What is your approach to wedding photography?
Our goal is to not just take photos, but to capture the real feeling of your wedding, with the love you have for each other and those around you. We believe in working unobtrusively so can enjoy the moment. That means you'll feel relaxed, all while looking like a total rock star. Do we give directions to ensure your wedding portraits are flattering? Yup. But a natural smile will look better than a forced one, so we never make you hold still and freeze like you did during your school photo days. You're wedding is supposed to be fun and we want to keep it that way!
Do you still take formal traditional family portraits (with everyone looking at the camera and smiling)?
For sure! We always ensure we take photos of the groups that are important to you and we also take more traditional look-at-the-camera-and-smile photos of you as a couple, plus everyone in the wedding party. We know these are important photos for families and they don’t take long to accomplish.
If I send you my Pinterest board will you duplicate photos?
We love Pinterest and we love to see your boards to get an idea of the styles that appeal to you. But our ultimate goal is to give you photos that *other* people will pin!
What if it rains during the wedding?
We will always have a rain plan and we have lots of tricks we can use to incorporate the rain creatively in your photos. However, we do suggest that you plan for rain as well… Some couples have provided their wedding party with matching umbrellas. This is an awesome idea in case of bad weather.
Can our guests take photos at the wedding?
We’ve shot all kinds of weddings and we’re quite used to hundreds of people standing behind us trying to get pictures with their phone cameras. However, this kind of situation does impact the quality of your photos (especially if everyone in a group is looking at their friend taking a photo instead of your photographer or if they’re using those giant iPads while you’re walking down the aisle). Sometimes couples will ask their guests to stay in the moment during the ceremony and this helps a lot! If everyone has their phones and cameras down while you're saying your vows it will look better in the photos too. However, we never impose this suggestion on anyone! It's your event and we are very used to moving around other people's cameras.
How long before I receive my images?
We will provide you with a sneak peek so you have something to look at while you’re waiting for your images to be polished. Our guarantee is between six to eight weeks; however, our average delivery time is usually between four to five weeks.
Do you photograph wedding elopements, vow renewals or small events?
Absolutely. We have lots of experience with weddings both large and small.
Do you have experience photographing large Hindu or Sikh weddings?
Yes. Please get in touch with us and we’ll send you full galleries with examples, plus a custom quote depending on how many hours/days of coverage you need.
Do you have experience photographing large Asian weddings, including tea ceremonies?
We sure do! Please get in touch with us and we’ll send you full galleries with examples.
Do I get to keep the digital images?
Yes. We provide you with high-resolution, printable images that are not resized. This means we leave the resolution the way it comes out of the camera and photos will blow up to beyond poster size (in fact, one of our advertising images was used on a billboard). We only eliminate photos that are extremely unflattering, or where there are blinking eyes, mouths mid-sentence or eating, or if we’re experimenting and something doesn’t turn out. But at the same time, we aren’t going to discard a photo of your aunt just because we don’t deem it “artistic” enough. You WILL receive a large number of images from your wedding.
Are images edited or post-processed?
We take great pride in our image editing and spend about four to five hours polishing your images for every one hour of photography. And while we clean up blemishes and fix up skin on important close-up portraits and photos, you’re still going to look like yourself.
Can you make me look 400 pounds lighter and 120 years younger? Can you super-impose a giant spider chasing us down a field? Can you add someone into our group photos who wasn’t at the wedding?
As part of our editing services, we polish images but we don't invent things that weren't there. However, additional photo editing can be purchased as an extra.
Can we book a meeting with you to ask more questions?
If we’re in the same area we’d be happy to arrange a meet-up in person and if we’re in different locations then we can meet by Skype, What’s App, phone or any other conferencing app. Skype is nice so we can see each other!
We definitely want to book you! What’s the next step?
Awesome! We’ll put together your wedding contract and email it to you. From there, you simply sign the contract and pay the retainer online. Get in touch with us!
How does payment work?
A signed contract and retainer are required to officially book your wedding photography.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, some cheques and some e-transfers.
Do you charge for travel? Where are you based?
We are Calgary, Costa Rica and Victoria BC wedding photographers. However, we travel everywhere. Since we love to visit family and friends in various parts of Canada, we usually don't charge travel to the following locations, depending on the time of year:
Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis, Canmore, Calgary, Edmonton and most areas of Alberta. Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Campbell River, Victoria BC, Nanaimo, Parksville, and most areas of British Columbia. Tamarindo, Jaco, Herradura, Conchal, Flamingo, Manuel Antonio or Dominical in Costa Rica. Antigua, and Guatemala City in Guatemala. Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie and the Muskokas in Ontario. The provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, including Halifax, Sydney, New Glasgow, Turo, Glace Bay, Kentville, Moncton, and Saint John. Check with us and we'll let you know if we're planning to be near by. If so, there likely won't be any travel costs.
If I hire a photographer through FunkyTown can I choose the person I want to work with? Is there a chance that I hire one person and another person shows up instead?
The photographer you hire is the person who will photograph your wedding. You can choose either Gwen or Christina, and if you opt add a second photographer we have a group of awesomely talented people we hire. Plus, we only work with experienced professionals – not students or beginners.