Do you carry insurance?
Yes! I'm insured with Acuity. Most venues require the photographer to be insured. I'd recommend making sure all of your vendors have insurance!
What do your wedding packages include?
All wedding photography packages include delivery of high resolution professionally edited digital files in an online gallery, with a personal use copyright release and one photographer. Other available options are wedding albums, photo prints, thank you cards, gallery wraps, acrylic and metal prints, and more!
How many photos do we get?
Each wedding is different! I generally take 75-100 photos per hour, and my second shooter usually takes 25-50 photos per hour. If you book an 8 hour photography package, you'll get between 800-1,200, based on the events of your day.
DO YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE WEDDING IN A DAY?
Absolutely NOT! I will not even book a different, smaller type of session before or after your wedding. I want to make sure I'm fully prepared for your big day, which includes eating a healthy meal the night before and morning of, having fully charged batteries, packing water and healthy snacks, and wearing clean and comfortable clothes. You've trusted me with your once-in-a-lifetime dream wedding, and I need to be on my A-game!
DO YOU BRING BACK-UP EQUIPMENT IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION?
Most definitely. Always. I have multiple cameras, lenses, flashes, SD cards, and even extra clothes, umbrellas, and a bridal kit in case you need deodorant, safety pins, a sewing kit, etc. I've got your back.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR OUR PHOTOS TO BE DELIVERED?
Your photos will be delivered to your online gallery within six to eight weeks of your wedding. I always post a teaser of 10 - 30 of my favorite images.
How do we book you?
Your wedding is considered booked once you've paid a 25% non-refundable retainer, and the contract has been signed by both of us. We can meet up coffee, beers, via Zoom, or phone call before you book so we can see if we're a good fit!
DO YOU RETAIN THE COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOS?
Yes, as your professional wedding photographer, I will retain copyright of all images I've photographer as the artist, however I will always provide an official copyright release for you allowing unlimited personal use and printing of your wedding photos. I also prefer to reserve the right to publish your photos, although I do respect your privacy and this is negotiable.
WILL WE RECEIVE RAW OR UNEDITED IMAGES?
No. Because each photographer has their own style and brand, we do not provide unedited images for any type of use or viewing. With that being said, a copyright for each individual photo can be purchased at an additional cost, but it's quite expensive!
What should we do for an engagement session?
I love engagement sessions! I can recommend locations and outfits. If you're using your engagement sessions for Save the Dates, I suggest booking your session 10 months before the wedding. Save the Dates are generally mailed 8-9 months before the wedding, with the invitations going out about 1.5 months before the wedding.
CAN I ALLOW OTHER PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS TO CAPTURE MY DAY?
No. The only time another professional outside of Dee Von Drasek Photography is allowed to capture your day is if I have been notified and given approval and have been emailed the contact information of the other artist. You've hired me to capture your day, but videographers are absolutely allowed!