WEDDING DAY QUESTIONS
With the different hours of coverage work over an entire wedding day. One of my goals is to help my couples understand how much time is needed for various aspects of the day, such as family formals, detail shots, and portrait time, and also to encourage them to consider a First Look!
Yes, If you play football or the violin, or are a cheerleader, I welcome you to bring clothes and props that represent your love! I get really excited when someone brings along something that will make their portrait session different from everyone else’s. If there’s anything that Beaux Arts is not, it’s a cookie-cutter photographer. I guarantee that your session will not look exactly like everyone else’s.
How about my pets?
They are welcome as well.
We’ve dedicated the entire day to your wedding, so we won’t be racing off to catch other plans that evening. However, we need to charge for additional coverage primarily because there are costs of having the team stay for additional hours. The shooters and lighting assistants all require additional compensation. Furthermore, the additional photos taken will need to be post produced which adds to our overall costs.
We understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. We never pack up before the contracted time; and moreover we’re not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, we will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 30-minute increment.
For a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we’re never truly resting during the day, whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.