We consider small weddings to be an event that takes place at one location, generally with a limited guest list, and generally booking photographic coverage of 4 or fewer hours. We say "generally" because no one size fits all.
You better believe you can! Just because your wedding is small doesn't mean you can't still have all the things!! Small wedding clients often still host a luxury experience for their guests, they just do it for fewer guests.
An elopement is a wedding ceremony that usually only involves the marrying couple and an officiant. Additional friends and family can also be included.
We will work closely with you to build a timeline that ensures you get exactly the right amount of coverage for your day. Our guide has a suggested timeline to help you get started.
We have one package for weekday events, Monday - Friday.
For weekends, coverage can be purchased on an hourly basis of $600/hr. with a 3 hour minimum. Either way, your will always get TWO photographers, a download of your digital images, a print release, and an online gallery of your images for sharing.
In order for your wedding date to become secure on our calendar, we require a signed contract and receipt of your retainer.
The retainer $1,000 or payment in full, whichever is less, due at the time of signing, with the balance due two weeks before the date of the wedding. This retainer is non-refundable. However, if we are able to rebook the date, the retainer will be refunded.
The wedding couple is required to sign the contract even if the parents, or some other party is paying for the photography. It has been our experience that the wedding couple should have a clear understanding of what is in the contract as they are the ones who we will be interacting with on wedding day.
In most cases we will be able to make proofs available within 6 weeks after photography.
The images that you receive will be proofs and will have basic retouching applied. Basic retouching, defined as color correction (aka white balance), light adjustment (aka exposure compensation), and cropping is included. These are suitable for printing as they are.
We offer two ways for you, your family, and your guests to receive prints. All weddings come with a password protected, online gallery for sharing and the printing of gift prints. Gift print refers to images 8x10 and smaller. Before this gallery is made public, the couple will have the opportunity to have any photos they deem unattractive removed.
Prints ordered directly through our studio will also receive blemish removal, skin softening, sharpening and other artistic touches and is especially recommended for wall art pieces that will be printed larger than 8 X 10. This more detailed editing is also included for any images included in an album.
You can count on roughly 100 images to be delivered for every hour of coverage that we shoot. A typical 3 - 4 hour wedding will receive a download of at least 300 - 400 images.
We actually shoot a lot more than 400 images on a typical wedding day. We carefully cull the images to remove blinks, misfires, duplicate images, unflattering images, etc. What remains are the ones that we edit and deliver to our clients. By doing this we will present you with an album of only the best images. And who wants to look at unflattering photos anyway?
Because digital images are just that, digital, great care is taken to make sure that your wedding images are safe and do not get compromised in any way. The first thing we do to secure your images is to shoot on double cards. That way, in the case of card corruption, we will have a second copy. Additionally, we shoot multiple images of the same thing. Before we leave your wedding venue, we separate the cards and secure the copies in two different locations in case something happens on the way home. Upon arriving home from your wedding, before we go to sleep, your wedding images are downloaded onto our computer, a backup copy is made, and we place the original cards in our fireproof safe. Additionally, a second backup is stored offsite to guard against theft, fire, flood, etc.
We use professional equipment designed to acquire the highest quality images. In addition to the security of recording two copies of every image, our cameras are also designed to work well in low light and focus faster than consumer grade equipment.
We work together as a team and have an understanding of the pace and sequence of the day and have perfected the delicate dance of how to stay out of one another’s way. The presence of non-professional photographers impedes our ability to capture requested shots.
Your wedding is a year away and we will do everything in our power to be there. When we commit to you, we will be there, barring accidents or other unforeseen illness. In the event that an emergency occurs, we belong to a strong network of trusted professional photographers who we can call upon to assist us in an emergency.
You’ve probably already noticed that responsibility and reliability are hallmarks of our business. Yes. We are fully insured. That insurance includes the replacement of our equipment in the event it is lost or stolen in the lead up to your wedding as well as general liability insurance to cover damage or injury caused by us or our equipment during your event.
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