Frequently Asked Questions
What’s your wedding photography style?
I am a photojournalistic wedding photographer. My approach is mainly candid because I want your photos to reflect who you really are. I look for natural moments that are happening or just about to happen.
I do provide friendly guidance during the group portraits and the wedding couple portraits. Usually this means that I’ll suggest an easy interactive pose or an action and then you can make it your own.
But during the majority of the day, I focus on capturing the feeling of the wedding, documenting the spontaneous moments happening and photographing the authentic emotions of your loved ones.
This means you can simply relax and enjoy the presence of your loved ones who are all together in one place to celebrate with you.
Do you retouch all the photos?
I post-process all the photos you receive in your collection. The level of retouching you see on this website is a good example of the editing I provide on all images. I correct lighting, cropping, contrast and enhance colours to make your images gorgeous and ready to print.
I don’t do extensive retouching like body reshaping, removing wrinkles or removing objects or people from the background, etc. If you only want photos of your guests looking their absolute best with pristine makeup, there are several photographers who can make your wedding look like it was shot for a fashion magazine. That’s not me. I want to celebrate your authentic self, imperfections and all. They are what makes you unique.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes! While I’m based in Montreal, Quebec. I frequently travel to photograph weddings throughout Canada and the US.
In Quebec, I often work in the Greater Montreal area, but I’ve photographed weddings in Quebec City, in Montérégie, the Laurentians, and throughout the Eastern Townships.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I currently use Nikon D750 camera bodies with a variety of lenses. During most of the day, I carry two cameras on me. Wedding guests are often curious why. Each of the cameras has a different type of lens, so I can always be ready to get both wide-angle photos of things happening nearby and telephoto shots of people far away.
During the reception, I set up a few light stands with flashes in corners of the reception hall. With these lights and the flashes on my camera, I can control the light to get creative images even in dim reception halls.
Do you have a second photographer?
While I can absolutely cover your wedding solo, I do offer a second photographer in certain packages. You’ll always have myself as the main shooter, but the addition of a second professional photographer can have great benefits. For example, if you require photos in two different locations at the same time (like if you’re getting ready in different homes), using a second shooter means I don’t have to clone myself. At other times, my second photographer will get a different view of the same moment (like your parents cheering during your first kiss).
Can you hold our wedding date?
I often get inquiries for the same date from different couples. So to be fair to all, reservations are on a first come, first served basis. I can only hold a date once your booking is complete (contract filled out and signed and first booking payment received).
Do you photograph same-sex weddings?
Absolutely, I do! Read more about same-sex wedding photography.
What happens if it rains at my wedding?
Weather is always out of our control. The good news is that there are always creative solutions for rainy weddings. If the rain is light enough, I still shoot a brief portrait session with my wedding couples outdoors. Rainy days can make really romantic photos. To stay dry, we use umbrellas and overhanging structures like porches, dense trees or underpasses. If the rain is too strong and the wedding couple prefers not to head outside, I can always find creative angles inside a church or reception hall. If it looks like rain, we can also plan on an alternative indoor location. But, if you are an adventurous wedding couple, I will happily follow you outside, no matter the weather. I’ve shot in pouring rain and winter snow!
How much time do we need for portraits?
Since I work in a documentary style, I spend most of the day taking candid photos as the day unfolds. However, I believe that setting aside time for a few posed photos with your family and friends is important. I’m happy to look at your wedding day timeline with you so we can make sure there’s enough time allotted in the schedule for all the portraits you want.
Here’s a guideline for how much time the formal wedding portraits usually take. These times are just an estimate, since every wedding is unique.
- First look – 15 minutes
- Family group portraits – 3 to 4 minutes per group on your list
- Wedding party – 30 minutes
- Wedding couple – 1 to 1.5 hours
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