What type of photography do you do?
Tony covers weddings in a journalistic style. Having said that, he doesn’t think photography should be limited by genres. While he is unobstrusive in his coverage of the day, he does believe that there is a time and place for fabulous, casually posed pictures of the bride and groom together. So while he won’t make you pose during cake cutting and toast, he would like about an hour (preferably more) alone with you both during the day to create pictures of you without your wedding party or guests looking on. Tony also believes wedding details is a big part of your wedding story, and they will be preserved elegantly in your picture collection. His pictures of the guests at the wedding are almost 100% journalistic and he won’t stop the entire tables a the reception and make them pose for table shots (unless this is what the couples want), preferring instead to capture them laughing, dancing, drinking, and having a great time.
Do you still take posed family pictures?
Definitely! Family pictures are records of your entire family on an important day that will be part of the family history. A few weeks before Tony will suggest his couples to send him a list of family (and friends) pictures that are needed for the wedding day. Tony will gladly provide sample listing of family groupings should his couples needs help composing the list. Tony will also suggest his couples to have a friend or relative to help assembling different combinations for family pictures so the overall flow will be smooth and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Can we give you a shot list of photographs we want you to take?
Yes. Tony welcomes shot list two weeks before the wedding for his review. Unlike typical shot list which includes obvious elements which Tony will include naturally during the day (like first kiss, cake cutting), he will suggest his couples to create the list around things that he may be unaware of. This can be something such as Napkins were made of bride’s grandmother’s lace dress, there is a total of six chandeliers, all different from each other, or the groom’s sister is in a wheelchair.
TRAVEL AND COVERAGE
Do you work with a second shooter?
Yes. Tony usually suggests his couples to include a second shooter in their contract, to better cover your love story.
Where do you live? You travel? Right?
Tony is located in Greater Toronto Area. He’s been travelling all over the world for weddings, including Mexico and United States. Tony is a destination wedding specialist and is very, very comfortable travelling for events. Feel free to contact Tony if you’re planning a destination wedding, he’ll be there to capture your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding or Day After Photography Session and will deliver to you a beautifully documented story to share for generations to come.
Do you edit the pictures before we get them? All of them? How?
Yes, we do. Every picture you receive has been hand-edited, one at a time, without mass-editing.
Can we get the black and white pictures in color?
Yes, you can. All black and white pictures comes with a color version. You’ll get both.
How long does it take to get our products and pictures?
Digital product are delivered within six weeks of the wedding date. Upon final approval of album designs, most albums are ready for delivery within twelve weeks.
How many pictures will we get?
The number of pictures taken depends on different factors, such as number of guests, number of photographers, and hours of coverage. Our minimum is 500 images, but usually it is much, much more.
Do we get to keep the digital files?
We provide the edited, unwatermarked high-res digital files. When the files are delivered to you, we encourage you to print and freely distributed them to your friends and family for noncommercial purpose. We do retain the copyright to the pictures and the right to use them for promotional purposes, competition, professional review, etc.
Do we get the raw, unedited files?
No. These files are not available for distribution. This is very much like asking your caterer to give you the leftover ingredients used to make your dinner. The pictures selected for editing and final delivery reflect our high standards and everything else is not archived in the studio.
Do you come to the rehearsal?
Although this is not in the contract, Tony always tries his best to be there.
How does the album design process work?
Tony gives you a year to make your album selection before the book is subjected to a fee due to increases in yearly production costs. You will get a preview of your album design and make three rounds of changes before a change fee is applied. Once you approve the layout Tony will submit the album for printing.
Do you do engagement sessions?
Yes. In fact, Tony strongly encourages his couples to have an engagement session with him so they’ll get an idea of Tony’s style before their big day.
BUSINESS AND DETAILS
What kind of equipment do you use?
Top of the line Canon professional equipment.
How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed?
Tony shot his first wedding in 2008. Since then, he has been shooting 10-15 weddings per year.
Can you hold the date for me?
Sorry, to be fair to everyone, we can only hold the date with a signed contract and a retainer.
What is your payment schedule like?
We usually suggest a schedule of 3 payments. First one is due to reserve your date, second one is due two weeks before your wedding to ensure we meet up and go over your itinerary. And the final one is due once your digital pictures are delivered.
If we decide to commission you for our wedding, when should we book?
ASAP. We accept bookings on a first come first served basis. Most of our contracts are signed within a year of the wedding date, sometimes as close as three months prior, sometimes a full calendar year or more in advance.
I have to cancel my wedding. Can I have my retainer back?
Nope. The retainer fee and all money paid are non-refundable. The retainer guarantees that we hold the date exclusively for you. Once you’ve signed your contract, we do turn down all other inquiries for that date.
If we run overtime, will you stay?
Definitely. We do have an overtime rate and it goes into effect only with your permission and approval.
Do you offer discounts for off-season or non-saturday events?
Occasionally discounts are available based on time of year, and our availability. If you have concerns about your budgetary needs, please feel free to contact us.
Do we need to feed you at the reception?
It would be really great if you did. It doesn’t have to be the same as your sit-down meal, but feeding Tony and his team ensure he doesn’t faint from starvation or waste away in a tragic manner. We prefer to be fed when you are fed, not afterwards, because when you are eating you’re not at your most photogenic. And when you’re done, we want to be ready to continue covering your love story
Can our family and friends take pictures with their cameras? Will that bother you?
They certainly can and it doesn’t bother Tony a bit. He does request that they do not swarm the family photographs right away because he’d prefer all eyes facing him in your pictures, but he doesn’t mind at all if they snap away from the background. Tony would prefer family or friend to come along for the bridal pictures or pictures of you two alone for privacy purpose. More importantly, other people can be distracting to the couples. Tony welcomes other cameras during dancing, cake cutting, and other events, as long as he’s not pushed away and respect his presence.