We would love to meet with you in person or chat over the phone and get to know you and answer all of the questions you might have! For your convenience we’ve put together some of our most frequently asked questions along with answers for you here. If you still have questions please contact us! If you don’t have any questions left please contact us! We want to hear from YOU and get to know YOU!
WOOHOO! That makes us so excited! To lock your date into our calendar it is a 33% deposit of whichever package you choose.
Typically we book out about 6 months to a year in advance. For more popular wedding dates we can be booked as far out as 18 months. The best thing to do is as soon as you know your wedding date contact us and see if we have that date available. Not a super planner in advancer? No problem! We might still have your date open and if we are already booked we can refer you to some of our awesome friends who still have it open for you.
Yes we do! We are based in Nashville, TN but routinely shoot all over the USA as well as a few places internationally.
We really pride ourselves on having a quick turnaround time. We like to have a few previews up for you by the time you get back from your honeymoon. Your whole gallery will be ready in about 4-6 weeks.
Of course! It makes us really happy to see you change your profile photos over to the gorgeous images that we capture together. You have access to all of your photos in the perfect size to share online free of any ugly watermarks. We would love it if you gave us a shout out when you post them but we don’t force that on you 😉 Your photos are yours to use for any personal use that you see fit.
Let us know if there are any specific publications that you are hoping for. We have relationships with a few publications and are happy to submit your wedding for consideration. We always get really excited when our couples get featured in local and national blogs/publications! There are a few things that you can do to increase your likelihood of being featured and we will definitely chat about that and give you some great tips.
We typically deliver around 500-800 images. All of the images that you get are edited and hand retouched by us. Our goal is to tell the complete story of the day from the time you are getting ready all the way through the reception. Your photos will all be available in an online gallery where you can easily download them as well as order high quality professional prints.
We shoot on pro-level Nikon camera bodies and lenses. The gear we choose is great for everything from shooting outside in the hot summer months to very dark reception halls. We have backups of everything (camera bodies, lenses, batteries, memory cards, flashes). We shoot mostly digital but we have several film cameras that we usually bring to weddings. If you are interested in having more of your wedding shot on film just let us know!
Yep! A lot of venues won’t let photographers shoot there unless they have the proper liability insurance (which we do).
YES! Some photos just look better in black and white. We have a very distinct editing style that we think is clean and timeless. Our goal is for you to be able to look back at your wedding photos 50 years from now and for them to be a beautiful reminder of how much fun you had (without looking boring or dated).
We like to think of ourselves as storytellers. We love documenting love and friendship and family. We love focusing on real emotion and capturing subtle details. We deeply embed ourselves with you and your guests to not only show what it looked like to be at your wedding but also what it felt like. We aren’t true photojournalists because we will tweak things (like moving that water bottle from behind you while we are taking portraits) and will give you direction to help you feel more natural in front of the camera.
Other than a list of family groupings (for the family formal posed photos) we do not need a list of things to photograph. Our job is to photograph every special moment and detail we see at your wedding. Looking down at a list will only hinder us from doing that. We have a questionnaire that we will send over to you a month before the wedding that will help us to prepare for your wedding so we can anticipate all of the moments as they happen. If you have a pinterest board full of cheesy wedding poses we probably aren’t the photographers for you.
We know this can be very stressful. Anything that we can do to help alleviate that stress and help you to focus on what is important (you are marrying your best friend and throwing an awesome party) we will do. We work with a lot of couples who are planning weddings from afar and are happy to give recommendations on venues and vendors. We will also work with you on your timeline so that we ensure there is plenty of time for all of the photos that you want. Never feel like you are bothering us. We are your wedding photographers! John has also started putting a lot of the advice that he regularly gives to couples into The Awesome Wedding Podcast featuring conversations with other wedding vendors and former brides. iTunes link Google Play link.