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Are you ready to have some Fun? Book a Session with Static Memories Photography and we will have a great time. I am a laid back Photographer who is all about getting those natural smiles, lot's of laughter, goofy expressions and playful interactions.

Q: How do I book?

A: Please contact me, click contact on top of my web page or (info@staticmemoriesphotography.ca or call 306-481-4950)

Q: What type of sessions do I book?

Children, Seniors/Grads, Couples, Engagements, Weddings and Family Photos, Family Events, Corporate events and head shots SGI Injury Claims / scar photography ETC I am sorry but I do not book newborn but i can recommend a few good ones.

I shoot all my sessions to your prefrence . You choose the location where you are most comfortable (home, park, beach, garden, etc.). I do offer suggestions during the initial consultation. I do not put a time limit on sessions but you can plan on about 1-2 hour’s. There is enough time allowed for outfit changes and snack breaks (when the kiddos need it). You will receive a sneak peek (because I know we are both SO EXCITED to take a peek) within 7 to10 days of your session.

Prior to your session and in order to book a session with Static Memories Photography, a non-refundable retaining fee is due. This deposit will secure your spot. Your retaining fee can be paid by credit card, cash or check or over the phone. The remaining balance is due five days prior to your Session. If your scheduled session ends up being a downpour, I will happily reschedule for better weather. I look forward to working with you and capturing some special memories that will remain forever in your heart.

Q: I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC/ALWAYS LOOK WEIRD IN PHOTOS...

A: No worries! Do you know how many people have said that to us that you've seen on our website? Almost all of them. When we photograph you, we just want you to be yourselves. We'll be talking, laughing, walking around and getting into all sorts of fun, so you're going to feel comfortable and have a great time. We’ll find some spots with great light or a great backdrop and invite you to hang out there. And we photograph what unfolds. Because I believe photography can be organic. So, we may ask you to get close, cuddle, and put your arms around each other, hold hands, or whisper some sweet things into your loves’ ear. You’ll get to connect and love on each other and by the end; it'll feel like you just went on a great date.

Q: WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?

A: I use professional grade Nikon DSLR full frame cameras and lenses and also carry a backup. I have a variety of lenses, wide angle, zoom, portrait, and telephoto--basically, everything I need & more to do an awesome job with your photographs. I also have professional off-camera flash equipment for ceremonies & receptions that are in super dark spaces, though I often prefer to shoot off the ambient light, as it is less obtrusive.

 

 

WEDDING FAQS For Static Memories Photography

The abundance of information out there about wedding photography leads to many questions. Here are some answers to the most common questions I receive. Please take a moment to read through, it may give you a better idea if we are a good fit for each other!

Q: What do you love about photographing weddings

A: There is magic in the air on a wedding day. It’s the one-day in your whole life when all the people you love will come from all over and gather to celebrate you and your love. It’s an incredible thing to be part of. Sometimes we just can’t believe that this is our job! We love hearing personal vows and photographing happy tears at ceremonies. It’s awesome to see our couples’ stories and personalities shine out through how they choose to celebrate and even decorate--it’s different every time and it’s never boring. At the end of the day, we walk away more in love with each other. We think it’s the best.

Q: What do your wedding photography packages can include? 

A: All investments are available with the following options:

  • Second photographer
  • Custom thank you photo cards
  • Custom Cell phone app
  • Custom designed album
  • Extreme edited photos 
  • Additional hours
  • Pro Hair and makeup
  • Photo booth
  • ETC

Q: How long have you been doing what you do? How did you become a photographer?

A: A camera has been in my life for as long as I can remember (I received my first manual camera, a RCA point and shoot 35mm from my mom when I was 10) After years of being just a hobby I took the big step and made it a business I’ve been in business since 2005 and i enjoyed every minute of it.

Q: What is your approach to photographing a wedding? Can you describe your style?

A: If you are looking for a laid-back photographer who you can be comfortable with, one who pays attention to detail, loves pretty things, and will appreciate and find the beauty in you, your special day, and the special relationships you have with your family, friends, and fiancé, you’ve just described me! I wholeheartedly dedicate myself to you before, during, and after your wedding day to ensure you have the best and most enjoyable experience possible, and that you will love the results of your photography. I have endless energy and enthusiasm for everything I do, and this includes capturing special moments on your wedding day. I know when I should blend in and when I should take charge and direct. I strive to create photographs that illuminate the emotion, intimate details, fast-paced moments and joy of one of your most memorable days. I come prepared with top of the line professional equipment, including multiple camera bodies and numerous lenses. Whenever possible, I visit the ceremony and reception location beforehand, check the lighting, and do location scouting nearby to find great spots for portraits. As for my style, well, if you are fond of the photos on this site, then you will be thrilled with the photos I can capture for you. I enjoy creating wedding collections that explore variety and love the story-telling aspect of photographing a wedding. There is a beginning, middle, and an end and many pieces to the day. My coverage includes candid photographs throughout the day, creative portraits, details of all those pieces we love to drool over (the flowers, the décor the dress, the shoes, the jewelry!), group photographs, and of course the key emotional moments.

Q: How many images will I get?

A: The number of wedding images you receive depends on a few things such as how much coverage you have requested, the size of the wedding, how many guests there are and the complexity of the day’s events. On average I deliver approximately 80-100 images per hour of coverage.

