You just got engaged and gained a fiancé! Now what do we do? Chances are you decided to hire a wedding planner [Lovelyfest], which if you're able to is a fantastic idea when it comes to helping you execute your perfect vision, as well as keeping everything on track and stress-free. Aside from that, one of the most important and time sensitive next steps is securing your wedding venue. This will ultimately lock your date in place. Once you have a wedding venue + date secure, you are now ready to search out and find your wedding vendors that best fit your style, budget and personality. As wedding photographers and wedding videographers, we want to create a process you can enjoy. What that means is providing you with as much information, as possible; about our style, who we are, the services we provide, and how everything works- before even contacting us! Of course we are more than happy to receive a phone call, email, or text, however please browse through our frequently asked questions below to help you navigate your wedding planning journey! We look forward to hearing from you :)
WE WANT TO CREATE A SEAMLESS PROCESS AND PROVIDE YOU WITH AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE FUN AND EXCITING PART OF BEING ENGAGED!
Check out some of our frequently asked questions below! Please reach out to us through the contact form or give us a call/text at (805)459-1646 for anything else.
ARE THE PHOTOS OURS OR DO WE HAVE TO PURCHASE PRINTS?
ARE ALL OF THE PHOTOS EDITED?
All images are yours to use as you please! Share them with family and friends, print them at Costco, order a canvas from Shutterfly, the options are up to you. Nothing ever comes watermarked, held hostage, or made difficult for you to access. You ARE able to purchase prints, albums, etc. straight from your online gallery where we guarantee color accuracy, however you are free to use any print lab of your choice once you download your images.
Short answer is Yes! Straight from your wedding or session, your raw images are backed up on multiple hard drives, culled through and edited in Adobe Lightroom, exported at full resolution at 300dpi for best print quality, and uploaded directly to your private online gallery to share and download.
DO YOU HAVE A TRAVEL FEE?
DO WE NEED TO GIVE YOU A SHOT LIST FOR OUR WEDDING?
We do charge a travel fee with weddings outside of San Luis Obispo county of 95 cents per mile roundtrip. The fee covers any costs from fuel, hotel, food, or rental car if needed. To estimate your cost, you can use google maps from SLO to your venue and back. If your wedding is outside of California and requires flight, please reach out to us for a custom travel quote! We love to travel, have current passports, and have photographed weddings from New York, to Hawaii and even Italy :)
The only list we would love to have is a family list of important names you would like pictures with after your ceremony. It really ensures you don't forget anyone, especially that Aunt and Uncle you haven't seen in eight years, or an elderly grandparent.
CAN YOU HELP US MAKE A TIMELINE?
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
Absolutely, we would love to help! Typically your wedding coordinator takes care of these fun little details ;) however if you need help with a timeline, we have built plenty and have easy to build templates. We are here and can offer suggestion at every step of the process.
For an average 8 hour wedding, we collectively take thousands of raw photographs to ensure we never miss a moment, a kiss, or a blink! haha. However you can expect around 600-800 final images in your gallery. This number may differ based on type of events, and size of the wedding.
HOW DO WE BOOK AND PAY YOU?
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO GET OUR PHOTOS OR VIDEO BACK!?
The easiest way is to use the contact form! You may also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Jacob at (805)459-1646.
Payments are typically split into two. 50% of your package price is due when you book to reserve your date, with the remaining balance due 30 days before your wedding. Custom payment options are available per request.
Our goal for every wedding is a 2-6 week turnaround time, however it may be quicker or longer based on the season. You should expect a good handful of photos the day after your wedding to enjoy and share!
For video we try and keep a 4-8 week turnaround, but the editing is a bit more extensive and requires our attention, creativity and focus a lot more.