Q: I’m interested in hiring you for my wedding, how do we get started?
A: You can reach me via my contact form along with your wedding date and venue. I can respond by email or phone. If possible, I would like to meet you both in person so you can get to know your future photographer and can ask me everything you need. Once you’ve decided to choose me as your photographer, I will send a contract for you to sign and return with a deposit. After that, you can check “find a photographer” off your wedding to-do list.
Q: What does a wedding session cost?
A: I offer several packages at different price points. Please contact me for more information and for customized packages.
Q: How much do I need to deposit?
A: I require a $100 initial deposit and the rest of the fee to be paid on or before the wedding day. The $100 deposit is applied towards your total.
Q: Where are you based?
A: I am based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. But I can often be found in Hubbards during the summer months.
Q: Who are you, and how do I know we will be a good fit?
A: Great question! I'm Chantal and you can find out a little more about me through my about page.
As a past bride, I understand finding a good fit with your wedding photographer is so important. I like to find out about my client's special day to achieve results we both love. I believe planning and communication is the key to every relationship.
I take a combination candid, formal, and creative shots to capture your day and all its beautiful moments. I usually end up with a few thousand shots and edit it down to a few hundred for you.
Q: Do you do portrait or family pictures!
Of course, I'm always looking to expand my portfolio and meet new clients!
Q: Are you wiling to travel?
A: You bet! Just let me know where you plan on getting married and I will include travel costs in your quote. Weddings in the HRM do not have any travel fees.
Q: When should we do the wedding portraits?
A: This is mostly up to you, but usually a couple of hours before the ceremony or immediately following the ceremony. Shooting before the ceremony allows you to check one more thing off the day’s to-do list early on and, more importantly, to afford you and the wedding party a chance to enjoy the cocktail hour and mingle with your guests. Shooting after the ceremony, depending on the time, could allow you to take advantage of the setting sun and its softer light.
Q: When will I get to see my wedding photos?
A: Your photos will generally be ready within 2-4 weeks following the wedding. I go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day and processing each of them with individual attention.
Q: Will you post the photographs online?
A: I certainly hope so. I generally will post about every shoot on my blog and possibly my portfolio.
Of course, these are just some of my more frequently asked questions! Please do not hesitate to drop me a line or email me at email@example.com with any other inquires!