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How long have you been photographers?
Sean first picked up a camera at the age of 13 and shot his first wedding at 17, so more than a decade (professionally). Together, we've been photographing weddings and documenting love for the last 5 years. Teaching Vee was a natural and organic process and working together is pretty cool too.
What time is best for taking portraits?
Ultimately, the light is not something most people have control over and we know that scheduling can't always line up with perfect light. Taking photos at high noon or early afternoon will mostly result in contrasty harsh shadowed light, but that being said, we do love a challenge. Some of our best work has come out of tough lighting situations, but GOLDEN HOUR (an hour before the sun sets) is where it's at. Don't be surprised if we steal you away from your own party for a bit.
What is your turnaround time?
For weddings, we typically try to deliver your images 8-9 weeks following your day and about a 2-week turnaround time for sessions. Know that we go through thousands of images and good work takes time. We really try and get them back to you as soon as possible while giving each image the love it deserves. We promise it's worth the wait!
Can my photographer uncle take photos too?
We love when family members take up photography, however, when it comes to your wedding day, we are here to catch every little moment. Whether you like it or not, a lot of guests with cameras or iPads can end up being in the way of your beautiful photos. We get it, forcing your guests to refrain from taking photos isn't easy and we know that sometimes having that conversation with your uncle may end up offending him. We just ask that if they do want to take photos, that they wait until we've captured everything we need to before stepping in and snapping their shots. We know no two weddings are the same, but it makes our job so so much easier when people are actually present during your day and let us worry about capturing all the details. We think the best wedding ceremonies are always unplugged!
What if it rains on my wedding day?
We usually try to embrace the weather and encourage our couples to do so too. We've shot in many conditions and rainy days can bring out so much emotion that we always end up having a little too much fun and loving everything about it. Adventure is our friend: let's live your day how Mother Nature intended!
Do you give out RAW or unedited files?
Simple answer is no. This is not a practice we endorse nor do many photographers we know. Our work involves so much more than a RAW file (essentially the digital negative), and our editing really brings our images to life and showcases our style/aesthetic. Taking the image is only half of the process behind a finished image. We would never give unedited or "unfinished" photos as they are not representative of our brand, but know that we ALWAYS deliver both high and low resolution images to you.
Do you charge taxes?
Unfortunately, yes. Like any other service providers, we are bound by the federal government to charge sales tax in the province in which we operate business. The sales tax that applies in your province or territory is generally applicable.
How do we book?
You just say the magic words! We generally require a 50% deposit to secure your date and this fee is non-refundable; this means that we do not entertain any other weddings on your date. The remaining 50% is due 4 weeks before your date. We are pretty flexible and want to work with you so if you need a different payment schedule, we'd be happy to work something out with you.