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Wedding Photographer Pricing

Wedding photography packaging is confusing to upsell and increase proffit.  This makes for more difficult planning and preperation to photograph your wedding. We believe in top quality, experienced photographers at a reasonable price.  Every wedding package is all inclusive thanks to a method we teach all our photographers that delivers higher quality, a better experience & eliminates additional fees/upselling.

All weddings include Copyright Release and Fully Edited Full Resolution Photos. 

For very small weddings/elopements we offer hourly packages to customize based on your needs for your wedding.  These are typically 3 hours for $950

Small Weddings (total wedding party of 4 or less up to 2 locations) Starting at $1850 includes:

  • Fully Edited, Full Resolution files of ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS. (minimum 300)
  • Online Viewing, Ordering, Digital Download
  • Full Copyright Release
  • One person Photography Team
  • 6-7 hours
  • Two locations
  • Free Engagement Session
  • Custom designed ZookBook albums for as little as $350!

Full Size Wedding Standard Package Starting at $2450 includes:

  • Fully Edited, Full Resolution files of ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS. (minimum 500)
  • Online Viewing, Ordering, Digital Download
  • Full Copyright Release
  • Three person Photography Team
  • Full Day Coverage (not hourly)
  • Unlimited Locations
  • Free Engagement Session
  • Custom designed ZookBook albums for as little as $350!

You can also upgrade to Senior or Master Photographers.

The finished editing and copyright release allow you to print your own Metal, Canvas, Enlargements, etc from the photo labs on our preferred vendor list.  You avoid the standard 300% mark up and still get the same professional quality.  

Every photographer is peronsally trained and certified by Daniel Michael with the support of our training staff.  All Lead Photographers go through an apprentice program for multiple years to perfect their craft.  Regardless of your choice of photographer you still get the above package.

Maternity Photographer Cincinnati

Session Fee $245

Includes:

  • Roughly a 1 hour session at an outdoor location
  • Copyright Release to all full resolution images
  • Natural edit to each photo
  • Signature edit of 5 photos

Printing

(Additional Sizes Available)

We include full resolution files with copyright release with every package for you to print as you see fit.  We offer wholesale pricing as a convenience for you to avoid print credits/packages so you can order what you want at a reasonable price.

Standard Prints 

(Mounting Available)

  • 4x6  - $2.75
  • 5x7  - $3.75
  • 8x10  - $6.50
  • 11x14  - $12.00
  • 16x20  - $45.00
  • 20x30  - $65.00
  • 24x30  - $75.00

Canvas Gallery Wraps

  • 8x10  - $95.00
  • 11x14  - $125.00
  • 16x20  - $155.00
  • 20x30  - $215.00
  • 24x30  - $245.00

Metal Prints

  • 8x10  - $45.00
  • 11x14  - $75.00
  • 16x20  - $125.00
  • 20x30  - $225.00
  • 24x30  - $245.00

Session B-Rock The Dress  $350

  • One location of your choice
  • Full Resolution Fully Edited Files
  • Copyright Release
  • Additional location $100

 

Senior Photography

Children and Family Portraits

Engagement Session Pricing

Standard Engagement Session (Free with Standard Wedding Package) $250

  • One location of the photographer's choice
  • One outfit
  • Full Resolution Fully Edited Files
  • Copyright Release

Extended Engagement Session  $350

  • One location of the couple's choice
  • Up to two outfits
  • Full Resolution Fully Edited Files
  • Copyright Release

Signature Engagement Session  $550

  • two locations of the couple's choice
  • two outfits
  • Full Resolution Fully Edited Files
  • Copyright Release

First Birthday Portrait Session

Cincinnati Family Photographer, Daniel Michael, Sharon Woods, Jessica Rist

Outdoor Portrait session: $195.00

Our outdoor portrait sessions are customizable to your wants and ideas. Our outdoor sessions are up to an hour long, one outfit and at Sharon Woods or Glenwood Gardens. Outdoor sessions can be a family, maternity, children or first birthday. If you would like a different location we can upgrade your session to a location of your choice for $50.00

With our sessions you get:

  • All the photos your photographer takes (minus duplicates and blinks). 
  • All those photos are edited a natural edit (no photoshop work done), they will look just how you did on the day of your session. 
  • We give your photos to you via an online gallery only. This is how you will view, download, share and order prints. 
  • The images are a digital download only. Once you download your images onto your computer, you will be able to back them up onto a USB drive or cloud based system of your choosing. 
  • All the photos are downloaded at full resolution, so you can make large, high quality prints. There is also an option to download a small web size for sharing. 
  • You are able to download, share and order high quality prints through the gallery.
  • You get a print release, upon request.

