Weddings FAQ

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of it! Here are some tips for what to expect with Photography and your wedding day.

General Questions:

Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot?

A: No I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery.

Q: Do you provide videography services?

A: No, not currently.

Q: Do you do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?

A: While Kathryn Parrott Photography is based out of Kauai and Seattle, I serve clients all around the world. Destination wedding photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations.  Because of frequent trips to Seattle, lower rates may apply depending on the specific circumstances. Contact me for further questions!

Q: Do you provide partial day coverage?

A: Yes! I book weddings for a minimum of 2 hours and up to the full day. Please contact me for full day rates.

Q: Do you do headshots, individual portraits, family portraits, newborn shoots, commercial photography, or other types of photography?

A: Yes, I have experience in many fields of photography. Feel free to contact me with inquiries!

 

STYLE AND QUALITY QUESTIONS

Q: What is your photography style?

A: Kathryn Parrott Photography uses a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. I love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out my clients personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story. To see examples of my quality and style, please visit my Wedding portfolio page.

POST PRODUCTION QUESTIONS

Q: Do you touch up all the images in our image download?

A: Yes I do. Every image I deliver is post produced with my unique signature style of post production using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any images, or will only post produce “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones or other common photography flaws.

Q: Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw?

A: I shoot most of my images in Raw but deliver only high resolution JPEG edited images.

WEDDING DAY QUESTIONS

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

A: Take a look at my Ideal Wedding Photography Timeline to see a detailed breakdown of how much time you would need to have set aside for your wedding photos

Q: I will have downtime between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime?

A: For a variety of reasons, I have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, I’m  never truly resting during the day, whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of unforeseen wedding day delays. Also the Photographer has to eat! So usually for 15 mins or so during dinner I will sit down for dinner as well, and then resume shooting.

Q: What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?

A: I understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. I never pack up before the contracted time, and moreover I’m not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, I will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like me to stay, I will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 30-minute increment.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION QUESTIONS

Q: When can we expect to see our photos from our engagement session?

A: Post production for engagement sessions are completed 4-6 weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to four weeks after the date of the shoot, a rush process fee will be charged.

Q: When should we do our engagement session?

A: I encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible. The latest I suggest is at least ten weeks prior to the wedding date due to the time necessary to post produce each image (6 weeks) and potentially complete your product order(s) (6 weeks).

Q: How many images do you typically deliver from and engagement session? From a wedding?

I typically deliver anywhere from 40-80 images per  engagement shoot and for a wedding, I typically deliver 60-80 images per hour. Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured.

Q: When and where can we view our engagement pictures?

Your engagement session images will be completed no more than 6 weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to 6 weeks after the date of your shoot, a rush edit fee of $200.00 will be charged. You will receive

ALBUMS, PRINTS, BOOKS QUESTIONS


Please contact me with inquiries regarding prints and albums

IMAGE DOWNLOAD QUESTIONS AND LEGAL QUESTIONS


Q: What size can we print our photos up to with our full resolution image download?

A: In most cases, you can print your photos up to 20×30 without any quality loss.

Q: What rights do I have to the digital prints?

A: You have the right to reprint images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without the written consent of Kathryn Parrott Photography.

Q: Do you provide the RAW files from my engagement session and/or wedding day?

A: I provide a full resolution image download for each shot. However, I typically do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from our shoots because I believe in delivering a finished product. In fact, I’m often shooting with the end (post-produced) product in mind. However, on occasion, I may provide RAW images along with our post-produced JPG’s for an additional fee and restrictions.


Q: How many images do you deliver on the image download?

A: For an hour engagement session I typically deliver 40-80 images and for a wedding I typically deliver 60-80 images per hour of coverage. Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured.

Q: What if I lose my images?

A: There is a $50 replacement charge for additional downloads after the event has been archived. I strongly suggest you save your files to your computer and back up when you receive it.

 

MEETING POLICY QUESTIONS


Q: We live out-of-town. Is it possible for our family/friends to meet with you instead?

I’d love to meet your relatives, answer their questions and review my work with them. If possible, I’d like to at least FaceTime or Skype with you to get to know you better.

Q: We’re very busy and won’t be able to meet. Are there any other options?

A: I would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, I can handle everything remotely. Just let me know what information you need and I will do my best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of my work, I can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk and get a sense of the m personality, telephone calls, and webcam appointments can be arranged.

PAYMENT AND TAX QUESTIONS


Q: How do I reserve you for my date?

A: All dates are reserved once I receive your signed contract and deposit.

 

Q: What if we exceed our contracted time for our engagement shoot and/or wedding day coverage?

A: Standard rates apply for overtime. Overtime is billed at the rate of $425 per hour.


Q: Is there an additional fee if we pay via credit card?

A: Yes. The retail adjustment fee for all credit card transactions is 3% of the charged amount.


Q: If we cancel the wedding, will we receive our retainer fee back?

A: Unfortunately no. Retainer fees are used to reserve your date. Once I’ve reserved your date, we do not accept new clients for your date.


Q: If we change our wedding to a different date, will we be able to use our retainer fee towards a future date?

A: Generally no, but this is taken on a case by case basis. The reason for canceling and my availability is taken into account. Also, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.


Q: Are there travel fees associated with the engagement session and/or wedding day shoot(s)?

A: All travel expenses are based on the distance between your event location(s and handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally there are no travel expenses if the travel distance is less than 60 miles.

Q: When is my payment due in full?

A:Your deposit is due before the date can be held. The remaining balance is due in full the date of your session or wedding. No images will be provided until the balance is paid in full.