You have questions
(but I wish you had pizza)
Q. WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER FOR WEDDINGS?
I am based in Reykjavik, Iceland. I am available all across Iceland and worldwide. If you are getting married overseas, I am available worldwide for weddings at a very competitive price.
Q. HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
Send me a message by clicking here! Once we have confirmed a date I will send over a contract which you can sign online. After that I will then send over an invoice that can be paid online to reserve your session or wedding date. All photoshoots require a 20% retainer to reserve the date.
Q. ARE THE DIGITAL IMAGES INCLUDED?
Yes! All of the sessions + packages include at minimum the fully edited digital images delivered in an online gallery for downloading and printing.
Q. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
Portrait sessions can be booked on a whim or up to a few months in advance. I do however advise you to book your wedding/elopement date as soon as you have a confirmed date to avoid any disappointment.
Q. WHAT’S IN YOUR KIT?
I primarily shoot with my Canon 5D Mark IV and a variety of prime lenses to give variety to your day. I do have a backup camera and extra lenses just in case anything happens.
Q. DO WE NEED TO SIGN A CONTRACT BEFORE YOU PHOTOGRAPH OUR ELOPEMENT/WEDDING/ENGAGEMENT..?
Yes, a contract is a must. Every client must sign a contract and leave a deposit in order to secure the booking. This is to protect both of us and make sure both parties are clear on all the details and what to expect when you hire me as your photographer.
Q. HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
I always promise at least 25 edited photos for shorter sessions, and at least 100 edited high resolution photos delivered in an online galley for elopements. It's hard for me to give an exact number of delivered pictures which is why I prefer to give a bottom estimate. Depending on the day, the couple and the conditions there might be more than 100 and in such cases I deliver all the quality ones.
Q. DO WE GET TO CHOOSE WHICH PHOTOS YOU EDIT AND DELIVER?
In a word - no! Let me tell you why. Wedding/Elopement photographer's take approximately one zillion photos during a wedding and believe me, I promise even you'd get bored looking through all of them and it would really take the magic and excitement out of receiving your finished gallery! I carefully select the best photos from the day to edit and deliver. I hate to admit this shocking truth, but not every photo a photographer takes are going to be absolute show stoppers. This can be for many reasons - Tourists might have walked into one of my shots by accident, you might have been doing a rather fetching half blink or your nose might have started to be snotty from the crazy Icelandic wind (it happens). Don't worry, you will still have more photos than you'll know what to do with. I also like to include some of the 'blooper' shots if they made me giggle while editing!
Q. WHAT’S ON YOUR WISH LIST?
My photography style is very relaxed, capturing the moments as they happen – when a couple gets in touch these are the magic words I look for: ‘fun’, ‘relaxed’, ‘adventurous’. I love alternative couples & non-conforming weddings. Same-sex marriages, elopements, unusual venues, outdoor wedding ceremonies, destination weddings, colourful wedding dresses, floral crowns… all of these & more, please.
Q. CAN WE SEE A FULL WEDDING THAT YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED?
Yes! I think it’s really important that you view a number of full elopement/wedding days to see the consistency in the photography throughout the day. For that reason I don’t have a highlights gallery, just full elopements/weddings and portrait in my Story gallery. Take a look through a few & I recommend looking at some that take place at a similar venue (or the same) as yours… enjoy!
Q. DO WE GET ANY PRINTS WITH OUR PACKAGE?
My package includes your digital files at a high resolution (which means you can print them however you wish). You get full printing rights included with your package & the file sizes are big enough to print even as wallpaper, if you feel so inclined!
Q. HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD WE BRING WITH US? WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
That depends on you. I would say usually two outfits work well. It’s better to have more options and a little diversity in your pictures. But then again, that's a personal choice, I'm sure you'll rock anything you wear. The most important thing is that you feel confident, and are comfortable during the session.
I would highly recommend dressing accordingly depending on the season. Icelandic weather changes notoriously fast and conditions can change from sweater to down jacket within an hour.
Layers are your biggest friend here!
Q. DO YOU CHARGE TAXES FOR TRAVEL AND OVER NIGHT STAY?
If your wedding/elopement/photoshoot is not in the area where I am based, you will have to pay extra for the travel expenses: tickets/gas/day tax/accommodation etc. But this varies of course, between sessions, so that’s why every final price is personalised based on your requests.