Choosing your Photographer
You'll find on your search for your ideal photographer that there are different styles. I believe you should choose a photographer whose work you're drawn to and whose personality you love. After all, photography is very personal.
With each style of photography comes a different amount of time required to achieve those types of shots. For example, a posed, fashion magazine-style photo will take a lot of lighting set up in order to get those shots. This is great to be aware of when planning your timeline as well as hiring your photographer. I recommend considering what is important to you when it comes to photography.
When it comes to your wedding and family milestones, I am not your studio portrait or glamour magazine style photographer. I don't show up with a ton of gear or lighting and the event does not turn into a supermodel session.
I like to keep things simple and minimal and ultimately I'm on a constant lookout for elements that help bring your story together such as your venue, your decor, your choice of colours but more importantly the people you've chosen to celebrate with you and of course, both of you!
For family and couples, my sessions are activity-based which means I ask that we plan your shoot around an activity. Many families and couples like to pick their favourite foods and parks to have a picnic or perhaps a day picking berries at a farm. Consider what you love to do together and what activities you'd like photographed.