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I live for the emails, calls, and referrals I receive for weddings, elopements, and just about everything else. Let me show you why we'd be a perfect fit for your day!
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How far in advance do we need to book?
I recommend booking 6-12+ months in advance from the busy season, as prime and last-minute dates fill up quickly.
How do we book?
I require a signed contract, as well as a non-refundable retainer of $1500, both due at the time of booking in order to hold your wedding date. I'll also send you a comprehensive questionnaire that covers your timeline, shot list, vendor list, and so much more. Before this, we'll have a phone/video call or coffee date to talk about your wants and needs!
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! I require a non-refundable retainer of $1500 to hold your date and will then spread payments across four installments.
Why do you charge a retainer fee?
The industry standard is to take an initial, non-refundable payment to cover the following services: Scheduling clients on calendar and turning away potential business during that time slot; and consultative actions (email, meetings, etc.). Essentially, it secures your wedding date!
How many photos can I expect?
While I'd love to send you EVERYTHING, it's important to sift through the imperfect images and not give you a million photos to review. You can expect 100-150 photos per hour, between 800-1500 photos in your final gallery.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes! The Luxe and Classic packages include a complimentary engagement session. Your session can be scheduled on any day that aligns with both of our calendars!
If we don't want an engagement session, can our package be discounted?
Unfortunately, no. The engagement session not only provides you with a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera and build rapport with me but also allows me to capture beautiful moments that complement your wedding day story. Therefore, I don't typically offer discounts when the engagement session is declined, as our pricing is structured to provide the best value for our clients.
When can we expect our sneak peeks and full gallery?
Your sneak peeks are my top priority following your big day. You can expect to receive 15-30 sneak peeks within 48 hours. Your full gallery can typically be expected within 4-6 weeks. If your wedding is in the middle of my busy season, i.e. September and October. The expected turnaround time for this time of year is 6-8 weeks.
Will there be a second shooter?
If your package includes one, YES! Second shooters are great for capturing groom prep and comprehensive ceremony coverage, as well as other little moments.
Can you help us plan?
Of course! When it comes to creating your timeline or shot list, I am here to help! Unsure of your color palette, which vendor(s) to use, where your engagement session should be, or if you should do a First Look? We can tackle these questions together. (:
Can I extend the hours on the day of?
Yep! My overtime rate starts at $600 per hour.
Can you change your editing style for us?
My signature style is very light and airy while retaining true colors as much as possible (no oompa loompa skin tones here.) If you seek another editing style, I may not be the photographer for you!
Do you have any vendor recommendations?
I sure do! I've had the pleasure of working with so many vendors in my wedding career and know the best people in town. You can find my full list of Preferred Vendors here: caiteesmithphotography.com/preferred-vendors.