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Wedding Photography FAQs and Answers

Jul 25, 2021

You’re wedding day is quite possibly the most important day of your life. It’s no wonder that there’s so much stress leading up to the big day. If you have a million questions rolling around in your head, that stress can often intensify. If you’re not a wedding professional or photographer, odds are you have A LOT of questions about your wedding photography. Never fear, EmmiClaire Photography is here to help! Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my wedding clients:

Do you travel?

I seize every opportunity I can to travel for business or leisure. So whether you’ve planned a destination wedding or are hosting your wedding outside of the Richmond Metro Area, I’m ready to make it work! For detailed information regarding pricing for travel and destination weddings, please contact me

What do I need to do to book you?

Once we’ve had a chance to chat and get to know each other a bit, and you’re ready to take the plunge to book EmmiClaire Photography, I’ll send a contract and invoice for your review and signature. Payment of a non-refundable retainer will be due in order to reserve your date. The retainer amount is a percentage based on your total wedding package price.

Do you deliver every image you take?

In short, no. While I pride myself on capturing beautiful photographs of the moments you’ll want to cherish for a lifetime, not every image is client-worthy. Part of being a good photographer is winnowing your wedding gallery so I can deliver only the best quality images. Don’t worry! You’ll still have plenty of images to choose from.

How many photos will you provide?

Generally speaking, EmmiClaire Photography clients can expect to receive 75 images per hour of coverage. Images will include formal shots, candid moments, as well as portraits and detail shots.

How long will it take to get my wedding images?

EmmiClaire Photography generally returns digital wedding galleries to clients within six weeks. I know it’s difficult to wait for your wedding gallery, so I do my best to provide a quick turnaround time. But it takes time to diligently edit each image for your viewing pleasure! Albums, prints, and other photo products may take up to 10 weeks to receive.

What type of editing services do you provide?

I personally edit every image in your digital gallery. However, I do not offer extreme retouching. Blemishes are edited on a case by case basis at my discretion. All edited images are delivered in JPEG format. I do not deliver raw images to my clients.

Have you worked at/with my venue?

If your wedding venue is within the Richmond Metro Area, chances are EmmiClaire Photography has had the privilege of photographing there. However, my clients can rest easy knowing that I work well with venues of all shapes and sizes. If I have not photographed your venue, I take the time to research the venue ahead of time and perform a detailed walkthrough (digitally or in person) in order to scout the best locations for your wedding photos!

How do you handle inclement weather?

Incliment weather is just one of the few hiccups that most wedding vendors deal with on a regular basis, and EmmiClaire Photography is no different. I will monitor the weather in the days leading up to your event and coordinate with your venue and wedding planner to determine the best locations for your photos. Rest assured that, barring a natural disaster, EmmiClaire Photographer works hard to ensure that we provide the very best experience and images possible regardless of the weather!

Do you use a shot list?

When a photographer is assigned the task of working from an extremely detailed shot list, (s)he can often miss those truly meaningful and candid precious moments. That’s why, in general, I prefer to work from a family portrait shot list only. However, if there’s something specific you’d like photographed, communicate that to me and I’ll do my best to make it happen!

How many packages do you offer?

EmmiClaire Photography currently offers four distinct wedding packages. Packages are based on client needs, including but not limited to number of coverage hours, photographer travel time, and desired photo products. Each of EmmiClaire’s packages include the following: two photographers, an engagement session, personalized online gallery, access to high resolution images, and unlimited printing rights. If one of EmmiClaire’s current packages does not suit your specific needs, I’m happy to create a custom package for you!

Do you have a wedding photography question for EmmiClaire Photography that wasn’t answered here? Contact me today to schedule a consultation!

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