01. Do you have client reviews?
02. What are your rates?
Yes, they’re spread out randomly across the internet if you want to search.
Here, I will share a letter I recently received:
Instead of writing a review about Sam, I would like to instead just write a personal letter of my appreciation for you as a person.
Sam, you are an inspiring human being. Everyone recognizes your talent as a photographer, but what truly makes you unique is your approach to life and the meaningful connections you make with others. This happened to take place on our wedding day, but even outside of this day, it is so evident how much you care about the people you work with and the relentless drive to always continue excellence. You have a gift of forming genuine relationships which speaks volumes to your character. The amount of effort you put forth in connecting at an honest and heartfelt level builds trust and comfort on such a big day in peoples lives. This gift is not overlooked and we are thankful everyday for what many strive for, but few can ever fully reach with your talent of genuine connectivity.
It is the simple things that truly made an impact on us.
The hugs as we welcomed you to our venue.
The way you interacted with our family and friends.
Your calm and understanding approach.
Your ability to gather.
Your attention to legacy.
And your common love for an important charity in Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Thank you Sam. Thank you for everything you brought to the table as a remarkable human being. The photos – we will cherish forever, but even more so, we will never forget YOU. It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know you better over the last couple years and we look forward to a continued friendship and possibly a few more high end whiskeys.
Tons of love from the Hare Family,
Ashley & Jonathan
03. Do you have any limits on coverage time on the wedding day?
Commissions for weddings depends on wedding location and availability. Wedding Coverage by Sam starts at $4,000. Elopements Start at $1,800. Coverage by Associate Photographers starts at $3,000. Reach out via the Contact Page or at [email protected] for full pricing pages and full galleries for review.
04. Where will you travel?
Never any limit on photos taken and I offer an option for unlimited coverage for any wedding package. I’m yours whenever you need me throughout the day.
05. How do we book & pay?
Anywhere. I’ve photographed weddings in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, Brazil, New Zealand and taught workshops in Chile, Brazil, Australia, and the UK. Don’t let distance cause you to hesitate one bit.
06. How many photos do we get?
After we setup a meeting in person or phone call you’ll receive a custom payment portal online where you can sign the contract and make the deposit and final payment via credit card. I also take checks if you prefer.
07. Are all of our photos edited?
I typically deliver 700 images per wedding.
08. Do you blog every wedding?
Yup. All of them. Color and exposure will be exactly as I intend them to be.
09. Do you have any client reviews?
I really do try to, but often fall behind on blogging. If I don’t blog it’s only because I’m working hard on delivering full galleries as quickly as possible!
10. Do you provide a print and distribution release?
Yes! You can just search around the internet. My reviews aren’t solicited.
11. What do we get in our online gallery?
Absolutely. You can print your photos wherever you want and you can distribute them around the internet too (facebook, e-mail, twitter, etc). I also provide prints from my professional print lab if you want them done well.
12. Do you take wedding day family group portraits?
Fully processed, edited, and downloadable printable high resolution jpeg images.
13. Can my uncle take photos during my wedding?
14. Do you have insurance?
Of course. I truly love these.
15. What equipment do you use?
16. Is this your real job?
Sure do. Let me know if your venue needs my info.
17. I’m a photographer... can I shoot with you sometime?
Yup. I’ve been working professionally as a photographer since 2008 and shooting weddings since 2010. I’ve photographed over 250 weddings.
18. I heard you also play in a band. Is this true?
19. One more thing. Did you really have the freshest coke of your life with the Cola-Cola CEO after photographing him?
Only if you bring your A game.