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Q. CAN MY UNCLE BOB SHOOT ALONG SIDE YOU?
A. As long as Uncle Bob isn’t using the photos for his professional portfolio and/or he isn’t keeping me from getting the photos I need to get. I don’t mind if anyone snaps some photos, but I do reserve the right to politely ask them to stop if it is distracting. I’m super sweet about it! I promise!
Q. CAN I HAVE MY MOM EMAIL YOU?
A. To say hi? Sure! Is it regarding work? No please. You are my clients and I need communication to come from you. But don't worry, during the wedding day I'm a chatty-Kathy with everyone and I’m always ready for photo requests from anyone during cocktail hour and reception.
Q. HOW ABOUT PAYMENTS? CAN MY PARENTS PAY?
A. I only accept payments from my clients (you). If parents, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents want to cover the cost— great! They can write you a check and you can pay me from there.
Q. CAN MY NEPHEW GET A COUPLE PHOTOS DONE FOR HIS SENIOR PICTURES DURING THE WEDDING?
A. Im so there for any group photo requests and what-not— but if there’s a photography session request, I can politely decline. I’ll give ‘em a business card and they can set up a photoshoot with me another time!
Q. WHERE’S THAT ONE PHOTO OF THAT ONE THING?
A. I do everything in my power to get the best shots for you (sometimes I lay on the ground and do weird photographer poses) but I can’t be held responsible for missed photos due to venue, artistic or time restrictions etc.
Q. CAN YOU TURN THIS PHOTO BLACK AND WHITE OR ADD MORE PHOTOS OF AUNTIE KAREN?
A. I do my best to get photos that represent my style and also represent you. And so I trust that you’ve hired me because you love the work that I produce. The ‘Creative Control’ clause allows me to do-my-thang.
Q. WHO OWNS THE PHOTOS?
A. Instead of selling the copyrights to you (which industry standard is about $1,000/image. Yikes), I include personal printing rights. This means you can print your photos wherever you want and also post as you’d like. You can't sell the images and publish to 3rd party publishers (wedding blogs, newspapers, other vendors pages, etc). Just ask though and I'll be more than happy to look into publishing your wedding for you.
Q. CAN I EDIT THE PHOTOS?
A. No please! It may seem small to add a filter on it for Instagram but it takes away from the professional finished product and the way that I’m represented. I trust that you’ve hired me because you enjoy the way I work.
Q. WHEN IF GRANDPA JOE IS LATE FOR THE FAMILY PHOTOS?
A. I do my best to get everyone present and looking at the camera for any posed portraits, but guest cooperation is also key. If someone is late for their portraits or maybe refuses to be photographed, I cannot be held responsible for missed pictures of them.
Q. SHOULD WE FEED YOU AT THE WEDDING?
A. My brain gives out when I'm hangry. Yes please! This can be done in a simple way— include me in your guest count. But, if you’d rather not, which is totally ok, caterers often provide a vendor meal option. Make sure your caterer feeds us as soon as you are fed. If we eat after guests, we’ll most likely miss your toasts and first dances (plus, no one wants photos of themselves eating anyways, right?)
Q. WHEN IF YOU CANCEL WORKING WITH US?
A. In my 100+ weddings, I’ve never canceled on a client before. But life can happen and I'll do everything in my power to find you a new photographer. There are only three reasons why I ever would cancel;
1. Major emergency: Death/health.
2. Lost communication. Things happen and I get that! Just make sure you don't ghost me during planning and that you’re keeping me in the loop.
3. If wedding plans change drastically from what you've originally told me. Things shift and that’s ok! But let's say venue X was promised and now it's changed to venue Y (which is totally different and is 3+ hours away) than I have the right to help you find a photographer that better suits the new plans.
Q. WHEN IF GODZILLA COMES AND BLOCKS YOU FROM GETTING TO OUR WEDDING?
A. I’ve never missed a wedding. I’ve even shot a wedding with food poisoning before! But Godzilla (or acts of god) could be out there and a plan needs to be available. In the event of a serious emergency, I will find you a replacement photographer ASAP. I have a lovely community of wedding photographers that I trust with all of my heart, but on the crazy off-chance that I can’t find someone available, you’ll get a refund. The same goes if something were to happen to your wedding images. Again, this has never happened as I take the utmost care.
Q. COULD YOU NOT POST OUR PHOTOS ON YOUR WEBSITE?
A. I get the majority of my future clients by showing off my lovely current clients on my website and social media, thus I have a ‘model release’ clause. Sometimes magazines even deem the photos worthy of publication. You're agreeing that I can show off your purdy face.
Q. WHAT’S THIS CRAZY HARASSMENT CLAUSE?
A. I promise I’m not saying your guests are awful people! I’m just saying I’m in an industry where people like to party and love is in the air. I will professionally deal with a rowdy guest with the plan in place.
1st offense: I ask them to stop and will notify you of the guest (In my 100+ weddings, any issues have always been solved here)/
2nd offense: they will be asked to leave immediately.
3rd offense: we will stop coverage immediately —this has never happened, but it is here to protect our safety.
Q. IS THIS MY CONTRACT?
A. This is just an easier read that better explains the “hear ye hear ye” talk. Please refer to your original agreement and reach out if you have any other questions.
I’m Emily. A cheerful and creative fine-art photographer. My superpower is my love for people and the outrageous amount of cookies I can eat in a day.
I want people to say, “she really made us happy. She showed us that she cared. she helped us see something special that I might of missed without her.”