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Do you have extra camera equipment in case of mechanical problems?

 Yes, I have back-up camera equipment.

 

 How much experience do you have?

I’ve been a photographer since 1991 and have photographed more than one hundred weddings.  (I’ve lost track of how many I’ve photographed.)

 

Do you retouch photos?

 Yes, and there is no charge for retouching blemishes.

 

What is your method of payment?

 I accept cash, cheque or e-transfer.

 

What is the typical timing like for a wedding day?

 In my experience, many people get married at 3pm and have a 6pm reception.  If this is the case, timing usually works as follows:

  • 12:30 - pre-wedding photos of the bride at home with bridesmaids and family
  • 2:15 - groom and groomsmen at the ceremony location, with family
  • 3pm - ceremony
  • Park photos, or, in case of rain, inside the church and/or reception hall.
  • Family photos are taken before the bridal party photos, because family members often have reception responsibilities or young children to attend to. 
  • 5:45 - I photograph reception hall décor.
  • 6pm - bride and groom’s entry into the reception hall.  Posed photos of the first dance and cutting of the cake are taken before the meal.

 Times vary.  I will work with you to find what works best for your wedding.

 

Can I skip the bride getting ready photos so that I have more reception time coverage?

Yes.  If this is what you prefer, I will arrive at the ceremony location a half hour before the wedding.

 

I don't want to have a large gap of time between my ceremony and reception.

Sometimes, people chose to take the photos with the bride and groom and wedding party before the ceremony.  Then the family photos can quickly be taken in between the ceremony and reception so that guests don't have to wait very long.

 

 Will you come to the hair salon before the wedding?  Will you stay until the end of the night?

 I will stay as long as you require.  The cost for more than 6 hours of coverage is $40/hour.

 

I have a small wedding and don’t require 6 hours of time.

 I can do an hourly rate of $100/hour for digital coverage, with a minimum of 3 hours of coverage.

 

Why are your prices so low?

 I have a home-based business, which keeps my overhead down.

 

Do you have a studio for family photos?

 I have a portable backdrop that can be used in my home or yours.  I also have a large back yard to use for photos.  I often take family photos in parks, back yards, or at anniversary or birthday parties.

 

Do I have the copyright to print my own photos?

 By law, the photographer owns the copyright.  However, you will be given your digital images on a CD or flash drive and have my permission to print them.  Out of courtesy, I also prefer to ask permission before using your photos for display.

 

Is the deposit refundable?

 The deposit is refundable only if I am able to obtain another booking for that day.

 

Can we use more than one location for photos?

 Yes, but keep in mind that the more time you take travelling, the less time you have to take photos.

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

 

pmphoto@porchlight.ca

(519)-692-9662