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My motto :Be in the moment: Let’s embrace the wind in our hair, laugh about a shared memory, get your dress dirty and climb mountains together.

If you’re willing to go on an adventure with me, then please read further if you have any outstanding questions.

I know that planning a wedding and booking service providers can be a daunting task. Here are some answers to a few questions you might have. If there’s anything I didn’t mention here or if you would like to get to know me better. Please contact me for a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions
After the shoot
Can we meet you before booking?

Of course! I would love to invite you to my studio in the NW of Calgary and get to know you better before the big day. If you happen to live too far away or our schedules just aren’t syncing, I am more than happy to meet you over a good cup of coffee, anywhere in Calgary, Skype, or Facetime.

What are your rates?

The most popular collection is 10 hours with a complimentary engagement session for $3,500. I also have a 6-hour and 12-hour options. However I can absolutely customize a quote for you if you let me know how many wedding coverage hours you need. I also offer the option to add a second photographer, engagement, albums, and more. Just get in touch for a full pricing sheet!

What if we are awkward in front of the camera?

That's totally ok. Most of my couples tell me they're awkward and don't know how to pose in front of the camera. Don't worry I promise you, My job is to make you feel comfortable, break the awkwardness and your real selves will come out. You don't need to be models, you just need to be honest, open and focus on your feelings for each other and you'll do just fine.

Could you perhaps edit our photos differently?

Unfortunately no. This is a big day and you deserve to have everything that you want, however, I have a bit of a ‘marriage’ with my work that I have to work on too. The way I edit and take my pictures is a part of my signature style and I'd prefer not to change that. It makes The Mou Studio the way I am. If what we do is not your cup of tea we won’t be offended and we’d love to recommend some brilliant fellow photographers. If you feel like you can help us improve our editing please don’t hesitate to tell us, we’re always up for learning new tricks!

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, I require a non-refundable $1000 deposit via Interac e-Transfer to secure your wedding date, along with a signed copy of our contract. The full amount is payable 2 weeks before your wedding. We do not accept cash or credit card.

Do you do elopements?

Absolutely! I love capturing the intimacy of two individuals exchanging vows. The starting point is $1,200 so please get in touch.

Do you travel for destination weddings?

Yes I love to travel and would love to document your love story wherever it is. Get in touch and I'll give you more information.

How is it like to work with you?

During the planning process, I like to help as much as possible. I can help you plan for photos, timeline, light, etc. Whether you want my opinion on scheduling or what shoes to get, I’m here to help!

On your wedding day, I won’t do posey portraits shots unless you want me to. I want to capture how you feel, the mood, and the unscripted moments.

I will give you direction, while photographing what happens naturally as you interact with each other. It’s less about the posing and more about the direction and the action cues I give you. I’ll ask questions, get you talking, and bring out those natural responses!

For the rest of the day, I keep it mostly documentary, capturing the natural moments as they happen. I won’t step in and change the naturally occurring emotion.

And I do shoot the more “formal” family portraits and bridal party shots, I just don’t spend a ton of time of the posey stuff.

Will you scout the venue before the wedding?

I sure will! If I've shot a wedding there before, it really isn’t necessary for me to scout it. If the venue is not too far away I will definitely have a look around for which spots are ideal for shooting. If you are getting married a bit further away and it is either too difficult or impossible for me to scout, I will make sure to give myself ample time before I start shooting to familiarise myself with the venue.

Do we need to provide dinner for you?

Yes, please. By the time it is dinnertime I’ve usually worked for at least six hours. A meal helps me with that last stretch.

Can we ask you to stay a bit longer?

Of course, you can. Sometimes schedules don’t work out as planned and things do run overtime. If you want me to stay longer I'll discuss it with you and can bill you after the wedding. Please see my standard rates in the price list and contract.

Where should we seat you?

Firstly, it really is necessary for me to have somewhere to sit and also put down my bags and extra equipment. I’ve been lugging these around for the whole day. I don’t need anything major and also don’t need to sit with your guests. If you can place me somewhere in a corner or in a room next door that is perfectly fine. As long as I am relatively close to the action and it is safe to leave my equipment there.

When can I expect to receive my photographs?

You will receive your photographs no later than eight weeks.

My photography session was last year but I want to order a la carte. Is that ok?

No problem at all. As long as it's within the 1 year period you can order anything such as albums, prints, canvas and more. Albums or wall art are beautiful mementos and the easiest to keep your pictures close by for viewing. There is just nothing quite like some fine art paper between your fingers. We, unfortunately, don’t design fine art albums containing photographs not taken by us.

How long do you keep our photographs?

I archive your photographs for up to a year. Once you receive your photographs, please make sure you copy all your images to multiple computers or backed up on DVDs and or USBs. Ideally, pick your absolute favourites and open an account for a cloud service such as Google Drive, Dropbox or iCloud and store your wedding photographs there as back up.

Can I have the RAW images?

Unfortunately, we do not hand over RAW images. You are welcome to send us a mail so that I can explain why :)

Can I post our photographs on social media?

Yes of course, as long as you don’t use it for commercial purposes or sell it you’re more than welcome to. If you check on your USB there’s a folder with web friendly photographs. When you post, it would be awesome if you could give The Mou Studio a mention.