Toronto Wedding Photography Pricing: FAQs
Unlike many other Toronto wedding photographers, I take a full disclosure approach when it comes to pricing – that means I proudly display a complete list of all of my services for the world to see. This page will help provide answers to the most common pricing-related questions. If your question does not appear on this list, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How far in advance can we book an intimate/micro wedding?
A: There are booking restrictions for intimate and microweddings but before I get into what they are, I want to explain the why. The vast majority of weddings happen on Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays. This means that photographers need to keep these days available for full day bookings for a reasonable amount of time before the dates. We absolutely adore microweddings and intimate weddings, but the reality is that you can’t run a business shooting a handful of 2 and 3 hour weddings a month. This is why there are booking restrictions for intimate and microweddings.
- If you’re looking at 5 hours (or less) of coverage and your wedding is on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday between April + November: Up to 3 months in advance
- If you’re looking at 5 hours (or less) of coverage and your wedding is on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday between December + March: Up to 6 months in advance
- If you’re looking at 5 hours (or less) of coverage and your wedding is on a Monday – Thursday, any time of the year: Up to 1 year in advance
If you want to secure us for an intimate or micro wedding further in advance than our normal guidelines, we can discuss how an alternative booking fee can bridge the gap.
Q: What are the next steps to book you?
A: Booking with us is easy and can be done in the comfort of your own home. (So you can stay in your pj’s if that’s your jam!). Let’s start with a Zoom or phone call consultation. We believe that consultations are learning about what your needs are. We answer all your questions and provide you with all the information you need to understand our process. If we’re a good fit for each other we’ll send you a proposal to review and sign the contract. Once the contract is signed a retainer payment is due and voila – you’re booked!
Q: How many images do we get?
A: Documentary photography dependant on how much is going on and how much travel time there is during your day. Our average is 60-70 images per hour that we’re shooting. For most full-day weddings this can be anywhere from 600-900+ images. Sometimes for weddings where we’ve delivered more than that – if there’s an amazing frame, we never hold back. We also capture moments with intention, we want you to have unique, high-quality images.
Q: I want full reception coverage but none of your packages include that, what would full reception coverage cost?
A: Our full day wedding packages typically end 30 minutes after the dancefloor opens and we do that for a few reasons: (1) anyone who is going to dance will do it in the first 30 minutes (2) you can only have so many photos of people dancing (3) once the party really starts to get going, a photobooth is often a better investment! We can offer a special pricing rate to extend your package to $400/hour.
Q: Is your pricing negotiable? I’m on a budget.
A: It’s human nature to want to make sure you get value out of your money and we do our very best to offer competitive prices. If you’re working within a certain budget, let’s have an honest discussion around budgets and what services you’re seeking. We’re happy to present you with a few custom options that may work better for you.
Q: Do your prices include tax?
A: All prices are subject to applicable taxes unless otherwise stated. Part of running a sustainable business means following the proper guidelines in place regarding taxes. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.
Q: Why do I have to pay extra for a second shooter?
A: Because they’re pros and are giving up their own prospective business for that day! If you stumble upon companies who offer a second shooter for free, it’s likely that person is looking for more experience or an amateur.
The long and the short of it is this: if you want quality, you have to pay for quality. Our second shooters are professional photographers who have professional gear (+ backup gear, too!) and can provide you a product that is equal in comparison to the primary shooters.
Q: Have you shot at our venue before?
A: We are very well-established photographers in Toronto with over a decade of experience! Most likely we have worked at your venue! Even if we haven’t, though, we’ll make sure that if we have any concerns that could impact your photos that we’ll address this before the big day.
Q: What does “edited images” mean?
A: Editing means that your images adjusted for colour, exposure, tint, and contrast. It means we will review and have cropped and calibrated and given that special warm Ten·2·Ten Photography style. Our style and colour profile are naturally very flattering to the skin so we know we’ll make you look amazing. Some people call this “retouching” but we call it editing because to us, retouching also implies all the stuff they do to magazine covers like artificially manipulating your body. We’re a body-positive company and will never alter what your body looks like – you’re perfect as you are!
Q: How far in advance do we need to book?
A: As soon as you’re ready to! The only way to secure your date officially is by signing a contract and placing a deposit. Most couples book 12-18 months in advance but we occasionally do have last minute availability and are always happy to chat.
Q: Do you offer discounts for weekday weddings or off-season weddings?
A: In order to be fair to all of our clients, we’re not in the practice of discounting our services on certain days or seasons. We still put the exact same amount of work into your experience with us regardless of the day of the week. If you’re trying to work within a particular budget (and if this is your reason for asking) we’re more than happy to have an open and honest conversation about what your budget goals are and we’re happy to try to create a few custom options that can fit your needs!
Q: My partner and I are shy and awkward in front of the camera – can we still get nice photos?
A: Saaaaame – and it’s okay! We love embracing the awkward and finding the real you to capture in photos. Truthfully about 90% of folks will describe themselves this way and the vast majority rock their photo sessions! It’s okay to feel awkward but when you choose a photographer who you really vibe with and feel comfortable around, the awkwardness will melt away. This is why we always do consultations
Q: Do you edit in colour and black and white? Can we choose?
A: Every photo will be delivered in colour and a select amount will also have a black and white copy at our discretion. We do love black and white so we include those as bonus edits but only for the photos where black and white really had an impact.
Q: Do you outsource your post processing/editing?
A: Anne-Marie is our in-house editor and has been for many years. Erika trained Anne-Marie with the distinct Ten·2·Ten style that you see in all of the photos on our website and social media. There’s nothing wrong with using a team to help you with post processing when it’s a consistent team member who produces quality work! In fact, it’s beneficial because it means you get your photos faster!
Q: Do you capture cultural weddings or traditional weddings?
A: All couples are welcome in front of our cameras; whether this is a modern, low-key intimate wedding or a large traditional gathering. What’s key to our couples is that they are all seeking the same thing: documentary style coverage. We’ve very well versed in understanding and capturing various traditions and ceremonies and approach each and every one with the utmost care and provide beautiful documentary images of it.
Q: Do you have a photo booth?
A: Yes – we offer photobooth services to our Toronto and southern Ontario clients! Have a peek at our photobooth page to learn more about our digital photobooth that drops images directly to your guests phones!