Q: What are your packages?
A: We have 3 packages that include 6-15 hours of photography, an album, disk of images and more. Then we have “a la carte” options for couples who just want the photography and a disk of images.
Q: How much are your albums?
A: Our albums start at $999. The average wedding album is a 10×10, 10 page album which is $1499. We have all different shapes, sizes and color books. The options are practically endless, which means we can customize your book to match the colors and style of your wedding.
All of our books are custom designed, hand bound and heirloom quality. By heirloom quality we mean that they will outlast all of us. This is vital when it comes to our philosophy – weddings are important and the photographs have to be preserved to make this investment make sense.
Q: Are you the only photographer?
A: I am the owner and lead photographer of Authentic Eye. Currently, we have one second shooter on staff, Kristen. Kristen also works in the office during the week with our editing process.
Q: How do we reserve our day?
A: We need a signed contract and a 50% retainer to reserve your day. The balance is due 30 days before your wedding. We can do a custom payment plan if you need it, just ask. Reserving your day is the most important thing to do! Until a date is reserved we do operate on a first come, first serve basis.
Q: What do you wear?
A: I wear all black like a ninja. I think it helps blend in and be less obtrusive. I am dressed professionally but comfortably enough so I can roll on the ground when I need to. Wedding photography is a surprising athletic job.
Q: What can I expect after hiring you and before my wedding.
A: If we are doing an engagement session, then we try to schedule that session at the time of booking. You hear from me about 6 weeks before your wedding to go over the final planning details. We confirm all the details over the phone about 2-4 weeks before your wedding and then I see you there!
Q: When will I see the photos?
A: For most weddings we present a small slideshow of images at your reception. I say most weddings, because every wedding is different and sometimes we don’t have any down time. Most weddings, we have a natural break while the guests are eating and I set up a quick slideshow of our best photos. The week after your wedding we put photos up on our blog and facebook. You final proofs will be posted on-line within 30 days after your wedding.
Q: How many photos will I get?
A: We take thousands of photographs at a wedding. Then we edit out all the unflattering ones, ones where people have their eyes shut and duplicates. We aim to give you 1 image per minute. So that works out to about 500 images for an 8 hour wedding.
Q: What is the album design process like?
A: After your wedding proofs are posted on-line we pre-design your wedding book. So I go through and pick out the images that I think best tell your wedding story. Then I put them together in a custom designed lay out. I post your design on-line and you give me feedback. You can switch images, ask for new pages – anything goes. So in the end, you pick the images that go into your book but that pre-design step just speeds up the process dramatically. After the first round of changes we schedule a skype meeting where I share my desktop with you and we go through the pages together to make sure everything is just perfect.
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