tamea burd photography | faq
Your pricing is all-inclusive, what does that mean and what's included?
I find that it's always best to keep things simple and ethical.
Rather than charging you separately for each service, my pricing includes everything for one rate.
This means you'll only pay one straightforward amount that covers:
- Your session or wedding coverage
- Personalized, customizable services
- Your images individually edited and retouched
- A disc of your high resolution image files
Unlike photographers who quote a seemingly low amount that only includes the cost of your session,
my all-inclusive pricing means you know up-front that you're getting full value for your investment.
Do you take passport photos?
Sorry, I don't. You can get passport photos taken at places like London
Drugs for about $15,
and the prints are usually ready within an hour.
How would you describe the way you photograph people?
Tamea Burd Photography specializes in images that are natural, personal and sincere.
My sessions and wedding coverage are low-key and informal, with a focus on putting people at ease.
Whether it's weddings, portraits or headshots, my style is to capture people at their genuine, relaxed best.
I firmly believe that anyone and everyone can look great in a photo, as long as they feel happy and comfortable.
What are the benefits of hiring a professional photographer?
These days, so many people base their decisions on what they see online...
A good professional photographer is able to bring out the best
of you and of your personality in your photos.
Whether for auditions, networking, dating or business, a quality photograph really stands out and connects with people.
That can make all the difference in generating the results you need.
Even one acting job, or a new client, or an online connection, is an immediate return on your investment!
The reason to hire a professional wedding photographer, is
because you only have one chance for beautiful images of your day.
Using a cheap or free wedding photographer means it's very likely that you'll have disappointing photos.
In any circumstance, if you have any reason to want quality photos, a professional photographer is always your best choice.
How will I know what to wear and what to bring to my headshot or portrait photo-session?
Once you've booked your session, I'll send you a confirmation email
with all the information you'll need to know about how to prepare.
My session is on-location, how do I prepare my home or my workplace?
Chances are your location has several options for good backgrounds,
good light, interesting details, etc.
It's knowing which to choose that can be tricky.
You're not expected to figure that out on your own, I promise!
Once you've booked an on-location session, you'll receive an email from
me with details about preparing and choosing your location.
When do I get my photos?
Hiring a professional photographer means that once your session is done,
there are still many more hours or days of work involved to individually edit and retouch each image...
For all portrait sessions and headshot sessions, my standard delivery time is 10-15 days.
For wedding photography, my standard delivery time is within 60-90 days.
How is your business eco-friendly?
In addition to hugging the occasional tree...
I also recycle and use recycled and sustainable materials. My supplies are bought locally to Vancouver whenever possible.
Most importantly, all photos are distributed exclusively in digital format.
This gives my clients the ability to choose and order their own prints, from anywhere and in whatever quantity they need.
(Not just better for the environment, better for your budget too!)
I've found some other photographers with really cheap rates, why do you charge more?
The short answer is, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for...
When you hire a photographer simply because they charge bargain prices, you'll get bargain quality photos.
Which pretty much defeats the purpose of hiring a photographer at all.
There are only two reasons someone charges cheap rates for photography services:
1 - They're an inexperienced or amateur photographer.
2 - They're basing their prices on volume, not on quality or service.
In either case, this means your pictures will be poorly taken with lower-grade equipment.
Very little time or expertise will be dedicated to editing and retouching your images.
My pricing is professional and competitive.
It's based on years of experience, high-grade equipment, personalized services and high-quality, individually edited images.
When you're hiring a professional photographer, it's
important to remember
that quality service costs more because it's worth more.