FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WE LOVE YOU! HOW DO WE HIRE YOU?

Choose your photography package. Pay a $750.00 retainer. Sign your contract. Voila, I’m yours!

 

CAN WE MEET WITH YOU BEFORE BOOKING? 

Absolutely! It’s important that you feel comfortable and connected with your photographer. I enjoy meeting couples in person. It allows us to get to know each other, talk about wedding details, show you my beautiful wedding albums, and share coffee or treats.

 

DO WE NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

I find it extremely helpful to have an engagement session. It helps you get comfortable in front of the camera with me. It helps me get used to photographing you in the most flattering, natural way for you. On your wedding day, when photo time is tight, it’s like we are all old friends, which makes for easy, comfortable photo making. 

 

DO I NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

Times a second photographer will be useful: 

  • You want coverage of the groom getting ready (I’ll be with the bride). 
  • Cocktail hour coverage (I will be photographing group & couple portraits). 
  • Additional angles and moments during your ceremony (especially helpful for getting a shot of the groom or partner's reaction to the bride walking down the aisle.)

 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?

Engagements and bridals: Approximately 100-150 photos

Wedding: Approximately 100-150 photos, per hour of photography coverage

 

DO YOU EDIT ALL OF MY PHOTOS? 

I will edit your photos to the best selection, then adjust each photo for proper exposure, color, and contrast. Your photos will be ready to print. Additional enhancements/retouching, will be done to wedding album photos, and upon request, for professional print orders, via your online proofing gallery.  

 

WHEN CAN I SEE MY PHOTOS?

Weddings: 5-8 weeks, depending on the time of year

Engagement and bridal sessions: 1-2 weeks after your session

CAN YOU RECOMMEND OTHER WEDDING VENDORS TO ME? 

I have a complete list of talented, friendly vendors, that I have firsthand experience working with. I can recommend outstanding vendors from every category, such as cake, music, officiants, decor, floral designers, hair & makeup, video, and more. After booking, just let me know what you're looking for, and I'll be happy to send the info your way. 

More questions? Please feel free to contact me at melissa@melissakelseyphotography.com. I'm happy to help!