What is required to book my wedding? 

Who would be our second shooter? 

HoW are the Photos DELIVERED?

Do we have permission to print and share the images? 

A signed contract and 1/3 of the package price will be needed to hold your wedding date. The second payment is due about halfway through the wedding planning process with the final retainer due a month before your wedding.

I work with two really awesome girls, Megan & Christine! Your second shooter would be one of them. They both have shot multiple weddings with me over the years and I completely trust the two of them. Not to mention they’re a total blast to hang out with. When you inquire, I will send over a gallery of their images so you can see some examples of their work. 

Through an online downloadable private gallery – this way you don’t have to wait for the mail to arrive to get your images. They arrive with a quick click of the send button & allow you to share your images with as many family and friends as possible. Once you send me a note about booking, I’ll include a few of these galleries for you to look through. 

Yes, of course! That’s included in your packaged pricing. You are welcome and encouraged to share any and all images on social media (a tag is appreciated but not required). You are welcome to print the images through any company of your choosing or you can print professionally through the link I send you. If you choose to print yourself, let me know and I can point you to some good quality print labs – please don’t print through any one-hour printing locations.

What are your rates for the engagement session? 

what is your photographic style?

Are albums included in the pricing? 

Do you shoot Destination Weddings? What is the starting rate for these? 

Engagement sessions are completely and honestly complimentary when you book your wedding with Meghan Elizabeth Photography. However, if you wish to just book an engagement session individually, it’s the cost of a portrait session. 

I’m a Lifestyle Photographer. Which means that I focus on candid moments but I also capture some moments or situations that have been stylized or given some direction. For example, while photographing your portraits, I will find a scene – a really great looking wall and ask the two of you to stand in front of it with your arms wrapped around eachother and then instruct you to just “have a moment”. How you interpret “have a moment” allows me to capture you as you are in real life. Some of you may hug, some may kiss, some may whisper a funny joke into the other’s ear.  

Yes, there are two package offerings and one of them includes an album. By booking this package, you receive a discount on the album. 

Yes!! Yes please :D I’ve photographed a wedding in Michigan & have one for 2018 in New York! Starting prices for Destination Weddings are $6200. 

What kind of equipment do you use? 

I’m a Nikon girl! I have an entire blog post with all of my gear, you can check that out here! 

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Do you have liability insurance? 

How many images should I expect? 

do you shoot in raw format? 

How many weddings have you photographed? 

Yes, I wouldn’t operate a business without it! Some venues require proof of insurance, if your's does let me know and I can get it to the venue. 

I typically deliver about 75-100 images per hour of coverage. So for an 8 hour wedding, couples can expect to receive about 800 images, give or take. Factors that increase or decrease these numbers are the amount of details you feature, how many family formals you have, & how much time we have for Bride & Groom portraits. 

Absolutely! Any and every professional photographer should be. While my goal is to always get the image correct in camera, by shooting in RAW, this allows me the opportunity to make better adjustments to those files so that I can provide you with the absolute best quality image possible. It also allows you the option to print much larger files for canvases and large prints to display in your home! 

As of January 2018: 
As the lead photographer – 47 
As a second photographer – 22 
Total – 69 

What are you backup plans should something happen and you can’t make the wedding? 

How do you avoid losing my images? 

How long do I have to wait for my images? 

Will you help us select a location for our engagement photos? 

In the unfortunate and rare event of an emergency that would keep me from your wedding, I would do everything within my power to find a trusted photographer to come in my place and assist my already scheduled second photographer. If it was a situation where I was unresponsive, my husband & mother have written instructions of who to call and how to find someone. We would get someone to your wedding and after my emergency situation had been dealt with, we would be in discussion about a refund and how to move forward.  

Loosing your images is one of my worst fears, so I take every measure to avoid this. 
 Step 1: While shooting your wedding, my camera is set up to simultaneously record the same image onto two separate memory cards. This way if one card fails, it’s backed up on another card. 
 Step 2: When I arrive home, I immediately download all the cards onto two separate external hard drives. 
 Step 3: Once the images are uploaded, the hard drives back up to an online backup service so that if something happens to the drives – I can download all the files from a remote server where they have been saved.

I will post at least one sneak peek from your engagement session within 24 hours and you can expect to have your photos within 30 days. For your wedding, I post a blog post within 48 hours and you should expect to have your full gallery within 6 to 8 weeks.

I’m very happy to help you in selecting a location(s) for your engagement photos. I encourage you to think of a place that has meaning to you as a couple (your first date, a spot you frequent, an activity you enjoy doing together) if that doesn’t help, then I have a list of locations we can go off of. Check out this blog post      for a list of ideas to get us started. And of course we can always come up with a new idea! 

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