Your Questions

Photography

1. What is your pricing?

Pricing depends on what exactly your needs are. Is there travelling involved? What kind of photography are we talking (weddings, solo sessions, events etc.)? For this reason, I do not post my prices online. Feel free to shoot me a message and I can discuss pricing with you!

2. Do you work with a second photographer?

I have always shot solo but if I believe your session needs a second photographer I will shoot with another and inform you when we talk about what would be best. Not to worry though! I only work with the best!

3. What is the purpose of a second photographer? 

Some sessions like weddings, large family gatherings, events can require me to have a second photographer present to aid with getting clients prepared, especially when there are children involved or sessions where I need to be in two places at once. Together a second shooter and I are able to capture more of your memories on camera. 

4. Do you edit all of your photographs?

For the most part, yes! Most of my images need very little editing. I go through each and every photo I take carefully touch up any photos needing it.

5. Where do you live and how far will you travel?

I currently reside in a small village just on the outskirts of Brockville, ON. I currently have limited access to a car but I say, if there's a will there's a way. Currently, I can only commit to travelling to Ottawa or smaller villages or cities within 40 minutes of my location. For travel times over 20 minutes, I do charge a travel fee.    

6. Who are your past clients? 

I have worked with many local Brockville bands: Choices and Project Mantra to name a few, as well as some local businesses: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville and JJ's Snack Shack. My volunteer work is also extensive: CogecoTV and Algonquin College Ottawa campus to name a few.

7. How long will it take for us to receive our photos?

It all depends on the session but most of the time you can expect your photos within a week of your shooting date. 

8. Are all digital files watermarked? 

I do not watermark all digital files if you pay for printing rights of the photographs. If you do I give you to copies of the photos digitally, one is watermarked and one is not. All I ask is when posting the photographs online to post the watermarked photos. 

9. How many photos will I receive?

Again, this all depends on the session type. 

10. Can I keep the raw/unedited/negative photos?

No. The unedited photographs are not available for viewing or purchase. I will provide you with the edited photographs. Any photos not given to you are outtakes. 

11. What kind of equipment do you use?

I am a Canon and Mac girl all the way. I use a Canon camera with a variety of lenses as well as a MacBook Pro with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. 

13. What payments do you accept?

I accept cash, cheque or e-transfer. 

14. What is your payment plan?

I require a non-refundable retainer fee of 20% before the session. This will ensure you are booked and will be getting photographed. The remaining balance will be due 14 days before the session if time allows. If your session is sooner then 14 days away then I require the remaining balance the day before the session. 

Web Design

1. How long will it take for my website to be completed?

A common question. It all depends on the scope of the project. If you have a goal date for the launch of your website let me know and I can decide if it is reasonable. 

2. Will we need to have a face-to-face meeting? 

Face-to-face meetings are not necessary for web development. We will be having phone meetings and chat over email. 

3. How should I provide you with my website's content? 

If you can provide digital copies of all text, photos and videos you want on your website that would be nice. Think Word documents and PDF files. I can find new photographs to use on your website if needed. 

4. Will my website be Search Engine friendly?

Yes, all websites that I create are SEO friendly. What I do find helpful is if you provide a list of keywords to be used for your website, after all, you know your market better than I do. 

5. How do I update my website?

To make maintaining your website as stress-free as possible I can update and maintain your website for you for an extra fee. 

6. Will my website be responsive? How about mobile friendly?

In keeping up with today's standards all websites I create are mobile friendly and responsive. 

7. How much does a website cost?

Depending on how large your website is the cost can vary. Message me to talk about pricing. 

8. What coding languages do you know?

I know HTML, CSS, PHP, some Liquid, jQuery, and some javaScript but, I am always learning more.

9. What kind of web development do you do?

My specialty is WordPress development but I also know some Shopify. 

Videography

1. How long will it take for me to receive my final video? 

This all depends on many things. How long your video is and what I am creating for you. I will let you know when you will receive your video when we talk about what it is you would like.

2. Do you edit the videos yourself?

At this moment, yes I edit the videos myself. 

3. What editing software do you use?

I use the Adobe Creative Cloud Suit. I use mainly Premier Pro to edit the videos.

4. Do you know how to do motion graphics?

I know basic motion graphics skills such as creating and animating name keys.

5. How much does a video project cost?

The cost of a project will vary depending on what level you need me for. Of course, if you need me to create a video for you from start to finish it will cost more then just editing a video but, I do recommend you stick with me from start to finish.

 6. How long will it take to shoot the video?

This depends on the length of the video and how things go. It could take a couple hours, it could take a whole day. 

7. Will the audio be clear?

To ensure clear audio for voice-overs I will record them in a quiet location. Most videos should be recorded in a quiet location. 

8. What can I expect on shooting day?

On the day of filming I will show up a little earlier than the film time to set up the gear, take some test shots, test the audio and get the actors and you prepared. From there we will start filming and once finished I will tear down my gear and then head back to my office to upload the footage to my computer to edit and review.