F.A.Q.

How long have you been shooting professionally?

We’ve been shooting professionally for 10 years now.

Is photography your full time job or is it a side thing?

Yes!  Photography is our full time business.  When you hire us for your wedding, you get true professionals.

Do you like apricots?

Yes, they’re delicious.  Thanks for asking.

How will you protect our wedding pictures after the wedding is over?

We start off with using the best quality equipment as well as backup equipment, and memory cards that are waterproof, shockproof, x-ray proof and extreme temperature resistant.  From the second we take a picture there are automatically two copies of each picture on separate memory cards inside our cameras.  The first thing we do after your wedding is back up all of your images on different hard drives and memory cards.  After that we back up your pictures on multiple servers off-site all across the U.S.  It doesn’t matter if there’s a fire, flood or theft…your pictures are safe!

How much do you require for a deposit to hold the date?

We require a $500 non-refundable retainer to hold your wedding date.  If your wedding date changes, and if we still have your new date available, we can move your retainer to your new date.

How long does it take after the wedding to see our pictures?

In most cases, we’ll get your pictures done and have them ready for you within 2 weeks of your wedding!  Up to a month in our busiest times.

We don’t want to see each other before the wedding, is that ok?

It’s completely up to you and we’ll work with you no matter what you decide but we’ve done countless weddings, and from experience we definitely recommend that you see each other before the ceremony.  When pictures are done after the ceremony we have to squeeze 2 hours of pictures into about 30 minutes or less.   You’ll be tired, sweaty and hungry and the last thing you’ll feel like doing will be chasing down your family members  who failed to listen to your instructions.  But no matter what you decide, we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you have the best images possible.

What do you suggest as an alternative to seeing each other for the first time during the ceremony?

I’m glad you asked!  We set up what’s called a “first look”.  We’ll get the 2 of you alone with nobody watching or lingering and let the groom see you for the first time, and capture every moment of it on camera.  From that point we jump directly into a 30-60 minute session with just the 2 of you alone.  These are always the best pictures because you’re relaxed and you get time to talk and work out the pre-wedding jitters, and be with each other before the wedding craziness starts.  If you don’t see each other before the ceremony, we usually don’t get to do any of this!  From that point we would jump into wedding party and family pictures.  Those always work best when the distractions of guests, food and/or alcohol aren’t present, as they usually are when done after the ceremony :)