No. We do not offer prints. They are so much cheaper if you take them to any printer kiosk and print the ones you want!
No, most clients want to control this, and by giving you the copyrights, you can do as you please as SAVE money!
We do not offer albums.
2-4 weeks typically. Either digital download or USB drive.
Yes. A photo copyright release is provided.
Is there a fee for that? Yes. You get all edited images and they are part of the package.
No. We send them to you and you can do as you wish.
⦁ When will we receive the contract?
After you complete the booking form (digital agreement).
⦁ How much of a deposit do you require? When is it due?
Depends on location and services booked. Booking contract (digital form) and deposit are due if and when you want to reserve your date.
⦁ Do you accept payments in installations?
Yes. Make a payment anytime. Final is due 2 weeks before your wedding.
⦁ What is your refund or cancellation policy?
For COVID or other health related rescheduling, we allow you to reschedule and keep your deposit on file for your new date. If you cancel your wedding, the deposit is non-refundable.
⦁ Do you carry backup equipment?
⦁ How will you and your assistants be dressed?
That is up to you. We allow you to choose in our online planner when you complete it.
⦁ Can we request a list of specific shots we would like?
Yes, of course. Within reason of course.
⦁ Will you be posting about our wedding on your website and social media? Will you be submitting our photos to magazines or blogs?
We do like to post on social media and use them for promoting on the website, but we do not sell them or use them anywhere else.
is the cost of your services?
anywhere from $3-$6000
So expensive? Why?
How much do you think it should cost you?
$1500 - $3000 maximum. I am still debating to have my cousin, who does Photographer do it. He has a professional camera and everything.
For that price, you will always get what you pay for. If they can afford to do it for that, they are not professional and they are very part time. I know I wouldn't hire a part time (work on the side) Doctor to do surgery on me. Or hire Daycare that used to be licensed and just watches kids once in a while. Having a camera and some experience is the tip of the learning process.
Most part time people;
- They may only shoot on auto (can be a major problem with lighting and motion shots are issues)
- They may not have flash (dark light photos are most likely going to look pretty bad)
- They most likely don't have the backup equipment that they should have (backup flash, extra body, sd cards, batteries, tripods and many other tools that professionals keep handy). Camera malfunctions happen, and you need to have a professional backup camera body.
- They lack experience when it comes to editing which is one of the most important parts to get quality photos. They may not even have professional software to edit the right way.
- Would your cousin know how to help with poses, what pictures to take and when. Does he have telescopic lenses and other lenses when needed? For example, unless you want him to be right up front by you and your Fiancé at the alter, her will need a good lens so he can get the first kiss and not look like he was 3 miles away when he took it.
- The list goes on and on...
That totally makes sense, but I still don't get why it is so high?
It's not just about equipment and their time, but let's break it down...
- Knowledge & Experience
- years of hard work, practice and studying. $???
- $50,000 - $120,000 for a Professional Photographers Education
- Professional Camera Bodies $2000 - $7000 Each (photographer has 2 at least)
- Each lens from $1500 - $6000 +?? Each photographer has many for different shots
- Flash (2 of them) $300-$800 each.
- Camera bags, memory cards, reflectors, light stands, flash triggers, tripods, etc. $500 - $1500
- Computer for editing: $1000 - $3000
- Backup Hard Drives: $85-$300 each. Total cost: $170
- Cloud Services and Backup $30 - $100
- Business fee's and operating costs (internet, accounting, phone, credit card fee's, bank fee's, etc., etc., $500 - $3000/yr)
- Screen Calibrator: $189 High End Monitor: $120 - $500
- Editing Software: Lightroom & Photoshop: $119 per year
- Website Design / Setup / Maintenance: $250 - $5000 ($100-$500 yearly)
- Ongoing marketing and advertising - $3000 - $10,000 per year.
- Many other business expenses, taxes and fee's...
- Minimum cost just to start a Professional Wedding Photography Business: $20,000 (Not including any education or business operating costs.)
Then we have the actual work for just 1 wedding...
- Time to prep, booking, planning. (Studying the location to shoot, charging batteries, prepping and cleaning gear, packing and testing)
- Traveling to and from the event as well as Actual shoot time which is always a very long and tiring day.
- Backing up and copying photos after the event takes hours.
- Editing photos can take anywhere from 8 hours for a short shoot to 40 hours or more.
When you pay for a job, especially photography, you pay for way more than the persons equipment costs:
- Knowledge - Experience - Customer Service and Help Planning at anytime - Professional Editing - Backup Equipment - Professionalism - High Quality Work You Can Cherish Forever