept bookings on a first come first serve basis. If budget is an issue for the retainer, please contact me so we can work out a revised payment schedule - some sort of retainer will be required but we can revamp the payments to create less stress for you fiancially!




Do we meet before our wedding day?


It is SUPER important to us to get to know you both before your wedding - this allows us to better document your story. After all, no two couples are the same and we like to ensure you guys feel comfortable the entire time and feel like you can rely on us as we are with you all day after all. We want to learn a little bit about your dreams for the big day, how you interact together, your story, your family and friends, and the type of images you like and if there is something you don’t like about yourself that I should take into account when documenting you. The ideal way to get to know each other is through an engagement collection which is why we automatically include them in our wedding collections. This is a great time for us to get comfortable and build a relationship and talk about your wedding day. We will also have open communication with you leading up to your wedding, we will have a lot of exchanged emails/texts/phone calls to ensure you feel great about your special day! We are totally okay with you addding us on facebook + instagram and becoming besties too - we prefer it ;)




If we opt out of the complimentary engagement collection is our wedding collection cheaper?


No, the wedding collection investment will remain the same. This is a complimentary add-on for our wedding collections as we feel it is important for everyone to get to know eachother before the big day. This gives us an opportunity to see how you interact with eachother and a time for us to discuss important items for your big day.




How far in advance should we book?


With weddings - as soon as you have your date! We typically schedule dates at least a year to two in advance. Definitely contact us even if you're planning your wedding within a shorter time frame as you never know - we might have the date open! For lifestyle sessions it is reccoemnded to book 2-3 months prior if possible - but again, feel free to reach out and see if we can accomodate you!




Do you re-touch the final photos?


Yes, all photos provided to you will be edited and re-touched by Alicia in full. The rule of thumb is that anything that will not be there in two weeks is automatically removed.




Do I get to see or keep the RAW / original photos?


Simply put, no. I once read another photographer describe why so well, she said that it is like asking your caterer to give you the leftover ingredients used to make your dinner! The final images selected for editing and delivery reflect our photography style and anything outside of this is not kept. All images provided to clients are a direct representation of our work and so any un-edited images would not reflect this. Please be assured that any images taken out are outtakes and they are truly that - images with eyes closed, people walking in front of the camera, misfires of the camera, etc.




What is the "Online Gallery" you mention in your collections?


The online gallery is a private, password protected section on our website where all of your finalzied, edited, high quality photos from your session are delivered and available for downloading. This area is for yourself and whoever you wish to share them with. You can share your guest gallery link information with your close friends and family and they too can directly download the images they love.




Do I have the rights to print and post the images you take?


Yes! I own the copyright, HOWEVER, these are your images! You can print them, copy them, post them on social media, email them to your grandma, share them with family to print, whatever your heart desires!!! Images however can not be alterned in any way from what is delivered - this includes filters, cropping, etc.




How long until we receive our images?


Typically wedding images take anywhere from 8-12 weeks for delivery. It varies depending on the number of hours covered and your wedding date. Family, Engagement, Boudoir, and all other sessions are approximately 3-6 weeks.





LIFESTYLE FAQ

How far in advance should we book?


With weddings - as soon as you have your date! We typically schedule dates at least a year to two in advance. Definitely contact us even if you're planning your wedding within a shorter time frame as you never know - we might have the date open! For lifestyle sessions it is reccoemnded to book 2-3 months prior if possible - but again, feel free to reach out and see if we can accomodate you!




What should we wear?


This is by far the most asked question any photographer receives! We typically reccomend starting with choosing 1-2 colors that compliment eachother (and the season!) and have each person accessorize differently with the colors you picked while pairing it with neutrals. Patterns are great but try to avoid multiple patterns as it can become very busy and distracting in photos.

Once you have your outfits finalized, take a quick picture with everyone yourselves just to see if you like it! If you do, that is all that matters! You are also more than welcome to send photos my way for advice and tips, we are always happy to help!




What should we bring?


If there is an important item(s) you wish to have in photos please discuss it with us before hand so we can ensure we plan creative ways to incorporate it into your collection with us but be sure to bring them for the photo session the day of! Dress according to weather - this is Canada after all ! I reccomend coming with full bellies and bringing some water is a great idea. If there are favorite blankets, kids/pet toys or accessories - feel free to bring those as well. If you wish to have an outifit change - please notify us before hand and bring all clothing required for the session. Aside from that - just show up and be ready to HAVE FUN!




Do you offer studio sessions as well?


Studio sessions can be provided at an additional fee and subject to availability.




Do you re-touch the final photos?


Yes, all photos provided to you will be edited and re-touched by Alicia in full. The rule of thumb is that anything that will not be there in two weeks is automatically removed.




Do I get to see or keep the RAW / original photos?


Simply put, no. I once read another photographer describe why so well, she said that it is like asking your caterer to give you the leftover ingredients used to make your dinner! The final images selected for editing and delivery reflect our photography style and anything outside of this is not kept. All images provided to clients are a direct representation of our work and so any un-edited images would not reflect this. Please be assured that any images taken out are outtakes and they are truly that - images with eyes closed, people walking in front of the camera, misfires of the camera, etc.




What is the "Online Gallery" you mention in your collections?


The online gallery is a private, password protected section on our website where all of your finalzied, edited, high quality photos from your session are delivered and available for downloading. This area is for yourself and whoever you wish to share them with. You can share your guest gallery link information with your close friends and family and they too can directly download the images they love.




What if my child/children are not behaving?


Our sessions are designed to be fun and very candid - and we are totally prepared to chase your little ones around to get the perfect photos. I find kids tend to get less interested in photos if their parents pressure smiles out of them so I get them running circles around mom and dad, have them race to see who can get to me first or anything to get those natural smiles. Don't worry, we embrace the chaos and its so worth it so we just ask that you come prepared to go with the flow without pressure and just come to have fun and let us do the rest!!




Myself / my family / my significant other feels uncomfrotable in front of a camera - can you help?


Yes, of course! I understand that you/they might not have experience being photographed and we are here to help. Through our easy shooing style and natural direction, we make sure that you feel comfortable always. We give you prompts that are super easy to follow and bring out authentic expressions - I promise, I make it painless and fun, and it won't be nearly as bad as you think!




How long until we receive our images?


Typically wedding images take anywhere from 8-12 weeks for delivery. It varies depending on the number of hours covered and your wedding date. Family, Engagement, Boudoir, and all other sessions are approximately 3-6 weeks.




Do I have the rights to print and post the images you take?


Yes! I own the copyright, HOWEVER, these are your images! You can print them, copy them, post them on social media, email them to your grandma, share them with family to print, whatever your heart desires!!! Images however can not be alterned in any way from what is delivered - this includes filters, cropping, etc.




What is your photography style?


We aren't your typical "grandma's photo" and love to take a candid approach to our collections. We will provide full guidance and posing the whole time and offer directions to provide movement so the captures are more authentic and genuine. We embrace the chaos and love to go with the flow as we find this brings out true images that reflect who you are!





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