Wedding day images that capture all the most important moments with a touch of mood and grit.
To look your best in the photographs without looking awkward or too posed.
An experienced professional photographer who knows what they're doing so that you can just relax and enjoy your day.
A photographer that you vibe with, who is fun and easy to be around and feels like an old friend.
Choosing a wedding photographer is important and for many couples it can feel like an overwhelming task. You know that you want beautiful photographs, and you know what your budget is. But how will you know when you've found 'The One'? How will you know when you have found the perfect West Kootenay Wedding Photographer for your most important day?
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Spend the rest of your engagement 100% certain that you hired the best, raddest, & most capable wedding photographer in the West Kootenays?
I have had the tremendous pleasure of photographing West Kootenay weddings & love stories for over a decade. I originate from Vancouver, BC, but relocated & settled in Trail, BC in 2013. Since then I have been falling in love with the people and the landscape, and working with the raddest clients.
I am known for my editorial style, which has just a touch of grit and moody romance (ok, and maaaybe my outgoing bossy-take-charge personality, too) I have a passion for details, landscapes, and those in-between, unposed moments.
I would love to work with you!
14 years (and counting) in the industry means that I've photographed 200+ weddings. If anyone is going to be able to anticipate & be ready for key photographic moments on your big day, it's me & my team.
I have refined my editing process so well that most clients have their completed wedding gallery before the 3-4 works that my contract guarantees (and just so you know, industry standard is 8-12 weeks).
I respond to emails promptly, and have extremely good communication skills. I will not leave you hanging!
I am well connected in the local West Kootenay wedding vendor community and can liaise on your behalf when needed & appropriate and offer great local advice,
I am creative and passionate and not afraid to look like a crazy person in my pursuit of creating something awesome.
Above all-- you should hire me because nothing is more important to me than acting with integrity and kindness and I will always, always, always treat you in the exact same way that I would like to be treated myself.
"Tamara helped to make our wedding day absolutely perfect!"
You want plenty of candid photos of you, your family, and wedding crew getting ready together.
You have a big wedding party (8+ members) and photos with them all is important!
Your crew knows how to party and you expect the dance floor to be lit!
Sit back and relax! This package covers it all with time to spare. Recommended for those who have big weddings (200+ guests &/or XL wedding parties), who want 2+ hours of portraits, &/or have some driving between photo locations. 10 hours typically covers plenty of getting photos, right on through to the first hour or two of your friends and family getting rowdy on the the dance floor.
Ceremony and portraits are the most important to you, but you'd like a little bit of getting ready and reception coverage as well to help tell the story of the entire day.
You have a small- mid sized wedding party, and a guestlist of no more than 150.
Your getting ready, ceremony, and reception locations are close to each other, or even all in the same place.
My most commonly booked package! 8 hours is generally the perfect amount of time for getting ready, the ceremony, formal portraits, reception, and the first few songs on the dance floor.
You don't need engagement photos or photos of you and your partner getting ready.
You have a small (or non-existent) wedding party and fewer than 50 guests attending.
Ceremony and portraits are what you value most.
Short, sweet, & skip the engagement session!
6 hours can comfortably cover the ceremony, portraits, and the first bit of the reception. Perfect for intimate West Kootenay weddings & elopements w/ small wedding parties, and 50 guests or less.
You value beautiful, keepsake images of your super private 'do.
You will have 10 guests or less in attendance.
Coverage of your intimate ceremony and portraits afterwards is all you need.
Planning on running off to the mountains with your beloved and saying 'I do'? Or perhaps you're planning the most intimate-of-initmate micro weddings with only your very nearest and dearest in attendance?
Let's make some magic! This package includes your first 2 hours of coverage, with additional hours available for purchase if needed.
Not available for Saturday dates during peak wedding season (May-October)
— Maddy B. 2023 Bride.
Tamara has the ability to capture who you truly are in each photo and brings out your brightest sides. Tamara captures the emotions in each moment and does so with ease, her artistic style is the perfect blend of mood and natural beauty. Working with Tamara is a dream, her laid back attitude and infectious personality make each moment with her a true treat.
Calendars, greeting cards, ornaments, oh my! Shop your gallery store for these beautiful gift items.
Feel like your Kootenay Elopement or Micro-Wedding would be best covered if I brought along a Second Shooter? No problem!
Design your own custom photobooks and albums using the super easy, fully customizable drag-and-drop software available to you in your gallery store.
Travel up to 40km from Trail is included in each booking. Additional kms are billed at $1 per km. Accommodation costs will be billed for locations 125+km from Trail, BC, or at photographer's discretion.
Prints in a variety of standard and custom sizes available from your private online gallery. Starting at just $10! Canvas prints & heirloom quality framed prints also available.
Add an engagement session onto your Elopement, Micro Wedding, or Package III booking (a $495 value!)
The Big Day has arrived.
A month or so before your wedding-- fill out my pre-wedding questionnaire and have one final pre-wedding phone call.
Package I & II clients-- Meet up with me for your engagement session.
Sign your contract and pay your retainer to secure your date!
Schedule your engagement session any time!
Fill out my contact form. Provide as much information as you possibly can.
No pressure phone call to see if the vibe feels right! Take the next step only if you're stoked.
Engagement sessions are offered complimentary with Packages I & II simply because I think it is enormously advantageous for us to work together and get to know each other, before the biggest and most important day of your life. As such, there is no 'trade in' value (via discount, or additional wedding day coverage) if you choose not to do (or simply are unable to do) your engagement session.
Retainers are considered non-refundable, However! If you find yourselves needing to change the date of your wedding, I am happy to offer clients the option of a one-time 'date transfer'. For a fee of $300+gst, clients can transfer their booking & paid deposit over to a new date. Transfers must be done with a minimum 3 months notice, and the new date must be within 12 months of the original booking. They will also be subject to whatever our wedding rates are at the time of the new booking.