FAQ Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

Where are you based?
Zach is a St. John’s Newfoundland wedding photographer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and is available for work province-wide.

What can we expect to pay for wedding photography coverage?
Prices start at $2200 for wedding coverage. The typical client spends around $3000. I also offer elopement packages for smaller events and last minute weddings. For a more detailed brochure, please contact!

Oh, and pricing is inclusive, which means the price you see is the price you pay. No hidden fees. No math required.

How and when do we receive our photos?
You will receive between 500-800 edited (depending on coverage), high resolution images via a digital download. A good average to go on is ~60 delivered images per hour of coverage.

Post-processing typically takes 6 weeks. I like to review wedding images repeatedly with fresh eyes.

How many photographers are attending our wedding?

I generally work by myself, but a second professional photographer is possible for every wedding. I do recommend it for larger scale weddings.

Will you post my images online?
Yes!! I love posting on our Facebook page, Instagram and website. I love sharing the work I create for clients. And it’s one way that helps us grow this business.

Can we see some full weddings?
Sure – Check out some of my work here: https://zachwheeler.ca/featured-work

I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do I start the process?
Bookings are on a first-come first-serve basis and require a deposit to book your wedding day. After that, you can cross find a photographer off your growing to-do list and devote your attention to a million other details! Please note that the summer months (June through September) are quite busy. If you are getting married in 2018 and are interested in having me photograph your engagement or wedding, you are encouraged to contact us early to reserve your date!

Do you shoot in RAW? Do you shoot black and white?
I only shoot RAW to ensure you get the best quality images. All images are delivered in color but I do process select images in black and white as well (hey, sometimes they just look better in black and white).

You can learn more about your photos here: https://zachwheeler.ca/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-your-wedding-images/

What type of equipment do you use?
I use Canon professional series camera bodies, lenses and flashes. All my “glass” is f/2.8 or faster. I also carry light stands, additional batteries and memory cards, a tripod, light modifiers, white balance cards, wireless flash remotes, etc. and use these as needed throughout the day.

So let me get this straight, we don’t have to pay extra for the digital images? We don’t have to buy prints directly from you?
That’s correct. There’s no additional charge for the digital images in any of our wedding packages. You are free to print as many photos in whatever sizes you’d like, wherever you’d like, whenever you’d like. I even provide the print release form! Photos are full resolution in JPEG format and are in the standard digital format of a 2×3 ratio.

How long do you store the digital files?
I cannot guarantee the backup on your wedding images on my side forever, even though I do have an extensive backup procedure (you can read more about it here). You are strongly encouraged (required, really haha) to have multiple backups of your wedding images. I recommend at a minimum you perform a complete backup through 1.) online storage 2.) on an off-site hard drive (family’s house or at work) and 3.) on your main computer.

How much time should I set aside for family and portrait photos on my wedding day?
This depends on how large the wedding is. I usually request at least an hour and a half to photograph the bride and groom, bridal party and assorted family shots. I don’t want you to feel rushed on your wedding day; ensuring a bit of built-in wiggle room (time-wise) goes a long way in keeping everyone relaxed and happy. Having an assistant (a second set of eyes, hands and ears) helps with this process, too (thanks, Allie!). As always throughout the day, I will blend portraiture with detail shots, and focus on capturing those spontaneous joy-filled moments that bring memories flooding back.

More information about scheduling can be found here: https://zachwheeler.ca/wedding-worksheet/

Will you make us do the “jumping shot”?
No, never haha