How do you accept payment? I typically send an electronic invoice that you receive in your email (and pay with a credit card), but I'm happy to do PayPal, Apple Pay or Venmo as well! I trust all four of these payment methods completely.
Do you do payment plans? Yup! I absolutely do. I'm happy to offer this to everyone because I feel like it just makes life easier. I do interest free payment plans and I'm happy to make a custom one for you.
Will it be awkward? Will it be fun? This is a super valid question! My style is focused on real moments. I want you to be fully yourselves and present with one another. We’re creating a memory together, not just a set of pretty pictures. Check out my About + Testimonial page for more info! :)
What will the session be like? It'll be really fun! I try and make an experience out of it so that you can enjoy the time that your picture is being taken. I will be your hype-man and guide you through the whole thing. I really try and make it a fun experience for you; I bring music and am your friend the whole time! Look at my about page to get a better sense of my style!
What do we wear for the shoot? I’ve got a what to wear guide I’ll send over. Don't worry about it!
How many images will I get? I don't give X amount of photos for X amount of time. You'll get plenty of photos (pinky promise!), capturing all the special moments from the session.
Can you photoshop us? I believe in promoting self love and body positivity, so I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, acne etc unless you’d like me to keep it the photos). If you’re especially self conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you.
What if we need to cancel/reschedule? If you’ve already put a deposit down on a date then have to move/cancel it, the deposit is legally non-refundable and a new deposit will have to be made in order to hold your new date.
Are there travel fees? Yes, there are reasonable fees. I will let you know what they will be upfront as soon as you let me know where you want to do the shoot! That being said, I am ready and willing to go anywhere! (Literally!) I'm completely understanding of a budget and will make it work!
What is your turn around time? 2-3 weeks. But I always send a few sneak peeks the night of! I know you want to see them as soon as possible, so know I am being conscious of that!
What if there is bad weather? always encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way, as it’s beautiful and unique in photos. If it is harsh enough that it would make for a bad time at our shoot and I can reschedule, then we totally will!
Do you give away RAW unedited pictures? No, as I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step the images are only halfway done. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!
How long have you been a photographer? 3 years as an enthusiast and 3 years professionally.
Do you offer discounts? Sometimes. Keep an eye on my Instagram for them! They usually have to be claimed within 24 hours. You can check out my Instagram Page here: https://www.instagram.com/miriamvancephotography/
What do I do with all my pictures after I receive them? Ahh! I'm so glad that you asked!! No really, I am. Here's a link to why you should print them. And my favorite places to print them. Just go check it out already: https://miriamvancephotography.mypixieset.com/why-you-should-print-your-photos/
Are Bridals and or Engagements included in the price of the wedding package? I am happy to include them in the package! I build custom packages with every inquiry so that you get the best value for your budget. So yes or no! It depends on what you want.
Will you be able to capture everything? Yes! This I am most confident of.
Can you do more than one editing style? Yes, actually! I have no problem with doing a maximum of two styles. This is because editing can take FOREVER if it's more than that! If this is something that you want, I am willing to give a, dare I say "trendier" editing style as well as a very timeless and classic style so that you can enjoy the varying moods that come with both styles. If you're interested but have no idea what this question is talking about, reach out to me and I'll give you some examples to see for yourself!
Will I get all the pictures? Yes! All of the good ones. Trust me, I am incredibly liberal with what I give to you. I've had my own wedding and understand wanting every single picture! I will not give you copies of unedited pictures (or RAW images). I am very thorough and inclusive in my selection process and PROMISE I won't hold anything that you might want back. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!
Are there travel fees? Yes, there are reasonable fees. I will let you know what they will be upfront as soon as you let me know where you want to do the shoot! That being said, I am ready and willing to go anywhere! (Literally!) I'm completely understanding of a budget and will make it work! A good idea is to check the cost of flights to your area. Usually that plus about 20% of the flight cost is the travel fee. I will always book my own flights - please DO NOT try and book me a flight because I will not accept it. That being said, I will let you know promptly what the travel cost would be.
Please ask me anything else! I am an open book!