What is your experience level?
I started shooting weddings in 2009, after completing design school with my major in photography and working for several years as a designer. Joe and I together have shot over 200 weddings throughout Canada, Australia, USA, Mexico and lots of other very cool places!
Are you willing to travel for weddings?
I sure am! Although I love Calgary, I equally love travelling nationally and internationally. If you are thinking of getting married somewhere awesome, do it and I or we will come too. We’re also up for discounting our prices if you’re willing to bring us with you to some cool locations. So far Mexico has been a pretty popular destination however I’m willing to come where ever you’re headed!
Do you photograph weddings together?
Yes! When you book Terry Photo Co, you have the option of one or two photographers, Tara is your primary photographer and Joe will always be the second shooter.
What gear do you use?
I shoot with purely Nikon lenses and we shoot both D850 and D810 bodies.
Will you provide direction?
I will give you ideas for direction and obviously put you where the light is most flattering but it’s a collaboration, really. My aim is to have you both interacting authentically with honest emotion. It’s those real moments that make stunning photographs. And don’t worry, it’s natural to be nervous at first – I completely understand but we always have some fun!
Do you only shoot weddings?
Although I have explored many avenues of photography including commercial, family, events, portraits, I’ve discovered that weddings are my jam. For the past couple years we have chosen to focus our attention almost solely on the wedding world. With that being said, I do love to do a handful of portrait sessions or events in our less busy months, so please fill out a contact form for availability and more details.
Do you recommend an engagement session?
Yes! I love them because they allow the three of us to hang out and gives you the opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day. They definitely aren’t necessary and you will still have wonderful images on your wedding day I see it as a warm up so we can get the most out of the time set aside for pictures on your busy wedding day. We get to see how you interact and you get to see how I work. If you do decide on an engagement shoot, I help plan, style and coordinate locations if you wish.
What’s your photography style?
That’s a tricky one, I aim for a low interference photojournalist approach however I’m always trying to bring my creativity and knowledge of light into whatever we do so I definitely like to jump in with direction if I see the opportunity. Being married for almost 15 years I think about what is important for us now looking back 15 years on our wedding photos so we always strive for timeless editing and romantic, classic imagery. I am also very flexible and adaptable, I completely understand that everyone is different so I am to adapt my style to suit who you both are.
Do you offer albums?
For sure! We believe that your photos are made to be more than just screen savers and Facebook profile pictures. They are meant to tell a story and what better way than to have them in a book that can be passed down for generations.
How many photos will we get?
Lots. On average, we say you will get between 60-80 images per hour that I am with you.
When will we get to see our photos?
I know you are excited to see your photos and I promise you that I am even more excited to show you the final product. You can expect to see your photos 5-6 weeks following your wedding.
How do we receive our images?
Easy Peasy! When your photos are ready, I will send you a personalized client gallery where you can download the images directly and/or order prints. They will be provided to you in 2 different formats- low resolution images that you can share online, and high resolution images that you can have printed in various sizes. And all of your images will be in colour and black and white.
How do we book you?
If you decide we are the best fit for your day, awesome! All I require to secure your date is a 30% retainer fee along with a signed contract. Done!