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WEDDING COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $2750 FOR EIGHT HOURS OF CONTINUOUS WEDDING DAY COVERAGE. ON AVERAGE COUPLES INVEST ROUGHLY $3200-3500 ON THEIR COLLECTION.
While it is arguably one of the largest and most important components to planning your wedding day, choosing a wedding photographer is not just about the photographs, it’s about finding someone professional that you can trust with preserving your memories and someone you can wholeheartedly feel comfortable working with and build a relationship with. It is also important that you choose a photogrpaher that shares the same vision, values and aesthetic style of how you want your photos to look and feel as these will ultimately serve as the best representation of your wedding day for years to come. If you love clean, bright, classic images that will remain timeless for years to come, then I think we may be a great fit for one another. I will put as much attention into photographing all the curated details that represent your wedding day as I will capturing and preserving the emotions and candid moments that unfold.
To request your wedding date availability and collection information, please click HERE or visit the CONTACT page found in the menu header.
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HOW FAST WILL YOU RESPOND TO MY INQUIRY?
I do my best to respond to my inquiries within 24 hours, so hold tight I definitely want to talk and discuss availability of your wedding day or session.
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR COLLECTIONS AND PRICES FOR WEDDING INQUIRIES?
Of course! Once your contact form is received, you can expect to hear back from me via email which will include the collections I offer as well as information on what a consultation looks like should you have interest in meeting. Most often I meet with clients over coffee or drinks (your choice, my treat) or FaceTime sessions for long distance planning; Here we can discuss the collections available, chat about your wedding day and determine which collection will best fit your needs for your type of celebration.
Note: I do have a minimum booking fee during the busiest months of wedding season which starts at $1500+txs for 3 hours or less of continuous coverage within Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Otherwise, wedding collections start at $2750+txs but please, with the most frequent investment averaging at about $3250.00. But please, don’t look solely at the price. If you have a unique/small wedding celebration in mind in the less busier months or an elopement/destination wedding, specialty pricing is available and can be tailored to your needs – just ask.
IS THERE A CONTRACT AND DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
Yes, to reserve your date, a retainer of 35% of your total package is required. I take on a limited amount of clients and weddings per year so once your retainer is received, I will be turning away the potential clients to work solely with you. The remainder of your balance will be due 14 days prior to your wedding day. The contract can be discussed during our consultation so that you understand the agreement being made between Aimée de la Lande Photography and the Clients (yourself) should you choose to book me for your wedding day.
ARE THERE TAXES ON YOUR COLLECTIONS?
Yes, just like everything you buy or receives services from, the government requires ALL professional photographers registered as a business to collect both GST & PST.
DO YOU EDIT YOUR OWN PHOTOS & DO WE GET EVERY SINGLE PHOTO?
Yes, each and every one of your photos are individually hand edited with one or more of the latest professional photography programs available. Your photos are edited by myself only, no third parties. Editing your photos is the other half that defines my style and and the overall finished product of my work and your memories. What you see in my portfolios, on social media and my site best represents what you can expect your finsihed photos to look like. I appreciate minimal and subtle editing that leaves the work looking as natural as possible. Should you be interested in heavily photoshopped images and more extreme retouching, this can be requested at an additional fee.
On an average wedding day, you can expect to receive roughly 80 photos per hour of shooting in your final gallery, but of course this number is not capped at that amount specifically. While it may sound like we are taking hundreds of photos per hour, your images are individually culled through for quality and consistency ( removal of blinks, funny faces, unflattering shots etc.) resulting in a beautiful final gallery that is hand selected and best represents your overall day.
WHAT IF MY FIANCE AND I ARE SHY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?
No problem, that’s why I want to meet with you over coffee/drinks and get to know you both. We should feel comfortable around each other before the wedding day which is exactly why an engagement session is a great ice-breaker for all of us to have some fun and build some trust and friendship.
