you have questions? i have answers.
What's your favorite part of a wedding day to photograph? That's a tough one! My absolute favorite part would have to be the bride and groom portraits (or the ceremony), because I love photographing the connection and joy after you're officially (or almost) married! I also love getting ready photos because everyone is so excited and anxious (in the good way, of course), and reception photos because who doesn't love dancing??
Do you edit (color adjust, retouch, etc.) all images or only a specific number of images? I edit every single photo I deliver (if they’re good, I deliver them! I don’t cap photos!) and at times slightly retouch portraits when needed (any major edits/retouches will be an additional cost). I try to keep the retouching to a minimum and as natural as possible.
Do you shoot in digital and film? I currently only offer digital photography.
When will we receive a written contract? You'll receive your contract with your booking proposal.
What is your refund/cancellation policy? If you cancel the wedding, I do keep your retainer/deposit (50%) as that holds your wedding date. However, if I do book your wedding date again, I refund you completely!
Do you have liability insurance? Yes! If your venue needs a copy, please let me know!
In the event that you unexpectedly cannot photograph our wedding, do you have a back up plan? Yes! This has never happened before, but in the case of an emergency I would personally hire another photographer who has a similar shooting style to mine. I would still edit the photographs and deliver them to you to keep my style and your photos consistent.
How much is the deposit & total? When are these due? Your retainer is 50%, but I understand everyone has different financial situations so I do offer payment plans! I can split up payments into 2, 3, or 4 - whichever works best for you. The final payment is always due two weeks before the wedding date!
Do you charge a travel fee? There are no travel fees for Florida weddings! Virginia and Georgia weddings have a $200.00 travel fee. Other destinations start at $400.00 per wedding.
How long after the wedding do we get to see the photos? I estimate 4-6 weeks or sooner for smaller weddings!
Would you appreciate a short shot list? I actually send out a questionnaire about 1 month prior to the wedding which asks for your top 5 shots that you want at the wedding, as well as a detailed family shot list.
Is there any time limitation on access to the online gallery of our images? Your online gallery will be live for a minimum of 60 days, but after that I have the right to remove it because of storage space. If the gallery is removed and you need to access the photographs, I can re-upload them for a fee of $150. I also sell USBs and disks with your wedding photos on it! I just have it stated on my contract that after I deliver a gallery, it’s your responsibility to keep them safe!!
Is there a way to keep our photos private unless we specifically give our consent? I completely understand wanting to keep your photos private! I do not charge extra for this, but I do love sharing a few beautiful photos of your wedding on my website and social media, so as long as we agree to me asking permission beforehand, we can totally make this happen!