Q: Perri or Jesse?
A: Oh the joys of both having unisex names! I’m Perri, the wife. I am the office manager here at Farlow Photography so I am typically the one who does most of the behind-the-scenes writing, such as this FAQ section. 🙂
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are based out of Silverhill, AL (it’s about halfway between Mobile and Pensacola) but we shoot all over the Gulf Coast, including but not limited to all of Baldwin County, Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL. We love traveling for weddings as well!
Q: What is your primary style?
A: We primarily shoot in a photojournalism fashion. This means we prefer to capture moments as they happen without orchestrating and/ or posing the moments ourselves. Of course, we do your typical posed family formals and can work off of a shot-list if it’s necessary and important to you, but we try to keep the posed shots to a minimum, preferring to capture moments candidly and creatively.
Q: What happens if you are sick!?
A: If one of your primary photographers (Jesse or Perri) is hospitalized, the other would become the primary photographer on your wedding day. Our lead associate photographer (coming soon!) and primary second-shooter (also coming soon!) are also available to cover any situations that may arise. Basically, we’ve got you covered.
Q: How many photographers will I have on my wedding day?
A: You will always have two photographers on your wedding day. Your primary wedding photographer is chosen by you.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes, we are all insured! Some wedding venues may require a copy of our insurance documents so let us know if that’s the case and we can take care of submitting everything for you.
Q: Will you photograph any other event or portrait session on my day?
A: Your primary photographer will never be booked for anything other than your wedding on your wedding day. 🙂
Q: What are your wedding packages like? How are they set up and what can I expect?
A: Upon inquiring, we will provide a list of our wedding Collections. Our base collection is very simple. Add-ons such as an engagement session, bridal session, or book can easily be added. We’d love to discuss which collection will fit your wedding day timeline the best!
Q: What is your payment schedule like?
A: A 30% retainer fee is required to book and is non-refundable. Final payment is due no later than two weeks prior to your event.
Q: Okay, I want to book you guys. Now what?
A: Booking is a two-step process. All we need is a signed agreement and retainer fee. The retainer is 30% of your chosen or customized collection.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of photos you take during an event? How many pictures will I receive?
A: We take an unlimited number of images on your wedding day. The number of photos are dependent on a number of factors, but the main one being how long you booked us for. Though we do not guarantee a specific number per wedding, a good estimate is approximately 75 images per hour of shooting.
Q: What if my event lasts longer than expected?
A: You are able to add overtime on your wedding day which you will verbally approve and we will invoice you for after the fact.
Q: My Groomsmen and Bridesmaids will be getting ready in two different locations. Can you cover both activities?
A: Yes! That’s one of the biggest benefits of having two photographers there on wedding day!
Q: Will the photos be retouched and color balanced?
A: Yes, we polish ALL of your photos.
Q: How long does it take to get my images back?
A: Please allow up to 8 weeks to receive your wedding digitals.
Q: Will you be posting our images on social media?
A: Social media marketing and keeping our blog and website as up to date as possible is a huge part of our business. After all, photos ARE our business! We love to do a blog and/ or Facebook post of each wedding we photograph. Each post contains a small percentage of the images you will receive. The ones we choose to highlight are typically our favorite images that come together to tell the unique story of your day. If you prefer not to have your images on social media, please let us know and we would be happy to accommodate!
Q: Do you have a back-up camera?
A: Yes, yes, yes. Anyone shooting your wedding needs to have a back-up camera!
Q: There is a no-flash photography policy in our church. Is that an issue?
A: Our gear is created to work wonders in low-light situations. 99.9% of ceremonies we photograph are done without flash or additional lighting.
Q: My reception venue is very dark. Will you be able to photograph it appropriately?
A: Definitely! We encourage you to ask this question and recommend asking for full wedding day galleries when browsing photography portfolios for this very reason. We use an off-camera flash lighting system and are very well prepared for all lighting situations. Please inquire for full sample galleries!