Not that I like labels, but I'd call myself a Photojournalistic Lifestyle Photographer. Always looking to find genuine moments in beautiful light.
What that means is that I'm here to tell the story of your wedding day, rather than stop your guests from what they're doing to have their photo taken. That's not to say I won't have any involvement at all (I'll still grab those formal photographs for the grandparents), but I'll definitely pay attention to those those little in-between candid moments that truly capture the spirit of the day. With some gentle direction to ensure you look your best, I'll endeavour to blend right into the event.
Being local to Tofino, it's so important for me to give your photos a sense of place - with the landscape always playing a character. I also love the rain, so whatever the weather I'll know some of the best spots for us to head to.
As a fan of keeping things simple, I offer four packages:
For those couples that simply want the ceremony captured, with a short private shoot afterwards.
SHORT AND SWEET
Appropriate for half days or elopements with a few guests, this option is great for those who are having an intimate celebration and want coverage to centre around the ceremony.
It includes bridal preparation, guest arrivals, the ceremony, and a post-ceremony shoot with you. We're looking at around 5 hours in total.
THE FULL STORY
The Full Story is just that - I will be there (along with a second photographer for the middle portion of the day) to see the girls getting ready, the boys getting ready, the ceremony, post-ceremony group shots, post-ceremony private session, candid photos at the reception, speeches, dinner and beyond the first dance. It also gives us a nice amount of time to explore if you’d like to capture multiple locations and/ or the sunset. I’d allow 8 hours altogether.
This package also gives you the option to allocate time to another day, capturing more of your stay here at the end of the road. For example, if you only needed me for 7 hours on the wedding day itself, we could have a lifestyle session with friends at a beach fire, or maybe a family session with your relatives. We’d have this hour the day before (or after) so it would feel a little less formal overall.
This choice is perfect for those couples that are expecting a lot of guests and want to capture the 'Full Story,' while preserving the memories in your first family heirloom. The package is similar to the 'Full Story,' but includes a second photographer and a fully edited hand-made wedding album.
*In either case, I will provide you with high res and web resolution images, fully edited in colour and in black and white. I believe in quality over quantity so I'm not going to limit the amount you get, or send you repetitive photographs. Typically, a full day shoot will amount to around 350-500 distinctive images and I pride myself on a quick turnaround of just ONE WEEK.