*Starting 1/1/2020; If you would like your photos to be skin edited or have additional editing requests we will be providing editing packages to add onto your session.

Please contact us with any inquiries or questions.

Cincinnati Cake Smash, Studio Portraits, First Birthday Photography, Daniel Michael, Jessica Rist

Studio Portraits: $225.00

Our studio portraits are a customizable session up to an hour long at our studio in Reading; 110 W. Benson St. Cincinnati Ohio, 45215

Our studio is a smaller studio and geared more towards Newborn, Infant, First Birthday, and young children. In a session you typically get two sets and can have two outfits. 

With each session you get:

  • All the photos your photographer takes (minus duplicates and blinks). 
  • All those photos are edited a natural edit (no photoshop work done), they will look just how you did on the day of your session. 
  • We give your photos to you via an online gallery only. This is how you will view, download, share and order prints. 
  • The images are a digital download only. Once you download your images onto your computer, you will be able to back them up onto a USB drive or cloud based system of your choosing. 
  • All the photos are downloaded at full resolution, so you can make large, high quality prints. There is also an option to download a small web size for sharing. 
  • You are able to download, share and order high quality prints through the gallery.
  • You get a print release, upon request.

*Starting 1/1/2020; If you would like your photos to be skin edited or have additional editing requests we will be providing editing packages to add onto your session.

Please contact us with any inquiries or questions.

Infant Sesson Pricing

Lifestyle in The Home Portrait Session Pricing

Destination Wedding Photography Pricing

We like to turn destination weddings into vacations and offer significant incentives to do so!  We charge for flight/mileage whichever is less and 3 nights hotel stay.  From there we discount the package between $1000-$2000 depending on the team and destination.  

Bigger discounts for weekday and off season weddings.  If I (Daniel Michael) am personally available and it's a bucket list or preferred destinations I will do it for $0-$1000 + travel!  Some of those locations are Bora Bora ($0), Hawaii ($0), Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, Cruises, Carribbean Islands, Much of Europe and Alaska.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Cincinnati Elopements

Looking do have an intimate celebration? We have partnered with Beautiful Memories Creations Wedding and Event Planning to photograph very small weddings.  They have packaged all-inclusive small wedding for 10-30 guests starting at $2700. Flat rate includes decorated venue with linens and ceremony arch, officiant, professional event coordination, photography, music, cake, bouquet/boutonniere, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

For more information, contact Melissa:

Email:  Melissa@BeautifulMemoriesWedding.com
Phone:  419-944-0157

Newborn Photographer Cincinnati

Newborn Family  $395

  • 3-4 hour session in studio
  • 50+ images
  • 3 sets
  • includes family photos
  • Online Gallery
  • Print Release

 

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Family Portrait Photographer Cincinnati

We offer two types of family portrait sessions; an immediate family session and an extended family session. Our immediate family session is our outdoor portrait session. Our extended family session is outdoors, up to 90 minutes long and at a location of your choice.

With each session you get:

  • All the photos your photographer takes (minus duplicates and blinks). 
  • All those photos are edited a natural edit (no photoshop work done), they will look just how you did on the day of your session. 
  • We give your photos to you via an online gallery only. This is how you will view, download, share and order prints. 
  • The images are a digital download only. Once you download your images onto your computer, you will be able to back them up onto a USB drive or cloud based system of your choosing. 
  • All the photos are downloaded at full resolution, so you can make large, high quality prints. There is also an option to download a small web size for sharing. 
  • You are able to download, share and order high quality prints through the gallery.
  • You get a print release, upon request.

*Starting 1/1/2020; If you would like your photos to be skin edited or have additional editing requests we will be providing editing packages to add onto your session.

The investment for an extended family  is:              $295
The investment for an immediate family  is:            $195

Please contact us with any inquiries or questions.

 

We suggest Robin Imaging for your local reprints so you can maintain the professional quality we have for our own studio without the professional price that photographers charge.  

Reprints through Robin Imaging are:

4x6-$0.95     5x7-$3.25     8x10-$6.95     11x14-$11.95

Yes this is their regular pricing and yes they are the same lab that prints for many major professional photographers around the country.

