FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WEDDING FAQ

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How would you describe your style?

My style is a natural and documentary approach to photography. My style is candid, light and colorful.

We have already had an engagement session. Can this be removed from the package price?

The complimentary engagement session is a gift to my couples therefore the session is not exchangable for any other session or value.

I love being able to capture your love story from beginning to end and being able to work with you before your wedding allows us to capture your truest form on your wedding day. 

I would highly recommend an engagement session but it is completely optional, so no pressure.

Do you include prints or albums with your wedding packages?

The Everlasting Wedding Collection includes a premium printed 8×8 heirloom album.

All wedding collections are given an exclusive a la carte menu to purchase any prints, wall art or albums at any given time in the booking process. Enchanted and Everlasting Wedding Collections recieve a one time coupon code to use in the print shop!

You can also take a peek at the shop page here >

Do we need a second shooter?

Short answer, yes!

A second shooter provides more than just alternative angles to the same moment. They act as an assistant to me, holding or readjusting the bride’s dress, gathering family members for photos, keeping a track of the timeline and so much more.

A second shooter is included in all of my packages as I have found I serve my clients the best with the assistance a second shooter can provide. Leaving me with more time to focus and cater to you.

Do you photograph: Same Sex / Non-Religious/ Any and All Religions / etc weddings?

Absolutely, I am always honored to document different kinds of beautiful people in their walks of life! I love all kinds of humans and love stories. 

Do you travel?

Absolutely! Travel is included within 50 miles of Easton, MD.

Destination weddings that are over 100 miles from Easton, MD, will have a custom travel fee discussed to cover transportation and hotel accommodations.

Destination locations taking place at a location on my bucket list will get a special discounted destination package!

How much time is needed for our formal portraits on the wedding day?

At least 1 hour following the ceremony (cocktail hour). Most photos are taken before the ceremony to save on time, such as a first look, some bridal party as well as family formals.

I typically take bride and bridesmaids portraits as well as groom and groomsmen portraits during the getting ready hours before the ceremony to save on time and allow you to get to your guests sooner after the ceremony!

Although, I am quick shooter and can work relatively fast depending on the cooperation of all involved.

How do I book you?

Head on over to my contact page and fill out my contact form.

After we have discussed wedding details, you will receive a custom wedding client workspace online where you can pay your retainer fee and final payments via credit card after signing your contract. Your contract and wedding documents will all live within your payment workspace to access at any time, should you need to revisit.

We will use this workspace to chat and gather information leading up to your engagement session then your wedding.

How far in advance should we book?

Popular dates go very quickly so it is best to book as soon as your venue and date is secured. Weddings can be booked up to 2 years in advance. 

How are payments broken up?

Payments are split into three with 50% is due at signing as the non-refundable retainer fee that secures your date in the calendar. The final payments are split into two. 25% is due six months in advance and the final 25% is due a month before.

*Custom payment plans after the retainer fee is placed are

available upon request.*

What is the refund policy? What if I need to reschedule/cancel?

All retainers, monies and fees paid are non-refundable. Unfortunately rescheduling your wedding may not be possible due to any previous bookings if cutting close to the wedding date but please contact me as soon as possible so we can work something out!

*More information on rescheduling in the wedding contract.*

What is the turnaround time for final images?

You can expect wedding galleries to be ready within six to eight weeks.

If your package included a printed wedding album or canvas prints, the final package containing your USB as well as print goodies will not be sent to your home until the album is proofed, approved and ordered from the lab.

An album can take as long as 30 days or more to create, depending if client is able to choose their final images for the print products. If client is unable to choose the images to be placed in the album design within 30 days of receiving online gallery, Photographer will gain creative rights and assemble the album for production. 

How many final images can I expect to receive?

You can expect around 75 images per shooting hour. A standard range is a six hour wedding coverage to receive anywhere rom 400-600 photos. Eight hour coverage can receive anywhere from 600-800 and ten hour coverage can receive anywhere from 800-1000 photos.

You will receive an online gallery with downloadable high resolution images as well as a keepsake USB containing your high resolution files.

Are images edited?

Absolutely! I am a firm believer in getting a photo right in camera but I do delicately adjust exposure and color in post processing. Black and white images are edited at my discretion. I do not deliver unedited or RAW images.

What is a print release? Do you give them out?

A print release gives permission to print photos on your own at the lab of your choosing. I allow all clients to print as they wish.

However, as mentioned in the contracts, I am not responsible for image quality or mishaps that happen for using a lab outside of the professional lab provided in your online gallery.

I am here to help! If you have any questions or want a high quality printed images, give me a holler and I can set you up!

Can I post my photos to Facebook, Instagram and other social media?

Of course! I do not place a watermark on these images or charge per download so all I ask if that you are able to credit back to Cassidy MR. Photography.

Refrain from editing, cropping, retouching or placing filters on final images. These images are protected by copyright and are altered to look a speicifc way which sets expectations for other clients.

Do you have business insurance?

Absolutely! Let me know if your venue needs my information.

Do you have any suggestions on a makeup artist/hair stylist/DJ/caterer/baker?

Yes! I’ve worked with a large variety of vendors and have a preferred vendors list that I would be more than happy to share with you!

How long have you been shooting weddings? What makes you qualified?

I have been shooting 20-35 weddings per year since 2015. I am fully insured and come prepared with backup equipment, extra batteries, tons of memory cards and a positive attitude 🙂

PORTRAIT & SENIOR FAQ

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What should I wear?

