When should I book my wedding photographer and videographer?

12+ months in advance! This was you can properly get to know the person capturing your big day, and even do an engagement shoot to get comfortable with them!

Can’t I just have my friends take my wedding pictures?

Don’t let anyone convince you that skimping on wedding photography is a good idea. It’s really the only thing that lasts after your big day. Wedding photographers are trained to capture the most important moments and raw emotions so that you can relive them over and over again.

I’ll skip the wedding video to save some money.

We are always heartbroken to hear couples say that they will not hire a wedding videographer. The day goes by rather quickly and there are things you’ll miss that your videographer will have captured. Also, think of the sounds, the laughter, the speeches that cannot be captured in a photo. It’s one of those things you don’t think you’ll need, but may regret in the future. Even if you just get raw footage (and not an edited version), book a wedding videographer!

What are some tips for booking a wedding photographer and videographer?

  • Find a wedding photo and wedding video style you like (documentary, portraiture, artistic, edgy, etc).
  • Meet your wedding photographer and videographer to establish a relationship. Make sure your personalities mesh and you feel comfortable.
  • Purchase the full wedding package, not blocks of hours. If you run over the limit on the day of your wedding, you’ll pay a much higher hourly rate on the spot.
  • Get postproduction details. When will you receive your proofs, your final edits, your album?

Meet with wedding photographers and videographers at our Wedding Centre in Laval.