Preserve Your Moments That Matter
prints / gallery boards / photo books
fine art albums / wall canvases / framed prints
These are just a few ways to enjoy your photographs in print and preserve them for future generations.
WHY IT MATTERS
they never become obsolete
Photographs are meant to be printed, displayed, and preserved. Photos that live on a device are subject to loss because technologies become obsolete and cannot be passed down from generation to generation.
This is why I believe in the importance of providing all of my clients with high-quality printed products.
Whether you've hired me for your wedding or to document your family, I include album or print credits as an inherent part of every photography experience I provide.
WHERE TO PRINT
Where to Print
Choosing the right company to develop your photographs requires the same thought and intention that goes into choosing your photographer. And, the very best choice when it comes to printing your images is to work with your photographer because only I can offer the best quality.
My photographs look their best when developed by the companies I have chosen to work with because I worked closely with my labs to make sure of this.
Printing photos that will live on your walls for decades and having a custom album that will not fade, warp, or fall apart requires some upfront investment.
These products are a lifetime investment that you will never regret.
ALBUMS & BOOKS
a family heirloom custom made for you
An album is a thoughtful narrative of your entire wedding day presented in a very tangible way.
It is something to hold in your hands while you sit on the couch with your kids and retell the events of your wedding day. Your kids will laugh at the hairstyles and marvel at how young you were.
An album is also the very best way to archive your wedding photographs. Digital files are great, but technology is constantly changing and who knows what it will be like 30 years from now.
Each album designed and delivered by Shannon-May Photography is custom and one of a kind, just for you. Our albums are of the highest quality and made to last.
Keep reading to learn about our albums and the design process as well as other available products.
Do you travel for weddings?Yes, absolutely! I travel throughout Atlantic Canada every year to photograph weddings. I will travel anywhere throughout Canada, especially to Vancouver, BC. Travel fees will apply for weddings taking place more than 100 kms roundtrip beyond St. Andrews, NB.
How far in advance should we book you?I book weddings anywhere from four to 18 months in advance. However, I have booked a wedding with less than two months' notice. It is always best to inquire, as you never know! If you have your date set and your venue booked, then let's get your photography booked!
Do you work with a second shooter?You can select a collection that includes a second photographer or add one to your collection if needed. I have options for full day or half coverage by a second shooter. I strongly recommend a second shooter for weddings with a guest list exceeding 100 or if you plan to get ready far apart from one another.
How do we book you?Oh my goodness, yes! Let's do this. I require a signed contract and a $1000 retainer fee to secure your day. Use the contact form to get the booking process started.
Our wedding is a bit different. Do you have custom options?My collections are pretty much applicable to any wedding day, but there are definitely some exceptions and I'd love to create something special for you. Use the contact form to fill me in on all the details of what you're planning.
How many images can we expect to receive in our wedding day gallery?This ultimately depends on how much time I spend with you, but typical galleries from a full-day wedding will include 500—700 high-resolution images that have been edited in keeping with my style.
What precautions do you take to make sure our photos are backed up?During a wedding day, I shoot with multiple memory cards at once! Once back to my office I back up your photos to multiple hard drives, which are automatically backed up in the cloud! Lastly, I do not format my memory cards from your wedding day until after you have received you curated gallery. I have a ridiculous amount of redundant storage to mitigate losses.
Do you carry insurance?Yes! I am insured for liability and equipment losses.
Can we opt out of an album to save money?In a nutshell, no. Albums are an important part of the comprehensive wedding photography experience that I provide and it is not something I am willing to compromise on.
We just received the wedding album. It looks so good! Annie and I went through it page by page, and we relived that day by looking at each moment you captured. I imagine myself opening this book and telling our kids and grandkids the stories of our wedding.
Thank you so much for your hard work.
- CHAO & ANNIE
The Design Process
A lot of collaboration and time goes into creating a custom album design for you.
You'll select your must-have images.
I'll send the final design to the artisans who will make your album by hand.
I'll design an initial layout and send it to you to review.
Your album will arrive at my studio where I will check it over to make sure it's perfect.
We'll meet over Zoom to discuss changes and pick your cover.
I package and ship your album to you.
My retoucher will polish the images so that they are print perfect.
You receive your album, show it to your family and friends, and cherish your images forever.
personal art for the walls of you home
"An image is only a photograph after it's been printed."
I work with the best print lab in Canada so I can provide you with the highest-quality print products for your family heirlooms. The papers will not yellow or fade and are thicker than any retail print option. The inks are rich and a perfect match for the colour work in my images.
Best of all, you won't have to worry about uploading your photos to a third-party website. All your photos are automatically available from your gallery in the integrated print shop, and I check every order before it goes to production to look for any issues or possible errors.
See below to learn about the products available through your online gallery.
Print Products Available
AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF SIZES
MODERN BOX-FRAMED PRINTS READY TO HANG