Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see the photographer’s portfolio before I book?

Of course! You can view each photographers portfolio from their city page! Select your destination here. When you have chosen your favourite photographer check their availability with our concierge team by submitting an inquiry.

How long in advance should I book my shoot?

We suggest you book at least a week in advance, although we will attempt to accommodate last minute requests (but no promises). The ideal time frame to ensure you get YOUR preferred time/date is at least 4 weeks in advance.

How many people can book a shoot together?

Getting great photos with a group means having ample time on your shoot to do so. In order to do that, we have required package lengths based on number of participants. Our group maximums are as follows:

  • 30 mins: max 6
  • 60 mins: max 10
  • 90 mins: max 15

*If more people show up to your shoot than you originally indicated on your booking form and the total number of people then exceeds the package requirement, extra people above the limit will be charged at $75 per person. The package length and photo quantities will remain as originally booked.

Will you share my photos online without asking permission first?

Absolutely not. We fully respect your choice on whether to share. Any photos you see on our site are from customers who have told us ‘in writing’ that we can share their photos online. If you prefer to keep your photos 100% private, we simply lock them in the ‘Fly Vault’ and they will never be posted on our site or social media. Just let us know your preference when you fill in our feedback form after your shoot.

What if I need to reschedule or cancel?

If you need to cancel for any reason, please email or call us and we will refund 90% of your booking fee as long as you provide us no less than 30 days’ notice prior to your scheduled shoot date.

Within 30 days, once the shoot date and time are confirmed (ie. the “Shoot Scoop” is delivered), you may cancel up to seven (7) days in advance of the date and time of the reservation for a 50% refund; we will retain the 50% balance for processing and handling fees. If the Shoot Scoop has NOT been confirmed within this time frame, you may cancel for a 90% refund.

Within seven (7) days of the shoot date and time, all sales are final and there is no refund for cancelled shoots. Please visit our Cancellation Terms of Service for complete details regarding our cancellation policy.

Can I change the route once I’ve booked?

Usually, yes, but sometimes photographers have booked the rest of their day around the location you’ve already chosen so it may not be possible. This is especially true for last-minute changes. We will always try our best to accommodate you, but please note that due to other circumstances, once a route is chosen, we may not be able to change it.

What if I am running late?

Please text or email your photographer if you are delayed. If you arrive late, keep in mind your photographer may have another shoot booked right after, and it’s unlikely your shoot can be extended (although it’s always possible, so please ask!). We suggest arriving early and even having a drink nearby so you don’t begin your experience in a ‘rushed’ state of mind. Remember: traffic in big cities can be unpredictable.

Should you wish to extend beyond the time of your scheduled session and the photographer is available, add-on time is charged at a rate of $150 USD per 30 mins.

If you arrive late for your session, any time that has passed from your original start time will be forfeited, and you may shoot for the remainder of the time you have booked. The number of photos delivered may be adjusted to reflect the actual time spent together. You may add additional time if the photographer is free; add-on time is charged at a rate of $150 USD per 30 mins.

Should you wish your photographer to wait for you to arrive beyond the time your session was set to end, the extra waiting time will be charged at a rate of $50 USD per 15 minutes, on top of any fee for an extension of the shoot (add-on shoot time is charged at $150 USD per 30 minutes).

What happens if it’s raining?

Our photographers are ready to shoot in light rain or shine – hello Vancouver! – but we will connect you directly with your photographer so that you can be in touch before your shoot to discuss the weather. We can never guarantee photographer availability on other dates, but they always do their very best to reschedule if there is too much rain to work with. In the unfortunate case that terrible weather makes your shoot impossible and there is no ability to reschedule, we do offer a full refund.

Can I purchase extra time while in the middle of a shoot?

Of course! If you want to keep going, and your photographer is free, you can pay the additional charge afterwards online. Each additional 30 minute increment is $150 USD.

I had a great time with my photographer. Can I tip them after the shoot?

Thank you for asking! What a thoughtful question. We make sure that our photographers are fairly compensated for their work, so tips are not at all expected. Sometimes our clients have so much fun with their photographers that they all go for a drink or dessert once the shoot is complete, but of course this is not expected or required either. It’s entirely up to you!

When will I see the photos?

We will send you an email with link to your online gallery within five business days. There will also be a link in that email to leave feedback and tell about your experience, so please be sure to let us know!

What size are the photos?

We include a high resolution (3300 by 2200px) download link along with the online, sharable photo gallery. If you have a specific size requirement for a special project, please let us know when you book! Please note that a small fee may apply for extra-special photo size requirements.

What format will I receive my photos in?

Photos in your online gallery and high resolution link are provided in JPEG format. Please note that to protect the work of our photographers, under no circumstances are we able to provide RAW format files.

Do I own the photos?

You have the rights to use the photos for personal use (not commercial). Print them, share them and hopefully hang them on your wall. We would like to showcase your photos in our portfolio, but if you are shy, or prefer to keep them private, just let us know and we will never post anything publicly. Your photographer retains the copyright.

Can I choose which photos I receive in my gallery?

The Flytographer packages include only the ‘best of the best’ from your shoot – as industry practice, your photographer removes any photos with funny faces, closed eyes, and improper lighting. Due to the nature of candid photography, not all shots that are taken will turn out as planned, but if you have any ‘must have’ shots, we would be more than happy to prioritize those shots so that they end up in your final gallery.

Can I buy all of the shots that the photographer took?

Unfortunately not. Not even if you ask really, really nicely… 😉 We know that it can take dozens of snaps to get exactly that perfect version of a shot, and since our photographers shoot in RAW format this would mean editing hundreds of extra not-perfect shots rather than focusing on delivering you the best of the bunch. This leads into our other, even more important, reason: we only want to send you shots that we think you love.

All this being said… if you thought there were shots you remember being taken that didn’t make it into your set, let us know and we can reach out to your photographer and find out what’s possible. (Please note: under no circumstance are we able to provide images in raw format.)

What kind of photo editing is included in my package?

Our style is typically candid and natural with outdoor lighting. Photographers will provide only basic editing, such as colour balance and cropping. Photoshopping or extensive editing is not included. For more details about this, please see our Gallery FAQ here.

Can I book a Flytographer for a commercial project?

For questions about commercial shoots, please contact us here with the details of your project. We will then send you more information about commercial pricing & licensing options.

Can I book a Flytographer photographer for my wedding? I only want photos of the ceremony in that great Flytographer style!

Flytographer is not set up to service weddings, unfortunately. We will make referrals to photographers on special request! We do have the option of a portrait session before or after your ceremony, to capture your newlywed memories (this applies for destination shoots only).

Note: Shoots outside city centers may be subject to a small travel fee. Please check with your shoot concierge to confirm the photographer’s availability to travel.

Don’t see your question? Drop us a note! Our Shoot Concierge team will respond ASAP.

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