Carla Elaine Photography » Vancouver Family & Wedding Photographer

Wedding & Engagement FAQ

OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

WHAT LOCATION SHOULD WE CHOOSE?

I love it when the location of your engagement shoot has some meaning to your relationship! Think about places that are special to you. Where did he propose? What does a day off together look like? No pressure though! It can be as easy as choosing a beautiful spot in your area and I’m happy to help with suggestions!

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

The location of your shoot should help guide your choice of clothing, maybe no heels on a hike?? I find color and pattern photograph the best. Keep it fun and casual, accessories are great! Feel free to bring options and a wardrobe change if you like, even send me pics before hand if you need an opinion! The main thing to remember is wear something you feel incredible in! and reflects your personal style. If  you feel comfortable chances are you’ll look comfortable in the images. As a couple coordinating is better then being all matchy match.

SHOULD WE BRING ANY PROPS?

Is there an activity you love to do together? Bikes, cards, coffee, hiking, shopping, picnics, walking your dog?!? (my personal fav!) on and on…..  I love to personalize your shoot as much as I can, bring anything you like and I can always help if you have an idea you want to bring to life (ex: I have a blanket addiction) But again no pressure! Having you and your love together is more than enough:)

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR THE SHOOT?

Sunset is my FAVOURITE! whenever possible we’ll get together 1.5-2 hrs before the sun goes down to take advantage of that gorgeous light.

WILL YOU TELL US WHAT TO DO?

My goal always is to have the end result look naturally fun and romantic. Don’t worry though! most couples need a little help getting there. I’ll give you as much or as little direction as you need. I totally get that being in front of the camera can be a little nerve wracking (maybe why I’m always behind it…..!) but I can guarantee we’ll have the best time!

WHAT IF WE DON’T WANT AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?

Totally up to you! It can’t hurt to have a little practice in front of the camera before the big day though! The biggest thing I find is that an engagement shoot helps take the pressure off on the wedding day. You’ll know that being photographed is no big deal, it can actually be fun!

 

THE DAY WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!

HOW MUCH TIME DO WE NEED FOR PICTURES?

I recommend 30 minutes for family formals and 1.5 hours for wedding party and couple photos. The more time we have the more photos we can do!  Keep in mind any travel time to locations outside of your venue.

DO YOU ONLY USE NATURAL LIGHT?

I’ll always choose natural light whenever possible! But once the sun goes down the flashes come out! I use a two light set up to get the most dynamic light at your reception.

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY?

I don’t believe in strict time limits. I’m there to tell the story of your day and I’ll be there for all the important moments of your reception too! The speeches, the cake, the first dance, your friends getting crazy on the dance floor! I’m there!

HOW MANY EDITED IMAGES WILL I GET?

Every wedding is unigue! I’ll edit as many images as it takes to tell your story. However most weddings average 600+ images.

I’m always happy to answer questions. If I’ve missed anything send me a note or comment below!

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