Karen's Photography FAQ

519.233.3388 info@karensphotography.ca

Wedding photographer, Portrait photography in Brampton, Orangeville, Bolton, Guelph, Hockley Valley, Newmarket, Barrie, Parry Sound, Toronto, Vaughan, Gwillimbury, Peel, Muskoka, Mississauga, Collingwood, Dufferin County

 and all cities in between & Destination Weddings all over the world.



When should I book my Wedding photographer?

Any dates book early, but it is highly unpredictable, please book as early as you can.  
And remember, when you book with me your wedding package is locked in on the date you book no matter how far off your Wedding day may be.  There are no price increases after hiring Karen, unless you decided to increase to a higher package. You can upgrade your packages at any time.

What kind of photographer are you?

I believe that wedding photography should be minimally intrusive.   You will rarely even notice me moving around and I am very good at getting those up close and personal photographs without being intrusive.


How much time should I allow for my photography on my wedding day?

I usually suggest a couple of hours after the ceremony before your receptions begins. From my experience,  I work quickly at taking traditional photos with the Family first, The Wedding party then I take about an hour to work alone with the bride and groom.  Most family and group session it has allowed me to work very quickly to set ups are completed in about 30-40 minutes. All other photographs are captured as the day unfolds and I like to take many candid photographs.  In my experience they are the best photographs.


Your prices seem more reasonable than most photographers for weddings.

I like to be competitive as well as I shoot 100% digital.   I do not have a studio, I do "on location" events.  

What is the quality of your Digital Images?
I take all photographs with my 21 mega pixel camera, therefore giving very high resolution photographs.  I take all the photographs is RAW and then convert them to JPG for you to have.  If you are interested in having the original photographs in RAW as well as JPEG you need only ask and I would be happy to give you those photographs as well.

Additionally, digital photography provides a level of creative control.  For example, any image can be colour, black and white, sepia tone, Black and White with a touch of colour, special borders, No matter what special effects I ad to your photographs it never destroys the original image.

Albums included in each package: How do I choose the images?
You will receive a DVD with all your photographs on it with very high resolution.  You will be able to take your time and choose your photographs you would like printed in your album.  You send me your list and I print them in colour, black & white or sepia, whichever you choose.

When do you require the balance package price?

I require the balance prior to me taking any photographs at the wedding.  


There are no hidden or extra charges?

My pricing is outlined in your contact.  It will remain the same.  


What kind of payment do you except?

I will gladly accept your personal cheques or cash.


If I hire you, who will actually photograph my Wedding?
You hire Karen, no substitutions, no surprises.


What style of photography do you shoot?
I like the photojournalistic style, however, many couples still prefer more romantic images as well as many candid photographs. I create a styles that works for you.


I also like to take photographs as your day unfolds, so that you can have a Wedding day Story from start to finish.


I want your wedding photographs memories to last you a lifetime and for you to be able to share with many generations to come.


How many Weddings do you photograph in a day?
Once I am hired by you, you have me at your disposal.

By devoting the day to your Wedding, you can choose when you would like me to start and finish.  I am very flexible and if you should decide you wish to add on extra hours, just ask and I am happy to assist you.


What coverage is included in your service?
You tell me when to start and finish on your wedding day.  If you have a special request please let me know, I'm very flexible.

Are there travel or mileage charges?
Working from Toronto, Orangeville, Brampton to Parry Sound it enables me to serve a large part of Ontario, including Ontario's smaller communities, cottage country and near north without mileage or travel charges.

Please check the list of cities I usually service on this page.  If your area is not listed please check with me anyways.  I like to travel.  I do service all of Ontario but some areas may have travel charges.


How many photographs do you take?  
I take as many as it takes to cover your day completely. There is simply no limit on the number of photos or extra charges for special requests.

My goal is to tell your Wedding Story moment by moment, start to finish. I do not miss any of the little details as well.



Do you bring back up equipment?
I always have additional professional grade digital cameras with me at every wedding.   This ensures instantly available back up during every moment of your Wedding Day.   When you choose me to photograph your wedding  you don't need to worry about equipment failure. 


Do you shoot black & white, sepia or special effects?

Digital photography permits any image to be black & white, sepia, Black & White with a touch of colour or any special effect.  


How long does it take to receive my pictures?
Your DVDs and proofs will be ready in about 21-30 days.

You get your DVD with all your photographs within a month or less.


Do I have copy rights to my photographs you have taken?
Yes you have the rights to do as you please with the photographs. The digital negatives are very high resolution and they are yours to keep.

If you'd like me to make prints or albums for you I'll be glad to do that, however, you're free to have prints or albums made anywhere you like.  

Your digital negatives are edited to adjust lighting, colour and are ready to print, email or post on the internet.


What makes you different from another photographer?

