Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been photographing weddings?
My first wedding was in 2008 and it was a complete joy. the day flew by and at the end of the day I couldn't wait to photograph the next one. Over 120 weddings later and I am just as excited to photograph the next one as I was my first.
How many hours do you photograph?
Most packages include wedding photographic coverage which begins when you're getting ready and ends some time after dancing. Usually between 8 to 10 hours. Don't worry, I won't be packing up to leave if there is still something amazing happening.
Are the digital files included?
Yes, digital files are provided for download and on a USB stick. You'll receive a print release allowing you to print them for personal use or share on social media with family and friends. The images are meant to print up to 8x12. Larger prints are best done with my professional lab.
What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
We find backup locations and create memorable imagery using the weather to our advantage. Here's a link to a rainy day wedding. https://www.edwardjohnphotography.com/weddings/emily-and-josh-shepherds-holllow/
My package includes a wedding album, how does that work?
We create the initial wedding album design based on how your wedding story unfolded during the day. This gives you a base to start from for adding/removing images to fit your likes. Then we meet to review the design and determine size and cover options. Albums typically take 6 to 8 weeks for production once we finalize the design.
Do we need to feed you dinner?
A meal would be great, a warm meal would be better. We don't require to sit at the tables with guests, but we do request to be close enough to the reception to make sure nothing important is missed.
How long does it take to receive our images?
Image processing takes between 4 and 8 weeks to complete depending on how busy the season is. Every image delivered will be ready for print (color corrected, horizon lines straight, cropping)
Do you include an engagement session?
Most packages include an engagement session. This is the perfect opportunity to get used to how I work to create the beautiful images and how to photograph you in your best way. It can be a full 2 hour session in a meaningful place to you or it can just be a conversation while we take a few fun portraits.
Do you have backup equipment?
I carry a backup of each piece of gear that I shoot with including cameras, flashes, lenses, stands and more. My cameras record onto two memory cards at the same time and I backup the files in triplicate after the wedding date.
Where do we take our portraits?
The best location is somewhere that is meaningful to you. However, I have many locations to choose from based on your preference of outdoorsy, urban, rural, fun. We would discuss the plan for the shoot and the location during our consult.
How do I see the images?
After our session we will schedule an in person viewing where we will review the images, pick your favorites, and choose your wall art and/or album products.
How long does it take to view our images?
Images are ready for a viewing session within 1 to 2 weeks of the session. We will schedule a meeting to view the images and place your print order.
Do you have backup equipment?.
I carry a backup of each piece of gear that I shoot with including cameras, flashes, lenses, stands and more. My cameras record onto two memory cards at the same time and I backup the files in triplicate after the shoot.