FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q ~ I see that you are located in Grand Rapids, MI but my wedding is somewhere else. Can you still shoot it?
A ~ Absolutely! We travel for almost all of our weddings. Weddings located in Michigan involve no travel fees and are included in the package pricing. Outside of the state or country travel fees do apply and when inquiring we can give a travel estimation cost.
Q ~ Do you include the high resolution digital files?
A ~ Yes, the digital negatives are included in all of my packages.
Q ~ Do you work with a second photographer or assistant?
A ~ Yes, all of our full wedding packages include a second shooter. I work with a few photographers who have been trained in similar styles of shooting. In the rare event that a staff members is unavailable to second shoot, we always hire experienced professional full-time photographers who have a similar aesthetic style.
Q ~ What if I only want one photographer? Can I get a discount on a package by cutting the second photographer?
A ~ This is possible for small elopements and weddings only. For large weddings or for nighttime coverage, it is required that two photographers be present. If you feel strongly that you only need one photographer, let us know and we’ll be happy to discuss options for you.
Q ~ What parts of the wedding will you be photographing?
A ~ Our full wedding packages include eight consecutive hours of coverage, and it’s completely up to you to decide when you want those eight hours to begin. Typically we arrive 2-3 hours before the ceremony and stay until the dance floor is opened up to all your guests at the reception.
Q ~ What if I need more or less than eight hours of coverage?
A ~ You are welcome to add additional hours, trade hours out for other items or services, or create a custom package with the exact amount of hours you need.
Q ~ How much do your couples spend on photography on average?
A ~ Currently, most of our couples spend around $2500 - $3000 USD on full wedding photography packages or $1500-2500 USD on elopement packages.
Q ~ Can we meet with you before we book?
A ~ Absolutely! In fact, we strongly recommend it. If possible we will set up an in-person meeting, or we can set up a Skype webcam chat at a time that is convenient for you.
Q ~ How long will it take to see my proofs?
A ~ Turnaround time for portrait sessions is usually 2-3 weeks. Turnaround time for weddings is approximately 6-8 weeks. Portrait sessions can be turned around as quickly as the next-day in emergency situations (for example, last-minute bridals or engagements) but rush prints may be subject to an additional rush fee.
Q ~ What is the process to book you?
A ~ You can secure your wedding date with a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable deposit..
Q ~ What forms of payment do you accept?
A ~ We accept cash, checks and credit cards.