Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT PRICING AND PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?
Every wedding is different and so a one size fits all pricing package doesn't work for everyone. That is why I offer a base 8 hour package and then build off of that based on the needs of each couple. Making the pricing easy and straight forward makes the process of choosing what you need so much less stressful.
Since I am based in Northern Michigan but still service Florida, pricing for weddings in each place vary depending on location and travel. All wedding/elopement packages for destination weddings outside of Michigan and Florida will be customized.
Florida wedding full day wedding coverage starts at $5150
Michigan wedding full day coverage starts at $4150
Local Michigan Elopement packages start at $1995 (Travel fees apply outside of Northern Miichigan)
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER OR ASSISTANT?
You can add on a second photographer at any time during the booking process. I shoot approx. 90% of my weddings solo. With that said, I do require the addition of a second photographer in certain scenarios. For example, if you have a large wedding party I do require a second photographer be added.
DO YOU REQUIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?
Yes! For any wedding I book I require a wedding planner. Having a planner for your day is SO important. Over the years I have realized that when couples do not have a wedding planner that the job of planner gets put on the photographer. As much as I would love to be able to do both jobs it just isn't possible. When there isn't a planner and I have to jump into planning mode this causes me to not be able to do my job of photographing moments.
Now, this doesn't mean you need to hire a full planner package. I require at least a day of coordinator (someone who is not the venue coordinator or your Aunt Sally who does events haha!). This way you have someone there to make sure all of your vendors are where they are suppose to be. As well as making sure everything goes smoothly, all things are set up correctly and that everything stays on time.
HOW SOON DO WE GET OUR FULL WEDDING GALLERY AND HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
You will receive your full wedding gallery 10-12 weeks from your wedding date. Sneak peeks are sent out 24-48 hours after the wedding so you have some images to share right away with family and friends.
The amount of images varies from wedding to wedding. So many factors go into this like size of wedding party, family sizes, guest count, amount of formalities and hours of coverage. On average you will receive 50-100 images per hour of coverage but this isn't set in stone. It could be more or could be less.
WHAT CAMERA EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE AND HOW DO YOU SECURE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
I use all professional grade Canon camera equipment including R5 camera bodies, canon lighting and lenses with all back up equipment being of the same grade.
Backing up all of my images is top priority for me. While I am photographing your wedding every photo I take is automatically being backed up to a second card in my cameras. Directly after the wedding I export all of the wedding day images to two back up external hard drives. The cards that I use to shoot on do not get deleted until the full wedding gallery is delivered to the client.