Q: Perri or Jesse?
A: Oh the joys of both having unisex names! I’m Perri, the wife. While Jesse and I share equal parts in this business, I may be slightly more chatty than he is so here I am, writing this FAQ section. 🙂
Q: Where are you located?
A: Jesse and I live in the heart of the little town 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 travelling 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. Our style is heavily influenced by our backgrounds in fine-art and fashion photography so you will see us using creative angles and unique perspectives, compositions, and lighting.
- (A side note! 🙂 ) Jesse and I both pride ourselves in the artistic approach to wedding photography. We’re not just photographers, we are artists and we approach your wedding with an artistic documentary and editorial style. While Jesse specializes in low-lit receptions and details, I (Perri) shine bright using natural available light, and capturing emotion and mood. Though we have very similar tastes, we balance each other. We are a very well-rounded team! If you’d like to see examples of our quality and style, we try to keep our blog and portfolio updated often!
Q: What happens if you are sick!?
A: In the highly unlikely event that one of us is hospitalized, the other would become the primary photographer on your wedding day. If a second-shooter is contracted and/ or necessary, we will hire on another photographer ourselves. In all of our years of photography however, we have never missed an event from sickness (or any other reason)!
Q: Are you insured?
A: Jesse and I both have liability insurance and our equipment is also fully 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: Nope. 🙂
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 and add-ons such as an engagement 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 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. A good guesstimation is approximately 60-75 images per hour of shooting, give or take.
Q: What if my event lasts longer than expected?
A: You are able to add overtime which 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 the best part of having both of us there documenting your day. Jesse typically photographs the men’s pre-ceremony activities and getting ready while Perri photographs the bride and her girls.
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! With your permission, we love to do a blog and 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! Jesse and I shoot with two camera bodies each on us during weddings. Between the two of us, there are four Nikon D750’s. 🙂 We love that camera! Our back-up back-up camera is the D800 (We are firm believers in having a plan B). We also have an arsenal of professional lenses (14+) in our bags and counting!
Q: There is a no-flash photography policy in our church. Is that an issue?
A: The gear Jesse and I have are made to work wonders in low-light situations. 9 out of 10 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 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!