Frequently asked questions about
Stenhouse Wedding Photography
Who will be shooting my wedding?
Kevin Stenhouse is the lead photographer at all our weddings. Our second photographers are highly trained professionals, booked as need.
Do you provide half-day coverage?
Yes, we have smaller packages, visit our pricing page.
What is your style and approach?
Love, love, love and all the forms that it takes. Joy, spontaneous moments and real emotion captured in a professional and artistic manner. We believe everyone should enjoy the day to the fullest and we want that represented in the images we take. After 12 years of shooting the technical and logistical issue have all been resolved and we focus on making it the best experience possible. We hope it shows through in all of our work. We document the joy of your day in the most artistic way possible. You can read more here.
Do you shoot mostly in colour or black & white?
As you can tell by looking through different pages of this site I'm drawn towards candid black and white images. I do love colour as well and regardless of what I see as the final edit, you will receive a colour version of every image with colour and exposure correction. I've done full weddings in black and white and have done the same with colour. Ultimately it's up to you and we will discuss this during a consultation. You can view samples here.
What are your packages like?
You can find out about our pricing right here.
How long does it take to get my images back?
We want the images to be perfect so typically between 4 to 6 weeks depending on the time of year. 80% of our weddings being delivered with 5 weeks.
What are your albums like?
High-quality leather-bound albums with Leather, Acrylic, Linen, and hardcovers.
Sizes range from 8×10 to 16×20.
Do I get the high-resolution files and what can we do with them?
Yes, you receive all the high-resolution files and can print and share however you wish.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully insured
Do you back-up your images?
Yes, we have both on-site and cloud-based backups
Where do we meet?
If possible and convenient for you we can meet at your home. If you prefer we can meet for a coffee or pint somewhere that works for you.
How do we set-up an appointment?
You can call Kevin at 403.922.1978 or use our contact form.
How do we book our date?
A signed contract with a retainer is required. A retainer of 30% of your package up to $1,200 is required to secure your date. We have an internet-based booking and paying system that you will have access to after our initial contact. Our consultation is not a sales call and you will not be asked to book during the meeting. You will be given time to discuss your options with your fiance after the consultation.
Can we change our package?
Yes, you can make changes up until 15 days prior to the wedding day. You may also add time on the day of the wedding if you find you are running longer than anticipated
Do you offer off-season packages?
Yes, please contact us for details and to see if your date is eligible
We don’t like posing for the camera is that a problem?
Not a problem. Every client is unique and Kevin takes great pride in his ability to make people look happy, relaxed and natural in front of the camera. We address all the issues surrounding “how should I stand” and “what should I do with my hands” within minutes of your wedding day or engagement session. You’ll feel comfortable in front of the camera in no time.
How did you get into weddings?
Check out the About Kevin page
Do you travel?
Yes, we do! Anywhere within a 90-minute radius of Calgary (including Banff) has no additional travel fees for your wedding day. We may even be able to waive travel fees for your engagement session if you have booked a wedding with us. There may be some licensing fees with different parks and municipalities please inquire for more details.
Do you do family photos at weddings?
Yes, we do. Family images are a very important part of the complete package but we make sure to do them in the most efficient ways possible to make the best use of your time.
Do you need a shot list from us?
Typically no except for larger families and extended families. If there is a unique image that you wish to have please let us know.
Do you have a second photographer?
Yes, with several years of experience working with Kevin.
My fiancé is not a big fan of having their photograph taken is that a problem?
Little known (okay not that little) secret of Kevin is that he really doesn’t like his photo taken. Taking the family photos as a kid was his way of making sure he was never in them. Tell your fiancé we completely understand and will do everything in our power to make it as pleasurable as possible. Please check out our testimonials to see the feedback we have received.
What if it rains?
This has always been a hard question to answer there are so many variables to take into account. Often venues have backup locations if needed. We do have a studio but in 10 years have never had to use it.. Once we discuss your wedding day I can give you options if it rains.
How far should we book in advance?
Some dates book as far ahead as 18 months others within weeks. The best advice is to contact us as soon as possible to secure your date.
Can I pay by Credit Card?