Frequently Asked Questions
What is your style?
Our style is a combination of photojournalism and creative portraiture. Most of the day we will capture the events as they occur while introducing unique backgrounds, lighting, and casual instruction for creative shots. With the exception of family formals and creative portraits of the bride & groom, the vast majority of the day will be captured with a photo-journalistic style. We prefer to allow the bride and groom to enjoy their wedding day with the peace of mind thatn our experience and creativity will capture your wedding to illustrate the real joy and real emotions of the day. Our mantra has always been that the pictures do the talking.
What equipment do you use and do you have backups?
We use top of the line Nikon and Canon digital cameras, lenses, and flashes. The equipment is built for strenuous use and the cameras shoot to two memory cards meaning if for any reason one fails, you have a backup. We also have multiple backup cameras and equipment in the case of an emergency. Rest assured your pictures are safe and you have complete peace of mind when it comes to your wedding pictures.
What are your prices?
Please go here to view the different packages available for weddings. Packages can be customized depending on your needs. Also, ask about discounts for Friday/Sunday weddings. You can get in touch for more information.
What are your travel fees?
Weddings within 90 minutes of Indianapolis have no fees. Weddings outside of 90 minutes are $0.50/mile $50/hour. Weddings more than 120 minutes require overnight accommodation in addition to travel fees.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
As of November 2011, you are not required to pay sales tax in Indiana on your wedding photography services. All other sales taxes will be charged in accordance to the state in which the wedding is being held.
What is your payment policy?
The payment schedule will be discussed during your consultation. If you have specific questions, please fill out the form below.
Do we get the full-resolution images? Are they all edited? Turnaround time?
Yes. You will receive all edited, High-Resolution images & Copyright Release in every package. All images are edited for color and contrast enhancement, sharpening, and occasional special effects. You will receive a variety of Color, Black & White, and Toned images. It typically takes 4-6 weeks for wedding pictures to be made ready.
Can I use the pictures however I'd like?
Yes. You will receive full-resolution images with copyright release allowing you to use the pictures as you please. You may use the images on the web or for print--or any other way imaginable.
Can our families & friends view and purchase the images?
Yes. You will receive a personalized website with all edited images for your family & friends to browse and order both digital files and prints at their discretion. You will also be featured on the blog in which family and friends can enjoy a Sneak Peek just days after your wedding.
Do we get the raw files?
No. We do not release the raw images. Many images are taken throughout the day to ensure each important moment is captured. Those that are duplicates, catch people in bad expressions such as blinking or looking away, or are otherwise unusable are not stored in an archive.
Do you backup the images?
Yes. All images are stored in multiple locations both on site and off site. This ensures your images are archived and can be accessed at a later date if needed.
Do you have a second photographer?
We often times will provide an assistant/second photographer based on the particular wedding and details. For example, smaller, more intimate events such as weddings with 50 or less guests with all of the events at one location often do not require a second photographer. Many other events with 200+ guests and multiple locations will require us to have two photographers to effectively capture all of the events. There is no additional charge for a second shooter and we will work with you to determine the best approach based on your particular wedding.
How do you design albums?
We will have album spread designs sent to you post-wedding for your approval. At this time you will be able to sit down with your spouse and make changes that will be sent back to us, adjusted and then sent back to you for final approval before the album is put into production.
What happens if you...well, you die or something?
One thing is for certain, if we die, we will NOT be able to attend your wedding (but will send you a gift for good measure). In all seriousness, given the nature of weddings, we would have to be unable to walk not to be at your wedding. Nonetheless, in the event that we wake up with no legs, we have multiple professional photographers available to call to ensure your wedding images are not compromised.
Do you use flash?
We do NOT use flash during ceremonys to ensure that there are no distractions or disruptions. We do, however, use flashes for lighting family formals and for unique lighting of creative portraits. During the reception it is common that we will use multiple flashes for lighting dances, toasts, and other events.
How many images will we receive?
You will receive anywhere between 100-500 fully edited images ready for use. The number is directly correlated to the amount of coverage you choose, the size and scope of your wedding, etc.
What do you wear?
We wear business attire to each wedding. If your wedding is in July or August, this may not include a full suit, however, rest assured we will NOT be wearing jeans and such to your wedding!