The Big Day
If you're here, congrats on your engagement - You're in the right place!
WEDDING PLANNING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE STRESSFUL, + WEDDING PHOTOS SHOULDN'T FEEL LIKE WORK! THROUGH SAND + SEA STUDIOS, I STRIVE TO MAKE EACH CLIENT FEEL RELAXED + COMFORTABLE (BUT MOSTLY, HAVE FUN!) THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS - FROM BOOKING TO COMPLETION - TO GIVE YOU ONE LESS THING TO WORRY ABOUT. MY TEAM AND I WILL WORK SEAMLESSLY TO CAPTURE ALL OF THE AUTHENTIC MOMENTS THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY SO YOU CAN RELAX + ENJOY THE PARTY.
AS THE DEDICATED STORYTELLER THAT I AM, I WILL USE CREATIVE PHOTOJOURNALISM TO FREEZE EACH PRECIOUS MOMENT IN TIME BECAUSE IT IS TRUE THAT IT GOES TOO FAST! (TRUST ME I KNOW, I JUST GOT MARRIED!)
BUT REST ASSURED, MY TEAM AND I WILL HAVE YOU COVERED - ALL WHILE KEEPING IT LIGHT + FUN IN THE PROCESS.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN WE RESERVE YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
Easy! Hit the "Check Availability" button at the top of the page! Please use the contact form to inquire about your date. If your date is available, we'll chat and decide which photography packages will work best for you. Once that is determined, I’ll provide you with an agreement that lays out the terms of everything we’ve discussed. The last step is to pay your deposit via check, cash, Venmo to reserve your date and Voila!
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL TO PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING?
I would be happy to travel to your wedding wherever it is taking place, depending on the season and location. Travel costs may include hotel fees (if driving distance is longer than 2 hours). Gas and expenses will also be calculated into the total cost.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE FROM OUR WEDDING?
We focus on the quality of the photographs you get back and not the quantity. Generally, you can expect 50-75 images per hour of coverage. The photos you receive will be cropped, color corrected, and high resolution. You will also receive a mix of black and white photos. Photos will be posted to a private online gallery within 8-12 weeks of your wedding date (depending on the season). I do all of the editing in house and go through your images one by one, so please be patient when it comes to the turnaround time of your pictures. We’ll make sure to get some teasers for you to share with family and friends within 7 days of your wedding.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO YOU BEFORE THE WEDDING?
A list of the family members you’d like pictures taken with is always of assistance. This will help keep everything organized so that family members can join cocktail hour as soon as possible. Along with your wedding planner (if you have one), I will help you create your timeline to make sure there is enough time for photography in addition to other important events at your wedding. (In other words, I'm gonna help you get through your whole day!) And lastly, please let me know about any out of the ordinary events (Surprise dances, -or any surprises for that matter, wish lanterns, sparkler send off, etc.) that are happening during your wedding so I can be prepared to capture them!
IS THERE AN EXTRA COST TO PRINT?
The online gallery in which I deliver your photos has a high quality printing option for an additional cost depending on sizing. Though the images we provide are not watermarked, are high resolution and ready to print. All of our packages come with printing rights which means you and your family members may order prints on your own, but beware: sometimes printing companies such as Walgreens, Costco, and CVS tend to distort the coloring of the images we spend hooouuurrrs perfecting! (Sigh). I always recommend going through the professional to be sure your photos turn out picture perfect!
DO WE GET EVERY IMAGE YOU TAKE? WHAT ABOUT RAW PHOTOS?
Ahh... The art of editing. One of the reasons editing is so time consuming for photographers is largely because we spend hours going through each photo one by one and eliminating shots that are not complimentary to the subjects and that do not represent our best work. We spend even more time perfecting the shots that do. (See before and after images to the right). Every photographer has a different editing style, and mine is probably the reason why you're here! Aside from the light correction and color grading, I soften skin tones, crop images, and remove duplicate images entirely alongside test shots, missed focused shots or missed flashed shots. I also eliminate pictures where subjects have closed eyes or uncomplimentary facial expressions (which happens often!). For all of these reasons, we do not include raw or unedited photos.
WHAT ABOUT A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER? DO WE NEED ONE?
My favorite question! Our second shooters bring a lot of talent and enthusiasm to the table, so naturally we recommend having one along. Realistically though, we know that budgets exist and that the added cost of a second photographer may be more than you are wanting to spend. As a rule of thumb, if you have more than 100 guests coming to your wedding or a wedding party larger than 10, we often require adding a second shooter to your wedding package.
My personal opinion? A second shooter should always be present to capture two different moments at once. For example: The bride walking down the aisle, AND also the grooms reaction. (tear) Reactions like these are never missed with two seperate camera angles!
WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We currently accept Paypal, Venmo, check, cash + all major credit cards. Credit card fees may apply*
WHAT IS THE PAYMENT PROCESS LIKE?
Once we decide on a suitable package for you, I will send you an invoice requesting 50 percent of the total balance to hold your date. 30 days before the date of the wedding/session the remaining balance in full will be due.
I also offer payment plans where the total balance is split into milestones, monthly or
"NOT ONLY IS SHE PROFESSIONAL, BUT SHE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE ANYONE COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AND WILL DO ANYTHING FOR A GREAT SHOT!"
+ Why it Matters
IF YOU'VE MADE IT THIS FAR, YOU'RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHAT A COLLECTION COSTS AT THIS POINT.
WELL, IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS WILL BE THE MOST VALUABLE INVESTMENT YOU MAKE TOWARDS YOUR WEDDING DAY. IT IS THE ONE PART OF YOUR WEDDING THAT WILL LIVE ON LONG AFTER THE CAKE GETS EATEN + THE GUESTS GO HOME.
I REALIZE THAT EVERY COUPLE HAS A DIFFERENT VISION FOR WEDDING DAY AND BUDGET PLAYS A FACTOR IN THIS. AFTER YOU REACH OUT, WE WILL GET ON THE PHONE AND TALK IN DEPTH ABOUT YOUR PLANS AND EXPECTATIONS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS ON THE SAME PAGE. THEN, CLOSER TO YOUR DATE, I WILL HELP YOU FINE TUNE YOUR ITINERARY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET ALL THE PHOTOS WE NEED.
FROM THE MOMENT WE FIRST CONNECT TO THE MOMENT I HIT THE SEND BUTTON ON YOUR FINAL WEDDING GALLERY, I WILL INVEST HOURS OF MY TIME TOWARDS YOUR PROJECT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: PROMPT COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATIONS, YOUR WEDDING TIMELINE, COVERAGE OF YOUR WEDDING DAY AND EVENTS LEADING UP TO IT, AND OF COURSE THE HOURS ON END POST-WEDDING EDITING EACH AND EVERY CHOSEN PHOTO TO DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF STANDARD OF PHOTOS TO YOU FOR YOU TO LOOK BACK ON FOR THE REST OF YOUR HAPPILY MARRIED LIFE!
CONTACT ME TODAY WITH THE DETAILS OF YOUR WEDDING, + I WILL BE IN TOUCH ASAP TO HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR WEDDING VISION! (COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $4950)