We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you have other questions, feel free to send me an email at info@tnkPhoto.com. You may click on any one of the questions in the “Index of Questions” for a shortcut to the answer.
How would you describe your photography style?
Our photography style is a mixed of posed and candid moments throughout the day. For example, when there are very high emotion moments happening (such as the ceremony or parent dances) we allow those moments to happen and we capture the candid emotions. However, when there are moments such as family photos or wedding party photos, we know how to take the reigns of the situation and make sure everyone knows where to look, how to stand, etc. Along with that we deliver a mix of candid moments with the bride and groom as well as the staged photos you see all through our website and social media (with advanced lighting techniques).
How many photos do we get?
Typically we deliver between 50-100 retouched images an hour. We deliver at least one from every set of photos we take. The only ones that get removed are if you are blinking or if for some reason the flash didn’t go off; other than that, we love delivering enough for you to have options!
What is your turnaround time?
Typically it’s a 1 week turn-around time for engagement sessions and bridal sessions. For an entire wedding it’s a 3-4 week turn-around time for your digital files. You get full resolution images as well as copyright so you can print as large and as many times as you like.
How do we receive the photos?
We go through every single photo to select the best ones of the group. After sifting through and editing the photos we upload everything to our gallery where you will be able to view them anywhere in the world as well as download all the photos and order prints
How many hours of coverage are suggested for a wedding?
For a wedding, between 8-10 hours is suggested. Between detail photos, candid portraits, ceremony, family, bride and groom photos, reception details, and the reception itself, 8-10 hours seems to be the best amount of time to get the full coverage of the day. If you have multiple locations with travel time, 10 hours may be more applicable
Do I need an engagement session?
An engagement session is a great way to get beautiful photos for such things as invitations, save the dates, sign-in board, social media announcements, and photos for montages. It’s also a great way to get to know your photographer, and be comfortable with each other before the big day. On our end, it helps us see what your best angles are and get familiar with the style of photography you enjoy the most. I recommend 3 hours with 2 looks. One look can be more casual with that beautiful afternoon look, while the second look is a little more dressy with the photo shoot going into the evening.
Do I need a second photographer?
A second photographer is recommended. Although all our lead photographers pride ourselves on being very attentive, a second photographer gives you that amazing candid second angle. It’s also highly recommended when you don’t want to see each other before the ceremony, so both the bride and groom get plenty of coverage. If you’re getting ready in separate locations, that would be the only way to get photos on both sides. Additionally, most times we do family photos right after the ceremony, therefore while one photographer is taking family portraits, the second photographer can be doing cocktail hour group photos as well as capturing details in the reception room
How does payment work?
Payment works as follows: 25% is due upon signing the contract. 75% is due up to the day of the wedding. Cash, checks, and most major credit cards are accepted.