SERVICE RATES

rates and details for our wedding services

Black and white image of a bride putting the wedding band on her new husband's hand by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca

Should you be looking for a service or offering not included on this list, please contact me and I would be more than happy to provide it for you at a competitive rate. I've done away with the 'preformed packages' that a lot of photographers offer - I'd rather give you all the options to build the exact wedding coverage package you want, along with numerous savings on the way at certain thresholds, like an engagement shoot included after your quote reaches $1600 and a Second-Shooter included when your quote reaches $1100.

Get a full wedding services information package as PDF download here, including sample quote, sample model release, and contracts for photo, video and additional services.

Pre-Ceremony Photography Coverage : $449
Pre Ceremony coverage includes time to photograph with both the bride and groom at their respective locations on the morning of the special day. There are many important photo opportunities that come from this time of the day and it should not be left out.

Ceremony Photography Coverage : $899
Ceremony Photography captures all of the magic at your Church or Outdoor ceremony and includes the time for formal and posed portraiture afterwards at locations of your choosing.

Reception Photography Coverage : $549
The Reception photography coverage nets a bunch of great photos from, loving gazes during first dances, Bridal Tears during her Mother's speech, fun photos of the children running about, cake cuts, garter and bouquet tosses and all the dance floor mayhem. The reception is where you get all the fun 'party' photos.

"Second Shooter" Coverage : Free!
You don't even have to ask. I always bring a second shooter for any wedding quoted at $1100 or more. I always work with the same second photographer, so they share my style and it keeps us working fluidly during your special day.

Wedding Videography : $700 with any Photography Package (or $999 all day video coverage without photo)
If you are hiring me for your wedding photography, I will offer you a special discount on your wedding videography as well! A flat rate of only $600 for the day's coverage when you order it in conjunction to your photography package. If you are looking for video but not photo, there may be an adjusted rate for video services. Please note that this is the rate for our time only, for video you must add on one of the two delivery options below; a cinematic edit, or the raw footage delivery.

Wedding Video Cinematic Edit : $350
One of the two delivery options for your wedding videography. Remember your special day together through a hollywood-style cinematic video edit. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth a million. Contact me for some examples of the cinematic video edits I've delivered because I like to keep these private. Your cinematic video edit will help you relive all of the most amazing and memorable moments of the day, and the same for all of those who weren't fortunate enough to make it there in person, or onto your guest list. Cinematic Edits are typically ~15 minutes in length.

Wedding Video RAW Footage Delivery : $300
The other option for delivery of your wedding videography. This option includes every uncut frame and angle of video captured on your special day, and including all of the high quality audio. This is a great option for couples who are skilled in video editing, or just don't want to miss a second of their day. For a typical wedding day of video coverage we end up with upwards of three hours of footage, so there will be no shortage of video for you to watch and enjoy with this option.

Hardcover Wedding Photo Album : $200 + $100 Each Additional Album
Professional printed and bound hardcover wedding albums make a great lasting memory of your wedding in this digital age. All the photos on a disc or USB drive are great, but something tangible like a book with pages you can flip through are really something else. Each album is a 12"x12" hardcover and full colour professionally printed and bound book containing a minimum of 20 pages that walk you through the day in a photojournalistic style, again and again. They make great gifts for parents of the bride and groom as well. So the first $200 gets you the layout of your book plus the first print, and each additional printing of the book is only $100 each.

All Digital Photos Delivered : $299
I wouldn't ever dream of keeping your photos from you or charging you for them one by one, especially after the lengths I'll have gone through to create them all. So I will be more than happy to provide you with all the images from the day. I will make sure its hassle free for you - you will always have the rights to print them anywhere you like, at any time you like and they will be free of watermarks. All of your wedding photos will be delivered as high resolution JPEG files, on a disc or USB drive (depending on the length of your coverage day). Typical wedding days net well over one thousand images, so I'll also make sure they are nicely organized for you when you get them - by the time of day and how visually compelling they are (from the photographer's point of view of course).

Single Photos Edited and Delivered : $5
If you're looking for a more affordable alternative to the 'all photos delivered' option, then you can opt to purchase digital photos individually, fully edited, at a rate of $5/per.

Pre-Date Engagement Photo Session: $149
Engagement photo sessions give us a chance to get to work together on a date before your wedding day. You, as the bride and groom will get an insight to my photography style. We will work on some poses this day that will help you fall into them more naturally on your wedding day. Images from engagement photo sessions are delivered promptly and make excellent compliments to custom gust books, reception slide show displays, save the date cards, wedding invitations or websites and much more. Engagement photo sessions are included without charge on all wedding packages exceeding $1600. Twenty digital images edited and delivered are included with your engagement portrait session.

Reception Mobile Portrait Studio: $450 set up fee plus $3/per guest in attendance
We can take care of your reception party favours with an incredibly fun mobile portrait studio for your guests. We take photo booths one step further and bring an entire mobile studio, not just a camera with an on-board flash, we use professional lighting techniques, backgrounds, computer and professional printer, along with all sorts of fun props to capture all the fun your guests are having and then provide them each with a 4x6 print to take home, a web gallery, and of course you get all the photos too for a unique way of capturing the fun all of your guests had on your special day that makes a beautiful slideshow, or even a fun little flip book to print. Please ensure your venue has space at least 8'x14' near an electrical outlet for our mobile portrait studio.

Invitations : 30% Off!
I've partnered with www.basicinvite.com to get my wedding photo and video clients a very special 30% discount on any custom-made invite order they may have. That makes for some huge savings on a beautiful product your guests will love to receive in the mail! All you need to do is book with me and mention you're interested in getting a deal on invites!

Your Privacy : Always Free and Always Guaranteed
The photos of your special day are your own to keep. You won't ever catch me creating public Facebook albums from your wedding no matter how much I love the photos. I may share a handful on a wedding website like this one as a showcase of my work and skill for other prospective bride and grooms, but I will always respect the privacy you're entitled to.

Your Satisfaction : Always Guaranteed
I will work tirelessly to complete your wedding photos from the moment your special event is done, until the moment you have the photos, albums and videos in your hand and you are completely satisfied. Plain and simple. Your photos and videos are guaranteed to be ready within 31 calendar days after your wedding.

Deposits: at 30%
In order for us to hold and guarantee your date in our calendar, we ask for a 30% non-refundable deposit which will reflect on your final bill.

Contract:
No where does it say that a contract for your wedding photography and video services needs to be filled with hard to understand legal jargon. For every wedding, I provide a clearly stated, 'plain-english' binding contract so we can be sure we are all on the same page about what will happen before, during and after your special wedding day.

Sound Equipment Rentals: $200
If you're putting your own venue together, we have professional sound equipment you can rent which we purchased for our own wedding. Microphone and stand, speakers, mix board, amplifier plus all the cables to make sure everyone can hear you. We are not a DJ service, you should still have someone who can operate it all for you and your own selection of music. It can accept and mix audio from two stereo inputs plus two microphones.

Travel within Ontario : Free!
Travel within Southern Ontario is included for any wedding quoted at or over $2000!

Destination Weddings : Always a Case by Case Basis
Due to the nature of traveling out of the country for work, it can be hard to guarantee rates, or specific services I can provide for the simple reason that not every country permits the same amount of photographic equipment to travel with an individual, in addition to the logistical planning of getting certain pieces of equipment packed into luggage, etc. For that reason every destination wedding is on a case by case basis. It is recommended that you give me as much advance notice as possible in order for me to do my due diligence and have all necessary travel documents filled, submitted and approved before your wedding date.

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