Wedding & Elopement Photography FAQ's

Q: Do I get to use my photos online?

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). Additionally, your photos will be added to a gallery on Zenfolio where you and your friends and family can order prints.

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 and albums take roughly 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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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, even a billboard.

Q: What if I lose my images?

I keep all of the images I take forever and they are backed up on redundant hard drives. Just email me and I’ll gladly send them to you again!

Q: How do I reserve my date?

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?

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?

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 our package off?

You can pay the remaining balance up until the day of the wedding. However, I highly encourage you to pay early. Most couples pay the remainder a few weeks to a month before the wedding day. Paying the remainder in installments is also a commonly utilized option.

Q: Can wedding packages be altered?

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?

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 liability insurance?

I do, and this is something you should ask any prospective wedding photographer you contact. Most venues require that the vendors working on site have liability insurance. The standard is $1 million or more in coverage.

Q: Do you charge a travel fee?

For weddings inside PA, I do not charge a travel fee regardless of how far the venue is from me. I do charge a travel fee for out of state weddings.

Q: What equipment do you use?

My main cameras are Canon 5D Mkiv's and I have a vast asortment of lenses and lighting equipment in order to cover any concievable circumstances. I also have a dual camera harness that I use to photograph weddings. Having two cameras on me at all times allow me to quickly change between a wide angle or telephoto lens without having to run back to my camera bag to change out equipement.

Q: Do you have a recommended vendor list?

Absolutely! I've worked with all of the vendors listed here on multiple occasions.

Contact me for more information on pricing and dates! Check out my blog for more helpful information, like what questions you should ask your photographer, and how to pick the best venue.

Brandon Adam Photography
Newtown, PA 18940

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