Do you offer digital files? How are they delivered?
We live in a digital world where we want to view our pictures on our phones, tablets and computers on the go. Digital files are the way to go for sharing! All packages include a custom website where you can easily download all the digital copies, as well as place any print orders you would like, which makes it easy and simple for my clients to have their photos on their computer and prints in their hand just weeks after the wedding.
How many photos do we get?
Every wedding is different! I don't set an exact number for each wedding, but typically I deliver around 700-1000 photographs to each client. These will include a variety of color photographs as well as my artistic black and white.
What type of payment do you require upfront?
In order to secure your wedding date, I require a signed contract and a $1,000 retainer fee. The full amount is due 30 days prior to your wedding. Payment plans are also available if interested. I accept cash, check, credit card, or PayPal.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
I offer a free engagement session to all of my clients and I encourage you take up this offer! Engagement sessions are a great way for me to get to know you as a couple a bit more, and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera
Will you help us with building our wedding day outline?
Yes! As a matter of fact, I have developed an outline that will help you plan your entire wedding day from start to finish! During the pre-wedding meeting, I will take the time to sit and discuss your wedding day in full, so we both have a clear vision and outline of how the day will go. This timeline will help the day be more organized, and it helps me to make sure that I am in the right place at the right time throughout the day.
How long before we get to view our photographs?
Engagement sessions take 3-4 weeks to be posted to your personal online gallery. Weddings will take 10-12 weeks to post because of the large amount of photos that need to be edited.
How do I book you for my wedding?
That's great that you would like me to photograph your wedding! Please send me an email with the wedding dates that you are looking at and a little info about your wedding. From there, we can plan a time to meet up so we can talk about details and go over the contract together. We can meet up at the local brewery or coffee shop - you pick! I do require a full deposit and signed contract to secure your wedding date.
Are you available for my wedding day?
Send me an email as soon as you finalize your wedding date and I'll check my calendar to see if I'm available! If you have a few possible dates, but not a final date, that's okay too! Email me ASAP, as wedding dates are on first serve basis.
Can I help pick the location for my engagement session?
Of course you can! Your engagement photos are something that you will cherish for a very long time! I would love it if you filled me in with your favorite spot. However, if you are not sure where you would like to do your photos, I will take you some to some of my favorite (top-secret) locations around town. I am constantly scoping out new areas to photograph!
Our wedding is outside of Grand Rapids, Do you charge for travel?
Yes, I do charge for travel. But, since I love it so much, I am always willing to work with my clients to find the best travel arrangements possible.