below is a list of frequently asked questions— if you still need answers, shoot me an email! :)
1— Will we get the copyright to all the images?
all images will be copyrighted under Kaley Rae Photography LLC, but you will get allllll of the printing + sharing rights!! basically, you can use them however you please as long as you aren’t profiting off of them (we’ll have to arrange a fair agreement if you are approached with an opportunity) and you respect my clause of not altering any images i give to you (with the exception of cropping)!
2—Can we get the RAW files?
that’s a hard no. think of it as if i were to deliver your cake without the frosting, or your bouquet unassembled. it just doesn’t work like that. i like to think of photography as two parts and you’re paying me for both the actual photos and my artistic touch. if you want the RAWs, we can chat, but it’ll literally cost you a bajillion dollars on top of your package. ;)
3— Do you help us plan the timeline to our day?
ohhh yesssss! i am always heavily involved in the timeline process. girlfriend wants to make sure your day flows perfectly for everyone involved! i know how much time i need to get my job done and that’ll help form the timeline of your day. we will work together to create the best timeline to suit your wedding.
4— Why is wedding photography soooo expensive?
woof. wellllll, besides the thousands of dollars we invest in the equipment + software to do our jobs as best and efficiently as possible, we also have to hire an accountant so we can focus on our clients and not get in trouble with the government, pay for accounting software, business insurance + lawyer fees so we are all protected, put thousands of miles of wear and tear on our vehicle and still photograph for X amount of hours, consult back and forth with our wonderful clients, and then spend 3x the amount of shooting time on editing! oh yeah… and TAXES. my accountant requests %36.5 of every dollar i make to be safe. please don’t ask girlfriend for a discount, i’m just trying to pay my bills, put food in my mouth and take an occasional trip just like the rest of you.
5— Can you help us with what to wear for our engagement session? Can we shoot them on a weekend date?
::in my Wisconsin accent:: youuuu betcha!! what you wear really impacts the overall feel of the images and how i can edit your images to fit my style that you love. let me help you! I promise you, I love to do this!
With the craziness of my wedding schedule each year, I reserve weekends solely for weddings (29 this year yay!). My husband, family and friends work M-F so I do what I can to give them the other half of my weekends each year.
6— How do we lock you in?
you and your partner must sign the online contract and pay the $1,000+tax non refundable, retainer fee in order to lock me in officially! the retainer fee will go towards your final balance. :) once you do, it’s the real deal and i’m alllll yours!
7— What if we change our date or cancel?
If the wedding needs to be rescheduled, the new date must be within six months of the original scheduled date or the retainer fee becomes a cancellation fee. A rescheduling fee of $500 will be applied to any rescheduled weddings after the fact. A new retainer and contract will be required to book a date outside of six months of the original date. The new package price will reflect pricing in effect when the date change occurs.
8— How long until I can get all of the images?
it’s always my goal to get you your images asap! during the slower wedding season, you can expect your images back in 4-6 weeks and during the busier time, 8-10 weeks. you will absolutely get a sneak preview to hold you over! May-October are the busiest months for me and i’d rather give you quality work vs rushing your images just to get them back to you!
9— What if I want a black and white image in color?
you’ve hired me because you love me and my work (how i pose, edit, etc) and i have your absolute best interest in mind. so, when you hire me, you are acknowledging that I retain the creative control within the boundaries of our agreed upon services (reflected in your contract.) you can request additional editing after your gallery has been delivered for an additional cost listed in your contract.
10— Can I give you my Pinterest board?
sure! but please keep in mind that at the end of the day, the images you have pinned are not your wedding and sometimes not my photographs or way of photographing. we can feed off a couple shots for inspo, but i don’t want to miss capturing your wedding day in all the goodness that it is because we were too busy trying to follow a pinterest board. trust me, i know what i’m doing and have over 100 wedding galleries to show it! :)
11— Do you have any favorite vendors?
YES! some of my favorite local vendors are Pollen House Floral, C’est La Vie DJ, Daffodil Parker, Generations Floral, Event Essentials, A la Crate Rentals, Upstairs Downstairs Catering, Lovely Elegance Hair + Makeup, The Crafty Peach, Jess Designed That and many, many more! Email me for a complete list. :)