Frequently Asked Questions

How would you describe your style?

Photojournalistic. Classic. Editorial. Candid. But seriously… enough with the labels. We focus on capturing compelling moments between two people in love with our signature film-style look. Outside of that we just want to have fun and see you two joyfully live in the moment.

Who are the Photographers?

It’s us every time! Shane + Jenny. Hit up our “about” section for the skinny on us.

What’s the benefit of a husband and wife team?

You are not just getting one photographer and an assistant, but two professional photographers who know each other intimately and can often communicate with barely a sound. Sort of like ninjas if you please. Most photographers hire a second shooter and just sort of use whoever is available. The problem is that there can be a drastic difference in shooting styles and skill levels which can be very noticeable in your final images. We offer cohesiveness. There are other reasons too, so be sure to ask when we meet.

Where are you based?

We currently live in St. Catharines, Ontario right in the heart of the Niagara region.

What types of Photography do you do?

We primarily focus our attention on weddings these days, but we do enjoy commercial work and artistic projects if they interest us. 

Shane also does graphic design work from time to time. 

We know… totally unrelated.

Is an engagement session really necessary?

We believe it is. For us, it’s proven to be a vital part of the process allowing us to build rapport and ensure you are totally at ease by the time your wedding day rolls around. We prefer showing up to the wedding as friends, not just the hired help. For these reasons, we include a complimentary engagement session in all of our collections. 

How much time do you recommend for engagement sessions?

We don’t technically put a time limit on our engagement sessions. They typically last anywhere from 45 minutes up to 1.5 hours. 

We always shoot these in Niagara within the last 90 minutes before sunset. The light is optimal then, and we are usually picky about the weather because, unlike a wedding day, we can move it if need be.

What should I wear to my engagement session?

Jenny has some great suggestions on our Pinterest board. CLICK HERE

Can I bring my dog to the engagement session?

No! Mic drop… just kidding! 

You do still wanna talk, right? haha 

Seriously, you are more than welcome to bring your dog, but we have some simple guidelines. We do love dogs and have a Bichon (named Gordie) ourselves!

What is a first look?

A first look is where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. It’s essentially a sneak peek. This can be such a special and intimate moment. It allows for time to take portraits of you lovebirds prior to the ceremony. 

We’ve captured some amazing moments here fueled with emotion, highly recommended. 

No pressure though, totally your call. However, if you have a late-day ceremony this is a great option to do all of the major stuff {getting ready, family, wedding party and bride & groom shots etc…} before the ceremony. This will ensure there is adequate available light for shooting because flash is ugly in comparison.

What gear do you use?

We shoot Canon. We won’t bust into the nerd talk. If you want to know more just ask.

Do you split up on the wedding day?

Nope, we sure don’t. We stay together from start to finish and we have some great reasons why. Let’s be sure to chat about this when we get together for a consultation!

Do you use social media?

Do we EVER! You can check us out on Facebook, and Instagram. Twitter is stupid! We know that was so negative. Sorry. I guess we find it hard to believe that someone actually cares about what we’re doing and/or eating every day.

How long have you been married?

20 wonderful years {three kids and a dog later}… thanks for asking. We are still in love!

What do you guys like to do when you’re not taking photos? 

Shane loves drumming, hiking, biking, getting down and crazy with the kids, bonfires, burgers, movies, music, reading, graphic design, tennis, and hockey of course. 

Jenny loves cooking, reading, baking, dinner parties, pinterest, music, jeopardy, pizza, activities with the kids, bonfires, and kickin’ it in her jammies {aka: cozy time}.

How long have you been shooting?

Shane – 18 years & Jenny – 13 years < Shane taught Jenny

How many photos will I get?

A lot. That does depend for the most part on how much time you have us for and the flow of your day. Let’s talk more about this when we meet.

Will all of my photos be retouched? 

Yep! We don’t let any images leave our studio without some Reed love. We only want our best work to represent us.

How long after the wedding before we get our photos?

We guarantee your images will be delivered in 12 weeks. Say what?? However, if something crazy like a family vacation or mount everest of back-to-back weddings happens, we may require another couple of weeks. Fret not… we’ll keep ya in the loop!

How many weddings do you shoot each year? 

We do take a limited number of commissions per year for various reasons. We typically don’t go past a dozen these days, and they book up fast. We want to give our full attention to each client and strive for excellence in both quality and service. This also means it is really personal to us. 

We need the connection to be there and to feel a chemistry between us that we believe will make magic happen on your wedding day. Just as much as you are choosing us, we are also choosing you. 

Can I have/purchase the RAW files?

Nope! Sorry, we don’t sell RAW files because as mentioned above we only want our best work {retouched by us} to represent us. Also, if you’ve seen a RAW file you’d know that they look pretty grey, flat, and all-around rough looking. It’s sort of like asking an author if you can have the original manuscripts of their book, unedited and unformatted including the pages that didn’t even make the book.

What are your rates?

Check out our investment area for a starting at price, and contact us for detailed pricing.

I’m ready to book, now what?

Read the steps below and then hit us up on the CONTACT FORM.

What is required to lock in my date?

We require three things to lock in your date. 1) a paid retainer 2) a signed contract 3) a good hug 

Ok, really just two things, but hugs ARE awesome!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept email money transfers, cash, cheque, and CC payments through Paypal. 

*Paypal payments will require an additional 3% added to your total to cover their fees. Dirty Paypal!

Thank you for reading through our FAQ. If you have any other questions please fire away, and who knows… if they’re good enough, you may even make the FAQ.




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