Frequently Asked Questions
What is your photography style?
I am a documentary photographer, meaning I love to capture the feeling of the day. I enjoy sneaking around behind the scenes to capture all the little moments that happen behind the scenes. At weddings, guests often joke with me that I'm "sniping" the guests with my giant lens. I often walk around with a large telephoto lens, it's the easiest way to capture a natural reaction when you're photographing a person from across the room.
How long have you been working as a photographer?
I shot my first wedding in 2004, ignoring the advice of all of my photography professors (Don't EVER shoot a wedding, you'll get sued!!) Well, it all worked out ok and here I am in 2018, still truckin' along. Sometimes it's good to take a risk.
Do you do engagement sessions?
Absolutely! Engagement sessions are an excellent way for us to get to know each other and for you to do a practice run for your wedding day. Many of my packages have a complimentary engagement session built in for this reason.
Are you willing to travel outside of the Chicago area for my wedding/portrait session/engagement?
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I've had the joy of traveling to places as far as Prince Edward Island and Costa Rica, or staying as close as Wisconsin or Iowa. Rates vary so give me a call and we can chat!
How many images can we expect?
You can expect to receive 600-800 high resolution JPEG images that have been minimally processed (I do some light editing but feel like overly edited images don't capture the natural feeling of the day. Don't worry, I'm happy to remove that blemish that OF COURE appeared the morning of your big day.) Please note, final number of high resolution JPEG files delivered to you normally depends on a few different factors such as length of the event, photographic opportunities, weather conditions, restrictions of venue, etc.
Do you shoot RAW files?
Yes! All files are shot in RAW and processed into JPEGS
Do you edit each image?
Each image is processed in my unique style. I generally make a few minor adjustments: exposure, cropping/straightening, white balance adjustment, blemish removal, etc. I avoid making a lot of aggressive edits as I feel like that’s not accurately depicting the story of your wedding day, i.e. no head swapping, no making grandma look 20 years younger, etc. A selected number of images will also be processed in black + white.
Do you offer prints?
All of my packages have digital image rights included (and complimentary USB drive of digital files), you and your partner are welcome to print photos on your own/for your own use. I recommend mpix.com for printing. Professional prints may be purchased for an additional fee through your Shootproof gallery if you prefer.
Do you offer wedding albums?
I do! I love collaborating with my Brides + Grooms on creating a super rad custom album! Just email me for pricing info.
Will you take a photo of every wedding guest?
I will try my best to do so but I do not walk around doing table shots. I try to capture guests organically, mingling/dancing/cheersing/smiling.
Do you use a second photographer?
If your wedding is under 200 guests, I typically shoot solo. That being said, I’m more than happy to add a second photographer to your wedding package if you would like one.
Do you have insurance? Do you have backup equipment?
Sure enough do, yes on both accounts.
How do we book you?
Booking a date is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once I receive your non-refundable deposit and signed wedding contract your date is yours. Your deposit will be applied to your final package total with the remaining balance to be paid by the wedding date.
Do you take credit cards? Yes, I also accept Chase Quickpay, Venmo, checks and cash.
Have a question or concern about your wedding day that was not discussed on the FAQ page? Feel free to give me a call at 563.340.3997 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the most recent and updated wedding images please check out the Aubrey Jane Photo Facebook page.