FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some of the most asked questions I’ve gotten and hopefully a ton of helpful answers! Please read through them all and don’t just skim. These questions are asked so much because they’re important. SO read through, soak it all up, and if you’re still unsure of anything, get in touch!! You can shoot me an email, gimme a call, heck send smoke signals if needed, and I’ll answer any other questions you’ve got.
PHOTO & VIDEO, HOW’S THAT WORK? Right now, I’m only able to do one or the other! Totally wish I could clone myself, but until I’m able to add on an associate videographer/photographer it’s just photo OR video.
WHO IS GOING TO BE THE SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER? So this one’s a fun one!! I’ve got a few ridiculously talented friends who I hand pick from based on their availability. Trust me, I’ve worked with them on multiple occasions to make sure you get the best team to cover your wedding day.
WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO EDITS ALL THE IMAGES? ME!!! This keeps everything consistent and what you see here is what you’re going to get.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE GET? For weddings, this totally depends of how many hours of coverage. On average I deliver between 600-1000 edited images. It pretty much breaks down to roughly 100 images per hour, but honestly there isn’t a set limit.
CAN WE GET THE RAW/UNEDITED IMAGES? You’re hiring me for my editing style, so I’ve gotta say no. I put a TON of hours and love into the final images I deliver. I pinky promise I deliver ALL the important memories, big and small.
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL? Heck yeah!! I’ve shot in California, The Bahamas, Hawaii, and headed to the Big Apple next. So wherever you’re headed, I’d love to come along! Now, pricing for adventures are a bit different and there are certain travel fees — like lodging, flights, rental car, etc — but let’s talk details!
DELIVERY TIMEFRAME: For couples session, I deliver within 2-3 weeks and weddings take 4-6 weeks depending on which part of the wedding season we’re in. This is an extremely fast turnaround compared to the industry standard - which is around 8-10 weeks.
HOW DO YOU DELIVERY PHOTOS? I use an online gallery to deliver all of the edited, high resolution images. The gallery is personalized and ridiculously easy to navigate. With the gallery you get unlimited downloads and can order high quality prints at any time. Want to share the photos?? Just use the link provided once the gallery is delivered to invite your loved ones to join in on the party!
WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS? Well, first I do a little happy dance, cause YAY!!! But on a serious note, Once you have chosen the customized package that best fits your needs, I’ll send over an invoice for your 25% retainer to officially book your date. Then we get a contract signed! The remainder of your balance is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding — this way you have one less thing to think about on the big day. I send all invoices and contracts online so that it’s super easy!
CLIENT MEETINGS: I of course would love to meet up IF that works for you. I know that life is hectic — especially when juggling work, school, kids, or a Netflix addiction. So if it’s easier to just email/text/call then we can totally make that work!
BUDGETS, CAN YOU WORK WITHIN THEM? Listen, money can be a scary subject. I wish like anything that love could pay the bills, but that’s not the case. As a full time photographer, I don’t have the benefits that come with a corporate career. Everything is paid for directly out of pocket and while I would LOVE to work with every budget imaginable, it’s just not always possible. There are certain costs that have to be met in order to keep this business running and successful. So if it looks like my pricing is still a little out of budget, here are a few things I can offer some flexibility on. 1) Having a weekday wedding(Monday - Thursday). 2) Having a wedding during the off season — for me here in Florida, that’s any of the summer months from July to August(sometimes June depending on the weather cause no one wants to have a heat stroke on their wedding day). 3) Skip the whole budget thing — just pretend I’m target and you you’re walking through the home section 😉