What if…. you get sick? What if I get a pimple on my wedding day? What if I want to add on an album?
I get it- you have questions and I have answers! Below are some of the more popular frequently asked questions, but if you don’t see the answer you need here feel free to shoot me an email and I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!
Delivery time is 3-6 weeks for wedding, 3-7 days for engagement sessions, ALWAYS! I was a bride, I get it, waiting for anything is the worst and that feeling is magnified x1000000 when it’s your WEDDING PHOTOS. I’m not mean enough to put anyone through that type of torture.
THE SUPPORT GROUP
Once we become contract official, we become Facebook official! You will receive a link via email to be added to the ‘Rebecca Jordan Brides Support Group’, a secret group on Facebook for all of my clients (mainly brides) to have an online forum to discuss, ask each other questions, gather advice, and get recommendations. I post in there as well to get ideas and feedback but feel free to post anything you need help with! A great example of this would be, “I need an awesome florist in Tampa, Florida- any suggestions?”
WHAT IS THE "EXPERIENCE"?
The experience is simple- I care, I want you happy, and I want to be there for you in any way possible. Once that contract is signed, I’m not going to ‘check out’ on you until wedding day. I believe in check in’s, the support group, skype sessions, or coffee meetings- anything I can do to help you feel supported during this process. Have a question on bridesmaid dress colors and need a professional opinion- shoot me an email! Stuck between some bouquet options- let’s talk about it! I’m here for you every step (except holding up your dress for you while you pee on wedding day).
DO WE GET ALL OF THE PHOTOS?
You sure do! If the photo is good, it’s yours! I wont send the unflattering, blurry, mid-eating shots because that’s just a waste of everyone’s time. I WILL however send you an online gallery with full High-Resolution photos, with no cheesy watermarks or logo. I’ll give you a download code so you have full access to your pictures and you can share or print which ever ones you’d prefer.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
There are a lot of factors that go into this. The number of hours I’m hired for plays a big factor, but each wedding is unique in it’s own fantastic way! The way the day goes and the amount of moments to capture definitely determines the number of images. For a typical get ready to final exit day, you can expect anywhere between 600-1000 gorgeous and edited images, in a combination of black and white and color.
HOW DO I BOOK? IS THERE A RETAINER FEE?
Booking is painless! Shoot me an inquiry, I’ll reply, we’ll set a price and number of hours and I will send a contract your way through a secure online forum Dubsado. A $1000 retainer fee is due with the signing of the contract and the remaining balance due one month prior to the wedding date.
CAN WE MEET WITH YOU BEFORE BOOKING?
Absolutely! Let me know if you want to sit down for some coffee or a cocktail and we can chat.
WHAT IS YOUR EDITING STYLE?
My editing style is “keep it simple”. I believe that everyone is beautiful in a unique way, and as an artist I like to capture that. When you add on heavy filters and crazy amounts of photoshop, you are stripping away that uniqueness that truly gives a moment it’s beauty. All of my photos come with light editing to fix lighting and shadows, as well as light spot editing (so don’t stress if an unwanted pimple shows up on your wedding day, I’ll cover it!) What’t not included is full photoshop editing that changes your body shape or adding/subtracting objects from a photo. For example, if you get in a fight with your maid of honor, I won’t be removing her from the images!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY WEDDING DAY?
A week to two weeks before the wedding I will send you a document to fill out asking for family members that you want in your family portraits, specific addresses of get ready locations, church or courthouse location, and reception location as well as a timeline of the day. I will show up to each location based on the addresses and timeline that you give me and take pretty photos.Often, people get wedding photographers and wedding coordinators confused. Wedding photographers are sometimes expected to know how the bride wants the table settings, where to put the emergency bag during the wedding, or which guest ordered the vegetarian meal…this is NOT a part of the wedding photographers job. This is why I HIGHLY recommend getting a wedding coordinator for details like this. As a type-A personality I never expected I would need or want a wedding coordinator for my big day. I had my whole wedding planned in a couple of months and was the queen of making to-do lists. However the DAY OF the wedding, I couldn’t imagine how anything would’ve worked without my wedding coordinator there by my side. It was truly a god-send to have her and her team working to make sure every little detail was perfect. If you want more information about wedding coordinators that I have worked with and definitely recommend, let me know and I will email you a referral list.