No problem! Most people do. Here are a few answers to the questions I'm asked most frequently.
What should we wear?
Great question! First and foremost- look like yourself. We want your photos to reflect who you are, so always go for authentic. If you feel comfortable, your photos will reflect that. For couples and groups, no matchy matchy. I always say that it's important to look like you all belong in the same photo without looking like replicas of each other. Stick to coordinating colors and complimenting patterns.
How will you know what kind of photos we want?
Hopefully you chose me as your photographer because you really love the photos I take! But, before each wedding, I sit down with the couple for a consultation to get a general idea of what they are looking for. From there, we are in contact via phone or email a few times leading up to the big day, to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks. Important shots, friends and family who need to be included in certain photos, special moments happening during the ceremony, etc.
For a portrait session, I also do a consultation- just not as formal. We can chat via phone or email about your wish list of photos, location choices, or if you prefer mostly black and white images. I'm happy to make sure that my clients get exactly what they are looking for in their photos.
How long after our session do we receive our gallery?
For a typical portrait session, turn around is two weeks. During that two weeks while I am processing and editing your photos, I'll post a sneak peak on my social media sites (unless the photos are a surprise!).
For a wedding, gallery turn around about 8 weeks. After your gallery has been opened, you can create a favorites list of the images you would like to have printed in your album. Turn around for albums is 4 weeks.
How many images do we receive?
Your gallery will include anywhere from 20-100 images, each session is different! The package you've chosen will also indicate how many image downloads you receive. If you want to download more photos than your package includes, that's not a problem! Check out my a la carte download pricing for more information.
What can I do with my images?
You can either purchase prints through your gallery- which is highly recommended. I use a professional lab for all of my prints, canvas prints, and albums. Their printers are way better than big chain store photo printers, and they are calibrated regularly to ensure that the prints you receive look exactly like the photos I've taken.
You can also use your downloads to order prints, cards, even small photo books. Plus, there's always Facebook!
I just ask that you tag me in the photos you share. 90% of my business is based on the word of mouth recommendations from clients! Without you guys, I literally wouldn't have a business :)