Frequently Asked Questions
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
We have strategically and intentionally decided to only take on 15-20 weddings/elopements per year. This is so we can focus better on the weddings we do photograph. This also means we book out quite quickly. If you're getting married in peek season we highly suggest getting in touch with us as early as possible so we can secure your wedding day. Peek season for us is usually May-August. We take our bookings up to 10 months in advanced and as late as 2 weeks in advanced (in an emergency case), but can keep your date as free as possible anywhere from up to 18 months in advanced. This means, we usually shoot 1-2 weddings per month on average, so we only focus on minimal work at a time to ensure we produce the highest quality. We also love to get to know our clients and spend more time with them and are invested in making sure you are comfortable with us and trust us to take on such a special part of your day.
How many images would we receive and do we get high-resolution?
On your wedding day, you can expect approximately 50-75 images per hour that we are there. This is approximately 500-750 for a 10 hour wedding. You get the highest resolution possible, as well as a web-sized copy of each, after we've individually chosen and colour edited all of the best images. We will give you all the best images so you needn't worry about us keeping nice images without sharing just to keep numbers down. You will receive a personal gallery online (private, but always accessible) and if you have chosen, also a keepsake box which will include a USB with your digital files and a handful of prints.
How and when do we receive our photos?
If you've gotten married, go and enjoy your honeymoon. We aim to have your photographs waiting for you, delivered at your door, the day you get back from your honeymoon. Otherwise, we take anywhere up to 6 weeks to deliver your images. We will mail you your keepsake box to your allocated address a few weeks after delivery and will send you your digital files through your allocated email.
Can you work in low light?
Of course we can. We began our careers as fine art photographers and know all the little tricks of the trade. Candlelit dinners or fairy lights are enough for us to shoot in, although we usually do prefer some sort of stronger light source. We shoot natural light, so the lower the light, the more grain you may expect to see in your photos (which is actually quite pretty). We do carry external flashes just in case, which are wonderful for dancing photos.
How can we book with you?
The booking process will begin when quote is accepted, and we will send through a contract and invoice which will outline everything that your package offers. A 30% retainer is due upon completion of the signing of the contract so we can secure your day and make ourselves available. 50% is taken for out of state weddings. Payment plans are available also. For anything that isn't a wedding, payments will be taken before the day.
Where are you based and where will you travel?
We are based in Portland, OR. We also spend a few months out of a year in Southern CA (including Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego and Santa Barbara). Any wedding 75 miles outside of Portland, Oregon will incur travel fees, unless you happen to catch us in Southern California while we're in town we will not include travel fees. We will travel anywhere in the world. We are explorers at heart and have an international relationship so it makes sense that we love new places to pin on our world map. Travel expenses additional to our wedding package pricing includes gas/airfare, lodging and a hire car for 2 nights and 3 days. We are more than willing to drive a few extra hours or fly somewhere to photograph your love if we feel connected to you and your wedding.
How much are your packages?
Wedding photography is about capturing the essence of who you are your partner are. It is more than taking a photograph. Love is an incredibly beautiful gift and isn't limited to a single day.
We believe in the individual and acknowledge that each wedding has it's own personality, so if you don't think that your wedding fits in to a particular package, we will construct one for you.
Average investment: $3,200.
Photo Starting price: $2,400
Video Starting price: $1,500
Families + Engagement/love Sessions
Prices start at $400 for a Family/Couple or in home Session.
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We're all for running away and marrying in Vegas or atop of Half Dome in Yosemite, a beach in Fiji with just you and your love. We also know how common it is to elope (we eloped!) and we have a package just for it! Contact us to find out more.
Prices start at $1850
Contact us for a more constructed and personalised quote and for any more questions.
We have worked with some amazing vendors and have gotten to know some talented people local to Portland. All vendors listed are highly recommended and appropriate for the style of wedding we shoot. We love working with these people on the day and in the process and would love to see you experience the magic of their work also.