A signed contract and a 30% non-refundable retainer.
Please remember that until the retainer is paid and the contract is signed, the date we've been discussing is only tentative. I will always let you know if others have reached out to me about the same date; so if it's a date you really want, you need to ensure you get the retainer and contract finalized!
what is needed to book with you?
A retainer is a non-refundable fee paid to hold (retain) a specific date for your wedding or lifestyle session. It means that this date (and me!) is all yours!
what is a retainer?
The conservative estimate for a wedding is 50 images per hour.
For lifestyle sessions, ~40 images and for extended family sessions, ~70 images.
how many images can i expect?
I send you the link to your private online gallery via email once your photos are ready to go. You are then able to download the hi-res photos from the comfort of your home! The gallery remains available online for six months, so you'll want to make sure you download them within that time frame!
How do we receive our photos?
If you would like, I will send you a style guide upon booking, and if you want to run ideas by me, I am more than happy to help! I am here to help you have the very best experience possible!
what should we wear for a lifestyle session?
I know all about awkward, believe me! The second I am getting my photo taken, I feel silly and uncomfortable; but behind the camera, I have all sorts of prompts and poses up my sleeve to help you relax, feel comfortable, and like you are not in front of a camera at all. A session with me will feel fun, laid-back, and like you can truly be yourself.
what if we're really awkward in front of the camera? can we still get good photos?
You bet I travel! With three young children, the chance to drive anywhere by myself is a treat!
I am local to a small community in Central Alberta, just minutes from the Saskatchewan border. Travel is included for weddings and lifestyle sessions that are within 30 km of my home base. The travel fee for locations further away is $0.58/km, round trip.
Do you travel?
Stormy skies and a little bit of rain can make for the most stunning images; however, if it looks like a torrential downpour or you just aren't comfortable, we can definitely reschedule!
what if it's raining on our session date?
I never give out the raw images. Editing is where a lot of the magic occurs and it is part of why you have chosen me as your photographer. Trust that I use my professional eye to provide you with the very best of your images!
can i have the raw images?