How many images can we expect from our wedding?
400-600 images. It really depends on how many hours I will be there, how detail heavy your wedding is, and how many guests you have in attendance.
Do you offer prints for our home?
Yes- gorgeous wall art in both framed and frameless options. After your wedding, we will schedule a time for you both to come in, view your images, and place an order for albums and wall art.
How long after our wedding until we see the images?
You will see a sneak peek via email and social media within two days. The full gallery will be ready to view in six weeks. At that time, we will set up a time for you to come into the office to view your highlight slideshow, and give you the option to put together an album, wall art, thank you cards and gifts for family. If you are out of the area, this meeting will be conducted online.
Do we need a second shooter at our wedding?
It depends on the size of your wedding, and your expectations. Having a second shooter adds a whole other perspective and angle of your wedding day, all while allowing me to be in two places at once. I recommend a second shooter for weddings of 60 guests or larger, and especially if you would like getting ready photos of both sides of the wedding.
Can we give you a list of photos to take?
Yes! It is crucial we work together to build out the perfect list of family formals for after the ceremony. By being organized in the weeks before the wedding, you will be assured that all of your loved ones will be captured. You don't have to worry about details shots, as I will always get the standards- the dress, cake, bridesmaids together, etc. Please do let me know if there are any special heirloom items, such as a handkerchief from your grandmother, that you will be carrying down the aisle.
How long have you been shooting weddings?
Will you travel for weddings?
Absolutely. I am happy to drive five hours or fly 14 hours to be there to for your celebration. Travel fees and expenses are added on to your coverage- but believe me- seeing someone you know and trust on the morning of your wedding day is the best.
Will all of our images be edited?
Yes- by yours truly. All images will be adjusted for exposure, cropping, stylization and made black and white in my discretion. If there are any images that need heavy retouching we can discuss that. But don't worry- all the EXIT signs will be gone.
How long does it take to receive our album after we order it?
Once you have approved your album design, albums take 6-8 weeks to arrive.
Can you provide our venue with a Certificate of Insurance?
Yes of course.
What is your payment schedule?
25% upon booking, and the remaining balance due 15 days before your wedding. You will have access to your invoice if you wish to pay along the way.
What happens if our wedding is cancelled/date moved?
If the unfortunate case that you have to move or cancel your wedding, the 25% retainer is non-refundable. If you are rescheduling your wedding date within a year of your original date, I will apply that retainer to the new date. In the case that you cancel your wedding, you are released from owing the remaining 75% balance.
What if our wedding runs late- will you stay longer?
Absolutely! Weddings are an organic being, and sometimes you can't help it if they run later than you hoped. I check in with all my couples/their planners 30 minutes before coverage ends, to see if additional time will be needed. Overage time is added by the half hour on at my hourly rate of $450.
What happens if you get sick or there is an emergency?
To start- that's never happened thus far in seven years *fingers crossed it never does*. But because life happens, it is necessary to be prepared. I have joined with the many professionals in the Sonoma and Napa area, and we have created a spreadsheet of everyone's contact info in case of a last minute emergency. So not only would I make sure a highly qualified professional will be there, but they would step in and fulfill the same coverage and the same cost, so you wouldn't need to worry about a thing!
Do we have to feed you at our wedding?
That would be fantastic! It is in my contract that myself and any second shooters/assistants require a meal when we work 5+ hours. It doesn't need to be the same fancy dinner that your guests will enjoy- in fact many caterers offer a less expensive vendor meal option.