SUNDAY NOIR WEDDING PACKAGE $2250
– 8 Consecutive Hours of Coverage for the wedding day
– One Photographer (all you need)
– Unlimited Photos (typically between 500-800 images delivered)
– Images retouched
– Additional versions of images in Custom color processes
– Teaser album and social media goodies online within 24 hours!!!
– 90 Day Gallery Online
– Hardcover Thumbnail-Book with image numbers
– Digital images included (hi-res, not watermarked)*Engagement Session not included
WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?
Sunday Noir Photography is a great choice if Art/Style is a priority but you also desire extensive documentation and a great experience. I’m routinely told that working with me is easy, fun, and relaxing. I tend to focus on the couple and everyone that gravitates to them, but never ignore family, bridesmaids, groomsmen or the bigger picture of the event. It’s also nice that your photos won’t look like everyone else’s.
WHEN & WHERE DO WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?
Teaser images on Facebook within 24 hours (unless you don’t want yourself on FB). The rest of the photos will be available to view 1-2 weeks after the wedding date. Your photos will be displayed for 90 days in a private (yet sharable) online gallery through www.pixieset.com. You, your family, and friends can use this to order professional quality prints, though only the couple can spend the print credit.
DO YOU WORK ALONE?
Yes, please. Other wedding photo companies push 2-photographer teams but I do not. If you are planning on having separate groups getting ready before the ceremony I’ll be with one set, then with the other. Adding an extra hour or two to the coverage, if needed, is a better option. More info on how I can work solo. I can still sell you a 2nd photographer if you don’t believe me.
WHAT KIND OF INPUT CAN WE HAVE ON THE PHOTOS? CAN WE GIVE YOU A LIST?
I invite special requests (example: closeup of Bride, Mom & Grandma) but I won’t be recreating another photographer’s work from Pinterest, etc. Being creative and art-directing the scene is what I love about this and you’ll get the best results expecting just that. I do my best to get all of my clients’ requests but I won’t do pics of guests at each & every table during the reception.
WHO IS THE CLIENT?
The couple getting married are the only clients. Although I’m friendly & courteous to everyone I only take direction from the couple, not from parents, friends, dj, band, videographers, hall manager, or wedding coordinator, regardless of who paid for the photography services.
SHOULD WE BRING PROPS TO THE PHOTO SESSION?
I use subjects and available environments to create interesting visuals. Nothing else is really needed. I capture my subjects on the move so anything you bring along will end up in the photos and might also slow us down.
HOW LONG DO YOU NEED THE COUPLE ALONE FOR CREATIVE PICTURES?
I’ll work with whatever time you give us but recommend 1-2 hours. The main reason most clients hire me is for these creative pictures of the couple, so don’t leave just 15 mins out of your 8 hour package.
CAN WE HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER/COORDINATOR AND NOT THINK ANYMORE ABOUT THE SCHEDULE OF OUR DAY?
Please stay involved in scheduling and be an advocate for time set aside for creative images.
SHOULD WE HIRE A LIGHTING COMPANY?
It’s rarely a necessity but it could enhance the ambience. You really will need them if you are planning something special like an outdoor ceremony at night. Also know that if you have purple uplighting throughout your reception you WILL have purple tinted photos.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WILL YOU BRING WITH YOU?
I bring my Camera, a variety of lenses, and lighting to handle any situation.
HOW MANY PICTURES DO YOU TAKE AT A WEDDING?
Varies at every event but I take an average of 2000 images in 8 hours of coverage. I then deliver 500-700. You’ll receive final touched-up images: Online, in your Thumbnail Book and Digitally. Digital files will include Standard Color versions plus several custom alternate versions at no additional charge.
WHAT ABOUT THE IMAGES YOU DON’T SELECT? CAN WE HAVE THOSE TOO?
Sorry. I delete all the images that do not meet my quality/technical/artistic standards.
DO YOU DEVELOP YOUR OWN FILM?
100% digital, no film. I shoot RAW and manage the editing. Your prints & albums are made offsite at a professional color lab.
DO YOU SHOOT IN COLOR OR BLACK AND WHITE? OR BOTH?
You’ll receive all your images in Color, B&W, and a couple other processes.
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR PHOTOS LOOK LIKE THEY DO?
It’s the camera. Just kidding… The “look” results from knowledge, experience, creativity and unique post-processing.
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT OUR ALBUM?
I design the first draft pre client input. I have my own layout style and work hard at telling the story of the day. You’ll receive a proof online within a few weeks of the wedding and then respond with feedback. One round of edits included. Additional changes available for $100/hr. Client involvement is necessary and albums expire 6 months after the first proof.
WHO WILL ACTUALLY TAKE OUR PICTURES?
David of Sunday Noir Photography, himself always plans on being there. Only in the case of an extreme emergency would there be a substitution. This has yet to happen.