 

Bar or Bat Mitzvah Photography Cincinnati

With your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah Photography Package you will have a high resolution CD that has every photo color corrected and ready to print as well as your copyright release to allow you to print your own photos at any professional lab.  We recommend Robin Imaging downtown.  

You will have your photographer for 7-9 hours to cover the Ceremony and Reception as well as any portraits you would like.  At the reception we will cover all the events, details and candid photography to thoroughly document the entire event.  If you have any questions or would like to customize a package, please give us a call and we'll figure out a package that suits your young lady or gentleman.

 Investment  $1495
 Additional Hours  $150 each
 Additional Portrait Session on location          $200

There are a variety of album options available as well.  Senior and Master Photographers are an additional fee.

Senior Photography Cincinnati

Our Photography Portrait Packages are structured as all-inclusive to get away from the old fashioned packaging methods geared toward selling additional prints and products after the fact. We are happy to customize any package to include or not include whatever you like!  

We recommend you bring any props with you that say something about what you did in high school.  For example, you may have played an instrument in the band.  Bring a bat since you played baseball, pads for football, a basketball, volleyball etc.  You can wear a jersey or uniform.  All of it adds character and variety.

Our high school graduation pictures include:

Standard Senior Package (Ask about our current specials)
(Up to 2 wks) 
 $295 
  1. Up to 60 minute session
  2. Outdoor Session at Sharon Woods
  3. Up to 2 outfits
  4. All Images Finished with Copyright Release
  5. Minimum 30 Finished Images with 5 Signature Edits
Signature Senior Package  (Ask about our current specials)  $395 
  1. Up to 90 minute session
  2. Outdoor Session at Sharon Woods
  3. Indoor Studio Session Option Available
  4. Up to 4 outfits
  5. All Images Finished with Copyright Release
  6. Minimum 50 Finished Images with 10 Signature Edits

 

*Starting 1/1/2020; We will be removing Signature Edits. If you would like your photos to be skin edited or have additional editing requests we will be providing editing packages to add onto your session.

Ask us about our Senior Rep Program.  Your friends get $50 off their photos and you get $50 cash for each one who uses us!

Pricing for photo reprints:

  • 8 Wallets-$6.75
  • 4x6-$2.75
  • 5x7-$3.75
  • 8x10-$6.50
  • 11x14-$12.00

If you go to Sycamore, Moeller, Ursuline, Mason We are about 5-10 minutes from you!  Other schools we do a lot of work with are Oak Hills, Elder, St Xavier, Seton, Mercy, Lakota, Indian Hill, Madeira, Princeton and many other Cincinnati area High Schools!! 

Lifestyle  $295

  • 1 hour in home
  • 30+ photos
  • Journalistic Style
  • Online Gallery
  • Print Release
Cincinnati Cake Smash, Studio Portraits, Cincinnati Photography, Daniel Michael, Jessica Rist

Our first birthday portrait sessions are a customizable session up to an hour long. They can be in our studio or  outside (weather permitting). You will be providing the cake.

With each session you get:                                                     

  • All the photos your photographer takes (minus duplicates and blinks). 
  • All those photos are edited a natural edit (no photoshop work done), they will look just how you did on the day of your session. 
  • We give your photos to you via an online gallery only. This is how you will view, download, share and order prints. 
  • The images are a digital download only. Once you download your images onto your computer, you will be able to back them up onto a USB drive or cloud based system of your choosing. 
  • All the photos are downloaded at full resolution, so you can make large, high quality prints. There is also an option to download a small web size for sharing. 
  • You are able to download, share and order high quality prints through the gallery.
  • You get a print release, upon request.

An outside first birthday session is an outdoor portrait session. Your photographer will provide a few balloons and cake stand to coordinate with your child's outfit. 

We offer two types of in studio first birthday sessions.

The first is our studio session $245.00.

Your session is in studio, up to an hour long and 2 sets. One is a basic set and the other is one your photographer will create is a celebration set with balloons and tissue poofs.

The second is a first birthday theme $345.00.

It is still a studio session, up to an hour long with 2 sets (basic & celebratory). This is a specific themed set you will discuss with your photographer; this goes beyond the tissue poofs and balloons. This type of session must be planned at least a month in advance with your photographer. That way they have time to create your set.

If you would like your photos to be skin edited or have additional editing requests we will be providing editing packages to add onto your session.

Please contact us with any inquiries or questions.

Cincinnati Photographer, Skin Edits

Editing Packages

We value our clients time and we know you work hard. We want to give our clients memories to cherish over time without breaking the bank. Our sessions are built so we can give you the high-quality images from your session without charging you extra just to have your images.

