Frequently Asked Questions
At our studio, Anna is the main photographer and she would be the one working with you directly. If you opt for second photographer, she would be backed up by one of our associate photographers for your big day. You will meet initially, she will shoot your engagement session and wedding. You will also go over timeline and all details of your wedding at pre-wedding consultation with her. Jakub might join you for your e-session as he is Anna’s assistant and lead editor of all images delivered.
Our studio is located in downtown Schaumburg, IL just minutes from Woodfield Mall in northwest suburbs of Chicago. We are excited and cannot wait to meet you and hear all about your wedding day.
We would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let us know what information you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of our work, we can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk to us about packages, telephone calls and webcam appointments can be arranged.
No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may weaken the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing thousands of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.
Yes. Many venues require the photographer to have Liability Insurance. So before hiring Uncle Joe, make sure he’s covered.
No, we don’t offer videography at our studio, but we have worked with many industry professionals and can make recommendations for wedding video service.
All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.
Of course you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers post their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full wedding posts at our Blog to see how well we perform throughout the day.
Yes we do. Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique signature style of post-production. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections.
Each of our packages comes with a full resolution digital images. However, we typically do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from our shoots because we believe in delivering a finished product. In fact, we’re often shooting with the end (post-produced) product in mind.
We always shoot your images to two separate memory cards, later we back up your images to two separate external hard drives. In addition your images are backed up to cloud based server. The cards used during the day are never reused and kept in water tight safe container until full off-premise backup is completed.
You have full copyrights to all of digital images delivered by our studio, including the right to reprint images whenever you want and/or share and publish on social media, etc.
In most cases, you can print your photos up to 20×30 without any quality loss.
We encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible. The latest we suggest is at least eight weeks prior to the wedding date due to the time necessary to post produce each image (3 weeks) and allow you to get any prints or books for your wedding day printed.
Well, yes and no, because most weddings occur on Saturdays, we typically do not shoot engagement sessions on Saturdays. If you can only do your engagement session on a weekend, we can tentatively schedule your engagement session on a weekend, however, if a wedding is scheduled for that day later on, we will have to reschedule your engagement session. We also like to shoot on weekdays because locations are typically less crowded.
Post production for engagement sessions are completed within three weeks after the date of the shoot. Images from the wedding are usually ready four to six weeks after the wedding.
For a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we’re never truly resting during the day, whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.
We’ve dedicated the entire day to your wedding, so we won’t be racing off to catch other plans that evening. However, we need to charge for additional coverage primarily because there are costs of having the second shooters for additional hours. The shooters require additional compensation. Furthermore, the additional photos taken will need to be post produced which adds to our overall costs.
Standard a la carte rates apply for overtime.