1) Fill out a contact form for weddings or portraits :)
2) Schedule a free 30 minute consultation call
3) Date confirmed + selected
4) Contract agreement + non-refundable retainer is due to lock in your date
5) Welcome + prep guides are sent to you
6) Shoot day arrives! We make some magic + have a blast together
7) Online digital gallery is delivered 2-6 weeks after your session or wedding!
Typically, couples book me about 6-13 months before their wedding date. I encourage you to reach out as soon as possible about my availability, even if you’re planning on a shorter time frame :)!
For portrait sessions, scheduling and availability is first come, first serve and also fluctuates seasonally throughout the year. Fill out an inquiry form to tell me all about what type of session you’re wanting, and we can discuss availability during our free consultation call!
For weddings, when you receive your contract you will be able to sign and make the first payment online, 30% of your total package. The deposit is a non-refundable retainer to hold your date. The remaining payment can be included in a payment plan to be paid until 4 weeks before your big day.
For portrait sessions, when you receive your contract you will be able to sign and make the full payment online prior to the session date. The full payment is a retainer to hold your date.
Why YES, I most certainly do!! I love traveling so much!! If you're set on a venue outside the Bay Area, then just add on the cost of a +1-night stay, +car rental and/or airfare :).
If your wedding gets cancelled by force majeure, we can discuss the possibility of transferring your deposit to reschedule a new date upon availability. I'm very flexible in those cases.
*The deposit is a non-refundable retainer at all situations.
Don’t worry, in the wise words of Sonny + cher, “I got you babe!!” I’m all about channeling your inner model, and trust me - it is there ;)! I’ll walk you through a good mix of planned traditional poses, and candids that are elicited through fun promptings that get you moving - or as I like to call ‘plan-dids’! I usually talk throughout the entire session, guiding you through and encouraging you along the way!
Let me tell you, I'll show up to your wedding no matter what unless I'm dead or sick with something contagious. If any of this happens, the second photographer will take over and lead the day for me but I'll still be the one editing your images and delivering your final gallery.
Sometimes, I’ll bring one or more assistant photographers depending on the size of your wedding. Don’t worry, this won’t cost you extra!
Definitely. All final images will be edited for color, saturation, exposure, and sharpness to ensure they look beautiful. I also offer retouching services like blemish removal and teeth whitening for an additional charge.
No, I prefer focusing on photography only, so you can get the best wedding pictures possible. I do however work with several talented videographers that I'd be happy to refer you to!
My turnaround time varies by season. Typically for weddings, you’ll be able to view your photos online about 4-6 weeks after your wedding. Within this time, you can also expect to receive an online digital gallery with high-resolution image files, so you can share the photos with your loved ones and order prints.
Turnaround time for portrait sessions is 2-3 weeks via an online digital gallery with high-resolution images for your own personal download.
For weddings + elopements, you can expect about 80 to 100 images per hour of photographing. For portraits, you can expect about 60-80 images per hour of photography. But keep in mind this estimate varies depending on your wedding or portrait package, number of guests, venue type, and other factors.
I do! Just let me know if your venue requires a certificate of liability, and I’ll send that over to them.
Let me tell you, I'll show up to your wedding no matter what unless I'm dead or sick with something contagious! In my 3 years of experience as a wedding photographer, I’ve never cancelled a booking. In the very rare event that I’m unable to photograph your wedding or portrait session, the second photographer will take over and lead the day for me; I’ll make sure you’re covered by one of my colleagues or my contracted assistant. If necessary, I’ll also provide you with a list of photographers from the many networking groups I’m in, so you can find the perfect replacement. Lastly, I'll still be the one editing your images and delivering your final gallery!
Sooooo we did the darn thing n’ got you hitched, said your “I do’s”, cried happy tears, danced our butts off, did some cake face smashing, popped them bottles and drank alllllll the champagne! MAZEL TOV honey! While you’re in post-wedding day bliss enjoying your honeymoon, I’m grinding hard to select the very best images from your day, edit, proof, and then design your album if that’s part of your package. Digital gallery delivery takes approximately 4-6 weeks, with an added 1-2 weeks for your printed album to be designed, proofed, approved by you, and then put into production.
HECK YEAH! I live to make you say “Wow!!” when you get your gallery. Share your photos to your hearts desire. Or don’t. Up to you babe!
Should you share any of your images, I would love if you would credit me by tagging on Instagram, Facebook, and link right here to our website, heyhoneyphotography.com!