Frequently Asked Questions 

Who will be photographing my wedding?

Your wedding will be photographed by me, Sophie Fortier! I take pride in photographing as many wed­dings as possible, so unless you are booking with an affiliate photographer under my brand, your wedding will be covered by me. If you choose to have a second shooter in your package, I have a small, trusted list of them that I pick from based on availability on your wedding date. You can trust that these photographers have a similar style and have done their homework on your wedding!

What equipment do you use?

I have two full frame Nikon DSLRs and one backup camera for weddings. They are: D3, D700 and D7000. Lenses are chosen based on location but these are the ones I use most:

24-70mm I 70-200mm | 16mm | 50mm | 85mm

I have a flash and diffuser for indoor/reception shots and a reflector for various lighting scenarios. I also carry a detailed styling kit to capture your de­tails as beautifully as I can for a few minutes on your big day.

Do you travel for weddings?

I do travel for weddings! Outside of Ottawa (30+ km) a travel fee is applied. I also service weddings throughout Canada with reasonable, negotiable travel rates! I have yet to work a destination wed­ding outside of the country but I am always open to new opportunities.

What if it rains on our wedding day?

Depending on your ceremony location, there are covered areas we can use for photographs. If your wedding is not in a location where this is permissi­ble, I do research and look for a rain friendly loca­tion close by long before the wedding comes. Of course, I give you options and you get to choose your favourite. Don't forget, rain is a sign of good luck, so you can always embrace it! I love an ad­venturous couple. I have also been through any and every scenario you can think of, so don't sweat it! I've got your back.

Do you photograph Elopements?

YES! I love photographing elopements and intimate weddings. They are a testament to what is often forgotten in larger weddings; the unity of two people coming together to share a life. Give me a small wedding any day of the year and I am happy!

When will we get access to an online galler?

My turnaround time is one month from your wed­ding day. One week after the wedding, you receive a link to a sneak peak blog post to share with friends and family that showcases the day's high­lights.

Do I need to order prints through you?

You are under no obligation to order prints through us, with the purchase of your wedding package, the printing rights are included. Howev­er, I do not guarantee print quality if ordered else­where. Online and local print shops use low-quali­ty ink and paper, and don't have the proper equip­ment to ensure your colours match what you see. For this reason, I recommend you print through me.

How far in advance do we need to book your services?

Typically, about a year in advance is a good rule of thumb. I always have a couple of dates available so never hesitate to ask if your date is free. Most sought-after wedding vendors book up 1-1.5 year in advance so take that into consideration when you're planning your big day!

Would you photograph an LGBTQ+ wedding?

ABSOLUTELY! Love is love and I don’t believe this should even be an issue. I’ve had this question asked so many times and it just makes me sad that some photographers don’t. I will always be a safe space for couples, no matter their identity! Bring on the love!