F.A.Q

 

If you have any additional questions feel free to call or email me using the Contact Form.

 

Where are you based?  Do you Travel?

I am based in Michigan.  I am available for travel, 90% of my weddings have been out of state and I'm not complaining! 

We are having a Destination wedding, what are we expected to cover?

Client is expected to cover:  Transportation (Plane/Train/Rental Car, checked bag, etc), lodging and any entrance fees.

How do we book you for our Wedding or Portrait Session?

Get in touch with me by filling out the contact form.  From there I will send you detailed pricing, availability and answer any questions you may have.  A signed contract and your first payment, a non-refundable retainer is due upon the execution of your agreement.  The balance of all payments is due one month before the wedding date, subject to any additions as provided in the signed agreement.

Are you insured?

Yes.  If your venue requires a certificate of insurance please let me know at least 3 weeks prior to your wedding.

Do you have backup equipment?

Yes, all my equipment and backup equipment is professional grade Canon equipment!

Can we Meet?

Yes, of course!   This is a great way to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit. If you're out of town/state we can chat via, Skype, FaceTime. or ichat!

Do your wedding packages include a 2nd photographer, do we need one?

I shoot most weddings alone, however I have collections that include a second photographer or you can book one a la carte. I highly recommend a second photographer if you're having a larger wedding or if your wedding includes multiple locations (Cocktail hour, separate getting ready locations, etc).  

We don't have a wedding planner will you help us with our timeline?

Absolutely!  A timeline is crucial when planning your wedding.  While we need to allocate time to take the formals we hope to capture it's important that you enjoy your day with family and friends.  Leave it up to me to document the day!

What type of weddings do you like to photograph?

I love laid back couples and laid back weddings.  Couples that value photography.  Couples who are collaborative and excited about sharing their love with family, friends and loved ones.   No Bridezilla's please!

When can we see or receive our photos?

Once you book your wedding with me I will send you a wedding Timeline.  In short it depends on the season. Expect at least one photo a couple of days after the wedding and a few more (blog post) about 2 weeks after. Your password protected gallery will be ready about 3-5 weeks after your wedding or 6-8 weeks during busy season.

*Privacy/Non-Disclosure*

All clients are required to sign a model release that grants or denies Jessica Hatter Photography permission to use the photos taken during your session for marketing and advertising.  I understand in todays society we share our work on our websites and in our marketing material.  If you would prefer for your photos to stay private Jessica Hatter Photography will not use or display any photo taken in your session in any public setting without your written permission. 

How do we receive our photos?

You will receive your photos via your usb drive and/or online gallery.

How many images do we receive?

Full Coverage Weddings: 400-600 (sometimes more).

Small & Intimate Weddings: 200-300 (Depends on the size and time)

Will my images be edited?

All selected images are edited for color and exposure.  Images are retouched for large prints, canvases and albums.  Jessica Hatter Photography does not give out raw files!

Will we be able to share and print our photographs?

Yes, you can share them on your blog, facebook, instagram, etc. (No filters, please!)  You will also have a personal print release to print photos as you choose or you can order them directly from your online gallery!