HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
We deliver photos within 4 weeks. We make sure your images are fully edited and delivered beautifully. We get that your excited to see the images ASAP, but we give every wedding and every couple the individual attention they deserve!
DO WE GET ALL OF OUR PHOTOS?
Yes, you do! I shoot it, you get it. I want you to be able to choose your favorite form they day, not me! So yes, everything gets delivered to you. The only photos we do not deliver is blinking, blurry, accidental photo bombs or test shots. I filter out these mistakes and edit the rest! Our average delivery is 600-800 photos, but we do not put a cap on how many you receive.
WILL YOU MEET WITH CLIENTS BEFORE BOOKING?
No, I typically do not set up “sales meetings” to go over my packages/pricing or portfolio work. I call them sales meetings because that’s what they feel like to me. I want you to hire me because you love my work, and trust me to capture your day based on what you see on my website, my IG page where I post daily, and the time you’ve spent reading about me. I am not here to meet with you to try and convince you to hire me. I dedicate my time to my booked clients, if you feel like were a good fit—then great let’s do this!
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS?
YES! My package No. 3 includes a 10x10, 20 page album of thick matte paper. If you choose a different package, you always have the ability to add on an album at an additional cost. I offer sizes 8x8/9x6, 10x10 and 12x12. Sizing upgrades are also available on package No. 3. Putting your wedding photos into an album is one of the best ways to preserve your memories. My husband have our’s displayed on our coffee table and we love looking at it when we’re missing the family, have guest over or simply just to relive the night. PRINT YOUR PHOTOS—-you’ll be glad you did!
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Yay! We are a good match! By this time we have probably emailed back in forth a few times. Just let me know you would me me as your photographer and I will send you a contract, via email for you to sign electronically so I can reserve your wedding date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due by check 5 days after the contract is signed. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days prior to your wedding.
WILL YOU CUSTOMIZE YOUR PACKAGES?
Yes! My packages offered are designed to be simple so I can cater to a variety of my couples needs! However, if you feel there is something else that would be a better fit for your day—-just ask me! I try my best to work with everyones budget and want/needs.
CAN I HAVE THE RAW PHOTOS TO?
Absolutely not, sorry! I spend a lot of time delivering the final product to you and that is what you are hiring me to do.
HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE ARE A GOOD MATCH?
If you connect with my work on an emotional level and you feeling something, if you value your wedding photography as an investment and not just something you “have to do,” if you love food & beer, and if family means everything, than we are most likely a good fit!
WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK AND WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND IT?
A first look is when the couple would see each other before the ceremony. I photograph this in a private setting, just the two of you. I set aside extra time to allow my couples to truly feel relaxed, comfortable and in the moment. I highly recommend doing a first look for a few reasons.
Reason #1: Imagine seeing you husband/wife for the first time, after you’ve just walked down the aisle and you can’t hug them, kiss them or even say how wonderful they look because you have to go directly into the ceremony in front of all your family and friends. With a FL -all that built up emotions and excitement can be shared with each other all while being captured on camera!
Reason #2: If you are a bride that has social anxiety or you just know you will be like “throw up” nervous walking down the aisle—— a FL is for you! This helps ease your nerves and puts you in party mode for the rest of the night!
Reason #3: You get more photos in your final delivery! More things to photograph—-you do the math. Plain and simple.
Reason #4: You get to attend cocktail hour! This is HUGE for a lot of my couples. Doing a FL allows us to get all the bride and groom and bridal party photos out of they way BEFORE the ceremony, leaving only family formals to do after the ceremony (which typically only takes 15 min.) and then you & your new hubby are off to tasting those delicious hor d'oeuvre’s and open bar that you payed for and also getting more time to spend with family! (remember this night goes by fast!) If you don’t do a FL— we are taking pictures for the hour that cocktail hour is going on.
Reason #5: If you are planning a September - December wedding, you have to keep in mind day light savings! It begins to get darker earlier, leaving less time to photograph after the ceremony before we are all left in the dark (of course this all depends on the start time of ceremony and if there is a full mass if you are doing a church wedding) So, getting the photos done before hand allows a better environment to take pictures in.
Lastly, I want to say that I fully respect my couples who want to keep it traditional. The purpose of this advice was for those who are on the fence or are not sure what is more important to them on their wedding day. Is it more important you keep it traditional or more important for the reasons mentioned above? Totally up to you!
CAN I SEND YOU A SHOT LIST OR IDEAS I SAVED ON PINTEREST?
No, thank you! I want to capture your day the way it naturally unfolds—-not recreating someone else’s wedding day. I have done this in the past and I found that I miss shots because I am constantly referring back to this list you gave me. My brain goes into task mode to make sure I got everything, then my creative side takes the back seat. If you are hiring me, you are trusting that I will capture all the norms of the day— i.e, getting ready, first look, ceremony, bridal party, family formals, candids etc. but if there is any detail that is out of the norm that you'd love me to capture just let me know!