Frequently asked questions

I'm often asked great questions, so I've compiled some of them here to help you out as you look forward to your wedding or session with me.    

How much do you charge?

What is your wedding/event pricing?
That is a simple but varied answer.  Simply put it depends on what we're doing.  A wedding that is 4 hours away with overnight expenses is different than an elopment 2 blocks from the studio.  Pricing starts at 500 for weddings and moves up from there as we ad on features, products and hours.  Please contact me and let talk about your wedding because it is special and unique and deserves attention on its own.

What about portrait sessions?
Senior sessions, maternity, family pictures (up to 5 people), single and couples portraits all start at 249 for a 1-1 1/2 hour session.  (Time is varied to allow us the flexibility that is sometimes needed for sessions with little ones or pets) Pricing can vary one way or the other so please contact me to discuss what you have in mind!

Do you work with a second photographer?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  It all depends on the specifics and complexity of your day whether or not I reccomend having a second photographer there.  I only work with high quality professional photographers with my clients.  I have several go-to photographers that I work with who I know I can trust my clients needs with and who will capture just what I would want them to.  

Do you edit my pictures?

Yes I do!  Each and every one!  I start by going through the images we made together pictures with closed eyes, mid sentence mouths, double shots of the same thing etc all get tossed and I pick out the best of the best images.  Each one is hand edited by yours truely to correct any white balance or color issues, horizons are straightened, focus checked.  Sometimes a few special shots will recieve special attention if I would like to do something artistic or go from color to black and white etc.  I strive to make each image look the best as it was in reality.  Because of this I don't generally do much "photoshopping"; no silicone barbie dolls around here.  Each person is beautiful just as they are and I value that immensely.  I want my clients to remember that special moment just as it felt then.  

Do you offer prints or anyhting?

You bet!  I believe that digital pictures are great but an image comes alive in print!  I offer archival quality prints, canvases and albums specifically designed for you.  Think about where technology was 15 years ago...thats right 3 1/2" floppy disks...How many of us still even have the abilty to view those disks?!  Even the best of scrapbooking intentions fall by the wayside as life happens and time gets away from us.  I really encourage my clients to purchase physical canvases or an album or prints from their session so that it will always be there.  I offer heirloom quality, professinaly designed prints and products for you at very affordeable pricing.  Imagine your children showing their children pictures off their iphone from 20 years ago.  Now imagine them sitting with them looking through your wedding album or the album from their senior photos.  Its  a very different story!  

How do i get my pictures?  How long does it take?

All of my events and sessions are provided in an online gallery for you to download.   Easy peasy and even shareable on social media!  Generally weddings are ready for you to view in about a month.  Family sessions in about a week.  Fully edited, ready to go.

Can you hold my wedding date for me?  

Sorry, but dates are on a first come first served basis.  In order to book your date a retainer of 50% of the cost of the session/event is due.  This retainer is non refunable should you decide to cancel or reschedule.  The remaining balance is due 3 weeks before your event.  

Can I share on Facebook?

Of course!  I love it when my clients share my work on social media!  I do ask that you not change the image in anyway and please tag Platz Photography in them!  

If we're running late can you stay later?

You bet!  I do have an overtime rate and it goes into effect only with your approval and permission.  Things happen and I'm happy to accomidate.  I know you've got a million things going on at the wedding so I'll bill you for those hours afterwards.

Do I feed you at the reception?

Generally that is the case but certainly not required.  Weddings are long days and a gal's gotta eat!  I always bring something (that granola bar in my camera bag has been to a lot of events) but feeding the photographer is so nice it ensures that I'm cheerful, and don't faint from starvation.  I eat when you do because, really, noobody wants their picture taken while they're eating...its not generally our best look. Plus when your done eating and ready for the next event I'm ready to go!  That being said though I am always on the look out for those photos ops that come up during dinner.  This photographer's sharp eye is always ready! I always bring our own food but a hot meal is always a nice treat!  

What about Pinterest?

I love Pinterest!  I am a pinning machine- you should see my kids' birthday parties!  I love it when you share your boards with me.  It helps give me an idea of the things that you like.  That being said I don't shoot off of a board or list.  Many of the photos are staged and styled and not physically possible during the hustle and bustle of a wedding day or other event. Plus they are someone else's work!  It's like I tell my 5 yr old, its not nice to copy cat.   But I am happy to create pictures inspired by your Pinterest board but we'll make them unique to you!
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