There are many things to consider when looking for a wedding photographer. But one of the most important ones is how comfortable you feel with them. The photographer is the only professional who will be by your side the entire day, from getting ready to the dance floor. We really take the time to get to know the brides and grooms we photograph. Sure we have our own photographic style, but we also know every couple is different and everything we do caters to their personalities. We want to make sure that when you look at your wedding photos you can say with certainty: “That’s us! And we look so beautiful!”
We will never pressure you to buy something you don’t want or need. Michel still remembers the pressure sales tactics he had to deal with when buying Heather’s engagement ring. It was an awful experience. The last thing we want to do is put you in that situation. We will never ask you to sign a contract on our first meeting and never push you to add items to your package you don’t want. In fact, even if we get together for coffee, we encourage you to meet with at least one other photographer. It will solidify your decision. And if, ultimately, you decide to hire someone else, we’ll be thankful that you took the time to meet with us.
Our main goal is to make sure YOU love us. We tailor to your needs and passions. But we’ve lost track of how many times a guest or a bridal party member grabbed hold of us at the end of the night to tell us what a wonderful job we did. It’s been so encouraging! We hear comments like, “You worked so hard!” “You were non-stop!” “You were so easy to work with.” “You guys were really fun!” These comments make us really proud of the work we do because it means that our passion, hard work and dedication are visible to others. We genuinely love what we do, and we hope it shows.
Our philosophy is that brides hire us to document their day. For that reason, once we start photographing, we commit ourselves to capturing everything we can. Even small moments that may seem insignificant can turn out into beautiful images. Even during the reception dinner, we try to eat quickly and get back to work to make the most of our time. We’ve shot weddings while Heather was 6-7 months pregnant! We want you to feel secure in your investment in us.
Never underestimate the benefit of having 2 photographers. By working together, we’re able to split up and fully cover your day. This is especially important during your preparation. Heather goes with the brides to get all those intimate and emotional moments before the ceremony, and Michel follows the groom to get the sometimes nervous but fun energy of all the guys. Being able to cover those moments equally isn’t something to overlook. AND it’s included in your wedding package! You don’t need to pay extra to have the coverage you deserve.
Our base package includes 8 hours of coverage. For most weddings, this is more than enough time to cover everything you’d want in your wedding album. We charge only for what you need. Typically, 8 hours will get you 1-2 hours before the ceremony all the way to about 2-3 hours into the reception, based on your itinerary. Trust us, we will make wise use of that time, and you will get plenty of photos! Adding time is always an option, but never forced upon you.
We find the engagement session to be extremely important, which is why we include it in our Open Road and Highway to Heaven packages. Soon-to-be grooms usually don’t see the need, but most of the time the e-shoot is for him. Most men aren’t comfortable in front of the camera, and a lot of times that nervous energy can come across in photos. Your wedding day is not the time to see that nervousness. So we like to take an hour or two together a few months before your wedding to get to know each other, but also for you to get comfortable in front of the camera. Plus you get beautiful images to use for save-the-dates, frame around the house or even your wedding reception!
All of our packages include either 1 or 2 DVD copies with full reprinting rights of all the finished photos. That means you can have your photos printed anywhere you choose. This allows you to save money if you have an online printing service you trust and love. Typically, ordering prints from a professional photographer can be very expensive. We try to alleviate that cost to all of our brides.
If you are receiving an online gallery with your package, we partner with some of the best professional photo labs out there, and our print prices are very affordable. We have tried free photo galleries in the past, and we discovered them to be glitchy and unstable. We will host your images on a stable, secure server for up to 12 months. Your gallery will be personalized and password protected. This will make it extremely easy for you to share photos with family and friends. Just provide your gallery link and password, and anyone with access will be able to order prints directly from the gallery. And because you’ve purchased rights to the images, you’ll be allowed to download the full resolution files directly from your gallery.
We take great care and time to design your wedding album. We recreate the story of your wedding day image by image. We use high-quality printing labs that offer competitive pricing. This allows us to include your album within the Open Road (and above) package. If you need to order extra copies for your parents, our album prices are very reasonable. You can view our albums here .