HELLO FROM CALLUM

I am an artist, husband, story-lover, and in the utmost, a friend. And I want to let you in on a real big secret up front: I never thought I would be a wedding photographer. Let me tell you a little about that.

Besides my amazing wife, and our two awesome dogs, there are two things that are central to the person I am. One is soccer. The other, photography.

My father indoctrinated my obsession with soccer, and in particular the way a game can bring people together for good.

However, it was my uncle who put a camera in my hand as teenager. A man who was a photographer for the British military and after leaving, a wedding photographer in London, England in the 90’s and 2000’s. He placed his hand-me-down camera in mine and gave me a lifeline I didn’t know I would later use to make other people happy. Back when I was an awkward teengar, I took some fairly bad photographs.

I photograph for the story, the context, the art of joy. I photograph candidly, with emotion a way that brings out the best of you. I’m going to show you how amazing the connection and love between you and your partner is.

In the same way my uncle pushed me to focus on what I love, I push myself to focus on the happiness, the connection, and be unrelenting in making sure it is done right. Every time.

On your wedding day, I focus on story-telling, and complimenting that documentary nature with candid, gorgeous portraits.

With all that said, drop me a line, tell me your story, and let’s create priceless photographs you will love forever.

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How would you describe your style?

Using the common themes that are prominent in todays wedding photography world, I sit somewhere in the middle-dark range, between 'dark and moody' and 'light and airy'.

More than this, I do not like to desaturate and eliminate colours. This world is full of the most beautiful spectrum of colours our eyes could ever see and I am always hoping to capture those in its most pure form.

I chase moments down by looking to anticipate what you, your family and friends are doing; the authentic, candid moments make up a majority of my wedding collections, and your portraits fit a similar style: I look to creating romantic, casual and authentic portraiture of you and use the energy you bring to guide me.

How long have you been photographing weddings?

I photographed my first wedding in mid-2012, and since then have not looked back!

What's the favourite part of your job?

My favourite? The people. Honestly, there is no other form of photographic art that allows me to meet and make friends with so many amazing people from all over the world.

Through this work I have new friends to play soccer with, or talk monthly about the state of home automation with, or simply peg each other for cool locations in the world to add to the travel buckler-list.

How many weddings do you take on a year?

I try to limit my weddings to 25-30 a year. By doing so I can ensure that each and every couple receives my utmost attention and creative energy to make their wedding collection truly something special.

What is included in your photography collections?

Each wedding, big or small, always includes beautifully personally edited high-resolution images delivered in a customized online gallery. You receive printing release rights on all images so that you have the option to either take your photographs to your preferred printer or album maker, or use my album maker to create a stunning wedding album that works only with other professional photographers.

How much should we expect to spend on our wedding collection?

Wedding collections start at $3400, and most couples choose to invest around $4300-$5200 on their wedding day. To see a full-price list, don't hesitate to ask!

Do you have backup equipment?

Too much of it, if you asked my wife. I come to each wedding ready with back up bodies and lenses to ensure I never skip a beat.

Each camera is also backing up your images on multiple cards, and I back everything up to the handy cloud to ensure no photos are ever lost.

We're will making a decision, will you hold our date?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the industry, I cannot hold dates. Often, multiple couples will inquire in the same time period for the same date and to remain fair and transparent for everyone, I take dates on a first come first serve basis. Wedding dates are confirmed and secure once I receive a signed contract and retainer payment in place.

What's the process to book?

About 75% of my couples and I get to meet before we book; I want to make sure we're going to have a fluid fit and have a great vibe on your wedding day. Since so much of what I do comes down to being able to fit-in with your wedding party and you, knowing that we can hang out all day is the essential step.

If you're not geographically close to Toronto or the GTA, we can always jump on Skype or a phone call to talk about your wedding day.

After an initial chat over coffee, tea, beer, or ice-cream (either in person or you know, digitally), I will send you the available packages that you can then sign off on; a contract will be sent to your inbox and after signing that, all that is left is the small retainer to secure your wedding date!

Can we see a full wedding gallery?

Not a problem; let me know you'd like to see one in an email and I will send you a link to a recent wedding so you know exactly what you will be receiving after your wedding day.

How many images will we receive?

On average, 450-650 depending on the length of the wedding. This does vary for things like breaks, travel time, or second photographers.

Wedding collections are delivered within eight weeks using a custom, secure and easy to use online gallery that allows viewing, downloading, and offers printing right to your door. Of course, you also receive printing rights to download and print wherever you wish!

Do you travel for weddings?

I hold passports for both Canada and the United Kingdom & I have been travelling since a wee kid; last year I spent five months in a camper van travelling the United States, and my wife and I have been all over the world.

Travel within Southern Ontario is always included, and travel fees are pre-arranged, often a set cost depending on what part of the country or continent you want me to go! To get a more specific idea, don't hesitate to contact me!