This one depends on many factors unique to each couple. About 50% of our couples take advantage of this session. We recommend engagement sessions to couples who may be nervous about being in front of a camera or being the center of attention. It offers a great opportunity to break the ice with your photographer and have a working relationship before your wedding. It builds trust for the couples and usually results in a smooth wedding day transition. It’s also a great excuse to go somewhere you haven’t been to have your photographs taken.
We offer three hourly packages that can be extended via the al a carte menu. We explain to our couples as an average:
We suggest whenever possible, having two. The benefits are being in two places at once, capturing different angles of the same image, photographing all of your guest (attempting to) and capturing candid situations. Having two photographers can also be considered a safety net in case of emergencies. We also strongly recommend 3 photographers for guest counts over 300 ppl.
Yes!!! We require that each photographer has a minimum of two cameras and backups of all other essential gear to the wedding day. We also backup our image files on site to ensure the integrity of your wedding images are safe.
We archive our images for an eternity on our personal and off-site servers. We always have at least three backups of each photo session. We archive raw and .jpeg files in their original file form.