FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Do you deliver every image you shoot? No, I feel one reason you hire me is for my artistic eye and not every image I capture makes the cut. I want to make sure what you receive is the best of the best. Besides, do you really want to sort through 3,000+ photos?
Does your photography business offer videography services? No, but I’m a part of Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals and can reach out to other professionals if you are wanting those services or any other services you’re still looking to book for your day. Just ask, I’m happy to help and recommend the best.
Do you do destination weddings? Yes. I have a passport and LOVE to travel. Travel fees such as airfare or mileage and two nights lodging is the only additional expense.
Do you provide partial day coverage? No, but I do offer discounts for weekday weddings and weddings scheduled during the non-peak months of November-April
Do you shoot in JPEG or RAW? I shoot in RAW so that I have more flexibility during post-production, but the final delivery of high-resolution images are in JPEG format.
- Can I submit my wedding photos to be considered for publishing on wedding blogs or magazines? Although you have hired me to photograph your wedding and you have received the high-resolution digital images, I am still the copyrighted owner of those images. If you are interested in submitting your images, please contact me, and I will be happy to work with you. I do submit many weddings to be published as publishers are always looking for various styles of weddings from farm weddings to elegant weddings. If your wedding is to be submitted for consideration of publication I’d love to work with you after the wedding to gather the details and bride/groom perspective of the day.
- Do you touch up all the images we will receive? Yes, every single one. However, additional retouching requests once your gallery has been posted will be subject to an additional charge.
- How long will it take to receive the digital files after the wedding? Typically, you can expect your digital files 4-6 weeks after your wedding. Be sure and like my Facebook page to see a sneak peek after your wedding.
- How long will it take to receive my album? Please allow 4-6 weeks for final delivery once your album’s final proof has been approved.
- What if I lose my images? I recommend that you create multiple copies and backups in different locations of your images, as I do not archival services. If you encounter this misfortune, please contact me to see if I do have any of your images. There will be a $100 fee to reproduce any images that I may still have.
- How many weddings do you shoot in a year? 10 and 15 per year so I can give each client the attention that is needed through the whole process.
- Will my wedding be the only wedding you book that weekend? Yes, I only book one wedding per weekend to ensure that I am fresh and prepared for your big day.
- How long have you been shooting? I’ve been a self-taught photographer since 2009 and am continually expanding my knowledge and pushing my limits. I believe that we never stop learning.
- Will my extended family have access to our wedding photos and be able to order prints? Absolutely. I’ll create a personal online gallery for them to view and they can order prints directly there without you having to take on this task. Your online gallery will be available for up to one year after your wedding.
- How far out should we book you? 6-12 months is recommended for the popular months of June, September, and October.
- Do you shoot with an assistant? Yes, so please plan for two for vendor food count purposes. If you’ve opted for a second photographer, the second photographer doubles as an assistant when needed.
- Do I need to feed you? My wedding coverage ranges from 7 hours to 8 hours, and it would be great to stay nourished during that time. It doesn’t have to be at a table with guests, many weddings set up a vendor table for photographers, videographers, band members, etc. so everyone can be fed and happy. Generally, we eat when you eat because let’s face it, do you really want pictures of you and your guests eating?
- What type of camera equipment do you use? I shoot will two Canon camera bodies and both prime and zoom lenses. I also have an external speed light when more light is needed.
- Do you have insurance? Yes, and I am happy to provide this should your venue request it.
- How many hours do you suggest we set aside for wedding day photos? The amount of time suggested depends upon many factors, including how many portraits you list for your family portraits and how organized your timeline is. However, click here to see sample timelines, with and without a first look. Also reference my photo check list link to get a better idea of how much coverage you’ll need.
- What happens if I go over my contracted time? I understand that not everything goes as planned on your wedding day. I never pack up before the contracted time and don’t leave on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, I will ask you at the end of your contracted time if you would like to extend coverage. If you would like additional coverage, I will stay for the contracted price within your agreement and round to the nearest 15-minute increment. Payment for this extended coverage is due before final delivery of images.
- How do we reserve you? A 25% retainer and signed contract must be in hand to book your date. Even if we do an in-person meeting or Skype meeting to discuss your big day and you feel like it is a good fit, I cannot hold dates without a signed contract and deposit.
- Do you accept credit cards? Yes
- If we cancel the wedding, do we get our deposit back? Unfortunately no. Deposits are used to reserve your date, and once I receive your deposit, I do not accept new clients for your date or the weekend of your event.
- If we change the wedding date can we apply our deposit to the new date? Yes, assuming I am available, but if rates change from your original date they would apply.
- When is the remaining balance due? 30 days before your wedding date.