Wedding + Elopement FAQ
If you have questions then I have answers!
Take a moment to read through this handy FAQ if you have any questions about what I can offer in terms of wedding and elopement photography! I hope it helps with your decision!
How long have you been photographing weddings and elopements?
I've had the pleasure of photographing weddings and elopements since 2010.
Where are you located?
I call the Birmingham, Alabama area home!
What is your coverage area?
That's simple. My coverage area is anywhere in the United States!
What about travel fees?
My packages are structured so you don't have to worry about being charged travel fees.
Products & Services
What's your starting price point for weddings and elopements?
My starting price point is only $1,800, and that can be adjusted depending on the scope of your celebration.
What do you offer in terms of photography coverage on a wedding day, specifically the time you are on site?
All packages come with a full day's coverage. Everything else is customized to meet your specific needs.
Do you work alone or with a partner?
For the majority of my weddings, I've worked alone. The option to have a 2nd photographer, though, is always available!
Do you offer other services such as portrait photography, event photography, or videography?
I do provide portrait and event photography services. Information about my portrait and event photography services can be sent via request. I do not, however, offer videography services.
What is your turn around time on editing and delivery of images?
I know you will be anxious to see your images so I will begin work on editing the day after the wedding. Sneak previews will be put on social media, and I try to have the first round of edits along with the proof gallery created by the end of that week.
How many final images should we expect?
All weddings are different, so I can't guarantee a fixed number of final images. I promise, though, you'll have plenty of images to enjoy!
Consultation & Booking
How do you book a consultation? What if we live out of town and cannot meet face to face?
To set up a consultation, simply fill out the brief form at the end of the page. That will get the ball rolling, and we'll set up all the details about doing a consultation. If you can't meet face to face, I'm happy to do a consultation over the phone, via Facetime, Skype, or whatever app you prefer.
How do we book our date with you?
As soon as you get in touch, I'll be happy to put a temporary hold on your date. To make everything official, we'll both sign an agreement and you'll put down a non-refundable retainer payment of 1/3 of the package price.
Speaking of the retainer, what is your payment policy?
My payment structure is simple. I require a 1/3 retainer, a 1/3 payment due 60 days before your wedding, and a final 1/3 payment due the day of your wedding. This is so you won't get hit with a big lump sum payment all at once. I also accept cash, check, and credit cards.
What is your cancellation polcy?
I hope we never have to use this, but I understand the need for it. The retainer payment you pay at booking is non-refundable. If you cancel 60 or more days before the wedding, any payment you have made after the retainer will be refunded. If you cancel in under 60 days of the wedding and I cannot book a replacement job, you will forfeit whatever you have paid.
How much contact will we have between booking and the time of the actual wedding?
Communication is key to any relationship, and I want to have as much communication as possible. I'll touch base with you frequently to get your style ideas, creative input, coordination information, and all sorts of other important details.
Speaking of style, what exactly is your style?
Each wedding + elopement is different, and I like to mold my style to meet what each couple likes. After all, it is their wedding or elopement... not mine. I'll get all your input and take that in mind when putting all the visual touches on your photographs.
It's the week of the wedding. What will that look like in regards to our relationship?
When we get to the week of the wedding, I will be contacting you to finalize the schedule, coordinate with any planners or other vendors that might need to be in the communication loop, and getting everything ready for when I arrive at the venue. I know you will have a lot on your plate during those days, so I want to take care as much as I can to make sure you don't have to stress about anything.
Should we do a first look or wait to see each other?
The "tradition" of not seeing each other before the wedding is outdated and misguided The opportunity to do a first look with each other can present you with some wonderfully beautiful photographs. I will strongly encourage the option of doing a first look before the start of the ceremony for both creative and practical reasons. Practically speaking, getting the photos done before the ceremony gives you much more flexibility in your schedule, guaranteed down/rest time, and the ability to fully enjoy your reception. If you do not want to do a first look, you run the risk of not having many photos with your special someone since we’ll be on a time crunch.
What about the formal bridal party and family photos? When will they be done?
When we formulate the schedule, we will block off time to do the bridal party photos along with all family photos requested. If you are doing a first look, the bridal party and family photos will come directly after that event. If you are not doing the first look photos, we will get as much done before the wedding, but we will still be required to do things right after the wedding and before the reception begins. Please keep that in mind when making your decision. I will move as quickly as I can to make sure you do not lose time at your reception, however, that is based on how cooperative all other parties are during that time of the day. This is another reason why I strongly recommend scheduling a first look.
Post Wedding & Miscellaneous
You have covered a lot on this section, but what if I have any other questions?
Go ahead and fill out the form below. I'll get back to you and answer all the questions you might have!
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