FAQ and some awesome reasons to hire me





Frequently Asked Questions

I have put together many frequently asked questions below. Transparency along with many other factors has created my success. I believe in fabulous communication and providing a high level of customer service. Calgary wedding photographers or Banff, Canmore or destination Wedding Photographers should be able to assist with any questions you might have. If you have more questions than I've listed below, please drop me an email, or phone me. I'd love to hear from you..


Question:
How many weddings do you photograph per year?

Answer:

I stop at 25 weddings per year as I want to be fresh for your wedding day. Imagine hiring a photographer who just photographed a 12 hr wedding the day before your very important wedding day.. What you'll likely receive is a tired photographer who is not creative. If you're wanting a “run of the mill" photographer who isn't artistic then you won't mind someone who is photographing back to back weddings. I certainly do not to run my business this way as I value the importance of such a special day. Being tired is not an option, you're way too important to me.



Question:
How long does it take to see our photographs after our wedding day? 

Answer:

Your images are ready to be seen within 8 weeks. You receive your album in 3 months. Your images and album shouldn't be an anniversary gift.



Question:
Tell me a little something about yourself? 

Answer:

I am from London England so yes, I've a funny brit accent :) I'm married to Tammy my beautiful wife and I also have two amazing baby boys called Charlie and Henry. I understand how it feels to prepare for your big day and to be married. The journey is amazing :) Click here to learn more



Question:
Do you communicate with us throughout our journey or will you ignore us once booked?

Answer:  

I love communication, I certainly won't ignore you. I truly encourage communication as the more I know about your day the better I can cover it. Email, phone or Skype me, my communication doors are wide open :)

Your day is beyond important and you are unique. I listen and I answer your questions. You are preparing one of the most important days of your life. I'm here for you and this is your day. 



Question:
Are you a member of any major affiliations that are internationally recognized plus really important ones. You know the big ones that are really hard to get into?

Answer:

Great question. I am so very proud to be a member of 5 incredibly important groups: 


ISPWP - Only the best photographers in the world can be a member of this group
CBA - Calgary's own membership. Only professionals can be a member of it
WPPI - Wedding international group - HUGE
FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS - Wow, this one is mind blowing to be part of
PWPC - This is Canada's photographic professionals membership 



Question:
I always feel stiff in front of the camera, will you help me relax?  

Answer:

Feeling stiff in front of the camera is a fear of many clients. With my approach you can relax allowing your love for each other to be captured 



Question:
What is your style of photography? 

Answer:

Fine Art, Fashionable, Timeless, Fun
Not just a run of the mill photography. Your images are art and my clients who book me love and respect incredible photography 



Question:
Do you specialize in weddings and engagement shoot? 

Answer:

I love photographing weddings. 99% of my work are weddings, I breath weddings, I research weddings, I am your wedding day and engagement photography specialist 



Question:
Will "YOU" be our photographer or will your associate photograph our wedding day? 

Answer:

No surprises, you hire me and that's who you get, no assistant or associate photographer. You hire the best, you get the best. 



Question:
Do you have a second photographer? 

Answer:

Due to my photography being a creative art, my clients who book me want my vision when taking the shot so I'm pleased to let you know that I will be the photographer on your day. In general, second photographers are principally non professionals and are often beginners, weekend warriors, or even a husband and wife fill in helper who often work along a main photographer. When I'm hired, my clients are hiring me for my particular look and vision that I'm able to capture which no second photographer can capture.
Your wedding day is too important to be left in the hands of non professional. I want to create totally awesome imagery for you for your wedding day. The clients who book me simply love my work and that's what they receive on their wedding day. 



Question:
Okay, you don't have a second photographer but do you have an assistant? 

Answer:

Yes, absolutely, my assistant assists me all with gear and lighting so that I can focus on capturing amazing moments throughout your day. So much goes on behind the scene in making my shots come together it's truly quite amazing. 



Question:
What about pricing, can you tell me more? 

Answer:

Absolutely, I'd love to.
Just contact me and I'll phone you to chat about your unique wedding day plans.
Click here to contact me. 



Question:
What about the digital images, do I get these? 

Answer:

You can purchase the images with the basic adjustments made to them only being color corrected, straightened, and brightened. The fully edited images can be purchased within a story book or individual prints. Please think of my editing skill like a painter, they are my personal strokes applied to them. For this reason these highly retouched edited images are the property of Geoff Wilkings Photography. Most clients invest in a gorgeous story book and some wall art showcasing their amazing day. If clients purchase the basic edited photos it's purely to have them stored into their safe. 



Question:
Do you offer a Story Book within any of your collections? 

Answer:

Imagine investing into professional photographic services and you end up with your images on a flash drive. What will you do with them? Most people have no idea what to do with them and most importantly they won't do a thing with them i.e. you'll never look at again. You won't develop any photos (okay maybe one), or you'll pop to a cheap lab to have a stunning image destroyed by inferior printing standards (ie it'll fade if not printed correctly by using archive quality inks and paper). I ask you, what was the point in hiring a professional unless something is done professionally with your stunning images. For this reason (and a few more) is why I include a story book within all collections. I want you to have something that is amazing to take away and thoroughly cherish. My clients LOVE these their story books and are worth every penny. 



Question:
Do you have insurance?  

Answer:

Yes yes yes and yes. Absolutely yes. Who wouldn't in this day and age. To me, not having business insurance is like driving a car with no insurance. It's extremely incompetent, unprofessional and a liability. If your vendor requires a copy of my insurance I would be happy to provide a copy. 



Question:
Do you offer an engagement session? 

Answer:

Absolutely, I love engagement or “connection" sessions. They're amazing. The benefits from an engagement shoot is mind blowing. I teach you how to be photographed and look awesome. Yes you end up with engagement photographs however what you learn allows you to be super comfortable in front of the camera for your wedding day. 



Question:
Do you travel? 

Answer:

Yes yes and yes. I love to travel. Love it… I was raised in England and left 20 years ago when I was 21 years of age. When I left, I simply traveled for 5 years and feel in love with the Canadian Rockies and New Zealand. I decided to emigrate to Canada 12 years ago and wow it's been one amazing journey. Travel is a big part of my life. 

I am definitely an international traveler so if you're planning to host your wedding day anyway in the world and would like to hire me, the answer will likely be yes. 



Question:
Where are you located? 

Answer:

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I lived in Canmore, Alberta for 10 years so I I'm fully up to speed with all those cool locations to shoot in the the Canadian Rockies. The reason why I now live in Calgary is for a number of reasons one being my wife (Tammy) works here and I'm super busy as a photographer. It just makes sense living here right now. 



HAVE YOU MORE QUESTIONS?

Awesome, I'd love to hear from you.


EMAIL: info@geoffwilkings.com

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Phone: 403.826.9927 (Canada)





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Calgary wedding photographers
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