What to expect
Answers to frequently-asked questions to help you plan your best wedding and get to know a bit more about our process!
Q: Who are you?
Hey! We're Austin and Jess, and we photograph/marry people all over Colorado (and beyond). We're vegan and have an adorable dog, Cooper.
Q: Who do you work with?
Anyone! We strive to be inclusive of all folks, period. We don't discriminate, and we don't cherry pick clients. Love is love.
Q: Where do you work? Would you be willing to travel to X location?
Huge YES. We're based in Denver, Colorado and travel along the front range is included in most of our packages. There are few things we enjoy more than traveling, so no matter where you are, or want to go, we're in!
Q: Do you perform/photograph same-sex weddings?
Q: What's the difference between an elopement and a wedding?
There's definitely some overlap between them, but here's how we see it:
- An elopement is for you (the couple) — you might choose to invite some close friends and family, but ultimately it's all about you two. Where, when and how you want to marry your partner.
- Weddings are generally more traditional, communal ceremonies of commitment in front of more family and friends
- Intimate weddings fall somewhere in between the two
Q: Can I bring my kids? ...my dogs?
Totally! We absolutely believe that no matter what form your wedding takes, everyone you want there should be there.
Q: Your dog Cooper is TOO MUCH. I can't take it. Can he come along?
Cooper is equal parts adorable and anxious/protective. He'll be snoozing at home.
Q: What kind of fitness level is needed for a mountain elopement/wedding?
We can get folks of most ability levels into the mountains for awesome photos. Many of our spots are get-out-of-the-car and you're there, others require a hike. That said, altitude sickness is very real, and something we take seriously.
Q: What's the best time of day to get married for wedding photos?
About an hour to an hour-and-a-half before sunset produces even, warm, golden-hour light that's great for backlit photos as well. This is generally our go-to time for shoots as it's easy enough on most folks' schedules.
Earlybirds can catch beautiful light and interesting weather patterns (fog, etc) just before sunrise -- it just takes a little extra planning (and willpower?) to be up and ready to go so early.
With overcast skies (which produce soft, flattering light), any time is the right time!
If photos are a priority, you'll want to avoid the hours of 10AM - 3PM if possible, as this is when the sun is at its highest, the light the harshest, and least flattering. Not to mention the squinting. Though if it's overcast, these times also work great!
Q: What happens if it rains on our wedding day?
Your comfort is most important! It's always great to have a Plan B, as the weather can turn pretty quickly.
That said, we come prepared to shoot rain-or-shine and our gear is weatherized -- we'll brave it if you're game or follow you indoors! If it's storming though, that's a no-go.
We're often able to reschedule based on our availability!
Q: Can you suggest a florist/hair/makeup artist?
Yeah! We've got an ever-growing list of awesome vendors to recommend. Just ask!
Q: How many images do you typically deliver, and how will we receive them?
You can expect 75 killer images from your 2.5hr elopement session. For 8-hr weddings, generally 300-500 gorgeous images from one photographer. We definitely have a quality-over-quality mindset. Images will be made available to download in full-resolution for printing as well as versions optimized for sharing on social media (Facebook/Instagram).
Q: How do you handle payment? Deposits? Rescheduling? Cancellations?
Payment: We accept PayPal, Venmo, and checks, as well as online payment with cards. Ask us for more details!
Deposit: We ask all clients for a non-refundable 50% deposit of their package total upfront as a retainer to secure their date, and that the remaining 50% be paid on or before their wedding date.
Rescheduling: Stuff happens, and we're happy to apply the deposit to a rescheduled session as long as we have availability!
Cancellation: Big stuff happens, plans change! Though the deposit/retainer is non-refundable, any part of the remaining balance paid will be refunded.