FAQ's and Thoughts
Here are a few questions I often get asked, and even if you haven’t thought of these before they might be some inspiration to you.
Should I do an engagement session?
That’s up to you (you’ll hear me say this a lot, it’s your big day, after all). An engagement session is a great opportunity for me to get to know you better, and for you and your spouse-to-be to get comfortable posing, and not posing, in front of the camera.
Should I do a first look?
That’s up to you! But as someone who goes to a lot of weddings, I am happy to give you some tips when you’re looking for a bit of guidance. I think first looks are a great idea. A “first look” lets me photograph you and your fiancé before the ceremony and gives you the flexibility to do your portraits during a part of the day that won’t keep you away from your friends and family. It’s very intimate and special, and helps make a day feel less rushed. I like to do this whenever possible, especially if your ceremony is late in the day, or right before your reception. But if the tradition of seeing your partner for the first time at the ceremony is important to you, I get that too; no matter what we’ll make it work.
Do you work with a second photographer?
As always, it’s up to you; it depends on what matters to you most on your wedding day. Are you looking to capture every detail, from the menus, to the invites, to each pair of shoes and all the up-dos? Then a second photographer is a good idea. I can capture some details, like your dress, the cake, and the rings; but for me to be able to capture you and yours and all the candid moments between you, I need some time for creativity and undivided attention. Do you want photos of you both getting ready (and are you getting ready simultaneously)? Then a second photographer is the only way to do this.
Do you work with an assistant?
Almost always. My assistant is my second set of eyes, and an extra pair of hands. She’ll straighten your veil (or tie), tidy rooms, wrangle up your aunts and uncles for group photos, and even fill your champagne flute. She’s there for you too—just ask her if you need anything!
Do you travel?
Will you be my wedding photographer?
I’d be honoured!
On your big day I’ll be spending a whole lot of time with your family, your friends and you. It’s important that you’re comfortable with me. Let’s chat, see if we “click”, and talk about when you’re planning your wedding for.