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Frequently Asked Questions

To assist you, we have created this list of frequently asked questions to help you know what to expect when choosing a photographer you can be confident in. 

**Disclaimer: Rates and fees in this FAQ are based on our survey results and are for informational purposes only. There may be photographers charging more or less than stated.


What should I look for in a Professional?
What does it take to be an Accredited photographer?
What is the difference between copyright release and a print release?
Who owns copyright to my images?
Can I use any image I find online for my own website or other commercial purposes
What should we wear to our session?
Why do I need professional headshots instead of doing one myself with my phone?
What happens if I have a terrible experience with my photographer?
How often should we have professional family portraits taken?
How long does a session usually last?
Why does a photographer charge what they do for an 8x10 when I can just print it locally for $2?
What is the benefit of investing in a professional photographer?
What is the benefit of hiring a PPOC Accredited Photographer?
What questions should I ask when looking for a wedding photographer?
Why don’t some photographers sell all the files?
What can I expect to pay for a portrait session?
What's the difference between a Professional Photo-lab and Consumer Photo lab?
What can I expect to pay for Professional Wedding services?
How much should I expect to spend on portraits?
Don’t all photographers give portrait session files?
What things should I look for when looking for a portrait photographer?
When should we have newborn photos taken?
I'm not happy with the portraits my photographer took. What can I do?


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

What questions should I ask when looking for a wedding photographer?

Are you insured with at least 2 million dollars of liability?
Do you have a back up plan if you get sick?
Do you bring at least two sets of equipment with you in case of failure?
Do you have a legal contract I can view?
Will YOU be the person photographing my wedding?
What is your turnaround time for my wedding images?
What do your packages include?
Are you an Accredited Wedding Photographer?
How long have you been a Wedding Photographer?
What are your payment options?
Ask if you can have an in-person meeting to see if they are the right fit for your big day.
Do you have testimonials/ reviews/ references?
Will you provide the digital files or an album?

What can I expect to pay for Professional Wedding services?

From our latest Benchmark survey, a sampling of industry trends from all Canadian photography markets, wedding photography typically costs between **$1000 and $5000 .  Of course, there are some who charge less, and others may charge more.  Typically, you will obtain a much more experienced and skilled photographer at the higher end.



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