IS IT LESS EXPENSIVE IF WE SKIP OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
The answer unfortunately is no. The engagement session does not have a monetary value, rather think of the engagement session as a fun way for us to get to know one another (a “connection session” if you may) that should allow us to get comfortable working together before the wedding day, not to mention, leaving you with some great quality photos to use for Save the Dates, guests books or just about anything you can think of. The session is fun and relaxed where emotions aren’t running high and a tight schedule does not need to be kept. Here we can laugh and have fun with it. Should your fiancé still feel like he doesn’t want to partake in an engagement session but you are not so shy, no problem, there are other options to consider like a boudoir bridal session (they make great album gifts your groom will be sure to love).
Keep in mind that photos from your engagement session are a great way of sharing with your friends to get them excited before the wedding. They are also greatly used for slideshows, guest books etc – just some food for thought.
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE AND DOES EQUIPMENT REALLY MATTER?
Both my assistant and I both shoot Nikon, and yes, gear does matter! While the beauty behind a photo is the photographers artistic eye and the ability to capture candid moments, a variety of professional grade lenses and equipment does make a huge difference in the quality and style of your photos. I own and shoot with a variety of professional grade lenses and gear that aid in making your images and details beautiful. My macro lens for example will capture that gorgeous up-close ring shot like no other lens can do, similarity having a wide angle lens for large family & group shots is equally important and of course my favourite 35mm Art lens will give you the most beautiful couples portraits & overall feel for the day.
Keep in mind that when choosing a photographer, there is a reason why you should hire an experienced professional photographer and why they come with the investment they do. Unlike most hobby photographers or some who takes “good pictures” a professional will have a variety of lenses, two cameras (one as a backup), as well as a procedure & policy for lost images should any one of these items like a memory card failure during your wedding day. There is no time for malfunctioning or purchasing of a new camera mid wedding day- and you certainly cannot re-create the day of images are lost.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
There are two convenient and memorable ways in which you can expect to receive your images, both your engagements and the wedding event. A traditional hard copy on a custom USB, as well as a beautiful online gallery to share with family and friends. The online gallery is an incredibly easy, user friendly way for photographers to shoot and share with their clients. Your gallery will not only provide you with a beautiful layout of your event that can be shared with family and friends instantly, best of all you can download high-resolution images for personal use or web-sized versions for social media sharing (be sure not to get them confused for print). Your photos are also saved in this gallery as cloud storage for 10 years just incase you loose your hard copy and need to re-download at any time. Best of all, you can order professional quality prints, canvases, albums and much more right from the PASS store online. These items will be shipped directly to your doorstep and just like that you’ll have beautiful images for your home, family and friends.
DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS VIA EMAIL?
Yes, very basic or general questions but I do prefer to meet in person so I can be more detailed and answer any questions you might have prepared or can think of on the spot. I have tried to answer the most general questions above, but would prefer to discuss anything more detailed in person as there are lots of things to consider and know before making your decision.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND OTHER VENDORS?
Absolutely! Being in the wedding industry as a photographer allows me to meet lots of other talented vendors such as florists, cake artists, etc. Based on your style and needs, I can suggest vendors whom I think would fit your best reflect your style and bring your wedding day visions to fruition. Just ask!
DO YOU SHOOT MORE THAN JUST LOCAL WEDDINGS?
Absolutely, I love to travel and have been to MANY amazing destinations personally and for wedding commissions. I am available for worldwide travel whether it be a small intimate wedding or a wild adventurous elopement. I would definitely be thrilled to add more surprise proposals in my life – it is genuinely one of the most beautiful and exciting moments in a couples lifetime together and definitely worth preserving in memory. I also shoot boudoir, family, newborn, and Real estate headshots in “Lifestyle”* form. I do take on select commercial work (products & food)- please inquire as special rates apply and will be tailored to your marketing needs.
Most portrait sessions start at $275.
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If you would like to get in touch, please visit the CONTACT page and fill out the form questions so I can get to know a little about your wedding or session inquiry.
I look forward to hearing from you, can’t wait to talk!
* “LIFESTYLE SESSION” – is a kind of photography session that mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday with minimal to no posing. Photographs will be captured in candid fashion and will reflect the lighting, mood, and environment of which the photos will be taken within.