FAQ

Where are you located?

Grand Haven, Michigan. However, I do travel worldwide for weddings

Do you do Headshots, Senior Portraits, Family Portraits, or Product Photography?

I am no longer offering family portraits, however I am still offering headshots, senior portraits and product photography. Contact me for more information! 

Do you deliver every image you shoot?

I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions, and other images that do not fit my standards. For example, because I shoot with low apertures, sometimes I take a few extra shots to make sure I have the perfect focus. I don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so I spend hours doing that on my end.

Can I see a full wedding/session from start to finish?

Of course!  All you have to do is ask!

Do you touch up all of your images?

Yes. Every image delivered is post produced with my unique style. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, black and white processing, and other corrections.

I have a ton of questions about wedding photography and wedding planning, do you have anything on that? 

Yes I do, As a bride myself I've been writing my experience as well as extra tips for brides on my blog! Check them all out in the wedding help category! If you have any questions I haven't answered, please email me them! 

What should we wear for our session? 

Here's a few ideas I've come up with, always wear something without any words or advertising. I LOVE pops of color with accessories!

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How many hours do you suggest we set aside for wedding day photos?

 The amount of time I suggest you set aside for photos depends on the time of day. I suggest about three hours total, with about an half hour to an hour before hand for getting ready pictures, a half hour for family formals and an hour-two hours (depending on travel time) for bridal party and couple portraits.

Do we need to use to complimentary engagement session?

Wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session for two reasons: For me to work with you before your wedding, see what style/poses work or don't work. Also for your wedding day, we are on a tight schedule and having those poses already in your heads it makes couples portraits much quicker and you know you'll be satisfied with them. Not doing the engagement session doesn't save you money, since it is complimentary but I always suggest you use it, even if you've already had pictures taken by someone else. 

When should we do our engagement session?

As soon as possible! The latest I schedule is eight weeks before the wedding.

When can we expect to see our photos?

Sessions are delivered within two to four weeks, and weddings within six to eight weeks. If you need your images sooner, there is a rush-processing fee.

How many images do we receive from our wedding?

I don't give and exact number for either sessions or weddings, as it depends on many factors, including whether or not there is an associate photographer with me. 

Do you do vow renewals, elopements and anniversaries?

Yes I do! Contact me for a price quote that fits your needs!

Can my wedding hours be split up?

While there may be times of the day that are slower, I'm there in your service regardless. Putting an hour or two between sets isn't time that I'm able to use for anything personal outside of being "in wait" for shooting the rest of your wedding, and as such the hours are continuous.

What rights do I have to the digital prints?

You have the right to reprint images, however you may not sell your images for a profit or publish your images without the written consent of Sydney Marie Photography.

Do you have Liability Insurance?

Yes. Many venues require photographers to have Liability Insurance. So before hiring Uncle Joe, make sure he’s covered.

How do I set up an appointment to meet you in person?

Contact me at sydney@sydneymariephotography.com

Do you offer payment plans?

Of course!  I work with you to come up with the best payment plan that works for you. 

Are there travel fees associated with my session/wedding?

For all sessions, thirty minutes of travel each way is included with your session fee. For distances beyond this I charge $0.50 per mile each way. Weddings in Michigan have no travel fee. 

I love you're work and want to book now! How do I reserve you for my wedding date?

All wedding dates are reserved once I receive your signed contract and pay the reservation fee.

What does your packaging look like?

I've linked the blog post to see my 2016 packaging.

What if I lose my USB?

There is a $100 replacement fee for all USBs.

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