q: How would you define your style?
We have an off-the-cuff approach that captures the best of you on your day. We love moments, real moments. Combine them with an editorial eye and you get coverage of your wedding that is not only beautiful but also authentic.
Q: How do I choose the right photographer-what are their differences?
Our photographers have years of experience shooting weddings and also working alongside me. We all share a similar approach to style and how we work on a wedding day. Please look at their portfolios and see if you see yourself in their pictures.
Q: Who edits the photos?
All the images will be delivered to Jessica after the wedding. I then choose all the keepers, post a sneak peek, and edit all the final images for your online gallery.
Q: How many photographers will be at my wedding?
We have fully customized packages with one or two photographers. If you have a 150-200 person wedding, two photographers are the norm.
Q: who are your second shooters?
We have a team of second shooters who have been personally trained by Jessica and have a similar shooting style and friendly personality.
Q: What if something happens to my photographer?
Once committed our photographers will be there! There are no if's, ands or buts.
However, if something tragic occurs, we would have one of our other photographers fill in. We are also very connected in the photography world, so we’ll have you covered.
Q: How long after the wedding will it take to receive my photos?
On average, 4 weeks but we work as hard as we can to get them back to you sooner.
Q: How will I receive my images?
You will receive a beautiful online gallery. It looks great with your photos displayed full-screen. Plus you can share it with your family and friends.
Q: What is the "online gallery" you mention in your collections?
The online gallery is a password protected section on my website where all your photographs will be stored. You can easily share this gallery with all your family and friends. They can order prints and download photos as well.
Q: Do we get the copyright of the images?
Copyright means I am the creator of the images and have the ability to use them on my website for portfolio use. You will receive a print release so you can share, print, and download as much as you'd like.
Q: Do you have insurance?
Yes, and we would be happy to provide your venue with a certificate of insurance should they need one.
Q: What is your payment schedule like?
A retainer of $2,000 is due upon booking with Jessica, or a retainer of $1,500 is due upon booking if you book one of our Associates. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding date. We often set up payment plans depending on our client's needs.
Q: Do you need a shot list?
We have our own shot list that is in the back of our heads as it comes to wedding details, such as the rings, the gown and decor details. This is an important part of the training process, and each shot that is created at a wedding gets discussed, tweaked and perfected among all the photographers. What we do need to know from you, however, is the portraits that you want us to take. The family groupings that are important to you etc. Also, please let us know about any special features of your wedding, such as a surprise performance, fireworks, sparkler exits and such.
Q: How do you handle family formals?
Family Formals are an important part of the wedding as you have a rare opportunity for families getting together. We have not photographed a single one without those photos.
Q: Have you shot at our wedding venue before? Will you do a site visit?
Possibly. No matter if we have been there before or not we arrive early on the wedding day to scout the location. Yes, a site visit can be scheduled for an additional cost.
Q: What if it rains on our session date?
We will make a decision the day of you session. If it looks like it will stop raining in time for your session we can still shoot. I do have a pretty flexible schedule should we need to reschedule.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
I use top of the line Canon equipment along with extensive backups.
Q: What information do you need from me before the wedding day?
Communication is absolutely important to us. You will be provided with a link to a client lounge upon booking; it details important parts of the day, our favorite vendors and much more. About three months before the wedding we will send you a questionnaire to fill out all of the important details and shot lists for your day. This will help us create the perfect timeline based on your plans. Often our brides link us to a Pinterest board with some of their favorite photos etc. Feel free to reach out at any time with any questions!