HOW DO I BOOK MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
All I need to secure your wedding date on my calendar is a agreement and a 30% retainer. Credit card and bank transfers are accepted through a secure online service. Your final payment (the remaining 70%) is due 1 month before your wedding day.
DO PORTRAIT SESSIONS AND WEDDING PACKAGES INCLUDE PRINTS?
The session and wedding packages include high-res digital files, not physical prints. Yes, you can print your photos, as many times as you want!
I provide digital photos instead of physical prints, because I’ve found that it’s best for you to own all of the original digital files, so you can print them as many times and in whatever sizes you’d like. Plus, you won’t have to contact me or submit an official order each time you’d like to print new photos!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am based in Austin, and I would love to travel across Texas or across the world for your wedding!
WE want to book you!! ARE YOU AVAILABLE ON our WEDDING DAY?
Yay! First, contact me to check if I’m available on your wedding day. To schedule a portrait session, email me to coordinate a day that works for us both!
In the spring and summer, I shoot portrait sessions on all days of the week! In the winter, I shoot portrait sessions on Saturdays and Sundays only. I accept a limited number of weekday weddings per year, so contact me to ask about your day!
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH SHORTER WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS?
Yes! I offer customizable wedding packages for 8+ hours of coverage, as well as elopement packages. Contact me to ask about your specific interests!
HOW SOON IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING?
I’ve found that most engagements last about one year, but whether yours is shorter or longer than that, I’d love to talk with you about the wedding photography experience.
DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARD?
Yes! I take online payments through a secure system with credit cards and direct bank transfers. There are no extra fees for paying with a credit card.
SHOULD WE BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT AND BRIDAL SESSION?
Yes and yes! Engagement sessions are a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera and a great way for us to get to know each other. That is why an engagement session is included complimentary with every full wedding package.
Bridals are the perfect time to try on your dress one last time and test out your hair and makeup. Plus, you’ll receive 100 beautiful photos to display at your wedding. Bridal sessions should be scheduled at least 1 month before your wedding to allow time to get your photos back and printed.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Good question! SO good that I wrote a blog post about it.
WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU SUGGEST?
The Austin area has sooo many great photo locations.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
Engagement and bridal photos will be ready within 10 days and weddings within 30 days. You’ll definitely see plenty of along the way previews too!
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SHOULD we HAVE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I usually encourage my couples to have a second photographer if the bride and groom are getting ready at the same time in separate buildings/venues. This allows for me to be in “two places at once” and gives a second perspective to the day overall. You’ll also recieve even more photos if your day is photographed by two photographers. Lauren is always the lead photographer.
CAN WE ORDER AN ALBUM?
Yep! Just ask me about wedding album options and pricing, and I’ll send some information your way. Wedding albums are only available if you book your wedding photography with me.
we KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PLANNING A WEDDING! HELP!
Well, that’s totally normal! After getting engaged, most people what no idea what to do next. And if you start Googling, you’ll find a million blog posts and articles with advice, which may become overwhelming FAST.
I’ve found that it’s best to take in advice from only a few trusted people or resources, and “follow your heart” (sorry that’s cheesy) on what feels right for your wedding day. That’s why I started the LGP Wedding Newsletter to talk directly to my brides, and anyone else who’d like to tag along, about what I’ve seen, what I know, and to refocus brides on the most important part of their wedding day – getting married!
You can join us on the newsletter here: www.laurengarrisonphotography.com/sign-up-for-the-newsletter
I also send all of my couples a very detailed Bridal Guide magazine with a ton of information.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I primarily shoot with a 5D Mark III, with a selection of top Canon lenses and flashes.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL we RECEIVE FROM our WEDDING?
I aim to deliver 100 edited photos per hour of wedding day coverage! This number is only increased by adding a second photographer.