Frequently Asked Questions...
Choosing a wedding photographer is a huge decision and one that should have a lot of thought put into it. There is so much information to take in and so many questions that need to be answered. Below I have compiled a few questions that I feel can assist you in this decision and see if I may be the right fit for your celebration. I apologize for the length, but hopefully it helps!
Your images seem to have a very nature based feel to them. Can you tell us a bit about this?
Yes they do! Every photographer develops their own style over a course of time, and my style started to head into a very outdoorsy direction quite quickly. I have always loved the beauty of nature, and as I grew in my photographic career, I began shooting more and more adventure style images. Many of the couples that get married in Whistler are not from here, but instead choose this area and travel from all over the world to be here. I believe a huge part of that reason is the beautiful landscape, from the rugged outdoors of summer to the winter wonderland that is winter. I strive to show this beauty in my images, and remind the couples why they chose this place to begin the rest of their lives together.
Who are your ideal couples?
I would say that my ideal couples enjoy nature and aren’t afraid to explore and adventure a little bit on their wedding day. I love it when I get to take couples into a forest, or up a mountain or by a river, and have them enjoy a few minutes alone, away from everyone else, and focus on each other and the beauty that surrounds them. Wedding days can be pretty hectic, and I find that for those few moments away, couples are able to relax a little bit and connect with each other, sometimes in ways that are not possible at the venue surrounded by their friends and family.
I also love to work with couples who value the importance of photography and hire me because they truly identify with my work.
We are not models and feel a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera? Will that be ok?
Of course! All of the photographs you see on my website are of real couples on their special day. I have a very calm style of shooting and more or less create a space for you and your partner to relax and enjoy each others company. Some moments may be quiet while others are fun and playful. I also build a relationship with couples before we shoot so that they are comfortable and able to be natural around me. By the time we have spoken a few times on the phone, met for a drink and shot some engagement photos, I am more like an old friend that has come to hang out on their wedding day!
In this day and age where everything is based around social media and likes, I find we are so desensitized to beautiful imagery and photographs tend to get lost in a post, or burried in a gallery on a phone in your pocket. On a wedding day, there is so much going on and there are so many moments in between that help tell the story of your day, a few images posted here and there just aren’t the best way to remember it by. I believe wedding albums are truly the best way of showcasing your unique day and help you to look back and see and feel it years later. Can you imagine, 20 years from now, gathering your kids or family together, and huddling around a phone to scroll through your wedding day? It sounds laughable, but really, without an album, that can be the case! Please click here for a bit more information about the albums I use.
What do we look for in choosing a photographer?
The most important thing in choosing your wedding photographer is his or her style. There are so many different photographers with so many different styles out there (dark and moody, light and airy, documentary, fine art etc). It is important to find one whose images speak to you and make you feel something inside. Once you have found the style that you identify with, the next step is to talk to the photographer! Weddings are one of the most important days of your lives, and your photographer will be beside you for most of it… probably more than almost any other person on the day! It is important to talk to them and see if their personality is someone that you can relate to and basically spend the day hanging out with.
How can we book with you?
If you enjoy my style and would like to chat further, I would absolutely love to meet you. Please send me a note via my contact form and we can arrange a time to meet in person, chat over Skype, or even a phone call, whatever is easiest for you. That way we can see if we are a good fit for each other, and begin discussing your perfect day. I love meeting new couples, making new friends, and ultimately being there to capture those special moments that will last a lifetime!
Logan Swayze Photography
Logan Swayze is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Whistler, British Columbia, servicing the Sea to Sky from Pemberton to Vancouver. Specializes in capturing adventurous portraits paired with honest storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography. Limited dates per year available for travel worldwide.
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