Frequently Asked Questions, and my hopefully helpful answers :)
A wedding can be overwhelming for the bride, groom and even family members. It is essential that your photographer be involved in your planning process as much as possible, after all you will spending most of the day with him or her. Below are a few questions I have come across over the years in documenting weddings. If you do not see a question on here, that you might have, do not hesitate to email it to me.
How do we book you?
I ask for a signed agreement and a 20% non-refundable deposit, and then I am officially booked! The balance is due the day of your wedding.
How and when do we receive our images?
I deliver images on a flash drive 30-40 days after the wedding. I also make a web gallery for viewing and ordering images.
How many images do we receive?
Every wedding is different. Some weddings are longer than others. Some weddings have more locations where we can shoot. A rough estimate is between 400-600 selected images. A disk of all unedited images is available for purchase as well.
What are your prices?
Again, every wedding is different so it is best to contact me for more detailed information. Some weddings require more hours than others. I offer packages and hourly coverage where needed.
Can we order prints through you?
Yes, I have a client proofing website where you or your family and friends can order prints from. You can also take care of your own printing if you wish, but sometimes it’s easier on you to get family & friends to order through the website.
Do your packages include albums?
No. I do make albums, which are leather flush-mounted beauties, but they are an additional fee.
Can we make our own prints and albums?
Yes you can and I’ll even give you a link for a great place to make your own professional quality albums.
Do you have business insurance?
But of course.
Do you work with second shooters and/or photo assistants?
Yes, some packages include a second shooter. You can also add a second shooter for a few hours where you see fit, for an additional fee.
My fiance doesn't like to take pictures, can you make him smile?
I am not a magician, but I am sure I will get a smile or two out of him. I have been told I am funny :)
My mom is going to want a million family photos, is that ok?
A wedding is a family event and I do not blame your mom for wanting to document your extended family. I do ask that there is a point person though, so that person can get the family members together.
Can guests use their cell phones to take photos?
Again, a wedding brings family and friends together and everyone is going to want to document the event in their own special way. I don't mind guests taking pictures, but if it does get a little too crazy I will kindly ask them to go get a beer and take a break.