Why is wedding photography so expensive?
There are a lot of different factors that play into the wedding photography price. There's a lot that goes into keeping a business running. But really, the main expense is time. Time spent driving to location sites, time spent hiring a second photographer, paying that second photographer, time spent keeping up with vendors, time spent creating a timeline, time spent the day of the wedding and the bulk of the work...time spent going through the thousands of photos taken and editing every one chosen to deliver.
Where is my money going?
That's a great question and one that's really been on my heart lately. I heard recently, "Every dollar you spend is casting a vote for the type of future you want." Businesses support causes/give their money to a number of different things. I can tell you that everything made through my photography business is either turned right back around and invested into my business or currently it is being used toward a new project I am working on. I'm currently
in the website development phase of this new project.
How long does it take to receive my photos back?
I will usually send some sneak peeks because I can't help myself! And I know you're dying to see some. My contract states 4-6 weeks for turnaround time. I work hard on getting them into your hands as quickly as possible.
Do we need an engagement session?
I always say "yes" if we're both in the same area and can make it happen. It's such a great opportunity to get to know each other and get you awesome photos while we're at it.
What are the benefits to having a second photographer?
Second photographers are such an integral part to the wedding day. They help me so much! They're not just there to get cool, additional shots or different angles. They are an extension of me and can be where I can't be. Having a second photographer also ensures back up as they have their own set of equipment, etc.
What if we want to opt out of the complimentary engagement session?
I'll usually offer an extra hour for your wedding day if you choose the package which offers the complimentary engagement session and have decided against an engagement session.
What is the "Tasting" that you offer?
This is something new I'm offering potential clients. Visit my pricing page to learn more.