About How I shoot

Your wedding day should be just that. A wedding. Not a day to just get dressed up for an all day photoshoot.

My aim as a wedding photographer is to deliver authentic, honest photos that tell the story of your wedding. Yes, we will make time to take some beautiful portraits of you and your brand new spouse, your families, and your wedding party… but that will be just a small part of the telling of your whole day.

My documentary approach allows you to spend as much time with your friends and family as possible.

My job is to be diligently watching for those moments of love and joy to unfold, and to capture them. This is my favorite part of my job.

HOW CAN WE RESERVE YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?

Please use the contact form or email me to see if I am available. If your date is available, I’d love to have a quick phone call with you to see what you are looking for from your photographer, and then I would love to meet. I often work with out of town clients, or will fly to California to shoot, so this meeting may happen over Skype. I also have a studio in Downtown Victoria that I would be happy to have you over to, if you are in the Victoria area. A date is only reserved after I receive a signed contract and retainer.


WILL YOU TRAVEL TO OUR WEDDING?

I am based in Victoria, BC and shoot a lot of my weddings here on the Island. However, I was born in California and frequently photograph weddings all over Northern California including Sacramento, San Francisco, the Greater Bay Area, Sonoma, Napa, Lake Tahoe, and Mendocino. I have also photographed weddings in Washington, Oregon, and Utah and would be happy to travel to your wedding wherever it is taking place.
 

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?

You can expect between 50-75 images per hour of coverage. All images you receive are fully edited and ready to print. I also make sharing easy with an online gallery where your friends and family can view all your photos, and also order prints if they would like. 


HOW LONG DO WE NEED FOR PORTRAITS?

The majority of the shooting I do is documentary, just capturing your day as it unfolds. I do however love to take 45 - 90 minutes to get some photos of you with your brand new spouse and any wedding party you might have. The time set aside for portraits can vary depending on how important these portraits are to you, where you want to do them (ie how much travel is involved) and when during the day they are going to take place. I would be happy to go over your timeline with you and work out best when, and where the portraits fit in.


DO YOU SHOOT OFF A  LIST?

A list of desired family photos is very handy, but other than that, I do not work off a list.  


WHAT ABOUT BACKUP GEAR?

I have never had an issue with my gear, but do have three (yes, three!) camera bodies with me at any given wedding. 
 

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

I do indeed. If your venue needs proof of insurance, I am happy to show that I am covered. 


Wedding Packages on Vancouver Island start at $2795 and weddings in the Greater Bay Area start at $3799

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