Images By Laurence, Vancouver Island Photographer | FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot?

A: No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing a lot of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.

 

Q: Does your studio provide videography services?

A: No, we do not, but we can definitely refer some amazing talents in the valley to provide you with exceptional services.

 

Q: Have you shot at my venue before?

A: We have shot at lot of of venues, so there is a good chance that we have. However, if we have not, we will get to the venue early on the day ( and sometimes days before for a first look) of and be sure to perform a thorough walk-through to scout out the best photography locations. We also do extensive online research prior to your big day!

 

Q: Do you do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?

A: While Images By Laurence Photography is based out of the Comox Valley, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations. I carry a double citizenship ( French and Canadian) , which allows me to comply with the working laws and requirements anywhere in Europe and Canada.

 

Q: Do you provide partial day coverage?

A: We typically do not provide partial day coverage on weekends during the months of July and August. Off season ( September, till June) we can offer partial day coverage, please inquire HERE

 

STYLE, EDITING AND QUALITY 

 

Q: What is your photography style?

A: Laurence is acclaimed for developing a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. We love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out our clients personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery. To see examples of our quality and style, please visit our Portfolio as well as our Blog.

 

Q: Can I see a full event from start to finish?

A: Of course you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers post their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full events from all photographers they meet with to see how well the photographer performs throughout the day. When we will meet to discuss your day, I will give you some links to see a full day wedding, chances are I will give you the link of a wedding that took place at the same venue than the one you selected.

 

Q: Do you touch up all the images in our image download?

A: Yes we do. Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique signature style of post-production. This involves colour correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any images, or will only post produce “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones or other common photography flaws.


Q: What do you mean by “touching up” the photos?

A: “Touching up” in our studio is the same as our signature (standard) post-production. See the question below for clarification.


Q: What is the difference between advanced and custom; and why are there additional costs for a custom retouch?

A: Advanced post-production includes touch-ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc. On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post-production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact our studio manager for a quote for custom post-production.