Answers to Guide You

Frequently Asked Questions

The creative package is a package that focuses on the creativity, experience and skill of the photographer. You will receive a custom luxury DVD box set containing all of your photos. This package is designed for couples who want to create their own albums in the future.

The classic package is a package that focuses on the creativity, experience and skill of the photographer but also includes the production of a photo book and-or album created by the photographer. This is a complete package that is recommended for couples who do not have the additinal time to produce their own albums.

It is difficult to give an exact figure because every wedding is different. It depends on the number of locations there are to visit and the duration of your package. The figures could vary between 1000 and 2000 photos. You will receive every single photo taken, no matter which package you select.

Our calendar fills up quickly so you should plan to book typically 8-12 months in advance. If you are planning on a shorter timeframe, check with us for availability. We may have an opening for you!

Yes, of course! It would be our pleasure to document your celebration of any faith, non-faith, or orientation.

Only special Drone Videography. We not offer other videography services as we wish to keep our service rates very friendly.

We have shot at hundreds of venues, so there is a good chance that we have. However, if we have not, we will get to the venue early on the day of and be sure to perform a thorough walk-through to scout out the best photography locations. We also do extensive online research prior to your big day!

While Bella Vita Wedding Photography is based out of Montreal, Canada, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography packages are highly subsidized, however do not include the cost of travel and accommodations.

Yes, of course! It would be our pleasure to document your celebration of any faith, non-faith, or orientation.

Typically, Peter and Melissa will be the photographers for your engagement session and wedding.

Yes. These are all considered ‘event photography.’ We have chosen to focus and excel at wedding and event photography, and we would love to cover your celebration.

Our photographers speak many different languages, including Italian, Spanish, English, and French. However, we have also covered many weddings in which we do not speak the primary language of the ceremony. We approach these weddings with research, understanding the traditions and culture of the wedding. We also have talk-through meetings with our couples before the wedding to ensure we are aware of the major moments. Lastly, we always ensure that we stay alert, leaning on the instincts that we have developed for capturing the emotion and the stories at any given moment.

The Bella Vita Wedding Photography team is acclaimed for developing a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art, fashion and glamour photography. We love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out our clients personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery that will last the test of time.

Advanced post-production includes touch-ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc. On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post-production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact our studio manager for a quote for custom post-production.

We encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible. The latest we suggest is at least 10-12 weeks prior to the wedding date due to the time necessary to post produce each image and complete your product order(s).

Your engagement session images will be completed no more than 6 weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to 6 weeks after the date of your shoot, a rush edit fee of $200.00 will be charged.

As with our other products, production times vary. However, you can typically expect to receive your album 6 weeks after placing the order. The process prior to placing the order varies in duration depending on how quickly you respond to the instructions for the album design as well as the number of changes you request after the initial designs. Some brides complete this within a month or two; others take over a year. Similar to the post-production process, if you require rush processing, a fee of $200.00 will be charged. Additional fees for rush shipping may also apply.

Each additional page can be added for additional cost and includes the design time/revisions.

You have the right to reprint images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without the written consent of Bella Vita Wedding Photography.

All of our packages come with a USB key containing all of the images. There is a $100 replacement charge for additional downloads or lost USB keys after the event has been archived. We strongly suggest you make at least one copy of the images when you receive them from us.

We would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let us know what information you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of the photographer’s personality, Skype calls, and FaceTime calls can be arranged.

All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.

Standard rates apply for overtime. Overtime is billed at the rate of $300/hour per Master Photographer and $150/hour per Associate Photographer.

Yes. The retail adjustment fee for all credit card transactions is 3% of the charged amount.

Unfortunately no. Retainer fees are used to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date, we do not accept new clients for your date.

Generally no, but this is taken on a case by case basis. The reason for canceling and our availability is taken into account. Also, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.

All travel expenses are based on the distance between your event location(s). All destinations beyond 100 km round-trip will be negotiated and handled on a case-by-case basis.