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Located in Montreal (Canada), Pixelicious has become an authoritative and trustworthy voice in the industry. Quoted in some of the most prominent wedding, lifestyle and business publications, we are constantly reaching out to offer guidance to future brides and grooms.
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Story behind Pixelicious
We have all heard of horror stories from friends who never got their wedding pictures delivered while the photographer disappeared. Founded by the lead photographer Jimmy Chan, Pixelicious exists to do the opposite of what other photographers do to bring value, honesty and transparency to its clients.
The market response was phenomenal. The brand is now known for its elegant, timeless imagery and remarkable storytelling with an unyielding focus to customer service.
March 3rd, 2018
My name is Jimmy Chan, the wedding photographer of Pixelicious from Montreal, Canada, and this in-depth guide is packed with actionable step-by-step tips for your next assignment; Written in a language that hobbyist / amateur photographers can understand; Featuring images of real clients, never models in stylized shoots; I will tear down some of my favorite shots by explaining what didn’t work and how would I have done things differently.
February 28th, 2018
“Don’t be afraid to unleash your creativity,” wedding photographer Jimmy from Pixelicious advises. “Pull out the map and explore all these wonderful places, often requiring less than one-hour drive from home. Brides are incorporating seasonal themes nowadays: sugar shacks in spring, botanical gardens, outdoor vineyards, farms, barns, and for those hardcore adventurers… try tying the knot on a mountain peak!”
February 15th, 2018
What if you could get married in the venue of your dreams and save money at the same time? Today’s guest post brought to us by Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) will show you how! Many couples get engaged during the holidays, this is why wedding shows tend to occur in January. This also means that brides will be busy shopping for vendors and venues. The most expensive item on everyone’s list will most likely be the venue / reception. Clients get maximum ROI on their time and effort when negotiating with the venue. Here are some tips to help you find your dream venue despite being on a budget.
February 3rd, 2018
“My name is Jimmy Chan, and I’m the wedding photographer of Pixelicious in Montreal, Canada. I decided to challenge myself and write a comprehensive, in-depth guide to wedding photography in any lighting situation. As the title suggests, it will cover from preparation to reception and beyond, dissecting the characteristics of light while offering many step-by-step actionable tips to delight your next client.”
By Kristen Castillo on January 19th, 2018
“Delegate and don’t look back,” says wedding photographer Jimmy Chan of Pixelicious in Montreal. Trust in your friends and family to do their best. “After outlining your requirements, let your wedding party take charge,” he says, nudging brides and grooms not to micromanage the wedding day. Be careful not to overdo it when asking for assistance, too. Chan urges couples to remember that family and friends may not enjoy the wedding as guests if they’re too involved in planning the celebration. “Consider their ideas out of courtesy but it’s best not to have them ‘work,'” he says.
December 27th, 2017
“Those brave enough to withstand the cold are in for a lovely surprise”, says Jimmy from Pixelicious. “Pictures in the falling snow are highly photogenic, not to mention rare.” As long as the newlyweds take the necessary precautions, such as adequate clothing and not spending too much time outside, a session in the falling snow will look like a fragment from a fairy-tale. “Just be mindful of the earlier sunset which limits the amount of sunlight you get. Although an experienced photographer will plan the day accordingly, in addition to supplying lighting in darker environments.”
By Linda DiProperzio on December 19th, 2017
Not only could icy road conditions hinder your guests’ arrival, but it could also delay your vendors set up time for the event. Be flexible with your timeline, says Jimmy Chan of Pixelicious. “In winter, there are snow storms, road closures and unexpected car breakdowns. With the in mind, allocate twice the amount of time required as a buffer. If it takes 30 minutes to drive from your home to the church, double it to 60 minutes.”
By Tercius Bufete on December 18th, 2017
“The main reason group pictures are difficult is that we are dealing with multiple live subjects,” says Jimmy Chan, a wedding photographer in Montreal. “Capturing a still object feels very different from a real person you need to pose and interact with. Take that challenge, then multiply by 10—that’s the essence of a group picture.”
By J.R. Duren on December 4th, 2017
Jimmy Chan is a wedding photographer in Montreal. His company, Pixelicious, offers a variety of services, all of which can be negotiated when couples are planning a wedding. There’s a catch, though; you may not get these discounts if all you do is ask nicely. “Some intangible reasons for accepting a particular client’s offer includes shooting at a venue we haven’t seen before or the couple’s potential in building our portfolio. We analyze the overall theme of the wedding and the fun factor, too,” Chan said. “It’s alright to ask for discounts, but at least give us a reason to offer one.”
