Also, in case you were wondering...
Yes, you are able to purchase photos from the event...
BUT you can only purchase a package of hi-res digital photos of yourself from the event on this page. If you want more options, keep reading.
(By selecting the button below you acknowledge you have read the terms on this page. You will be taken to PayPal, where you can complete your purchase with or without a PayPal account.)
If you want more purchase options, such as prints, individual photos, albums, etc, head on over to the gallery using the link below...
(Remember to start creating a favourites list of your photos using the heart icon)
You're still reading, and you may want to keep it simple and just get all the photos of yourself from the event using a single button. Read on...
As a simple alternative to the gallery store, where there are more purchase options (i.e. prints, albums, single photo) you can purchase the digital photos of yourself using this page (see Notes and FAQ below for more details) either using a credit card or e-transfer.
When you hit the button below (or arrange the e-transfer) you acknowledge that you agree with the terms (listed further down on this page)
Purchase your digital photo package with the button below (credit card option)
Remember to visit the gallery and create a favourites list afterward!
You will be taken to PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, don't worry! You will still be able to complete the transaction using your credit card (on the PayPal page, choose the option that says "Pay with a credit or Visa Debit card").
Purchase your digital photo package using e-transfer (recommended)
This option has less fees, which means more of your money will go toward the charity (perfect!).
Remember to visit the gallery and create a favourites list afterward!
To do e-transfer, please send $29.95 to email@example.com. Remember to email me the password for the security question. :)
Terms and reminders
- The package option on this page is only for hi-res digital photos of yourself from the event. If you are interested in prints, albums, or seeing other packages, please visit the gallery to make your purchase. If you find the gallery difficult to navigate, please create your favourites list and then contact us so we can help in the purchase process.
- In order to process your order quicker, be sure to create a favourites list of the photos of yourself in the gallery. Your favourites list(s) can be created before or after your purchase here.
- You are aware that if you make a purchase before the event, or before you visit the gallery, you assume the risk of how many photos you may or may not actually receive in your photo package.
- Your purchase of digital photos is non-refundable. For print orders, let me know within 14 days of receipt if there are any issues with the product(s).
- 30% of your purchase will go toward supporting 1JustCity (yay!).
- Once you have made your purchase, allow a few business days for the photos to be processed and sent to you.
- Orders will only start to be processed once the gallery is online. Don't expect to receive your photos when the online gallery isn't available yet.
- Your favourites list must only have photos that include yourself if you are planning to get the corresponding package. You can certainly have images of different people if you plan to order photos individually, order prints, or order a photo album. If you need further explanation, feel free to contact us.
- Oh ya, did I mention how important it is to create a favourites list? :)
Questions you may have...
How long have you been doing photography for triathlons?
Officially, since 2016. Unofficially, since my wife started doing triathlons, which was around 2008 I believe. :)
What got you started?
I find triathletes inspiring. I also love photography. Put them together and the magic happens!
How long does it typically take to start seeing your photos after an event?
Well, we aim to start posting photos within two days following the event. In the past, it has taken at least one week to get through all the photos in a gallery, but we are working on our strategy to cut this time down to 1 or 2 days.
What type of photos do you provide from the event?
Digitals and prints. There is the opportunity to have your race time printed on your photos as well. There are also packages to help you save. For special orders, such as canvas prints, or maybe a special 3-photo option (i.e. swim-bike-run), please contact and I would be happy to provide more info. Honestly, I would love to see these photos printed in large format on your walls! They need to be seen!
How much do you charge for photos?
The investment starts around $10 for a print and $18 for a digital download.
I see that the photo gallery from my event is online. Now what?
My recommendation is to look through the photos and start choosing your favourites. You can make more than one favourites list, depending on what your needs are (maybe one for social media sharing, one for ordering prints, etc). Remember that you can also share photos directly from the gallery using that arrow icon when viewing a photo!
How come I can't search up my photos by name/bib number?
As much as I would like to provide that feature, the web service I currently use does not support it. What I have done, to compensate for this, is offer the photos for purchase at a reduced price compared to the industry average, as a thank you for taking your time to look through the gallery and create your own personalized favourites list from which you can make orders.
If you want to keep things simple, and avoid using the gallery cart, you can simply create a favourites list in the gallery and then contact me to let me know what you are looking for. There is a contact link in the menu above, under "Connect." :)
I came back to the gallery and I can't find the list of favourites that I made previously...
Ensure you are using the same email that you used before. When you enter the gallery, select the Favourites or "heart" option from the main menu, enter in the email you made the list with, and you will be taken to your favourites list.
Maybe you have done the above and you still are not able to access it? Send me an email, Facebook/Instagram message, or connect with me through this site and I can let you know which email you used. Yes, I can see your favourites list(s) as well, which helps me greatly when fulfilling orders and creating custom packages!
Why do you charge for photos? They should be free!
Well, I hate to disappoint, but there is a value placed on these photos. :)
First of all, I don't know about you, but whenever I get something for free I do not treat or value it the same way as something I spent money on. If you are given a brand new, up-to-date cell phone...for free...I guarantee you that it will get handled differently than if you spent the money to purchase it! I know I would. Oops! It fell to the ground and the screen cracked. Well...it was free. I'll just get another one.
Second, there is A LOT of work that goes into the beautiful photo gallery you see from events. You may not be aware, but there can be some 3000-6000 photos from a single event that need to be downloaded, converted, culled, cropped, enhanced, straightened, and then uploaded again to the gallery (which is also a service that I pay for). This can make for the total time spent to be around 5x whatever the length of the event was. So if the event was 4 hours, there may be 20 total hours spent producing what you see. This total time can easily be increased if there are more photographers at the event. Speaking of those wonderful photographer people that I bring along to capture photos, they take time out of their day to be at the event, bring expensive equipment that will be subjected to wear and tear, and bring the sum total of their own unique photographic experience...all to support the vision of providing you with high quality captures of the best moments of your day.
So yes, there is a price on these photos, but think of it as an investment in preserving and sharing your memories and special moments, as well as a way to support us to continue doing what we love to do!
And for any charity events I do photography for...come on! We're raising money for a good cause! :)