Q: What are your package Prices?
A: My full day wedding coverage starts at $2800 with the option to add on extras. Please e-mail me at Nikki@NikkiMayDayPhotography.com or use my contact form for more information and to find out if I am available for your date!
Q: Do you offer engagement sessions?
A: Yes! I LOVE when clients add an engagement session to their package as it allows me to get to know you better so we are more comfortable with each other on your wedding day.
Q: Can we schedule our engagement session on a weekend?
A: Because most weddings occur on weekends, I typically prefer to schedule engagement sessions during the week. If you can only do your engagement session on a weekend, Sundays are preferable. If a wedding is scheduled for that day later on, we will have to reschedule your engagement session.
Q: How far in advance of my wedding should I schedule my engagement session?
A: This is up to you, but I always say the sooner the better. Typically Save the Dates are sent out 4-6 months before your wedding day. If you are planning on ordering a guest book for your wedding from your engagement session I advise you do your session no later than 2 months before your wedding so I have time to process, you have time to select the images and the book has time to be printed and shipped.
Q: How do I reserve you for my wedding?
A: All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit. The most preferable way to contact me to find out if I’m available on your wedding date is by e-mailing me at Nikki@NikkiMayDayPhotography.com or using my contact page on my website.
Q: Do you offer smaller packages?
A: Yes! I understand that not everybody needs all the bells and whistles which is why I offer an hourly package as well. I have a 2 hr minimum on week days and 3hr minimum on weekends.
Q: How do I reserve you for my date?
A: All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.
Q: Is there an additional fee if we pay via credit card?
A: Yes. All of my prices reflect a cash or check discount. The adjustment fee for all credit card transactions is 3% of the charged amount.
Q: If we cancel the wedding, will we receive our deposit back?
A: Unfortunately no. Deposits are used to reserve your date. Once I’ve reserved your date, I often turn away other clients.
Q: If we change our wedding to a different date, will we be able to use our deposit towards a future date?
A: Generally no, but this is taken on a case by case basis. The reason for canceling and my availability is taken into account. Also, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.
Q: Will you be my photographer?
A: Yes. I will always be the main photographer at your wedding. Although for full day weddings I will have a 2nd photographer with me, I am also a bit of a control freak and will work with you to make sure that we are able to schedule into your timeline enough time for me personally to capture all of the important moments of your day.
Q: What type of equipment do you use?
A: I use 2 Canon 5D Mark iii camera bodies as well as multiple professional Canon L series lenses and speed lights. I have back ups for all of my equipment. If you would like a more in depth list of my equipment please don’t hesitate to ask!
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: Absolutely! And plenty of it! haha. Typically most venues in the area require liability insurance, so make sure whatever photographer you choose is licensed and insured.
Q: What if it rains?!?!
A: Luckily in Florida when it rains it typically doesn’t last allllll day and we are usually able to re-arrange your timeline to squeeze in your portraits at another point. A lot of venues in Florida also have beautiful covered terraces etc. so we can still get beautiful images and not get wet. I also don’t mind getting wet, so if you are a fun loving free spirit and don’t mind playing in the rain to make some unique portraits I’m am totally down! If in the rare case it rains all day and your venue doesn’t have a good indoor option and you aren’t particularly excited about getting your expensive dress, hair and makeup wet however I DO offer a 1 hr “rain check” session to my couples so they don’t have to worry about not getting the beautiful portraits you hired me for.
Q: Do you offer any discounts on weekday weddings, Sunday weddings, or weddings during the off-season?
A: I do not offer discounts on Sunday, weekday and off-season weddings. Unfortunatley all of the costs associated with photographing your wedding remain the same no matter what day or time of year it is.
Q: I have downtime between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime?
A: For a variety of reasons, I do have to charge for the time in between events. Generally I am never truly “resting” during your day and will use that time to back up your images, set up my lighting at your ceremony or reception, traveling from one location to another, taking detail or venue photographs, taking extra family or bridal portraits etc.
Q: What if we exceed our contracted time for wedding day coverage?
A: I will always check in with you 10 minutes before I leave on your wedding day to see if there is any “OMG I forgot to get a picture with Aunt Betty!” moments. If the party is still hopping and you would like me to stay, the standard rates will apply for overtime and will be invoiced to you prior to you receiving your wedding photos.
Q: Do you provide the digital negatives after the shoot?
A: Yes. You will receive all of the best edited high resolution .jpeg images ready to print and download from your online gallery.
Q: How many images will I get from my wedding?
A: For a wedding I typically deliver 100 images per hour of coverage. Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured.
Q: Can I have the RAW files from my wedding?
A: Typically no, as I prefer to only deliver a finished product to my clients. Most clients don’t have the software to process RAW images and it is not a file format that is able to be download via your online wedding gallery or printed. In rare cases I will consider delivering RAW unedited files to clients upon request for an additional charge in addition to the edited delivered jpegs.
Q: Do I get the copyright to my wedding images?
A: I will retain the copyright to your images, BUT you do get full printing and personal permissions to your photos. This means that you can print your photos whenever / wherever you’d like, share them on social media and send them to family and friends, but you can not sell your images for profit or publish your images without my written consent.
Q: How will I get my photos after the wedding?
A: With technology constantly changing (can you believe that most laptops don’t take CD’s anymore??) I now deliver all of your edited high resolution images via an online gallery download. This way you can download and make copies of your images on any media you prefer. I always suggest making back ups of your images and asking friends and family to do the same. I will provide you a USB of your images if you prefer, at an additional $100 fee. If you would prefer your gallery be private I can also password protect the gallery so you can pick and choose who can and cannot see your wedding photos.
Q: Do you offer wedding albums?
A: YES! I love to see your images come to life and see the story told through an album. Wedding albums are available as an “add on” to your wedding package. I offer a plethora of different sizes and covers and colors for you to choose from, so please get in touch if you would like an in depth list of options and prices.
Q: Can you print my images for me?
A: Absolutely! You can order prints directly from your online gallery at an additional cost (prices vary based on size), however if you would like to avoid the additional cost, you can also print yourself at whatever photo lab you prefer. I will also send you a list of great printers available online that have professional quality printing services.
Q: Do you edit all of the images delivered?
A: Yes. All of the images I deliver will be edited using my signature style of post production. This includes color correction, exposure adjustment, selective B&W processing, contrast and vibrance. I also offer free retouching on photos selected for your album if you order one.
Q: What is the difference between editing and retouching, and why is there an additional cost for retouching?
A: As mentioned above, editing includes color, exposure, contrast, vibrance etc. Retouching post production includes touch ups such as removal of blemishes, bags under eyes, fly away hairs, removing people in the background, changing the size or shape of body parts and any other custom work. I charge hourly for the custom retouching as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Some retouching work is beyond my skill level however, and in those cases I will contract out with a professional retoucher at an additional cost.
Q: Do you do teasers on social media and blog?
A: Sometimes, but I don’t guarantee it with every wedding. Honestly, it completely depends on time. Typically I am more concentrated on getting you and my other clients their images as quickly as possible, and editing for social media and blogging can be very time consuming. I would rather get you your photos a few days earlier so you can share them yourself on social media!
Q: Will you submit my wedding for publication?
A: Again, this is a sometimes but not guaranteed. If this is something you are interested in though please let me know and we can work together to get your wedding published!
Q: What if I lose my images?
A: Your wedding gallery will be active online for 1 year from when I deliver your images. After that, a $50 re-activation charge will apply to add the gallery back online after it is archived. I highly suggest you make multiple copies of your images after you download them and keep them in separate locations incase one gets lost or damaged.