November 7th, 2017
Not everyone is a trained photographer, so we asked our experts what amateur or budding photographers should look for in a digital camera. Jimmy Chan, photographer for Pixelicious, told us to “look for portability, ease of use, and a decent zoom range.” Following his advice, we searched for digital cameras that we could easily carry anywhere from a school play to our next adventure overseas.
October 31st, 2017
Jimmy Chan, a photographer for Pixelicious, told us that “if you waste time fumbling with the switches and buttons, you will miss the shot, [so] it is crucial that the photographer learns the camera inside and out.” Following his advice, we directed our attention toward finding the entry-level DSLR that was best able to help us do so.
October 10th, 2017
Our friends at Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) created this helpful list of simple posing tips to help you feel at ease in front of the camera on the big day. Enjoy! Pixelicious is the wedding photographer you have never heard of but can’t wait to tell your friends about.
September 14th, 2017
There are a couple of things that they pride themselves in – things that set them apart. They understand that a wedding is a large (and yes often stressful) investment. So they do the following things to make your photography decision less stressful: you don’t pay until you review the retouched photos; your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed; their pricing is given up front, with no packages, hourly or overtime rates; and they don’t sell albums or prints. They also love developing client relationships that will continue beyond your wedding day, resulting in a family visual legacy at all important times in your life. They call this their Pixelicious signature experience. Who wouldn’t love that!
By Lauren Schumacker on September 4th, 2017
“Of course, anything that takes the focus away from the bride in wedding photography is a bad idea. The method is to pick a favorite a color, or something that matches the overall theme at the reception,” said Jimmy Chan, a wedding photographer for Pixelicious in Montreal. “By toning down the colors, or at least keeping them within the same hue, we will focus more on their faces and expressions. In the end, isn’t that what’s most important? The people and not the dresses?”
By Ferozan Mast on August 30th, 2017
Don’t assume that the hotel the couple suggests is the only place you can stay. It’s worth doing a little research to make sure that the rate they got for their room block is indeed the best price or whether there might be a less pricey option nearby. “A large family of five might require at least two hotel rooms — quite expensive in large metropolitan areas like New York or L.A.,” says Montreal-based wedding photographer Jimmy Chan. Do what you can to make the trip easy on your wallet, especially since you’ve already committed to traveling.
By Deborah Sweeney on August 22nd, 2017
“What keeps me productive and focused: constantly reminding myself that I only have one chance to get this right. I start the day with a strange ritual, by looking into a mirror where I keep telling myself that my clients are getting married for the first (and most likely last) time. This forces me into a sense of urgency, to be really in the moment so to speak. The downside is that one becomes emotionally and physically drained after giving 120% for the entire day.” – Jimmy Chan, Pixelicious
By Kristin Salaky on July 18th, 2017
Many also noted that this rule also puts the onus on the couple to tell guests how much the plate cost is in order to plan their gift.
But a lot of wedding guests are still married to this tradition. If you do choose to go that route, wedding photographer Jimmy Chan pointed out to INSIDER that guests can research what the wedding venue offers as far as plate prices themselves to avoid an awkward conversation with the couple about costs.
By Vitaliy Verbenko on July 17th, 2017
I’ve decided to offer family portraits, something that will last a lifetime instead. Didn’t stop there though, a surprise large acrylic print was given as a gift, hand signed and delivered to the client’s home. Clients will remember you made them feel special and continue to be loyal and supportive.
By Angela Stringfellow on June 15th, 2017
The good news is that humans are creatures of habit, and they tend to follow the herd. So my #1 tip is to do the opposite of whatever others are doing; this will immediately separate your business from the rest. What follows is simply execution and staying true to your own brand.
By Stefania Sainato on June 10th, 2017
Play a same-day slideshow or video depicting the major highlights leading up to the first dance. “Emotion will resonate throughout the room because the bride and groom are seeing the first professional images or video footage of themselves on their big day. Often, guests’ jaws will drop and they wonder how the shooter managed to load up these images so quickly,” says Jimmy Chan from Pixelicious Wedding Photography. Unlike a collage of family photos, the quality of the content is much higher, and guests get to watch something new and unexpected. You can coordinate with your DJ/videographer to incorporate your favorite song.