Chalet Studio & Gardens 30th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 30 years of making memories.

Join us for a summer Open House Wednesday August 23rd 2017
4- 9 p.m.

We are so happy to celebrate a terrific milestone. 30 Years of making memories!
Come and experience a fun visit to our, Studio and Gardens.
Enjoy peace and serenity in the gardens. Live musical entertainment, hors d’oeuvre’s, drinks, dessert and lots of smiles.
R.S.V.P at images@chaletstudio.ca, 519-726-6666, or on facebook
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Cheers,
Janet & Alan

Entertainment Update:  We are happy to announce that Johnny Brunetto, Jazz Saxophone player extraordinare will be joining the celebration.

But wait … there’s more!

Singer Songwriter Chrissi Cochrane will also be filling the air with beautiful Music.  https://www.facebook.com/crissicochrane/

New! Weddings and Vow Renewals at Chalet.

The Perfect Way to Say Forever… Wedding Ceremonies & Vow Renewals
Step into our peaceful world where you’ll find extraordinary beauty and gorgeous grounds for your intimate wedding ceremony. 
Chalet Studio Photography & Gardens understands how excited you are to be in love.
As award-winning photographers, we invite you to walk down our aisle and say your vows in an unforgettable, romantic atmosphere.
In any weather and any season we will create memories you will love forever.
Your perfect dream deserves a perfect venue. Our private gardens and indoor settings will give you everything you dreamed of.
Distinctive photography is included in this exceptional experience, where the focus is on you. 
All you have to say is “I do “ with a smile. 
We offer an exceptional experience all year round for up to 25 guests.

         Come and see how beautiful your Wedding can be.

To arrange an appointment and tour give Janet & Alan a call 519-726-6666.
Email images@chaletstudio.ca Website www.chaletstudio.ca

30th Anniversary special offer!

Celebrating 30 Awesome Years

Time sure flies when you are having fun.
 What a journey it has been from film days to keeping up with the fast paced technology of digital photography.
Through it all one thing has remained the same.
Our passion for having fun while creating images that matter. Yes, we still love what we do!
Over 1,500 Weddings, thousands of portraits and we still feel like we are just getting warmed up.
Knowing that our images will bring enjoyment to so many for generations to come makes every moment of dedication
to our craft worth while.
They say if you can find a career doing something that you love it will fulfill you.
As we celebrate 30 Chalet years we are thankful for everyone who has supported us and loved our creations.
In thanks we will be having all kinds of fun events this year to say thank you.
To kick things off, we ask you this question…
Did we photograph your Wedding?

 We are Celebrating 30 Chalet Years with a Very Special Offer to our Wedding Couples from 1987-2017.
During 2017 we are offering a Free Family Session. Yes, this one is on us ; )
Space for this offer is limited. Call Janet & Alan for more details and to arrange a time for your family fun.
519-726-6666.
email: images@chaletstudio.ca

Finding a great Wedding Photographer

Finding a GREAT Wedding Photographer….

Written by Janet & Alan Arseneault, Chalet Studio & Portrait Gardens.

Originally appearing in Bridal Confidential Magazine.

 

“The White Room” at Chalet Studio and Portrait Gardens

Your day and your memories can be all you dreamed…

We have put together some suggestions to help find the perfect photographer to make it even better.

The first step is arranging a time to meet with them and discuss your plans. Here is an important tip: An email or text will simply not give you the information that you need to make the best decision. Just as with your wedding dress, your photographer needs to fit your style and personality. This choice will be how you remember your wedding day… forever! Ensure that your choice of photographer is one that you can see enjoying being with throughout this most important day.

Owning a camera does not make someone a wedding photographer. When it comes to weddings, experience is priceless! Would you ask a friend to perform the duties of a Doctor or Dentist?  Of course not.  Your Photographer, more than any other person is positioned to either help your day be its best, or not. A true professional wedding photographer knows how to deal with, and isolate you from the stress and huge variables of this incredibly fast moving day. All the while capturing unique images that will rock your world! Experienced pros can quickly pose and light a couple to enhance their best features. A pose that may look fantastic with one bride, may not flatter another. Remember that it is not the Camera that creates the image, the photographer does.

A quick jump in the Tub! At Chalet Studio & Portrait Park.

Plan B

What if it rains? If there ever was a day to have a plan b, this is it! What weather mother nature will send you on your big day is a complete mystery. Assuming that you will have perfect weather could leave you feeling very disappointed. Choosing a photographer who has a studio, and or a backup location will make your day more care free, and fun. Remember, mother nature does not give rain checks.

Backup Equipment

Invest in a true professional who is prepared for anything. When equipment malfunctions (and it often does) a true pro can calmly grab a replacement and continue on. Your photographer should have two to three full frame Camera bodies, spare flashes, high quality lenses, as well as extra power and storage solutions as a minimum. The last thing that you want to hear is excuses related to equipment failure. An unprepared amateur could leave you with nothing but regrets.

The first look, an unforgettable moment in the White Room, Chalet Studio and Portrait Gardens.

The Fun Factor

Choose a photographer that you love being around. Your comfort level around them will have a huge impact on the images that they capture of you. Remember, this is the day that you want to love remembering.

Photojournalism doesn’t capture it all…

Photojournalism is always  part of a wedding day, but there is so much more. Great photographers give direction for a reason. The right combination of lighting, composition, angles, spontaneity, posed candids and most of all, expression, will capture you at your very best!

Friends and Family celebrating you

Think about it. Everyone that you care about is there, for you. This is the perfect time to create images with the people that you love. Creating these images quickly, in a fun way is one of the trickiest parts of a wedding. Be sure to ask prospective photographers if they will capture family images for you. These images will prove to be priceless to you and your family as time goes by.

Timeless black & white with the “Castle Door”, at Chalet Studio.

Keep it timeless

Trends are fun, but rarely last. Look for a photographer that offers a classic shooting style and you’ll always love your images. Opting for something trendy and you might regret it in just a few years. Your images should be a gorgeous reflection of the wonderful day that you had, and stand the test of time. Truly awesome images look great even without Photoshop effects or digital tricks.

Pricing

Invest in an experienced photographer who will deliver your dream with a smile. The old adage, “you get what you pay for” applies very well to wedding photography. An investment starting at around $2000 for a full day event coverage is to be expected. Remember that of all of the purchases that you’ll make, it is this one that gives you the memories of it all.

Sarah, pictured on the shores of Monterey Bay California.

How many photographers?

After photographing over 1500 weddings we can say that two photographers are better than one. So much happens so quickly, making it a huge task for one person to capture it all. The second photographer offers another unique point of view throughout the entire day, capturing so much that would be otherwise missed.

Timing

Be sure to reserve enough hours of coverage. You might think that the bridal dance may be finished by 9pm, but there are no guarantees. Many of the greatest fun moments will happen later on in the evening at your reception. Don’t rely on family and friends to be there to capture them for you. These great, once in a lifetime moments deserve to be done with a professional touch.

Remember you only get one chance to capture it all. Choosing the right photographer will allow you to relax and truly enjoy your day.