Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are your packages customizable, and do you offer smaller packages
A. Weddings: Yes, we also offer hourly rates with a minimum of 2 hours on weekdays and 3 hours on weekends.
Portraits: No, at the moment I only offer one collection for portraits.
Q. How far in advance should I reserve you for our wedding or portraits
A. Weddings: Typically 6-12 months in advance or as soon as you have a date and venue. Please check with me for availability.
Portraits: I offer a limited amount of portrait sessions each month, it is best to book at least 45 days in advance.
Q. When should I book my engagement session
A. Its typically best to have your engagement sessions done before you send out your "save the date" if you are planning to send these out. A min of 4-6 months prior to your wedding date is safe, but its totally up to you.
Q. When will I receive my photos and how will you deliver them
A. Weddings: My contract reads, photos are delivered within 6-8 weeks of your wedding date, BUT I have yet to use all that time, my turnaround is much sooner =). You will receive an online gallery as well as a USB (applies to Collections).
Portraits: Turnaround time is generally 2 weeks but can be sooner than that!
Q. Do you edit all of my images and how many will I receive?
A. Weddings: Yes, images that I deliver will be edited with my signature style. Generally you can expect to receive 70-100 images per hours covered, but this is an estimate and can increase or decrease depending on the way the day flows. Weddings are one of those events where family and friends from different parts of the country are finally together to celebrate love, ITS YOUR WEDDING, therefore I try to deliver as many as possible while keeping true to my style and brand.
Portraits: Pretty much the same applies but the image count. You can expect to receive a min of 40 images.
Q. Can I print my images through you?
A. YES YES YES!! While you do receive a print release, you may print directly through your online gallery. ITS EASY! You can also share your online gallery with family and friends and they can print their own images as well!
Q. I LOVE your albums! Can I purchase one at a later date if one isn't included in my collection?
A. Weddings: YES! you may purchase an album within 3 months of your wedding date BUT pricing may change and is not guaranteed. To secure the price it is strongly recommended you purchase your album the day you decide on your collection.
Portraits: YES! we offer a similar but smaller albums for our portrait session, just ask!
Q. What is the turnaround time for an album.
A. The average turnaround time for a wedding album is 2 months from the day you receive your gallery, but this also depends a lot on you. After the wedding, you'll choose the images you'd like to include in your album via your online gallery or I can choose them for you if you prefer, and I'll create a first draft based on the selections. Once the draft is complete, I'll send you a digital proof and we can work together on revising the album if needed. Once you approve the final draft and we send your book to press, the printing and binding process generally takes about 3-4 weeks.
Q. You are our photographer! Im ready to reserve you for our wedding or portraits.
A. Weddings: YAY!! We require a 30% retainer for all collections and $400 retainer for coverage under 6 hours along with a signed contract to reserve your wedding date. Retainer fee can be paid in 2 installments, the 2nd payment would be due 60 days from the first.
Portraits: A $50 retainer and signed electronic agreement form is required to hold your portrait date.