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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

Our style is journalistic, raw, and genuine. We're here to help tell your story. Of course we’ll be there to take the more “posey” shots of your family and the important moments like your first kiss but we're all about the quiet, more intimate moments that you celebrate with your family and friends.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?

A contract must be signed along with a $1000 non-refundable retainer. The contract includes what is expected of both parties and what is included in your collection.

DO YOU HAVE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE LLP TEAM?

Yes! We have a Lead Associate, Mariah, who photographs about 10 weddings/year for Lauren Louise Photography! If Lauren is already booked or you're working with a smaller budget, we can schedule a call to see if Mariah would make a better fit for you! 

DO WE GET ALL OF THE PHOTOS? 

Yes! Well, almost. You get all of the images that make you look good. Believe me, we don't gain anything by keeping beautiful images from you. If an image wasn't included in the final gallery, there was a reason. Your contract will state the approximate amount of images you will receive. 

DO YOU EDIT YOUR IMAGES? 

Yes! Every last image you receive from us will be carefully and creatively edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. Please be wary of “shoot and burn” photographers (photographers that show up and hand you the images without any post-production!) We spend more time editing your images than we spend physically at your wedding. Post production is what makes our style unique. You will receive your edited, high resolution jpg files via a beautiful online gallery.

CAN I EDIT THE IMAGES MYSELF?

When you're paying for our services, you're paying for the final edited images, much like the cake you're having made for your wedding. Asking for pictures that weren't edited or in the final delivery would be like asking for the egg shells from your cake. It's the finished product that makes it our work. Hours and hours go into perfecting each image to jive with the style of our brand and the reason you hired us. Applying Instagram filters or desaturating everything but the colors of your shoes takes away from the finished product. When someone sees the altered image, they aren't seeing work that represents our vision. It is important that the images we create for you remain authentic.

DO YOU OFFER A SECOND SHOOTER WITH THE WEDDING COLLECTION?

A second photographer can be added to any wedding collection. We are more than comfortable photographing any size wedding solo however we do recommend a second photographer for simultaneous coverage of both the bride and groom preparing for the day before the ceremony and both the cocktail hour and portraits of the couple and their families.

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

Camera Bodies: Canon 5D Mark iii + Canon 5D mark iv
Fun Cameras: Instax 210 and Polaroid                                                                                                                                                                         Film: Canon AE-1 50mm f/1.8                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lenses: Canon 50 mm f/1.2 | Canon 35mm f/1.2 | Tamron 28-85mm f/2.8                                                                                                                  Flash: Canon Speedlites 430EX + 600EX                                                                                                                                                                                      Post Production: Apple 27" iMac with retna 5k display | Apple 15” Macbook Pro for travel | Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop + Lightroom)

HOW DO YOU DRESS FOR WEDDINGS?

We like to blend in as much as possible so we usually dress nicely, as if we were a guest, but comfortable enough so that we can photograph you and your guests without worrying about accidentally flashing anyone! As you’ve probably noticed from our website, we're not your average photographers so we stay away from the traditional black on black in order to preserve our brand.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

It depends on the season, but it usually takes anywhere from 6-8 weeks for you to receive your online gallery of edited, high resolution images. We usually post a “sneak peek” on our Facebook Business page or Instagram within 24 hours so make sure you're following us so we can tag you! You can friend me on Facebook here.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS?

Yes. We spend a majority of the year photographing weddings all over the country. Please check out our travel schedule for upcoming trips! 

DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE PHOTOS?

Yes, but this doesn't mean that you can’t print your digital copies or post them to social media! It only means that you cannot sell the photos for profit or use them for personal branding without permission. We are not, however, responsible for lost photographs after we deliver them, so please be sure to back-up your wedding images in at least TWO safe places. We also love photo credit on social media, too! Referrals are our livelihood! 

DO YOU SHOOT SAME SEX WEDDINGS?

Abso-freaking-lutely. Myself and my team believe in the celebration of love for all. Simple as that.

ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Who isn't? Come see! Facebook •• Instagram •• Twitter