In all cases, if the location where your session or wedding is being held requires me to purchase a temporary business licence, then the cost of that licence will be added to your retainer fee payment. The reason for this is so that I can purchase a business licence ahead of time and avoid any issues during the session or wedding with municipal authorities.
Engagement and Pre-Wedding Photo Sessions
For engagement and pre-wedding photo sessions, my rate is as follows:
- $250 for a one (1) hour session
- $400 for a two (2) hour session
- $100/hr for each additional hour required over two hours
A non-refundable retainer of $150 is required immediately upon booking the session. Any requests for rescheduling or cancelling your appointment must be made no later than 48 hours before your session. Except under special circumstances, requests to cancel or reschedule the session that are made within 48 hours of the appointment will be rejected.
Please note that if you would like your photos to be taken in both indoor and outdoor settings, then two 1-hour sessions will be booked – one for the indoor session, and one for the outdoor session. This will be considered as booking a 2-hour session. Please be aware that the sessions will not be booked consecutively if it is not feasible due to the distance between the locations of the settings. Please also note that if either 1-hour session requires more than the allotted time, then extra charges will will apply for each additional hour required at normal rates.
If the session is being held outside of Calgary, then mileage will be charged per kilometre, and will be added to your invoice.
Please note that for all weddings, a non-refundable retainer of 25% of the rates listed below, including mileage charge (if applicable) but not including any additional costs, is required at the time the contract is signed. The remaining 75% must be paid no later than one (1) month prior to the first day of the wedding. Otherwise, I will not attend your wedding, meaning that no photographs will be taken, and you will lose all payments made up to that point.
Please note that I do not have a set payment schedule for payment of the remaining balance. You can choose to make a lump-sum payment for the full amount, or you can make partial payments to make the remaining balance owed a little bit more bearable. All that is required is that the remaining balance is paid in full no later than one (1) month prior to the first day of the wedding.
If you would like your images to be placed on a USB Flash Drive in lieu of the included CD/DVD, you must make your request no later than one (1) month prior to the payment due date of your remaining balance. This is also true for requests for additional image flash drives. The reason for this is because I do not keep a stock of Flash Drives, and therefore I have to go to a store to buy the drives. Charges for image Flash Drives will be levied on an additional invoice sent to you after the wedding, which may include travel costs depending on what type of wedding you have booked (please see the types of weddings below for more details on travel costs). You can also pay for the image Flash Drive(s) alongside your retainer payment or your remaining balance payment. Just let me know, and I will add the charges for the flash drive(s) to your invoice and, if required, send you a revised invoice.
Non-Destination Weddings (i.e. Within Calgary)
For all non-destination weddings (i.e. weddings within Calgary), the following flat rates apply:
- Quarter-Day (3 hours) – $1000
- Half-Day (6 hours) – $1250
- Three-Quarter Day (9 hours) – $1500
- Full-Day (12 hours) – $1750
- Multi-Day Weddings – above flat rates will be charged for coverage requested for each day of the wedding (i.e. for a 3-day wedding, if 3 hours are requested on the first day, 9 hours on the second day, and 3 hours on the third day, then the charges would be $1000 + $1500 + $1000 = $3500)
For weddings that are being held in venues that are located in different cities and/or towns, but at least one venue is located within the city of Calgary, you will be charged the full-day rate for each day of the wedding. A mileage charge for travel between venues, if driving is involved, will be added to your invoice. Also, if the distance between your final venue and Calgary is far enough that I require an overnight stay in the city or town that the final venue is located in, then the following additional travel costs will be levied on an additional invoice sent to you after the wedding:
Destination Weddings Within Canada (i.e. Outside of Calgary)
My rates for destination weddings within Canada that are outside of Calgary are as follows:
- Quarter-Day (3 hours) – $2000
- Half-Day (6 hours) – $2250
- Three-Quarter Day (9 hours) – $2500
- Full-Day (12 hours) – $2750
- Multi-Day Weddings – above flat rates will be charged for coverage requested for each day of the wedding (i.e. for a 3-day wedding, if 3 hours are requested on the first day, 9 hours on the second day, and 3 hours on the third day, then the charges would be $2000 + $2500 + $2000 = $6500)
This includes any weddings that have venues that are located in different cities and/or towns, with none of the venues being within the city of Calgary.
If I am driving to your wedding, then there will be a mileage charge per kilometre added to your invoice. If an overnight stay is required in the location of your wedding, then the following additional travel costs will be levied on an additional invoice sent to you after the wedding:
If I have to fly to the location of your wedding, then the following travel costs will be levied on an additional invoice that I send to you after the wedding:
- additional travel costs such as airplane tickets, cab fare, and/or car rental
Note on Wedding Packages
If you are interested in having a wedding package custom-designed for you if your wedding coverage is going to be 6 hours or more, then please contact me and we can talk about your needs. However, please keep in mind that the price that will be charged for the package will be higher than the quoted prices above, as those prices are just for photography coverage.