There are so many questions and things to worry about when it comes to your wedding planning and your wedding day details! We regularly see many repetitive questions from the couples we work with!
Check out 10 of the most frequent asked questions and concerns we get from couples just like you…
My venue is super dark, is this going to be an issue?
No. We are equipped with professional gear that performs great even in low light environments. We also bring external flashes to compensate for dim light when capturing additional phases of your event.
Do you touch up all the photos? How are the photos selected?
After your event, we will cull the images and select the “best of” your images. We over shoot a little bit while capturing your event to make sure we don’t miss your details but no body wants to have that many duplicates for your final gallery. Our editing includes basic touch ups such as adjusting for white balance, skin tones and general exposure for those selected images that are delivered to you. A little more attention is given to your formal portraits as we pay closer attention to skin, teeth and minor blemishes. If you have a special request such as removing a bridesmaid’s tattoo or something more complex, that is considered a custom edit and is quoted separately.
How many images do we receive?
Since every wedding is different, we do not guarantee a set amount of images. There are several factors that affect the amount of images shot at your wedding including the amount of hours you have contracted us, activities you have scheduled and the number of people in your party. As a guideline, we capture between 50-100 images an hour and we create your final gallery selection from there.
If you have two photographers the number increases to approx. 100-150+ images per hour of service.
Can I show you samples of photos that I like?
Sure! It is helpful to see samples of images that represent the style you are looking to achieve in your wedding images. We can go over these images together or you may e-mail some sample images that you like too for us to review and make note. Another option is to send us a link to your Pinterest planning board. We will do our best to replicate images per your request but do not guarantee every shot will turn out. We have perfected over the years how we capture based on what is typically the most flattering and elegant looking poses for clients.
I have lots of downtime between the ceremony and reception. Will we be charged for that?
Our hours of service are calculated from when we arrive at your ceremony venue to when we leave the reception. Although the schedule may appear to have some wedding downtime there may still be activities going on that you will want documented to help tell the complete story of your day. Often times it’s during the downtime that we are able to catch the most candid moments. It’s a great time to do group photos as well, or to get a photo with that friend or relative who may have missed the pre-ceremony group photo session.
What happens if things run late and we need more time?
We typically provide a courtesy 30-60 minute grace period just in case things run a little late and you haven’t got to events like the cake cutting or final dances etc. If you know early on that you are going to need additional coverage it’s best to inform us prior to your wedding day. Any time added on the wedding day is billed at our hourly rate, which may be higher than our package rates. So if you think you may need more hours, it’s better to book them ahead of time. We do offer timeline planning with every client to help lay out your time needs for photos. This planning together can help make sure there is enough time for everything you want captured.
Do you include the raw files?
Your final edited images are delivered in .jpeg format at 8 x 12 in at 300 dpi. RAW files are unedited files are not available for purchase and remain property of the studio.
Do you have back up equipment in case of equipment failure?
Yes, we have a back up camera and back up lenses. We bring a selection of gear with us on wedding day so there would be no interruption of capturing your event in the case of any equipment failures.
Do you charge extra for multiple shoot locations?
No. Similar to our answer in “Event Downtime”, our time is contracted to you from the time we arrive until the time we leave your event. You may use this time how you like and we can go to as many locations as you like. We only suggest you plan your time wisely if you are including a lot of travel between locations. We’d hate to see you loose out on great portrait time because of excessive time in the car or travel.
And lastly, our most common of the frequent asked questions is
“what is your standard turn around time for final images?”
Our typical turn around time for post processing is 4-6 weeks. However in peak wedding season months, our turn around time can be 6-8 weeks, and no more than 10. These months are typically (June-Mid October). Every year is different and we can’t predict how many weddings will fall around yours or how big of weddings we may have to process. We understand your excitement and our goal is to get them to you as soon as possible while still giving you the best quality and professional photos as possible!
Photos by Sandy Prints Photography | www.sandyprintsphotography.com
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