a little bit about our process + some FAQ's
We are a couple of photographers who are in love with each other and what we do. We have been functioning as a team in this business since the spring of 2015, devouring opportunities to tell the stories people want to share through our work. Whatever your love story - whether it be your wedding, your family, your engagement - we want to tell it. We believe in capturing genuine moments and we are big-time believers in love.
What is it like shooting with you?
We love having a good time and think we're pretty fun. We also truly value capturing candid moments, so we try to create space for that to happen organically, in a way that captures the personalities of those we are photographing. We stay away from traditional posing, and instead aim to make our clients feel at ease by leading them into moments that feel natural. We all grow up with a lot of formal photos, ones looking at the camera and prom poses, so you won't get many of these from us unless you ask. We are also pretty straight-forward and will tell you if something looks awkward or unnatural. Overall, we are here to work for you and capture your story the way that you wish to tell it - if it makes you uncomfortable, we won't do it. If it makes you laugh, we'll say it. If it makes you feel all the feels, we will create the space.
What are your prices?
2018 wedding packages start at $2000 and portrait sessions start at $200.
How many photos do you deliver?
We typically deliver between 500-1000 photos per wedding, around 100 photos per portrait session, and about 50 photos per mini. Amount varies based upon the package selected, time spent, and number of locations. We value quality over quantity, but always overshoot instead of undershoot. We don't typically have issues with missing important moments of special occasions, especially with two of us on the scene!
Will you all travel?
Heck yes. We both have a case of bad wanderlust and are always looking for opportunities to branch out of Charlotte and work with couples. We realize travel is often a heavy expense when considering photographers, which is why are already competitively priced and willing to work with you to find a package that benefits everyone! The Rocky Mountains of Colorado and rolling hills of West Virginia are already on the 2018 agenda, and we would love to get over an ocean - passports are ready ;)
When can I expect my photos?
The average turnaround for a portrait session is 2-3 weeks, and 4-8 weeks for a wedding (depending on season). We realize the wait is the hardest part, so we include a complimentary preview of photos - typically 5-10 for portraits and 10-20 for weddings - within a few days of our shoot.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, SquareCash, and Facebook Cash are all good friends of ours! ;)
What does the process of booking a wedding with you look like?
Typically, we will start by chatting over email to figure out a quote for you. Then, we treat our couples to some amazing coffee (or tea/hot chocolate/whatever people who don't like coffee drink) and talk logistics. There, we will discuss your day, walk you through our process, go over contract, and start discussing engagement session dates. In order to save your wedding date with us, we require a signed contract and a 25% retainer fee. The balance is due 2 weeks before your wedding day to avoid any extra stress for all parties. You've got plenty going on those final days beforehand!
Is it true that you do a FREE engagement session with every wedding package?
You heard right! Let's be real, it's already kinda awkward to be in front of the camera. It's even more awkward when it's with someone that you don't know. We want you to be familiar with our shooting style and become friends with you before we shoot the most important day of your life. We want you to be as comfortable as possible with us so that we can get the most organic and authentic photos of your love. It is important to note that couples who choose travel packages will also be required to pay for our form of travel for engagement photos (if they choose to have them), but they won't be charged extra for the shoot itself.
Would you shoot something other than couples?
Sure! While we aim to stick mainly to love stories, we also offer family, senior, maternity, and standard portrait packages. We can refer you to some other talented friends of ours if you're looking for birth or newborn photography, as we recognize that these are not our strong suits.