Hello soon-to-be newlyweds!
Congratulations, you’re in love!
Thank you so much for your interest in my services. I am so excited about the possibility of photographing your wedding.
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important aspects of wedding planning. Your photographer will be your trusted expert as the day approaches, your close companion and art director throughout the big day and someone with whom you can connect, relax and feel comfortable throughout it all. Together, we will collaborate, have fun and create dreamy images that capture and preserve all the amazing moments from your wedding. I strive to make sure that being photographed is a joyful experience that will enhance your big day, and never distract from it.
I’ve created this page so you know exactly what to expect during your experience with me. I have a process that I’ve developed carefully by working with my treasured clients, and I would love to take you through it. Let’s go!
TELL ME YOUR DETAILS. Let me know where and when you’re getting married, and—most importantly—to whom!
CONFIRM AVAILABILITY. I’ll let you know if your date is currently available in my calendar. Fingers crossed that it is!
LET’S TALK. We find a time to chat, either in person or over the phone/skype/facetime and get to know each other. I would love to hear all your details, and learn about your vision for your wedding day. This is also when you can ask me any questions you may have, and tell me what you are looking for in your photographs. Hopefully we’re a great fit for each other!
MAKE IT OFFICIAL. When you’re ready to secure your booking, you choose the amount of photography coverage and any à la carte options that are the perfect fit for you, then sign your contract online and send your retainer. Once those items have been received, you’re officially booked!
WALK-THROUGH. We touch base a few weeks before the big day to go over any final details or questions and fine-tune the timeline of your day. I call this my wedding day walk-through. If you’re working with a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, I can do this with them if you prefer.
WEDDING DAY!! The big day finally arrives and I spend the day capturing all the fun. This is by far the best part!
Your wedding day vision
Everyone is different, and no two weddings are ever the same. I want to know what inspires you. Tell me about how you met, fell for each other, and what your ideal wedding day might be like. I’d also love to hear about your everyday life together. Learning about you and the things you love informs the way I’ll approach your day. The more you share with me, the better I can tailor my approach to your interests and aesthetic. Also, I love hearing about your wedding’s setting, theme, colour palette and any other details you might have up your sleeves.
After all the dreaming and the planning, your big day finally arrives and it will be everything you wanted it to be and so much more. After the wedding, you’ll bask in newlywed bliss. Then, a short while later, your photos will arrive and you’ll get to live it all over again. It’s the best!
You will receive your wedding photos within one month of your wedding date // I edit every image for brightness, contrast, and composition // I retouch close-up portraits // All photos are taken in colour, then some are converted to black and white based on what looks best stylistically.
I create a photography experience that will make you look and feel amazing. I continually strive to produce images that are an authentic reflection of the people in them. It’s my job to make sure you look fabulous, and feel completely comfortable while you’re having your photos taken.
My approach is a mix of directed portraits (portraits of both partners individually and as a couple, family, and wedding party) and photojournalism (the rest of the event). I offer lots of direction so that you will feel totally at ease during your portraits, and so that we can complete the process more efficiently. Then, as your ceremony begins, I assume the role of a photojournalist and blend into the background. I will spend the duration of the event capturing moments as they naturally unfold.
Of course, you are more than welcome to come talk to me and request posed photos during the reception as well! As the evening goes on, brides and grooms sometimes request a few stolen moments of romantic, posed photos just outside of the reception as well.
I am focused and serious, but I love to laugh and will bring my sense of humour along with my A-game // Helping camera shy people feel comfortable and confident is my specialty // I believe having your portrait taken should not only be painless—it should be one of your favourite parts of the day! I do my all to make sure that’s the case.
Your wedding photography experience
Believe it or not, you will spend more time with your photographer than any other vendor or guest. For this reason, it’s important that you chose a photographer with whom you feel comfortable. It’s so important to me that you love your entire wedding photography experience. I will work closely with you every step of the way, with lots of clear information and communication about what to expect from booking to wedding day to the delivery of your images and any printed products you may choose.
THE PERFECT PACKAGE
The most popular choice of my clients
8 hours Wedding Day coverage + Fine Art linen-bound album
$4200 + gst
Wedding Day Coverage
When you are ready to book, simply choose the amount of coverage that suits your needs. From there, you can make your selections from the à la carte menu. Coverage includes photography by Dallas and an assistant photographer. If your wedding has under 50 guests, Dallas will shoot solo.
6 hours Wedding Day coverage — $3000
8 hours Wedding Day coverage — $3400
10 hours Wedding Day coverage — $3800
Full-Day (14 hours) coverage — $4600
Friday-Sunday hourly rate (for weddings under 6 hours) - $400/hour
Weekday hourly rate (for weddings under 6 hours) — $300/hour
Additional coverage: If you need more time on your wedding day, you’re welcome to add time above and beyond your collection. Additional wedding day coverage can be added to any collection of 6 hours or more for $150 per half hour or $300 per hour. Prices listed do not include tax.
ONLINE GALLERY + HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES
Included in your investment are digital versions of your wedding images, printable up to 8x12”. They will be delivered to you through an online gallery that you can share with family and friends. From the gallery, you can download your beautifully edited photos in print-ready high resolution to your own computer. You can also order lovely prints and other products straight from your gallery if you wish.
