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FAQ

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being in front of the camera

First of all, I want to say that every. single. one. of the couples you see on my website has been nervous to be in front of the camera and worried that they will look awkward in their photos. So if that's how you feel, don't worry - I've totally got you! I've learnt a lot of tricks along the way and use them alllll to make sure that you feel comfortable, have fun and truly connect with your person in front of the camera. Easing your nerves, making you laugh and guiding you through your day is totally my specialty! Engagement sessions are also an amazing time to get comfortable in front of the camera and for us to get to know each other better before your wedding or elopement day. Check out my session FAQ here!

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WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH?

My approach to wedding photography is relaxed and fun because the more comfortable you both are, the more authentic your wedding images are going to be. I'm not just there to be your photographer; I'm there to guide you, ease your nerves, make you laugh, fix your hair, get you a shot, wrangle your groomsmen and everything else in between! I believe the best wedding photographers know when to step in and guide the moment just as much as they know when to step back and capture moments as they unfold. I love photos that have movement and feel natural so I always refrain from too much posing. That said, I'll be giving you direction and prompts the entire time to make you feel at ease, keep the day going smoothly and make sure your genuine love and connection for one another shines through in the images.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED + DO YOU TRAVEL?

I'm located in Victoria, BC + available to travel anywhere on Vancouver Island.

WHAT KIND OF WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?

I offer a variety of packages with coverage ranging from 2 to 10 hours. I have a separate price list and package options for Elopements + Weddings. You can request my full 2022 price list here.

DO YOU INCLUDE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS IN ANY OF YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES?

All my packages with 8 or more hours of coverage include an engagement session. It's the perfect way for us to get to know each other better so I can show up to your wedding feeling more like a friend than just another vendor! 

DO YOU HELP US PLAN OUR WEDDING? 

Absolutely! I can help you plan your wedding as much as you'd like me to. As soon as I am booked as your photographer, I am always available via text or email to answer any questions you have or offer advice. From location scouting to helping you plan your photography timeline, I've got you! 

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what is your style & what will the final product look like?

My style focuses on emotive storytelling and prioritizes human connection over perfection. My editing is a balance between  "dark + moody" and "light + airy" because I love images that feel artistic and dramatic but still timeless and true to life. Natural skin tones, soft colors and tone consistency in varied lighting situations are always a priority in my work. For every gallery, my goal is  to deliver a blend of candid moments, epic portraits set against stunning natural or architectural backdrops and creative images of every detail. I'm always looking for ways to play with light and space and  include beautiful black and white edits for the most intimate parts of your day . I pour every ounce of my artistic energy into each gallery that I deliver and am so thrilled that this is what I get to do in life!

HOW DO YOU DELIVER OUR WEDDING IMAGES? 

All of your wedding images will be delivered in a beautiful online gallery. This allows you to easily access, share and download your photos all from one place, as well as order prints and albums.

HOW MANY WEDDING IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?

Storytelling is always my priority when creating your wedding gallery. I focus more on including all of the images that will tell the story of your wedding day in the most authentic and emotive way possible, rather than delivering a particular number of images. That said, I do guarantee 50 images per hour of coverage.

what is your turn around time?

Within 48 hours of your wedding or elopement I will deliver a sneak peek gallery to you so you have some beautiful images to share with family and friends right away! After that, you can expect your full gallery in your inbox in 6-8 weeks.

DO YOU DELIVER ANY RAW OR UNEDITED IMAGES?

I never deliver any raw or unedited images. All of the images you receive will be edited with care + consistent to my style.  

HOW DO YOU BACK UP OUR WEDDING IMAGES?

As soon as I get home from photographing your wedding, I back up all of your images on to two separate hard drives as well as onto the cloud. Once your gallery is delivered, I guarantee keeping your images safe for one year. After that, it is up to you to ensure they are safely on a hard drive or usb or digitally backed up on a service such as dropbox, google photos or the cloud. (Or printed in a beautiful wedding album!)

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WHY IS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AN INVESTMENT?

What I love most about photography is it's way of turning fleeting moments that would have been lost or completely forgotten, into tangible memories that can be looked back on for a lifetime. There are so many small moments of human connection on your wedding day and your photographer will ultimately be the lens through which you remember those moments for the rest of your life.

WHAT DOES EACH INVESTMENT INCLUDE?

Each investment includes an in-person meeting or video chat, photography timeline advice, location scouting, a beautiful online gallery, download access to high-resolution images and printing rights. Tax is included in any price you see on my website or price guides.
 

HOW MUCH DO COUPLES TYPICALLY INVEST?

Couples typically invest between $2,000 + $3,400.

HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?

I'm so excited you're interested in booking with me! The first step is to send me an email, which you can do right here. From there, I'll send you my full price list and we can set a date to grab coffee or skype so we can chat about your wedding and see if we are a good fit for one another! A non refundable 30% deposit and a signature is required to book and the remainder is due 10 days prior to your wedding.

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We have done three shoots with Everygrey photography this year, one being our wedding and we were over the moon with the service we received. Working with Arielle was easy and comfortable and she really brought all our dreams to life with her creative vision. She has a beautiful client wardrobe and had plenty of ideas for locations to take photos. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

FINDING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER IS A FEELING

if you connect with my work,

Hey, I'm Arielle + I'm so glad you're here! I'm a wedding + elopement photographer based out of Victoria, British Columbia. My style is modern and dramatic, focusing on emotive storytelling and prioritizing human connection over perfection. I always deliver a relaxed and fun experience with plenty of direction and lot's of laughs because the more comfortable you are, the more authentic your photos will be! Does it sound like we might be the perfect fit? I can't wait to tell your love story!

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