IS AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION INCLUDED?
YES! I can't stress enough how important an engagement session is! It is our opportunity to get to know each other prior to the whirl-wind of your wedding day. It helps me to learn what makes you comfortable in front of the camera as well as allows you to experience how I work BEFORE the wedding day so that it is one less thing to worry about. This is especially important in situations of those good-ol-boys who aren't into the whole "Picture taking thing."
Because I believe so much in the importance of an engagement session they are included as complementary. There is no discount if an engagement session is declined.
WHEN/WHERE DOES AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Where. The location(s) we choose is going to play a huge factor in telling the story of who you are as a couple. Think about things like: What do you you like to do together? Where are you mostly likely to go on a relaxing weekend? Is there a location that has sentimental meaning in your relationship?
When. In the grand scheme of things: Since Save-The-Dates are most commonly sent out 6 months prior to your wedding date, it is ideal to plan your engagement shoot no later than 1 month before your personal Save-The-Date deadline!
However, if we have time to plan, consider what your favorite time of year is. If we are getting down to the wire on your wedding date, we make it work ASAP!
DO YOU SHOOT WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
All weddings over 50 guests will include a second-professional wedding photographer. Because I can not be all places at once, it is important to me to provide a second photographer so that I may deliver to you complete story of your wedding day with differing perspectives and increased timeline flexibility with an additional professional photographer for your wedding day coverage. This also provides an extra element of insurance for us all in the worst-case-scenario should I, God forbid, become unable to shoot mid-wedding day. (Second photographer not provided for the engagement session.)
I HAVE MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE COMING BUT WANT TO BOOK YOUR BRONZE (ELOPEMENT) PACKAGE.
In order for me to provide you the complete story of your wedding day I do not book smaller packages for weddings with more than 50 guests.
WHAT ABOUT THE DIGITAL FILES?
After your wedding, you will receive a custom flash drive and box with the delivered, fully edited, high-resolution images and a print release. Which means these images are un-watermarked and may be printed wherever you would like. I recommend, heirloom quality prints and albums to be purchased through me, but there is no requirement.
WE WANT TO HIRE YOU BUT DON'T HAVE OUR WEDDING DATE SET. CAN WE BOOK YOU NOW AND CHOOSE A DATE LATER?
While we can book an engagement session (at full price) now and get the ball rolling, I will not book you for wedding photography until you have your date set in stone. Once you have decided your date, and if I am available, the cost of your engagement session can be deducted from your wedding photography total.
WILL YOU SAVE OUR DATE EVEN IF WE DON'T OFFICIALLY BOOK YET?
No. Dates are not held unless the retainer has been paid and the contract signed.
WE ARE READY TO BOOK! NOW WHAT?
Yay! Please contact me to begin the next step for paying your retainer (25% total package selected) and signing the wedding photography contract.
Still have more questions? Do not hesitate to contact me!