Your Love Story 

EVERY COUPLE HAS A LOVE STORY. LET ME TELL YOURS

 Your wedding is a unique reflection of you. That’s why I love getting to know you, and your wedding details, personally. Knowing your wedding day dreams enables me to create authentic images that reflect the real you. My shooting style produces images that reveal the intimate and authentic expressions of the love and commitment you share. Unguarded. Natural. Emotional. The cherished images of a lifetime. Your wedding day will be filled with extraordinary moments — intimate, surprising, and joyous. Captured creatively, those moments shine through as timeless heirlooms, instantly bringing you back to the essence of your day. I would love to tell your love story.

Read on to find out more on how I prepare for your wedding day or click here to skip to all the packages I offer.

I look forward to working with you! 

 

Tonya

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Choosing your Photographer

  BRINGING YOUR WEDDING MEMORIES TO LIFE

You have hundreds of wedding plans to make. Deciding who will bring your memories to life is one of your most important.
When the flurry and excitement of your wedding
is over, it’s beautifully captured images that help you revisit the romance, emotion and spirit of an event that passes so quickly.  

 

So, how do you choose the best wedding photographer for you? 

 

CHOOSE A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO VALUES YOUR DREAMS

I think of you as more than just a shot list. Instead, I invest time getting to know you and your wedding dreams. That makes all the difference. You will be more comfortable in front of my lens, and your images will have the natural, more authentic feel of true keepsakes

 

 

VIEW PORTFOLIO IMAGES FROM AN ENTIRE WEDDING

I will capture consistent, quality images throughout your wedding day. Details matter and the subtle nuances of your day are important. I’m happy to share entire wedding galleries with you, so you can assure yourself that the quality you expect consistently shines through in every shot.

 

CHOOSE A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL

I’m experienced in dealing with many different lighting environments and situations. I’m committed to professional and timely response to your needs before and after the ceremony. All hallmarks of a seasoned professional, and all assurances that every special moment of your wedding is flawlessly captured.

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Booking Your Photographer

THE EASIEST PART OF YOUR WEDDING PLANS

Let’s get together — on the phone, at your favourite coffee spot, even SKYPE — I’m flexible. We’ll chat about your wedding day, confirm your date, and discuss all the fun details. Together, we’ll select the perfect package for your wedding. Once we confirm the details, I’ll prepare your contract. After you return your signed contract and the retainer fee, I’m officially your wedding photographer!

THE NEXT STEPS — WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT

12 Weeks Before Your Wedding:
We plan your complimentary engagement session and decide on a date and location. Engagement sessions are a great time for us to go over posing and to get to know each other a little better before the big day.

 

6 Weeks Before Your Wedding

I send a questionnaire to get all your details, so I can start planning your shoot.

 

4 Weeks Before Your Wedding

Your final payment is due.

 

2 Weeks Before Your Wedding

We confirm the details from your questionnaire and address changes or questions.

 

Your Wedding Day

 I follow your timeline as your day unfolds.

 

1 Week After Your Wedding

 Sneak peek images are posted to Facebook, Instagram and my blog for your friends and family to view.

 

8-12 Weeks After Your Wedding

You can expect to receive your completed wedding gallery via an online digital gallery. This gallery will allow you to download your images for you to keep forever.

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Engagement Sessions

SHOW YOUR LOVED ONES HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Engagement sessions add so much to the story of who you are as a couple right now, and they’re an ideal way to become more comfortable in front of my lens before your wedding day. Your engagement session can be as simple as a stroll through your favourite park, an intimate meal at your favourite café, or even a romantic return to where he proposed — anything you can imagine to share the imagery of your personal love story. Formal or informal, images from your engagement session are beautiful additions to your wedding album, and also make a wonderful signing book. They help to craft the whole story, and can even be used for save-the-date cards, invitations or thank you cards. Engagement sessions are complimentary with most of my wedding day packages.

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Your Wedding Timeline

A SMOOTH FLOW TO YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Memorable weddings don’t just happen. They take a bit of organization. To ensure a smooth flow of beautifully captured memories of your day, a timeline of wedding events will help guide your planning.

 

GETTING READY

THE BRIDE & GROOM

1.5 to 2 hours

These are always a fun time to capture, and I highly recommend writing letters to each other to read before you see each other. Also, plan for some extra time if you wish to do a “first look” before the ceremony.

THE WEDDING CEREMONY

15 minutes to 1.5 hours

The length of your ceremony may vary widely. Afterward, allow more time for formal portraits (if planned) to allow your guests to leave the church or venue.

 

FORMAL GROUP & FAMILY PORTRAITS

30 minutes to 1hour

Formal portrait timing can vary widely depending on group size and family/group combinations.

WEDDING PARTY & THE NEWLYWEDS

1 to 3 hours

Timing can depend largely on the venue, size of the bridal party and variety of poses.

