"If we were still editing, we would not be able to capitalize on all the other opportunities coming our way."
Can you tell us how you got started in wedding photography?
We started our photography career in adventure and landscape. It was a way of sharing our climbing/skiing/mountaineering/paddling/etc. adventures around the world with our family back home. BUT, then we had kids, and we stopped climbing, skiing, mountaineering and paddling (at least temporarily). Our friend asked us to photograph her wedding, and the rest is history.
What was the first camera you ever purchased?
What's the latest piece of equipment you bought?
A new 16-35. We broke our last one.
On average how many pictures do you take per wedding?
Between the two of us 20 000
How do you find inspiration?
From the couples we shoot. I know that sounds cliche. But, "inspiration" is appreciating what is in front of you. We find inspiration by really seeing our couple's, their story, and what makes their wedding their wedding.
What would be your dream assignment and where would it be?
Documenting our kids, while travelling around the world. We're living it!
How do you spend your day away from the camera?
Unfortunately in front of the computer as of late :(. But, we love to go on multi-day adventures with our kids. Last month we went on a 5 day canoe trip in northern Ontario. We left all technology in the car (except for our camera and a few spare batteries). We portaged through thunderstorms, paddled on top of glass-like reflective lakes, got eaten alive by mosquitoes, fished for our dinner and soaked it all in. It was the most perfect way to spend 5 days.
How much time did you spend editing each week before The Image Salon?
Too much! I would say at least 20 hours.
Why did you decide to outsource? Why did you choose The Image Salon?
We chose image salon because we trust Davina and Daniel. We know their standards! We decided to outsource, because we knew, eventually, our editor would do a much better job than us. When I am editing a full wedding, I start of with great attention to detail, but by the time on image # 1102 I start to get lazy and rush through things.
Now that you outsource, how has your business benefited from the extra time you have?
I wonder how I had time to edit in the first place. Naturally the time has been filled with other business related things like SEO, interviews, running conferences, workshops, etc. If we were still editing, we would not be able to capitalize on all the other opportunities coming our way.