FAQ: Weddings

I know from personal experience about what it’s like to have a million and one questions and not knowing where to start; I’m here to help.   Here are some FAQ and answers to make your wedding planning a bit easier.

Do we receive High-Resolution Images from our wedding?

Yes, all my wedding packages include the High-Resolution Images.  You will be able to download the images directly from an online gallery.   I also offer ordering through my professional lab so that I can customize each image before it’s printed.  I also encourage purchasing heirloom products, like a wedding album, that can be enjoyed for many decades.

How much do you charge?

Because every wedding is unique, I now develop custom packages for all my clients after getting more information.  On average, for full coverage weddings, my wedding clients invest about $3000 for their wedding photography.  I  also offer coverage for smaller, more intimate weddings (less than 25 guests) and elopement packages (less than 6 people).  If you’re interested in having me document your wedding, please complete the contact form.

Why are you more expensive than most photographers?

You are paying for experience, my unique style, expertise and peace of mind.   I am a seasoned professional photographer and have been doing this full time for twenty years in 2020.   My experience has prepared me to meet the unexpected with problem-solving solutions.   I’ve also traveled extensively documenting weddings and always deliver exceptional service, stunning images and beautiful products.

Do you require an initial deposit?

I collect a retainer amount of $750, along with a contract, to reserve your wedding date.  In doing so, I will not book another wedding on your secured date.  This amount is, of course, applied to your balance.

What forms of payment do you accept? Payment plans?

I accept cash, checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.  Many of my clients have payment plans and pay monthly towards their balance.

How do I reserve you for our wedding?

A signed contract and paid retainer will lock in your date with us.

How many weddings would you say you shoot each year?

On average, I shoot about 25 weddings per year.  I choose to photograph fewer weddings than most so we can deliver exceptional service.

What is your style?

My style is classic, timeless with an emphasis on the environment.

Where are you based and are you willing to travel?

I am based in the Flagstaff and Sedona areas.  However, I travel for about 50% of our weddings.  Destination weddings are my niche and I excel at providing unique imagery at all locations.

How many photographers will be present at our wedding?

The Tangled Lilac Team has three full-time photographers.  Most weddings will require two photographers at a wedding.  An exception would be a small elopement where only one photographer is required.

When should we expect to get our photos from the wedding?

I offer a three week turn around for 100% completion of your wedding photos.

What other products do you offer besides prints?

I offer archival albums made in Italy, beautiful canvases, custom designed greeting cards, and metal art pieces

Are there ways to get my photos to family and friends?

All weddings have an online gallery of all the images from your weddings.  At this gallery, anyone you share the link with can view and order prints.

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use Professional line Canon cameras, lenses and lighting equipment.

Where do you post the photos online?

Unless otherwise specified, I’ll post a few to Facebook, Twitter and our blog.

We are from out of town, how could we meet with you?

Most of our clients live out of town and I schedule Skype meetings and phone calls to get to know them better.  Since most of my clients have a tremendously busy schedule, I also use email to communicate with our clients.

Do you require meals at the wedding?

Yes, please.  Working a wedding is very hard work and each member of the TLP team needs a hot plated meal to fuel our bodies and minds.  We prefer to eat when the couple eats so that we don’t miss any important elements during the reception.

Should we provide a shot list?

Once contracted, I will provide you with an extensive questionnaire.  Along with other helpful information, this form will allow you to enter any requested group photos, etc. for your day.

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