 

YOUR RECEPTION

2 to 6 hours

Your first dance, cutting the cake, speeches and dancing!

 

SUNSET

20 minutes

It’s always a nice touch to your wedding album to allow some time for sunset photos. When the two of you can just slip away for a few minutes and soak in the day together while capturing some beautiful sun-kissed images.

 

Remember. Your wedding day is unique, and planning together ensures you don’t miss a minute of this special time in your lives.

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Details, Details, Details

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

are small but oh-so-meaningful expressions of all that is unique about you. They are the fine points that distinguish you as a couple. 
The dress. The rings. The cake. The bouquet. These and all the other visual details of your wedding. I will document them with care.

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Your Investment

PREMIER COLLECTION

The Lush Wedding

$3,700

10 Hours of Coverage  |  2 Photographers  |  Complimentary Engagement Session | Edited Digital Images on USB  |  Online Gallery  |  Wedding Highlights Slideshow

COLLECTION 1

The Modern Wedding

$3,250

8 Hours of Coverage

Complimentary Engagement Session

2 Photographers

Online Gallery

Wedding Highlights Slideshow

(most popular)

COLLECTION 2

The Timeless Wedding

$2,600

 

6 Hours of Coverage

Complimentary Engagement Session Online Gallery

Wedding Highlights Slideshow

*Add on a second photographer $40 per hour*

COLLECTION 3

The Elopement Wedding

$1,950

 

4 Hours of Coverage

Online Gallery

Wedding Highlights Slideshow

*Add on a second photographer $40 per hour *

**Strictly for elopements with 20 or less guests**

A LA CARTE EXTRAS

All A La Carte Items can be discussed upon booking

Extra Hour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 450

Custom Keepsake Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 150

10 X 10  20 Page Album. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 300

12 X 12  20 Page Album. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 500

Album Extra Pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  20

Ready to book? Contact me now to schedule your consultation!

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How would you describe your shooting style?

 

My style is natural story-telling with truthful images that show the
connection between my clients. I aim to capture your day as it unfolds and usually only give direction for posing when shooting the formal bridal party portraits. The rest of the time I will capture you and your partner as you are, enjoying your day surround by your loved ones. 

 

How many photographers will be at my wedding?

 

This is dependent on the package you have chosen for your wedding. For 8 or 10 hour weddings I have included a second photographer in my pricing. For smaller 4 or 6 hour weddings, you can choose to add another photographer for $40 per hour.

 

How far in advance do I need to book your services?

 

I advise my couples to book their wedding photographer as soon as they confirm a wedding date. The most popular days on weekends during the summer always fill up fast, so the sooner the better to avoid disappointment.

 

What if it rains on my wedding day?

 

We will discuss wet weather options prior to your day and ensure we have a solid backup plan, in case of weather emergencies. 

 

Can I receive a discount if I do not wish to have a second photographer?

 

Yes. I do prefer to have a second photographer with me on longer wedding days as I feel it is much more efficient and helps ensure all aspects of your day are covered.  However, if you decide not to have a second photographer I offer a $200 discount on my 8 or 10 hour packages.

How long is the typical coverage for a wedding day?

 

The most popular choices are 8 or 10 hours.

 

Do you edit the photos?

 

Yes, I do. I retouch all the images using Adobe Suite. I will choose the best of the best from your photos and perform subtle editing so your photos will have the most beautiful feel to them.

 

How many photos will we receive?

 

I aim to deliver approximately 50-60 images per hour of coverage or an image per minute. So, for example, an 8 hour wedding day would equal approximately 480 images. If a second shooter is present that number could be greater. I believe in quality over quantity. All images are carefully selected to ensure the best quality of work is received by you.

 

When will I receive my images?

 

Clients will receive their images approximately 12 weeks after the wedding date. During this time you will receive sneak peeks via my blog, email and social media.

 

Do you travel for weddings?

 

Yes! I love to travel and will happily travel anywhere in the world for your wedding. We can discuss any associated costs further upon meeting. 

 

I don't want an engagement session, can I receive a discount? 

Unfortunately no, my engagement sessions are complimentary and not transferable for a discount. However, if you do not wish to have an engagement session, I am happy to provide an extra 30 mins of photo coverage on your wedding day for no extra cost. 

 

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What's Next?

Now that you have read all the information, I hope you feel confident in my abilities as your wedding photographer!

 

I am so excited to be considered as the person to capture your day and I would love the opportunity to meet in person to discuss all the exciting details.

 

Are you ready to take the next step? Schedule your consultation by clicking the button below and let's get planning! 

 

I look forward to meeting with you. 

 

Tonya

 

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Emma & Devin

Maddy & Mat

Sarah & Jeremy

Mel & Darryn

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Mark & Tyler

Alina & Matt

Chloe & Stefan

Mora & Brandon

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Taleigh & Josh

Melissa & Brian

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@Tonya Maree Photography

Victoria BC Wedding Photography | Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

tonyamareephotography@live.com

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