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Wedding coverage ranges from $2,000 - $3,600 depending upon hours and options.
How long have you been in business? I have been in business since 2008. I began my career as a portrait photographer. In 2011, I began photographing weddings full time. Elle Puckett Photographer is a legit business through a DBA and proud member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America).
What is your specialty and what areas do you service? I favor natural light photography, but I have a totally awesome and fun lighting set up for low-lit receptions. I specialize in wedding photography and engagement photography for the Middle Georgia area including Macon, Warner Robins, Perry, Byron and all the little towns over, under, and in-between! I will also travel to Atlanta, Savannah, St. Simons, Destin, and pretty much anywhere there is a beach! I love small intimate weddings and large extravagant weddings! My goal is to provide the same quality and service to all clients regardless of your budget.
We love your services and your portfolio so can you tell us what sets you apart? I am a photographer simply because I enjoy being a photographer. I have a degree in physical therapy, but thanks to the love and support of my husband, Chris, I am able to pursue my passion. I had never considered myself an artist until I picked up a camera and realized that I had the ability to find beauty all around me through the lens. God has blessed me with this passion and I constantly strive to develop it. I love it and I have fun doing it!
A bride invests so much time, money, and heart into her wedding! As her photographer, I want her to know that I recognize those investments. She should know that I do from the way I interact with her, respond to her, value her, and work hard to provide her with beautiful, luminous images of her wedding.
I photograph to tell a story of love, beauty, and emotion. I pay attention to every detail. I want nothing more than for the bride to remember her day as perfect, as exactly what she has dreamt of all her life.
This sounds wonderful, but expensive. How can we afford this? I think the question is more so, how can you NOT afford this! But if affordability is a concern, I am happy to arrange payment plans.
Do you have back up equipment? Yes, lots!
Will you work with the vendors we already have chosen for our wedding day? Yes.
Will you bring an assistant? Yes.
Is this your full time job? Yes
Do you accept credit cards? Yes, with a fee of 3%
I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do we book? To book your date I need: a signed contract, a non-refundable retainer fee (which will be applied toward your balance), and hopefully about 45 minutes of your time to meet face to face. If you live out of town, we can chat over the phone and you can mail your documents to me.
What do you mean by "retainer"? Is that the same thing as a deposit? Actually, it's not. The first payment is due with the contract, as the retainer. The contract and non-refundable retainer must both be present to officially block a date. When you pay your retainer fee, you are essentially buying my time on the designated date, and I can not accept money from anyone else for that date.
Can you just pencil me in? Quite often, I get one or both of the following questions from prospective clients: “Can you pencil me in while we think about it?” and/or “Can you let me know if someone else requests the date?” Requests like these seem reasonable enough, but the best I can tell you is that I can try, but I can’t make any guarantees. The only way to hold a date is with a signed contract and a retainer. While these requests seem perfectly reasonable, consider this scenario:
The sister of a bride I photographed last year becomes engaged and calls me immediately (i.e. within five minutes of texting photos of her ring to everyone she knows and changing her status on Facebook). She loves me (of course!) and she doesn’t want anyone else as a photographer. She is ready to send me a contract and aretainer for May 20th of next year. I realize that that is your date, and I told you that I would call you if anyone else was interested. So, I email you and find out from your out of office reply that that you are out on a two week vacation. I try to call you but have no luck in getting through to you.
Is it reasonable to ask the bride who is ready to book now to wait? And even when I get in touch with you, it creates an awkward back and forth that could feel like a high-pressure ultimatum. Therefore, it’s always best to maintain a contract and retainer policy for holding dates. If you want to book, but have some reason that prevents you from doing so, let me know, I might very likely be able to help.
How much time should we plan for photos? I like to arrive about two-three hours before the ceremony. That gives us plenty of time to get photos of details, getting ready photos, photos of you with your bridesmaids, photos of him with his groomsmen, and any family formals that time allows. After the ceremony, you can expect to spend about 15 minutes taking photos with family. I can make recommendations to help this go as smoothly as possible. After that, you should allow thirty to forty-five minutes for images with you and your wedding party as well as images of just the two of you. My favorite part, and probably yours too, are the photos of just the bride & groom. These are the pictures we are most anticipating and can’t wait to hang on our wall! If you have a cocktail hour, it is normally the perfect amount of time for us to do photos. Ideally, I like to take these photos within an hour of sunset. Sometimes, I sneak the bride and groom out of the reception to get these sunset shots. This all depends on your timeline for the day, which we will discuss at the time of booking.
Should we see each other before the wedding? It’s a new age, so it’s no longer considered bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding. What’s more, there are actually some pretty big advantages to a first-look session prior to the wedding. First, everyone is still full of energy and excitement vs. taking most of the photos after the ceremony when people have gotten hot, tired and possibly hungry. A second advantage is that the bridal party’s hair and makeup are fresh and the groom’s party is still “OK” with being in their tuxes. A third reason is that you can go straight to your reception after the ceremony because all of your formal portraits are already done, giving you more time to socialize with your guests. Finally, my favorite reason to do a first look is that you get to spend more time together on your wedding day! Having said all of that, if you want to do a traditional wedding day, I can work with you to plan out your timeline for that sort of day as well.
Do I need to give you a shot list? A big part of making my clients happy is setting expectations in advance, and the pre-wedding consultation does just that. We will schedule your pre-wedding consultation to occur somewhere within the month prior to your wedding. At this meeting, you will need to bring the wedding information form (I will send you this form before the meeting). It collects all the details I need to know about your wedding day (e.g. a list of formals you would like taken at the wedding and a tentative schedule of the wedding day). In your wedding information form, you will also provide other basic info such as your coordinator's name and cell phone number, ceremony times and details, names of immediate family attending the wedding, formal and first look portrait locations you prefer, reception address and information, contact information, and several other details that help me ensure you get everything you want and need. This pre-wedding consultation and timeline review will protect you and me from any miscommunications, and prevent potential problems.
When will I get to see my wedding photos? Your photos will generally be ready within 4-6 weeks following the wedding. I go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day and processing each of them with individual attention.
How many images do we receive from our wedding? A lot of factors determine the exact number. The amount of details your wedding has, the number of attendants/guests, the weather, the location, and the hours of coverage all play a factor.
How will I receive my photos? Your images are delivered to you via a link to an online gallery. This gallery can be shared with friends and family. It can also be password protected if you desire. Upon request, I can also deliver your images via a USB drive. You can download your images instantly from the online gallery if you are too excited to wait for your USB Drive to arrive.
Will I receive a print release? Yes! As the photographer, I retain full copyright, but you will be granted full personal usage rights of the images in a written release.
Do you offer albums? Yes! I absolutely love wedding albums. I think they are absolutely treasures! Too many people these days get their images electronically, look at them once or twice, and then they’re seldom seen again. A beautiful wedding album is a great way to easily share your favorite memories with your friends and family over and over again. I'll show you some when we meet!
Are your packages able to be customized? Most definitely! I want you to purchase only what you need! The important thing that I ask my clients to remember is that each item or service has a set price that has been determined based upon all the hours of work that go into it. Because of this, prices are not negotiable.
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