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WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

As soon as you can! Most of my couples book me anywhere from 12-18 months out for weddings, less time for elopements. For Engagements, I only book weekend dates out up to 1 month in advanced (FRIDAY , SAT, or SUN). And weekday sessions I am pretty flexible with.

 

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

YES! I absolutely love traveling. Travel is not included in my collection prices, and will vary depending where your wedding takes place. Contact me directly for more info! I can send you the exact travel fees, or let you know if there are no travel fees for your location.

 

CAN WE MEET IN PERSON BEFORE WE BOOK YOU?

I absolutely love getting to know those who reach out. I do this either through a phone call or a facetime/skype session. While I would love to be able to meet everyone who inquires with a face-to-face meet, I try and keep that open time reserved for clients who have booked me, as I definitely set up 1-2 meetings with current couples to go over wedding day plans, timeline, ideas, and just hang out, get drinks or coffee, and really get to know each other.

 

IF YOU HAVEN’T SHOT AT OUR VENUE, WILL YOU GO THERE PRIOR TO THE WEDDING TO SCOPE IT OUT?

If I haven’t been to your wedding venue, I always arrive early on the day of the wedding to look around and get familiar with the location. To scope out all the best spots for portraits.

 

CAN WE SEE A FULL WEDDING GALLERY?

Heck yes you can! When you Inquire I can send these over to you so you can see exactly how I document a wedding day from start to finish.

 

YOU CAN JUST PHOTOSHOP THAT OUT… RIGHT?

To be completely transparent, photoshopping the heck out of your images is not what I do. I like to keep it true to its form as it was on the wedding day. I don’t change the way you look, I don’t edit out (or edit in) any particular people to or from photos. The only editing I do is minor color correction, straightening, putting my personal presets on for my moody yet authentic style of editing, and changing select images to black and white. If there are some major changes you want done to your images, that can absolutely be outsourced for a separate editing fee.

 

HOW AND WHEN DO WE GET OUR PHOTOS BACK?

I can typically turn around a wedding in 6-8 weeks. You will receive all of your images in an online gallery, where you will get a code to download all the high res images. You will also get a print release to go make prints, photobooks, canvas’s, or whatever else you’d like, as that is not something I provide. However, I can recommend some great labs to get those made!

 

HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE GET?

I give you all the best images from your day. I don’t leave out any moments! The only ones that wont be delivered are duplicates where I might have hit my shutter more than once, where people are blinking, sneezing, not looking at the camera when they should have been, any unflattering angles, etc. Typically I deliver around 50-75 images per hour that I am there. But really, it depends on the wedding as each wedding is different. For Portrait sessions you usually get back around 50-100 images.

 

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT?

Totally! I have two cameras, multiple lenses, I even have two memory card slots in each camera so I can automatically back up your amazing wedding photos as I shoot. (Plus i require any of my second shooters to also have two memory card slots). Once I get home, I upload your images, and copy them onto 3 different hard drives for safe keeping.

 

WHO WILL WORK WITH YOU ON MY WEDDING DAY AS YOUR SECOND SHOOTER?

All of my seconds are absolutely amazing. I work with a small group of great photographers and we all hire each other as we all own our own companies. They have just as much experience as I do, and shoot in the same style with the same equipment as me. Or equipment that is equivalent to mine.  None of the photographers who work with me are still learning or trying to gain experience or a portfolio. I don’t believe that your wedding day is a teaching moment. I do not officially book your second until about 8 weeks out or so, but no matter who it is, they will do a killer job!

 

OK WERE TOTALLY DOWN FOR THIS! NOW WHAT?

Just click the “contact” button up top and fill out my contact form! Tell me everything you can about you two, and your plans for the big day! I will then respond ASAP with more info for you… Pricing, Availability, Some Full Galleries, etc. When you are ready to book, you let me know and I will send you my contract, an invoice for your retainer, and then you’re good to go!

CARA ELIZ PHOTO

Colorado + Texas Wedding Photographer