Frequently Asked Questions
Will we receive the rights to print our images ourselves?
Yes. You can take your photos wherever you’d like to have them printed, or you can order professional prints directly through your online gallery!
Are you willing to travel?
Of course! There are a few expenses such as airfare, gas, and hotel that go along with a destination wedding. Travel is included within a 60 mile radius of where I live (Marine City).
Do you back up our photos?
Yes, lots of times. I’ve NEVER lost a wedding photo and take lots of necessary precautions to keep your photos safe.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use professional Sony brand cameras and lenses.
How much touching-up do you do?
In post-production I dial in exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and a few other things to make the photos look the best they possibly can. Skin retouching is available at an additional, affordable rate.
Do you provide printing services?
Yes, I work with a world-renowned professional printing studio to offer a massive collection of high quality prints products. They’re affordably priced, and available to you in your own Wedding Print Shop.
How long have you been photographing weddings?
I started photographing weddings in 2009, and have photographed hundreds of weddings since. Wedding photography has been my full-time job since 2014.
When should we book our wedding photographer?
Most couples book their wedding photographer about a year before their wedding date, however the early bird gets the worm. The sooner the better!
How much money do we need to put down to reserve you for our date?
50% down will reserve me as your wedding photographer. The remaining 50% is due two weeks prior to your wedding day.
Do you bring an assistant photographer with you?
Most packages include a second shooter for six hours.
Will you bring a back-up camera to our wedding?
Yes! I have a backup professional camera that come along with me to each wedding.
What is your turnaround time for weddings?
Turnaround time for all weddings is 30 days.
How much do you charge for engagement photos?
$500 as a standalone service, but cheaper in a package!
How many photos will we receive from our engagement shoot?
All engagement shoots include at least 25 full-resolution, edited digital images.
When should we shoot our engagement photos?
This depends on what you’ll be using the photos for. I can work on long or short notice. The wedding industry seems to suggest sending out save-the-dates 9 months prior to your wedding.
How long do engagement shoots typically last?
Engagement shoots typically last around 1.5 hours.
Can we have an outfit change?
Where should we shoot our engagement photos?
The best place to shoot your engagement photos is somewhere that is important to you: maybe the place where he proposed, where you met, somewhere you spend a lot of time together, or even just somewhere you find beautiful. If you can’t think of anything, I have lots of ideas floating around.
What is your turnaround time?
Turnaround time for engagements is just 1 week.