Things to know.
To reserve your date, we require a $400 non-refundable retainer fee. This is worked into your wedding package price.
Payments toward your balance can be made whenever needed.
The remaining balance is due one month before the wedding date.
Dates book fast. Contact us ASAP.
If your wedding location is 2 hours or more away from Grand Rapids, I ask for a safe clean hotel room for the night of.
Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like (ie Pinterest)?
I have spent years developing natural posing techniques for your wedding day, we want to create the photos that end up on Pinterest boards, not copy them. If you are happy with the poses and styles you see here on my website, we are a good fit.
If you are looking for a photographer to go off of a Pinterest board, I may not be the photographer for you. I have a HUGE list of shots that are must haves for your wedding day. We are for the laid back bride who wants to trust us, and leave it to the professionals.
This being said, I do take wishlists, but due to the nature of the beast, cannot guarantee all shots in a wishlist.
Who will be shooting my wedding? Am I able to view your second shooter's portfolio?
I (Kelsie) will be the main photographer of your wedding. Depending on the package you choose, I can provide you with a portfolio of my second shooter's images! I work with a few different wonderful photographers.
Do you have backup equipment?
I would be crazy if I didn't! My extra camera comes with me to every wedding just in case. I also have backup flash, lenses and memory cards.
Is it okay if other people take photos while you're taking photos?
I know that some of the best shots are taken by friends and family! Although I will always prefer "Unplugged Weddings," I only ask that while I am photographing the bride and groom's portraits, others refrain. This gives the bride and groom a chance to relax and be alone with me for more intimate shots. For family posed portraits, please allow me to take my shots first, and then others may follow.
Do you provide retouching or other services?
I will do basic retouching if needed, but do not do major Photoshop work due to the volume of wedding photos.
How do I reserve my date?
Contact me with my email, or via the form on my contact page! We can then set up an in person meeting or a phone call to talk more about your day, Your wedding date will be reserved once a contract is signed, and the retainer has been received.
When will I receive a written contract?
As soon as you choose me as your photographer, I will send you a contract.
Can you help me decide what package I need?
Yes! We will be able to sit down and work out a rough timeline when we first talk. Closer to the wedding day, we will make more concrete plans.