I lived on the west coast of Canada for three years. That's why you'll often see mountains in my wedding photographs. I have such fond memories of this time. I often travel back to BC for work and to visit with friends/family.
My fiance and I bought our first home in 2022. A small bungalow that I actually grew up visiting. I love sharing every day moments and home projects. Our house is full of handmade ceramics, wooden accents and natural fabrics. As a photographer, I often use my home as a backdrop for product shoots.
I created a photography education business called Stay Close. Every year I host a photography workshop or two with some of my favourite photographers.
A few details about me
E1: Safe Storage
E2: Editing - Lightroom
E3: Editing - Photoshop
E4: Photo Delivery
PDF: Editing Shortcuts
Improving Your Workflow
E1: Intro to Guiding + Posing
E2: Styled Shoot Planning
E3: Couple photography: with guests Ella + David + Vancouver vendors
E4: Brand photography with guest Mayari
PDF: Guiding Prompts + Poses
PDF: Styled Shoot Planning Guide
Shooting with Purpose
E1: Email Response Times
E2: Automation + Personalization
E3: Setting Client’s Expectations
PDF: Client Q+A
PDF: Getting Ready Guide
PDF: Location Guide
PDF: Printing Guide
PDF: Email Templates
LET'S BREAK IT DOWN
• How does payment work?
• Do you provide raw images?
• Will you do body photoshopping?
• Where on earth are you located? Do you do destination weddings?
• How many years have you been a photographer? Do you do it full time?
• What are my options if you’re already booked on my photo date?
• Do you charge travel fees?
• Do you offer discounts?
• How long does editing take?
• How many images are included?
• What happens if you can't be at our wedding?
• What happens if the weather is bad?
• What should we wear for our photoshoot?
No I do not! I will absolutely remove acne and temporary bumps and bruises. I will also work with you to choose posing that is both flattering and comfortable for your body type. However, I love to share and promote body types of all sizes. Photoshopping can lead to unrealistic body expectations. I NEVER want to be the reason my clients compare themselves to a photoshopped photo. For that reason I do not do body photoshopping.
I often promote that I serve clients in both Manitoba and British Columbia. Here's why, I serve both markets! I’m originally from the prairies. In 2020 I moved to the west coast and fell in love with... the mountains, oh and Mike 😁. Later in 2022 Mike and I bought a house in Manitoba. I now call Vancouver and Manitoba home and travel back and forth often. To be honest it’s a balance of... I love my MB family and my BC adventures. I will happily take a train, bus, ferry or plane to you! That means YES to destination weddings. I have experience both near and far from home.
To start, yes I do photography full-time! Before going full-time I completed a 4 year bachelor degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. At the time I did photography on the side. After completing my degree I dove straight into photo work. I started my career by photographing 70+ business in 4 months. It was wild! I’ve now been doing photography full-time for 4 years. So that’s a total of roughly eight years of photography. These days my main focus is a balance of small business photography and couples/weddings. Not to say I won’t take on other projects.
I have an associate team! Kathryn and Nassim are my lovely associate photographers based in BC. Their portfolios are so beautiful! I have spent countless months teaching them how I photograph my clients. However, they are both absolute pros who don't even need my training. If you inquire and I'm personally booked you will automatically receive my associates' portfolios. I edit every session Kathryn or Nassim photograph for my business.
Yes, I do!
Wedding Photography: If your wedding is OUTSIDE of Vancouver or Winnipeg city limits mileage is charged at a rate of 0.70 cents/km + $30/hr BEFORE + AFTER your wedding photography coverage. Any driving during your wedding photography coverage is charged at 0.70 cents/km (ie. between locations).
If your session is INSIDE Vancouver or Winnipeg city limits and takes place at ONE location you will not be charged mileage.
Destination weddings! I do charge travel fees. However note, there are no hidden costs. I lay out all the costs in the beginning and every item is pre-approved. Request a custom quote to learn about the travel fees for your wedding or session.
I require a 35% deposit on all wedding photography bookings. Brand and couple sessions require 50% deposit. Payment plans are available upon request. For weddings your remaining payment is due two days after your wedding. For all other sessions your remaining payment is due 24 hours after your session.
It's rare that I offer discounts, so if you see one you may want to take advantage of it! Any discounts I do offer are usually posted to my instagram account @brooke.mos .
However, I do offer a referral program! Here's how it works:
1. Refer my services to your friends!
When they submit an inquiry tell them to
clearly mention that you sent them.
2. You get $25 in referral credit for each friend that successfully schedules his/her session with payment. Referral Credit is not transferable from person to person.
Wedding photographs will be returned within 8-10 weeks.
Brand and couple sessions will be returned within 3-4 weeks. My goal is always to return images as fast as possible.
Note *if your session due date falls on a holiday or long weekend you session will be sent on the next business day.
Brand and couple photography sessions will receive a MINIMUM of 50 photographs. I give you all of the keepers so chances are that you'll end up with a lot more!
As for weddings, it really depends on how much photography you book. If you book at least six hours of wedding coverage you can expect a minimum of 500 photos.
At the end of the day the goal is not to give you duplicates of photos just to reach a target number. I only deliver images that share more of the story I captured.
Thankfully this hasn't happened to me yet! However, if it did I would do my very best to recommend a substitute. Luckily, I have a couple associate photographers who I trust 110% with my clients. I would also attempt to edit the photographs if the situation allows. If my clients are unhappy with the substitute recommended I would refund their deposit.
I will generally recommend we embrace it! Wind, clouds and a little rain can add a lot of movement and emotion to photos. I also own clear umbrellas if you're still willing to go out in the rain. If the weather conditions are dangerous absolutely your session will be rescheduled.