How long after the wedding can we expect our photos?
I have a very quick turnaround time of 2 weeks for all sessions and weddings.
Can you tell me what all is included in your engagement experience?
Once we have decided on a location, I will send you a personalized session information document that has our session details (time, exact location, etc.) some sessions tips (how to prepare, outfit suggestions etc.) and color swatches. Our session will be about an 1.5 hour long and you may bring up to three outfits.
Are there any potential day of expenses?
Nope! All of my packages are all-inclusive, including most travel charges. If somehow the day runs behind or there are a change of plans where you need me to stay longer, I am happy to stay longer and have an hourly rate of $250 that will be due on the day of.
Would you say you do more natural photos, posed or a combo of the two?
It is a combo because I love the more candid look, but unless you are a professional model, you will need some guidance! My posing is made to involve some movement so it will look very natural and romantic. But of course we get some standard smiling-at-the-camera photos. Also, it depends on the couple! I pose and instruct to my couple's specific needs. Click here for a blog post on this subject.
Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?
Yes, I actually request a shot list for each wedding. I capture the day as it unfolds, but every client has a few high-priority shots in mind, so I make sure I know about them.
What do you need/want from us prior to the wedding?
Besides the package cost and signed contract, the two items I like to have to help the wedding day go as smoothly as possible is the shot list (referenced above) and a day-of timeline. I will help you create a timeline that will help keep us on time so we can be sure to capture all of the special moments of the day.
Do you have a back up photographer in case you get sick or have an emergency?
While I have never had this happen, I do have many local photographers who are similar in style, willing and qualified to come in for me.
Would the second photographer be an established photographer and not someone still learning?
My second shooters are all talented and qualified photographers. I do all post-processing of the second's work, so it is in my best interest that they know what they are doing. There is a high standard when it comes to the experience I offer, and I ensure my employees uphold that.
Do you photograph more than one event per day?
In order to dedicate my full attention to your special event, I only shoot one event per day.
How will you be dressed?
Professionally. If you have a dress code, please let me know! I am happy to dress accordingly. My go to outfits are either a black dress or nice black capris with a soft-color blouse.
Do you provide retouching, color adjustment, or other corrective services?
All of the photos delivered will be hand-edited to the style you see of my work on my social media and website. My retouching style is light to ensure the authenticity of the moment, but I am happy to remove blemishes that are not permanent (such as acne and bug bites).
What is the photo ordering process?
You will receive your full gallery via an online gallery that is live for 10 years. This includes a custom link that you can send to anyone, anywhere. Most prints can be ordered straight from the online gallery through a simple process. Any other custom items (thank you cards, albums etc.) may be purchased through me by an in-person ordering session or by email.
Do we receive a print release? Is there a fee for this?
All wedding packages include a print release free of charge. You may print whatever you'd like, wherever you'd like. For best results I recommend ordering through a professional print company by ordering through the provided online gallery or through an email order to me.
What is your payment/deposit policy?
I require a signed contract and 50% of the total package to reserve and officially book your date. The full package cost is due 30 days prior to your wedding date. I do offer payment plans for special circumstances.
Do you have liability insurance?