You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers.
Here are the most frequently asked questions I get. Take a minute to read through them, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any more!
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU INCLUDE?
Each one of my packages varies in how many images are delivered, but I promise I’ll always include plenty of images of everything I capture. I don’t like to give a cutoff number because I don’t believe in withholding any images from you to get you to pay more like some photographers do. These are your memories, I promise to capture them fully and give you more than enough images to remember this time in your lives
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
Since I take on such a limited amount of jobs per year, I have a faster turnaround time than most photographers/videographers! The turnaround depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for sessions it takes 3 weeks or less and weddings take 6 weeks or less. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs.
DO YOU DO VIDEOGRAPHY AS WELL?
I absolutely do! Check out my services tab for more information.
Can i have the raw files?
No, as I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step the images are only halfway done. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!<
HOW DO PAYMENT SCHEDULES WORK?
I require 30% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 70% is due 3 months in advance for weddings, 2 months in advance for shoots. You can split these payments (up to 3 payments) if you’d like to help make it more affordable. I’m happy to work with your schedule!
CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP US?
I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, acne etc unless you’d like me to keep it the photos). If you’re self conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you.
WHAT DO WE WEAR FOR PHOTOS?
I’ve got a what to wear guide I’ll send over, don’t worry I’ve got you!
WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE OUR SHOOT OR WEDDING?
If you’ve already put a deposit down on a date then have to move/cancel it, the deposit is legally non-refundable and a new deposit will have to be made in order to hold your new date.
WHY IS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SO EXPENSIVE?
I could talk about what goes on behind the scenes of a wedding photography business, but I don’t want to bore you. Your wedding photos are the only thing you invest in that you can physically hold on to post-wedding. I’m not here to tell you what percentage to spend on what, but ask yourself what really is most important to you and let that determine your budget. If having your big day captured perfectly is important to you, I truly believe you should invest in that. Trust me when I say I’m worth every penny—I’ll even prove it to you ;)
WHAT ABOUT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS? DO WE NEED ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?
No, of course not. Unless you’re specifically wanting them for a Save the Date. But I will tell you—engagement photos are an awesome way to get comfortable in front of the camera! Not only for the two of you, but also to get to know me! It’s the perfect way to see what it’s gonna be like on your wedding day! Then on your big day, you can just ignore the awkward & silliness being in front of the camera may make you feel, and remember “oh it’s just Molly following us around again!”
And I do also have a wedding package that INCLUDES a mini engagement session! So it’s a win win!
Should we do a first look?
The answer is always “yes!” I am totally not opposed to the traditional first look down the aisle but trust me when I say first looks are all the rage right now. First looks not only help ease your nerves throughout the day, but they completely take away any stress in regards to timeline planning! This day is about YOU, not your photos. Having a first look with you and your boo is the best way to let that happen.