Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. I know because I’ve done it. So let me start by saying, you’re doing a great job, and I know you’ve got questions because you probably aren’t a professional wedding planner. Even if you are, you’ve got questions. I’ve put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we get with their answers! Hopefully this helps you navigate through the choosing a photographer part of planning a wedding. If you’ve got other questions, we are happy to answer those too! Or, if you’re looking for some vendor suggestions, we’ve got a post going up on that soon.
Bear with me on some of these geeky answers, I’m a nerd and I think I’m (a little)funny. 😛
Q: What do you wear to photograph weddings?
A: Typically, I wear either a dress or black pants and a formal top. If you want me to dress up like a storm trooper, we can talk about it, I might just miss a few shots.
Q: Do you offer digital files in any of your packages?
A: Yes, all our listed coverage options include a downloadable gallery with print release.
Q: How long have you been shooting weddings?
A: I shot my very first wedding all the way back in 2010 and went full-time in 2012 as a wedding photographer. You can see our past weddings over on the blog.
Q: Do you offer albums/prints in any packages?
A: Yes, the standard and comprehensive coverage options include an album(like this premium album) and mounted print.
Q: Does it cost extra to have the images edited?
A: Nope! That’s included and all images you receive will be edited so they are ready to print.
Q: What is the first look?
A: It is when the couple sees each other for the first time before the ceremony. This is great because it allows couples to move directly from the ceremony to the reception.
Q: If I don’t want something in a package, can you remove it?
A: Yes, all collections are customizable to suit your needs and fit into your budget.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash or Check
Q: What is required to book my date?
A: A 50% retainer and signed contract are both required to book your date.
Q: When is the remaining amount due?
A: One week before the wedding.
Q: How long is ‘full day’ coverage?
A: Typically about 12 hours, it starts with makeup/hair and ends after all main events at the reception and a bit of open dancing.
Q: Can we meet before I book?
A: Absolutely! Shoot us an email or visit our contact me page to set up a meeting.
Q: How would you describe your shooting style?
A: I am, mainly, a photo-journalistic photographer. However, I also like to take some time out to do posed portraits with a natural feel as well. My favorite way to do this is to get couples in an awesome pose where they look great and then let them interact with each other. Bonus points for having some time together not staring at a camera on wedding day!
Q: Do you use flash for any of your photography?
A: Yes, however, I will never use a flash during your ceremony.
Q: How long before I receive my photos after my wedding?
A: Typically about 4-6 weeks for the full gallery with sneak peeks up a few days after your wedding.
Q: How many photos should I expect from my wedding day?
A: Typically, 500 – 800 edited images.
Q: Do you shoot with film or digitally?
A: I currently shoot digital only and LOVE the flexibility that allows.
If you have more questions, we’d love to answer those! Leave us a comment below and we’ll answer them as soon as possible!