faq

Where are you located and do you travel?

I am based in St. Louis, Missouri. I am always traveling! To see if I am coming to a city near you, check out my travel dates! If you don’t see your city on the list or if you are planning an elopement in a bomb location and want me to come to you, then hit yo girl up and let’s plan this epic adventure together!

 
how does an ASSOCIATE work?

I respond to all the inquiries, set up consultations, handle the booking and payment process and edit the images. On your wedding day, the associate will be the photographer.

I brought on an associate because there is only so many weddings I can take on and when I am booked, you can still get the same experience!! I had a demand for the want so I hand picked an associate photographer! We have photographed serval weddings together and I wouldn’t trust anyone else!

Once you book an associate of The Lovely Lens Collective, I’ll be sure to connect them in the emails and arrange a video chat with all of us!!!

 
What gear do you use? 

I shoot with the Canon Mark IV. I have a variety of Canon lenses. I also ALWAYS bring backup gear to every wedding and portrait session!

 
Do we get all the photos?

Of course you do! I don’t hold any images hostage! The only photos that are not delivered are mid-blinking, blurry or unflattering. The final image gallery is delivered with an average range of 400-900 images. However, I never cap out on images. If it’s a good one, you’ll receive it!! The amount of images delivered depend on how long you’ve hired me for and what happened while I’m there!

 
Can we get the raw images?

Just like a chef won’t serve you an uncooked meal, I don’t deliver RAW images. Part of the process is my editing style and vision. When you hire me, you are trusting this process!

 
can we see a full wedding gallery?

YES!! I think seeing a FULL wedding gallery is so important when booking a photographer. When you inquire, I’ll be sure to send you a link so you can see the goods!

 
when should i expect image delivery?

Final wedding galleries are delivered within 4-6 weeks. You do have the option to add on expedite editing and can have the full gallery delivered to you within 1-2 weeks for $1000.

I do guarantee 1-3 images as a sneak peek within 1 week that should tie you over until the full gallery is finished!

Portrait sessions have a time frame of 2-3 weeks for final delivery.

 
What if you haven’t shot at my venue?

Have no fear! Since I travel often, there’s a good amount of venues I haven’t shot at before. I’m not scared and you shouldn't be either! I will find the best lighting so that you are looking fierce in any location we are shooting at!

The day of, I like to arrive early so that I can find the best lighting and locations for images. If time and the venue allows, I’ll even go the day before to scope it out and find those hidden gems of locations to get the best light!

 
do you help in the planning process?

I’ve been doing this for YEARS and have the inside scoop on all the things you need! I have a bomb preferred vendor list that you get when you book me! From scouting locations to creating a timeline for your wedding day, I am always here to help and make this process as stress free as possible!

 
How do we book?

To reserve your date with me, all that is required is a signed contract and $1000 retainer. Easy peasy! Both of these items must be received to secure your date. A proposal containing the contract and invoice are sent online. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding day. Payment plans are also available!

 
Should we hire a second photographer?

I highly recommend adding on a second photographer for weddings with over 150 guests. With so many guests present at your wedding, having a second photographer helps capture reactions of family, another angle during vows and the kiss, candid moments happening during the ceremony that I may miss while I am focusing on you two. They can also be there to capture the cocktail hour or sweet candid moments of family and guests while I am taking formal family portraits.

Having a second photographer gives another perspective to your wedding. It can help make the day less stressful as well when I need to be two places at once. Example: Bride and groom getting ready at the same time, but different locations or if you aren’t having a first look, the second photographer can capture the groom and groomsmen, while I am capturing bride and bridesmaids if we are crunched for time.

Adding a second photographer also adds to the amount of photos you’ll receive.

 
Do you meet in person beforehand?

I would love to meet with every single one of you and at one time I did! However, due to high demand, this isn’t a realistic option anymore. I do believe relationships are important and are part of the experience with me. I video chat or hop on a phone call with all my clients! I want to get to know YOU and hear all about your soon to be best day ever!!!

We will meet in person at the engagement session! If you don’t book one, then we will be sure to have a video chat so we can connect before your wedding day!

 
What on earth do we wear?

Don’t worry, I got you covered! I’ll send over a what to wear guide! Clothing consultations are included in all sessions!!

 

 

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