Our session costs cover the time of our photographer to take your photos and give a base edit to them. We will make the images look just how they did when your photographer took them. Then you will receive them on an online gallery where you can download at full high-quality resolution, order prints and share with family and friends.

We have created Editing Packages for our clients who wish to have further editing done to their images. This is skin editing, where your photographer will remove redness, remove blemishes, whiten teeth and perform a slight smoothing of your skin. We do not edit to the point your photo will look fake or you wouldn't look like yourself. If there are further adjustments you'd like made, you can always bring them up to your photographer and the two of you can discuss if they are possible.

*Effective for any session scheduled for January 1, 2020 and after.

Editing Select: $60.00

5 images of your choice. Each image will get skin editing and you will receive a black and white copy of each image.

Editing Choice: $100.00

10 images of your choice. Each image will get skin editing and you will receive a black and white copy of each image.

Editing Favorite: $200.00

20 images of your choice. Each image will get skin editing and you will receive a black and white copy of each image.

boudoir cincinnati nky

Welcome

If you've made it this far, congrats! You are a brave, badass woman and we cannot wait to meet you! Let's take one more step out of your comfort zone and choose a session that best fits you below. 

Your Boudoir Session is exactly that, your's! We're here to help guide and direct you through this empowering photo session, but ultimately what you take from this is entirely up to you. Whether you're doing this as a gift of self love experience, our hope is that you can let go and walk away with a new found confidence you never knew you had. And you just might learn something new about yourself! 

 

Step 1: Choose your Session

*Your session fee books your date and time and is non-refuundable.

Traditonal Boudoir Session: $425

  • 1-2 hours of photo time in our private studio
  • Professional hair and makeup with false lashes
  • Up to 4 outfits
  • Access to our prep/lingerie guide
  • Coaching and direction with poses throughout your session
  • Professional retouching to all images
  • 2 complimentary digital images to download

 

Outdoor Boudoir Session: $295

  • 1 hour of photo time
  • Beautiful wooded area on private property
  • Up to 3 outfits (nude is an outfit option) 
  • Access to our prep/lingerie guide
  • Coaching and direction with poses throughout your session
  • Professional retouching to all images
  • 2 complimentary digital images to download

 

*All products, prints, and digitals can be purchased separately from our Collections and A La Carte options. Collections start at $500. There is a $350 minimum on all product purchases. 

Newborn Photography Cincinnati

Newborn   $295

  • 1-2 hour in studio
  • 30+ images
  • 2 sets
  • Online Gallery
  • Print Release

 

Infant Photographer Cincinnati

Infant & Family  $345

  • 2-3 hour session in studio
  • 50+ images
  • 3 sets
  • includes family photos
  • Online Gallery
  • Print Release

 

boudoir feelings

Tons of women all feel the same doubts about experiencing a Boudoir Session, the only difference between them and you is that they went for it! What's stopping you?

Do you have print packages?

We edit all photos from your wedding and deliver them fully edited and full resolution with a copyright release so you can print them yourself at local professional labs such as Robin Imaging or DLS Photo Lab.  We also have all the photos uploaded to Pixieset for you and your family to print at the wholesale pricing listed below:

Printing

(Additional Sizes Available)

We include full resolution files with copyright release with every package for you to print as you see fit.  We offer wholesale pricing as a convenience for you to avoid print credits and more confusion to packaging.

Standard Prints 

(Mounting Available)

  • 4x6  - $2.75
  • 5x7  - $3.75
  • 8x10  - $6.50
  • 11x14  - $12.00
  • 16x20  - $45.00
  • 20x30  - $65.00
  • 24x30  - $75.00

Canvas Gallery Wraps

  • 8x10  - $95.00
  • 11x14  - $125.00
  • 16x20  - $155.00
  • 20x30  - $215.00
  • 24x30  - $245.00

Metal Prints

  • 8x10  - $45.00
  • 11x14  - $75.00
  • 16x20  - $125.00
  • 20x30  - $225.00
  • 24x30  - $245.00
Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Cincinnati

Lifestyle  $345

  • 1-2 hours in home
  • 40+ photos
  • Journalistic Style
  • Wraps Provided
  • Online Gallery
  • Print Release

 

Infant Photographer Near Me

Infant   $295

  • 1-2 hour in studio
  • 30+ images
  • 2 sets
  • Online Gallery
  • Print Release
Newborn Photographer Near Me

Extras

  • Skin Editing 6 for - $50
  • 8x8 album - $195
  • 10x10 album - $250
  • Digital overlay  - $50

Printing

(Additional Sizes Available)

We include full resolution files with copyright release with every package for you to print as you see fit.  We offer wholesale pricing as a convenience for you to avoid print credits and more confusion to packaging.

