Questions to ask your Wedding Photographer

Trinity Tree Farm Wedding. Flowers from Bloom by Tara

Trinity Tree Farm Wedding. Flowers from Bloom by Tara

How would you describe your style?

Bright, Whimsical & Classic.

Will the photos be retouched and color balanced? Is that done before I see the proofs?

I hand edit all the images before delivery. It’s all part of the luxury experience I provide. 

How much Is this going to cost me?

I require a $1000 retainer fee to reserve your date on my calendar. The remaining balance can be divided up into a monthly or quarterly payment plan with the balance being paid in full 30 days prior to your wedding

Will you be my actual photographer, or will it be one of your associates?

Collections with me begin at $3,800. Collections with my associates begin at $2,495. It all depends on your budget & my availability. 

Do you have backup photographers who will shoot the wedding if you're sick?

Of course! I’m part of a community of professional wedding photographers who are all eager to help one another out in the event of an EMERGENCY. I don’t believe in getting sick. ;) 

Will there be a second shooter or any assistants? Is there an additional fee for each (if applicable)?

Every collection includes the option to add a second photographer for an additional fee of $1000.

How long after the wedding do we get to see the photos?

You’ll see sneak peeks on Facebook/Instagram the week after your wedding. The full gallery is available 30 days after your wedding day. Check out a sample gallery here.

Will you follow a shot list? Or do you prefer to have free reign to capture the festivities how you see fit?

I request that all couples provide me with a shot list for Family Photos. For the rest of the day, you can trust that I will capture your day as it happens organically. 

What are the restrictions for sharing photos online or for publication? Do you own the copyright to the photos?

I own the copyright. However, you have unlimited personal use of the photos for printing/download. 

Do you bring your own lighting?

Heck yes! It's my job! ;) whatever the venue lighting situation, you can trust we'll add any necessary light to create light & airy photos.

What will you wear?

I like to dress like a “nice guest.” Generally this means a black or neutral colored dress with classic jewelry & ballet flats.