asheville photography FAQ'sFAQ’s

Have questions about your photography session or planning your photography in and around your wedding? No worries! I’ve got lots of great information to answer all of your questions!

I just got engaged! Now what? 

First of all, make a budget. Figure out how much money you have to spend on your big day. Then, work on your venue. The venue can set the entire tone of your wedding and make it or break it. I have some great suggestions for Asheville Wedding Venues. And I’ve got a great Free Printable Wedding Planner download to help you get started!

What is an Unplugged Wedding? Do I want one? 

This is becoming more and more common. An unplugged wedding means that you ask your guests to put down their devices and actually enjoy your wedding, especially during the ceremony. Whether or not it is for you depends on a few factors. I’ve written an entire article on the Benefits of an Unplugged Wedding.

My Photographer is using words I’m not familiar with! Help! 

As photographers, sometimes we use words like bokeh and people end up looking at us funny. Here is a list of Wedding Photography Terms that should help you to understand us better!

Do I need to feed my wedding photographer? 

This one is multifaceted. If you are having a small intimate under 4 hour wedding that gives the photographer a reasonable amount of time to eat before and after and not die, then no :). But, traditionally, your wedding photographer (and videographer) are the only vendors that are with you from before the wedding until after the wedding. I’ve got a great article on Feeding Your Wedding Photographer to outline some of the details of how it can and should be done.

Do I really need a second shooter to assist my photographer? 

Yes. Yes. Yes. Instead of one angle of your kiss, there will be two. Instead of one shot of your dad walking you down the aisle, you’ll get two different ones. And most importantly, you’ll get his face + your face the second you see each other. Read more about Why You Need A Second Shooter.

How many hours do I need my photographer for? 

This is also multifaceted because it really depends on what you are looking for as an end product. I’ve got more details on how many hours you’ll need.

Do I want a First Look? 

First of all, you need to do what it is you want, and not what others want for you. Secondly, if you’re more traditional, then no. But if it is something that you are considering and aren’t bent on the traditional arrangement, there are some Benefits of a First Look you might consider.

I hope this helps with your wedding planning! Feel free to contact me below with any other questions you have!