A la carte menu
An engagement session is the perfect warm-up for wedding photography. Not only does it give you an opportunity to relax in front of the camera, but it also provides beautiful images that you can use for your save the dates, wedding invitations, or to display at your wedding.
Where did you first fall in love?
Where do you feel most comfortable?
What are some of your favourite places?
What do you like to do together?
If you’re interested in an engagement session, we’ll work together to find a location that is meaningful for you.
Engagement sessions last approximately 90 minutes // Included in your session is a pre-shoot consultation // I will happily give you styling suggestions and help you choose looks that suit you and your partner // You will receive 50-60 images, delivered to you in high resolution via your beautiful online gallery // The rate above is for engagement sessions in the greater Edmonton area, though I am always happy to travel elsewhere!
Fine Art albums
Handcrafted in Canada
Creating wedding albums to display your images is one of the most important parts of my job. As you’ve seen, all wedding collections include high resolution images, but having a beautiful, tangible product to hold and cherish is the goal. Albums are the best way to share your wedding photographs with family and friends, and are made to last a lifetime. I offer a range of styles and price points to provide you with options.
Leather-Bound album — $1199
The highest-quality handcrafted album out there, discovered through extensive research. It’s the Rolls Royce of wedding albums, and what I chose for my own wedding album. The leather-bound archival album is sure to become an heirloom.
Linen-Bound album — $1099
The linen-bound album boasts the same top quality craftsmanship and thick pages as its leather cousin, but its soft linen cover lends it a subtle and sophisticated vibe.
Premium Flat album — $499 10x10 / $399 8x8
The premium flat book is the most simple of the three options. It’s a wonderful choice for an album of your engagement photos, but it also makes a statement as a wedding album for you, or as a thank-you album for your parents.
All of the above albums are stunning, lay-flat books printed on highest quality paper. Each one is 10x10 inches in size and includes 15 spreads (30 pages) and up to 50 images of your choice.
Engagement Guestbook — $399
An 8x8” album of images from your engagement session, designed with extra space for guests to write their congratulations at your wedding. A modern way to receive your guests’ best wishes.
Add additional images to any of the albums for $30/image. Additional sizes are available, so don’t be shy to ask about smaller options.
Prints and other heirlooms
All images printed by Dallas Curow Photography are carefully retouched and processed by a professional lab using the highest quality materials available. Most sizes can be ordered right from your online gallery and shipped to you.
FULL- RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES
If you plan to do you your own large-format printing, you can purchase each file in maximum resolution for $20 per image.
Additional sizes available for both prints + canvas wraps. Please inquire!
I’m based in Edmonton, but I love to travel and am almost always open to shooting weddings outside of the city. I am available Canada-wide whenever my schedule allows. Travel fees are applied to weddings outside of the Edmonton/Calgary area. Travel fees are in addition to the photography package price and are used to cover the cost of flight, hotel and rental car or other transportation to the wedding destination.
Alberta (more than 100 km outside of Edmonton or 50 km outside of Calgary) - $300
British Columbia/Saskatchewan/Manitoba - $650
Ontario/Quebec - $700
Maritimes - $1000
Frequently asked questions
How do we book you?
To confirm your wedding date, a non-refundable retainer of $500 (+ tax) and online contract signed by both partners is required. Retainers are payable by e-transfer, cash or credit card.
Can you customize a package for us?
Yes, absolutely! This is why I offer an à la carte menu, so you can choose only the options that best work for you. You can add additional hours to any amount of coverage, and choose to stick with the digital files included in wedding day coverage, or add any products or additional shoots you’d like.
How many photos are included?
You will receive approximately 75 images per hour of photography coverage (e.g. 8 hours equals a minimum of 600 images). Engagement sessions include 60-65 images.
When will we receive our images?
Very soon! Your complete gallery will be delivered within one month of your wedding date! Engagement sessions will be delivered within two weeks time. Of course, you’ll see a wedding sneak peek within a week of your wedding date to tide you over in the meantime!
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
If there’s anything else you’re wondering about, just let me know by getting in touch! You can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to chat, to tell me more about your big day, or to get to know me better, we can set up a time to meet for coffee, skype/facetime, or talk over the phone.
Choosing your photographer
One way I ensure that my couples enjoy the best photographic experience possible is through forming a strong relationship with you. I try my best to make sure that we are the perfect fit before officially booking. Partners should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be truly excited about going the whole process with them!
Whoever you choose to capture your big day, I would encourage you to ensure that you establish a personal connection with them and make sure you feel 100% confident that they are the person you want by your side when you tie the knot. Make sure you love their portfolio, their approach (e.g. do they help with direction and posing or do they have a purely “fly on the wall” style of shooting?) and most importantly, make sure you enjoy their overall vibe and interpersonal style so that you know they will take excellent care of you and make a great impression on your guests.
Ready to book?
When you’ve made your decision and are ready to move forward with booking, here’s how it works:
A retainer of $500 and signed contract secure your date // Additional travel fees may be added depending on your location; details will be provided // I will gladly provide you with a quote for custom coverage upon request.
I’m so very glad you contacted me. Enjoy this season of engagement and get excited about your wedding because it’s going to be fabulous! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life and that’s all that really matters. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you!