How many hours are included?
We believe that this big of a day shouldn't be constrained to a stopwatch as much as possible, so both of us are photographing from the start of getting ready in the morning to the end when the bride and groom make their reception exit.
What about a second shooter?
By having two photographers you not only guarantee us capturing the bride walking down the aisle and the groom's reaction simultaneously, but since we are co-owners you know that our images will have a cohesive editing style. Also, our work experience together ensures that we know the strategic timing needed to capture unique shots in the same moment.
Do you include a complimentary engagment session?
Why yes we do! If we are going to share the biggest day of your life with you then we absolutely want to photograph you before the wedding, so you can become familiar with our style and comfortable with us photographing you. This is why we include a 2-hour complimentary engagement session in our wedding package.
How do you deliver pictures and how many do I get?
If we are photographing a full day, then you will receive:
~850+ individually hand-edited images (no presets or outsourced editing)
~ A Google Drive album with custom access for the email addresses you provide: wedding party, family, friends, etc. (this is our way of helping the tons of picture requests you will get post wedding)
~Two flash drives (because accidents happen and only having one is too stressful)
Do you travel?
Although we are based in Virginia, we are open to travel! Don't hesitate to submit an inquiry, even if you live far away. We will do our best to make an arrangement work and include appropriate travel fees in your proposal.
When will I receive my edited pictures?
We will deliver your gallery within eight-nine weeks of the wedding with a handful of previews delivered within a week. Since we don't use presets or outsource our editing, we want to make sure we give your pictures the time it takes to deliver a one-of-a-kind gallery.
What kind of camera equipment do you use?
We shoot with professional Nikon equipment, including full-frame cameras, prime lenses, and other camera accessories. We also bring back-up equipment just in case something apocolyptic happens. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, we are happy to during your consultation.
What are your rates?
Although we do have a base rate for the various services we provide, we find there are too many factors that finalize price. Instead of listing a ballpark figure we would prefer you go to our Inquire page and submit a request!
It's raining... AGAIN!
We always will do our absolute best to make a scheduled shoot happen, but in case it is non-stop torrentially downpouring, then we can postpone your shoot at no additional cost. Ultimately the decision to postpone is left up to our discretion and best judgment.
I have never once been described as photogenic...
JOIN THE CLUB! If you are sick of not liking how you look in pictures, then you have come to the right place! It doesn't matter if your favorite look includes layers of makeup with curled hair or a bare face with a high ponytail... our goal is to capture your beauty as authentically as possible!
When will I receive my edited pictures?
This greatly depends on the time of year. On average, we return completed portrait galleries in four weeks or sooner. If we're particularly busy, then we will let you know ahead of time if we will need five weeks. You will receive your own Google Drive Gallery to access on any mobile device as well as a USB flash drive!
What is your style of photography?
Whatever your story might be, our goal is to tell it in the pictures we take. We don't want you to look back at an image and think "oh that was from page three in a pose book they bought", but instead remember the joke that made you laugh or the kiss that gave you butterflies when we took it.
Where do your photoshoots take place?
We do not have a studio because we believe that when people are in an environment that is more meaningful and comfortable to them, then it is easier to visually portray their story. We prefer to use natural outdoor lighting whenever possible, but we are also eager to explore indoor structures and are open to in-home shoots. Whether your preference is a mountain top, your backyard, or somewhere in-between, we will find a location that speaks to you!