Your Photographic Experience

Photography that celebrates you & those you love

I am a people person and highly creative but this is not about me

this is About You

Your wedding day photographic experience is your time to be photographed and celebrated with the ones you love and then printed perfectly with a stunning heirloom album and wall art.

THE GEOFF WILKINGS PHOTOGRAPHY DIFFERENCE

Your Experience

Your photographic experience begins during our first conversation and continues throughout your wedding journey. For many, it doesn’t even stop on the delivery of their wedding heirloom album as it’s my aim is to reach far beyond delivering fabulous photographs. During your experience, I will learn what is truly important to you. Knowing what is important to you allows me to create an effortless and fun part of your wedding day plans.
I will be there for you from start to delivery of your album and beyond. Are you ready?

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THE GW STEPTHE GW BRIDE & GROOMF.A.Q’s

The Steps

1. Enquiry – Booking

It starts with a phone or Skype or let us go straight in with an appointment at my in-person-meeting area located at my home. This area has been designed specifically for consultations where Wall Art and Albums are on display for you to enjoy. After booking, and everything looks great you will receive a one of a kind Geoff Wilkings 70 Page Bridal Guide. Within the guide tons of helpful tips and ideas on what to wear, how to structure your wedding day timeline, the bride and groom getting-ready ideas, buffer time and way more.

2. Forever Session

Clients LOVE this incredible time to learn how to be photographed professionally. I will guide you throughout your session making sure you learn plenty of tips and tricks. I certainly don’t leave you alone to wonder what to do.

After your forever session you get to see your photographs in my design consultation area with a personal cinematic presentation. Super cool.

3. Timeline

Your personal wedding day timeline is built for you. I’m not wanting to miss anything on your day so communication ahead of your wedding day is very important. My aim is for you to wake up on your wedding day and not to have to worry about professional photographic coverage. Afterall, do you realize I am the one person who you’ll see all day? Hair and Makeup artist, wedding planners, florist come and go all day. I’m there so it’s in my interest for your day to go crazy well.

4. Wedding Day

Today is your wedding day. WOOT WOOT.

Press play. Open the bottles of champagne and have fun.

This is where hiring the right people kicks into high gear. A stress-free day is what we’re after. The only thing you should be thinking about is walking down the aisle and having fun.

5. Album Reveal

Once your day has been photographed, approximately eight weeks later we arrange a time for you both to come by for your cinematic album reveal. I will create an album layout and display this for you to relive your wedding day for the first time. A story is told of your day where you both can share moments of your day for the first time.

From here we make any photograph changes to your album design layout.  I then book in time to highly retouch the photographs that go within your album and then it is sent to New Zealand for printing. I know that your album is a priority so I waste no time. Your album should not be a wedding anniversary gift.

6. Album Delivery

As a creative and putting my heart into my profession, I absolutely love this part. Seeing a finished piece of art and handing it over to you brings an incredible amount of joy to me. Watching you view your day with and knowing I listening to you and delivered a product that will last you forever is truly an experience.

This is what I do for a living and seeing from start to finish a complete product brings a lot of happiness to me.

The GW Bride

Geoff Wilkings

The GW Groom

Geoff Wilkings

The GW Couple

Geoff Wilkings

She cares about the details

She cares deeply about her flowers, hair, makeup and her dress. This said, her day won’t be ruined if a detail was missed.

 

She doesn’t want to be stressed

She is hiring professionals and wants low stress. This is her day that she’s been dreaming about and wants to enjoy it.

 

She cares deeply about photos

She values the importance of fabulous photography. She knows that these photographs will be with her forever. 

 
 

She wants to LAUGH

She wants to hug her Dad, giggle with the girls, love her man, party during the night. She so wants to have fun and laugh.

 

She wants to feel natural

She wants photographs that mean something to her, not angry posed photos. She was her emotions to be captured

 

She’s romantic

She thinks about the written note that she’s not written yet. She cannot wait to wear her dress.  She’s excited for the day to begin.

He wants to be involved

He’s excited about his wedding day and wants to be involved.  He cares deeply about his day and the people around him.

 

He cares about others

He takes care of himself yet he cares about other people and would get up in the middle of the night to help a friend in need.

 

He cares about his appearance

He might even wear a Dicky Bow and secretly cannot wait to work out how to tie it even though he has absolutely no idea.

 
 

He’s a class act

He’s polite, he’s a gentleman. If there’s a puddle, he’ll be the first to hold his up his bride’s wedding dress to keep it clean.

 

He has heart

He might be shy, but if a tear were to fall during his wedding day he would let it go and not hide his emotions.

 

He wants to feel natural

He wants fabulous photographs but doesn’t want to feel awkward and fake.  He wants his true character to be photographed.

They love to hug and hold hands

During the reception as they hold hands, they love the moment when they can hear laughter and conversation around them. 

 

They’re adventurous and driven

They know the importance of life and how long it is. They want to see and explore as much of life as possible. 

 

They are each others best friend

They will happily listen to one another and support and believe in each other’s dreams. They are each others best friends.

 
 

They’re selfless

They love helping other people and they’ll always be there for each other. They know the importance of giving their heart.

 

They’re busy

They want to be taken care of from their photographer with fabulous photographs that will stand the test of time.

 

They love to laugh

Laughter, be it over coffee, a glass of wine or on a walk together or with friends they know the importance of it. 