Choosing outfits that not only flatter your body but flatter the way you feel will make the biggest difference in your photos. If at any point you are unsure about an outfit, do not hesitate to send me a quick photo and I can provide you with some feedback. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when making your outfit selection:

When choosing colors for your outfits, we recommend selecting softer, lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments and especially compliments the desert.

Dresses and skirts look most stunning because they really flatter every female body, especially on camera. Long, full-length, flowy dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photos. Consider softer fabrics like chiffon or tulle which allow for beautiful movement in the images.

Avoid wearing shirts with logos, text, or graphics.

Pairing an accessory or two with your outfit can really help bring some extra dimension to your images, and be a nice tie-in when you’re coordinating with a group. Big statement necklaces bring a lot of pop to the photos, while the smaller, delicate ones are not be as noticeable on camera. Belts, bracelets and earrings bring great visual interest, so choose one or two that don’t compete for attention.

Want your photos to look more editorial? Bring a little extra something with you! Fresh flowers bring an extra “wow” factor to just about everything, especially when they’re attached to something else, like a bicycle basket, tree swing, tent, picnic basket, balloons or car bumper. Whether you want to incorporate larger items like classic cars or bikes, or smaller ones like blankets or hats, even planning for just one extra styled item could be a fun way to make your session more unique.

How do we find a location?

Location is completely dependent on your vision, outfit choices and the season. Most clients provide a location such as an estate, private property or a location that holds sentimental value. My studio space in downtown Easton is also available for a neutral bright setting.

If there is no locaiton in mind, I am always up for traveling new places but I also have a ton of outdoor locations on record that we can use at any point.

I am especially a lover of flower fields, gardens of foliage and rustic buildings. Bringing small items that tell your story can make any location great. This includes a tall stool, old suitcases, vintage chair, a guitar, camera, etc.

Do you travel?

Absolutely! Travel is included within 50 miles of Easton, MD. A $100 travel fee will be applied for all locations outside of 50 miles from Easton, MD.

How do I book you?

Head on over to my contact page and fill out my contact form. After we have discussed your session selection, you will receive a custom client online portal where you can pay your retainer fee and final payment via credit card after signing your contract. Your contract and questionnaires will all live within your payment workspace to access at any time, should you need to revisit.

How far in advance should we book?

Portrait session dates go very quickly and there are only offer a certain amount available a year.

Get a fast pass to the front line by booking a weekday afternoon/early evening date. Weekend dates are very limited in the spring until early fall.

It is usually suggested to book at least two months prior to your desired month. 

How are payments broken up?

Payments are split into two with 50% is due at signing as the non-refundable retainer fee that secures your date. The final payment is due the day of the session which can be paid online or in person in cash.

What is the refund policy? What if I need to reschedule/cancel?

All retainers, monies and fees paid are non-refundable.

Our rescheduling policy states that if a reschduling were to occur less than two weeks prior to the session date, a fee of $150 would be applied to be put back on the calendar. However I am human who has a heart so some instances or emergencies, the fee will be waived. 

We may have to reschedule on a different day of the week than originally planned but we will try to get you in as soon as we can depending on availability.

What if it rain on the day of my outdoor portrait session?

Being that the weather is unpredictable and changes constantly, we will keep tabs on the weather via doplar radar the morning of. 

Light drizzling rain will not affect my shooting ability or your comfort, which we would try to continue with the shoot.

If rain is pouring, we will reschedule to the soonest possible date. No rescheduling fee will occur for weather related incidents. 

*Note, if client requests to reschedule for weather, with no active weather, client must pay rescheduling fee to be placed back on calendar*

What is the turnaround time for final images?

You can expect most galleries to be ready within two to three weeks.

How many final images can I expect to receive?

The amount of images you will recieve depends on the session you choose. Inquire for more details >

These images will be delivered via an online gallery with high resolution images where you can directly download, order prints or share for your personal use.

Are images edited?

Absolutely! I am a firm believer in getting a photo right in camera but I do delicately adjust exposure and color in post processing. I do not deliver unedited or RAW images.

What is a print release? Do you give them out?

A print release gives permission to print photos on your own at the lab of your choosing. I allow all clients to print as they wish.

However, as mentioned in the contracts, I am not responsible for image quality or mishaps that happen for using a lab outside of the professional lab provided in your online gallery.

I am here to help! If you have any questions or want a high quality printed images, give me a holler and I can set you up!

Can I post my photos to Facebook, Instagram and other social media?

Of course! I do not place a watermark on these images or charge per download so all I ask if that you are able to credit back to Cassidy MR. Photography.

Refrain from editing, cropping, retouching or placing filters on final images. These images are protected by copyright and are altered to look a speicifc way which sets expectations for other clients.

What is a print release? Do you give them out?

A print release gives permission to print photos on your own at the lab of your choosing. I allow all clients to print as they wish.

However, as mentioned in the contracts, I am not responsible for image quality or mishaps that happen for using a lab outside of the professional lab provided in your online gallery.

I am here to help! If you have any questions or want a high quality printed images, give me a holler and I can set you up!

I have seen that you offer a senior model program. How can I sign up? When do you accept applications?

I begin taking applications the beginning of a new calendar year. Typically you can expect the applications to go up on the website late February until early April. Seniors will be chosen and begin their senior model program the summer before their senior year begins.

Do you include prints or albums with your senior packages?

Additional print items are not included in the original session price but are available at any time via a la carte.  

We offer albums, prints, custom graduation annoucements and more. You can also take a peek at the shop page to begin planning your print bundle >

How much time is needed for hair and makeup styling prior to the exclusive senior session?

We prefer to begin hair and makeup styling two hours prior to the suggested shooting time.

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