I give you all the photographs in a very high resolution that you can print your own photographs as well as share them by email, posting them on the internet. They are yours to keep.  Many photographers provide only Email quality digital negatives.  These are NOT suitable for printing.  Please shop and compare.


How to Book Your Date
Email me at   info@karensphotography.ca or call to see if your date is available and discuss your plans.  I check email several times daily or you can also reach me by phone at 519.939.7488 or 416.526.7368.  Since I am traveling or working almost constantly Email is preferred so please allow up to 24 hours to return emails and telephone messages.


If you'd like to meet in person I'll be glad to do that as my travels take me to your area.  Since most Weddings are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday's, weekday appointments are best.  If that's not convenient, many couples find a scheduled telephone conference call helpful.

If we're not able to meet in person, or you're from outside the area, I can email you a contract to sign and return with your deposit.  I'll be happy to meet with you during your engagement photo shoot or at any future date that our schedules will permit.



A deposit of a maximum of $500 or 50% will hold your wedding date for you. The balance is due on your Wedding day prior to me taking any photographs.  

A few conditions apply.  

  • Deposit is non-refundable, however, should you need to reschedule I'll give full credit for another available date. If the date is unavailable the deposit is non-refundable.  I leave a few dates open for just this purpose, however, please plan carefully.

  • Since I only photograph one Wedding per day, I only accept packaged Weddings.  I do offer my service by the hour on Mondays to Thursday only.


Cottage Country Weddings

I also provide service throughout Ontario's Cottage Country, Georgian Bay and Parry Sound with no travel charge.   Please call or email to discuss your plans


Short Notice Weddings

While cancellations are rare, I sometimes have dates that become available last minute.  If you need a Wedding Photographer for your short notice Wedding please give me a call or Email me, I may be able to accommodate you!


Winter Wedding?  

I provide Wedding Photography services all year round.  When weather requires that we work inside I bring portable studio equipment, including portable studio lighting, backdrops and props to enhance your indoor Wedding photos.  I also do Destination weddings as well, call or email me for additional information.


Upgrade your package

Your price is guaranteed.  If I change my packages or services after you book your Wedding you will always have the choice of keeping your existing package or upgrade to my new packages. 


I enjoy hearing from you.  Please take a moment to tell me how I can improve my service or packages.  Send me your comments and suggestions.

Important note:
Technical limitations do not permit true photographic quality reproduction on a computer screen.  
The photographs you receive will have the highest photographic quality available.


Still have a Question??  Please send it to me so I can include it in this list.


Important note:
Technical limitations do not permit true photographic quality reproduction on a computer screen.  

The originals of all photos displayed here are of the highest photographic quality.


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Karen's Photography, a wedding and portrait photographer, is located in the Orangeville, Brampton, Newmarket, Hockley Valley, Barrie, Mississauga, Caledon, Bolton, Vaughan, Guelph area's serving Grey, Bruce, Simcoe, Peel, Gwillimbury, Dufferin counties as well as The Muskoka's & all other cities in Ontario. Ask for complete list from Photographer. 

Preferred Photographer for Hockley Valley Resort.

Alliston, Acton, Alton, Arris, Arthur, Aurora, Barrie, Belfountian, Belwood, Brampton, Brisbane, Brantford, Bradford, Bolton, Bruce county, Peel, Dufferin, Grey, Burlington, Caledon, Caledon East, Campbellville, Cheltenham, Clarkson, Cookstown, Cambridge, Collingwood, Durham, Dundalk, Elora, Erin, Etobicoke, Ethel, Fergus, Flesherton, Georgetown, Grand Valley, Glen Williams, Guelph, Goderich, Harriston, Halton Hills , Hanover, Hillsburgh, Hockley Valley, Hornby, Huttonville, Horshshoe Valley, Hamilton, Inglewood,  Kitchener, Waterloo, Kincardine, Klienburg, Listowel, Limehouse, Marsville, Meadovale, Milton, Mississauga, Mono, Mount Forest, Markdale, Meaford, Malton, Mitchell, Markham, Muskoka, Nobleton, Newmarket, Oakville, Orangeville, Orton, Orillia, Palgrave, Parry Sound, Port Credit, Palmerston, Port Elgin, Palgrave, Pickering, Rockwood, Richmond Hill, Sandhill, Schomberg, Shelburne, Snellgrove, Seaforth, Stratford, Stouffville, Scarborough, Stayner, Sauble Beach, Southhampton, Streetsville, Thornbury, Terra Cotta, Toronto, Tottenham, Vaughan, Victoria, Wingham, Walkerton, Wasaga Beach, Whitchurch, Wiarton, Waterloo. I am available to go anywhere in Ontario.  Ask Photographer for detailed service area if your town or city is not listed. 

Popular locations of receptions around Orangeville: Hockley Valley Resort, Monora Park Pavilion, Tralee, Best Western, Mono Centre, Caledon Country Club, Millcroft Inn, Alton Mill