Frequently Asked Questions
Look, I get it; finding your wedding photographer is not easy. You have to make sure they have your date available, and you should know what’s included in their collections to make sure it fits what you’re looking for. When looking into a photographer, go straight to their frequently asked questions page as well as their investments page. A lot of your questions may be answered there!
When I get an inquiry, often times I get a good list of questions. Many that you can also find by simply googling, “questions to ask a wedding photographer.” Regardless of how the questions came up, I’m glad you ask them, it keeps me on my toes.
Wondering what other brides may have asked me, the following questions are some that have stuck out to me that I feel are pretty common.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get. All of my collections include a complimentary engagement session, online image gallery and a usb of final images from your engagement session & wedding day. We also spend time putting together your custom timeline and shot list for your wedding. Addition add-ons include more time, an assistant photographer, and albums.
Upon booking your date with me, you will also receive access to an exclusive, 20+ page resource guide, that provides engagement session prep, wedding day tips and a preferred vendor list.
You can also find more information about my wedding experience here.
How long have you been a photographer?
I got my first camera in high school, and upgraded my sophomore year in college. So if we go by when I first took a photo on a pro level camera – about 10 years.
While in college, I photographed a lot of sports and assisted local wedding photographers. After college, I went on to study photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (rmsp) in Montana. I am now entering my 3rd wedding season! You can learn more about my journey on a recent blog post, How I Became a Wedding Photographer.
MY FIANCÉ THINKS HE/SHE IS NOT PHOTOGENIC. THE COUPLES IN YOUR PHOTOS LOOK SO NATURAL AND COMFORTABLE. HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
Everyone thinks they’re not photogenic, and that is A.O.K. I personally don’t like being in front of the camera either.
During your engagement session, we take the time to get to know one another. I love learning how you two interact in front of the camera and I am able to better understand the best way I can photograph you to ensure everything looks natural and not forced.
There may be some tickling involved, running around holding hands, or practicing your first dance; whatever we do, I guarantee you will not want the session to end. I also play music during your session, we can blast your favorite pandora playlist!
DO YOUR COLLECTIONS INCLUDE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
All of my collections are solo, but you do have the option to add on an additional photographer. I recommend an additional photographer if your wedding party and/or family is large because of the time it takes to get everyone together and organized. The second shooter is often helpful in organizing everyone and gathering those in photos.
HOW AND WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE IMAGES FROM MY WEDDING?
Your online gallery will be delivered 6-8 weeks after your wedding day. With your online gallery you have the ability to download the images, share your gallery with family and friends, as well as order high quality prints and products shipped right to your door!
CAN I SEE A FULL WEDDING THAT YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
Absolutely! You can view some galleries HERE.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Yes, I do! All weddings outside of my 3 hour range are custom to include travel expenses.
ARE WE ALLOWED TO SHARE OUR IMAGES?
Yes! I just ask that you not edit, crop, or add filters to the images. I love when you share your images especially when you tag me!
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
At this time I do not. I feel that my pricing reflects the quality I provide for my clients. Wedding photography is an investment and the best way to remember your wedding.
Think of it this way, do you ask your dentist or doctor for a discount? Probably not, you trust their education and experience. I bet asking your doctor for a discount never crossed your mind.
I’M INTERESTED IN HAVING YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY WEDDING. HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE?
All wedding dates are booked on a first-committal basis. In order to give each of my clients personal attention, I take a limited number of weddings each year. Dates are secured once I receive a signed contract and retainer payment.
Your images are beautiful, but I prefer a more bright white style. Can you edit my images differently?
No, and here’s why. Photography is art. Many artist have their style that usually reflects them as a person. I have spent years finding my style, as much as I want to please everyone, I won’t change my editing style per request. I do have several great recommendations that may better fit your style.
Do you have a question that isn’t listed above? I frequently get asked new and unique questions daily. Inquire with me and I will do my best to answer yours! I look forward to hearing from you.