WELCOME TO FAQ SECTION!
WELCOME TO FAQ SECTION!
Hi there! Welcome! If you’ve stumbled across this page, you’re likely engaged to marry your best friend! I’m hoping that you’ve already stopped by our blog to see some of my recent weddings and added me as a friend on Facebook + Instagram!
Below are a few of the questions that couples often have when booking their photographer! If you have any questions that are not covered below, feel free to email me directly! I’d absolutely love to chat more, get to know you, and make sure we’re a perfect fit!
Where are you located? Do you travel?
I am located in Bay Minette, Alabama; a small town outside of Mobile, Alabama. I love to travel. I've photographed weddings all over the Southeast, but I am willing to go anywhere your wedding takes me.
What is your photographic style?
I consider my style to be a timeless, romantic, light and airy. I love capturing those natural candid moments, but also love guided portraits to give you a good blend of photojournalistic, creative and romantic portraits.
What are your rates for Weddings?
I offer wedding collections beginning at $2100 and have most couples invest in The Maggie Collection which starts at $2900. If you would like specific information on what I offer, please click “Contact” from the options above to send me an email. I’d be happy to help you find the perfect wedding photography collection!
I love your work! How do I reserve you to photograph my wedding?
Once I receive a signed copy of your wedding contract and a 15% non-refundable retainer – the date is saved! Please note that email inquiries do not guarantee any client to a particular date. It is not unusual for me to receive four to five inquiries for most dates during wedding season, and therefore the date remains open until a contract is signed! Also, as per the State of Alabama we must charge sales tax on the collection balance which is due 30 days before your event. I'd be happy to answer any questions about this.
Should we consider adding a second photographer?
Having second photographer gives you another artistic eye to capture your special day. I can never be in two places at once, but when there is another photographer – it gives me the ability to do just that. With two photographers, I can send the second photographer off to capture the groom and groomsmen getting ready – while I stay to photograph the bride. It aids in the storytelling process by giving you a second eye to interpret your day and document those special moments that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Do we get to choose our second photographer?
My sister Meg is my second photographer. You can read more about her here. However, should she be unavailable, I have a great group of talented photographers that are ready photograph on her behalf.
How much time should we set aside on our wedding day for portraits?
I recommend anywhere from 25-35 minutes of time to take pictures of the two of you! This does not include the time needed for formal portraits of the family and bridal party.
If you love the look of the wedding portraits on my blog, be sure to give me as much time as possible to capture the two of you on your special day! I tell all of my couples that by blocking out 30 minutes with your photographer will give you both a beautiful collection of photographs and a chance to spend time together, just the two of you – apart from the hustle and bustle of your wedding day. I love helping my clients create a wedding timeline that will fit their needs. I have found that having this helps the client, bridal party & family members so that everyone will know what to expect on your big day!
Do you have a back-up camera & lenses? Do you have liability insurance?
These are two of the most important questions that you need to ask each and every photographer that you consider for your wedding day! I have not only a backup camera body but a wide assortment of different lenses ranging from wide angles to telephotos, primes to zoom lenses.
I also have full equipment and liability insurance! *Many venues require other vendors to carry their own insurance! If your venue requests a copy of my insurance documents, I ask that you please give me 30 days notice, the contact information of your Wedding Coordinator, and I will take care of submitting everything on time!
What happens if there is an emergency situation and you are unable to photograph my wedding?
In the highly unlikely event that I am unable to photograph your wedding, I will do everything in my power to secure a replacement. As a member of numerous photography organizations, along with my strong personal connections in the Gulf Coast area, I have several professional photographers at my fingertips in-case something horrible or unforeseen should happen.
Do you shoot more than one event on my wedding day?
When a couple reserves me for their wedding date, they are my only clients that day! I give my weddings the utmost priority and I do not book additional portrait sessions or other events on the same day as a couple’s wedding. For that entire day – my energy, heart and focus is theirs.
Do I have permission to print the photos? Can I use them online?
With each of my weddings + portrait sessions, I release the photographs for personal use only. This allows you to print the images at any photo lab of your choice for friends & family and use the images online. We cannot guarantee the color or clarity of any other lab besides our own, however, you are not obligated to print through us. You may not sell, edit, or advertise the images in any way. This includes submitting images to wedding blogs or publications – I love publishing my couples, but I ask that you contact me first before submitting to ensure that I have not already submitted the images for publication! I also ask that if you post your images online (such as on Facebook) – that you state clearly, “By Dragonfly Photography by Miranda” below or beside the image.
Engagement Sessions – what are they? Why should we schedule one?
Engagement sessions are my favorite. They give me a chance, as the photographer, to capture your love story in a more natural environment. It also gives us an opportunity to get to know each other better and is the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day!
Do you offer products such as canvas prints, coffee table books, and albums?
Of course! I work with the best vendors in the industry to bring my clients products that show off their beautiful photographs.