About Us & FAQs
We are a small team of enterprising and energetic photographers with a passion for photography. We can be in two places at once because our clients have the added bonus of two photographers for the price of one, working as a team, at nearly every event.
We can capture the spirit of your event and freeze it as a memorable moment in time. Please browse through our galleries to get an idea of our work. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many years of experience do you have?
A. We have 20 years experience in photography.
Q. What type of equipment do you use?
A. We use professional quality Nikon and Canon camera equipment, Professional backdrops, and Elinchrom studio lights.
Q. Do you bring backup equipment with you?
Q. When digital photos are taken, how do you make black and white prints?
A. Our professional quality digital cameras have the ability to take black and white or sepia digital photos, however, the preferred method is to take colour pictures and then "de-saturate" them using software afterwards. It is safer to shoot in colour and change it later.
Q. Do you create Photobooks for your customers?
A. Yes. Photobooks and Albums are part of our creative services and can be purchased as an add-on to any event package. We preferably need to know if you require this in advance as some extra and slightly different types of shots are necessary.
Q. How long does it take for you to process the event images?
A. We typically have the photos posted on an Internet Photo Gallery within five days following an event, mostly sooner.
Q. How easy is it for my family, friends, and guests to order prints?
A. Anyone can order prints from our Internet Photo Gallery online and they will be delivered straight to the buyer.
Q. Some photographers do not allow (or severely limit) guest's taking pictures. How do you handle this?
A. The only time this becomes an issue is during the specific set-ups or traditional shots. As long as they don't slow down the shoot or get in the way, we don't have an issue with guests taking photos.
Q. How does Catchlight35 accomodate all budgets?
A. There are many reasons. Here are a few:
We are passionate about photography. We believe that high-quality photography doesn't have to be expensive.
We don't have the overheads that some photographers do.
We have designed our business model to keep our costs low, and we pass that saving on to you.
For example, we use portable studio equipment that can be taken on location instead of having an expensive studio. We can rent studio space, if needed for a specific project. That saves the costs of leasing a building and paying employees to staff it.
Q. Why are some of your event photography prices based on the number of guests?
A. At events, we typically take a number of photos of you and your guests. When there are more photos to process, it requires more time and work effort to process the photos. This way, you aren't limited to a certain number of shots, like some other photographers.