Standard Prints 

(Mounting Available)

  • 4x6  - $2.75
  • 5x7  - $3.75
  • 8x10  - $6.50
  • 11x14  - $12.00
  • 16x20  - $45.00
  • 20x30  - $65.00
  • 24x30  - $75.00

Canvas Gallery Wraps

  • 8x10  - $95.00
  • 11x14  - $125.00
  • 16x20  - $155.00
  • 20x30  - $215.00
  • 24x30  - $245.00

Metal Prints

  • 8x10  - $45.00
  • 11x14  - $75.00
  • 16x20  - $125.00
  • 20x30  - $225.00
  • 24x30  - $245.00

Do I get an album?

Much like printing enlargements we don't attempt to upsell your package to sell additional products.  You have all your photos fully edited with a copyright release and are free to make an album anywhere you like.  If you would like one of our albums, they are custom designed according to your stylistic and photo preferences and printed by zookbinders.  We sell them at wholesale price plus the design cost ranging from $350-$750 depending on album style and upgrades.  Typical sizes are 10x10 and 12x12.

How many hours are included in the package?

I certainly understand being paid by the hour.  But there is no way to truly know how many hours you will need till your wedding day is already happening.  Timelines rarely go as planned.  If you have 6 hours or 8 hours and you hit that number before your first dance, you have to choose if you want to pay more or miss moments.  We don't want to rush your evening or miss special moments. We want to capture more than just the standard photos.

We list hours as a guidline but rarely charge for extra hours.  Not once since 2011 have we charged for extra hours.

Contact us at:
Photo@DanielMichael.com
513-759-6760

Do you include engagement photos in your packages?  Do we have the copyright release and high res images?

Typically yes, but it’s completely up to you.  Yes and Yes.

Q:  If my event lasts longer than expected, will you stay? Is there an additional charge?

A:  We will stay until we have completely captured your day.  We do not charge to stay late as long as it is within reason.

Q:  Is there a limit to the number of photos taken?  Do we receive all the photos?  Are they high resolution, color corrected and without watermarks?

A:  No limit.  You receive all the images except for the duplicates and misfires. Full Resolution, Edited and Ready to Print with no Watermarks.  Everything is ready to print from your flash drive.

Do You Charge For Travel?

We do not charge for travel to wedding venues within a 50 mile radius of Our Cincinnati; Reading photography studio.  Outside of that it is $100 for each 25 miles beyond that point to bring the entire 3 person team.  Exceptions are made for destination wedding photography that involves flying.

We also offer extreme discounts for desirable destinations!

Q:  What type of album designs do you offer? Do you provide any assistance in creating an album?

A:  Our albums are completely customized.  You have complete control and can choose your photos.  However, we will also guide you through the process.

Q:  How long after the wedding will I get the proofs? Will they be viewable online? 

A:  Typically you will have your photos completed within 4 weeks +/- 1 week at which time they will be available online. All photos can be downloaded at a high resolution download.

Q:  How long after I order my photos/album will I get them?

A:  Reprints take approximately 3-7 days when ordered directly from Robin Imaging.  If ordered online, it is typically 2-4 weeks.  Albums take 4-6 weeks to design depending largely on you.  Printing typically takes 4-6 weeks except around Christmas where we have to be a little more ahead of the game.

Q:  Is sales tax included in the price.

A:  No. Though many vendors do include the tax it is not legal to do so.  According to Ohio state sales tax law, photography is considered a product and not a service and is subject to sales tax on 100% of the package amount.  That means the amount on the contract is the amount that is to be taxed.  It requires a special permit to include sales tax.  This permit is intended for businesses like street vendors and similar businesses.  The only way around Ohio sales tax is to ship the product out of state and report the tax in the state it was delivered to on your own when you do your taxes.

General

Q:  How long have you been in business?

A:  We’ve been photographing weddings professionally since 1999.

Q:  Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?

A:  Yes, though we will meet with you prior to your wedding to make sure we fully understand your family dynamics and customize your family photo list for you.  Our list will always include parents, siblings and their families, grandparents, each wedding party member and these groups collectively.  So the need for a list is minimal.  Additional suggestions for poses or styles are also welcome.

