Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a wedding or photo session with you?  

Go to my contact page or send me an email and we will get things rolling!  In order to reserve your date, I require a 30% retainer and signed contract.  The remaining balance is due one month prior to the wedding or session date.

 

Do we receive the digital files?

You will receive all of the digital images in a beautiful online gallery.  You can share this with family and friends and download all of the pictures directly from this gallery!

The digital files are high-resolution and will print  beautifully even on a large canvas.  You have permission to use the images however you like for personal use.

 

How many photos will I receive?

For weddings, you can expect about 80-100 images for each hour of photography.  This varies quite a bit but I do my best to include every detail of the day.  I take  A LOT of pictures to ensure you are in focus and looking your best!  I edit out unflattering or duplicate images.

 

Do you edit all of the images?  

Yes.  I edit every photo so the exposure and white balance are perfect.  You will see from looking around my website that my editing style is very simple and clean.  I want you to look back at your wedding pictures and see a beautiful image, not trendy editing that will make the picture look dated.  I will soften skin and remove blemishes so that you look your very best.

 

Do you offer prints or canvases?

You can order prints directly from your online gallery!

 

Do you provide videography services?

A: Yes!  Contact me for details and examples.

 

What should I wear to our engagement or family session?

I get this question a lot, and for good reason!  The right clothes can really give your pictures that “wow” factor.  My biggest recommendation is to dress up!  This doesn’t mean you have to wear heels or a jacket and tie, but an outfit that looks put together (rather than jeans and flip flops) make the picture (and you!) look better.

For engagement sessions, feel free to bring two outfits.

I recommend choosing one item (a dress, a shirt, or a fun necklace) and coordinating everyone’s outfits around that.  Stick with neutrals and two accent colors.  This way your outfits with coordinate, rather than look matchy-matchy.  Don’t be afraid of accessories and colors!  I love both, and they add so much visual interest to photographs.  I would recommend keeping the bright red dress or shirt at home though because camera sensors don’t register bright red very well.  Red in a pattern or small pops are great though.

Check out my pinterest board for examples of what to wear:

http://www.pinterest.com/amypeckins/what-to-wear-for-photo-sessions/

 

I don’t see many formal family photos in your wedding examples.  Do you take formal family photos at weddings?

Absolutely.  I can’t imagine not having them!  I just don’t usually post examples of them here because they aren’t very interesting to strangers. :)

 

Do you do destination weddings?

I love to travel and would love to travel to your destination wedding!

 

Do I need a second photographer?

I often recommend a second photographer because it allows for another perspective of your wedding day.  It depends on your preferences, budget, and wedding details.

 

Do you shoot Quinceaneras, parties, or corporate events?

A: Yes. I love to shoot other events for many of the same reasons I love photographing weddings.  Please contact me for more details.

 

How many hours of photography do we need on our wedding day?

I recommend 8-9 hours for most weddings, but it depends on your timeline.  I don’t usually shoot for fewer than 7 hours though because it doesn’t allow for the full story and detail of your wedding day.

 

Do you offer albums?  

Yes.  I think every couple, regardless of budget, should be able to get a wedding album.  I offer a variety of sizes at a range of prices, so there is something for everyone.   Your wedding pictures are really your only tangible memory of the day, yet so many people never print them or experience them outside of their computer screens.  I think it’s so important to have that physical reminder of your wedding.  An album is the new family’s first heirloom, and I imagine it being passed through generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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