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Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

In this business, we frequently get asked questions about our style and how we work. To make it easier to get to know us, we listed some of those below. These are for the most part, geared toward weddings. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. To book Veranda Studios for your special occasion, you can email or call us.

Pricing and Coverage

What is your pricing?
Our wedding packages start out at $2,000. If one of them isn’t perfect for you, we’d be happy to customize a package that includes the services and products for your special day.

Wedding Package 1: $2,000

  • Full day coverage with 2 photographers and unlimited number of photos taken
  • Professional editing of photos with high and web resolution supplied on a flash drive
  • Copyright release for all images
  • Online viewing gallery

Wedding Package 2: $2,400

  • Full day coverage with 2 photographers and unlimited number of photos taken
  • 1 1/2 hour engagement session
  • Professional editing of photos with high and web resolution supplied on a flash drive
  • Copyright release for all images
  • Online viewing gallery

Wedding Package 3: $3,250

  • Full day coverage with 2 photographers and unlimited number of photos taken
  • 1 1/2 hour engagement session
  • Up to a 60 second video of highlights from the wedding
  • Professional editing of photos with high and web resolution supplied on a flash drive
  • 10 x 10 wedding album
  • Copyright release for all images
  • Online viewing gallery

To find out more, please contact us with the details for your wedding.

Do you use two photographers?
This is more of a question for wedding day photography and our answer is “Absolutely.” Very few weddings can be shot successfully with just one camera. Two photographers allows us to shoot from different perspectives and also insures that all of the key moments are captured throughout the day. We have also found it works well for us to split up before the ceremony. Julie will spend time with the bridal party, while Kevin goes off with the groom and the rest of the guys.

How many pictures will we receive and it what format?
The answer to this one depends on a number of factors – the size of the wedding party, and the length of the day just to name a few. On average, you can expect 300-400 fully edited images. We provide jpegs in both print and web resolution with no copyright restrictions. We have found that with everyone’s hectic schedules, coordinating a time to review (and order) just may not work. Therefore, giving you the image files makes it easy for everyone.

Do you offer a Military Discount?
Veranda Studios is proud to offer a 10% on wedding photography packages for current members of the armed services. Eligible Service Members are active or members of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard. We respectfully request that you present valid military identification to receive our promotional discount.

Day of Event

Can we provide you with a “shot list”?
Yes – We find it helpful when doing the posed family and bridal party shots immediately after the ceremony. Because of the hustle and bustle, it keeps the session moving, without forgetting to include the specific shots you want.

How late do you stay?
Not as late as the DJ, but almost. Our day with you generally starts a couple of hours before the ceremony and doesn’t end until after all of the special events (cake, dances, etc.) of the reception are over. At that point, we’ll ask you if there are any other shots you would like before we pack up for the night.

Do we feed you at the reception?
That would be wonderful, thank you for asking. It does get to be a long day for us, and a meal is a welcomed break. We typically eat around the same time the wedding party does, when you’re eating you’re not the most photogenic.  We like to be done early so that we can be ready for the rest of the events of the evening.

Our Style and Business

Can you hold a date for me?
Bookings are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To be fair, we need to have a retainer and a signed contract. From there we can work out a payment plan with the final payment due two weeks before the wedding date.

Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes, we do. Your engagement is an important part of your story, and well worth our time to photograph. An engagement session also allows us time to get to know you, and helps us prepare for your big day. We also offer portrait photography as well as video and creative services. Visit our products page for more information.

What is your style?
With the exception of the traditional posed shots, we take a photojournalistic approach to shooting weddings.  Some of the best shots from the day will be the ones that ‘just happened’. We also have an eye for detail, from the rings to your shoes, our work will include all of the ‘little things.’