Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your wedding photography style?

I am a photojournalistic wedding photographer. I do provide friendly guidance during the group portraits and the wedding couple portraits. 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.

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.

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).

Do you offer videography as well as photography?

I don’t offer videography services myself (I prefer to focus on doing one thing and doing it well!), but I’d be happy to refer you to some great videographers I’ve worked with in the past.

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 LGBT weddings?

Absolutely, I do! As a queer business owner, I’m always delighted when other LGBT folks reach out to me to photograph their weddings. I think my style of wedding photojournalism–with its curious and empathic approach to documenting real people just the way they are–is the perfect fit for queer weddings!

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 some posed portraits with your family and friends is very 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 – 45 to 90 minutes

How many photos are included?

Since wedding days vary a great deal in their timelines, I never limit myself to a specific number of photos.

Many factors will affect the final number of images delivered, such as:

  • the number of hours I’m covering
  • if there is a second photographer working alongside me for your wedding
  • the number of guests
  • and the happenings of the day.

However, for a typical wedding (with photos of the getting ready, ceremony, couple and family portraits and reception), you can expect somewhere between 600 and 1000 photos in your final collection.

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