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Your wedding day

You’re probably here because you’ve connected to my work and I am so grateful for that. Being trusted by couples to photograph the biggest day in their lives is seriously such a privilege! 

You have spent months working hard to plan this incredible day. My goal is to all the incredible feelings of the day it to show you that it was all worth it. 

I’ll make sure you’re looking good for your portraits while capturing all the candid moments that happen throughout the day. Some of these moments will unfold in front of everyone while others will happen behind the scenes. 

Consider me as your second wedding planner. Any time you want some thoughts or advice on anything, just get in touch and I’ll be happy to help!

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and I can’t wait to learn more about your plans. Send me an email and let’s get the ball rolling!

Wilson
holla@wilsonlau.ca

 
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Wilson was such a pleasure to work with. He is professional and brings a great energy with him. Our photos turned out even better than we had hoped for, and the best part was how comfortable he made us feel in the process. Thank you for capturing all of our special moments - we can’t thank you enough!!
— Alanna & Jory
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After one sit down consultation with you we knew you were the right choice for us because right from the start we felt like we could be our quirky selves around you! If you’re looking for an exceptional, professional photographer that’s going to best capture the moments and bring out your best, natural self, then Wilson is the one for you!
— Katie & Chuck
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He was extremely easy and fun to work with and has a real talent for making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. My husband does not like taking photos but after our engagement shoot with Wilson, he said that he had a lot of fun and expressed that Wilson made it really easy for him. 
— Michelle & Byron
 

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2019 Wedding Collections

 
 

10 HOURS

900+ photos
Engagement session
40 page album
Save over $300

$5500

 

8 HOURS

700+ photos
Engagement session
Save over $200
Most popular

$4200


 

6 HOURS

500+ photos

$2900

All collections include a second shooter, online gallery for sharing/downloading and printing rights. Tax is included!


ADD ONS

 

Engagement session - $650

Engagement shoots are a great way for us to get to know each other both personally, and photographically. From the shoot, I can see how you guys interact with each other and what you’re comfortable with so your wedding day photos will be a breeze! If you feel like you’re super awkward in front of the camera that is even more reason to do an engagement shoot. I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way so that you’re completely comfortable in photos by the end of the session! Start one hour before sunset so that we can have the best light possible.


40 page, 8.5x11” Album - $650


Your choice of linen, faux leather or leather cover options. Printed on durable paper to last for years to come. Thicker paper options are available as well as debossing on the cover. Layouts are custom designed by me with photos that are chosen by you. Should any revisions by needed the first one is complimentary and any further revisions are $70 each.

Night before session - $650


Coverage is for an evening of activities, whether that be just a simple rehearsal dinner or if you’ve got plans for fun activities such as a BBQ, bonfire, or anything else that you can come up with! This is also a great opportunity for me to meet your friends and family so that come wedding day everyone feels much more comfortable being photographed. 

Additional hourly rate - $450

Close to half my couples will add on an extra hour (or even two!) to their package. Extra time can be added at any point. If you’re finalizing details and decide you want more time, you can add it then, heck you can even add it on during the wedding day! One extra hour will provide at least 50+ photos.


TRAVEL

No travel fees for weddings that are within a 2 hour drive of Vancouver.
No travel fees for weddings in Toronto and the surrounding GTA either.
Custom travel package available for everywhere else.

All prices include tax. No math required.

 
 
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FAQ

Where do we even start?
Email is a great place to start. Let me know about yourselves and the incredible day that you have planned. The more I know about you, the better that I can photograph you! From there we can meet to get to know each other better and talk about what you’ve got planned. Most importantly we want to make sure that were a good fit for each other! 

Should we do an engagement shoot?
Engagement shoots are a great way for us to get to know each other both personally, and photographically. From the shoot, I can see how you guys interact with each other and what you’re comfortable with so your wedding day photos will be a breeze! If you feel like you’re super awkward in front of the camera that is even more reason to do an engagement shoot. I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way so that you’re completely comfortable in photos by the end of the session!

When should we do our engagement shoot?
Most couples do their engagement photos 3-6 months before their wedding date but my turnaround time is pretty quick so you can really get them done whenever. One thing to ask yourself is if there is something that you wanted to use the photos for? If there is then you may want to get the photos done sooner or later so that you can use them for that purpose. In terms of actual timing, assuming that we have a sunny day, your engagement shoot will begin 1hr before sunset. 

What should we wear for our engagement shoot?
Wear whatever represents you the best! Generally, neutrals are best and I’d avoid any large logos or being too matchy-matchy. If you want some suggestions, just shoot me a message and I’d be happy to help!

What's your turnaround time for engagement shoots?
Two weeks.

How many images do you typically deliver for an engagement shoot
40+

How will our engagement shoot photos be delivered to us?
Your engagement photos will be delivered to you via an online gallery which you can download and share the photos from! If you’ve got me booked for a wedding your wedding photos will be uploaded to the exact same gallery.

