• 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?
Hehe a photographer's favourite question. No, I do not give out RAW images. When you hire me make sure you like my style! You are hiring me as an artist. If you want a person that just clicks a button hire your grandpa, his services are very likely more affordable and I bet he’ll give you the RAW images. Okay maybe that was a little harsh, for the record I love my grandpa.
No way Jose! 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. Instead I will bring the hype and remind you that you are beautiful!
Are you wondering why my instagram profile says MB —> to BC. Let me break it down for you, I serve both markets! I’m originally a prairie girl. Then I moved to the west coast and FELL IN LOVE….. with the mountains oh and Mike 😁. I now call Vancouver and Manitoba home and travel back and forth monthly. I’ve been doing it for the past three years. To be honest it’s a balance of... I love my MB family and my BC adventures. Sooo to recap, I love adventure, I’m a Canadian, and I will take a train, bus, ferry or plane to you! That means YES to destination weddings. I have experience photographing weddings in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Banff, etc.
To start, photography is my full-time gig! Before going full-time I completed a 4 year bachelor degree in marketing and entrepreneurship and did photography on the side. I then dove right into photo work and started my career by photographing 70+ business in 4 months. IT WAS WILD. I’ve now been doing photography full time for 3 years. So that’s a total of roughly 7 years of paid photo gigs.
These days my main focus is a lovely balance of small business photography and couples/weddings. Not to say I won’t take on other projects.
Drumroll please…. Introducing Kathryn and Nassim, my lovely associate photographers located in Vancouver. Their portfolios are EPIC. 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. Typically Kathryn or Nassim will photograph a session and then I will edit it!
Ahh fantastic question, as much I want to go to Jamaica to photograph your insanely beautiful wedding, no I will not do it for free 😅. Extreme example maybe??? But seriously hire me to photograph your epic wedding destinations!!
1. Wedding Photography: If your wedding is OUTSIDE of Vancouver or Winnipeg city limits mileage is charged at a rate of 0.55 cents/km + $30/hr BEFORE + AFTER your wedding photography coverage. Any driving during your wedding photography coverage is charged at 0.55 cents/km (ie. between locations).
2. If your session is INSIDE Vancouver or Winnipeg city limits and takes place at ONE location you will not be charged mileage.
3. 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.
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 $50 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 6-8 weeks.
Brand and couple sessions will be returned within 3-4 weeks.
My goal is always to return images as fast as possible. What's the saying, oh yes, UNDER PROMISE OVER DELIVER!!!!
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 has never happened before! 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.
Once I started travelling I couldn't stop. I'm always dreaming up my next adventure. A few of my favourite places in this world are Iceland, Switzerland, Tofino and Banff National Park.
I love hiking that doesn't mean I'm a fast hiker. When I'm hiking with my BC friends I always tell them to slow down because I have Manitoba lungs, aka I've been walking on flat land for the majority of my life.
I also run a photography education business called Stay Close. I created it to build community across a competitive industry. Every year I I host a variety of workshops and events with some of my favourite photographers.
If we are going to be friends here's a few things you should know.
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
My travel schedule is based on my current bookings.
If I'm booked on your wedding or project date I have TWO amazing associate photographers I'd love to introduce you to!