Welcome to Whistler wedding photography portal of Whistler commercial photographer and photojournalist David Buzzard.
I’ve been a Whistler wedding photographer for over 20 years in the Whistler area. As a lifelong photojournalist, I bring a unique perspective to wedding photography, capturing what photojournalists call the decisive moment.
My Wedding photography has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and I was a featured wedding wire photographer for having my client ratings in the top ten percent of Canadian wedding photographers.
How much do you charge?
- As a baseline, my smallest wedding package would be two hours, enough to cover getting ready before the wedding, the wedding ceremony, wedding portraits, and an intimate wedding reception, is $1,000. I have a full list of my wedding packages hereWedding Packages.
How many pictures will I get?
- As a photojournalist, I’m what known as a heavy shooter. I take a lot of photos, as it’s better to have too many photos and then to edit it down to a reasonable number than it is to not have enough. A good rule of thumb might be 150 to 200 for an elopement style wedding, while a wedding with a longer timeline and more guests might be 300 to 800 photos.
When do I get my photos?
- Keeping with my bespoke ethos, I do all my own photo processing. Nothing I do is farmed out to external editing services, so a lot depends on where we are in the wedding season. That said, I have as much of an urge to get a sneak peak at the photos as anybody else, so I’ll have a look through the photos and do up 15 or 20 finished photos from the day within a few days of the wedding. For the finished photos, two to four weeks would be a good rule of thumb.
What can I do with the photos once I get them?
- It’s a simple answer, you get to do whatever you like with the photos. You don’t need to come to me for prints or permission to publish them on social media. I don’t put watermarks or other photo controls on the photos.
David has been one of Whistler’s top wedding photographers for over twenty years. His wedding photography has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and been included in the Professional Photographers of Canada travelling show.
David has also been a life-long working photojournalist, starting as a newspaper photographer at age sixteen and still active as the photographer for the Whistler Pique Magazine, Squamish Chief Newspaper, and Whistler Magazine. David has over fifteen press awards for photojournalism for his work with the Whistler Question and Squamish Chief.
David spent three years in South Africa at the end of the Apartheid era, covering the 1994 election and the transition to free rule. David was a contract photographer with the Weekly Mail and Guardian newspaper when it won the University of Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Journalism. He provided photography for Michael Schmidt’s acclaimed book on post-Apartheid South Africa, Drinking with Ghosts.