- "Okay, so how do I book you?"
To officially book us for your wedding date, we'll need you to fill out the submission form under the Book Now feature on our website. From there, we will send you an email within 24 hours going over our booking process and a complete list of our wedding packages! To officially be booked, you'll have to sign a contract with us & pay your first payment of 40% down to reserve your date!
- "How long have you been shooting?"
Yes!! We have been shooting weddings since 2009 and have proudly been full time wedding photographers for 4 years now!
- "Do you have insurance for your business?"
- "Do we get two photographers for our wedding?"
Emma is the lead photographer for The Marions and confidently shoots the majority of our weddings solo while Dilan works on the back end of our business. All wedding packages come with one photographer. All Destination Weddings & Saint Louis Weddings come with 2 photographers! If you would like a second photographer, you're more than welcome to add it to your wedding package for an additional cost.
- "Do I get an engagement session with my wedding package?"
We LOVE engagement sessions and love how they let us get to know each other before your wedding day. So, as a thank you for choosing us, we offer a complimentary engagement session with each package. Engagement session lengths vary with each package you choose. Engagement sessions that are over 3 hours away will have a travel fee.
- "Do we get to have the printing rights?"
Yes! We currently offer flat rates for our work that include a print rights release! We believe that the moments we capture are YOUR memories. They belong to you. Our prices include that printing right at a very affordable cost. Printing Rights & Copy Rights are two very different things. The Copy Right is the ownership of the image, and that always stays with the photographer.
- "Can you Photoshop me to look a certain way?"
No, all of our work is based off natural beauty and authenticity. When you look back at your photos, we want you to remember where you were in your life and be proud of the person God created you to be. We DO NOT use excessive editing that distorts how you look in real life. Of course we'll clear up skin, cuts, and things of that nature, but our editing style is natural, authentic & real.
- "Can I re-edit the images you give me?"
No! We are fine art photographers, meaning that our work is our art! When you choose us as photographers, you are choosing us based on our work! If you don't like our styles, we will be happy to guide you to other local photographers who might be a better fit for you based on your personal taste.
- "How do we get our images?"
We are in love with the high quality of digital downloads! You will have your own personal gallery that will allow you to download all of your high quality photos straight to your computer, along with being able to print from a professional photography printing company.
- "Can you make our pictures look like another photographers work?"
No! Although we may draw inspiration from pose & ideas, our work is unique to us! We are artists! When you choose us to capture your moments, your choosing our work, our style, our personalities that go into these images. If you are wanting your images to look like another photographers work, we may not be the best fit for you!
- " How long will it take you to get our images to us? "
Our Turn Around time for Engagement Sessions is 2-4 weeks & Weddings take 8-10 weeks! We try our best to get your images to you in a timely manner because we know how important they are, not to mention we are excited to work on them and present them to you!
- "Do you Travel & What are your travel fees?"
YES! We travel for about half of our weddings! Because we love traveling across country to capture love stories, we include 2 professional photographers for all destination weddings. Travel fees are included in our Destination Packages to make it easy for our clients ( 2 round trip flights, 2 nights of lodging, gas, food, & rental)
Weddings that are more than 3 hours away will have a travel fee of .50 per mile & lodging fee of $150.
- "How far in advance should I book my wedding?"
The sooner the better! Wedding Photographers are usually one of the first vendors chosen for a wedding day. We currently book up to 1.5 year in advance and highly recommend getting in touch as soon as you know your date! Booking early guarantees your date with us! Putting together your wedding on short notice? Sometimes we have random openings throughout the year, so feel free to go ahead and fill out that submission form! Fingers crossed we are open!