Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for us to receive our images?
Typically it takes eight weeks, but of course I try to be earlier than that! Don't worry though, you'll receive a sneak peek from me about a week after your wedding since I know you'll be excited!
Do you travel for weddings or engagement sessions?
Yes! I love to travel regularly, so it's very easy to get away for destination weddings or engagement sessions out of state. I try to make it convenient for clients and build travel fees into my destination packages, and I try my best to be as fair as possible with travel cost estimates. I want to be there for you, so I'll do our best to make it happen!
Can we print our images ourselves or do we need to purchase prints through Eden Willow Photography?
You are more than welcome to download your photos from the gallery to print at your local printer, but you can also order prints directly from the gallery and receive professional prints in just a few days.
Do you recommend engagement sessions? We've never taken professional photos before and we're not that comfortable in front of a camera.
I LOVE engagement photos. For many couples, this is their first time in front of a camera together and there is definitely a tendency to feel uncomfortable at first. However, I guide you as I'm photographing you to help you feel comfortable and to also capture how you both naturally interact with one another. It's a great opportunity for us to connect more, get to know you better, and form a relationship before your wedding day. I also feel that taking engagement photos helps couples feel even more confident on their wedding day.
Will you make corny jokes to put us at ease?
Well, it's so funny you ask. Normally I charge for my jokes, but they are always on the house for my clients. All you have to do is pick the flavor of corny joke. They come in Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica flavors.
What's in your gear bag? Do you carry backup equipment?
Gear. Lots of gear is in my gear bag. I shoot with 2 Canon professional full frame cameras, L series professional lenses, a 35mm film camera, and a Contax 645 medium format camera. I carry a lot of spare memory cards, batteries, speedlights, tons of film, and any other accessory I need to do my job well.
How long should we allot for portraits on our wedding day?
Portraits are the heirlooms you will hang on your wall and share with all your friends and family. Because they are so important, I always recommend that at least 45 minutes of your wedding day be set aside for portraits of just the two of you. I also recommend setting aside a portion or all of this time when the light is best, which is an hour or two before sunset.
Why should we hire you?
Photographing your wedding is more than just showing up for a job. I make it my goal to connect on a deeper level with every single person I get to photograph. I want to celebrate with you all day long, laugh with you, and be there to help bustle your dress, pin your boutonniere, or wipe your tears. I don't expect to be BFF's, but at least I can hope to be like a distant, but fairly close cousin! I also celebrate ALL forms of love. No matter your height, size, color, religion, or who you love, I will cheer for you as you walk down the aisle and give you giant hugs before you head off to your honeymoon. If you want a photographer like that, let's chat!