You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers!
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions couples have, but should you have any others, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. It’s our goal to make things as simple and straight forward for all couples, we also go extra in depth on everything during our initial consultation to make sure all our couples are highly educated on wedding photography.
Who are you guys?
We are Jake + Jess! We got married back in 2007, and have two wonderful little kids named Ethan, and Emily. Head over to our about page, and you can find out more about us!
How long have you been shooting weddings?
We started Kampphotography in Winnipeg, back in 2005, and since then, we have photographed over 600 weddings.
What types of things do you photograph?
Generally speaking, we focus solely on weddings. Why? Because we want to be AMAZING at one thing, and not spread ourselves thin photographing everything. That being said, we do shoot family sessions, maternity sessions, as well as some commercial work.
How would you define your style?
We love weddings… seriously. We love every aspect of the wedding day, and would say our style focuses on many things, from documentary style during getting ready, and the reception, to artistic, and unique, during our time shooting just with the couple. We always try to shoot every wedding uniquely, we do this based on the style of the wedding, the couple we are working with, or based on conversations we’ve had with the couple before the wedding. Most importantly we want you and your new spouse to LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos, so we always make sure to find out what you’re into, what styles you dig, etc.
I see there are the two of you, do you work together? Or how does that work…
Since having kids, we began to shoot separately to make things a little easier on our family life. On your wedding day, it would be either of Jake or Jess depending on availability (you’ll find out who will be photographing during the consult,) however we do have the option to add a second photographer to your coverage if you’re interested. Both of us have equal experience, and essentially the same shooting styles. You can however book both of us for your wedding if available which means, two amazing, full time photographers for your day, if you’re interested in that, just let us know at the time of inquiring.
Second shooters… tell me more about that.
A second shooter is someone that comes along with us to photograph the day. They are at the wedding for the same amount of time as your primary shooter (Jake or Jess.) We work with second shooters that we trust to do great work, and provide you with lots of extra photographs from your wedding day. They are by no means a requirement, we would estimate that we shoot probably 85% of our weddings solo… and yes even solo, we can get getting ready photos for both you the morning of the wedding… unless of course you’re a HUGE distance apart, or there is a super tight timeline, but we can figure that all out.
How does your pricing work?
We strongly believe in keeping things super simple. We have one base coverage which isn’t a set number of hours (it runs from getting ready until the start of the reception) with the option to add reception coverage, or a second photographer to your day. Coverage starts at $3000+tax and includes photography on the day of of course, and complimentary engagement session or day after session, as well as a download of the edited files through our webstore at https://shop.kampphotography.com We of course go through all of this during an in person consult, which are complimentary, and pressure free. We have done everything to eliminate silly hidden fees, like milage for Manitoba or North West Ontario, needing to purchase edited files after the wedding, etc.
What should we expect during the consult?
A whole lot of information. We go through everything, from pricing, day of structure, the engagement session, how things work after the wedding, the contract, and of course we answer any questions you may have.
What payment methods do you accept, and when are they due?
Cash, cheque, email money transfers, or credit card payments. A retainer payment is due at the time of booking to hold your date, and the remainder is due on or around the wedding date.
How many edited images do we receive?
While we have no “set” number we deliver, we normally estimate about 100 images per hour of coverage. Normally it ends up being more. You can see what each of our couples received by checking out the galleries in our webstore.
How long does it take to get our photos?
Generally speaking most engagement sessions are out to couples, a couple of days after the shoot. For the wedding day, it is set in our contract that you will receive them within 30 business days of the wedding, but normally, it’s even faster! As soon as they are done, the full gallery gets posted to our webstore, and you will receive a link to download all of your awesome photos. Fun random fact, the fastest Jake ever delivered a wedding, was 13 hours after leaving the reception, you can view that wedding right over here!
Do you shoot destination weddings?
You bet! Pop us a line and we can chat more details! We have shot all over the world, from Poland to Maui, and everywhere in-between.
When can we shoot our engagement photos after booking?
When ever you are ready! Normally we suggest sending us an email about two weeks before you’d like to shoot, and we can figure out dates that work for everyone. We are also very open to getting outside of the Winnipeg (no charge for mileage if its a reasonable distance)
What makes you guys different then other photographers?
We are small town kids, and work our tails off at every wedding we shoot. We have built our business around personal relationships with our couples, and book about 99% of our weddings through referrals from past clients. We also believe in showing potential clients actual weddings and engagements we have photographed, not stylized shoots where every detail is perfect, and time is not an issue. Full control of our business from start to finish is also very important for us. We personally answer all emails, meet with couples for consults, photograph the weddings, personally edit the photographs, and maintain our websites, we want everything to be perfect, and make sure we are part of it all. We absolutely love what we do, we take it very seriously, but still have mega fun doing it. We are honoured when couples hire us to be part of such an incredible day in their lives.
Is this your full time job?
You bet! We have been full time wedding photographers for 12 of the past 14 years! In terms of work, and life, weddings are our full time gig!
You guys probably work with videographers a lot, do you have any recommendations?
Definitely! Check out our favourite people, Gosia + Mike from Mindscape Studios Not only do they do amazing work, they are also incredibly fun to work with!
Okay awesome! I want to see if you’re open on my date, and setup a consult!!
Easy peasy my friend, just CLICK RIGHT HERE and drop us a line!