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FAQS: Weddings

ARE THE DIGITAL IMAGES INCLUDED IN THE WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

Absolutely! All wedding collections, including our elopement collection, include the fully-edited, high-resolution digital images with a print release. Depending on the collection, these images are delivered on a custom USB or by instant download through the online gallery.

HOW MANY FINAL IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?

The number of final wedding images you will receive varies depending on several factors, most the number of hours of coverage on the wedding day. However, you can expect to receive approximately 100 final images per hour of wedding day coverage.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE OUR IMAGES?

I work diligently to get your images in an online proofing gallery in a timely fashion…because I want you to see your wedding images while you are still excited and everything is still fresh! Typically, you can expect to see your wedding images in your online gallery approximately 2 weeks after your wedding day, but sometimes it can take up to 4 weeks during the more busy time of the season.

HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?

A $500 non-refundable security deposit is required to secure your wedding date. The remaining balance is due no less than 1 week before your wedding date. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted and we have an easy online method for payment.

DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT PLANS?

Absolutely! After you pay the $500 deposit, you can pay the balance on any schedule that works best for you – as long as the balance is paid in full no less than 1 week prior to your wedding day.

CAN WE VIEW A FULL WEDDING GALLERY?

Yes, please! Just ask! I encourage potential wedding clients to view full wedding galleries from any photographer they are interested in. I have several full weddings I will be happy to show you – just send me an email!

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

I am fully insured. I'm happy to provide proof of liability insurance to any venue that requires it.

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

Absolutely! I've photographed weddings in North Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Georgia, various parts of Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina. Please contact me for travel details.

ARE ALL THE PHOTOS ON MY WEBSITE FROM REAL WEDDINGS ?

Yes. Every single one of them. None of the images on my website are from "styled shoots" or portfolio-building workshops with models. While many photographers fill their websites with "styled shoots" or images from workshops, I feel it's misleading because it doesn't accurately represent abilities on an actual wedding day. In fact, all my images that have been featured in magazines and blogs were from real weddings as well.

DO YOU BLOG EVERY WEDDING?

I really try to keep up with my blog, but the truth is I'm typically behind in blogging. As I write this, I'm currently about 20 sessions (weddings and portrait sessions) behind in blogging after a very busy 3-month time span. The truth is, my priority is good customer service and getting images to my clients after their session, not keeping up with a blog. If you want to see some of the more recent work I've done, I do post sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram.

FAQS: Portraits

WHERE SHOULD WE HAVE OUR PORTRAITS TAKEN?

The High Country (Boone, Banner Elk, and Blowing Rock area) of North Carolina is an exceptionally beautiful area. There are many amazing locations for portraits in this area and I’m happy to recommend some ideas, depending on what you have in mind for your portraits. Most portraits are taken on location, however, I can also bring professional studio lighting and backdrops to provide studio-style portraits in the comfort of your home (easy and stress-free).

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

I have a fantastic, detailed, FREE GUIDE I send you after booking that will help you with that question to make sure this isn't a source of stress.

HOW QUICKLY WILL WE SEE OUR PROOFS AFTER THE SESSION?

Online proofs are generally posted in the gallery within 7 days.

CAN WE VIEW AND ORDER OUR PICTURES ONLINE?

Absolutely! Especially since a lot of my portrait clients are not local, online proofing is a most convenient way of sharing images with you and allowing you to order prints, digital files, or other products.

CAN WE PURCHASE THE DIGITAL IMAGES?

You sure can! Most portrait clients choose to purchase the digital files from their session. The high-resolution, fully-edited digital files from your session with rights to reproduce are available for purchase through the online gallery.

WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?

Your session fee is due on the day of your session.

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