How Many Pictures will we get and how long will it take to get them?
I always edit out the redundant, the blinks, and any shot that has technical flaws such as focus, exposure, etc. Once the best images are selected, you will end up with about 75-100 images for each hour covered. It normally takes several weeks to do the final color correction, brightness and contrast adjustments to get your photos looking as beautiful as they can be. The average turnaround time until your photos go online is 3-5 weeks, then another week or so to get your high resolution images on disk. Normally, I will put a few quick teaser images online a week or so after your wedding to give you something to enjoy while your waiting for the rest of the photos.
How do we know how many hours of coverage to purchase for our wedding?Generally, I recommend starting the formal photos 3 hours before the ceremony starts. After the ceremony starts, the rest of the day typically will flow according to your planned time schedule and I will capture the important moments as they happen. I'll be happy to consult with you personally to create the best time schedule for your needs.
Do you do engagement sessions?
Yes! Engagement sessions are a blast and extremely beneficial. This is a great time to get some unique and creative "before we were married" photos. Engagement photos are important because they give me the opportunity to get to know you and develop a rapport between us so everyone is more natural and relaxed in front of the camera on the wedding day. Engagement sessions are $249. You'll get at least 50 images in high resolution that will be yours to keep, make prints from, etc. Included in ALL coverage is a mini 30 minute engagement session that focuses on creating a simple beautiful portrait of the both of you...perfect for invitations, signature frames or gifts.
Do you do "After" sessions?
Yes! What is an after session? An after session is where you get dressed in your wedding outfits the day after your wedding or after your honeymoon and do a creative session with just the two of you without worry of time restraints or fear of getting a little dirt on your dress. In addition, we can schedule your session at an optimal time of day and location for the best lighting which is often not possible on the wedding day. After sessions usually last 1-2 hours depending on your schedule. The cost for an after session is $249. Should inclement weather make it impossible to get the photos you were dreaming of on your wedding day, I will be glad to do an after session at no charge.
What about wedding albums?
Wedding albums are available as a separate purchase after your wedding. The albums I offer are more like a cross between an album and a book...a work of art all by themselves. If your a do it yourself type, you may want to create your own album since you will own the disk of high resolution images. If you would like one of the fine albums that I can have custom designed and built just for you, all you will need to do is pick out 70-100 of your favorite wedding images and I will have them designed into a beautiful book. (Click here for some examples) The investment for a custom book will range from $800 to $1600 depending largely on book dimensions and the number of photos you choose. When we meet in person, I'll be happy to let you flip through some of my album offerings. Parent albums are also available with the investment ranging between $500 and $1000.Need more information? Click HERE to go to my FAQ's page
Ready to start the booking process?
The first step is to fill out the form below. You should hear something from me within 24 hours. (if your super anxious, just call me at 423-799-0707) The first thing I'll need to determine is whether or not I am available on your wedding date. If I am available, I'll do a happy dance in my head and then I'll contact you with further instructions and links to my simple online booking process. At the time of booking, a $500 retainer will secure your wedding date on my calender and will credit to your total balance.If I am not available, I'll be happy to consult with you and provide an insiders scoop into some other photographers I would recommend.