INTRODUCING OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS:
Our engagement sessions are crafted to capture the magic of your love and create stunning portraits. Here's what you can expect from all our sessions:
- Explore our "Of Wild & Wanders Engagement Style Guide," a valuable resource providing inspiration, tips, and guidance to help you prepare for your session and look your best.
- Choose a meaningful location or let us suggest a picturesque spot that perfectly complements your style.
- Our expert editor will meticulously edit your photos, enhancing their beauty and creating stunning visual narratives that reflect your individuality and connection. We pay attention to every detail, ensuring that your images truly reflect your love & connection.
- Enjoy the convenience of a full-access online gallery, where you can easily view, share, and download your high-quality digital images, and effortlessly share them with loved ones.
- With full printing rights, you have the freedom to print and display your cherished memories in any way you desire, from beautiful photo albums to framed prints or heartfelt gifts, all of which you can order right from your online gallery.
Engagement sessions are an extraordinary opportunity to capture the love, joy, and excitement as you embark on your journey towards marriage. These sessions allow you to express your unique connection and personalities in a relaxed and intimate setting, creating beautiful and meaningful images that reflect your love story. From stolen glances to laughter-filled moments, engagement photos freeze the magic of this special time and become treasured keepsakes for years to come. Whether in a picturesque outdoor location, a beloved cityscape, or a sentimental spot, engagement sessions provide an opportunity to create artful and authentic images that celebrate your love and capture your unique bond.
ENGAGEMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Why should we consider having an engagement session?
Engagement sessions are a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know each other better and build rapport. It allows you to become more comfortable in front of the camera and helps us understand your unique dynamics as a couple. The session also provides beautiful images that capture your love story in a relaxed and personalized setting.
When is the best time to schedule an engagement session?
The timing for scheduling an engagement session depends on your preferences and the overall wedding timeline. Some couples prefer to have their session shortly after getting engaged, while others choose a few months before the wedding. It's best to discuss your vision and availability with us, and we can recommend the ideal timing based on factors such as season, location, and personal preferences.
Can we choose the location for our engagement session?
Absolutely! We encourage you to choose a location that holds significance or represents your personalities as a couple. It could be a place where you had your first date, a favourite park, or any other location that holds special meaning to you. If you need suggestions or assistance in selecting a location, we are more than happy to help.
Where are you based and do you travel?
Ottawa, Ontario is our home base, where our journey began. However, our passion for capturing love stories knows no bounds. We love embarking on new adventures and are more than willing to travel with you to wherever your heart desires.
Whether your dream wedding destination is a sun-soaked beach, a bustling cityscape, or a serene countryside, we're ready to be by your side, capturing every beautiful moment along the way. From breathtaking landscapes to iconic landmarks, we'll join you on your journey to create timeless images that reflect the magic of your chosen location.
If you have a destination wedding in mind, near or far, please don't hesitate to reach out to us in your inquiry. We're thrilled at the opportunity to explore new places, embrace different cultures, and document love stories that transcend borders.
Are there any travel fees associated with your services?
Travel fees may apply for locations outside of our regular service area. The specific details and costs can be discussed during the booking process. Rest assured, we always strive to keep travel fees as reasonable as possible.
How do payments work?
For weddings, we require a 50% retainer to be paid upfront upon booking, and the remaining balance can be divided into 3 or 4 payments on a customized payment plan. The final payment is due no later than 4 weeks prior to your wedding day. We understand that weddings involve multiple expenses, so we are happy to work with you to create a payment plan that suits your budget. Simply let us know during your consultation call, and we'll be glad to assist you.
For portrait sessions, the entire fee is due upon booking.
Do you offer discounts?
We believe in providing consistent value and quality to all our clients, and offering discounts would not align with our commitment to fairness and maintaining the demand for our services.
However, we do offer quarterly mini sessions at a reduced rate, which are a great opportunity to capture beautiful portraits at a more affordable price. These mini sessions are typically announced once per season (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). We recommend following us on Instagram to stay updated on our latest announcements and promotions, including information about upcoming mini sessions.
