The GW Bride
The GW Groom
The GW Couple
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 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 love helping other people and they’ll always be there for each other. They know the importance of giving their heart.
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.
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.
Not just a run of the mill photography. Your images are art and my clients who book me love and respect incredible photography.
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.
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 Experience & 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.
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.