Congratulations! You are engaged! Planning a wedding can be so fun and yet so incredibly stressful at the same time. Let me take some of that stress away from you. Everything you need, all in one easy place. Need an engagement shoot? Announcements or save the date cards? No problem. I can do it all. I love what I do and will do everything I can to make your special day run smoothly and be everything that you want.
Weddings are a big deal. And they cost a lot of money. I know you are trying to budget for everything you want to make your day perfect. Photography is important but only one part of the whole day. That's why I do not have any set prices for weddings. All wedding packages are custom built to each bride for what they want on the biggest day of their lives. I will sit down with each and every wedding couple and make sure I know exactly what you want. Several things go into pricing wedding photography. Things like how long you want me to be there, do you want a second photographer, location as there may be travel fees. This is all things we will discuss when we sit down together for the consultation.
How soon in advance should we book our wedding?
As soon as possible! I do not hold dates until a retainer fee is paid and a contract is signed. I work on a first come, first served basis so to ensure I am available for your chosen date get those in as soon as possible.
What is needed to hold a date?
I will not put any client on my calendar until I have a retainer fee paid and a contract signed. The retainer fee is 50 percent of the total cost and the contract must be signed by the bride and groom. Only then will your date be held exclusively for you.
Do we get every image you take?
No and I will explain why. When I edit images I delete those that are duplicates or have imperfections like eyes closed or an equipment malfunction. I do not give out any images that do not meet my quality standards as it it not an accurate representation of my work. I want your images to be perfect.
How many pictures will we get from our wedding day?
The amount of images delivered depends on a couple different things. The length of the wedding, the amount of guests that you want pictures with, if you want entire full day coverage or only certain events, if I have a second shooter, things like that. A simplified answer is the longer the amount of coverage the more images you will receive but for weddings I do not have a set amount.
How long will it take to receive our images?
I am a wife, a mother and a business woman. I do have a life outside of photography. Images will be delivered within 4-6 weeks. Sneak peeks will be posted a few times throughout that time so you can see how your images are looking.
Do we need to provide a meal for you?
While it is not required to feed your vendors, it is highly encouraged as well as much appreciated. Feeding me at the same time as you and all your guests enjoy their meal will ensure that I am ready to continue when you are done. Lets face it, people don't look their best while stuffing their mouths with food so that typically is when I take a small break. A good hot meal means I will be more focused on you and the rest of your day, not missing shots because I am hungry.
Do you travel for weddings?
I do! There may be additional fees if the location is far enough away. Destination weddings I require you to pay airfare and lodging while I am there in addition to the cost of my services but I am willing to go anywhere you want me to go.
If we cancel our wedding can we get a refund?
The retainer fee required to hold a date is not refundable. Once I have a date on my calendar I then have to turn away other enquiries for that date so that I can focus on you and only you to make your images perfect.
Are engagement sessions included?
Since my wedding packages are custom built for each individual couple, I cannot for sure answer that. However, I do offer a complimentary engagement session to any couple with a $1500 purchase or more.
Can we pay after the wedding is completed?
Payment is due no more then 1 week before the date of the wedding. No images will be taken if the full amount is not paid prior. If we go over the agreed upon time or if you are ordering prints or products, those things will be billed after.
If our wedding runs later than expected, will you stay for the rest?
Of course I will! I wouldn't just leave you hanging if things run late. Weddings can be crazy and I do understand that things don't always go according to plan. However I will not continue until I have permission from you to do so and that you understand what additional costs will be added. Pricing for overtime will be discussed at the initial consultation so it will not just be sprung on you in the heat of the moment.
Do you have a question not listed here or about other services offered by Arrange A Memory Photography?
Please check out more frequently asked questions pertaining to other types of sessions in the investment page of the website. And please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.