As a full-time bio-medical photographer in the medical field, photography is my job. It is also my hobby, my excuse to go for a walk, a means for getting to know people and places, and a sort of medication, therapy for the soul.
I am a generalist, applying the basics of photographic technique and composition to different disciplines: architecture, socio-documentary, events, and landscapes. The one area I do love to do, and I thrive on the pressure and excitement of it all, is wedding photography!! Please have a look at how I shoot weddings, and if you like my style and approach, shoot me an email.
Have a look at my blog as well:
NEW FOR 2012: QUALITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY (and VIDEOGRAPHY) YOU CAN AFFORD ($499 for an 8-hr coverage, applicable only in the Guelph/Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge area)!!
Wedding photography doesn't have to be expensive but at the same time, affordable wedding photography doesn't have to look like "budget" photography.
I keep my overhead expenses low by not maintaining a studio (no need for it), using my living room, your living room, or a table at Tim Horton's to discuss details, and having you look at this website to help you decide whether or not my style suits your needs.
For Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo and surrounding area only, $499 for an 8-hr coverage!
- 1 photographer
- up to 4 locations, as time permits (there may be a mileage charge)
- candid, photojournalistic style
- online photo album (of all or some of the photos, with or without password protection)
- video of selected portions of the day, portions to be determined on a per-wedding basis. Note that Video time is at the expense of Stills time.
- hi-rez files (for large prints) and low-rez files (for small prints and emailing) supplied on DVDs
Still, even at this low price, why do I charge just under $64/hr for an 8-hour wedding? Why not $50/hr? Why not $35/hr?
Leaving aside for a moment the artistic value that a photographer puts into the photos, here are the "overhead" expenses incurred before I show up at the bride's house: pro grade cameras and lenses (doubled up for backup), hi-speed cards, DSLR for video, pro lighting, website hosting service, Mac computers and associated software.
(After the wedding, for the next few nights, I will process the digital files to create an exquisite collection. I will be dedicating my years of experience to produce a collection of images that I will be proud to call my own.)
Throughout the day, I will be devoting my time, energy, and artistic talent to capturing your moments.
AND, and as an added service that is not reflected in the wedding fee, selected portions of the day will be shot in video. This is not meant to replace a regular videographer but it has always struck me as odd that FIRST DANCES, wild RECEPTION DANCING, certain once-in-a-lifetime SPEECHES, and OTHERS, are not shot in video more often. I understand that the old paradigm was to hire a photographer, AND a videographer. The latest technology (and a lot of learning on my part) has made possible FUSION PHOTOGRAPHY (a hybrid of Stills and Video).
And here I am! For the price of a value-for-your-dollar photographer, you have at your disposal a (primarily) Stills photographer who can do video, photojournalistic style.
Please note that the video coverage will never replace a regular videographer. The video coverage will be different for different weddings due to time and venue factors.
Typically, an 8-hour wedding coverage should net at least 1000 images ("keepers"). Images shot in RAW format, supplied to you in two formats (hi-res tif files for large prints, hi-res jpgs for small prints and for emailing), colour-corrected and print-ready, and burned to DVDs.
I am always mindful of the fact that regardless of what I have produced before, I am only as good as my latest job!
Have a look at some of the weddings that I have shot. If you like what you see, shoot me an email!
MY collection of wedding videos is limited for now but is growing in number and quality!
AND ONE MORE THING! My gallery samples show ALL the shots I did that day. I don't just show the "best-of" the last year, or of the last month, or a collection of heavily-photoshopped samples... I show you what to expect on your wedding day! I challenge you the client, to pick out, say, 1 out of 1,000+ images shot that day, and after some photoshop work, I can make that image shine! Of course, the photo has to be well-exposed and properly-focused.
Limited Saturday dates available for the 2012 season but almost always available for weekday and Sunday weddings.
Now booking for the 2013 season.