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Photography

How do you describe your style?

Our photography style is a mix of conceptual, candid and portraiture with a touch of street style. We love real, raw, unscripted and engaging moments. Capturing these special moments provide timeless photos that we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.

What type of camera equipment do you use?

We shoot with professional Canon equipment which includes two cameras for weddings. We only use full frame cameras and prime lenses.

We photograph in RAW format. We have all of the best software and hardware for photo-editing. We also calibrate our monitor every 3 months to ensure correct image color and contrast.

What rights do I have to the digital files?

With your digital files you will receive a print release for all of your edited images. This gives you the right to print the images wherever you choose for personal use. You can use your digital photos for prints and share them on social media. Commercial use is not allowed. The copyright of the images always belong to the photographer.

 

Booking & Pricing 

How do I reserve a photo session?

As soon as we have decided on a date and time for your session you can pay the required deposit and you will be officially booked! Please be advised that if we have not received your deposit within 5 days of booking, we will not have your date saved in our calendar. Please ensure your contract is signed and returned in a timely manner. We will need the contract to cover your event.

How much is the deposit? When is the remainder due?

For weddings the deposit to confirm your booking is 250$. The remainder is due two weeks before the wedding.

For other sessions, deposits are due the day you book. The remainder is due at the day of your session. 

Is Tax Included?

Tax is not included in session prices or wedding packages listed. Taxes are added to the total amount due. Taxes will also be added to deposits.

Which form of payments do you accept?

We currently accept PayPal, credit cards, checks, or money orders.

If we cancel our session or wedding will we be reimbursed our deposit?

If  you cancel you will not be reimbursed the deposit. This covers any loss such as lost bookings and cost already incurred by us before the actual session. However, we understand that unforeseen events happen. We will try to work on alternatives if possible – i.e. finding a new date for a session. Wedding deposits are non-refundable.

Do you charge for travel?

With sessions or events within 30 miles of Willmar, Mn there is no travel fee. After 30 miles, we charge the standard IRS mileage rate of 58 cents per mile.

Are there any additional fees that could occur?

Our session packages come with an online gallery to download your edited and high-resolution digital files. In this case there is no additional cost after the payment of your session.

 Hotel expenses for out-of-town weddings, permits, or any other third party costs have to be covered by the client.

Do you have Liability Insurance?

Yes we do! Some venues require proof of insurance. If your venue requires our insurance information we are happy to provide it. We will need their contact information.

 

The Photo Session

How should we prepare for our Session?

Having a positive mood is the most important thing. Shake off those nerves.  Make sure you have enough time to prepare beforehand so you are not stressed. We are experienced in our field and will help your big day go smoothly.

It is best to avoid neon colors. Small spaced plaid or striped shirts can also cause an effect called "moire." Moire causes a 3D effect in photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing treats for younger children is a great idea, it's a great distraction when grumpy moods occur. 

What if there's bad weather on the day of our session?

As we try our best to work around reasonable weather conditions, sometimes we need to reschedule due to severe weather for everyones safety. Your safety is our number one concern. We also have expensive camera equipment that cannot be exposed to severe weather conditions.

 

After the Session

How soon after the session or wedding are photos ready for viewing?

We try our best to get a few sneak peeks up a few days following the session or wedding. For completed albums our current delivery time is:

2 weeks for regular sessions

6-10 weeks for weddings

3-4 weeks for corporate portraits

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