Q:  Will you recreate some photos from social media?

A:  Not only are we willing to do this, we encourage you to create a folder with photos you like.  We don't encourage you to duplicate every one but it helps us to understand your style.  After all, wedding photography is about showcasing your style more so than ours.

Q:  Can we meet our photographer?

A:   Yes, you can arrange a meet and greet prior to hiring any master/senior photographer or at anytime leading up to your wedding.  Our master/senior photographers also photograph most of their own engagement sessions.  All of our photographers are present for their final meeting to go over details for your wedding.

Q:  Is there a limit to the number of photos taken?  Do we receive all the photos?  Are they high resolution, color corrected and without watermarks?

A:  No limit.  You receive all the images except for the duplicates and misfires which typically account for about 10%-20% of the images. High Resolution, Color Corrected and free of Watermarks.  Everything is ready to print from your flash drive.

Q:  How long after the wedding will I get the proofs? Will they be viewable online? 

A:  Typically you will have your photos completed within 3-5 weeks at which time they will be available on an online gallery. You are able to download your images as a high resolution download.

Q:  What is your refund/cancellation policy if need to change or cancel my date?

A:  Deposits are non refundable but can be used as a credit toward future events or photo sessions.

Background

Q: How long have you been in business?

A: We’ve been photographing weddings professionally since 1999.

Q: How many weddings have you photographed? Have you done many that were similar to mine in size and style?

A: Over 1900 through 2017.  We photograph all size, style and types of weddings.

Q: How would you describe your photography style?

A: In one word, Personalized.  To be more descriptive, a blend of styles including: Photojournalistic, Candid, Traditional, Contemporary, Emotional, Classic and Timeless.  The idea is not to capture our style but to showcase yours.

Q: How would you describe your working style?

A: When we are taking portraits our teams should take control and orchestrate your day.  When we are at the Ceremony or Reception we should barely be noticed if at all.

Q: What type of equipment do you use?

A: We use nothing but up to date professional grade cameras and the top grade lenses designed for professional use by Nikon, Cannon or Sony.  We update our cameras every 3-5 years or as technology breakthrough's dictate.  We tend not to use brand new cameras till the bugs are worked out and firmware updates are released.

Q: Do you shoot in RAW format or JPEG?

A: All photos are captured in RAW format to allow for the best possible editing and are converted to JPEG afterward for ease of use for you.

Q: Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?

A: Yes, though we will meet with you prior to your wedding to make sure we fully understand your family dynamics and customize your family photo list for you.  Additional suggestions for poses or styles are also welcome.

Q: Have you ever worked with my florist? DJ? Coordinator, etc?

A: Chances are we have.  However, if we have not, we will always respect that they are there with the same goal as us, to make your wedding the perfect day you dreamed it would be.  We will work together however we can to make this come true.

Q: May I have a list of references?

A: Of course we can.  However, this is a bit of an outdated request with all of the available online reviews such as The Knot, Wedding Wire,  and Google. Any photographer's list of references will surely include nothing but extremely satisfied couples.  At least with online reviews they have much less control over it.

The Shoot

Q:  Who chooses which photographer who will photograph my wedding? Do you have a second photographer or assistant? Can I meet them before my wedding?

A:  You can choose any of our available master/senior photographers and I prefer you meet with them at least twice prior to your wedding (Engagement session and Final Consultation).

Q:  Do you have backup equipment? What about a backup plan if you (or my scheduled photographer) are unable to shoot my wedding for some reason?

A:  Every team carries at least 3 cameras if not 4 or more as well as multiple lenses and speed lights.  We schedule extra people on every busy weekend to make sure we have someone on standby at all times.  Our computers back up nightly as well.

Q:  How will you (and your assistants) be dressed?

A:  The idea is to blend in, not to stand out.  Typically the minimum is black dress pants, black or dark colored dress shirt or appropriate blouse.

Q:  Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos?

A:  Yes, as long as it is not hampering our ability to move quickly disrupting the flow of the day.

Contracts and Policies

Q:  How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due? Do you offer a payment plan?

A:  We are always flexible to make a payment plan.  If not, out standard payments are three payments (30%deposit, 50% week of wedding, 20% photo pick up).

Q:  What is your refund/cancellation policy if need to change or cancel my date?

A:  Deposits are non refundable but can be used as a credit toward future events or sessions.

Q:  Do you have liability insurance?

A:  Yes.