What is the deposit requirement for a wedding or portrait session?
To reserve a wedding date, a $500 non refundable deposit is required within 2 weeks of signing the online booking proposal. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. For portrait sessions, full payment is required prior to or on the date of your session.
What can I expect after booking a wedding or portrait session with you?
Our wedding workflow: Once you have filled out the online booking proposal, signed the contract and have sent in your deposit, we’ll then talk about a possible date and ideas for your engagement session! These are so much fun to plan, we can use Pinterest to aid in idea sharing and the choosing of a location. Your engagement photos will be ready approximately 2 weeks after your session. If you have any questions in the process of planning the timeline for your wedding day, we are always here to help and advise how much time is needed for pictures throughout the day. Talking to us about this can help ensure things run smoothly and you’ll most likely feel better once you have a concrete timeline for your day. About 2 weeks prior to your wedding date, we’ll contact you (or you can contact us sooner if you want to!) to go over last minute details and set meeting times and locations. Our portrait workflow: Once you have secured a date with us, we will discuss possible locations for your session and if you’d like to get a little more creative we can talk about a themed or styled session.
Do you charge a travel fee for weddings or portrait sessions?
There is no travel fee for any wedding or portrait session within 15 miles of zipcode 33411. For our Pittsburgh friends we travel up to 30 miles outside of zipcode 15601 without incuring any extra fees. Please contact us to receive a quote for travel outside of the designated areas. We love to travel and we love destination weddings, so don’t hesitate to ask no matter where the location! We will provide you with a very fair and reasonable travel rate.
How soon will my photos be ready?
For portrait sessions, your photos will be delivered on a disc as well as viewable in an online gallery within 2 weeks of your session. If you are under time constraints or need your images sooner, be sure to let us know when booking so that we can ensure that we can edit and deliver to you in the needed time frame. Wedding Images will be available within 4 weeks of your wedding date and will also be delivered on a disc and viewable in an online gallery.
Do you recommend a 'first look' session?
Yes! In case you are not familiar with the term ‘first look’, this is when the bride and groom choose to see each other before the ceremony. At first it may sound a little nontraditional. You also may be thinking it could ruin the moment as your walking down the aisle and see your husband or wife to be for the first time. I thought this too at first until I really understood the benefits of seeing each other before hand. When you do choose to see each other prior to the ceremony, it can be a really special time for just the two of you to spend together before the craziness of the day gets underway. You can choose a location or spot that is very private, so just it’s a very personal moment. This would also allow us to take photos of the two of you together beforehand, and even family and bridal party pictures of you choose, which means you would be free to spend cocktail hour with your guests and not be rushed and stressed after the ceremony. Every couple that has chosen to do this has been SO glad they had chosen to do it!