How many weddings have your captured?
A.We stopped counting after 500 :)
How far will you travel and Is there a travel fee?
A.The majority of our weddings are captured in the greater New Orleans area, but we do photograph weddings nation wide. We do not charge extra to travel within Louisiana (along with parts of Mississippi & Florida).
How many photographers will capture my wedding?
A.2+. Daryl & Elizabeth (Husband & Wife Team) capture all weddings together.
Are you Insured?
A.Yes. All of our team members are fully insured and 1216 Studio LLC is a licensed business. Many Wedding Venues require outside venders to carry insurance. We always provide a copy to the venues prior to the big day.
How long have you been capturing weddings?
A.We've been capturing weddings since 2012. Wedding Photography is our full-time career.
How many photos do we receive and will they be edited?
A.We capture all weddings in a photojournalistic style combining both candid and naturally posed moments. For a typical 6-8 hour wedding we usually have 1,800 - 2,200 images. Our couples receive all digital full-resolution custom edited images without watermarks. All editing is professionally processed in our Studio. All images are retouched through Lightroom (photoshop if needed). Each image is color corrected, smoothed, and cropped/straightened. We look at every image before seen by the couple- we are very picky about how these are presented.
Print Release & Delivery
A.All of our wedding packages include full print release allowing the couple to share, print anywhere, and copy/download their digital album anytime. All images will be availably to download or share digitally (unlimited times) directly from the couple’s online gallery. The full wedding gallery link will include a download access pin. In addition to the Online Gallery, we also provide a custom wedding photo mobile app that can be downloaded via IOS or Android. Feel free to view some of our wedding galleries.
How long to you keep digital copies?
A.Forever x2!! One of our biggest expense is digital storage. We securely backup and keep all original and edited images after every wedding using both physical storage and our own cloud server. We’ve had couples from 8+ years ago that lost all wedding photos. We strongly believe this practice of keeping these moments forever is priceless.
How far in advance should I book?
A.We do have many early planners that book 2 years in advance and our 1-2 year out calendar usually fills up quickly. We fill about 60% of our following year by June. There are some weekend dates, for some reason, that book last minute. Don’t be afraid to inquire about a date if your wedding is this year, or next weekend. There may be a chance we are available!
How long will it take to see the photos?
A.Our turn-around time for wedding photos is typically 3-5 weeks. That timeframe includes both the wedding samples and Full Wedding Album photos (Digital Download Ready) This is sometime's quicker depending on the wedding season. Wedding Videography editing process time varies but the video highlight is typically completed within 6-8 weeks.
How much is the Booking Fee and when is the balance due?
A.The booking fee is $500 - ($800 if adding a video package). This applies towards the total balance. The balance is due 3 weeks before the wedding date. Booking and Balance Payments can be made via online or in person. Our online portal also allows the option to make partial payments anytime prior to the due date.
What if we need more time, or want to change our wedding package after we book?
A.Our Full Wedding Package includes up to 10 hours. It’s a big day. Things happen, time gets sometimes delayed. We aren’t picky if it runs a little over 10 hours; however, if you feel like you need more than 11 hours you can add additional time. We only book 1 wedding a day giving us the opportunity to focus only on your wedding. It’s important for us to be as flexible as possible if altering the day of schedule is required by the couple. If you decide to change the wedding package, we will apply any amount paid towards the new balance.
Do you have backup photographers who will shoot if you are out sick?
A.Yes. Since we are full-time wedding photographers, we plan our lives around our scheduled weddings carefully. We have never missed a wedding, but life happens. This is something we have always mentioned in the Photography Agreement - Our assistant photographers have been with us for years and our team is consistent with style and day-of event planning. We only book 1 wedding per day and focus on each wedding individually, preparing far in advance.