wedding photography Frequently Asked Questions

How long after the engagement session and wedding will we receive our images?

Efficient delivery of your images is one of the things I pride myself most on, and something that sets me apart from many photographers out there. In writing, you’ll receive your images within one week after the engagement session and within five weeks of the wedding. Those are just safety nets for me in case life gets crazy or I have multiple weddings in a row, but it’s often much quicker than the five weeks after the wedding.

how will we receive our images?

You’ll receive your images via an online gallery for both the engagement session and the wedding. You can download all the images from here and order prints/products if desired (but you also have all printing rights). This makes sharing with family and friends extremely convenient as you can just share the link and the download PIN with anyone you’d like to share them with. It’s possible to download individual images at a time for those friends who just want the ones that were taken with you and them. Or, they can “favorite” all the ones they want by clicking the start icon on each photo, navigating to the Favorites tab at the top, and then downloading all that were selected at once.

How many images will we receive?

Based on the information on my pricing guide, the number of images noted is the minimum you’ll receive from your big day. You will receive all images that I take at the wedding that are up to my quality standards and don’t look the exact same as another that I send. Often it comes out to around 60-75 per hour of shooting.

DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION OR SECOND SHOOTER? AND ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN FEES?

Wedding coverage (8+ hours) with me includes an engagement session because I believe it’s important for us to have that time to get to know one another and have a little ‘practice run’ shooting together! It makes the wedding day that much smoother so I always encourage it for that reason (hence why the session is included as a complimentary piece and the package is not discounted if it’s not needed). I also think it's a great time for you and your fiancé to get more comfortable being in front of the camera together and discovering things you like/don't like, especially if you've never had professional photos taken together before.

I don’t believe a second shooter is always necessary for the entire day, so one is not included in my wedding packages. I list the second shooter as an add-on option and do suggest hiring one for 4-5 hours if it’s in your budget so they can help capture the final getting ready photos of the groom and his guys while I’m with the bride and her girls through the ceremony (to get another angle as everyone walks up and down the aisle). It's also really helpful to have one if you aren't doing a first look so they can capture candids during cocktail hour while I do group photos. I shoot with two cameras myself so I am able to quickly get a great variety of images throughout the reception.

Unless I will need to travel over 1 hour for your big day, there is no travel fee. While it's not 'hidden' since I mention it on my pricing guide, please note that all prices are subject to Kansas sales tax, which is 6.5%. I believe in full disclosure up front so you know exactly what you’re signing up for!

WILL YOU HELP ME WITH THE PLANNING PROCESS OR JUST SHOW UP ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING?

I will absolutely help you with the planning process! I’m available for any questions or thoughts you want to run by me and am happy to provide a custom timeline rough draft for you to start with upon request.

Each of my brides receive an Engagement Style Guide and a Wedding Experience Guide (printed magazines) to help in the planning process as well. The wedding guide includes a list of images I always do my best to capture at each wedding (a starting place for a shot list). 

DO YOU USE EXTERNAL FLASH IN DARK LIGHTING SITUATIONS?

I certainly do! Now, don’t let this be off-putting if you like light and airy photos like my natural light ones. You might think you want a photographer who labels themselves as a “Natural Light Photographer,” but I would encourage you to think about your specific wedding day and if that would make sense for you or not. Will your reception be in a building without a ton of light? Will any part of your wedding day go past sunset? Chances are the answer is yes to one or both of these questions, and it’s impossible to get sharp, timeless images that are bright in the dark without using external flash. It’s something that sets a lot of experienced photographers apart from hobbyists, so even if you don’t opt to work with me for your big day (insert sad face here), I would urge you to choose someone who is comfortable with it! 

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