DO YOU OFFER A FUN PHOTOBOOTH AT THE RECEPTION?
I do not, but I think they are awesome.
WILL YOU COME SCOUT OUT OUR LOCATIONS?
Sorry. My schedule of shooting & editing just doesn’t allow it. But I’m very accessible via phone, email, google docs, etc.
CAN WE MEET YOU AND HANGOUT?
Absolutely but I prefer to Skype or FaceTime with you. I’m committed to a very fast turn around time and that’s possible in part to me managing in person to take meetings.
CAN OUR GUESTS AND FAMILIES TAKE THEIR OWN PHOTOGRAPHS?
Of course they can. I do reserve the right to ask family, guests or vendors to move or temporarily stop taking pictures. I’ve only done this in a few extreme cases where people were interfering, ruining one-of-a-kind moments, or holding up the day. Have you considered having an "Unplugged Wedding"?
WHAT’S AN UNPLUGGED WEDDING?
Ask all your guests to leave their phones in their pockets and their cameras AND iPADS at home. If you would rather have images of your guests smiling instead of camera-blocked-faces in all your wedding photos. This can also cut down on the unflattering amateur images of you & your event instantly on social media.
CAN WE BREAK UP THE TIME INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE OR PAUSE IT FOR DINNER, DRIVE TIME, ETC?
No. All packages include a consecutive length of photographic coverage. This time may not be split up.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “IMAGE RETOUCHING” INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGES?
Removal of skin blemishes, wrinkles, or something distracting from the background. You still need to hire professionals to do your hair & makeup. Special requests for changes, edits, effects, etc are evaluated on a case by case basis and I reserve the right to charge extra or just say no. I will not photoshop anyone to appear thinner, reshape body parts, trim flesh, fix what happens at the top of an ill-fitting dress, add in someone/something that wasn’t there, or make a B&W image with spot color.
WILL WE LOVE HOW WE LOOK IN OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
Maybe, maybe not. Unfortunately body image issues seem to be more common these days. While I work to capture everyone at their best I believe addressing one’s self esteem will go further than any makeup, pose, or photoshop. You are beautiful, Love yourself.
WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT TO THE PHOTOS?
The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and all photographic materials. The Photographer has the right to use the images, without compensation or notification to the client, in any of the following ways: reproductions for the clients and both client’s families and friends, for the Photographer’s portfolio, samples, self-promotions, entry in photographic contests, art exhibitions, editorial use, advertisements promoting the photographer or partnering vendor, photographer’s website, any partnering website, for display within or on the outside of the Photographer’s studio, on a blog, in a magazine, book, app, social network, or any media not yet invented.
BUT WHAT IF I DON’T WANT YOU TO USE MY PHOTOS?
Promotional use of the images is how I get new business. I also hope to win some awards and get published. It’s extra motivation for your photographer to do their best. If you really want to approve each use the images or have them all kept private… let me know your concerns and we’ll sort it out.
SO THEN WHAT ABOUT THE CLIENT’S USE OF THE PHOTOS?
An exclusive personal use license is granted to the Client to reproduce, print, modify and/or display the images provided by the Photographer to the Client for non-commercial purposes. The client will receive high-resolution, non-watermarked, edited, color corrected, digital files (not the RAW images). The client shall not sell said images or falsely represent the authorship of the images. The client agrees to include “Photo by Sunday Noir Photography” or “Photo by sundaynoir.com” with any photo or set of photos published publicly: on the internet, Facebook, blog, newspaper, magazine, etc. The only acceptable non-credited use would be for private display in the home. Anyone not named on the contract should order prints from the photographer-provided online gallery and not be given the digital files.
CAN WE HAVE THE RAW IMAGES?
No. A “RAW” image is the file right out of the camera. These RAW files don’t look anything like the finished product. Now if you mean the digital photo file all touched up and color corrected? Then YES, you get those!
ARE THERE ANY PLACES YOU WON’T GO?
No boats, I get seasick.
WILL YOU WORK WITH SAME-SEX, LGBT, GAY, LESBIAN, TRANSGENDER, POLY ETC CLIENTS?
Yes! Love is love and good photography is good photography.
CAN WE HIRE YOU?
Subject to availability, most likely, yes. I’ll pass on opportunities that put restrictions on my creativity, do not match up with my style, or If you want me to reproduce another photographer’s work.
WHAT’S REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SERVICES FOR OUR DATE?
Booking a date does require signing a contract and making the first of three phase by phase completion payments equal to 1/3 of the package total.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept payments online via credit card or Cash.
HOW SOON SHOULD WE RESERVE OUR DATE?
ASAP! I’m constantly being booked for portraits, headshots and fashion shoot as well. If you have your date available DO NOT DELAY. No date is held for anyone, for any length of time, without a signed contract & payment.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
I’d love to answer them. firstname.lastname@example.org:: 248.770.6798