Questions To Ask Your Photographer

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What Pricing And Packages Do You Offer?

The Low Down

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 $6000
Michigan wedding full day coverage starts at $4900

Local Michigan Elopement packages start at $1995 (Travel fees apply outside of Northern Michigan and also to the Upper Peninsula)


Do You Work With A Second Photographer?

The Deets

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.

Once we have out initial meeting and chat about your possible day of time line I can suggest whether you should add the second photographer or not. You can also add on the second photographer at any point during this process.

Add a second photographer for $500 (8 hours)

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Do You Require A Wedding Planner?

I encourage this!

For any wedding I book I encourage you hire a wedding planner to at the very least professional day of coordinator. 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.

More Info

I do not give raw files as it is considered an unfinished product. Also most people do not have a program to open raw files or a place to keep them as they are extremely large files.

I hand select each image for your final gallery. Those images are hand edited by me and ready to go for you. You will have access via an online gallery to view and download your images. There will be print options a well through your gallery but you will have full printing rights to take you photos to get printed anywhere you’d like.

Yes! I have full liability insurance to cover me at any venue or location. I also have full equipment insurance as well.

I require a 1/3rd non-refundable retainer and a signed contract to hold a date for any session or wedding. The retainer is non-refundable because I am closing that date and holding it specifically for you and turning away other work. The retainer can be transferred to a new date one time only, after that there is another non-refundable deposit required.

I am a total freak when it comes to backing up client images. When I am photographing your session/wedding I am shooting on dual cards in my cameras so the images are automatically backed up to a second card. Afterwards I back up the images to 2 external hard drives. The final step in my process is that I do not delete the images off of the cards until the final images are delivered to the client.

This is such an important question! I have a solid network of photographers who help each other out covering sessions and weddings. If I get sick, or something worse then that network goes into affect and someone will be covering for me.

YES! Every package includes 3 rolls of 35mm at no charge.