Asking questions is important; but what if you don't know what to ask?
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+ How long have you been doing weddings/how many weddings have you photographed?

I love this question and is why it’s the first one, I get asked it all the time! I started Sydney Marie Photography back in 2008 and in 2012 I switched from portraits to mainly weddings. Since then I have photographed over 150 weddings and counting!

+ Can I see a full wedding/session from start to finish?

Of course! All you have to do is ask!

+ Can my wedding hours be split up?

While there may be times of the day that are slower, I'm there in your service regardless. Putting an hour or two between events isn't time that I'm able to use for anything personal outside of being "in wait" for shooting the rest of your wedding, and as such the hours are continuous.

+ What is the SMP Wedding Support Group?

One of the things I pride myself on with my couples is creating a connection with them, and the support group is a way for me to get more connected with my couples and also my couples to get connected with each other! Once you decide to book me, you will be added to the private support group that has past and present couples in there! I post tips and ideas on what’s best for photos, recommendations of other vendors and even talk more about my own experience being a bride. It’s an amazing little community and support group, weddings are stressful and it’s nice to have a group helping you along the way.

+ Do you deliver every image you shoot?

I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions, and other images that do not fit my standards. For example, because I shoot with low apertures, sometimes I take a few extra shots to make sure I have the perfect focus. I don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so I spend hours doing that on my end.

+ Do you touch up all of your images?

Yes. Every image delivered is post produced with my unique style. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, black and white processing, and other corrections.

+ Do you backup our images?

The answer is YES! I backup images in multiple places as soon as I get home from your wedding/session. That is something that is SO important to me, I have invested in quality gear (as well as backup gear), surge protectors, external hard drives and cloud services. I’ve seen things happen to other photographers to where they lose a session or a wedding, and I do everything in my power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

+ What should we wear for our session?

When you book with me I will send you a welcome guide full of outfit inspiration and tips!

+ When can we expect to see our photos?

Sessions are delivered within two to four weeks, and weddings within four to six weeks. If you need your images sooner, there is a rush-processing fee of $500.

+ How many images do we receive from our wedding?

I don't give an exact number for either sessions or weddings, as it depends on many factors, including whether or not there is a second photographer with me.

+ Do you photograph vow renewals, elopements and anniversaries?

Yes I do! Contact me for a price quote that fits your needs!

+ What rights do I have to the digital prints?

You have the right to reprint images, however you may not sell your images for a profit or publish your images without the written consent of Sydney Marie Photography.

+ Do you have Liability Insurance?

Yes. Many venues require photographers to have Liability Insurance. So before hiring Uncle Joe, make sure he’s covered.

+ I love you're work and want to book now! How do I reserve you for my wedding date?

All wedding dates are reserved once I receive your signed contract and pay the reservation fee.

Sydney somehow simultaneously remained tucked into the background while at the same time helping me navigate the entire day by letting me know what shots we should be shooting next. She was kind, funny, and overall felt like a friend I had invited to share the day with as opposed to just someone I had hired to take our photos. That was all before we had ever seen our photos; which moved my husband and me to tears. I had never seen wedding photos that so perfectly captured the genuine moments like hers had. They were more than photos, they were a time machine that took us right back to the best moments of that day. I can not recommend her enough, and would solely hire Sydney for any and all further photos I would have done/need. If you’re contemplating booking her, do it now!
— Emily + Rodney