F.A.Q.

Success can only be achieved by being clear and open.
Below are several FAQ’s, if I’ve missed anything please contact me and I’d be happy to answer any other question you may have.

How many weddings do you photograph per year?
I stop at 20 weddings per year as I want to be fresh for your wedding day but I also believe in a balance of staying fresh in with my art. If I photograph just a handful of weddings then I’m rusty. If you’re wanting a “run of the mill” photographer who isn’t artistic then you won’t mind someone who is photographing back to back weddings. I value the importance of such your special day so being tired is not an option, you’re way too important to me.
Do you communicate with us throughout our journey once booked?
I love communication, I certainly won’t ignore you. I truly encourage communication as the more I know about your day the better I can cover it. Email, phone or Skype me, my communication doors are wide open.
What is your style of photography?
Creative, Fine Art, Fashionable, Timeless, Fun and Experimental. Oh, I like experimentation.
Not just a run of the mill photography. Your images are art and my clients who book me love and respect incredible photography.
Will you be our photographer or will an associate photographer photograph our wedding day?
No surprises, you hire me and that’s who you get, no assistant or associate photographer. You hire the best, you get the best.
What about the digital images, do I get these?
If they are not already included within your package they will be available for purchase. It just depends on what you personally desire but yes they are available for you. Most clients invest in a gorgeous heirloom album and some wall art showcasing their amazing day. I have found my clients at first due to the education of the internet that digitals are the only thing available, they soon realize after viewing options that there’s more available than only digitals.
Do you have insurance ?
Yes yes yes and yes. Absolutely yes. Who wouldn’t in this day and age. To me, not having business insurance is like driving a car with no insurance. It’s extremely incompetent, unprofessional and a liability. If your vendor requires a copy of my insurance I would be happy to provide a copy.
Do you specialize in weddings and engagement shoot?
I love photographing weddings but I also love photographing family photography. Look at the top of this page where you can view my family page. Just to warn you, it’s pretty amazing.
How long does it take to see our photographs after our wedding day?
Your photographs are ready to be seen within 8 weeks when I design an album layout specifically for your first reveal via a cinematic presentation. If needed we can then swap some photographers around creating the perfect album for you. You receive your album in 3 months. Your photographs and album shouldn’t be an anniversary gift.
Do you offer an Album within your collection?
Imagine investing in professional photographic services and you end up with your images on a flash drive. What will you do with them? Most people have no idea what to do with them and most importantly they won’t do a thing with them i.e. you’ll never look at again. You won’t develop any photos (okay maybe one), or you’ll pop to a cheap lab to have a stunning image destroyed by inferior printing standards (ie it’ll fade if not printed correctly by using archive quality inks and paper). I ask you, what was the point in hiring a professional unless something is done professionally with your stunning images. For this reason (and a few more) is why I offer the industry’s best heirloom album. I want you to have something that is amazing to take away and thoroughly cherish. My clients LOVE their albums and are worth every penny.
Do you have a second photographer?
My photography is a creative art, my clients who book me want my vision when taking the shot so I’m pleased to let you know that I will be the photographer on your day. In general, second photographers are mostly nonprofessionals and are often beginners, weekend warriors, or even a husband and wife fill in helper who often work along the main photographer. When I’m hired, my clients are hiring me for my particular look and vision that I’m able to capture which no second photographer can capture. I receive many requests per week for photographers trying to break into the industry and will shoot under my umbrella. This is not about not being able to get a second photographer, this is about providing photographs of a standard and look. Make sure you know who’s photographing your day.
Your wedding day is too important to be left in the hands of nonprofessional and husband and wife teams who simply help out! I want to create fabulous photographs for your wedding day. The clients who book me simply love my work and that’s what they receive on their wedding day.
Tell me a little something about yourself?
 I am from London England so yes, I have a funny brit accent 🙂 I’m married to Tammy my beautiful wife and I also have two amazing baby boys called Charlie and Henry. I understand how it feels to prepare for your big day and to be married. The journey is amazing.
I always feel stiff in front of the camera, will you help me relax?
Feeling stiff in front of the camera is a fear for many clients. With my approach, you can relax allowing your love for each other to be captured
Do you offer an engagement session?
Absolutely, I love engagement or “forever” session. They’re amazing. The benefits of an engagement shoot is mind-blowing. I teach you how to be photographed and look awesome.
Do you travel and where are you located?

Yes yes and yes. I love to travel. Love it… I was raised in England and left 20 years ago when I was 21 years of age. When I left, I simply traveled for 5 years and feel in love with the Canadian Rockies and New Zealand. I decided to emigrate to Canada 17 years ago and wow it’s been one amazing journey. Travel is a big part of my life.

I am definitely an international traveler so if you’re planning to host your wedding day anyway in the world and would like to hire me, the answer will likely be yes.

I now live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prior to this, I lived in Canmore, Alberta for 10 years so I’m fully up to speed with all those cool locations to shoot in The Canadian Rockies. The Rockies is a fabulous place to live but for me being a busy photographer, husband, father it makes more sense to live in Calgary.

Your Incredible Wedding Day

TOLD AS A STORY IN PRINT

Proud to be a full-service full-time photographer offering clients a stunning range of Wall Art pieces to Heirloom Albums. Offering a range of products from Metal to Canvas products I am your one-stop professional photographer.
All you need to is open your heart and enjoy the journey.