frequently asked questions:
+ How do we decide what we need?
Wedding Photography is not as scary as it seems, especially when you choose the right person. There are multiple package options that suit different budgets and include more with each tier; but beyond that - deciding what you need starts with your wedding. When does getting ready get started? When does your ceremony begin? Are you having a first look? When is your reception and how long does it last? What you need, to start off, is to figure out the type of coverage you need, and how many hours you'd like covered. A typical wedding day (for me) usually gets started at around 10am, and lasts until 8pm. That's a pretty good starting point!
+ What about prints? An album?
I do my prints through the online gallery I deliver my photos through, which you don't have to lock down/decide on getting until you receive your gallery! As for albums, I use a company called Redtree for my albums and they are extremely customizable. They aren't inexpensive, but they are worth the investment. If I could fill a whole library with picture books made by this company, I would.
+ What about a second shooter?
While I am completely confident and capable shooting on my own, I really do love the dynamic and variety a second shooter adds to wedding day. Second shooters are included starting with Package 2, and they are hired for at least 6 hours, depending on the needs of your schedule. I typically require another shooter for every 200 guests! If we're pressed for time (no first look, lots of family for family photos) then I would also recommend one, so that we can be in two places at once! I am given all the images from the second shooter and edit them myself, consistent with my editing style.
+ Should we get an engagement session?
To shoot with the two of you before your wedding not only allows us to get to know each other, but to get used to shooting together. It allows me to get a feel for your chemistry and to test out and explore our creative options. Plus, it's such a wonderful way to capture memories of just the two of you. They're perfect for save the dates and really help bring the whole wedding experience full circle!
+ What if I want to add something on that's not included in the package?
I have an A 'la carte section where you can add on extra hours, print credits, an engagement session, albums, and hand-made print delivery boxes. Reach out to me for more detailed pricing!
+ How many images do we get? How long until we get them?
- I don't limit the number of images I give, but I do give a minimum, depending on which package you get! Package one gets at least 500, Package 2 + 3 at least 1,000.
- I have a delivery time of 4-8 weeks, because sometimes things are busier than others or I'm traveling, but rest assured I am working as hard as I can to get them to you in a timely manner :)
+ What if I'm really camera shy?
Hey, me too. I use a variety of prompts and poses to keep the flow of things going, and you'll find I'm a very talkative person and I will make sure to direct and pose you in a way that's flattering! I also tell a ton of stupid jokes, so I promise I'll be more awkward. Sessions are always tense at first, but you'll find that by the end you really relax and get the swing of things!
+ How do we book you for our wedding?
It's easy! Just fill out the contact form, give me all the details of your big day & we'll go from there! If i'm available, you sign a contract and pay a 50% retainer and then we're good to go!