Frequently Asked Questions
What are your prices?
Do you both shoot all sessions?
Weddings and engagement sessions include both Eric and Sarah, lifestyle sessions are just Sarah.
What is included in your wedding coverage?
Each wedding varies, but our price includes Sarah & Eric for up to 8 hours. You get 500-700 full-res, edited photos along with the printing rights for them.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes! When you book a wedding with us an engagement session is included in the price. We feel like this gives us a great chance to get to know you both before the wedding, and it gets you more comfortable with our cameras and us.
What if I don’t want an engagement session?
That’s fine! The price is the same, and we’d like to either meet up for coffee or tea sometime before the wedding or get a couple of Skype sessions in so we still can get to know each other.
How do you describe your style of shooting on a wedding day?
First thing- we’re not there for ourselves. We’re there to capture the two of you- and the people that came to celebrate the day with you. This day would be happening whether we were there or not, and we don’t ever want a couple to change any part of their day to suit us. We aren’t going to ask you to stand in strange poses and gaze into the distance, we’re not going to drag you away from the party 10 different times so we get that “perfect shot”. We’re there to document the day in an unobtrusive and authentic way. We want to capture the moments that you’re part of, and the moments that you miss out on because you’re across the room. When you receive your pictures, we hope there are so many little stories you get to see that on the day you were unaware of. Years from now we hope the photos transport you back to that day, and help you remember exactly what it felt like. No trickery, no fake laughing, just an honest account of what your wedding day looked like.
Will you help us set up a general timeline for our wedding day?
We’re happy to talk through what you two are planning for the day and give you insight into what we’ve seen work well for others and share what we know for how long things typically take. However, something we want you to make sure you know is that this day is NOT about us and how much time WE need for things. This day is about the two of you and the people coming around you to witness and celebrate the occasion. Every wedding is different, and couples allow more or less time here and there according to what matters most to them.
Are you available to travel?
We would absolutely love to talk to you about it. We both love traveling and jump at most opportunities to visit new places. Send us an email and we can chat about what you’re thinking. Also, if you’re curious here’s a few links to destination weddings we’ve photographed before: Chris & Lara’s wedding in Sweden, Matt & Ashley’s wedding in the Redwoods, Alyson and Craig’s wedding in Costa Rica.
How many photos will be included?
For weddings, we deliver 500-700 full-res, edited images. For lifestyle sessions you can typically expect at least 40 full-res, edited photos.
Lifestyle sessions take place in your home. We try to capture what your family is all about, and what better way than to be in your own house, the place where everyone is most comfortable and where everyone spends most of their time.
Why would I want a family lifestyle session and not a more typical portrait session?
You want it because you want to remember what your family was really like at this stage. The faces your children make at that age, the specific games, and routines that were a must-do on a daily basis. You’re hoping for photos that help you remember all those moments that go by too quickly. Sitting on a couch and saying “cheese” is great, but it doesn’t really remind you of what life was like during that time.
What should we wear? (this applies to family sessions & engagements!)
Wear what you’re comfortable in. Make sure your children are wearing what they’re comfortable in. We love textures and layers, but the main thing to keep in mind is to wear what maes you feel good, and is something that feels like you.
What if I would like you to stay longer than 1-2 hours for our family session?
Let’s talk about it! 1-2 hours is the starting point for family sessions, but I’d love to hear what you had in mind.
Do you host our photos online?
Yes, we use an online gallery to host your photos. You can share the photos with family and friends from there, and anyone with the link can purchase prints through the gallery using a professional printer.
Do you ever work with non-profits?
Yes, when our time allows, we love working with non-profits that we admire. If you’re wondering if you can convince us to shoot an event for you, please don’t hesitate to email us!