Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?
You've seen my work and either want to know more info or you want to jump right in and book! Either way, go to my "Contact" page and fill out the form. I will email you back about your big day/desired session + any info to come with that. (I typically respond within 24 hours unless it's the weekend, then probably 48 hours). We can keep emailing or set up a phone/coffee date. Once you want to make it official, I will email you the link to the agreement and invoice, you pay your deposit and bada-bing! You're booked. Welcome to the C2P family!
DO WE MEET IN PERSON OR TALK ON THE PHONE?
Totally and completely up to you! I am fine with a coffee date at Starbucks but I am also cool with email, text, and/or a phone call. Local brides will probably benefit more with meeting face-to-face. Out of state brides, we can Skype, FaceTime, or talk on the phone!
I REALLY WANT YOU TO BE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER, BUT OUR BUDGET IS A LITTLE LOWER THAN YOUR PACKAGE PRICES.
Okay, time to talk money. Don't be afraid to open that door -- I am an open book and welcome ALL questions. I get it, money is rough. Planning a wedding is rough. It sucks when all you want are stunning photos for your big day but looking at wedding photographer prices have you super discouraged. If I am available, I will offer my services to work out with your budget. But honestly, besides the $100 deposit, your full balance is not due until 4 weeks before your wedding - so, you can pay a little toward your balance each month or in one lump sum 4 weeks before the big day. Your photos are all you're going to have to look back on, please, do not be afraid to talk $money with me.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES AFTER THE WEDDING/SESSION?
My turnaround time for a wedding is 4-6 weeks. My turnaround time for a photo session is 1-2 weeks.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
For portrait sessions, it ranges from 20-60 images depending on the package selected.
For weddings and events, it all depends on how many hours I'm there! I typically say about 40-100 images per hour.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
I will email you the link to your online gallery. From there, you can purchase any desired prints and have them sent straight to your doorstep! You also have the option to download your images to your computer. I do not put watermarks on your images -- they are all yours!
OKAY, I'VE BOOKED. WE'VE DONE OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION. NOW WHAT?
About a month before your wedding, I will send you a questionnaire so I know all the details of your day. Feel free to email me as much as you want leading up to that time!
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Documentary storytelling. There is nothing more important to me than photographing the feelings and moments on your wedding day and in your everyday life.
SHOULD WE HAVE A FIRST LOOK?
Well, it is truly up to how you all feel about having a first look as a couple, remember it's your day so don't forget to do what feels right! From a photographer's view, I highly recommend seeing each other before the ceremony, it generally soothes nerves and then you can take couple and bridal party photos before the wedding. That leaves you free to jump right into the cocktail hour/reception festivities right after the ceremony!
WHAT IF AN EMERGENCY HAPPENS AND YOU CAN'T SHOOT MY WEDDING?
Never fear. Nothing horrible has happened so far but if something were to happen to me, I have quite a few talented colleagues ready to jump in, make beautiful images, and save the day.
DO YOU GIVE OUT RAW FILES?
I deliver the final processed image which is in JPEG format. I do not deliver unedited RAW files as this is an unfinished and unedited product which does not represent my product and services. This is industry standard within the wedding photography and many other photography industries.
CAN I SEE ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE WEDDING/SESSION?
I only deliver the best photos as part of my final product to accurately represent my brand. Part of my process is 'culling' whereby I go through hundreds of photos and carefully hand pick the photos which show you at your best. I will then edit each photo and deliver these edited and processed photos upon final delivery. My policy, also noted in my agreement, confirms that I will not provide every single photo taken during a session or at a wedding, but please be assured I am not withholding any moments from you. I 'cull' the photos you would not want (and I would not want to deliver) - the 'test' shots, the photos where someone is blinking, unflattering expressions, the accidental shots, the blurry shots, etc.
DO YOU PROVIDE VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?
Videography is a specialized art form in itself. As I specialize in photography only, I do not carry the expertise to provide videography services.
WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF YOUR EDITING AND WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? CAN WE REQUEST SPECIFIC EDITS?
Before booking me, I ask that you review my images on my website. The final product I deliver to you will be consistent with what you see here. In addition to my normal editing, I will carry out minor corrections such as the odd blemish here and there. I do not carry out extensive 'photoshopping' such as changing body shapes. Each photographer will have his/her own style, so it is important that you review the portfolios of the photographers you are looking into to make sure that you are happy with the style and know what to expect.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A SESSION?
Whatever makes you feel your best and happiest! These photos are meant to showcase you and your happiness. If you're completely stuck on what to wear, please check out my What to Wear Guide to help you out!