Frequently Asked Questions

How do we book you for our wedding day?

 To reserve your wedding date on our calendar, you must sign and fill out both pages of the contract as well as put down your retainer fee. The retainer fee is 1/3 of your wedding collection and is non-refundable. This fee is exclusively to reserve your wedding day. 

Are your collections customizable?

 We totally understand that every wedding in unique. If you are having a small intimate gathering with under 75 guests, eloping, or having a destination wedding, we will be happy to create a customized collection to fit your needs. The only customizations that can be made to the standard collections are adding sessions, product or additional hours of coverage. No items can be taken out of the collections and pricing is non-negotiable.

Do you take payments in installments?

The payment guidelines for all wedding collections (custom or standard) require a retainer fee to be put down to reserve the date with the remainder of the package due twenty (20) days before the wedding. While you can apply payments as you like, please be aware that all payments made towards the balance are non-refundable.

Do you travel for weddings?

ABSOLUTELY! WE LOVE TO TRAVEL! Destination weddings can book a standard collection and add on the costs for travel (flights, car rentals etc) and accommodations (lodging/meals) to the total amount. Another option is to create a custom package with travel and lodging included. Please note that although you are booking a standard collection, second shooters are not included in that price and will be additional.  

How long does it take to receive my photographs?

The turnaround time for weddings is two months. During busy seasons (March-May, October-December) it could take two and a half months. We want to ensure every detail is perfect and do not want to rush the process. 

How many photos will I receive?

 The average wedding couple will receive about 50-100 images per hour of shooting time the day of their wedding. I do not provide a set amount of images because every wedding is unique and each coverage time will have varying occurrences that factor in the final image count.

What are the details on the engagement and bridal sessions?

Engagement sessions are at max 2 hours. During this time, we typically can shoot two outfits and change locations as long as the locations are not further than 15 minutes apart. Bridal sessions are at max 2 hours and will be held at one location. Additional fees may apply if you would like to shoot at a location that charges an entrance or booking fee and you are responsible for scheduling with the venue. All sessions must be scheduled on weekdays. Weekends can be booked, for an additional $350. My weekends are reserved for weddings and my family, so this is why a fee is charged for weekends.

What does the print release mean?

Included with your session photographs and your wedding photographs will be a print release in the form of a PDF. This print release allows you to reproduce photos at the lab of your choice. The couple’s names will appear on this release. Additional releases for family members can be purchased if needed. Family and friends can also order prints through the online galleries or you may order prints for your family with your print release.

Who are your second shooters? 

My second shooters are all experienced wedding photographers who also operate their own wedding photography businesses. 


Have additional questions? Feel free to contact me at theresa@theresaelizabethphoto.com.

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