Q: How many hours should we book?
A: Most weddings can be covered in 8 hours if everything happens in the same location. I also offer 10 & 12 hours packages if you want to drop by multiple locations for photos, or if you have a big group of wedding party.
Q: Do we need a second photographer? Who would it be?
A: Sometimes having two photographers can be overwhelming for intimate weddings. I would recommend a second photographer if there are over 100 guests, or if you are getting ready at separate locations, or if you just don’t want to miss a thing - a second photographer can give you a second perspective!
All second photographers are carefully selected by me. Based on their availability, I will confirm with you 3 months before the wedding.
Q: we are nervous in front of the camera, can you help us?
A: No, you have to be professional models…just kidding :P
Of course yes! That’s why I am here for you! One of the most common feedbacks that I have received over the years is that I can put everyone at ease and make them feel comfortable. My way of posing is very natural and organic. And my directions are flexible and stress-free. I will pose you according to your vibe! No generic poses or awkward smiles. It will feel as easy as falling in love with your significant other. :) More specifically, my directions could include letting you know where to stand, getting you to do something silly and capture the real laughter of you two.
If you ever feel overwhelmed (especially on your wedding day when every guest wants a photo with you), I can even steal you away from the guests and let you take a break.
Q: why do i need an engagement session?
A: An engagement session is so much more than a celebration of your engagement! :) If you’re nervous about your big day, this could be your chance to get comfortable and familiar with the camera, with me, with your makeup, etc…all before your actual wedding! This is also a chance to get some beautiful images of you two at locations that you can’t go on your wedding day. Or if you’re worried about a rainy wedding, this is your insurance of nice sunny photos.
Q: when can we see our photos?
A: You will receive a sneak peek in a week (minimum 5 photos) after your wedding. The fully edited gallery will be sent to you online within a month after your wedding - you can download them in high resolution and also share them with family and friends.
If a USB is included in the package, you will receive it in the mail within 2 months after your wedding.
Q: Can you help with my wedding day schedule?
A: Yes, I’d love to help out! You’re probably getting married for the first time and have no idea where to start from. Well, you can pretty much ask me anything about wedding - whether it be timeline planning, or vendor recommendations, or even how to fold a pocket square!
I always provide my couples with timeline planners, tips & guides to help them through the entire process. We can also meet up or talk on the phone to figure this out together.
Q: If my wedding runs late, can you stay longer?
A: Yes, absolutely. I don’t schedule any other shoots on wedding days (unless you booked for an elopement for only a few hours). If you need me to stay longer, I’m happy to do so at my additional hourly rate.
Q: Can we see a full wedding gallery that you’ve done in the past?
A: Of course! Follow this link to see how I tell a full day's story.
Q: How does travel cost work? How about destination weddings?
A: If your wedding is in BC, but more than 50km away from Vancouver city centre, there will be a travel cost of $0.54/km to & from your location. For places that I have to fly over or stay overnight, please cover my direct travel expenses (airfare, accommodations, food, etc).
Yes I do destination weddings! I don’t charge extra for my travel time because I love travelling! You only need to pay the same package price and cover my travel expenses.
Q: When do i need to pay?
A: To secure your date, you only need to pay a 25% retainer (non-refundable) and sign a contract. The rest will be due 2 weeks before your wedding.
Q: Do you offer prints and albums?
A: Yes! Printed goods are a perfect way to turn your photos into something you can see and flip through every day. Both you and your guests can order prints directly from your online gallery. For albums, we will work together on designing the perfect heirloom.
Q: Can i purchase original photos?
A: My couples have been very satisfied with the amount of edited photos they received already. However, if you are extremely interested in having the original photos, you can purchase them in JPG format at $60/hr. (For example, if you booked a 10 hour wedding coverage, you will be charged $600 in total for all the original photos.)
Q: What if you get sick or injured?
A: This is one of the things that we would both pray would not happen. However, if an emergency does happen, I am always prepared to ensure you would still receive the same quality of service and have a stress-free wedding. I have a broad network of photographers that I know personally and can trust to cover for me. If there is any price discrepancy, I will cover that for you. The photos will still be edited by me to ensure they are in the style of your preference.
Q: Where should we take our photos? can we do more than one locations?
A: If you don’t have a place in mind already, tell me more about your love story, what you like to do together, etc. We will brainstorm together, and I’ll help you choose the meaningful location for you. The season matters too! Some locations are way more gorgeous in a specific time of the year, so let’s plan ahead.
Yes, you may choose as many locations as you want, as long as including travel time, we still stay within the overall timeframe. This being said though, I suggest limiting it to max. two locations. Or else we’ll end up spending half of the session driving around.
Q: can you tell us more about makeup service and dress rentals?
A: If you want to add makeup/hair service, it will be done by professional artists that I have carefully selected for you. Costs range from $150-250 depending on their availability. Dress rentals are provided by Vimo Wedding, located in Burnaby. You may arrange a try-on session to choose your dress before the photoshoot.
Q: What should we wear?
A: I will provide you with a styling guide when we plan the shoot. We will confirm your choice of clothing again prior to the shoot to make sure you will look stunning in the photos! If you need additional assistance, I can connect you with a personal stylist who can style you with your existing wardrobe/suggest new garments.
You’re not limited to only one outfit. Feel free to bring a second one!
Q: What if it rains? What’s your rescheduling policy?
A: While I don’t mind shooting in the rain (and I always keep some clear umbrellas in my trunk), if you strongly prefer sunny days, you may have one chance to reschedule the session.