Do you travel?
We are based in Minnesota...and, yes, we love road trips! If you want us to photograph your story, it might require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place.
But no worries, we always work with our clients to find the best outcome for each situation.
How long have you been doing this?
We have been photographing professionally since 2006. However, we've both been making photographs for long before that.
How many photos do we get?
It really depends...each portrait session and wedding is different.
Generally, for portraits we deliver between 40 and 60 finished images. Weddings are different ...and bigger! You can expect between 400 and 800 finished images, however it really depends on the length of your wedding coverage. Rest assured, for all of our clients we ALWAYS choose quality over quantity!
What is your payment process like? (i.e. deposit, paid-in-full by a certain date, only cash, etc.)
Our wedding coverage payment process starts with a signed contract and a $750 NON-REFUNDABLE retainer to secure a date. We then arrange a payment schedule that meets your needs, whether paying in full or spreading out payments between the contract signing and the wedding date. However, note that our policy is to have the contract fully paid 30 days prior to the wedding date. That way, something doesn't slip through the cracks as the wedding closes in and it's one less thing to worry about.
Portrait sessions have a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE retainer due at booking with the remainder due 48-hours prior to the session.
How do we get our photos?
The high-resolution wedding and portrait photos that are included in your wedding or portrait contract, as well as the social media sized (non-printable) versions, are delivered digitally through your client gallery.
Do you retouch photos?
When necessary, a light retouching is performed on your images. Extensive retouching is available for an additional fee. If in doubt, be sure to ask!
Whats your turn around time?
We generally will finish your photos within 90 days of your wedding date or 21 days of your portrait session. We always try to beat that and often do...we know you're anxious!
How do we book you?
Start by using our Contact Form...that get's the ball rolling. Once we receive your information, we'll reply with an e-mail addressing our availability. If we are available for your date, we'd love to meet to talk about your needs!
Can you help us with planning?
When it comes to weddings, we consider ourselves an intricate part of your day. Did you know that your photographers spend more time with you on your wedding day than anyone else you know. And because we do, we can offer advice and suggestions to make your day go smoothly.
With portraits, we can similarly offer advice as your prepare for your session.
How far out do you book?
We've had bookings come to us with as much as 18 months notice and as little as two months! Just ask if we're available!!
What should we do for an engagement session?
An excellent question! We'll talk about your interests and make some suggestions based on your taste!
What should we wear?
Preparing for a portrait session can be difficult if not overwhelming. We provide guidance by way of our personal portrait style guides and are ready to answer any questions you have!
Do you have any sales or discounts during the year?
We do provide a discount for military service members and first responders (for whom we are truly grateful) available any time of the year. Be sure to ask us about it!
Some packages include engagement sessions. What are your engagement sessions like? Is there a time limit?
Our engagement sessions are about an hour, plus or minus. We don't set a timer or watch the clock. Usually, an hour is about right and everyone can usually feel it. Locations are really only limited by what we can do in about an hour. We always discuss locations for engagement sessions based on your interests.
How do you photograph weddings?
Your wedding photographers will be the people you see the most on your wedding day. We'll be there to help guide you long before your wedding day. From the day you select us to the big day, we'll always be talking with you. On your wedding day, we'll capture the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique!
Do your fees/packages include Sales Tax?
It certainly would be easier if they did, but alas, they do not.