FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do we receive edited photos? How many images can we expect to receive?
Yes all the images that you will receive are edited-meaning they are color corrected and have been enhanced through contrast and exposure to be as natural as possible. Portrait sessions average 60-80 images and wedding range from 600-800 images.
What is the “Online Gallery”? Can we purchase prints online?
The online gallery is your proofing storefront where your engagement and wedding photos will be posted online. You will receive a link to your online gallery once your event is ready for viewing. You are able to share your gallery link with any family or friends that you choose to. You have a variety of professional grade prints from the best labs to choose from!
What happens if you are unable to photograph my wedding?
This is is HIGHLY unlikely but god forbid I was unable to photograph your wedding I would give you the option of a replacement photographer. I am involved in many local photography groups and have access to suitable replacements if some awful circumstances were to arise.
How much time should we set aside on our wedding day for portraits?
GETTING READY CANDIDS: 60-80 MINS FIRST LOOK & PORTRAITS : 30-40 MINS BRIDAL PARTY : 30-40 MINS FAMILY FORMALS: 30 MINS GOLDEN HOUR PORTRAITS 10-15 MINS I love taking time to create romantic portraits and many of my couples make sure their timeline can allow this so that we can get creative and have fun. I will also create a detailed photography timeline for the day that we will follow to help keep everything on track.
What are your rates for Weddings?
Please go to my “Contact” page and send me as many details as you would like. The more information I know the better I can assist you and help you find the perfect wedding photography collection!
Where are Ready to book, now what? What are your payment options?
How exciting!! Lets make it legal. Dates are reserved on a first come basis and no dates can be held without a signed contract and retainer (50% of the total). Due to the high volume of inquiries I receive its not uncommon for multiple people to be interested in the same date, that being said the contract is the only way to reserve the date. Please note that local tax applies to all collection/prices. I accept Cash or Check, no Credit Cards
Where should we schedule our engagement session? What time of day is best?
I am happy to help you come up with some ideas! A good place to start is somewhere that has meaning to the both of you-a bookstore, park, cafe, beach. I also love to travel to new places so if you want to make a day out of it I can send you my travel fees.Sunrise or Sunset is the ideal shooting time.
Do I have permission to print the photos? Can I use them online?
Yes you have unlimited personal use of the images. This allows you to print the images at any photo lab of your choice. You are not permitted to – sell, alter, or advertise the images in any way. I also request that if you post your images on FB – that you state clearly, “By Kirsten Marie Photography” below or beside the image or link to my FB biz page or website so that other people can find me the way you did.
How long does it take to receive my wedding & engagement photos?
Weddings take Approx 6-8 week and Engagement Sessions take 2-4 weeks
Do you have a back-up camera & lenses?
YES. I always shoot with 2 Pro camera bodies and a variety of professional prime, wide angle and macro lenses. Nikon all the way
Are your wedding collections adjustable?
Yes. I am happy to custom create a collection that will best fit your needs. I offer pre-made collections that are based off the most popular lenghts of coverage and the most popular products among my couples. Clients are also able to add items (coverage, albums, 2nd shooters) to any collection at the ‘ala carte’ price. Special rates are offered for all elopements, destination weddings, weekday weddings and events with under 100 guests. Contact me for a detailed pricing guide.
What is your photographic style and approach?
The more important thing to me is that you have fun and feel at ease:) I consider my style to be a mix between documentary and editorial. I love to soak up all the little moments that make up such a beautiful and highly emotional day. I find my passion in taking beautiful styled portraits and will work with you to get the most out of your images. Outside of the portrait time I will be an unobtrusive observer waiting to catch all the sweet glances, tears, anxiety and pure joy that makes a wedding.
Where are you located? Can we meet with you in person before we book?
I am currently located out of Baltimore, Maryland and would love to set up an in person meeting at my natural light studio located in Clipper Mill (near Woodberry Kichen..yum). Live out of state?-No Problem. Many couples who cannot meet in person will book without having an in-person meeting. We will always be able to find a method to get acquainted weather its by skype, phone or email.