frequently asked questions

A little about the process


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Keywords to describe our vibe

Relaxed and easygoing, with ninja technique

Keywords to describe our style

cinematic, timeless, warm & candid

Philosophy

Bows & Lavender explores the realm of weddings beyond traditional notions. We bring our alternative, artistic style & love of people, to capture and keep moments. I prefer to work with couples from start to finish to best curate their love story in a collection of epic awesomeness.


Do we book Jessy or Brandon or you both?

You book us both! It depends on the celebration. Jessy will be your main correspondent, helping you plan out your photos & answering your emails. However both Jessy & Brandon shoot weddings together. If you are planning an elopement/international wedding or intimate wedding of less then 50 people, then it will most likely be Jessy photographing your day! Think of Jessy as the lighthouse, grounded and ready to help & Brandon is the light, emanating & providing light. We work together to make this the best experience for you.

What can we expect working with you?

I’ll let our past couples and clients speak for themselves. Check out our testimonials page as well as the google reviews that we’ve received since we’ve started Bows & Lavender in 2016. We value your time and your memories and above all we aim to make the experience the best possible. We take on a number of weddings each year in order to focus on our couples. Specifically, we photograph one wedding per weekend, to really hone in on the emotional experience for our clients and bring out creative A game. We love do venue/site visits and encourage a meeting upon booking! Whether it’s on facetime or in person, we’d love to chat and hear about you and your story. We’re not just saying that, the vibe is absolutely crucial to creating magic together and we can’t wait to hear from you.

Where are you two located?

We are located on the West End of  Toronto, Ontario. As well, we have a residence up in Muskoka, specifically in Carnarvon which is our middle ground for Northern Ontario Weddings. We love both city and country weddings.

Do you travel beyond Ontario?

Heck yes we do. Passports are packed are we’re set to go. Shoot us an email for a custom quote for international elopements & destinations.

Tell us about your gear!

We use three different lens throughout weddings to capture the essence and give perspective! We prefer the L series quality that Canon has to offer!

Canon 5D MKiii (3)

24mm, 50mm & 135mm

1 Canon Speedlight / 2 Alien Bee Strobes + Battery Pack

an assortment of batteries & memory cards

1 pack of Hot Tamales

What is the ‘film photography’ that you shoot?

We take analog photographs with 35mm & 120mm cameras.Our favourite films to shoot with are Ektar 100, Cinestill 800T & Portra 800 & Tmax P3200.

Currently our cameras are:

Hasselblad with a 40mm & 80mm lens

Leica M6 Rangefinder with 55mm

Yashica Mat with build in 50mm

Pentax K1000 with 35mm

How Long is your turnaround time?

We aim to finish your wedding in about 6 weeks. Of course we always provide a sneak peek gallery the week after your wedding. During high season it may take a little longer and vise versa. Couples photo sessions can take anywhere between 1-3 weeks depending on the season.

How many images do we get?

For weddings, we usually include about 50-90/hour! And for couple sessions we include a gallery between 70-200.

Can we print our photos?

You are more then welcome to have your images printed, although I recommend ordering them through your online gallery store. Our printer is local colour genius that prints with exquisite papers that are unavailable to the public. We highly recommend printing your favourite images in our Museum Grade Hand Torn Matte Paper. We offer a number of albums as well, feel free to contact Jessy for more info.

Do you provide Colour and Black & White photographs?

Once the digital files are edited, that is the final shot. I shoot in both black and white & colour, and selectively fine tune images that suit a certain style better. Majority of our film photographs are shot in Black & White.

Can we see your pricelist?

All of our pricing is available here. Feel free to shoot us an email for a custom quote if you’re planning an intimate wedding under 30 people, an elopement or an international wedding!

Should we include a meal for you at the wedding?

Yes, please. And please have a spot for us in the same room as to ensure we don’t miss anything while eating dinner. On another note, ask your planner/co-ordinator to have our dinner brought out during the same time as yours so that we are eating at the same time and can capture you during the times we’re both not eating. A full belly means a happy photographer, and couple 🙂

We want to hire you, now what do we do?

A 30% deposit as well as a signed contract are required in order to confirm your photography booking. After that, the remainder of your payment is due 14 days prior to your wedding date. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated and provide you with your invoice & a final receipt. We are excited to chat with you, and be ready to plan a coffee date with us, as we prefer to meet all of our couples before the big day! It’s important to us to get to know you before your big day, so that when we show up, you are at ease when we arrive 🙂


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