Q: How long after our wedding until we get our photos?

A: During peak wedding season (April to October) photos are delivered approximately 15-20 weeks from your wedding date. After we photograph your awesome wedding, we carefully edit each and every shot that you pick with loads of love and attention to detail. We have high standards. Don’t worry though, we won’t hold your photographs hostage--we know what it feels like to wait for something like this. Your photographs are delivered to you and also backed up in cloud storage for 5 years.

Q: Do you use an assistant or a second photographer?

A: I regularly photograph weddings solo and am comfortable and confident navigating through the course of the day on my own while providing excellent coverage, however a second photographer may be added to any of my packages. A second photographer is able to capture scenes from different vantage points and can nicely supplement the photos I take. I work only with second photographers whose work I admire and who I would hire myself.

Q: What equipment do you use? Do you shoot film or digital? Do you have back up?

A: I use professional Nikon digital 35mm cameras and have multiple camera bodies, lenses, lighting, and memory cards as back up. I use digital cameras for their superior quality; Digital files also provide enormous creative opportunities through the digital development process.

Q: Will our wedding photos be retouched?

A: I edit each photo you choose for exceptional color correction, balance, and clarity. With regards to retouching skin, I retouch minimally and only things that wouldn’t normally be there (such as a cut, scratch, or blemish). I believe your wedding photos should look like you and not a plastic version of yourself! Alternatively, I believe in bringing out the best version of you with my attention to the natural light and positioning. That being said if there is something physical you’d like touched up or are self-conscious of, please feel free to let me know.

Q: Do you shoot engagement portraits?

A: Yes! Engagement sessions are a great way for us to get to know each other, offer you a chance to see how I work and let you get comfortable in front of the camera. I highly recommend them!

Q: Do you travel?

A: Yes! I am based in North Battleford SK, but love traveling and am happy to make my way to most any wedding destination you have arranged. If you were planning a destination abroad I would love to join! Contact me and we can talk about it.

Q: How do I book my wedding date?

A: Please contact me (info@staticmemoriesphotography.ca or call 306-481-4950) to see if I am available for your wedding date. In order to maintain the highest quality photography services for my clients I accept only a limited amount of commissions each year. A 50% non-refundable Retaing Fee as well as a signed agreement are required to secure your wedding date and time. Once these things are done you are officially booked!

Q: What to wear

I offer an unlimited amount of outfit changes. The most important piece of information is to wear clothes that make seasonal sense. If the weather is cold make sure to wear layers to stay warm. I want you and your family to be comfortable for our entire session. 

  • Your clothes should also reflect your personality and style.
  • For indoor sessions, it is best to choose solid colors. Wearing solid colors makes for the most timeless photos.
  • For outdoor sessions, choose colors that work well with the season. For instance, stay away from wearing a solid white shirt or pants in the winter; you might just blend in with a snow-bank. The most beautiful photos can be when you wear spring colors in the fall scenery. The contrasting colors will really make you stand out and give your photos that extra pop of color. 
  • Stay away from neon’s and over-tanning. Sometimes tanning can let off an orange hue and neon’s can do the same.
  • If you have a certain style or vision that you would like to include in our shoot, please leave me a little note in the ABOUT ME section when filling out your contract.
  • I do offer an unlimited amount of outfit changes so don't stress if you are going back and forth between a few outfits.
  • If you wear glasses, the lens should be taken out prior to our shoot unless otherwise discussed.
  • Tips: Sleeves help hide bigger arms, a belt can help accentuate your waistline, and tall shoes can do wonders for your legs!

For Families And Groups:

You should start with a general color of different shades to incorporate into all of your family’s outfits. Then add a patterned scarf or stripped shoe or polka dotted skirt. Next add an accent color to an outfit.

The whole matchy-matchy stuff is out! Just be yourself, show your style, and your outfits will look fabulous! If you need any help or suggestions please let me know! 

 

For Models 

I like to give everyone a range of looks so that you are able to use multiple shots for different marketing purposes. Looks can be shot commercial or fashion. I don’t put a limit on the number of shots I take and shoot until I feel we’ve gotten it covered. I will edit down the shoot to the top images.

Those images are put in an online gallery and the address is sent to you. You can forward this link to friends, agents, casting directors to get all the feedback you need. There is no time limit on selecting images.

PRO HAIR & MAKEUP

Hair and makeup is included in each session as an add on. I have an awesome team i work with you wont be disappointed, it is required for both men and women. We start natural and add makeup as we go, if needed. The makeup artist is there throughout the session in order to give you a range of looks, if needed. We ask that everyone come in with their hair clean and dry. For guys who grow decent scruff, you can come in with some growth and then you can shave after the first look, so bring your razor, unless we need it for the shoot.

PRO RETOUCHING

 After retouching is finished, the images are processed at high resolution, prepped for printing, and digitally delivered via Dropbox straight to your email. The headshots arrive in both color and black & white. If required!

WARDROBE STYLING

Play it safe with solid, dark colors. Or be creative with bright colors. The more you bring to your shoot the better it will be. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing it, don't bring it. If you find yourself questioning whether or not something will work, just bring it! I'll finalize the selections specifically to your needs.

Not really sure and still have questions? Contact me.

 

 

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