Here’s a little introductory video about myself and my business. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and what I hope are sufficient answers. If you have any questions or need clarification about something, please reach out! I’m an open book and I’ll help you in whatever way I can!
Q: Do I get to use my photos online?
A: Absolutely! As long as you give credit, you may post or print any photos you purchased.
Q: How will my photos be delivered?
Your digital files will be delivered via Dropbox. You are welcome to share the Dropbox link with family and friends so they can download them as well. Your prints, albums, and canvases will either be mailed to you or hand delivered by me (depending on the distance).
Q: How long will it take to get my photos?
You will have your digital photos of both your engagement photos and wedding photos within two weeks of the shoot. Canvases tend to take about 2 weeks to get back from the lab. Albums take about a month. Depending on how far away you are from my place of business, I will either send them directly to you from the lab or hold them until everything arrives and deliver them to you personally.
Q: How many photos will I get from my engagement and wedding?
A: You can expect between 40 to 100 images from your engagement session and between 500 to 800 images from your wedding.
Q: Do you deliver every image you take at the wedding?
A: I do not. Unfortunately for me, not every picture I take is perfect. Some of them may be underexposed, out of focus, have people with funny expressions, etc. I sort through all of the photos in order to deliver the best finished product possible.
Q: Do you design the wedding albums yourself?
A: Yes I do! Doing so makes the design process go more smoothly. Once I finalize a design it will be sent to you for approval before it gets sent to the lab. You can make changes if you like and after you’re thrilled with the design it will be sent to the lab. Below is a video showcasing the albums I sell.
Q: Can we add a second photographer?
A: You can! Second photographers can be added for an additional rate for any amount of time. A lot of couples only want a second shooter for the ceremony, and that’s fine by us!
Q: Have you shot at my venue before?
A: I’ve shot at dozens of wedding venues so there is a good chance I have. Whether I have shot at one before or not, I will always arrive at the venue before the scheduled time to photograph the venue while it’s empty and set up any lights I need.
Q: Do you edit all of the pictures?
A: Yes I do. Most of my images get put through Lightroom and are batch edited. Lightroom is used for things like correcting white balance, exposure corrections, noise reduction and sharpening, and cataloging. The images you choose for your albums and canvases will be given extra care in Photoshop. I do not retouch skin unless it is asked for specifically. Part of the reason why wedding photography packages are so expensive is because of all the work that goes into them behind the scenes. Most of the work is actually done after a wedding. Editing photos from a wedding takes between 15-20 hours on average.
Q: How big can we print the full resolution files?
A: You can probably print as large as you want. They should easily print up to 30″x40″ without any loss in quality. The cameras I use are all over 25 megapixels and offer enough resolution for pretty much anything.
Q: What if I lose my images?
A: I keep all of the images I take forever. Just email me and I’ll gladly send them to you again!
Q: How do I reserve my date?
A: In order to reserve your wedding date, three things are needed. Those three things are the retainer (30% of the total cost of your package), contract, and questionnaire. After those three things are returned, your wedding is officially reserved and on the books!
Q: What happens if we reschedule our wedding due to COVID?
A: If you reschedule your wedding for reasons related to COVID, your new date will be given to you no questions asked (provided your new date isn’t already taken). No additional fees will be incurred to reserve a new date. If your new date is taken there are several options depending on your unique circumstances. One option is to allow me to book a substitute photographer to cover your wedding in my place, while remaining under the original contract and package. The other option is to break your contract. This will free you to book another photographer but your retainer will remain non-refundable (as outlined in the acts of god clause in my wedding contract).
Q: We’re very busy and won’t be able to meet. What are our other options?
A: I’d love to set up a video chat or phone call with you and your fiancé if you can’t meet. Getting to know you as a couple is an important part of my process. It really helps me learn what you are looking for and the better we know each other the more at ease you’ll be in front of the camera!
Q: When do we pay the remainder of the package price off?
A: You can pay for your wedding up until the day of. However, I highly encourage you to pay early. Most couples pay the remainder about a month before the wedding day.
Q: Can wedding packages be altered?
A: Wedding packages cannot be stripped of any components, although you can add all the additional hours of coverage or prints you like.
Q: If we cancel the wedding do we get our retainer back?
A: A: Unfortunately no. Retainer fees are used to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date, we do not accept new clients for your date.
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: Often times wedding venues want the vendors on premise to be insured. I have business liability insurance and my gear is also covered.