You must be wondering about a lot of things...
Yet not quite sure what to ask?!... well I want to make it easier on you, and provide all the info you need prior to reaching out. If your question isn't listed below, be sure to contact me and I will reply within 48 hours. I want you to feel 100% comfortable about using my services, and you having all the answers upfront, should make the process a lot easier for both of us. XOXO Lee
HOW LONG ARE YOUR SESSIONS?
Most of my sessions take 2 hours, and newborn sessions can take up to 3 hours, as babies are a bit unpredictable.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU INCLUDE?
Each one of my packages varies in how many images are delivered. Sessions such as family, newborn, engagements etc. usually include 85-100 images, and weddings include 700-1100 images, depending on the amount of coverage.
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME
The turnaround depends on how much I photograph, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, sessions take 3.5-4 weeks, and weddings take up to 3.5 months. I try to deliver footage as soon as possible, while making sure I don't compromise quality.
DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
YES! I require a non refundable 40% deposit to secure your spot in my calendar, and the remaining 60% is due no later than the day of the session/event. We can split the remaining 60% (up to 3 payments) if it makes it easier for you.
IF WE DON'T HAVE A LOCATION IN MIND, CAN YOU HELP US PICK ONE?
YES! I almost always help my clients determine a location, according to the vibe they are going for. We will brain storm together, and find a spot that "feels" like you, and matches your vision.
CAN YOU HELP ME/US DECIDE ON OUTFITS?
Absolutely! In fact it's one of my favorite things to discuss with my clients. We will need to agree on a location and theme first, then go from there.
DO YOU GIVE RAW/UNEDITED IMAGES?
I do not!! Half the magic is in the editing, so I don't deliver unedited footage. I will make sure you get all the images you want/need, and if you feel as if you are missing something, let me know and I will look back at the footage.
WHAT IF THERE’S BAD WEATHER?
In such case, I am willing to move our session to a different date. Please note; clouds and a few drops don't count as bad weather (storms and freezing cold/winds do).
WHAT KIND OF GEAR DO YOU USE?
I am currently shooting with NIKON D750 & D780, Nikkor 24-70mm, Nikkor 35mm, and Nikkor 70-200mm. I also bring at least 4 external flashes to all my weddings.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I would describe my aesthetic as rustic-modern. I am influenced by New-England photography which is more light and airy, as well as photographers from the south west (Utah, Arizona, South Cali) as their style is a bit moody/warmer in nature.
DO YOU GIVE DISCOUNTS?
I usually don't, but from time to time I might be running a seasonal special. You can always ask if I got one going when you reach out.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND ELOPMENTS?
YES! Traveling is my favorite thing in the world, so I will go anywhere and everywhere. I've photographed in over 32 states, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe is next on the list. Don't hesitate to ask about my travel fees when you get in touch.
WILL THERE BE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
It really depends on what you want/need and the size of the wedding. I shoot plenty of weddings solo, but we can always add an additional photographer if needed. Some of my packages already include one. Please note; weddings over 140 guests, usually require a 2nd photographer.
HOW MANY HOURS OF COVERAGE DO WE NEED?
Most couples book me between 8 and 10 hours. 8 hours will generally allow for coverage of the tail end of getting ready through 30 minutes of open dancing during the reception. My 10 hours package, will give more coverage to those items on the end (getting ready & open dancing/an exit).
If you still feel stuck and unsure of what you need, reach out and I'd be happy to go through a few sample timelines, and recommend the amount of coverage I believe would work best for you.
CAN WE GET ON A PHONE CALL/FACETIME PRIOR TO MAKING OUR DECISION?
Absolutely! I love talking to potential couples and getting familiar. We can learn a bit more about one another, and see if we are a match.
DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
YES! Please refer to the "general questions" section above.
DO I HAVE TO ORDER PRINTS THROUGH YOU?
You don't have to, but you can for an additional fee. Many photographers over charge for prints, but I prefer giving my clients the freedom to print the photos themself and pay much less. Once you receive your final gallery you can do with it as you like; print, share, post etc. I will make sure to include the print release along with the gallery.
DO YOU DESIGN ALBUMS?
YES I DO! If you are interested in one, don't hesitate to ask about my pricing. You can also purchase one after you see the finished gallery.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU INCLUDE?
Please refer to the "general questions" section above.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR WEDDING?
Heaven forbids this happens (act of god, illness, death, etc) I would do my best to help find a replacement photographer with a similar style, although I’m not legally held to do so. If I can’t make it to your wedding, the contract will be null and void, and your money will be refunded.
DO YOU HELP IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?
Absolutely! I have plenty of great ideas and recommendations so simply let me know what you need. I will always assist in creating a "day of schedule" and would love to support you as much as I can. I am in constant touch with many of my brides.
Do you have insurance?
I absolutely do! I want you to enjoy your big day more and worry less.