How many pictures will we receive?
For our Portraits and Engagements sessions, you can expect to receive a collection of 70-150+ beautifully edited images depending on the length of coverage you choose. We curate the best shots that capture the essence of the session and showcase your unique personalities.
When will we get our photos?
For Engagements + Portraits:
We understand that anticipation is high when it comes to seeing your engagement and portrait photos. That's why we strive to deliver your fully edited images within 2 weeks or even less. We want you to be able to relive those special moments and share them with your loved ones as soon as possible.
Your wedding day is filled with countless precious moments that deserve to be beautifully captured and preserved. We put immense care and attention into editing your wedding photos to ensure they reflect the love and joy of your special day. You can expect to receive your fully edited wedding images within 4-6 weeks. We want the wait to be worth it, as you'll be able to cherish and share these timeless memories for a lifetime.
When should I book?
We understand the urgency of securing your preferred wedding vendors, and we encourage you to book as soon as possible to secure your spot. The demand for wedding services has been high, especially with the added backlog caused by the pandemic. By booking early, you can ensure that you have your first choice of vendors, including us.
To make the wedding budgeting process easier, we offer a flexible payment structure. You don't have to pay the entire fee upfront, allowing you to manage your finances more effectively. We believe in providing convenience and flexibility to our clients, so you can focus on planning your dream wedding without added financial stress.
Are fees refundable?
Once a fee has been paid, it is non-refundable. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, leading to the need for cancellation. In such cases, the paid amount can be used as credit towards any future session with us. We strive to accommodate our clients to the best of our abilities, ensuring that the investment made can be applied towards a future opportunity to work together.
What happens if it rains?
For engagement sessions (and similar sessions), we understand that unexpected weather conditions can arise. In the event of rain or inclement weather, we will work together to reschedule the session to the closest available day that works for both of us. However, if you're feeling adventurous and want to embrace the weather, we're more than happy to capture beautiful and unique moments in the rain so long as it is safe.
When it comes to weddings, we want to assure you that overcast days can actually create some of the most stunning images. The soft, diffused lighting that comes with cloudy skies can enhance the natural beauty of your surroundings and create a romantic atmosphere. As photographers, we love working with overcast lighting and know how to capture the most breathtaking shots in these conditions.
Rest assured that our gear is water-resistant, allowing us to adapt and work around rainy weather to the best of our abilities. Your comfort and safety are always our top priority, and we'll make every effort to capture the magic of your wedding day regardless of the weather.
What should I wear?
Once your booking is confirmed, we will provide you with a complimentary copy of our Style Guide. This guide is designed to assist you in preparing for your session by offering valuable tips, inspiration, and guidance. It covers various aspects such as outfit suggestions, location ideas, and posing tips to ensure that you feel confident and look your best. Rest assured, we have you covered every step of the way and are committed to helping you have an exceptional and enjoyable experience.
Can we bring props or include pets in our engagement session?
Absolutely! Including props or bringing along your furry friends can add a personal touch and make your engagement session even more special. Just let us know in advance if you plan to incorporate any props or include pets, so we can plan accordingly and make sure we capture those moments beautifully.
Can we request specific edits or retouching?
Yes, we welcome your input and are open to specific edit requests or retouching, within reason. We strive to capture your vision and style, and we will work closely with you to ensure that the final images meet your expectations.
Can we order prints directly from you?
Yes, absolutely! We provide a convenient online gallery where you can easily view and select your favourite images. From the gallery, you can order professional prints and beautifully crafted albums that are shipped directly to your doorstep. We work with trusted printing labs to ensure the highest quality and stunning results. Ordering prints and albums from the online gallery is a simple and convenient way to preserve your cherished memories.
Can we use the engagement session images for save-the-date cards or wedding invitations?
Absolutely! The engagement session images are perfect for save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, and other wedding-related stationery. We provide full printing rights and high-resolution digital files that you can use for these purposes. If you have any specific requirements or formats needed for your cards or invitations, please let us know, and we will be happy to accommodate them.