Wedding FAQ

Wedding  FAQ

We realize it is hard to find a wedding photographer or cinematographer. So many questions. So many websites, and after a while, they all start to look the same.

While we would love for us to call or write us to discuss your questions, we want to be respectful of your time and collected the most frequently asked questions below.

Still have questions? Call us at 604.800.9209, or write us.


How much do I need to invest?

We hope you love our work as much as we loved creating it. We know that the question you most want to ask is "how much will it all cost?" 

Our wedding photography packages start from $3499 and deliver all that you might hope for, and more. To create our packages, we asked real brides and grooms what they wanted most from their photography. Then we designed our packages to give you just that – everything you want, adding in a few little things you won’t receive from anyone else. We have kept things simple and very flexible. If you want more or different, we have that too. Most importantly, our photography comes with a guarantee of quality that few can offer. 

We hope to meet you to find out more about your wedding. From small services to four day wedding events, we’ll provide you with beautiful photography in a package that suits you. So contact us for all the details. 


What is in your packages?

Contact us and we’ll send you all the details. We strongly recommend calling or coming in to meet with us. Package inclusions can be confusing, especially if you are comparing across photographers. Sometimes what sounds like the same thing, isn't.
We would love to explain to you exactly what each item in our packages is, so there is no confusion. Also, in case you like to have something different, we can do that, too. 

 


Do you travel outside of Vancouver?

Yes. We are based in Vancouver because we think it's one of the best places on earth. However, we will travel to anywhere in the world to take your wedding photos. There are no travel fees for the GVRD, including the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. Travel fees to other areas simply cover costs, so you will find us very reasonable. 


Will I meet you before the day?

Absolutely! To get the amazing images you see on this web site, we believe it is important for all of us to have met and "connected".

You need to like the person photographing you. After all - we will be with you all day on one of the most special days in your life. In most cases, you will spend more time with us than you will with any other vendor, aside maybe your wedding planner. You will meet with us before you book us, and then you will have complete access to us whenever you need in the lead up to, and after your big day. While we have a team of people here to support you, you will still receive personal attention from Nirvana and Maik. We couldn’t imagine it being any other way. 


Do you do a pre-wedding shoot?

Pre-wedding shoots are a casual, relaxed and fun way to get to know your photographer and become comfortable with having your photo taken. It is also a great way to celebrate your engagement. 
Comprehensive half-day and full-day pre-wedding shoots are available, all designed to suit your personality or your wedding theme. Simply contact the studio for more information. 


What will you be like on the day?

You will hardly notice we are there. We will discretely move around capturing images – sometimes you’ll notice us at work, other times you won’t. It will be a great pleasure to meet your family and friends. We will make them feel comfortable having their photo taken and treat them with courtesy and respect. We will deal with any situation that arises with professionalism and calm. With our experience, we will know what to do to keep you smiling all day long. 

We will politely and good humouredly take control when we need to, and we will blend into the crowd when the focus should be on you. Our greatest pleasure is showing you photos that you didn’t even know we took – the little moments you felt but didn’t see. 


What if the weather is bad?

Don’t worry! Some of the most amazing images have come from a stormy day with the bridal party huddled under an umbrella as the rain falls around them. This is where our experience really pays off. Our aim is to maximize the opportunities that present themselves. Every wedding is unique and yours will have many amazing moments worth capturing, whatever the weather! 


How long will you stay?

Every wedding is different. We have photographed everything from short civil ceremonies through to multi-day extravaganzas. Nirvana Photography Studios gives you the flexibility to choose the coverage that’s right for you. We will be there for you for as long as you want us to be there, you won’t pay for time that you don’t need. You won’t have to be worried about what we are doing all night. If you are running a little late we won’t put down our camera and leave. Rest assured we will be there to capture those special moments. The decision on how long we stay is yours. 

I’m ready to book you for my wedding. How do I do that?

Simply call or email us (weddings@nirvanaphotostudio.com) to advise us you would like to book. A deposit and completed booking agreement will guarantee us for your wedding date. It's really is that simple. 


How far ahead do I need to book?

Some wedding dates are very popular and can book out up to two years in advance. Others are still available at last minute. The great thing is that we have more than one professional photographer on our team, so the chance that your date is still available has multiplied! Contact us with your date and we will check availability. 


I like what I’ve read about Nirvana Photography Studios but I want to find out more. How can I do that?

Visit our blog or Facebook page and you'll see as some of our more recent work. We would also love to meet with you. Visit us in our studio, or if you live outside of Vancouver, we can "meet" over the phone or on Skype.