Thank you, I am thrilled! I’ll send you a contract to fill out and let you know the correct deposit amount. Your date will be considered booked once I receive the signed contract and deposit.
Credit Card (MC, VISA, AMEX), Cash, Check. There is a $50 discount if you pay by cash or check.
25% is due upon booking and the remainder is due the day of the wedding, however if paying by credit card I will ask you for payment a couple days prior to the wedding so I receive it in time.
Hiring a 2nd photographer will give you more flexibility and a greater number and variation of shots. Some examples of the added flexibility of a 2nd photographer: being able to capture both the bride and groom getting ready, capturing both the bride and grooms faces during a first look, capturing the bride walking down the aisle from the front and back, executing the formal photos faster if you have a limited amount of time, or capturing both the cocktail hour and formal photos if happening at the same time. It is also advisable to have a 2nd photographer if you have a large bridal party or guest list.
Nope, but I will gladly make recommendations and work alongside your videographer at the wedding.
I include an engagement session in all my packages and strongly suggest doing one. It’s a great chance for us to get to know each other, for you to get comfortable in front of the camera, and for me to get feedback on what types of images/poses you like best. With that being said, if it is not possible to do an engagement session due to scheduling or distance, it can be substituted for 1 extra hour of coverage on the day of the wedding or a $100 print credit.
It’s usually between 1-2 hours long. It all depends on the couple and how quickly they tire of having their photo taken 🙂
It’s usually outdoors at a location of our mutual choosing (park, garden, urban area, beach, etc.) a few hours before sunset.
High Resolution no-watermark images in JPG format. You won’t get every single photo I take, because (trust me) you don’t want test shots of my feet cluttering your image library :). I cull through the photos and give you all the good ones, and realistically probably give you more than you want!
Yes. I give you personal rights to print the images.
Yes. You just need to credit Brave Hearts Photography when doing so.
I do basic retouching on all images (color correction, cropping, sharpening), which is generally all the retouching that is needed. However images that are chosen for the album or for print get finer retouching if needed (skin smoothing, blemish removal, teeth whitening, stray hair removal). You may also request finer retouching for 20 additional photos if desired.
Yes. I will set up a special website for you to view all of your engagement and wedding photos. This website can be shared with family and friends and prints and other products can be ordered through the website.
Yes, if requested.
I post a sneak peek on Facebook within 48 hours after the wedding. All photos go up on the viewing website within 4-6 weeks after the wedding and the USB follows shortly after that.
Yes, I can do other sizes and styles of albums. Let me know what you want and I’ll get a price quote for you.
You select the photos for the album and I design the layout. I like the layout to be a surprise when you receive the album in the mail.
Yes, I have liability insurance that is typically much more than wedding venues require. Contact me for a copy.
No, not unless an overnight stay is required.
Yes, please contact me for a custom quote.
This has never happened (knock on wood) but if it were to happen I would make every attempt to find a suitable replacement using photographer networks I am a part of. If for some reason I were unable to find a replacement, a full refund would be issued.
Yes, absolutely. There is a spot on the contract where you can indicate whether you would like your wedding submitted for publication or not.
Yes, overtime hours are billed at $150/hr and payment is due within 1 week of the wedding completion.
Every wedding is different, but it usually ends up being about 100 “keepers” per hour.
I process photos in both color and black and white. My style usually lends itself to color photography, so you will most likely end up with more color photos. However, some photos just need to be in black and white! I try to narrow down the photos that I deliver to make life easier for you, so if a photo looks way better in color, I’ll give you the color version or if it looks way better in black and white, I’ll give you that version. If it looks good both ways, I’ll give you both!
Sadly I no longer have a film camera and shoot just digital now. If you like the old school film look let me know and I can edit the photos with that in mind.
Yes! Both of my cameras have 2 memory card slots, so images are backed up as I take them in case a memory card fails. Then as soon as I get home, the photos are copied twice on my server, another time on a separate hard drive, and finally a fourth time once they go up on the online site.
Yes, I have multiple pro camera bodies, flashes, light stands, and lenses just in case something breaks or malfunctions.
It’s totally up to you. Doing a first look is a great option if you are worried you will be very nervous or emotional and want the first time you see each other to be more intimate. It also usually gives you more time to do photos prior to the ceremony so you can make it to your cocktail hour. It’s also a great option if you are having a winter wedding and are worried about getting in photos before the sun goes down.
No! That would be crazy.