It's the emotion Adam conveys in his images that sets his wedding photography apart.
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Wedding Coverage Includes:
Adam Harpula as Lead Photographer + an Assistant Photographer
Hi Res Digital Images. Online Gallery. Printing Rights. And we deliver your images fast.
Full Wedding Day Coverage starts at 2699
Intimate Elopement Weddings are available starting at 1499
We also offer;
Same Day Slideshow: Adam will design a slideshow with music that includes images from getting ready all the way up to cocktail hour and display them immediately during your dinner. This is a hit with your guests and provides confirmation to you that Adam has accomplished creating images that will leave you breathless.
Intimate Photo Reveal Party & Digital Photo Album: Adam will design a slideshow and book a local restaurant with a chef or come to your home with a projector to reveal your images to you and your closest family to enjoy together and relive your wedding day together.
Albums & Prints: Adam has extraordinary design abilities to create a stunning album or custom framed image that will give you something amazing to show show your family and friends when they come over to visit.
Gentlemen deserves great photos too
It's no secret that photographers tend to favour photographing the Bride and for good reason. However, we believe that the Groom deserves incredible images too. Let us help make this day awesome for both of you.
We love your parents
It has probably been a long time since your parents have had a professional photo taken and we feel that they deserve extra special attention. We do not leave a wedding until we have taken a few extra special photos just for them. And so far, every parent and wedding couple has really loved that we take the time to do this.
Experience with many photographers
We work with, assist and share drinks with some of the best photographers and vendors in our area. It is a great way to build positive relationships and improve service for our clients. Let us know and we can match you up with the perfect connections.
We care about you
Adam pays attention to the fine details that you may not have even considered important; such as clearing the room of people, so that your Father can see you in your dress for the first time and share your emotions in private together. Adam encourages people to open up and express themselves honestly. Adam believes in fast, high quality service and is are always figuring out how to make the experience better for you. Adam wants to earn your business and prove to you each step of the way, that you made the right decision in choosing his services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sessions require a 25% retainer fee to reserve the date. The remainder is due 7 days before the session. Cash, cheque, email transfer or credit card.
Cheques payable to: Lighten Up Photography. E-Transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you work with a second photographer?
Yes we do. Our second photographer helps to provide a better quality of lighting. They back up the images throughout the day. They can also set up a same day slideshow of your best images from your wedding day. And of course, our second photographer will provide additional photographs to ensure the absolute best coverage possible. Many photographers split up during the getting ready photos to save time... We do not do that. We work as a team to photograph the Bride and Groom, ensuring higher quality service.
As well, if the lead photographer becomes injured or damages their camera, the second photographer can provide un-interupted coverage until the lead photographer is ready to go again.
How many pictures do we get?
It varies on the type and duration of the session. An estimated quantity will be discussed in advance and detailed in the contract. Typically we do provide as many as we can. We do not limit the number of photographers based on quality or price. We provide as many as we can minus duplicates.
Can we see the outtakes?
After receiving your images, you should feel confident that we have provided you with just about everything we could and we hold nothing back.
Do you edit every photograph?
We edit every photograph we provide. Editing involves making sure that the brightness and colour are professional, the images are straightened and cropped to look ideal and adjustments are applied overall for a quality finished look. As well we provide basic retouching to images as needed to fix obvious blemishes. We tend to favour colour images, but are happy to edit black & white on your request.
Should you attend our rehearsal?
It is not necessary. We have photographed many weddings and events in a large variety of locations and conditions. Typically within seconds we will have our lighting and settings dialed in. However, please let us know if there is anything unique that we should be aware of that we may need to see during the rehearsal.
Can our family and friends view, download and/or order prints?
Yes. We recommend that you collect emails on the invitations. This will give either us or yourself the ability to send out a link to the image gallery quickly and easily. You will get to decide if there are shots you’d rather not have accessible to them in the online gallery.
Can we give you a photo list?
Yes. We like to refer to it as a mood board, that we will discuss in advance to ensure we meet your style. At the same time, the majority of the requests we receive are already on our must have list.
Can our friends take photos and/or follow us around?
Yes. We welcome and encourage guest photography. However, they must be respectful of everyone's time, personal space and attention. We expect minor disruptions, but if it does get out of hand, we will ask for our space and expect you to have our back, should your guest be offended. The same rules apply should you want to allow one of your guests to shadow us.
Do you mind if my friend, X, who is a photographer re-edits the shots after delivery?
If we have communicated well, there should be no need for additional editing. If there is a need, please let us know so that we can handle it for you.
What do we need as the photographers?
We need time to photograph well. The majority of what we do can be achieved in a timely manner. However, the photography itself needs to be respected in concern with time. When necessary we can work quickly and under pressure with excellent results. Nonetheless, ample time will allow you to slow down, relax and be comfortable in front of the camera as well as, allow us to respect your vision and focus on the details. Therefore, depending on your needs, do not underestimate the amount of time needed to achieve the results.
Copyright, Licensing and Model Release:
A copyright, License and Model Release are designed to protect both the client and the photographer. We have full respect for your privacy. Details will be included in the contract and you will have full rights to print and use your images.
Any advice you can give us?
3 second First Kiss; and practice the night before. Don't wing it, this is the best kiss of your life!