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Every wedding is unique.  From the timeline you decide upon, to the ceremony and reception locations, even to where you will have hair and make up done - all of these factors play into how much coverage you will want or need on your wedding day. I am happy to help you plan a day that covers you with images for the end results you want - and not over sell you for time you don't need or want.

 

 

 

We know the books are telling you to book your photographer right after you book your venue.  And it's good advice - we book sometimes over a year in advance, so the more notice you give photographers the better the chance YOUR date is available on their calendar.  But always call or email - as a rule I do not work every weekend on weddings, so I typically have openings for short notice events too.

Most often, when booking your wedding photographer, you do not know EXACTLY what you'll need - staring times, ending times, coverage for getting ready, a special send off at the reception, etc.  So we are flexible.  Packages are presented by hours - and you can add hours on later without a problem!

Most weddings end up needing about 8 hours of photographic coverage - to go through the reception and to get some of the getting ready fun.  But in the beginning stages, that might sound like a lot.  We can chat about it, though, and if 6 hours works better, we have that package too!

Our 8 hour package - with two photographers for all 8 hours, an engagement session with digital files, finished and ready to print digital files from your wedding day and our over the top approach to insuring your memories is $2995.  

We do also offer shorter packages - with one shooter or two - so be sure to inquire if your day doesn't fit the 8 hour package mentioned above!  6 hour packages start at $1995 for one photographer, $2695 for two photographers.

We also offer custom albums, books, image boxes, more hours, less hours...we are happy to custom quote you a package for your day. 

We've put together a detailed brochure that we'd love to send to you via email so you can see what makes us different than others, and we welcome the opportunity to sit down and meet you to discuss your day, and how we can help you have the images you'll enjoy for generations.

If you would like to see our complete Wedding Brochure, click HERE and we'll get the process started to email it right away!

If you can't wait, and want to talk to us right now, call (703) 328-7675 to chat with Patty!

 

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FAQS

 

 

How many images will I receive?

Typically about 100 per hour, but it will depend on the timeline of your day and how you've arranged for our coverage - one photographer, or two.  

 

When will I recieve my images?

I typically deliver final images to my clients within 4-6 weeks of their wedding date.

Each wedding receives three copies of their final images - one set for the couple and the extra two sets for your parents.

 

Do you do the weddings, or do you hire others?

I work every wedding myself.  I hire second shooters, and bring an assistant on wedding day.  But you hire me, you get me.

 

What if I don't want or need an included engagement session?

I do offer a $250 credit off any package if you do not want or need the included engagement session.  But I encourage them if you haven't already had one done - they are a wonderful opportunity to get to know your photographer, and for me to get to know you.  It always helps wedding day if we've spent some casual time together before the BIG day.

 

What equipment do you use?

I'm a Nikon girl for over 20 years.  I work with the professional series of Nikon cameras - and I have a complete bag (or more!) of lenses, flashes, and more.  I'm happy to show you my equipment and hope you'll arrange a time to come by the studio showroom to see it all.  Between the cameras and backups of all lens ranges, I am fully confidant that even if I drop a camera on your wedding day (!!) your final images will not be affected.

I am also licensed and insured as a full time professional photographer in Loudoun County, Virginia.  

 

Have you worked at my venue before?

GOOD QUESTION!  If I haven't (and in many cases I might not have), it's only because there are so many amazing venues in this area!  But rest assured - I will always take a private visit to your venue before your event to "see" it through my eyes, take some snapshots, etc.  And I will also meet you there at your last minute coordinating meeting so I can hear about your final timelines, draw some diagrams of how you will set up the rooms, etc.  My goal is to always be prepared...so no worries on this one!

 

What haven't I asked?

ANOTHER GOOD QUESTION! Most couples don't ask about the image storage.  I will tell you, it's one of the things I worry most about!

Some photographers only use cameras with one memory card slot.  We ONLY work with cameras with two card slots - and we shoot to both cards at the same time, the same image.  So every image is first backed up IN CAMERA.

We take it one step further - we change cards 3-5 times during your wedding day - for every camera.  We never fill a memory card to capacity - in fact, I don't even buy LARGE capacity memory cards for weddings.  

When I download cards to my computer, I only download from one of the cards we used and the backup card is stored away until your final images are delivered.  So yes, I have enough memory cards to work your wedding, and any weddings between yours and your final image delivery.  (please ask to see them, the stack is quite impressive!)

Why?  Memory card failure is a real thing.  And most often, there is no warning while taking the images that there is anything wrong with your card.  That wonderful and unpleasant surprise typically happens when you try to download your images.  And what if my hard drive fails after I've downloaded your images?  AND my back up drive fails?  No fear...if total catastrophe happens, I have a complete set of original memory cards I can fall back on... just in case.  I'm not saying it's completely 100% fool proof, but it's pretty darn close...

That's my commitment to every couple.  And the question some other photographers hope you won't ask.

 

Still have more questions?  No problem!  Email me at any time and I'll answer them right away!

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