I typically meet my couples in person or over video chat to go over any remaining questions not answered through initial emails. It’s a great time to connect and to get to know each other. I find the time is best used when both parties are put at ease. For me, that’s understanding the couple on a deeper level, what they might expect from me on their wedding day, and any small details such as bridal party size or stuff of that nature; things that might effect the timeline for the day. I find that most couples come with similar questions, which can be answered down below. Otherwise, I suggest you get to know a little bit more about me on meet and greets and determine if you feel happy and eager to have me as your wedding photographer!
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?
We take on average 60-75 images per hour of coverage. Though we tend to exceed those expectations if there are plenty of details and love to go around
DO YOUR COLLECTIONS INCLUDE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Each full-day collection includes a gifted engagement session. This 1-hour sunset session takes place within 1 hour of Raleigh and includes an outfit change if you can’t narrow down your attire!
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
You will receive an online gallery with high resolution images within 6 weeks. We will deliver a few sneak peeks a few days after your wedding.
DO WE HAVE TO USE OUR GIFTED ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
We strongly recommend that you take advantage of your gifted session. This gives us a chance to get to know one another, and so you can get comfortable posing in front of the camera. Sometimes on wedding days we only have a 10 minute window to take your photos. It’s important you feel confident and relaxed in that moment, and the engagement session helps build trust so you can focus on enjoying the moment on your big day!
WE DON’T FIT INTO A PACKAGE
That is perfectly fine! Every wedding is different and you may only need 4 hours of coverage. Contact me and we can come up with the perfect, custom package that fits your wedding.
WHAT IS A SECOND SHOOTER? DO I NEED ONE?
A second shooter is an additional photographer that will accompany me and act as my assistant for the day. Their benefits are incredible and far out-weight their $350 cost. They provide twice the amount of photos for me to go through when selecting your best images. They capture moments where my cameras can’t always land: this can range from them capturing the groomsmen getting ready while I capture the bridesmaids or they capture the groom’s reaction while I capture the bride’s reaction walking down the aisle. They also capture unique angles during moments where I’m the main shooter in a scenario. Finally, they act as an assistant that I can call on whenever I need a task done such as running for a certain item, contacting the wedding planner, pinning boutonnieres, etc.
WHAT IS A PRINT RELEASE?
All of my packages come with a print release, which is basically an agreement that you are free to download and print your images for personal use. They cannot be sold for personal gain.
WHAT IS AN ONLINE VIEWING GALLERY?
I host all of my photos on Instaproofs, which is a photo hosting website that provides clients their photos is an easy to use, beautiful web experience. You can download and purchase prints via Instaproofs. Photos are hosted on my Instaproofs account for at least 2 years.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
I do! I have liability insurance for $1 million.
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE? WHAT IF IT BREAKS?
I use top of the line Sony mirrorless cameras to give you the best quality photos. I personally carry 2 cameras at all times and my second shooters do as well. In case one camera fails, we have 3 more cameras to use. We each carry a wide array of lenses, but prefer shooting prime lenses to, again, give you the best quality.