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Wedding Photography: Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located, and what areas do you service?

Do you charge for travel?

How do I reserve my date?

What is your retainer/deposit fee?

When do we pay the final balance?

How many photographers will be at our wedding?

What happens if a photographer gets sick?

Do the wedding photographers require a meal?

How long should I plan for the “Formal” pre/post wedding pictures?

How many hours of photography are included in your packages?

What type of equipment do you use?

Do you shoot in Black and White, Color or both?

Will our pictures have a Matte or Glossy finish?

Do we get the negatives and have rights to reprint pictures?

Do I need to make a list of pictures I would like?

What prints are included in the packages?

Do all of your packages include an album?

How many proofs will I get?

When will I get my prints and proofs?

Who pays for shipping our Prints, Albums and DVD’s?

Can we get more copies of the DVD pictures for friends and family?



Answers:


Where are you located, and what areas do you service? Maija Photography is located in Blaine, Minnesota and T. Sheppard Photography is located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We serve the Twin City Metro Area and Northern Minnesota. If you are outside of these areas, please don’t hesitate to call and check our availability for your special event.


Do you charge for travel? Yes, our travel rates vary depending on your sites distance from our nearest studio.

Distance from studioAdditional Travel Charge
> 25 miles$1.00 per mile (One way)


How do I reserve my date? To reserve your date, Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography require a signed contract with a deposit. Please contact us to check our availability or request a contract.


What is your retainer/deposit fee? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography require a deposit equaling 60% of your desired package. A deposit is required to reserve your date.


When do we pay the final balance? The final balance is due 120 days before the wedding. Any additional features added at the wedding or during processing will be due upon receipt.


How many photographers will be at our wedding? Two.


What happens if a photographer gets sick? All of our wedding packages include two photographers. In the unfortunate event one of the photographers is sick or injured the other will stand alone as your photographer. Be assured that the quality of your photographs will not be diminished.


Do the wedding photographers require a meal? Meals are not required, but are greatly appreciated. If you have included a meal for your photographers, please let them know.


How long should I plan for the “Formal” pre/post wedding pictures? It is recommended to allow about 1-2 hours for the photographers to capture the formal pictures you desire. We will discuss this in detail with you in one of the pre wedding planning meetings.


How many hours of photography are included in your packages? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography have packages with varying levels of coverage. Please refer to our detailed package descriptions for more details. Additional time may be added to any package at the rate of $200.00 per hour.


What type of equipment do you use? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography use high quality digital SLR cameras. Each photographer will use multiple cameras during your wedding ensuring any technical difficulty will not cause any missed opportunities.


Do you shoot in Black and White, Color or both? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography take all their pictures in color. Any of your pictures can be converted to Black and White upon request.


Will our pictures have a Matte or Glossy finish? That will be your choice. Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography will print your pictures in Matte or Glossy depending on your preference. We will work with you while you’re reviewing the proofs to determine the finish on your pictures.


Do we get the negatives and have rights to reprint pictures? Yes. Because everything is digital, there are no true negatives, but you will receive a copy of the pictures we take conveniently organized on a DVD. Along with the DVD, you are granted the right to have any picture reprinted anywhere at any time. Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography will keep high resolution copies of all the pictures they take and retain the right to use them for promotion or advertising. We also hold the copyright in that no one else can claim the pictures as their own.


Do I need to make a list of pictures I would like? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography will provide you a standard list of pictures most commonly requested by the wedding couple. If you have additional special pictures that you would like, please make a list and share it with us during one of your pre wedding planning sessions.


What prints are included in the packages? The number of prints varies for each package. All of our packages are measured in 8x10 equivalent prints, meaning any size combination that would be equivalent to an 8x10: 2-5x7’s, 2 – 4x6’s, 8 wallets, etc.

PackagePrints included
Gold10 – 8x10 equivalents
Platinum15 – 8x10 equivalents
DiamondDeluxe Album – approx 90 pictures

All of our prints and albums are printed on archival quality paper with same quality inks. These papers and inks have been lab tested to last at least 100 years.


Do all of your packages include an album? The Diamond package includes an album. The album can be added to any other package, please refer to our detailed package descriptions for more details.


How many proofs will I get? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography will not limit the number of pictures they take during your wedding. Depending on your package, we will typically shoot several hundred pictures. You will be provided these pictures to review in digital format (DVD). We charge an additional $1.00 per proof to have them printed for your review.


When will I get my prints and proofs? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography will send your proof DVD within 30 days of your wedding. Depending on the season your turn around time could be much quicker.


Who pays for shipping our Prints, Albums and DVD’s? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography will cover the cost of all shipping of the DVD’s, prints and albums.


Can we get more copies of the pictures on DVD for friends and family? Maija Photography and T. Sheppard Photography include 2 copies of the DVD’s with each package. You can add extra copies for an additional $25.00 per DVD. Also, since you have rights to the DVD you can make additional copies yourself at anytime.