Frequently Asked Questions


How do you say “Tulle” and what does your company name mean?

We get this question a lot. That might be an understatement 😉 Tulle is pronounced “tool” in most areas. Our name was something that had a lot of meaning for us. It started when thinking of the fabric of a wedding, what tells a story and how we wanted to weave a story together for our couples. Our focus and a lot of our work is based around weddings, so Tulle & Tweed Photography was born. Tulle being a light and airy wedding dress fabric that flows freely and Tweed being a classic but distinguished and timeless fabric for many men’s suits back in the day.


How far in advance should I book my wedding and how do I secure my date?

Most couples book us at least 12-14 months in advance of their wedding date. We ask for a 35% non-refundable retainer to secure your date. Wedding dates are on a first booked basis (retainer and agreement received).


How many weddings do you do a year?

On average, we photograph 25-35 weddings/elopements a year. We aim to limit our weddings to 35 per year so we can give you our undivided attention.


How many hours do I need for my wedding coverage?

This will vary depending on who you are and what is important to you, but we recommend the following timeframes for our couples (every photographer will differ):

Bride(s) Prep: 45-90 mins

Groom(s) Prep: 30-60 mins

First Look: 15 mins

Couples Portraits: 30-45 mins per location (including wedding party)

Ceremony: 30-45 mins (for churches, 60-90 mins)

Receiving Line: 20-30 mins

Family Photos: 30 mins

Cocktail Hour: 30-60 mins

Dinner: 60-85 mins

Speeches/Toasts: 35-60 mins (average 5 mins each)

Games: 15 mins

Dances: 15 mins

Sunset Photos: 20 mins

Party Time: 30-45 mins

Do you travel or shoot destination weddings?

We travel to most countries worldwide. We often work out a custom package for destination couples, which allow us to travel and do what we love at a rate that is affordable for our couples. We have photographed coast to coast in Canada, as well as in the USA, Iceland, Greece, Aruba, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Mexico.

Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France and Germany are currently on our wedding/elopement bucket list!


What education/experience do you have?

Heather has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Victoria, British Columbia (Photography major and English minor). She also takes annual workshops/classes to learn new skills. That being said, nothing beats getting out there and shooting as much as possible. We have been photographing weddings and people since 2011 officially, but for many years casually prior to that.


Do you photograph family photos, newborns, or other styles of portrait photography?

Although weddings and engagements are our specialty, we offer various types of lifestyle sessions. Please contact us if you would like details about lifestyle family, newborn, maternity, or personal branding sessions. 


Do you offer photography lessons or mentoring?

Occasionally we will do one-on-one teaching sessions with our clients to show them the ropes of taking a good photograph. If you are seeking instruction on the use of your camera, how to compose a good photograph, etc, please get in touch.

We offer mentoring in business/shooting/editing, etc. for existing photographers. See our “For Photographers” page for details.


Do you shoot RAW or JPG?

We shoot raw images, however all of the images you will receive will be hard copy prints or high resolution JPEG files to make it easy for you to view them and print them on your own. We do not deliver RAW files to our clients. All images will be edited before delivery.


What if you get sick?

Emergencies do unfortunately happen (knock on wood, nothing has prevented us from missing a wedding yet!). If we cannot make it on your big day, we provide an alternate photographer with equal experience who knows how to shoot the way we do. Even in the case of emergencies, we try to do everything possible to make sure we are the ones capturing your wedding. Barring a serious emergency, we will be there! If we cannot, the transition to a different photographer is seamless and does not require any additional planning or time on your end. We still take care of all of your editing, image delivery, etc. We will handle it so you can enjoy your day.


Who will my second shooter be?

The second-shooter provides a second set of eyes for your big day and the people we choose are screened for experience, style and personality. Depending on the location and date of your wedding, your second-shooter may vary, therefore we do not list a specific person as a second-shooter. All of our second shooters have worked with us before.


What gear do you use?

We currently photograph primarily with Nikon gear. Here’s a list of our most used gear. Second shooters may use different equipment.
– Nikon D850 Full Frame Body x 2
– Nikon D750 Full Frame Body x 1
– Nikon 24-70mm Lens f2.8
– Nikon 70-200mm Lens f2.8
– Nikon 35mm Lens f1.4
– Sigma 85mm Lens f1.4
– Nikon 105mm Macro Lens f2.8
– Nikon 50mm Lens f1.4
– 2-4 Nikon Flashes
– Holdfast MoneyMaker Strap


Have additional questions? Get in touch!