ALL THE FAQS
What’s it like to work with you on the day of the wedding?
First, I take my job very seriously when it comes to being silly, encouraging you to laugh at the ridiculous stuff I say when I’m shooting, helping you see and feel how beautiful you are, and to help coax your love out for the camera. Second, I like to keep myself organized, armed with your shot list and your timeline. I’m great at keeping different parts of the day (generally) on schedule and keeping people relaxed and having fun. It’s important to me that you have an amazing day!
How would you describe your style of shooting?
Every different part of the day requires a different approach- for getting ready, I’m more a photojournalist, documenting what’s happening around me without intervening much. Family formals require a more directive approach. Couples’ portraits are sort of a mix of the two styles with some editorial and fine art love thrown in. I love to make engaged portraits of guests if it’s appropriate to the vibe I’m getting from them; if it’s not, I photograph them in a more candid style. Overall, I’m paying attention to emotions and moments and that help tell the story of your day. Rather than a having a specific visual style, my images have more of a specific feeling: honest, fun and authentic to the people I’m photographing.
How many hours will you be at our wedding and when will the photos be ready?
Coverage varies for each client but, generally speaking, 8-10 hours usually allows for all the different parts of the day to be covered equally from the time your hair & makeup wraps through a good chunk of dance floor moves. I help my clients suss out a timeline to make sure that all the goodness of the day is covered. Our contract will state that it takes 8-12 weeks to receive your gallery and I try my hardest to be on the earlier side of that. I don’t skimp on the post-processing – I promise, it’s worth the wait! I usually post a sneak peek in the first week after the wedding so make sure you “like” my Facebook page so you don’t miss them!
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes Yes Yes! I love to see new parts of the world and revisit old ones. I’m up for just about any type of location so let me know what you’re planning!
Do you shoot same-sex weddings?
Yes I do. I believe that love is love and if you’re in love, I’d love to document it. <3
Can we see all the photos you edited out?
Trust me, you only want the finished product. If a photo was edited out of your gallery, there’s a reason for it. You’ll get every single shot that makes you and your people look good and feel even better.
What happens if you are sick or in an accident on the day of my wedding?
Least-fun question ever, but best to be prepared than not. Should I be unable to photograph your wedding, I would call upon one of the many photographers in my community of talented folks. We photographers support each other and are ready to rally when needed. I feel more than confident that I’d be able to find an awesome stand-in should the need present itself.
Do I own the copyright for my wedding photos?
The copyright stays with me but your contract comes with a print release which allows you to make prints anywhere, anytime. As long as you don’t sell, alter or use the images for your own branding or marketing, they’re yours to do what you’d like with them. I definitely recommend using a high-end, professional lab to make prints, if you’re not going through me. Please be sure to back-up your images (twice!) because First Comes Love Photo is not responsible for lost images.
Can I share my photos to Facebook and/or Instagram?
Absolutely! I love seeing my work being used for peoples’ personal pages and there’s nothing better for my business than word-of-mouth (plus there’s nothing sadder than photos sitting on a computer.) I just ask that you credit First Comes Love Photo and, PLEASE, don’t use an Instagram filter to change the photo – it’s perfect the way it is!
We want to book you! How do we seal the deal?
Awesome! First, you’ll need to decide which collection best suits your needs, or we’ll customize a collection for you. A NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit & signed contract is then due to book & reserve your date.
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