What if we need to reschedule?
If you need to reschedule your engagement shoot for whatever reason, that's no problem! We’ll reschedule to the next available date that works best for both of us. 

What happens if it rains?
If it rains for your engagement shoot we’ll most likely reschedule. If it rains for your wedding day we have two options. The first is to go to the closest area with cover from the rain for your portraits. The second is for me to bring clear umbrellas for you and your wedding party and we’ll continue with the original plan. We can chat to see what works best for you and your wedding. Of course, you can always embrace the rain and shoot as if it wasn’t raining! Every time that I’ve done this the photos have turned out great!

Do you do video?
Though the equipment is similar, video is a whole different skill set compared to photo. For video, I would recommend checking out my friend Erik at http://www.thefinestmoment.com/ as he will be able to do an outstanding job for you!

Have you shot at my venue before?
I’ve shot at a lot of venues before so it’s possible that I’ve shot at yours too! If I haven’t though, I’ll make sure to show up early to do a location scout and a venue walkthrough so that I know where all the good spots are. I’ll also make sure to do a lot of research prior to the wedding day as well! 

How much time do you think we’ll need for portraits?
This depends on how many locations you want to go! If you’re getting all your photos done at one location then an hour is fine for both couples portraits and the wedding party. Tack on 15mins if you want to do a first look.

What if I lose my images? What is your backup process like?
Back your images up!!! More than once. My second shooter and I both use cameras that have dual card slots which means that your photos are being backed up as they are being shot. Once I get home your photos are backed up onto my computer and two separate hard drives. When your photos are done they are uploaded to an online gallery which acts as a temporary (1 year) backup. I always make sure to keep one copy of everything I shoot but can’t guarantee that the hard drive will always be functional down the line. 

What are your meetings like?
Pretty informal! We’ll meet at a coffee shop or if it's easier we can do a Skype/FaceTime call. I’ll have some questions about you and about your wedding and you’ll probably have questions for me too. I also have a sample album that you can see so that you can get a better idea of what the quality is like if you are interested in ordering one. 

Can we pay via PayPal?
Yup! Just cover the 2.9% transaction fee from PayPal and were good to go.

Were super awkward in front of the camera. How will that work?
Nearly everyone that I photograph tells me this and I honestly feel the same way too when I’m in front of the camera. I will work with you every step of the way in giving you guidance but as long as you remember to have a good time the photos will look great! Trust me on this. 

Why do you always work with a second shooter?
Because every great hero has a great sidekick. Batman and Robin. Scooby and Shaggy. Mario and Luigi.  Also, because of four other reasons:

1. A single photographer can’t be in two places at once. Very handy to have during the getting ready, but even during the ceremony as well. To get the bride walking down the aisle, the grooms reaction, and the parents crying all at once is quite the challenge. With two photographers it’s almost a walk in the park!

2. There will always be someone shooting so nothing is missed. Except while you eat, as we usually eat then too because you probably don’t want photos of that!

3. A good second shooter is a good assistant, not just for me, but for the couple as well. They help make the day more efficient for everyone by helping hold bags, gather people, and many other things.

4. A second photographer offers more security. Sometimes the photographer can be accidentally blocked at the last second causing them to potentially miss a shot. With two photographers this is pretty much not a problem!

How many photos will we get from our wedding and what is your turnaround time?
The number of photos you receive will largely depend on the kind of wedding you have. Generally, you should expect to receive around 80-100 photos per hour of shooting. I’m actually so excited to edit your photos that I’ll usually get cracking on them when I get home and you’ll get all the finished photos in just four weeks!

 
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Harmoneous Editing

Editing is half the story in creating compelling imagery. It’s part of my craft. On average, 30 hours of editing is spent on each wedding to make sure everything is just right.

Your images have to look amazing as a singular photo while also being cohesive within the whole collection. All the photos comes out of the camera chronologically, but that doesn’t always makes sense in terms of a wedding gallery.

For example, I could be photographing details and then get pulled aside for a couple of groups photos and then I would go back to the details. When I create the gallery of images, I make sure that the details are grouped together, and the group shots are where they make sense. Your photos should be viewed like a movie, instead of jumping from one scene to another that’s not related.

 
 
 
 
 
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Album Details

In todays digital age having your wedding photos in a physically tangible form can provide tremendous value. It’s unlikely that 10-20 years down the line from now that your kids will be digging through your hard drives and discovering your wedding photos.

My family is located around the world and we aren’t together often, but when we are, we always make sure to pull out all the old albums and reminisce over stories of the past. In a way, albums are like windows to remembering. 

Various linen fabrics are available for your choosing. Album covers can include hand-lettered foiled stamped titles, custom embossing or a photo front to suit your individual needs. 

 

You’re our guy! Whats next?

We celebrate! After that I will send you a copy of my contract to sign. Once that is signed and a retainer equivalent of 1/3rd of the total is paid (e-transfer/cheque/cash), your wedding date is locked in! Any questions? Hit me up. holla@wilsonlau.ca