Expect to cuddle and laugh a whole lot. Mostly with each other (I won’t make you cuddle with me). Also expect to hear some really bad jokes to make you laugh. Sometimes it gets a little inappropriate (sorrynotsorry). And you’re going to nose wrestle. It’s way more fun than it sounds and it creates a whole lot of photo magic. Seriously.
While my photos mostly look natural and unposed, they really aren’t! I pose and guide you in almost all of the portraits. Sometimes what I ask you to do will feel ridiculous. Sometimes you’re going to feel like a pretzel. I’m going to tell you where to put your hands and where to kiss (forehead kisses rule!), but in the end it will look and feel natural.
I expect for you to be a little adventurous and be willing climb, hike and scramble over things to get great backgrounds. You can expect for me to walk through rivers, wade in icy mountain lakes, cling to the side of mountains, and freeze my fingers off to get great photos of you. There’s some give and take!
A contract is required to book a wedding (boring, but important!). The contract is completed online (super easy!).
A retainer is required to complete the booking process. The retainer for a full day wedding is 40% of the total package price. Another 30% is due 4 months before the wedding and the final 30% is due 2 weeks before the wedding.
Payments can be made via credit card or e-mail money transfer (my favourite). I do online invoices. So it’s easy (there’s a trend here!).
Expect to receive 60-90 final finished images for each hour that I am photographing. For a 10 hour wedding you can expect to receive 600-900 edited images. Lots of photos to help you remember the day!Each collection comes with an online gallery that you can share with family and friends. You are able to download your hi-res files from this gallery and if you give your PIN, your friends and family can download their own copies as well! I want people to have access to your photos. You can also order prints, metal prints & canvasses from the online gallery. The hi-res files are large enough for you to be able to print at least a 30×40″ image, and likely even larger. Can you say life-size cutouts???
Sneak peeks are usually posted to Instagram within a few days of the wedding for you to show off to the world and brag about how amazing your day was. You don’t need to have an Instagram account to view them either. Check out my Instagram account at www.instagram.com/env.photography.
No matter what the weather, we will do at least some of your portraits outside. I do my best work in nature. I’m not afraid of snow and wind and ice. I have blankets to help keep you warm, I stock umbrellas to keep the rain off and we’ll hide behind things to block the wind a little. I just feel that indoor photos don’t compare to the beauty of photographing outside and I want to give you my best. If you aren’t willing to work through the elements with me, I’m likely not the right photographer for you.
We will keep in touch leading up to and after your wedding. The better we know each other, the more comfortable we will be. It will make standing in your underwear putting on your dress way less awkward (but it’s still a little awkward). About a month before the wedding we will meet up/phone chat/e-mail excessively to go over your final timeline to make sure nothing is missed.
Every Collection includes an album because I feel we still need to have tangible memories, not just images on a screen. Photos are meant to be printed and cherished for years to come. I put so much effort into pushing that button that I want to see your images come alive. So you get stuck with an album that you’re going to love looking at. You will select the photos that go in your album so you will have input. I do all the layout. It’s a good process!