Frequent Questions about Wedding Photography
Why FunkyTown Photography for my wedding?
You’ll notice the couples who choose us all have different personal styles and different ways of celebrating, but they have one thing in common: they are having fun and being themselves!
Our candid approach allows you to enjoy every moment of your wedding without intrusion. During portraits, we’ll give you directions that will help you have a natural smile (not a forced one), while still making sure you look amazing! Our experience also means we can anticipate when moments are going to happen, and how to handle any photographically-challenging situation (such as low lighting or rain). We also love to create a few unique, creative photos from each wedding that you’ll be excited to hang on your wall.
We’re also proud that our approach and style are sought out by other professionals, with more than 800 wedding photographers having attended a FunkyTown Photography workshop. We’ve had three top 10 world-wide placements with the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. And we’ve also ranked as the #2 and #3 best wedding photographers in Canada (PWPC 2012 & 2014), in addition to receiving 22 prestigious lifetime Fearless Awards.
And while industry accolades are great, it’s most important for us to make our couples happy. After all, it’s your story we’re telling. Check out what couples have said about us in their own words.
Do you still take formal traditional family portraits (with everyone looking at the camera)?
Absolutely! We always take photos of the groups that are important to you, and we also take more traditional photos of you as a couple, plus everyone in the wedding party. We know these are special photos for families, in addition to the storytelling photos we take throughout the day.
Where do you live? Are travel costs included? What about engagement portraits?
We have a few hang-outs. Derek & Christina divide their time between Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. And Gwen divides her time between Halifax, and the Annapolis Valley, plus Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
We are also avid campers and we spend a lot of time in Canada’s rocky mountains, including Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Jasper and Kananskis. Plus, Gwen & Christina both have family in Ontario, so we also serve Barrie, Muskoka, Toronto and Ottawa. If we’re in the area on your wedding date there are no additional travel costs. And since we’re always traveling, we can often meet up with you if you want to do engagement portraits in your area.
Campground weddings in Victoria, BC? Black-tie extravaganzas with 500 guests in Antigua Guatemala? A backard celebration in Halifax? Eloping on a mountain top in Banff, or barefoot on the beach in Costa Rica? … Count us in!
I’m eloping – do you photograph smaller weddings?
We would love to photograph your elopement. Depending on the time of year we’re local to Victoria, British Columbia, Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica, Tamarindo in Costa Rica and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please get in touch and tell us more about your elopement plans!
Do you have experience with Chinese, Sikh or Hindu weddings?
We have lots of experience with all kinds of wedding traditions. We have photographed many multi-day Hindu and Sikh ceremonies, as well as epic 500-person Chinese and Vietnamese tea ceremonies. See the photos from Tina & Corey’s Chinese wedding in Calgary, Alberta. To check out some multi-day Indian/South Asian weddings, visit Simran & Jesse’s Sikh wedding in Victoria & Edmonton, or Jehan and Rishi’s Hindu wedding in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver.
Do you photograph LGBT/same-sex weddings?
Do you photograph bridal or boudoir sessions?
We sure do! We can definitely arrange for a bridal session a few days before your wedding. And we can also do a boudoir session at any time with you. For boudoir, we have a studio in downtown Victoria BC, and we can also photograph you at your home or hotel.
I have more questions. Can we have a chat?
We’d love to hear more about your plans. Get in touch and we’ll set something up!
We definitely want to book you! What’s the next step?
Awesome! We’ll put together your wedding contract and email it to you. From there, you simply sign the contract online. Get in touch and we’ll walk you through it!