In current day terms, you may call our style “light and airy”. We do prefer brighter lighting conditions and clean, soft colors. I consider it true to life, timeless, and film-esque in the colors and tones (though we’re all digital over here!) It’s important to us that 20 years from now, you’ll still look back on your photos fondly! So we try to maintain a true to life style, and stay away from anything trendy.
Our process is a mix of hands on and photojournalistic. When we need to be, we’re posing, directing family formals, and cheering our couples on! During the ceremony and reception, we’re hands off and a fly on the wall. We can direct certain things throughout a wedding day, so that the moment is captured with everyone in nice lighting and looking flattered. But there are some moments that just need to happen candidly, and we make sure to capture those too!
If you’re considering videography, you need to ask your photographer this. It is so important that you hire a videographer who works well alongside a photographer and vise versa. They need to do this job simultaneously and need to work well together! Asking your photographer for recommendations, especially if they’ve worked with them before, is definitely where you should start. That said, we do offer mini highlight reels to our couples so if that's what you're interested in, you've got 2 vendors in one!
We never put a cap on the amount of photos we deliver. If you have a super high guest count, or have a lot of “activities” throughout your wedding day this number will increase by a lot! But on average (8 hours of coverage) we deliver about 700-1000 photos. Bridal session galleries, due to the nature of when they have to be scheduled are delivered within 1 week. Engagement session galleries are delivered within 3 weeks. And we have wedding galleries delivered within 6 weeks of your wedding date!
We deliver everything though an online gallery system. It’s extremely easy to use! Through the system, we organize your photos by time of day for ease of viewing. Having an online gallery also makes it easy to share the link with friends and family. They can download straight from the link, so you don’t have to worry about passing around a USB!
The best part – in addition to our back ups at home, all your photos will be backed up on the cloud! YAY! Back-ups are our best friends. Which leads us to our next question!
This is a simple YES. We'll send a copy over to your venue if needed.
This might seem random, but I think it’s important to ask your photographer. We have been guests at weddings where the photographer is wearing leggings and a t-shirt. That doesn’t give your mom a whole lot of reason to put your trust in that person.
We personally believe in blending in, meaning we dress professionally head to toe. I’m usually wearing a nice dress or a jumpsuit. AJ is in a tucked in button down and a blazer in the winter months!
YES. We firmly believe that these are your photos (I mean, it’s not our wedding day). So you get to print them how you wish. Through our previously mentioned online gallery system, you can order prints.
We strongly recommend you print them through our third party pro-printers. One, the colors will 100% be correct (CVS doesn’t care about skin tones, what can we say.) Two, the prices are similar to wherever you might take them. And THREE, they get shipped right to your doorstep! So while you can, and we think you should, print your photos through us, you have printing rights to take them elsewhere.
If you’re local, our first step is meeting you and your boo in person. We strongly believe in meeting face to face and connecting before any decision is made. (If you’re not local, that’s what Facetime is for!) Once you decide to move forward with us, everything is easy breezy and online! Our contracts, invoices, forms, etc. are all accessed in an online portal system that’s very easy to use! We require a signed contract and non-refundable 50% deposit in order to secure and hold your wedding date. The remaining balance is due 4 weeks before your wedding date. We do offer payment plans as well! Let's book your double-date to get started.
Our cameras shoot on dual card slots, meaning the photos are written twice in the case that one card gets corrupted. We back them up immediately onto our hard drives, which are connected to a cloud system.
Once your photos are edited and delivered, our online gallery has an additional cloud system where they will stay as long as the gallery is live. We hold onto the physical (non-cloud) version back ups for about 2 years. After that they’ll stay exclusively on the gallery’s cloud system, and in your own downloads! If you can’t tell, back ups are very important to us!!