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March 4th, 2016 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: My City Photos

Laura-Lee Gerwing Laura-Lee Gerwing was once a hobby photographer, a hands-on learner who loved to experiment with new techniques to refine her skills. Her passion for the art grew so much that she quit her day job to pursue this promising new career. Luckily for her, it was a risk that paid off and 6.5 years later, she finds herself doing what she loves, with a team of 6 backing her up! Clearly, time flies when you’re having fun! She considers herself, not just a wedding photographer, but a “people photographer.” Just being a part of the wedding day and seeing all the emotions unfold brings joy to her and turns a job into something more meaningful. What’s most important, though, are the connections and lifelong friendships she’s made with her clients.

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My City Photos My City Photos rates are quite affordable. Their starting package is $1,350 plus tax and includes 4 hours of coverage, approximately 500 edited high resolution images and an online gallery. They also have a 6 hour ($1,950 + tax) and 9 hour ($2,950 + tax) wedding packages available, as well as engagement photo services and themed photoshoots. They work with a hair and makeup artist, which they can add on to your package for a fee, if you’re looking for an extra bit of glam. What also makes this company unique is they have some event planning services for bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The cost would include pretty much everything but the food, guests and presents… yes they even provide the venue :) Here’s the link to all that information.

If you think you’d click with Laura-Lee and love her fun, fresh, and modern take on photography, visit her social media links below:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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A Few Words With Laura-Lee…

What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“The great thing about me and my company is that we offer so many other types of photography like newborns and family etc. If a bride is on a budget then they are more than welcome to book me for 1hr or 2hrs from our regular rates to make sure they get coverage of what matters most to them!”

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My City Photos What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“Well, that’s a tough one as there are so many amazing photographers out there but I’ve never met them to know if they are as energetic and as good with people as I am. Even looking at their websites it’s hard to tell, so many lovely photos everywhere. So I guess I would say my personality. No one is like me, I’m a dork, I am a creative professional, I am extremely hard working, I have the eye for catching people’s expressions and emotions when they least expect it (I’m kinda like a spy at weddings that hides around corners to get those shots lol) and I’m so easy to get along with and I have tons of positive energy, you will NEVER ever see me scowl or not have a smile on my face. And when choosing a wedding photographer I truly think that they should be chosen for personality and how compatible they are with who YOU are!”

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My City Photos What do you enjoy most about your job?
“Oh man….that is a big question. I know this question is geared towards wedding photography so let’s say my favourite thing about taking wedding photos is…um…all of it? lol Start to finish, I love to watch it all unfold and to get to document it and tell the story of the day with my photos! I even love editing all of the photos because I get to relive the day all over again!”

What was the most creative shot you took and how did you come up with it?
“Oh my gosh, this is such a hard question lol how does one choose…..Well, I will go with this one; How often do you see a shot taken of the first kiss from the other side? The flags are what inspired me!”

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Which part of the wedding is your most favourite to shoot and why?
“I think the wedding party photos, SO fun!! I love to take creative crazy fun photos and romantic couple photos! If I had to choose… :)

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Where is your favourite place/part of the city to take pictures for a shoot?
“Well, I actually do a lot of out of town weddings like Kelowna and Tofino (just a few places I went lat year) But I have done quite a few weddings at London Farms and I LOVE this one room they have in the house! So magical!”

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What should your clients expect when they have their first consultation with you?
“They should expect to meet someone (me!)who is fun and casual and a very good listener to what you are needing for your big day! In consultations I tend to help plan the wedding day schedule to help decided when the photos should start and end. As I have shot so many weddings, who better to ask on how the day will unfold other than someone who has been to so so many weddings and has seen it from ‘behind the scenes’ And if you really want to know me, check  this video:

If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Don’t rush a single thing. Enjoy every little thing leading up to the wedding and on the day itself. This time will blow by. Take a tone of your own photos, of everything. Details, people helping make any DIY items, dinners, gatherings you name it. At least one photo of each thing. then after the wedding, be sure to put all of your photos and your photographers photos and your families photos (the best of the best and the ones that will tell your story) in a book! Do it! Photographs become your memories!”

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