WEDDING FAQs


 

So you are probably asking yourself if I am the right photographer to capture your day.  Well I say of course I am!  If you prefer your wedding captured with a few posed/classic shots and adore natural, emotional, authentic photographs with real moments and real connections.  My approach to photographing your day is  to silently wait in the background giving little to no direction so that I can capture you with raw emotion, genuine smiles and joyful tears.

What is an engagement session like?

For your engagement session I want nothing more than for you all to have fun, fun, fun.  I want you all to laugh, smile, hug and kiss the moments away.  It may take some time to warm up because lets face it being in front of the camera is harder than being in the back.  For that reason alone I like to take our time and have great conversation, which brings about genuine natural smiles.  This way by the end of the session, not only do I know you and you know me but we've made wonderful memories and photographs together.  

What is included in your collections?

I'm pretty sure you want to know what our base collections include, well here goes. All of our collections include 8 hours of coverage, an engagement session, edited images optimized for printing up to size 8x10, a wedding book or album and proof book. Please contact us for our current 2016 wedding packages.

 


 

Once you have expressed an interest in learning more about our services, a complimentary meeting is arranged to discuss your big day and all expectations from both parties. If you decide to move forward, a signed wedding contract and a non-refundable $500 or $300 retainer if booking 6 months+ in advance is required to reserve/book your date.

I prefer to capture your day as it truly unfolds. My goal is to do this in an unobtrusive way so that I capture unrehearsed moments with raw emotion, which are the moments you will surely treasure the most.

It is never too early to book, the sooner the better. We book weddings and portrait sessions year around; so the sooner you book, the sooner your wedding date can be removed from our wedding calendar. Brides and grooms are generally booking 9 months to one year in advance.

Our clients usually receive between 500-800 digital images optimized for printing up to size 8x10 on a USB Flash Drive inside a custom box with a print release.

Yes, I most definitely do. I like be as flexible as possible for my clients. I would love for everyone to be able to afford my services and lessen the stress most couples feel during this milestone in their life. I have several options available after the non-refundable retainer is paid to pay off your balance at least 21 days prior to your wedding date and occasionally under special circumstances I allow for small remaining balances to be paid after the wedding. Please note that no files, sneak peaks, editing, etc will take place until balance is paid in full. Payment plans are also available for your purchases after the wedding as well.

Yes, you can choose to upgrade to full resolution digital files prior to the wedding to include them in you package or afterwards once the images are complete.

Yes, I include wedding albums in all of my packages with the option to upgrade the size, allotted images or spread count. I don't feel I've fulfilled my duty as a photographer until I've put your love story in a book for you to admire, share and pass down to future generations to enjoy your love. I offer albums with exceptional quality and style and can't wait to design one for you.

No, I do not provide every image taken during the day. I carefully select the best images of your day and weed out those where your eyes were closed, flash didn't go off, etc. It is a long and arduous process but I want to make sure that you look amazing in ever image you receive.

Yes, of course they are. If none of our packages meet your needs a custom collection can be created.

Our couples usually spend about $2,000 to $4,000 on their wedding package, digital files, products and more. If you would really like to know what you can expect we should meet up for informal consultation over coffee, dinner or lunch to discuss what would best suit your needs.

Yes, I will travel. I love to venture to knew and exiting places. My packages include all wedding day travel within North Carolina. Overnight accommodations are required for locations 1.5 hours or more from Angier, North Carolina. Please inquire for weddings outside of North Carolina for additional fees.

I would love to have a second photographer there to assist on your day. Second shooters are very valuable if you are having a large wedding with lots of guest and/or have a large wedding party. Also, since I can't be in two places at one time it helps to be able to send someone to photograph the groom while I'm photographing the bride getting ready as well or to send to the reception while I photograph the wedding party. In addition, second shooters are able to get a second perspective which only adds to the beautiful images you will receive of your day. I include an assistant in all my packages, second shooters are optional.