Welcome to my FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions), feel free to read through all of them. If your still stuck with an unanswered question please click the contact button in navigation.
HOW DID YOU LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY?
I learned photography in high school, mostly self taught. I also learned it in college when I was looking for a new hobby! I have worked along side several photographers in the area. I've been doing photography for 8 years and when I graduated college, I formed my own company. The rest is history!
WHAT’S YOUR STYLE?
My images reflect my love of clean composition, beautiful light, and helping you to look naturally gorgeous! I'll be there to capture everything and yet I hope you barely remember seeing me. There is a delicate balance of knowing when to stay back and capture the action that unfolds or when to step in and take advantage of magical light and situation. I have been known for my elegantly moody shots as well.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
My calendar fills up quickly so you should plan to book about 18 months in advance. If you are planning on a shorter timeframe, please EMAIL ME to check availability!
HAVE YOU SHOT AT OUR LOCATION BEFORE?
If you are getting married in Sudbury, Ontario, chances are that I have come across your venue in the past 10 years. However, I LOVE shooting at new venues and seeing a location with fresh eyes is very valuable as well! I travel quite frequently for fashion and commercial so even if I have not been to your location before, I feel confident that I would do an excellent job capturing it. I would also be happy to visit your location with you prior to the wedding day, or if your wedding is out of town, I will arrive early the day before or day of to scout it to make sure I know where the best spots to shoot are!
DO YOU SHOOT (LARGE / SMALL / INDIAN / PERSIAN / JEWISH / CHRISTIAN / GAY / NON-RELIGIOUS) WEDDINGS?
Yes, of course! It would be my pleasure to document your celebration of any faith, non-faith, or orientation.
HOW MANY SHOOTERS DO YOU BRING TO A WEDDING?
Depending on the package, I always bring at least one other photographer to photograph the entire day with me so that nothing gets missed! If you are having a large or logistically complicated wedding, I might have two or three additional shooters, and/or assistants to help as well. I always ensure that I am well-staffed to make sure that your wedding is captured impeccably and that nothing is missed.
DO YOU DO VIDEO TOO?
No, I provide photography only. I prefer to do the absolute best job and provide the absolute highest quality of work for you, and there is no way that I could do that if I were trying to do two things at the same time. I am solely focused at your wedding on capturing beautiful photos that you will preserve in your album and frame on your walls. I would be more than happy to give you referrals of excellent videographers who share a similar mindset.
I REALLY WANT YOU TO STAY UNTIL THE END OF MY WEDDING. WILL YOU?
Of course! I have packages that include capturing your day from the end of your hair/makeup through the last major event of the reception. Additional coverage is always available no matter how much more you would like covered.
WHY DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE MEALS FOR VENDORS AT MY WEDDING?
Basically, myself and my staff are able to work on a higher level for longer if we've been fed! We require meals to be provided for any coverage over five hours. If you choose not to provide a meal for us, we will take a one hour break at some point during your reception to have a meal.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES AND PACKAGES?
I would love to discuss rates with you! Seeing as that no two weddings are alike and that I have different pricing for Sudbury, Ontario weddings and weddings that require travel, the best way to view at my pricing is by clicking on the HIRE ME button and emailing me some details about your plans! If I am available on your date, I would be more than happy to email you my rates for your location, as well as chat about putting together a custom package that suits exactly what your wedding requires.
WHAT WILL YOU WEAR TO SHOOT?
It depends on the type of wedding/event you are having! If you are planning a formal, black-tie wedding, I'll be dressed in mostly black and probably a jacket. If you are getting married on the beach in Hawaii, probably a long dress or lighter pants and a blouse. Myself and my staff always dress professionally and appropriately for the location and event we will be shooting.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE MY PHOTOS?
Engagement and family photos will be available for online viewing approximately three weeks after the shoot. Weddings normally take 4-6 weeks.
I'M WORKING ON A BUDGET, WILL YOU GIVE ME A DISCOUNT?
Our packages have been carefully curated and priced according to their value, so the short answer is "No". However, no two weddings are alike and as such, we would love to create a custom package that suits exactly what you need! If you are working on a smaller budget, we have incredible coverage available beginning at $3,100. You will receive the same signature service as any client. Please contact me for details!
I DON’T PHOTOGRAPH WELL AND AM SUPER AWKWARD—CAN YOU HELP ME?
Yes, of course! I understand that you might not have experience being photographed and I'm here to help. Through my easy shooting style and natural candid shots, I can make sure that you look natural and lovely in your photos. Some people take a little longer to warm up, and in those cases I make sure that you feel comfortable and relaxed while we are shooting. I promise, I make it painless and fun, and it won't be nearly as bad as you think!
MY (HUSBAND/WIFE/FIANCEE) HATES BEING IN PHOTOS—CAN YOU HELP ME?
Yes, it would be my pleasure to help :) If you are a grown up who just hates being in photos, I try to shoot quickly and we take lots of breaks to chat and have fun. I regularly hear from my clients that they are surprised at how easy and relaxed they felt at their shoot. Engagement sessions are a great way to practice being in photos and working with me so that way your wedding photos are much more natural, easy, and fun!
YOU’RE THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR US! HOW DO WE RESERVE OUR WEDDING OR PORTRAIT DATE?
Great! The next step is to EMAIL ME to let me know your date so I can check my availability. Once we select the best package for you, I will send you a contract to sign and instructions on how to pay the retainer. I cannot hold any date for either a portrait or a wedding without both the retainer and contract completed. I can't wait to work with you!
xx Chelsee Taylor