FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our most frequent q’s – have others? Give us a shout @ hello@oakandolive.ca

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We shoot for story + emotion over posed + perfect. But what does that really mean? We don't show up with expectations. There is no certain order that things need to happen, or a list of experiences you should be having. It's your job to focus on the day and be present with the people you've surrounded yourself with; it's our job to document that beautifully. Whether you're silly and loud or quiet and cuddly; whether you're getting married on your parents farm or in the church where you grew up - we'll document you in the moody + storytelling way we're so good at.

THE WAITING GAME

There's a 6 week turnaround on weddings, 3 week turnaround on engagement. (although, you'll be seeing some sneaks along the way!) All post-processing is handled by Jacquie, to keep things perfectly consistent and make sure everything falls into that O+O aesthetic. We shoot approx 60 - 75 images an hour. All images are given in a private online gallery, with download options for high rez + websize (watermark free, of course!).

PRINT YO PHOTOZ

We include the rights for printing in all our wedding collections because we believe 10000% that the images you have invested in deserve so much more than life on a hard drive. Remember floppy disks? (RIP) It won't be long before USBs are also obsolete. Print for your walls, in an album, for your grandma.. bring them to life! You also have the option to print through your online gallery (who doesn't love shopping from their couch?).

TIMELINE + LIGHT

We don’t expect you to know everything from the get go, and want you to know we are here to help! From helping to plan your day-of timeline, to offering location or vendor advice, we want to be as helpful as possible to ensure you guys are thinking about the right things.

As you might imagine, lighting plays a huge part in how we achieve consistent, beautiful, moody images. We'd love to consult on the timing of portraits/ceremonies, and give you recco's on how to add ambient light (read: string lights + candles) to your reception.

WHATCHA COST?

The majority of our bookings are for 8 hours - Jacquie's 8 hour collections start at $4000, and Becca + Jenessa's start at $3000. Engagement sessions can be added to any collection for $350. HST is additional to every collection.

In our contact form, we ask for your budget - we will always try to be flexible and change collections up to work with what you've budgeted. Weddings aren't a one-size-fits-all situation, and our pricing isn't either.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

A 50% retainer is due when we sign the contract to lock your date and officially make us your team. The remaining 50% is due just before your wedding (don't worry - we'll remind you!). Etransfer is our preferred payment method!

DO YOU TAKE FAMILY PHOTOS?

OF COURSE! It's true that we don't highlight family shots on our website + social media, but we definitely prep a list ahead of time and make sure all those beautiful portraits are shot. We value them, and we know you (and your mom) do too.

ARE THE PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE ONLY JACQUIE'S?

Nope! Jacquie is our primary photographer so there are a lot of her's - but the site is full of Becca + Jenessa's work as well. Once you inquire (DO IT!) we'll happily share photographer-specific galleries with you. But for fun, we did put together a post with all three of us mixed together - you can check it out on our about me page.

REQUESTED SHOTS

You've probably seen a Pinterest list of "must have shots for your wedding" or maybe even been told by the Knot or other trusted sources what your photographer "should" be shooting. While we appreciate guidance on what's important to your day (if you have a special relationship with Grandma, we want to know so we can highlight her all through the day!), we mostly want to focus on what's genuinely unfolding between you, your person, and your loved ones. We are masters of catching the inbetween, and we watch for moments - unscripted, unpinned, unplanned, and sometimes otherwise unnoticed.