FAQ

WEDDING & LIFESTYLE CLIENTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHY SHOULD WE HAVE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
There is so much wrapped up into just one day and we want to catch it all, having an extra photographer snapping pictures can be key!

IS THE RETAINING DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?
Unfortunately the deposit is not refundable.  The retaining deposit will ensure that your wedding date has been booked and the date is no longer available to anyone else.  If you choose to forego services with Samantha Jay Photography then you forfeit your deposit.

SHOULD I DO AN ANNIVERSARY SESSION?
An anniversary session can be a great way to mark the milestone of your one year anniversary! Always a nice idea to have some beautiful shots to look back on.  Anniversary Sessions are always low stress and super fun.

HOW DO WE CHOOSE A LOCATION?
Choosing your location for portraits or wedding photography is key.  Generally, It is a great idea to find areas with beautiful natural light.  You also want to choose a location that you feel comfortable with and perhaps means something to you as a couple.
Also, if you are worried about the rain, choose a place that has both indoor and outdoor photography locations.

DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
I charge for travel if airfare and or hotel accommodations are necessary. Travel pricing is determined on a case by case basis.

DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! I love traveling, and I am always up for traveling to different locations for shoots!

DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?
I will accept credit card payment via PayPal at an additional 5% fee.  Cash and check are also accepted.

WHEN SHOULD WE SCHEDULE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
The engagement session should be scheduled at least 5 weeks before you plan to send your save the dates or wedding invitations.

CAN I EXCHANGE THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION FOR EXTRA TIME OR A DISCOUNT?
The engagement session is complimentary and therefore cannot be redeemed for a discount.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
The answer to this varies based on a number of circumstances: location, weather, personality, number of people, and hours of coverage/session. On average I deliver between 50-100 pictures per hour.

DO YOU EDIT THE PHOTOS?
I digitally process all photos with my personal photographic aesthetic before you see them.  I do not provide RAW files to clients.

HOW SOON WILL I GET MY PICTURES?
Turnaround time will vary depending on my schedule but usually portrait sessions are delivered in 3-5 weeks and weddings are delivered in 4-6 weeks.

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