Everything looks great, but what’s the investment?
Ah, the money question. It’s cool, we totally get it! We asked the same questions ourselves when we were engaged. That being said, our wedding collections for photography begin at $1750. Wedding collections that include both photography and cinematography begin at $2250! Typically, our couples decide to invest anywhere from $2800-5000 on their collection and products afterward. Portrait sessions start at $350, and our portrait clients invest anywhere from $500-$2000 just on products for their home. If you’re interested in learning a little bit more on why we cost so much, you can check out the blog links we’ve listed here. If you’ve decided on a collection, we require a retainer fee and a signed agreement to hold your date! After that, we expect quarterly payments and the final balance is due 30 days before your wedding day so it’s taken care of and out of the way!
What can we expect if we hire you?
The best photos EVERRRR! No, but seriously, we strive to make our couples feel like they’re our best friends, and honestly, we all end up best friends in the end anyway. Your sessions will go by so quickly because we will spend the time laughing, listening to throwbacks (La Bouche, anybody?), and you guys will flow through the whole thing like champions! Afterward, we can go grab dinner and drinks and talk about wedding things or how your dog is doing and get to know each other a little more!
Where are you based out of? Do you travel?
Yes, yes, and YES, we travel and we love it! We are based in East Tennessee, but we cover the surrounding states (Virginia and North Carolina) for weddings. Outside of our 100-mile service radius, we charge the IRS standard mileage rate ($0.58 per mile) in addition to two nights in a hotel room so we can rest up for your big day and the drive home the day after. We like to arrive safely to your location and safely home to our doggos, as well.
What gear do you guys use?
Do you have insurance?
Yes! And shall your venue require, we can provide proof of insurance whenever!
Can we take the engagement session out of our collection to make it cheaper?
H-to-the-no. Sorry! Engagement sessions are the best way for us to learn how you guys interact as a couple and besides that, they’re our gift to you! You don’t want to skip out on a free gift, do you? Didn’t think so. ;)
How should we back up our files?
In every way possible! Of course, the best back up is to print them and file them away in an album or box. Now, we know it’s 2019 and having stashes of photos is a little obsolete to some people, so we suggest backing up to an external hard drive. We love Western Digital external hard drives and have never had one fail on us. We use them both for photo and video and also gaming. You can pick them up for around $60.00 online. After that, back up again on the cloud (Google Drive, OneDrive, or DropBox). Your online galleries are only available for download for approximately three months, so we encourage you to download immediately!
How long does it take for you guys to edit and deliver our photos and video?
Our turnaround times are:
Portrait/Engagement Sessions: 2-4 weeks
Wedding Photo/Video: 6-8 weeks
Each photo is hand-edited by us, and by hand-edited, we mean we don’t use any presets or actions. Our style is achieved by manually adjusting settings in our editing programs. We do this because batch editing a bunch of your photos will constantly produce inconsistencies. We touch each image so we avoid those inconsistencies and give you a gallery that’s uniform to our style, throughout the whole gallery, not just in some sections. We also NEVER outsource our editing, everything stays in house.