What should I expect when working with you? What's the process like?
You are guaranteed that I will be responsive and easy to contact. I am available by phone or email. Here is a rundown of how things typically go for weddings:
- Meet with me to discuss your wedding photography needs (skype too!)
- Review and sign the contract
- 50% retainer fee due upon signing of the contract
- Fun correspondence leading up to your wedding day
- Schedule and shoot Engagement!
- Review images on blog and gallery
- Remaining 50% of fee due 30 days prior to your wedding
- Provide me a timeline of your wedding day two weeks before your wedding
- Your WEDDING DAY!
- Sneak Peek of your wedding goes up on the blog within 2 weeks
- Full posting of blog images goes up 4 weeks after wedding
- Online Gallery goes up for family and friends
- Review Album design
- Delivery of products
- Share your album with family and friends
- Live HAPPILY EVER AFTER
- Come see me for fun just because sessions
For portrait sessions, the rundown is much simpler
What is the starting price for your collections?
Currently, the starting price is $1700 for Intimate Weddings and $500 for Elopements
Why do you require a 50% retainer fee? Can we work out a different payment plan?
When I commit to photographing your wedding, I am also agreeing that you are my priority and I will not be shooting any other weddings that day. As such, the retainer is non-refundable and non-transferable in the event of a cancellation. However, I am understanding of different situations I am willing to work with you
It's really important to me to have the digital files on a DVD. Do you sell them?
Yes, I do!
How many photos are included on my DVD?
For portraits, bridals, engagements, etc you can expect anywhere between 30-100 images. For weddings, 400-500 images.
Can I purchase the copyright to my photos?
The simple answer is no. I do, however, give you a print release that allows you to make personal copies of the photos. You are given a creative license to use the photos for your personal, non-commercial use. I always retain the copyright; the images are my artistic work. You are required to sign a model release and contract that acknowledges this and gives me permission to use them on my website, blog, or submit them to wedding blogs (The Knotty Bride, Ruffled, Rock n Roll Bride, to name a few).
I think it's really important to have a second photographer. Do your collections include this or do you offer it?
Yes, it's included in my collections. I highly recommend that you have a second shooter. It provides you a greater variety of images. Not only can you have images shot from multiple angles and distances, but one photographer can be with the bride while the other is with the groom. Many things are overlapping the day of the wedding that having a second photographer allows for flexibility. I have friends in the photography industry that I shoot with and am friends with. I can guarantee that the person I bring along will be professional, friendly, respectful and excited to photograph your wedding.
After my wedding, how long does it take to design an album?
After the wedding, I start the design process of your album. Depending on how many changes we make (limit of 3 complimentary revision rounds), if any, I'll place the order as quickly as possible after we've finalized the layout. Expect albums to take six to eight weeks to be delivered to me after I've placed the order. When everything is in, I will give you a call and we'll arrange the delivery!
How long do my images stay online in the proofing gallery for friends and family to place an order?
The typical length of time is 90 days. If you need an extension, just let me know.
I am ready to book you! What do I do next?
After we've discussed exactly what you need, you will sign a contract and pay the 50% retainer fee. Please note that taxes are applied to wedding packages and products.