FAQ For Calgary Wedding Photographer Nicole Sarah
What are Associate photographers?
Things flourished for Nicole to the point where we decided to expand instead of turn away amazing couples! (Cloning isn’t that great yet apparently!) Associate photographers are vetted professionals trained in our style. These associates have worked with us previously and were chosen because of their talent, beautiful personalities and the fact that they represent and uphold our style, customer service, and brand values. When an associate shoots your wedding, Nicole and her associate work closely with you through the planning/itinerary process and Nicole edits the final images herself. This ensures that your experience and final images are consistent with our look and philosophy. Everything you see in our portfolio and on social media is a combination of all of our work!
Will I receive digital files?
– Yes! All packages and sessions include your images fully culled and edited in our timeless style. You will receive web and print size images (you can print up to poster size if you like!) on a private online gallery for you to download and share with family and friends.
Other Commonly Asked Questions
Why are there permit fees for some areas in the mountains?
The government and local municipalities set out their guidelines for what “out of town vendors” are required to have in order to shoot there. These permits fees for wedding packages are pro-rated and we ensure that we are fully licensed to work in specific Alberta National Parks and the Town of Banff/Canmore. We never want to risk our couples being fined on their wedding day or not having a vendor. Though they are an additional minimal expense, they allow couples to have a much larger talent pool of photographers to choose from aside from the limited offerings in these towns.
Do you have backup equipment?
Protecting your images and ensuring you receive quality images is non-negotiable. While equipment can fail, we do come prepared with extra camera bodies, memory cards and other equipment.
Do we meet again before the wedding?
It’s advisable that we chat over the phone or meet at minimum one month before the wedding to go over final details like itinerary and locations so that we are organized, and so that you can focus on having a great time.
Will you have an assistant or second shooter?
Unless a wedding has 300 or more guests, or the bride and groom are getting ready an hour apart from each other it’s not necessary. The number of images you receive will be the same, and in 10 years of shooting not a single groom reaction has been missed! On occasion, an assistant may be brought along to help carry equipment, set up, and organize during the day. This is typically only for large weddings.
Yes please! No one likes a hangry wedding photographer. In all honesty, being on our feet for many hours during the day, trying not to miss a moment means that it’s difficult to eat lunch. We ask for a meal during dinner service so that we don’t pass out on your wedding day. Time taken to eat a meal is re-couped.
Photographers are artists, and all artists value their time and work a little differently. We also offer different things in our packages. Some might edit a portion of the photos, others may edit all of them. Additionally, the add-on’s and extra service you receive before the wedding and afterwards can make a difference. Compromising on budget certainly means you will compromise on either your experience with your photographer in the planning stages or on the wedding day, or worse – be disappointed in the final results. Aside from finding a great style that you love the most important thing is finding a photographer who you really “click” with. (Pun intended).